New Haven is filled with culture. Spend your days exploring the history of the U.S., or shopping at one of the many outlet shopping centers in the area. At night, the city stays alive with concerts, clubs, and theatre performances happening almost all the time. No matter what you came for, you’ll never be bored in this New England city.
New Haven may be a historical landmark, but there are still plenty of fun things to do besides go to museums. To fulfill your shopping needs, check out the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets to stop in all of your favorite stores, or find some fun New Haven antiques along New Haven’s Chapel Street. If you want to check out some artwork this summer, be sure to be in town for the two-week long International Festival of Arts and Ideas, where performers and artists from around the world gather to show off their talents, as well as give lectures and provide family fun events. If you do happen to have a knack for history, the New Haven Museum does a wonderful job and wrapping up all the history of the town, from events like the first settlement in the area to some great inventors like Eli Whitney. You can also take a tour of Yale University, one of the most prestigious universities in the country, with all the history to prove it. Looking to spend the day by the beach? Hammonasset Beach State Park is the place to be for a relaxing day by the water. For some fun after hours, BAR provides both food and entertainment as one of New Haven’s most popular dance clubs; and Firehouse 12 offers a more relaxed setting with a modern lounge area and jazz music.
There are many different day trips you can take from New Haven. Get in the car and head about three hours northeast and you can find yourself in Cape Cod, perfect for biking or spending the day out by the beach. Head a little more north for two hours and you’ll arrive in Boston, where you can explore historic places like Harvard College or Walden Pond. For just a bit of a longer journey, you can drive three hours up to Vermont to visit the original Ben & Jerry’s, and continue to enjoy the New England lifestyle. If you’re looking to head south for the day, hop on a train at the Amtrak station and spend the day in New York City, for a fun day filled with shopping and sightseeing. If the Big Apple sounds a little too hectic for your taste, you can take a longer bus ride down to Washington D.C. and explore the capital and all its monuments. Feeling a beach day? Make the one-hour drive to Scarsdale, CT and visit Old Lyme, a beautiful beach where you can relax or shop the day away.
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Getting around New Haven can be done many different ways, depending on where you’re headed. Union Station offers an Amtrak train for any ventures up north, with connections between New York and Boston. The Metro North railroad at Union Station will take you right to Grand Central Station in NYC, so hop on this train for your day trip to the city. The local train in the area is New Haven’s Shore Line East (SLE), and operates between New Haven and Old Saybrook daily. For some sea travel, Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Co., as well as Cross Sound Ferry Services Inc., offer both vehicle and passenger transportation to Long Island, NY year round. There are also local bus services than run through both the greater New Haven area, as well as downtown New Haven. For car rental service, there are a variety of different car rental agencies in the area, including Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis.
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