Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Waterford

The beaches and gardens create a pretty picture of Waterford. Renowned for its casino gaming, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Waterford

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Waterford a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Shennecossett Golf Course (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Norwich Golf Course (10.5 mi / 17 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Waterford

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Waterford is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Connecticut College Arboretum (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Pleasure Beach (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • McCook Point Beach (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Harkness Memorial State Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Waterford

The nearest airport is in New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 9.6 mi (15.4 km) away.

Where to stay near Waterford?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 520 house rentals near Waterford. From 317 Houses to 124 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Waterford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Waterford?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Waterford:

  • West Mystic: 71 vacation rentals
  • Westside Norwich: 15 vacation rentals
  • Niantic: 171 vacation rentals
  • Old Saybrook Center: 19 vacation rentals
  • Westbrook Center: 63 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Waterford?

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

  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center: 905 home rentals
  • Waterford Beach Park: 930 home rentals
  • Crystal Mall: 658 home rentals
  • Waterford Speedbowl: 616 home rentals
  • Harkness Memorial State Park: 960 home rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 317 Houses in Waterford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Waterford include:

  • Cottages: 124 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 44 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 124 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Waterford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation homes with pool available in Waterford.

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