Shelton Vacations

Shelton is in New Haven, a city with 130,000 residents. If you are flying in, Shelton is 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the northwest of the Tweed - New Haven Regional Airport. The city center of New Haven is situated 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the east.

Shelton is a popular place to head to while you are exploring New Haven as a large number of the area’s star attractions are close. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Westfield Connecticut Post Mall and the ever-popular Silver Sands State Park. Two other popular spots you’ll find nearby Shelton are the Savin Rock Conference Center and the Oak Street Beach.

To gain a deeper understanding of New Haven, take a trip to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Visit some of the noteworthy museums including the Knights of Columbus Museum and the Connecticut Children's Museum. Book seats for a live performance at Shubert Theater, the Long Wharf Theatre and the Yale Repertory Theater. Visit the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, to get your fill of art.

For those looking to spend quality time with the kids, head to the various child-friendly attractions. The kids should not miss out on the incredible animal encounters at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of New Haven, head to the nearby green spaces. Escape the rat race for a while and spend some quality time outdoors in local parks and gardens such as the Marsh Botanical Garden. Stretch your legs and drive out to one of the local beaches, for example the Sandy Point Beach in West Haven.

Set aside a couple of hours and head to the Yale Golf Course. Grab your favourite driver and tee off.

Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport is the perfect place to spend an afternoon enjoying baseball, and to see local heroes, the Bridgeport Bluefish, in all their glory. On weekends the stadium is filled with navy blue, aqua, silver and white, as baseball fans gather to get behind their beloved team.

When you’re ready to rest up after checking out the charming streets of Shelton, check in to one of the area's many short and long stay accommodation options. For a good night’s sleep it’s hard to go past the La Quinta Inn & Suites New Haven, the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, and the popular Hyatt Place Milford.

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