Destination guide

Friendly Bristol will entice you

The lake and parks create a pretty picture of Bristol. Travelers like the restaurants, bars and shopping in this welcoming and relaxing city. Lake Compounce and Mark Twain House are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Bristol

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Bristol has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Compounce (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Hawks Landing Country Club (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Winding Trails (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Mount Southington Ski Area (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Shuttle Meadow County Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Timberlin Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bristol

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bristol is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bushnell Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Bracket Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Page Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Wilson Playground (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Rockwell Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Casey Field (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), located 15.5 mi (25 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), which is 17.4 mi (27.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Bristol?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 31 vacation rentals near Bristol. From 21 Houses to 4 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bristol for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bristol?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bristol:

  • Winsted: 29 vacation rentals
  • Falls Village: 146 vacation rentals
  • Portland: 22 vacation rentals
  • Bantam: 108 vacation rentals
  • Terryville: 51 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bristol?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bristol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pine Lake Park: 108 vacation rentals
  • Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum: 151 vacation rentals
  • New England Carousel Museum: 132 vacation rentals
  • Bristol Commons Shopping Center: 134 vacation rentals
  • Casey Field: 120 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bristol listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bristol?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 21 Houses in Bristol. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bristol include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bristol?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Bristol. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.