Destination guide

The riverside setting of Old Lyme is ready to explore

Enjoy the jazz and other features of Old Lyme. Renowned for its riverfront, beaches and lake, 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 Old Lyme

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Old Lyme a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Essex Steam Train (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Chamard Vineyards (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Machimoodus State Park (12.4 mi / 20 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Old Lyme

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

  • Rocky Neck State Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Gillette Castle State Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Harvey's Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Plattwood Park (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • McCook Point Beach (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Old Lyme

The nearest airport is in New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), located 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 17.1 mi (27.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Old Lyme?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 396 house rentals near Old Lyme. From 237 Houses to 115 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Old Lyme for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Old Lyme?

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 Old Lyme:

  • Uncasville: 214 vacation rentals
  • Niantic: 427 vacation rentals
  • Portland: 22 vacation rentals
  • Westbrook Center: 71 vacation rentals
  • Madison Center: 39 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 Old Lyme?

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

  • Florence Griswold Museum: 892 home rentals
  • Lenz Winery: 3,666 home rentals
  • Mohegan Sun Arena: 530 home rentals
  • Senator Thomas J Dodd Memorial Stadium: 295 home rentals
  • Connecticut College: 694 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Old Lyme 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 Old Lyme?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 237 Houses in Old Lyme. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Old Lyme include:

  • Cottages: 115 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 115 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 115 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Old Lyme?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 32 vacation homes with pool available in Old Lyme.

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