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Chester overview

Chester is a budget-friendly place distinct for its beaches and known for its historical sites and casinos. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and bar options. Families can spend some quality time at Essex Steam Train and Lyman Orchards. A stop at places like Norma Terris Theater and Plattwood Park will create some memories. Chester is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Chester

A welcoming city for all, Chester has a variety of lodging options. There are 143 hotels in the Chester area and you can shop as many as 55 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 40%.
  • • 47 2-star hotels with an average price of $47 per night
  • • 62 3-star hotels with an average price of $80 per night
  • • 22 4-star hotels with an average price of $95 per night

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

Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Essex Steam Train
  • • Lyman Orchards
  • • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art
  • • Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park
  • • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
A top draw is the area's entertainment, as well as places like:
  • • Norma Terris Theater
  • • Goodspeed Opera House
  • • Museum of Fife and Drum
  • • East Haddam Historical Society and Museum
  • • Ivoryton Playhouse
It's notable for its beaches and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Chatfield Hollow State Park
  • • Hammonasset Beach State Park
  • • Harvey's Beach
  • • Rocky Neck State Park
  • • McCook Point Beach
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
  • • Tanger Outlets
  • • North Madison Shopping Center
  • • Crystal Mall
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Plattwood Park
  • • Gillette Castle State Park
  • • Scherer Library of Musical Theatre
  • • Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
  • • Major General Joseph Spencer Memorial

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