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New Haven Things to Do

  • Yale Center for British Art

    I visited this place for the first time in 2013, when the building was undergoing renovation and restoration so far fewer pieces were on display.It is what it says...an exhibition of British art through the centuries, from Tudor times through to the 'St Ives' school of painting (1920s onwards).It's a well-designed gallery with some very interesting...

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  • Yale University Art Gallery

    I visited this place on my first trip to NH, but it was mostly closed for renvations and I wasn't very impressed. I visited again this time. Renovations are all complete and it's now a much, much more interesting place to explore (and free to enter).I'm not terribly interested in art and time was short, so I only focused on the ancient artworks on...

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  • Grove Street cemetery

    This is 'the first chartered burial ground in the United states' and is definitely worth visiting.At first, New Haven residents were buried on The Green (around 5000 of them still lie there). But a yellow fever epidemic meant the place was simply too crowded, so a new burial ground had to be organised. Grove Street cemetery was created. The first...

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  • Go to the seaside!

    It is so very easy to get to the seaside from New Haven.Just take bus G2 from the stop on Chapel Street. If you need help ask at the Tourist Office on Chapel Street (at the junction with College Street).You can pay the bus driver; just make sure you have the right money.The bus will take you to Lighthouse Point Park, a rather nice green area with a...

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  • New Haven Museum

    Absolutely fascinating little museum, with lots of interesting artefacts, photos and bits of information about the development of New Haven over the centuries.It's inside a really lovely house too, with a beautiful domed hallway. I thought the building was old, but it turns out is was specially built for the museum in 1930, in Colonial Revival...

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  • The Amistad Memorial

    You can't really miss this, sited as it is outside New Haven's City Hall on the eastern side of the Green.The Amistad slaves (see the wiki page for basic info) were tried in New haven and the town has maintained its strong links with the case.The memorial has three sides and marks the site where the slaves were held whilst awaiting their trial for...

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New Haven Hotels

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  • Colony New Haven

    1157 Chapel Street, (Hotel Currently Under Renovation), New Haven, Connecticut, 06511, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Omni New Haven Hotel At Yale

    I cannot describe how much I enjoyed my stay (7 nights) at this hotel. It was a bit of a treat for...

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  • New Haven Hotel

    After 2 years, the Omni was out of my price range on my second visit to NH. So I looked for a hotel...

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New Haven Restaurants

  • Good, basic food and drinks....

    I went into this place twice. Both times I was impressed by the friendly service and the sensible prices for food and drink. I know it's a chain...but....It's on the same stretch as 'Atticus' and other similar, more upmarket eating places...but Panera is good value. Their coffee was particularly good, I thought. I find most US coffee to be very...

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  • Wonderful selection of beers...

    This is a super bar, very comfortable and very friendly. It has a huge selection of beers to choose from, both bottled and draught, US-produced and 'foreign'.....and, of course, all the other types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.It was an ideal place for me to relax on in a comfortable chair (there are sofas too) with a beer and a good book....

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  • Huuuuge pizzas!

    On my first visit to NH we ate in Bar...a strange, barely-decorated place which is hugely popular. It's also a nightclub, though I didn't notice.Most importantly, it's a microbrewery and also has brick ovens for cooking its pizzas (I could tell!).They produce really excellent thin-crust pizzas: massive great things half the size of a table. One was...

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New Haven Nightlife

  • My favorite nightclub in New Haven

    Alchemy is an ultra-lounge and nightclub under on roof. This offers you the best of both worlds as there is a more relaxed area to have a drink and chat as well a separate club which plays Hip Hop, House, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and even Samba music on Brazilian nights. No Boots No Hats or Headgear of any kind No Baggy Clothing No Long Shirts...

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  • Nightclubbing

    The following are good clubbing places- there are not too many good ones in CT:1) Bottega in New Haven is fun and cheap (5.00) and safe - mix of music and good atmosphere2) Bar in New Haven is good for drinks and food- the club part at the back is HORRID3) Zinc in New Haven is great for atmosphere, martinis (7.00).4) Mohegan Sun Casino's club is...

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  • Sushi and Sake ar Miya Japanese...

    This is one of the most relaxing places to hang out. Miya's is not like any japanese restaurant that exists. I love to go there late in the evening, put tunes into the jukebox that plays for free and enjoy the best homemade beers and sakes I have EVER had. Miya's has sakes made with wild flowers; sumac berries; ginger and lemong rass and an...

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New Haven Transportation

  • Union Station>Downtown FREE shuttle

    This is a very useful and...more importantly...FREE service which will take you from New Haven's Unions station (Amtrak and MetroNorth) to various places within downtown New Haven.The buses are quite small but have adequate space for bags. My driver was very pleasant and I'm sure that if you needed to know where to get off for e.g. a hotel he or...

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  • From New York

    On my second visit I decided to ignore the Amtrak service (Penn station in NYC is not a pleasant place) and take MetroNorth to New Haven from Grand Central station.This is certainly a better option than the Amtrak trains, because there are far more frequent departures (it's a commuter service) and the fare is cheaper. MetroNorth trains arrive at...

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  • From New York or Boston

    It is very easy to take the train to New Haven from either city.Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) runs regular trains up the north-east corridor, from NY to Boston. These leave from Penn Station in NY and South Station in Boston. I really enjoyed my train trip from NY. Although the scenery between NY and NH is not beautiful it does hold interest for the...

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New Haven Shopping

  • The model for all the best book shops

    Nowadays, many of the American chain booksellers have added cafes where it is possible to get a latte and a "little something" (as Pooh used to say) to consume whilst paging through the latest art book or Pulitzer winner. In my opinion, none of them are as successful at combining food-for-the-spirit with food-for-the-tummy as Atticus, long a staple...

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  • PREMIUM SMALL BATCH SAKES

    Miya Japanese Restaurant in New Haven is famous for it's experimental cuisine. Most of what is created there obviously does not travel well. But there are exceptions. Miya's has fantastic homemade infused sakes and beer. The four that I particularly like are the DRAGON LADY SAKE (ginger lemongrass and wildflower honey infused sake). the CHINESE...

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  • Yale souvenirs

    The Yale bookstore is worth to have a look. The store sells souvenirs that pertain to Yale University: t-shirts, mugs, caps, writing utensils, and postcards. The store, of course, also sells textbooks and books. It is run by Barnes and Noble.

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New Haven Local Customs

  • Oops, well, you may not know...

    Oops, well, you may not know him as Michael Bolotin, he's better known as Michael Bolton nowadays. He's from the New Haven area.

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  • Jim Morrison, lead singer of...

    Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, was arrsted here in New Haven, it has been referenced in the song 'Peace Frog' Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven...' and even managed to make it into the Oliver Stone movie The Doors. Never mind that Mr. Stone got the year wrong, it was 1967, not 1968.

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  • Ok, I've heard this before,...

    Ok, I've heard this before, mostly from my English friends - the city is pronounced New HAven, not New Haven. That's ok if you get it wrong a few times, nobody will bite you!

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New Haven Warnings and Dangers

  • CCW Everyday

    This is why I conceal carry everyday, one in the chamber, everywhere I go. Protect yourself and your family from New Haven "thugs." Until we start fighting back, the ghetto areas will continue to spread into the nicer areas and these pieces of s__t will continue to intimidate and spread fear.

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  • Onetimesonn's Warning is Nonsense

    State Street is not in the Hill. Nowhere on State Street resembles the situation he describes, and it's a ridiculous exaggeration even for the worst streets in town. Sounds like a fool writing dramatic fiction.

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  • Danger

    I just moved to C.T. from Brooklyn I am living in New Haven on Sate Street wanting to get away from the whole hustle and bustle of the city life. Now of course I have heard that Hartford was a dangerous city and NYC and C.T. are very close together but was i dead wrong thinking that i was moving into a nice suburb with a yard white picket fence the...

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New Haven Tourist Traps

  • Food and shopping rip offs!

    Do NOT buy food/groceries or do clothes shopping anywhere near yale. They will overcharge you. ? TRy and hold out and drive to Hamden Plaza - 15 mins away and go to Stop n Shop or Shaws for food and either Clinton or Tanger Outlets along the Shoreline or the Post Mall in Milford.

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  • Sally'ss and Pepe's -- not worth the...

    While Sally's and Pepe's on Wooster St. may be the famous places for pizza, they simply are not worth the frequent 1 - 2 hour wait (depending when you go and how many people are in your group). Also, be aware that ALL they serve is pizza- if someone at your table wants something else, they will be out of luck.Personally, I think their pizza is way...

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New Haven Off The Beaten Path

  • The Lot...GONE. :-(

    So sad that this had disappeared when I revisited in 2013.Guerilla gardening...a sudden surprise when I turned a corner in 2010.Here are flowers and plants, flowerbeds made of re-used materials, seating created from scrap wood, old toilets used as plant containers.....It's a space where anyone can help. Water or weed or tidy; it's for everyone.I...

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  • An optical illusion

    I was really rather impressed by this bit of street art, although I know nothing more about it.There is a (pleasant and safe) alleyway which runs off Chapel Street, near its junction with Temple street,. the alleyway runs towards a multi-storey car park (although there is no access) and then turns either towards Temple Street or past the Schubert...

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  • Broadway triangle

    This little slice of green lies between Elm street and Broadway, to the north-east of the Green.It's an up-and-coming area, apparently, with shops and cafes and restaurants.But I'm writing the tip about the war memorials on the triangle. The older one, to those who served in the Civil War, is a classic of its type: column topped with eagle,...

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New Haven Sports & Outdoors

  • Yale vs Harvard

    Of all the Ivy Leagues games of football, basketball, baseball, rowing, athletics, etc, probably the most anticipated and watched game is the Football Game between Harvard and Yale.Students, faculties, alumni and friends would gather each year to witness the historic sporting event of the year.See in the picture, red "H" and blue "Y" written on the...

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  • Yale Bowl

    Yale Bowl was built in 1914. The first game was Yale vs Harvard football (American football)game.On weekends, you can see Yalies walking towards the stadium, singing the Bulldog footballsong. During intermission, you can see wacky Yale Precision Marching Band which enjoys entertaining audience with their creativity, non-conformity and surprises. An...

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  • Lacrosse - Collegiate sports

    Watching inter-university sport events like lacrosse, ice hockey, basketfall, football is a year round activity in a university town like New Haven.Found lacrosse unique as it is a sports originating from a native American game. Basically try to throw a lacross ball into the net, running and passing the ball around using a net on a stick. The speed...

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New Haven Favorites

  • Famous sculpture "Lipstick"

    Located at Morse College is the infamous "Lipstick" sculpture. It is "mounted" on a 'tank."It was full of symbolism but what does it stand for depends on whom you talk to.Note: superimposed with a picture of American revolutionary hero "Nathan Hale", Yale Class 1773.

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  • Gothic architecture style

    Ihe facade of the front of Davenport College main entrance at York Street is built of Gothic Revival Style. There is a church like steeple with stone masonry to depict that era.Gothic Revival style is used to complement the same architecture style of Saybrook College, Branford College and Jonathan Edwards College which are opposite of Davenport...

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  • Georgian architecture style

    Inside Davenport college, there in a larger outer courtyard, you will the typical Georgian style of red bricks with windows of white frames and green shutters. There is also graceful winding staircase with black iron banister.The inside courtyard is also Georgian in architecture style. This is give the college environment a traditional air of...

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