Destination guide

Travel to lively New London

The area's live music and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in New London. This city's university setting, casino gaming and beaches draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around New London

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes New London a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Shennecossett Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)

Seasonal weather in New London

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 80°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of New London

New London is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, New London is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Connecticut College Arboretum (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Eastern Point Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Waterford Beach Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Harkness Memorial State Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)

How to get to and around New London

Fly into New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is New London Union Station.

Where to stay around New London?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 717 holiday lettings near New London. From 451 Houses to 146 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near New London is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to New London?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New London:

  • Groton Long Point: 35 holiday homes
  • Niantic: 425 holiday homes
  • Old Mystic: 350 holiday homes
  • West Mystic: 74 holiday homes
  • Westside Norwich: 16 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New London?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in New London. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fort Trumbull State Park: 710 holiday lettings
  • Pequot Chapel: 801 holiday lettings
  • Connecticut College: 690 holiday lettings
  • Richard Douglass House: 708 holiday lettings
  • New London Union Station: 709 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around New London listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New London?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 451 Houses in New London. Our other popular types of New London holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 146 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 146 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 146 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in New London?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 54 holiday homes with pool available in New London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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