Nearby Attractions to Norwich, CT

Hotel Callista invites you to embrace the spirit of Norwich, where history, nature, and modern comforts intertwine harmoniously. Plan your stay with us, and let Hotel Callista be your gateway to the wonders of the place we call home.


Two world-class casinos are only 10 minutes away!

Foxwoods Resort Casino, North America’s largest casino, has seven casinos, restaurants, spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, zip lines, arcades, and exclusive retailers.

Mohegan Sun, another premiere entertainment venue and resort, has over 40 restaurants, bars and lounges, spas, shopping, a comedy club, Kids Quest family entertainment facility, a 55-foot indoor waterfall, a 3-story crystal mountain, a 10,000 square-foot indoor pool, and more.

Casinos Near Norwich, CT | Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun | Hotel Callista
Beaches Nearby Norwich, CT | Hotel Callista

Nearby Beaches

While Norwich is a charming inland city, beach enthusiasts don’t have to venture far to find coastal serenity. Just a scenic 25 – 45 minute drive away, the beautiful beaches of the Connecticut shoreline beckon. You can escape to sandy shores, bask in the sun, and enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze, creating the perfect blend of city and seaside escapades.

Nearby beaches include Rocky Neck State Park, Ocean Beach Park, and Hammonasset Beach State Park.

Kids Activities

There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so you’ll never have to be worried about keeping your little one happy and active. Whether it’s wandering around the ports and admiring sea creatures at Mystic Aquarium or taking a trip to the prehistoric past at The Dinosaur Place in Nature’s Art Village, your kids will love staying in Norwich just as much as you do!

Kids Activities Nearby Norwich, CT | Hotel Callista
Dining Nearby Norwich, CT | Hotel Callista


Savor the culinary delights at some of our local eateries, each with its own flair. From the authentic Southern Italian cuisine at Illiano’s Grill to the innovative gastropub experience at Pie Hops to the historic Old Tymes Restaurant, your taste buds are in for a delightful journey.

No matter what you’re in the mood for, Norwich’s culinary scene covers every cuisine. Whether it’s Peruvian at Canngio Restaurant, classic American staples at Prime 82, or some summertime seafood at Johnny’s Clam Shack, your palette will surely be pleased.

If you’re a wine lover, the Holmberg Orchards & Winery and Preston Ridge Vineyard are less than a ten-minute drive. For a full list of Connecticut’s Vineyards & Wineries, visit the CT Wine Trail.

Arts & Entertainment

Seeking entertainment? Attend an exciting game at the Norwich Sea Unicorns or indulge in the performing arts at Chestnut Street Playhouse, where innovative productions take center stage. And if you’re in the mood to do some shopping, take a trip over to Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, Clinton Premium Outlets, or the Westbrook Outlets.

Norwich Sea Unicorns | Nearby Attractions to Norwich, CT | Hotel Callista
Nature & Outdoor Activities Near Norwich, CT | Hotel Callista

Nature & Outdoor Activities

As you step beyond the doors of Hotel Callista, you’ll find yourself captivated by Norwich, Connecticut. Just 8 minutes from the hotel, nature lovers will revel in the beauty of Mohegan Park, Norwich’s largest park, boasting scenic biking, hiking, walking trails, and the stunning Memorial Rose Garden. (As a local tip: the gardens bloom in June – October, particularly noted for the gorgeous roses in late June and early July.)

For our fellow historians, the Walk Norwich Trails offers interactive walking self-guided trails, providing fascinating insights into Norwich’s past. And for boating enthusiasts, the Marina at America Wharf is only 10 minutes away. Or, if you’d like to take a quick trip to Long Island, the Cross Sound Ferry is 20 minutes away.