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StoningtonUnited States of America

This enchanting town features many of Connecticut’s greatest highlights, including a scenic, indented coastline and traditional maritime villages.

Stonington’s idyllic coastal villages capture the immense charm of Connecticut’s coast. Here, famous destinations such as Mystic and Stonington Borough offer tastes of tranquil New England life. Feel immediately at home among these warm and friendly communities. Travel throughout the area to encounter picturesque landmarks, charming streets and interactive museums.

Imagine being William Chesebrough, the pioneer who settled in Stonington with his small family in 1649, forming the town’s foundations. The area emerged into prosperity in the 19th century as it connected to major cities with the advent of rail and steamboat travel.

Visit the Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House, an elegant timber mansion from 1852, for a glimpse of the town’s trading past. The house displays artifacts from the life of “Captain Nat,” who became a ship’s master at 18 and had already discovered a section of Antarctica by his early 20s.

The Old Lighthouse Museum, a quaint gray stone structure on Stonington Point, has been aiding sailors in navigating the sound since 1840. Stand at the end of the point to see the three states of Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York at once.

Stroll around the village of Mystic and visit the Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, one of the country’s best maritime history museums. Board the Charles W. Morgan, a wooden whaling ship, and spend hours amid replica shipyards, a seafaring village and a planetarium. Take your family to the Mystic Aquarium to see beluga whales, penguins and alligators.

Stonington’s villages are interspersed with vast, often empty swaths of nature. Hike among the hills and hardwood forests of Barn Island Wildlife Management Area and watch the undergrowth for sightings of deer and waterfowl. Explore Knox Preserve and follow short trails on the edge of Quiambaug Cove.

Stonington is located on the eastern edge of Connecticut, bordering Rhode Island. Fly into T.F. Green Airport in Providence, about 45 minutes away by car. Stonington is a year-round destination. The borough remains a peaceful place to visit, even in peak tourism months.

Top Hotels in Stonington

Americas Best Value Inn Stonington Mystic
Americas Best Value Inn Stonington Mystic
2 out of 5
812 Stonington Rd, Stonington, CT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,770 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in the heart of Stonington, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Saltwater Farm Vineyard and within 3 mi (5 km) of Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House ...

2.3/5 (404 reviews)

"I like the everything including the animals and the properties"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Stonington Mystic
The Inn at Stonington
The Inn at Stonington
3.5 out of 5
60 Water Street, Stonington, CT
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Situated on the waterfront, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Stonington's Old Lighthouse Museum and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Saltwater Farm Vineyard. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)

"Quiet and relaxing. I liked that it wasn’t far from Mystic or Mohegan Sun. Enjoyed the wine and cheese hour."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

The Inn at Stonington
Villa Salt Acres | Mystic Stonington | Connecticut
Villa Salt Acres | Mystic Stonington | Connecticut
Stonington, CT
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Nestled on the beach, this Stonington vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stonington's Old Lighthouse Museum, Dubois Beach, and Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer ...

Villa Salt Acres | Mystic Stonington | Connecticut
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.

Vacation Rentals in Stonington

Villa Salt Acres | Mystic Stonington | Connecticut
Villa Salt Acres | Mystic Stonington | Connecticut
Stonington, CT

Nestled on the beach, this Stonington vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stonington's Old Lighthouse Museum, Dubois Beach, and Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer ...

Villa Salt Acres | Mystic Stonington | Connecticut
Stonington Cottage in the BORO-close to downtown Mystic, CT and Watch Hill, RI
Stonington Cottage in the BORO-close to downtown Mystic, CT and Watch Hill, RI
Stonington, CT

Located in the heart of Stonington, this historic cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House, Dubois Beach, and Stonington's ...

5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Wonderful weekend getaway!

"The boathouse was the perfect place for our spontaneous quiet weekend getaway. The cottage is very charming and exceptionally clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Communication with Deb was great and the small personal touches like fresh flowers and coffee / tea made us feel very ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Stonington Cottage in the BORO-close to downtown Mystic, CT and Watch Hill, RI
Comfortable Living in Casual 100 yr old Home, 10 min walk to Stonington Village
Comfortable Living in Casual 100 yr old Home, 10 min walk to Stonington Village
Stonington, CT
The price is ¥10,681 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated in Stonington, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Saltwater Farm Vineyard and Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House. Stonington's Old ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Our weekend getaway

"Charming house in Stonington, CT. The owner was expeditious in communicating back with any questions. It was centrally located to Mystic and Rhode Island. Enjoyed watching sunsets @ Dubois Beach and eating in nearby restaurants. My husband and I enjoyed our weekend in Stonington, CT."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2019

Comfortable Living in Casual 100 yr old Home, 10 min walk to Stonington Village
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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Reviews of Stonington

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5/5 - Excellent

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May 30, 2020

Love the area country side.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 20, 2019

Went to The Nordic.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 6, 2019

Expected New England area with stone fences.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 9, 2019

The historic and attractions were amazing.

4/5 - Good

Vacationer

Aug 5, 2019

It is a Mixed bag. Scenic, but not much to do aside from shopping or dining

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 4, 2019

The towns of Stonington/Mystic/Noank were very charming and picturesque. I would recommend a visit to anyone. Just do not stay at this particular Days Inn.

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