Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in New London, CT that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $50 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in New London. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

From whalers to weekenders

Set on the Thames River, New London is brimming with seafaring charm. While it was once one of the country's busiest whaling ports, today New London is a top family-friendly destination. As part of America's New England region there's a wealth of history to discover. You can stroll around Mystic seaport, climb aboard a fully rigged tall ship and explore historic sea forts. Planning a weekend away? From airy beach houses to luxury seaside cottages, New London vacation rentals promise a local experience in New England.

Things to do

Touch base with the US Coast Guard

Training the creme de la creme, the US Coast Guard is one of the world's most respected uniformed services. Find out more about their duties at the US Coast Guard Academy & Museum. For the best views in town, head to Fort Trumbull State Park. It guards the mouth of the Thames and was once an integral part of New England's coastal defense system. Today you can stroll along the scenic paths, fish off the pier or sign up for a guided tour.


Explore New London's Waterfront Historic District

Get your bearings with a stroll around the Waterfront Historic District. It hugs the banks of the Thames and is lined with breezy cafes, colorful boutiques and laid-back lobster shacks. One of the best ways to discover New London is by water. From whale-watching cruises to tall ship tours, it's easy to dive headfirst into New London's seafaring legacy. For a taste of life at sea, sign up for an overnight sail. No visit is complete without a day at Mystic Seaport. Most visitors fall hard for the postcard-perfect town, so why not stay local with New London vacation rentals?


Dive into New England's events calendar

With long days and endless sunshine, summer is high season in New London. It's a great time to explore the Waterfront Historic District, sail in the harbor or day trip to Mystic seaport. There's also a lively summer events calendar to enjoy, from food truck festivals and outdoor concerts to sailing regattas and 4th of July fireworks. Of course, with New London vacation rentals, catching rays on your private sun deck is always an option. Spring and fall bring clear skies and crisp temperatures, while winter means windswept walks on the beach and cozy nights in by the fire.

Natural features

A sanctuary for whales

New London is set on the banks of the Thames River, and is part of America's historic New England region. With its deep-water harbor and direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, New London was once one of the world's biggest whaling ports. Today, the seaport has swapped harpoons for eco-friendly whale-watching cruises. Summer is peak whale-watching season, when pods of humpback, finback, right and minke whales flock to feed on mackerel, herring and krill.

How to get there

How to get to and around New London

Fly into New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is New London Union Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around New London, CT?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 650 vacation rentals around New London. From 550 house rentals to 68 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to New London?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in New London. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Coast Guard Academy: 659 vacation rentals
  • New London Ferry Dock: 659 vacation rentals
  • Monte Cristo Cottage: 679 vacation rentals
  • New London Union Station: 659 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut College: 655 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New London listed on Vrbo 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 New London?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 550 Houses in New London. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New London include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 68 rentals available
  • Cottages: 118 rentals available
  • Cabins: 118 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New London?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 67 vacation rentals with pool available in New London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.