Niantic, CT

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Embrace a gentle pace of life in idyllic, small-town Connecticut by visiting this picturesque village, known for its celebrated museums and beaches.

The village of Niantic oozes charm. Explore Main Street, a broad avenue running along the edge of Niantic Bay and home to an array of laid-back restaurants with sea views. Relax on this beautiful stretch of the Connecticut coastline and swim in the peaceful waters of Long Island Sound. While here, visit the delightful local museums and experience the community events held in this welcoming destination.

The village is named after the Nehantic Native Americans, who were the first occupants of the land. Explore the Smith-Harris House, an elegant Greek Revival home from the mid 19th century, to glimpse life in a different era and to browse exhibits on the history of Niantic.

Stroll along the Niantic Bay Boardwalk to soak up the relaxed coastal atmosphere of the village. Bring your camera for photos of Long Island Sound and pause on the white-sand beach for a moment of tranquility.

The Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is one of the most popular attractions in this region of Connecticut. Bring your whole family to enjoy the interactive exhibits in the museum, which features displays designed to stimulate the imagination and educate visitors about natural science.

Escape into the scenery of Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve. Just a short hike through the preserve will lead you to stunning views of the Niantic River. Look upward to see ospreys and bald eagles. Head back down to the water and relax at McCook Point Beach and Park. Walk along its coastal bluffs and down to its picnic points.

Meet local village residents at the Niantic Farmers Market. Vendors set up stalls just off Main Street every Thursday and sell wholesome prepared foods and fresh produce.

Niantic is located just 25 minutes away from Mystic by car and about 1 hour from Hartford. Once here, explore the quaint and compact community on foot to truly appreciate the atmosphere. Visit in spring or fall to avoid summer’s high temperatures and humidity.

Motel 6 Niantic, CT - New London
Motel 6 Niantic, CT - New London
2 out of 5
269 Flanders Rd, Niantic, CT, 06357
The price is $65 per night from May 26 to May 27
Stay at this motel in Niantic. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our ...
3.6/5 Good! (837 reviews)
"Basic clean accommodations. Area seems safe. Appreciate easy parking."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Motel 6 Niantic, CT - New London
Sleep Inn & Suites Niantic
Sleep Inn & Suites Niantic
2.5 out of 5
5 King Arthur Dr, Niantic, CT, 06357
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The price is $86 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Niantic. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (992 reviews)
"Clean. Friendly staff. Close to stores. Did not like limited selection on tv channels."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Sleep Inn & Suites Niantic
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
3.5 out of 5
60 Grand St, Niantic, CT, 06357
The price is $199 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3.5-star beach B&B in Niantic. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (174 reviews)
"Great property lovely marina"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
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Beach House
Beach House
Niantic, CT
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Niantic. Enjoy free WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Attawan Beach and McCook Point Beach ...
5/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Respite
"Wonderful stay in a wonderful cottage! Magical place to be for Christmas. Joe was extremely helpful and responsive."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Beach House
Romantic waterfront contemporary home "The Salty Rabbit”
Romantic waterfront contemporary home "The Salty Rabbit”
Niantic, CT
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Niantic. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Attawan Beach and McCook Point Beach are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Absolutely Fabulous
"Absolutely fabulous stay. This was my first time booking a vacation rental, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Communication was excellent. I really can't say enough nice things about either Kiri and Rob, or the house itself. The online pictures don't do it justice at all - especially ..."

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Romantic waterfront contemporary home "The Salty Rabbit”
Walk to beach. Black Point Beach Association Home, Niantic, Ct
Walk to beach. Black Point Beach Association Home, Niantic, Ct
Niantic, CT
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Niantic. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and an arcade/game room. Popular attractions Attawan Beach and McCook ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Excellent
"Very nice beautiful home excellent price would stay here again"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Walk to beach. Black Point Beach Association Home, Niantic, Ct
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