Niantic, CT

Travel Guide
Niantic featuring signage

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, 06357
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,925 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this motel in Niantic. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our ...
3.6/5 Good! (836 reviews)
"Basic clean accommodations. Area seems safe. Appreciate easy parking."

Reviewed on 2022/5/16

Motel 6 Niantic, CT - New London
Sleep Inn & Suites Niantic
Sleep Inn & Suites Niantic
2.5 out of 5
5 King Arthur Dr, Niantic, CT, 06357
The price is NT$2,527 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Niantic. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (991 reviews)
"Clean. Friendly staff. Close to stores. Did not like limited selection on tv channels."

Reviewed on 2022/5/11

Sleep Inn & Suites Niantic
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
3.5 out of 5
60 Grand St, Niantic, CT, 06357
The price is NT$6,191 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3.5-star beach B&B in Niantic. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (174 reviews)
"Great property lovely marina"

Reviewed on 2022/5/17

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cliffside Resort Condominiums
Cliffside Resort Condominiums
3 out of 5
61475 Route 48 (North Road), Greenport, NY, 11944
The price is NT$8,638 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3-star beach condo in Greenport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (132 reviews)
"Beautiful condos and close to town."

Reviewed on 2022/4/27

Cliffside Resort Condominiums
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Niantic

Cities near Niantic