Destination guide

Travel to friendly New Britain

The area's museums and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in New Britain. This welcoming and scenic city is known for its bars, shopping and restaurants. Lake Compounce and Mark Twain House are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around New Britain

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes New Britain a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Compounce (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Shuttle Meadow County Club (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Hawks Landing Country Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Timberlin Golf Course (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Checkered Flag Raceway (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in New Britain

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, New Britain is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bushnell Park (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Walnut Hill Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Hungerford Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Batterson Park Pond (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Mill Pond Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Crescent Lake (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around New Britain

Fly into Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

Where to stay around New Britain?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 47 holiday lettings near New Britain. From 23 Houses to 22 Condos/Apartments, 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 Britain is on HomeAway.

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

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 Britain:

  • Terryville: 46 holiday homes
  • Moodus: 48 holiday homes
  • Portland: 53 holiday homes
  • East Hampton: 55 holiday homes
  • Mount Southington Ski Area: 111 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 Britain?

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

  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium: 87 holiday lettings
  • New Britain Industrial Museum: 81 holiday lettings
  • Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park: 80 holiday lettings
  • New Britain Youth Museum: 86 holiday lettings
  • New Britain Museum of American Art: 86 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around New Britain 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 Britain?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 23 Houses in New Britain. Our other popular types of New Britain holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 21 self catering accommodations

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in New Britain. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.