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Chester overview

Chester is known for its parks and theater. Take in some of the area's local culture at Norma Terris Theater and Goodspeed Opera House. A stop at places like Chester Creek Marina and Plattwood Park will create some memories. Chester is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Chester

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

How to get to Chester

Fly in to New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), 23.2 mi (37.3 km) from downtown Chester. Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard) is the next closest major airport, 24.9 mi (40.1 km) away.

What to see around Chester

A top draw is the area's theater, as well as places like:
  • • Norma Terris Theater
  • • Goodspeed Opera House
  • • Ivoryton Playhouse
  • • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
  • • Artfarm
It's notable for its parks and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Plattwood Park
  • • Gillette Castle State Park
  • • Chatfield Hollow State Park
  • • Machimoodus State Park
  • • Crystal Lake Town Park
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Chester Creek Marina
  • • Scherer Library of Musical Theatre
  • • Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
  • • Major General Joseph Spencer Memorial
  • • Rathbun Free Memorial Library

When to visit Chester

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

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