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.

Known for

University, Museum and Theatre

Top hotels in New Haven

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hyatt Place Milford / New Haven
3 out of 5
190 Old Gate Lane, Milford
C$109/night
Aug 15 - Aug 16
4.4/5Excellent! (1,719 reviews)

"The shower curtain rod was sagging so curtain wouldn’t stay closed. We had a pool of water after all four of us were done with showers. Frustrating. Fan in bathroom didn’t work so it was like a sauna in there. Also, for a room that hosts 6 or more people with a kitchenette, there was no where to ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2019

Hyatt Place Milford / New Haven
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Motel 6 Milford
2.5 out of 5
111 Schoolhouse Road, Milford
C$90/night
Jul 24 - Jul 25
3.9/5Very Good! (1,352 reviews)

"Liked the friendly employees and clean room. Enjoyed how close it is to Silver Sands State Park."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2019

Motel 6 Milford
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Hilton Garden Inn Shelton
3 out of 5
25 Old Stratford Rd, Shelton
C$117/night
Aug 2 - Aug 3
4.2/5Excellent! (919 reviews)

"We loved everything would definitely stay again the staff was great room was very clean"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Shelton

Top activities in New Haven

New York City Day Trip from New Haven
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New York City Day Trip from New Haven

C$429

Spend an exhilarating day in New York City and immerse yourself in all the fantastic sightseeing, shopping, and dining the Big Apple has to offer. A hop-on, hop-off tour is included in your experience to ensure you're able to cover as much ground as you'd like.

Day Trip from New Haven to Philadelphia by Train with Lunch
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Day Trip from New Haven to Philadelphia by Train with Lunch

C$443

Take a morning train to Philadelphia and explore all the exciting art, culture, and history the city has to offer. Your experience includes a convenient hop-on, hop-off bus pass, allowing you to make the most of your time in the city, as well as lunch at the famous Hard Rock Cafe.

Vacation Photographer in Hartford
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Vacation Photographer in Hartford

C$41

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Hartford, CT
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Hartford, CT

C$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Operation City Quest of Hartford, CT
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Operation City Quest of Hartford, CT

C$13

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

New York City Day Trip from Hartford including Hop-On Hop-Off
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New York City Day Trip from Hartford including Hop-On Hop-Off

C$337

Leave Hartford behind for the Big Apple during a full-day trip to New York City that includes Amtrak transportation. Get your fill of some of the country's best sightseeing, shopping, and dining, with a convenient hop-on, hop-off bus tour included.

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