New Haven is a charming city on the east coast, just a quick train ride away from many exciting destinations, including New York. Discover how travelers of all ages and interests can spend a weekend in Connecticut and enjoy local museums, outdoor favorites and restaurants.
PEZ Visitor Center, located just outside of New Haven, CT.
FOR THE MUSEUM LOVER
- This free, public museum is a must-see for any traveler wanting to better appreciate and understand art. The Yale University Art Gallery organizes a variety of exhibitions and educational programs ranging from modern and contemporary to photography and drawings.
- Bookworms from around the world flock to Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library to read some of the oldest and rarest books, manuscripts and literary archives. Travel Tip: Before you visit, check out the library’s calendar of upcoming events for free concerts, tours and writing workshops.
- Although this collector’s candy was first introduced in Vienna, Austria in 1927, you can find the PEZ Visitor Center just outside of New Haven. Here, you’ll discover more than 4,000 sq. ft. of PEZ memorabilia, trivia and candy experiences!
- Experience an adrenaline rush at It Adventures Rope Course. This indoor rope course has more than 100 activities to enjoy, including a liquid firework show.
- Make your trip to Connecticut rock when you take an adventure to West Rock Ridge, a public recreation area that hosts dog walking, hiking and picnics.
- Have a little explorer on your hands? The New Haven Park Rangers host New Haven’s Outdoor Adventure Program, a safe and fun learning experience for kids of all ages to learn about bio-diversity and eco-consciousness through activities like archery, white water rafting and snorkeling.
- If you’re looking for seasonal, flavor-focused farm to coastal cuisine, Heirloom is the restaurant for you. Travel Tip: This restaurant is located next to the Yale University Art Gallery and Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
- Basta Trattoria was opened in 2004 with the goal of keeping Italian culture alive in Connecticut while incorporating New Haven’s sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients and charming atmosphere.
- In the mood for spice? Stemming from the word Oleaceae, the olive family, Olea is New Haven’s innovative Spanish-Mediterranean led by Executive Chef Manuel Romero.
FOR THE ADVENTURE ENTHUSIAST
FOR THE FOODIE
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