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New Haven, CT

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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

Hilton Garden Inn Milford
Hilton Garden Inn Milford
3 out of 5
291 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,182 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Westfield Connecticut Post Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Robert Treat Farm and Gulf Beach. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (848 reviews)
"Great place"

Reviewed on 2021/7/29

Hilton Garden Inn Milford
New Haven Hotel
New Haven Hotel
3.5 out of 5
229 George Street, New Haven, CT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,494 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Downtown New Haven, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shubert Theater, New Haven Green, and Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven City Hall ...
4.3/5Excellent! (961 reviews)
"Liked convenient location did not like paying for parking"

Reviewed on 2021/7/27

New Haven Hotel
The Blake Hotel
The Blake Hotel
4 out of 5
9 High Street, New Haven, CT
The price is NT$6,113 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Downtown New Haven, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Yale University Art Gallery and Shubert Theater. Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (441 reviews)
"This was a very plush and modern hotel, extremely clean and well kept. Within walking distance to many of the sights of the city. Hotel has a very unique personality. We would definitely return and would recommend to anyone visiting New Haven."

Reviewed on 2021/7/28

The Blake Hotel
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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ & Suites Guilford
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ & Suites Guilford
2.5 out of 5
2300 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT
The price is NT$2,777 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Guilford, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bill Miller’s Castle, Bishops Orchard and Winery, and Guilford Art Center. Hyland House Museum ...
3.6/5Good! (256 reviews)
"We had an EXTENDED stay while waiting for our house to close. The room was VERY large with a king size bed, 2 sofas (I think they were sleepers), a dresser, desk & a kitchenette. Refrigerator wasn't your typical 'under the counter' one - it had an actual freezer. It wasn't a full size freezer - maybe ..."

Reviewed on 2021/6/27

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ & Suites Guilford
New Haven Village Suites
New Haven Village Suites
3 out of 5
3 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven, CT
The price is NT$3,299 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Located in Long Wharf, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Long Wharf Theatre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University. Shubert ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,618 reviews)
"There is NO shuttle which was a big letdown, BUT there are many positives: the staff are great, the room was huge with a full kitchen, it felt private and safe and they had a breakfast to go box that I appreciated very much!"

Reviewed on 2021/6/22

New Haven Village Suites
Kasa New Haven Apartments Near Yale University
Kasa New Haven Apartments Near Yale University
3.5 out of 5
265 COLLEGE STREET, New Haven, CT
Located in Downtown New Haven, this aparthotel is steps from Yale University Art Gallery and Shubert Theater. Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital are ...
Kasa New Haven Apartments Near Yale University
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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