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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Coastal Connecticut?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,419 house rentals around Coastal Connecticut. From 918 Houses to 162 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break 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: 5,913 vacation rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,233 vacation rentals
  • New York: 18,051 vacation rentals
  • The Hamptons: 4,051 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,052 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: 5,913 rentals
  • Montauk: 1,403 rentals
  • The Village of Southampton: 2,619 rentals
  • New Haven: 480 rentals
  • Mystic: 490 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): 5,874 home rentals
  • Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field): 1,613 home rentals
  • New York, NY (JRE-East 60th Street Heliport): 5,849 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: 5,844 vacation homes
  • Central Park: 4,023 vacation homes
  • Misquamicut State Beach: 358 vacation homes
  • East Hampton Main Beach: 3,501 vacation homes
  • Arthur Ashe Stadium: 5,850 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
5,913 vacation rentals
Montauk
1,403 vacation rentals
The Village of Southampton
2,619 vacation rentals
New Haven
480 vacation rentals
Mystic
490 vacation rentals
East Hampton
3,056 vacation rentals
North Bergen
5,121 vacation rentals
Fire Island
751 vacation rentals
Sag Harbor
2,921 vacation rentals
Stamford
293 vacation rentals
Block Island
78 vacation rentals
Bethpage
45 vacation rentals
Hampton Bays
2,492 vacation rentals
Milford
158 vacation rentals
New London
708 vacation rentals
Newburgh
549 vacation rentals
Tarrytown
195 vacation rentals
Fairfield
251 vacation rentals
Croton-on-Hudson
86 vacation rentals
Kent
181 vacation rentals