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Groton, CT
Travel Guide

Groton featuring a bridge and a river or creek

Friendliness and a warm welcome are guaranteed in this laid-back town famed for its revolutionary history and location between two rivers.

Historic Groton sits between the two estuaries of Mystic River and the Thames River, giving the town an island-like atmosphere. Visit to enjoy nationally famous historical sights, tranquil coastal retreats and scenic park spaces.

Picture yourself as Adrian Block, the Dutch explorer who mapped the coastline here as early as 1614. Travel back to an era of revolutionary battles at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park. In 1781, British forces landed here and fought the biggest battle ever to take place in Connecticut. Wander around the remains of an American fort and visit the Ebenezer Avery House, where wounded soldiers were sheltered.

Hop between Groton’s other important landmarks. The Submarine Force Library & Museum lets visitors board the first nuclear-powered submarine and learn about Connecticut’s boatbuilding industry. Wander through the halls of Avery-Copp House, a colonial-style timber home built in the early 1800s.

Relax along the coast of Connecticut. Esker Point Beach is a peaceful, sandy spot with safe swimming and quiet picnic spots, as well as open-air summer concerts. Take your family to the lifeguard-patrolled Eastern Point Beach at the mouth of the Thames River.

Enjoy outdoor adventures at destinations such as Haley Farm State Park, which is covered in biking and hiking trails. Pets are welcome in the Copp Family Park, which features forests and wetlands for scenic walks.

Explore the old-world village of Noank, in the southeastern part of the town. Here, the Sylvan Street Museum traces the maritime history of this community while the Noank Village Boatyard is one of the state’s most picturesque harbors.

Experience the local character at its strongest on Groton City Day. This spirited event takes place on the first Friday in August, when town officials and politicians cook for the local community while fun events are put on for families.

Fly into Tweed New Haven Airport and drive for an hour to reach Groton. Come in fall to enjoy the parks in the area featuring colorful seasonal foliage.

Gold Star Inn & Suites
Gold Star Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
605 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT
The price is ¥6,832 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Groton, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Naval Submarine Base New London, and The Submarine Force Library ...
3.2/5 (970 reviews)
"Average hotel, nothing special.. a place to sleep"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Gold Star Inn & Suites
Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa
Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
625 North Rd, Groton, CT
The price is ¥29,765 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Bluff Point State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mystic Seaport and Olde Mistick Village. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (901 reviews)
"2nd time. Everything was great."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa
Baymont by Wyndham Groton/Mystic
Baymont by Wyndham Groton/Mystic
2.5 out of 5
360 CT Route 12, Groton, CT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,091 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Located in the heart of Groton, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Naval Submarine Base New London and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from United States Coast Guard Academy. ...
3.8/5Good! (973 reviews)
"There was a boarded up Dunkin Donuts shared by the property which looked bad for business"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Groton/Mystic
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.
Convenient Studio in the Heart of Groton
Convenient Studio in the Heart of Groton
Groton, CT
The price is ¥9,848 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Groton, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Hygienic Art Gallery, and Richard Douglass House. ...
Convenient Studio in the Heart of Groton
10 min to Eastern Point Beach . Pauls Pasta Walking Distance and Norms Dinner
10 min to Eastern Point Beach . Pauls Pasta Walking Distance and Norms Dinner
Groton, CT
Situated in Groton, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Hygienic Art Gallery, and Richard Douglass House. Garde ...
10 min to Eastern Point Beach . Pauls Pasta Walking Distance and Norms Dinner
Beautifully Remodeled 4 Bedroom Beach House in an Exclusive Beach Community
Beautifully Remodeled 4 Bedroom Beach House in an Exclusive Beach Community
Groton, CT
This family-friendly Groton vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Groton Long Point Main Beach and Esker Point Beach. Morgan Point Light is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Our stay
"The location is convenient and some of the amenities supplied by the owner were appreciated. The house sleeps six but is better suited for fewer people. It does not quite live up to the photos."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Beautifully Remodeled 4 Bedroom Beach House in an Exclusive Beach Community
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.

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