Destination guide

The riverfront setting of Old Lyme is ready to explore

Enjoy the jazz and other features of Old Lyme. Renowned for its riverfront, beaches and lake, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Old Lyme

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Old Lyme a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Essex Steam Train (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Chamard Vineyards (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Machimoodus State Park (12.4 mi / 20 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Old Lyme

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Old Lyme is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rocky Neck State Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Gillette Castle State Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Harvey's Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Plattwood Park (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • McCook Point Beach (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Old Lyme

The nearest airport is in New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), located 14.7 mi (23.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 17.1 mi (27.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Old Lyme?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 362 holiday rentals near Old Lyme. From 223 Houses to 102 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Old Lyme for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Old Lyme?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Old Lyme:

  • Saybrook Manor: 35 holiday homes
  • Niantic: 165 holiday homes
  • Westbrook Center: 64 holiday homes
  • Noank: 295 holiday homes
  • Madison Center: 37 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Old Lyme?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Old Lyme. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Goose Island: 687 holiday rentals
  • Florence Griswold Museum: 776 holiday rentals
  • Lyme Academy of Fine Arts: 797 holiday rentals
  • Richard Douglass House: 648 holiday rentals
  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards: 555 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Old Lyme?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 223 Houses in Old Lyme. Our other popular types of Old Lyme holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 102 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 102 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 102 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Old Lyme?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 33 holiday homes with pool available in Old Lyme. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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