Destination guide

Travel to lively Coastal Connecticut

Come and experience Coastal Connecticut and its live music, theater scene and museums. Renowned for its casino gaming, aquarium and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. East Rock Park and Yale Bowl are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Coastal Connecticut

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Coastal Connecticut a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Compounce (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • Gouveia Winery (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Bishops Orchard and Winery (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Connecticut Sportsplex (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Coastal Connecticut

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Coastal Connecticut is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • East Rock Park (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Bushnell Park (27 mi / 43.5 km)
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Wharton Brook State Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Chaffinch Island State Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Millers Pond State Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Coastal Connecticut

Fly into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), the closest airport, located 11.8 mi (19 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), which is 23.3 mi (37.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Guilford Station, Wallingford Station and Meriden Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Coastal Connecticut?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,409 vacation rentals near Coastal Connecticut. From 914 Houses to 159 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Coastal Connecticut are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Coastal Connecticut?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Coastal Connecticut. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New York: 5,664 vacation rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,051 vacation rentals
  • The Hamptons: 4,039 vacation rentals
  • Montauk: 1,406 vacation rentals
  • New Jersey: 9,296 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Coastal Connecticut! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Coastal Connecticut?

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

  • New York: 5,664 rentals
  • Montauk: 1,406 rentals
  • Block Island: 79 rentals
  • Fire Island: 753 rentals
  • East Hampton: 3,038 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Coastal Connecticut?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Coastal Connecticut are:

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 5,627 vacation rentals
  • Francis S Gabreski Airport (FOK): 1,904 vacation rentals
  • Poughkeepsie, NY (POU-Dutchess County): 298 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Coastal Connecticut?

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

  • Times Square: 5,597 rentals
  • Central Park: 3,923 rentals
  • Misquamicut State Beach: 361 rentals
  • United States Military Academy: 148 rentals
  • Montauk Point: 797 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coastal Connecticut listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Coastal Connecticut

New York
5,664 vacation rentals
Montauk
1,406 vacation rentals
Block Island
79 vacation rentals
Fire Island
753 vacation rentals
East Hampton
3,038 vacation rentals
The Village of Southampton
2,597 vacation rentals
Sag Harbor
2,902 vacation rentals
Mystic
490 vacation rentals
Westerly
517 vacation rentals
Charlestown
1,046 vacation rentals
Greenport
995 vacation rentals
Old Lyme
393 vacation rentals
Westhampton Beach
1,031 vacation rentals
Old Saybrook
352 vacation rentals
Hampton Bays
2,468 vacation rentals
Peconic
571 vacation rentals
Shelter Island
2,541 vacation rentals
Madison
346 vacation rentals
Milford
158 vacation rentals
New Paltz
252 vacation rentals