- Our list of the best things to do in Niantic, Connecticut, features the top 320 nearby activities — including 143 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Niantic, CT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
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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.
The Eastern Point Beach features concession stands, picnic tables, showers, and playgrounds. The beach's shallow water depths make it a suitable location for swimming and visitors can also view three lighthouses from the site.
Old Lyme, Connecticut is home to the Florence Griswold Museum, an institution that preserves artwork and promotes artistic and historical education. The museum's largest and most important collections emphasize American art.
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.
The Lyme Historical Society's mission is to preserve, celebrate, and disseminate the history and culture of the Old Lyme area. In the interest of this mission, the society purchases and restores old buildings, sponsors programs, and maintains archives.
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.