Destination guide

Norwalk oozes seaside charm

Norwalk is a place of bobbing fishing boats, salt-washed jetties, brick-built lighthouses, and charming stately municipal buildings, and it offers a welcome balance between small-town charm and the vibes of the big city. Norwalk vacation rentals could be quaint waterfront cabins or family-ready duplexes with speedy connections to New York, all of which will offer access to homey oyster shacks, arts centers, pretty coastal walks, and immersive children's museums.

Things to do

The attractions of the Atlantic in Norwalk

It's all about enjoying the Atlantic Ocean in Norwalk. Beautiful stretches of wide sand tip the end of South Norwalk at spots like Calf Pasture Beach and Shady Beach, while little oyster shacks shoulder above the salt-washed harbor-side in the heart of the town. Then there's The Maritime Aquarium, arguably the top attraction here, where seals and sharks and even an IMAX theater awaits – it's perfect for the whole family. Meanwhile, regular boat trips leave for handsome Sheffield Lighthouse during the summer, showcasing historic 19th-century maritime architecture and pretty nature trails alike.


Oysters and old seashores in Norwalk

Norwalk vacation rentals close to the seashore are perhaps the best located in this charming little town. They will offer the perfect base for catching boating excursions across the Long Island Sound, or for hopping between the historic lighthouses of South Norwalk. Oyster eating is ubiquitous here too, with the wealth of homey local seafood joints around the harbor coming alive each September with the annual Oyster festival. Then there are the beautiful dune-backed beaches to explore along the coast, and one of the most acclaimed aquarium exhibits in the whole region.


Hit Norwalk's beaches in the summer

If you're eager to enjoy long and lazy days wandering the shore, then why not go in search of Norwalk vacation rentals between the months of May and August? That's when the weather is at its best, and when the local beach parks are packed with sunbathing folk. And while Norwalk's coastline is certainly finest during the summertime, the town also looks great in the fall. From early September to October, the climate is still warm and dry, while there are also fun harvest festivals and the annual oyster festival to enjoy.

Natural features

Wander along the Connecticut coast in Norwalk

As Norwalk spills into the Long Island Sound, it splits into a series of small islands and peninsulas. That means there's plenty of beautiful Connecticut coastline to explore from the doorsteps of many a Norwalk vacation rental. It starts with the wide and powdery sands of Shady Beach, and carries along the secluded shores of Sheffield Island out at sea. If you're really looking to escape the town, then it might be better to head east to the Sherwood Island State Park. This protected reserve has quaint woods, picnic spots, dune habitats, and swaying fields of sea grasses.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Norwalk

Fly into Bridgeport, CT (BDR-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial), the closest airport, located 14.9 mi (24 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into White Plains, NY (HPN-Westchester County), which is 15.6 mi (25 km) away.

Where to stay around Norwalk?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 292 vacation rentals near Norwalk. From 227 Houses to 21 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 Norwalk for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Norwalk:

  • Rowayton: 15 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,419 vacation rentals
  • Devon / Walnut Beach: 29 vacation rentals
  • Newtown: 259 vacation rentals
  • Bethel: 58 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 Norwalk?

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

  • Historic South Norwalk: 278 vacation rentals
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children: 270 vacation rentals
  • Lockwood-Mathews Mansion: 272 vacation rentals
  • Norwalk City Hall: 289 vacation rentals
  • Norwalk Maritime Aquarium: 276 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Norwalk 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 Norwalk?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 227 Houses in Norwalk. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Norwalk include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 21 rentals available
  • Studios: 24 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 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 Norwalk?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 55 vacation rentals with pool available in Norwalk. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.