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Prospect overview

Prospect is a budget-friendly place distinct for its live music and known for its waterparks and college atmosphere. You'll appreciate the coffee and bar choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Yale University. Lake Compounce and East Rock Park are popular places to visit. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Prospect is for you.

Where to stay in Prospect

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Prospect can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 162 hotels in the Prospect area and you can shop as many as 37 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 30%.
  • • 52 2-star hotels with an average price of $54 per night
  • • 82 3-star hotels with an average price of $81 per night
  • • 16 4-star hotels with an average price of $95 per night

How to get to Prospect

Fly in to New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), 16.5 mi (26.5 km) from downtown Prospect. Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard) is the next closest major airport, 23.8 mi (38.3 km) away.

What to see around Prospect

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Black Rock State Park
  • • Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
Highlights like its waterparks are popular with families and top attractions include:
  • • Drazen Orchards
  • • Cheshire Hollow Farm
  • • Quassy Amusement Park
  • • Lake Compounce
  • • Glebe House Museum and The Gertrude Jekyll Garden
A top draw is the area's live music scene, as well as places like:
  • • Seven Angels Theater
  • • TIMEXpo Museum
  • • Barker Museum
  • • Palace Theatre
  • • Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Maplecroft Plaza Shopping Center
  • • Brass Mill Center
  • • Westfield Meriden
  • • Bristol Commons Shopping Center
  • • Lyman Orchards
Take some time to explore campus or the area surrounding:
  • • Quinnipiac University
  • • Southern Connecticut State University
  • • Albertus Magnus College
  • • Yale University
  • • University of New Haven
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • East Rock Park
  • • Yale Bowl

When to visit Prospect

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 52°F day, 13°F night
  • • April-June: 80°F day, 30°F night
  • • July-September: 82°F day, 44°F night
  • • October-December: 66°F day, 19°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.4 inches
  • • April-June: 0.4 inches
  • • July-September: 0.5 inches
  • • October-December: 0.4 inches