New Haven, CT

Travel Guide
New Haven showing a house and a park
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

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Downtown New Haven

4/5(138 area reviews)

In the heart of New Haven, this residential downtown area boasts a variety of restaurants, cafes, theaters, and stores. Explore the arts at Chapel Street Historic District, Broadway area, and Ninth Square district, or visit the Shops at Yale.

Downtown New Haven
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Long Wharf

3.5/5(228 area reviews)

Waterfront district with a mix of commercial, industrial, and recreational facilities, Long Wharf offers attractions like Long Wharf Theatre and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park. Easily accessible via Interstates 95 and 91, and Church Street Bridge.

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The Hill

5/5(3 area reviews)

Southwesternmost New Haven, this area boasts historic structures, Union Station, and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Explore Trowbridge Square and City Point, or visit the Lupi-Legna Bakery.

The Hill
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West New Haven

2/5(17 area reviews)

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

West New Haven
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

Prominent trap rock ridge East Rock lends its name to this neighborhood, popular among Yale affiliates and cyclists. Explore East Rock Park or visit the lively Upper State Street commercial district.

East Rock
Stairs detail in an apartment complex

Mill River

If you're spending some time in Mill River, Wooster Square and Thread City Crossing are top sights worth seeing.

Mill River
New Haven Hotel
New Haven Hotel
3.5 out of 5
229 George Street, New Haven, CT
The price is $149 per night from May 21 to May 22
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Graduate New Haven
Graduate New Haven
4 out of 5
1151 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
The price is $178 per night from May 26 to May 27
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Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area
Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area
3 out of 5
20 Dwight Street, New Haven, CT
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New Haven Village Suites
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