Durham Vacation Packages

Durham is a great place to visit while in New Haven, United States of America, a city of 130,000 people. This popular area lies 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the southwest of Hartford - Brainard Airport, and only 18 miles (29 kilometers) from the city centre.

Durham is within easy reach of a range of colorful New Haven’s well-known sights. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fascinating Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford and the ever-popular Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre. Two other interesting attractions close by Durham are the Dinosaur State Park and the Shuttle Meadow County Club.

Savvy travelers in Durham, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, will appreciate the nearby museums and theaters. In particular, you should make sure you check out Barnes Museum in Southington, the Knights of Columbus Museum and the Connecticut Children's Museum. See established and up-and-coming artists performing live at Webster Theater in Hartford, Shubert Theater and Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton. There are plenty of interesting galleries to enjoy nearby. In particular, don’t miss the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.

When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of New Haven, head to one of the many nearby outdoor areas. Immerse yourself in nature and see the locals at their relaxed best in tranquil places such as the Marsh Botanical Garden.

Some popular New Haven attractions are in and around the Durham area, such as the Holy Land USA in Waterbury, Harkness Tower and Wooster Square. If your spirit could do with a little renewal, you'll appreciate the peaceful atmosphere at Durham’s holy places like the First Church of Christ in Farmington.

A pleasant way to experience the natural environs is to book a round at one of the area’s best-loved golf courses such as the Hawks Landing Country Club in Southington.

If you could do with a spot of retail therapy, explore the various stores of the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury.

When the temperatures drops around New Haven, head to the hills and enjoy the snow-based activities at the Mount Southington Ski Area in Waterbury.

Rentschler Field, Hartford is the perfect place to experience New Haven’s passion for college football, and to see local heroes, the Connecticut Huskies, in all their glory. On game days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of blue, white and red, as college football fans gather to cheer on their home-grown heroes.

To really get to know Durham, think about staying at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Farmington Inn & Suites, the La Quinta Inn & Suites New Haven, and the popular Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

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