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Essex overview

Essex is a budget-friendly place distinct for its historical sites and known for its marina and casinos. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and bar options. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of United States Coast Guard Academy. Be sure stop by Essex Steam Train and Essex Library while you're here. A family- and business-friendly area, Essex also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Essex

Featuring accommodation choices that can meet everyone's needs, Essex is the place to go. There are 135 hotels in the Essex area and you can shop as many as 63 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 40%.
  • • 39 2-star hotels with an average price of $45 per night
  • • 56 3-star hotels with an average price of $76 per night
  • • 29 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night

Here's the top hotel based on 22082 user reviews of Essex hotels: The Griswold Inn

How to get to Essex

Fly in to New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), 26.1 mi (42 km) from downtown 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 include attractions such as:
  • • Essex Island Marina
  • • Indian River Marina
  • • Orient By The Sea Marina
  • • New London Ferry Dock
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Essex Steam Train
  • • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
  • • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Tanger Outlets
  • • Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
  • • North Madison Shopping Center
  • • Crystal Mall
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Essex Library
  • • Pratt House
  • • Connecticut River Museum
  • • Ivoryton Playhouse
  • • Museum of Fife and Drum

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: 11.4 inches
  • • April-June: 13.6 inches
  • • July-September: 12.1 inches
  • • October-December: 14.0 inches