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Niantic
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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
The price is £51 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated by the ocean, this motel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Cedar Ridge Golf Course and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut. Hole-in-the-Wall ...
3.6/5Good! (723 reviews)
"What really impressed us was that they had wood flooring"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Motel 6 Niantic, CT - New London
Sleep Inn & Suites
Sleep Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
5 King Arthur Dr, Niantic, CT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £74 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in Niantic, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Cedar Ridge Golf Course and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut. Amtrak Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)
"The room was clean and the building is non smoking which is great. There was an indoor pool, laundry. The breakfast was subpar but at least it was offered. There was a mini fridge and microwave in the room. The front desk staff was nice."

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Sleep Inn & Suites
Aderi Hotel Niantic
Aderi Hotel Niantic
2 out of 5
239 Flanders Road, Niantic, CT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £62 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Cedar Ridge Golf Course and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut. Hole-in-the-Wall ...
3.3/5 (653 reviews)
Two good stays!
"This was my second time staying at the Aderi for work nearby. Both times have been quite pleasant. The room was comfortable, and the service at the desk was excellent. Both my stays have been in the last year during Covid times and the hotel has been quiet and safe."

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2021

Aderi Hotel Niantic
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Black Point Beach Association Home, Niantic, Ct
Black Point Beach Association Home, Niantic, Ct
20 Sea Spray Ave, Niantic, CT
This family-friendly Niantic holiday home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Attawan Beach and McCook Point Beach. Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut and Hole-in-the-Wall ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Lovely Location
"Wonderful location! The beach was perfect for our young family!"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2021

Black Point Beach Association Home, Niantic, Ct
Beautiful Crescent Beach House!
Beautiful Crescent Beach House!
59 Terrace Ave, Niantic, CT
This family-friendly Niantic holiday home is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of McCook Point Beach and Attawan Beach. Childrens Museum of Southeastern ...
5/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Great Weekend
"We had a great time. The house was adorable and well kept. It's in a great location--close to the town of Niantic and local beaches and only a 20 minute drive to Mystic. We really appreciated the fact that we could text any questions we had directly to the owner and she responded quickly. We did ..."

Reviewed on 19 May 2021

Beautiful Crescent Beach House!
Niantic Home w/ Patio+grill - 2 Mi. to Beach!
Niantic Home w/ Patio+grill - 2 Mi. to Beach!
218 West Main Street, Niantic, CT
Situated in Niantic, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Rocky Neck State Park, Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut and McCook Point Beach. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Trip to visit family after Covid lockdown
"We spent a wonderful week with our children and grandchildren whom we hadn’t seen for a year and a half! It was just what we needed after 2020! The location was perfect since our family is spread across CT!"

Reviewed on 10 May 2021

Niantic Home w/ Patio+grill - 2 Mi. to Beach!
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