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New HavenUnited States of America

Walk on beaches or in state parks, shop in boutique stores or explore the grounds of one of America’s most famous universities in this pretty coastal town. 

New Haven is Connecticut’s second-largest city, located 81 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of New York City on the Long Island Sound. The city has been an important port since the 1630s. Today it is most famous for being home to the prestigious Yale University, which gives the town a large youth population and an exciting nightlife.

Dine in upscale restaurants or drink in lively student bars in New Haven’s thriving town center. Spend some time exploring the nearby state parks, where you can hike or cycle many miles of trails. Get to know the university better by taking a tour around the grounds. Visit the Yale University Art Gallery and the Center for British Art, as well as the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Find more museums in town. Visit the Shoreline Trolley Museum to take a ride on an old passenger car, or browse the many art galleries.

Keen shoppers could spend a day browsing the many boutique designer stores in New Haven. Take a break in any number of cafés, and finish your day in one of the town’s many excellent restaurants. The variety of eating options reflect the wide-ranging ethnic population in New Haven. Don’t leave without trying a New Haven-style pizza, a simple but delicious concoction with oregano, a tomato sauce and pecorino cheese.

Take a stroll in East and West Rock State Parks or rent a bike and cycle along the Farmington Canal Trail. Head to The Green, a popular park within the city center that’s more than 350 years old. Many of the town’s major events take place here, with the New Haven Jazz Festival in August the most well-known.

Get to New Haven by car following major interstate highways on the East Coast or fly into the city’s Tweed Airport. Trains, ferries and intercity buses also service the city. Once in New Haven, get around using the efficient public buses or walk between many of the major attractions in the downtown area, which also has plenty of parking garages if you are traveling by car.

Where to stay in New Haven

New Haven which includes a river or creek and kayaking or canoeing as well as a couple

Downtown

4/5Very Good!(138 area reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Shubert Theater and New Haven Green.

Downtown
Coxe Cage, home to Yale men's and women's indoor track and field teams. Very unique building with a banked Mondo track.

West New Haven

2/5(17 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in West New Haven, Yale Bowl and Connecticut Tennis Center are top sights worth seeing.

West New Haven
Sun eye - CT

Long Wharf

3.5/5Good!(228 area reviews)

Long Wharf is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Long Wharf Theatre, a top place to visit in the area.

Long Wharf
The incredible dioramas of the Peabody museum at Yale.

Each one has been carefully created. They are fantastic works of art with awesome details. 

The museum is well worth a visit. There are lots of exhibitions including dinosaurs and a great 'touch this' room. 

There's no coffee shop but there is an interesting store #sciencetourist #museum

East Rock

East Rock is well-liked for its monuments. If you'd like to do some sightseeing in the greater New Haven area, you might plan a trip to Shubert Theater or Eli Whitney Museum.

East Rock
Sunset at Castle Rock.

Branford Center

Travelers like the parks in Branford Center, and Stony Creek Brewery is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Branford Center
Lighthouse Point Park which includes a sandy beach

East Shore

You'll enjoy the beaches and museums in East Shore. You might want to make time for a stop at Lighthouse Point Park or Lighthouse Point Carousel.

East Shore

Top Hotels in New Haven

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton
Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton
2.5 out of 5
695 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
The price is NT$2,975 per night

Located in the heart of Shelton, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from SportsCenter of Connecticut and within 9 mi (15 km) of Indian Well State Park and Beardsley ...

4.4/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"This hotel seems to be doing a good job of cleaning rooms and promoting social distancing. Seems safe. The Staff are also nice."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/23

Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton
Hyatt Place Milford / New Haven
Hyatt Place Milford / New Haven
3 out of 5
190 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,725 per night

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Westfield Connecticut Post Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of University of New Haven and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Great place!! Every time I stepped out for a little while and came back I had new towels and the bed was made, very appreciative!!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/28

Hyatt Place Milford / New Haven
HYATT house Shelton
HYATT house Shelton
3 out of 5
830 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
The price is NT$4,225 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Roosevelt Forest and within 6 mi (10 km) of SportsCenter of Connecticut and Boothe ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (973 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly and helpful .Gave me some helpful information and were quick to react to my problem"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/30

HYATT house Shelton

Popular places to visit in New Haven

Yale University
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Yale University

4.5/5(528 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Yale University, a top college in New Haven. Stroll along the beaches or experience the area's art scene.

New Haven City Hall
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New Haven City Hall

3/5(1 review)

New Haven City Hall is just one of the places to see in New Haven, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? While you're in the area, wander around the college campus.