Destination guide

Recharge your batteries in Clinton

Set on Long Island Sound, Clinton is brimming with history, culture and coastal charm. It's anchored by the characterful Clinton Village Historic District where you'll find a treasure trove of 18th-century architecture. There are also plenty of opportunities to connect with nature, from relaxing on sun-drenched Clinton Town Beach to paddling on the Indian River Marina. Whether you want to escape Manhattan for the weekend or are road tripping around the States, Clinton vacation rentals offer a great way to recharge the batteries.

Things to do

Museum hopping in Clinton

For a glimpse at the town's colorful history, don't miss the attractions run by the Clinton Historical Society. The Buell Tool Museum showcases fascinating colonial artifacts, while the 1750 Elisha White House is filled with antique furniture, oil paintings, toys and hand-sewn quilts. Visitors are welcome to wander around the society's beautifully kept herb and flower gardens that were once used by early American settlers. Just a short drive out of town is Chamard Vineyards. From its luscious reds and fruity whites to its elegant on-site bistro, it's quickly emerging as one of Connecticut's top food and wine destinations.


Discover the Clinton Village Historic District

One of the best ways to soak up the atmosphere is with a stroll around the Clinton Village Historic District. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and enchants visitors with cafes, antique stores and clapboard churches. On a sunny day, there's no better place to cool off than Clinton Town Beach. With sweeping views of Long Island Sound, it's a great place to swim, kayak or top up your tan. If you don't want to share your patch of sand, simply snag a Clinton vacation rentals cottage set right on the shoreline.


Slip into summer at Clinton Town Beach

Summer is high season in Clinton, when the coastal town is overflowing with locals and vacationers alike. Crowds peak from Memorial Day to Labor Day, when Clinton Town Beach is always packed. Want to stay just steps from the sand? Book a breezy Clinton vacation rentals beach cottage and you can stroll to the ocean in minutes. While it can get chilly, winter is a fantastic time to enjoy windswept walks on the beach and cozy nights by the fireplace.

Natural features

Cast a line in the bluefish capital of the world

While Clinton faces Long Island Sound, the town is well-protected by its own natural harbor. It's just 2 hours from New York City, which makes it a popular escape for locals in search of sun, sand and laid-back vibes. The coastal town is recognized as the bluefish capital of the world and is a hotspot for anglers. Just a short drive to the west is Hammonasset Beach State Park, where you'll find 2 miles of sandy shoreline. Kids will love the Meigs Point Nature Center, which runs guided walks, activities and programs throughout the year.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Clinton

The nearest airport is in New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), located 18.9 mi (30.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), which is 25.1 mi (40.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Clinton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 270 vacation rentals near Clinton. From 163 Houses to 75 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Clinton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Clinton:

  • Niantic: 421 vacation rentals
  • Westbrook Center: 69 vacation rentals
  • Saybrook Manor: 41 vacation rentals
  • Madison Center: 38 vacation rentals
  • Old Saybrook Center: 21 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 Clinton?

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

  • Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets: 842 vacation rentals
  • Indian River Marina: 899 vacation rentals
  • Chamard Vineyards: 782 vacation rentals
  • Adam Stanton House and General Store Museum: 899 vacation rentals
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park: 897 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 163 Houses in Clinton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Clinton include:

  • Cottages: 75 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 75 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 22 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Clinton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in Clinton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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