- TripBuzz found 248 things to do with kids in or near Groton, Connecticut, including 226 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Westerly, Montauk, Mystic and Charlestown.
- From Eastern Point Beach to Tricentennial Legacy Playground, the Groton area offers 116 different types of family activities, including: Fishing, Beaches, Dog Park and National & State Parks.
- Known for its beautiful shores on Long Island Sound, the city of Groton is framed by the Thames River and the Mystic River. Visitors and residents both enjoy visiting the cities many parks, as they offer impressive views of the water. Featuring a US Navy Submarine Museum, the city is home to the famous USS Nautilus.
Offering two park areas, Central Bark Dog Park has fenced areas for both larger and smaller dogs to play and interact. The park has both sunny and shaded areas, picnic tables and a double gate to keep dogs inside.
Downeast Lighthouse Cruises offers several short cruise options on a real lobster boat. Attractions include a New London Harbor cruise, Fisher's Island cruise, and a sunset cruise. Downeast Lighthouse Cruises also hosts occasional special events.
Groton, Connecticut is home to The Submarine Force Museum, a huge repository of submarine-related items and ephemera. Its centerpiece is the USS Nautilus, a decommissioned military submarine now open for tours.
The Revolutionary War comes alive at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton, Connecticut. The park contains the fort and the refurbished Ebenezer Avery House, where wounded colonial soldiers received medical treatment.
Step back into history by visiting Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton, CT where the 1781 Revolutionary War massacre led by traitor Benedict Arnold happened. A restoration of the Ebenezer Avery House, which sheltered the wounded soldiers has been restored on the grounds.