Destination guide

Friendly Watertown will entice you

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Watertown. This welcoming city has many special qualities. 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 and around Watertown

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Watertown a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Compounce (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Quassy Amusement Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Woodbury Ski Area (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Haight-Brown Vineyard (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Steep Rock Preserve (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Watertown

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Watertown is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Black Rock State Park (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Flanders Nature Center (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Waterbury Green (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Holy Land USA (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Peterson Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Watertown

Fly into Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), the closest airport, located 9.7 mi (15.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Danbury, CT (DXR-Danbury Municipal), which is 25.4 mi (40.8 km) away.

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

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

  • Black Rock State Park: 175 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut Valley Winery: 176 vacation rentals
  • Quinnipiac University: 251 vacation rentals
  • Lake Compounce: 121 vacation rentals
  • Lime Rock Park: 420 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 50 Houses in Watertown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Watertown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 6 rentals available
  • Cabins: 16 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 Watertown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 28 vacation rentals with pool available in Watertown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.