THINGS TO DO IN NEW LONDON CT (Rare places in New London)

New London Ct was incorporated in 1784, and it is the largest whaling cities in the nation. New London also holds some of the nation’s largest amount of nuclear contamination.

‘Nameaug’ was the official name of New London that many people don’t even know that, but in 1658 the name changed by the people to New London because they don’t find it suitable.

In the 19th century, New London became one of the third busiest whaling ports in America. And it was a big advantage to the seafaring ships.

But if you talk about what are some of the best things to do in New London Ct, you will get tons and tons of list on the internet. But in this blog, I will share some of the rare things to do and all the things and places to visit is shared by the local people of New London.

And all the places are very rare in new London and I have shared my experience when I was there and you will also see the contact information and address of the specific places so that it will be easy for you to reach to the places.

And in some places, you have to buy a ticket for the entry so you can buy in advance through the link of the official website of the place that is mentioned.

List of things to do in New London Ct

1, Holy Land USA

It is a very unusual place because of the lighted cross crowning. It is a 56 feet tall cross. In photos, the cross looks small because of the wide angle.

And it is a very famous place you will find it easily and you can also donate some money if you like the place on their official website which is below.

It is a well keep the place and you can see a great view of Waterbury. And the parking space is limited so you should come here in the daytime which is recommended.


Details of the place

Phone Number: +1 855-370-7770

Address: 60 Slocum St, Waterbury, CT 06706, United States

2, Ocean Beach Park

It is the finest beach where you will find so many activities such as rides, water slides, Olympic pool, arcade games, mini-golf course etc. And because of that tourist love to visit this place.

Local people say that this place is always crowded and it is worth visiting. You can enjoy yourself here with your family and friends. If possible come in a group so that it will be more fun.

The entry price of this park is 15$ on weekdays and 20$ on weekends and for other activities, you have to pay extra which is available on their website which is below. The ratings and reviews of this place are very good it is a must-visit the place.


Details of the place


Phone Number: +1 860-447-3031

Address: 98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320-2835

3, Wyland

As you know New London is famous for largest whaling city. And for that reason, this wall has a giant painting of a whale which looks very realistic and it was drawn in the year 1993 and the other name of this place is ‘Whaling wall’.

You will also see racing seahorses drawn on this wall and this place is near the ferry so you should visit here for some time and click some awesome photos with the giant whale.

And the ratings and reviews of this place are also very good and most of the people visit this place for photography and people who like wwaTHINGS TO DO IN NEW LONDON CT

Details of the place

Address: Corner of Eugene O’Neil Dr & State St, New London, CT 06320

4, New England Science & Sailing foundation

There are many options for activities like boating,kayaking and sailing if you are a beginner then this is the best place for learning because the teacher and staff are very friendly.

And people like to visit this place, they also celebrate many programs and functions here where you can participate and they are very fascinating.

They also provide you with a certificate if you are a good learner or after completing the course which they provide. The rating of this place is 5/5 and very positive reviews.

You can check out thief official website while you are planning to visit because they have many programs so you can schedule your visit on that day.

Details of the place


Phone Number: +1 860-535-9362

Address: 72 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378, United States

5, Hoyts Groton 6 Theatre

A good place to visit with your family for watching your favourite shows and movies. It is a very different kind of theatre from the outside it looks like a normal theatre but from the inside it is good.

It has a retro look from the outside and it is a very old theatre. You can park your car outside there is enough parking space outside.


Details of the place

Phone Number: (860) 445-7469

Address: Groton Shoppers Mart Groton, CT 06340

6, Eastern point beach

A perfect place where you relax and chill with your family and friends. It is a picnic spot with picnic tables, showers and a playground.

Local people who stay near this beach love to visit every day because this place is very cool and you will see no crowd over there so it becomes a better place to visit.

The beach is good for swimming because of the shallow water depths and the review of this place is a very good must visit the place whenever you are in New London Ct.

Details of the place

Address: Beach Pond Road Groton, CT

7, Tricentennial Legacy Playground

There was a large walking trail around this park where you can walk comfortably and there is a large play structure which is for kids and this place is very calm and peaceful.

As this place was near my hotel it was my daily morning routine to visit this place for a walk and in the evening many local people come here for a walk and kids to play.

Also, this park got a 5/5 rating and reviews of this park are very good and you should visit this park is a common place but effective.

Details of the place

Address: Long Hill Rd near route 117 Groton, CT 06340

8, Mystic Aquarium

This aquarium is really good for a visit and worth your time and money it will cost you just 33$-36$ which is great for an aquarium and also they have different kind of membership passes.

On their website, you can book your tickets in advance so it becomes more convenient for the customers. You can also enjoy events that happen regularly.

It opens at 9 am and closes at 6 pm. This aquarium is really big and has some fishes that you won’t see in other aquariums. They also have many penguins which are rare to see in an aquarium nowadays.


Details of the place


Phone Number: +1 860-572-5955

Address: 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355, United States

So these are some of the best places to visit in New London Ct and all the places are recommended by the local people.

And after visiting these places I have shared my experience and I hope this will help you to plan your trip.

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