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 near Coastal Connecticut?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,421 house rentals near Coastal Connecticut. From 923 Houses to 153 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Coastal Connecticut is 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: 5,903 vacation rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,215 vacation rentals
  • New York: 18,099 vacation rentals
  • The Hamptons: 4,062 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,060 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 travelling 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: 5,903 rentals
  • Montauk: 1,396 rentals
  • The Village of Southampton: 2,627 rentals
  • New Haven: 485 rentals
  • Mystic: 496 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 travelling 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 lodging choices in Coastal Connecticut are:

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 5,881 home rentals
  • Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field): 1,618 home rentals
  • New York, NY (JRE-East 60th Street Heliport): 5,864 home 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 holiday in Coastal Connecticut?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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: 5,847 vacation homes
  • Central Park: 4,060 vacation homes
  • Misquamicut State Beach: 369 vacation homes
  • East Hampton Main Beach: 3,517 vacation homes
  • Columbus Circle: 5,846 vacation homes

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
5,903 vacation rentals
Montauk
1,396 vacation rentals
The Village of Southampton
2,627 vacation rentals
New Haven
485 vacation rentals
Mystic
496 vacation rentals
East Hampton
3,067 vacation rentals
North Bergen
5,169 vacation rentals
Fire Island
773 vacation rentals
Sag Harbor
2,928 vacation rentals
Stamford
285 vacation rentals
Block Island
86 vacation rentals
Bethpage
42 vacation rentals
Hampton Bays
2,486 vacation rentals
Milford
160 vacation rentals
New London
720 vacation rentals
Newburgh
563 vacation rentals
Tarrytown
193 vacation rentals
Fairfield
249 vacation rentals
Croton-on-Hudson
85 vacation rentals
Kent
184 vacation rentals