A weekend trip to New Haven can be an amazing experience. No doubts, there is something for everyone in this city. Whether you’re a resident looking to discover new attractions of the area for the first time, or a first-time visitor trying to make the best out of your tripin a day, weekend, week or longer, New Haven can never disappoint you. It’s all waiting for you. So start exploring!
The city itself boasts of two Tony Award–winning theatres. The city also hostsa number of live-music concerts for those who love to dance the night away. It’s always a great time to visit Greater New Haven.
The city has four seasons of action. When the spring comes celebrate nature’s reawakening with The Audubon Shop’s annual bird walks at Hammon asset Beach State Park. The park boasts of the stunning Japanese cherry blossoms along Wooster Street. The breathtaking Daffodil Festival with 600,001 bulbs in all of their glory at Hubbard Park is another sight to behold.
Distance:Two hours, 15 minutes by car
Attractions:Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale Center for British Art, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, East Rock Park, Knights of Columbus Museum, Long Wharf Theatre, Grove Street Cemetery, Chapel Street, New Haven Green, Edgerton Park.
Markets:John Slade Ely House, English Building Markets.
Restaurants: Modern Apizza, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Barcelona, Prime 16, Union League Cafe
Activities: Yale Campus Tours, Shore Line Trolley Museum, Yale Center for British Art
The Thimble Islands are cherished summer pursuits blessed with 40 miles of prime shoreline real estate, swimming, sunbathing, and cruising. Have fun at the arts outdoors at the Annual Craft Expo (Guilford), the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.Enjoy performances by Elm City Shakespeare in Edgewood Park. If you wish to enjoy the festival season then visit the city in August withOyster Festival (Milford), the Potato and Corn Festival (North Branford), and Odyssey (Orange).
Fall brings more treat and The North Haven and Durham fairs are complete with rides, agricultural events with livestock and customary carnival treats. Pick some apples and pumpkins from the farms or get a ride in maze farms. If you want to wonder at dazzling fall flora, head to Rt. 63 through Woodbridge and Bethany.
Holiday season brings seasonal lights and holiday shopping amalgamates beauty and practicality from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Visitors are surrounded by festive decorations in the town centres while exploring eclectic boutiques. Proceed directly to Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets or The Shops at Yale if ruthless efficiency is your shopping game plan. Capture the Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Point Park or illuminated beauty of Silver Lights in Hubbard Park.
Have a fun-filled and educational trip to Yale Peabody Museum andyou may as well like to brave the frosty weather where you may track eagles and seals on their annual pilgrimages.