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Essex overview

Visitors to Essex can take time to see places like Essex Steam Train and Essex Library. A stop at other sights like Pratt House and Essex Island Marina will create memories. If you're looking for a new favorite getaway, look no further than Essex.

Where to stay in Essex

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Essex can accommodate all visitors. You can shop as many as 219 deals for Essex accommodations on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 33%. We have room prices as low as 34 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Essex as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 33 4-star hotels from 119 USD per night
  • • 67 3-star hotels from 64 USD per night
  • • 35 2-star hotels from 45 USD per night

How to get to Essex

Fly into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), 26.1 mi (42 km) from the heart of Essex. Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard) is the next closest major airport, 30.1 mi (48.4 km) away.

What to see around Essex

Fun activities are on hand such as boating, strolling the marina, and sailing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Essex Island Marina
  • • Chester Creek Marina
  • • Indian River Marina
  • • Chatfield Hollow State Park
  • • Machimoodus State Park
Entertainment, live music, and museums are top draws, along with cultural places like:
  • • Connecticut River Museum
  • • Ivoryton Playhouse
  • • Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
  • • Museum of Fife and Drum
  • • Dinosaur State Park
Distinguished for its historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Pratt House
  • • General William Hart House
  • • Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
  • • Adam Stanton House and General Store Museum
  • • Amasa Day House
Here are some favorite choices:
  • • Essex Steam Train
  • • Essex Library
  • • Pratt House
  • • Essex Island Marina
  • • Connecticut River Museum

When to visit Essex

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

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: 11.54 inches
  • • April-June: 13.58 inches
  • • July-September: 12.09 inches
  • • October-December: 14.02 inches