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Old Lyme overview

Old Lyme is a budget-friendly place distinct for its beaches and historical sites, and known for its casinos and shops. You're sure to find the coffee and bar options to your liking. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of United States Coast Guard Academy. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Old Lyme is for you.

Where to stay in Old Lyme

A welcoming city for all, Old Lyme has a variety of lodging options. There are 126 hotels in the Old Lyme area and you can shop as many as 50 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 40%.
  • • 34 2-star hotels with an average price of $45 per night
  • • 49 3-star hotels with an average price of $65 per night
  • • 32 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 20819 user reviews of Old Lyme hotels:
  • • Bee and Thistle Inn
  • • Old Lyme Inn

How to get to Old Lyme

Fly in to New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), 30.8 mi (49.5 km) from downtown Old Lyme. Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 47.5 mi (76.4 km) away.

What to see around Old Lyme

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
  • • Essex Steam Train
  • • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art
  • • Shelter Island Tennis Club
A top draw is the area's entertainment, as well as places like:
  • • Florence Griswold Museum
  • • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
  • • Connecticut River Museum
  • • Ivoryton Playhouse
  • • Museum of Fife and Drum
It's well known for its beaches and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Rocky Neck State Park
  • • McCook Point Beach
  • • Harvey's Beach
  • • Pleasure Beach
  • • Ocean Beach Park
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Tanger Outlets
  • • Crystal Mall
  • • Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
  • • North Madison Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • • Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea

When to visit Old Lyme

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 54°F day, 20°F night
  • • April-June: 84°F day, 35°F night
  • • July-September: 85°F day, 49°F night
  • • October-December: 68°F day, 22°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 11.4 inches
  • • April-June: 13.6 inches
  • • July-September: 12.1 inches
  • • October-December: 14.0 inches