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Travel to friendly Niantic

Enjoy the live music and other features of Niantic. Well known for its casino gaming, beaches and shopping, this welcoming city won't disappoint. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Niantic

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Niantic has to offer. These 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 (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Shennecossett Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Essex Steam Train (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Niantic

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 80°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Niantic

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Niantic is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • McCook Point Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Rocky Neck State Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Pleasure Beach (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Harkness Memorial State Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Waterford Beach Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Niantic

Fly into New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), the closest airport, located 8.7 mi (13.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Niantic?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 166 house rentals around Niantic. From 102 Houses to 47 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Niantic is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Niantic:

  • Clearwater Beach: 94 vacation rentals
  • Culloden Shores: 60 vacation rentals
  • Westbrook Center: 64 vacation rentals
  • Groton Long Point: 33 vacation rentals
  • Barnes Landing: 43 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Niantic?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Niantic. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rocky Neck State Park: 967 home rentals
  • The Book Barn: 753 home rentals
  • Tumbleweeds: 744 home rentals
  • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut: 747 home rentals
  • McCook Point Beach: 804 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Niantic listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Niantic?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 102 Houses in Niantic. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Niantic include:

  • Cottages: 47 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 47 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 47 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Niantic?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation homes with pool available in Niantic.

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