Destination guide

Friendly Shelton will entice you

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Shelton. This welcoming and romantic city is known for its restaurants, shopping and university setting. Yale Bowl and East Rock Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Shelton

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Shelton a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great River Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Grassy Hill Country Club (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Beardsley Zoo (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Yale Golf Course (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Robert Treat Farm (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Shelton

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Shelton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • East Rock Park (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Osborndale State Park (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Roosevelt Forest (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Boothe Memorial Park and Museum (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Svihra Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Silver Sands State Park (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)

Traveling to and around Shelton

Fly into Bridgeport, CT (BDR-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial), the closest airport, located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), which is 12.1 mi (19.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Shelton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 116 holiday lettings near Shelton. From 85 Houses to 11 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shelton for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Shelton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 85 Houses in Shelton. Our other popular types of Shelton holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 11 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Shelton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 12 holiday homes with pool available in Shelton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.