Branford is a coastal town located on Long Island Sound in Connecticut, roughly eight miles east of New Haven. This shoreline town offers a variety of activities for land and sea. With over 20 miles of sandy beaches, a number of local breweries, restaurants and unique shops that will suit just about everyone's taste.
One of the best things to do is jump on the Thimble Islands cruise, which takes you around a group of small islands in the harbor of Stony Creek, which is just off the coast of Branford in the Long Island Sound. This archipelago of islands are actually the tops of old mountains that were submerged during the last ice age. These islands are all that remains of these ancient mountains and they make a great day trip!
While on the islands you might want to pay a visit to the Thimble Islands brewery. The brewery offers tours and you can sample some of its finest microbrews. You’ll also find a couple of nice food trucks to fill you up after a busy day exploring.
Another brewery you may want to visit is the Stony Creek Brewery located in Branford itself. Tours and tastings are available and it makes for a great afternoon activity.
New Haven is just a short, six-mile drive from Branford. When in New Haven you can visit Yale University, which offers tours of the campus. New Haven also is home to the Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, if you’re looking for a history fix.
There's everything from vacation homes to apartments, condos, hotels, motels and more in Branford.
Branford summers are warm and humid and the winters are freezing and wet. The best time to visit is from June to September when you can enjoy a tour of the islands, or kick back on a nearby beach.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Branford. The warmest months in Branford are June and July, when temperatures reach 97 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Branford is January with 6.7 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 1.33 inches of rain.
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Browse places to stay from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. Branford has 176 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Branford is just $45 a night. The average price of a vacation rental is $249 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 64 accommodations in Branford that have WiFi. We have 11 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 5 accommodations that have gyms. Driving to Branford? Then choose one of the 64 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 9 places to stay come with a pool or jacuzzi
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