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

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 highlights

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)
Transport

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 around Waterford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 503 holiday lettings near Waterford. From 310 Houses to 117 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 Waterford is on HomeAway.

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

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 Waterford:

  • Mystic: 471 holiday homes
  • Old Mystic: 23 holiday homes
  • West Mystic: 80 holiday homes
  • Westside Norwich: 16 holiday homes
  • Niantic: 161 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 Waterford?

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

  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center: 867 holiday lettings
  • Waterford Beach Park: 850 holiday lettings
  • Crystal Mall: 623 holiday lettings
  • Waterford Speedbowl: 588 holiday lettings
  • Harkness Memorial State Park: 934 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Waterford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 310 Houses in Waterford. Our other popular types of Waterford holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 117 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 44 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 117 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Waterford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 30 holiday homes with pool available in Waterford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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