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Weekend Getaway in Connecticut

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Fantastic Destinations to Discover During Weekend Getaways in Connecticut

Connecticut is packed with museums, beaches, parks, and aquariums. Its coastal cities of New London, Fairfield, Greenwich, and New Haven draw travelers from around the world. Come to discover zoos, clubs, classic eateries, and events highlighting the amazing local culture and music.

City Breaks in Connecticut: Top Accommodations

Apartment Waterford
Aug 24 - Aug 31
$160 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Rental Apartment in Waterford

5.0
Outstanding (3 ratings)
Waterford, New London County, Connecticut
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Cottage New Fairfield
Aug 9 - Aug 16
$196 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Pleasant Cottage in New Fairfield with Exquisite Garden + Mountain Views

4.8
Outstanding (114 ratings)
New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
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House Bolton
Sep 7 - Sep 14
$623 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

House in Bolton with L-Shaped Pool + Farm Views

5.0
Outstanding (11 ratings)
Bolton, Hartford County, Connecticut
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The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Connecticut

The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Connecticut

Weekend getaways in Connecticut are great at any time of the year. Every season brings opportunities to indulge in fun outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and swimming.

  • 1. Hartford

    Make sure you visit the state's capital to see the Mark Twain House & Museum, which dates back to 1874. Its thousands of historical artifacts include the desk where Twain penned some of his most famous works. Visit Keney Park for golfing and cycling. On a rainy day, head to Westfarms Shopping Center between West Hartford and Farmington. The mall has more than 160 stores, including restaurants.

  • 2. Kent

    Travel to this Litchfield County town to visit Hopkins Vineyard, where you can learn about its product and even taste some of the varieties available. Afterward, head to Cobble Mount's numerous hiking trails and delight in scenic views of the woods.

  • 3. Westport

    Visit Westport's Calf Pasture Beach for a relaxing walk or some fishing. To swim, head to Southport Beach, where there are lifeguards. You'll also be treated to excellent sunset views.

  • 4. Bridgeport

    Visit Bridgeport's Housatonic Museum of Art and explore its exhibitions and sculpture garden. Alternatively, head to Jennings Beach to stroll along its wide stretch of sand, cool off in the water, or stop for refreshments at the snack bar.

  • 5. Danbury

    When in Danbury, explore nearby Bennetts Pond State Park's miles of hiking trails. Go bow hunting in season, or bike around the bark. To cool off, stop for a dip at Martin Park Beach. In the evening, go to Happy Landings Protected Open Space to relax while enjoying fantastic sunset views. The area is pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Connecticut

Cottage Griswold
Aug 31 - Sep 7
-39%
$299
$182 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cottage in Griswold with Grill, Patio & Yard + Waterfront Views

5.0
Outstanding (46 ratings)
Griswold, New London County, Connecticut
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Cottage Westbrook Center
Sep 21 - Sep 28
$265 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Westbrook Center with Yard, Patio & Grill + Beautiful Views

4.8
Outstanding (32 ratings)
Westbrook Center, Westbrook, Connecticut
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Cottage Old Lyme
Jul 13 - Jul 20
$307 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Old Lyme with Yard

5.0
Outstanding (20 ratings)
Old Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Connecticut

Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Connecticut

With plenty of clubs and events to choose from, you'll never run out of things to do on weekend getaways in Connecticut. Explore the area's attractions with friends or interact with locals.

  • 1. Visit the Connecticut Science Center

    Adults and children alike will love this nine-story museum in Hartford. Explore its over 100 hands-on exhibits and attend live demonstrations. Kids can learn all about science in the educational lab onsite.

  • 2. See animals at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

    This Bridgeport attraction is home to exotic birds, Siberian tigers, grey foxes, American alligators, wolves, amphibians, and reptiles, among other fascinating creatures.

  • 3. Chill at the Side Door Jazz Club

    At this classic jazz club in Old Lyme, you can listen to great music by local bands as you sip cocktails. Check the club's schedule in advance.

  • 4. Attend the Hartbeat Music Festival

    If your weekend getaway happens to be during the first week of September, attend this Hartford festival for a taste of local music, cuisine, and beer.

  • 5. Go to the Mystic Aquarium

    Head to this Stonington attraction to see penguins, Steller sea lions, and New England's only beluga whales. Explore their special exhibits on everything from jellyfish to dinosaurs.

Recommended Accommodations for City Breaks in Connecticut

House Clinton
Jan 10 - Jan 17
-54%
$345
$160 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Clinton with Patio & Grill

4.9
Outstanding (40 ratings)
Clinton, Middlesex County, Connecticut
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House Coventry Lake
Jan 10 - Jan 17
$202 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Charming House in Coventry Lake with Electric Fireplace + Panoramic Views

5.0
Outstanding (55 ratings)
Coventry Lake, Coventry, Connecticut
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House Pawcatuck
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$149 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Pawcatuck with Yard, Patio & Grill

4.7
Excellent (159 ratings)
Pawcatuck, Stonington, Connecticut
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Connecticut

What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Connecticut

By packing everything you'll need on your Connecticut weekend getaway, you'll have more time to explore its fascinating destinations.

  • 1. Fishing equipment

    If you're planning a day on the water at Calf Pasture Beach in Westport, carry hooks, fishing nets, bait, and rods.

  • 2. Driver's license

    Having a valid driver's license allows for self-driving vacations, possibly the best way to see some of Connecticut's smaller towns.

  • 3. Swimming suits

    Southport Beach, Harveys Beach, and Ocean Beach Park make great venues for swimming. Pack your bathing suit so that you don't miss out on the fun.

  • 4. A book about Connecticut

    To pack in as much adventure as possible in your weekend getaway, consider packing a guidebook, such as Andi Marie Cantele's Explorer's Guide Connecticut or Cindi D. Pietrzyk's Connecticut Off the Beaten Path.

  • 5. Clothing

    If your weekend getaway is during summer, pack light clothes such as shorts, linen shirts, and dresses. For winter visits, heavier apparel such as hoodies, jackets, and pants are a must.

Top Offers for City Breaks in Connecticut

House Griswold
Sep 6 - Sep 13
$249 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Griswold with Yard, Patio & Grill + Beautiful Views

4.6
Excellent (91 ratings)
Griswold, New London County, Connecticut
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House Old Lyme
Oct 18 - Oct 25
$134 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Family Friendly Nice Vacation Home in Old Lyme with Yard & Patio + Ocean View

4.7
Excellent (52 ratings)
Old Lyme, New London County, Connecticut
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Cabin Voluntown
Aug 24 - Aug 31
$200 per night
Cabin ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Nice Cabin in Voluntown with Grill & Sauna

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut
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Information about Weekend Getaway in Connecticut

📏 Average home size 228 m²
💳 Highest rates in May
🛏️ Popular home types Apartment rental and House rental
🌡️ Hottest months July and August
❄️ Coldest months 21 °F in January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months December and January

Frequently Asked Questions

Weekend Getaway in Connecticut: What is the price per night for a stay?

HomeToGo offers ideal vacation homes, with rates as low as $85 per night.

Weekend Getaway in Connecticut: can I find a vacation home suitable for a group?

in Connecticut, large groups should consider House rental since they usually fit 8 guests.

How many accommodations are available to book for a weekend in Connecticut?

You can find more than 8,983 city break rentals available in Connecticut with nightly prices starting from $85 per night.

Weekend Getaway in Connecticut: what types of vacation homes can I find in Connecticut?

You can choose from 1,573 House rentals and 518 Apartment rentals available in Connecticut.

What is the average nightly price of a weekend getaway in Connecticut?

The cost of a vacation home in Connecticut for the weekend can range from $85 and can go up to $648 per night.

Do many vacation rentals in Connecticut offer a pool?

Absolutely, over 36% accommodations in Connecticut come with a pool.

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