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Branford Travel Guide

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.

Things to Do in Branford

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.

Best Places to Stay in Branford

There's everything from vacation homes to apartments, condos, hotels, motels and more in Branford.

Best Time to Visit 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.

Price and Availability in Branford

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Branford tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Branford tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Wednesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Branford is in July, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Branford is in the high season in August. Branford has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Branford

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Branford. The warmest months in Branford are June and May, when temperatures reach 94 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 11 ˚F. The wettest month in Branford is September with 5.13 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 1.48 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Branford

Browse rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 179 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Branford ranging from budget options to extravagant places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Branford is available at $45 per night. A typical vacation rental in Branford costs on average $256 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 65 accommodations in Branford that have WiFi. We have 11 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 5 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Branford? Then choose one of the 65 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 9 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.

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