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Waterford overview

Waterford is a budget-friendly place distinct for its beaches and gardens, and known for its casinos and shops. You'll find a wide variety of coffee and dining choices. Take in some local culture at a popular spot like Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as United States Coast Guard Academy. A family- and business-friendly area, Waterford also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Waterford

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Waterford has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Waterford with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Waterford hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Waterford hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Waterford

Fly in to Block Island, RI (BID-Block Island State), 32.6 mi (52.4 km) from downtown Waterford. Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green) is the next closest major airport, 45.2 mi (72.7 km) away.

What to see around Waterford

Known for its gardens, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
  • • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art
  • • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration
  • • Essex Steam Train
  • • The Flying Horse Carousel
Its beaches and flowers are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Hole-in-the-Wall Beach
  • • Connecticut College Arboretum
  • • Pleasure Beach
  • • McCook Point Beach
  • • Harkness Memorial State Park
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Crystal Mall
  • • Flanders Plaza Shopping Center
  • • Riverside Village Mall Shopping Center
  • • Olde Mistick Village
  • • Essex Saybrook Antique Village Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • • Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea

When to visit Waterford

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 52°F day, 22°F night
  • April-June: 71°F day, 36°F night
  • July-September: 82°F day, 51°F night
  • October-December: 68°F day, 24°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 8.86 inches
  • April-June: 8.19 inches
  • July-September: 12.09 inches
  • October-December: 12.95 inches