Destination guide

New England adventures in Fairfield County

Nestled between New York and New Haven on Long Island Sound, Fairfield County serves up a vibe that's as sophisticated as it is family-friendly. Coastal cities such as Greenwich and Norwalk feature pretty parks and pristine beaches, though the lakes and museums in Danbury and New Fairfield offer ample reasons to explore a little further inland. If you're looking for the perfect pad, you'll find Fairfield County vacation rentals are the ideal base for exploring Connecticut and New England.

Activities

Foodie treats in Fairfield County

Enjoying the delights of Fairfield County couldn't be easier thanks to Connecticut's fabulous array of trails. Not hiking trails, though you'll find them plentiful, too, but trails that lead curious travelers along well-trodden sightseeing paths to the state's best bits. Pizza and chocolate trails sit alongside farmers' market and chowder trails, offering tasty treats for foodies, though if you prefer your refreshments in liquid form, you might choose to hit the wine trail instead. Traveling with kids? You're just a giant footprint away from serious fun thanks to the family-friendly dinosaur trail.

Weather

Fabulous falls in Fairfield County

Pictures are rarely prettier than the one painted by fall as it casts its fiery glow across Connecticut. In Fairfield County, the spectacle kicks off in earnest by early November and is perhaps best seen at Indian Well and Sherwood Island State Parks. The season brings with it an influx of leaf peepers, so if you want to secure your preferred destination, it pays to plan your adventures early. If sunny skies and sandy beaches are on the agenda, you should look at the availability of Fairfield County vacation rentals during the blissful summer months of July and August.

Natural features

Outdoor adventures in Fairfield County

Kayaking newbies can find a relaxed setting at Greenwich Cove, while old hands often head right out into Long Island Sound, where the scene is memorable at sunset. Beach days on the agenda? Find miles of beautiful coastline on the doorstep of your Fairfield County vacation rental. You'll discover as many family-friendly spots loaded with amenities as you will unspoiled stretches, where seclusion comes easy. A favorite spot for those in need of a little downtime is Long Beach, a coastal barrier beach surrounded by meadows that are teeming with bird life.

Where to stay around Fairfield County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 231 vacation rentals near Fairfield County. From 177 Houses to 13 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fairfield County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fairfield County?

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

  • Candlewood Lake: 121 vacation rentals
  • Stamford: 256 vacation rentals
  • Greenwich: 265 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield: 244 vacation rentals
  • Westport: 157 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Fairfield County! 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 Fairfield County?

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 Fairfield County:

  • Stamford: 256 rentals
  • Greenwich: 265 rentals
  • Fairfield: 244 rentals
  • Westport: 157 rentals
  • Norwalk: 280 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 Fairfield County?

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

  • Igor I Sikorsky Mem Airport (BDR): 290 vacation rentals
  • Danbury Municipal Airport (DXR): 204 vacation rentals
  • Stamford Amtrak Station Airport (ZTF): 269 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 Fairfield County?

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

  • Compo Beach: 274 rentals
  • Jennings Beach: 265 rentals
  • Historic South Norwalk: 252 rentals
  • Penfield Beach: 263 rentals
  • Short Beach: 305 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fairfield County 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 Fairfield County

Stamford
256 vacation rentals
Greenwich
265 vacation rentals
Fairfield
244 vacation rentals
Westport
157 vacation rentals
Norwalk
280 vacation rentals
Danbury
345 vacation rentals
Bridgeport
426 vacation rentals
New Fairfield
95 vacation rentals
New Canaan
319 vacation rentals
Darien
148 vacation rentals
Stratford
262 vacation rentals
Ridgefield
376 vacation rentals
Newtown
235 vacation rentals
Shelton
133 vacation rentals
Brookfield
92 vacation rentals
Weston
134 vacation rentals
Wilton
160 vacation rentals
Sherman
57 vacation rentals
Old Greenwich
113 vacation rentals
Bethel
61 vacation rentals