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Oxford overview

Surrounded by picturesque views of waterfalls and flowers, Oxford is known for its natural features. You'll enjoy Oxford's gardens, scenic landscape, and aquarium. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Yale University. Popular sights like Yale Bowl and East Rock Park won't disappoint. Oxford is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Oxford

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Oxford has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Oxford with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Oxford hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Oxford hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Oxford

Fly in to New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), 16.9 mi (27.1 km) from downtown Oxford. Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard) is the next closest major airport, 33 mi (53.2 km) away.

What to see around Oxford

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Black Rock State Park
  • • Steep Rock Preserve
Known for its aquarium and gardens, the area offers the following attractions:
  • • Quassy Amusement Park
  • • Glebe House Museum and The Gertrude Jekyll Garden
  • • CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center - Waterbury
  • • Flanders Nature Center
  • • Drazen Orchards
If you're interested in castles or historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Grove Street Cemetery
  • • Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden
  • • Fort Hale Park
  • • Perry House
  • • Academy Hill
Its forests, waterfalls, and flowers offer a glimpse of the natural beauty and favorite spots include:
  • • Southford Falls State Park
  • • Matthies Memorial Park
  • • Beacon Falls Town Recreation Field
  • • Kettletown State Park
  • • Osborndale State Park
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Yale Bowl
  • • East Rock Park
  • • Yale University
  • • Lake Compounce

When to visit Oxford

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 52°F day, 23°F night
  • April-June: 81°F day, 36°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 53°F night
  • October-December: 69°F day, 24°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 10.08 inches
  • April-June: 11.57 inches
  • July-September: 10.91 inches
  • October-December: 10.35 inches