Oceanfront living meets historic charm in West Haven. Ideally situated on the Atlantic Ocean, West Haven is very close to New Haven, the home of Yale University and first settled in 1638. Come to West Haven if you’d like to relax while enjoying a beautiful area full of interesting history.
Relax on the beach, walk along the shore, or rent a bike and ride near the waterfront. Take a boat out onto the water and go fishing, or try the seafood at Stowe’s Seafood on Beach Street. The Savin Rock Trail is a wonderful place to walk or bike along the water, while the best shopping and restaurants can be found on Campbell Avenue.
You simply must visit and tour Yale University while in West Haven. The architecture is amazing and transports you back in time. While you’re on campus, stop by the Yale University Art Gallery, which, although small, has some world-class art. The whole family will love the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. It’s not only educational, but fun too! Looking for a game to play? Go to Escape New Haven and have a blast trying to beat the clock and escape the room before the timer runs out. Also be sure to take a stroll through New Haven’s Little Italy. Go to the beach if you’re visiting during the warmer months and feel the salt air on your face and dig your toes in the sand. Starting to get hungry from all your adventures? Try an of these and we’re sure you’ll be more than satisfied: Modern Apizza, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Caseus, Zinc, Prime 16, Union League Café, Heirloom, Olea, or Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill.
You can either drive or ride the train out of town from New Haven. Amtrak can take you to Boston, NYC, Philadelphia or D.C. and there’s always more than a day’s fill in any of these cities! Head over to Newport, Rhode Island to tour the mansions of old and just stroll around this sailing enthusiastic town. If you drive down to Bridgeport, you have the option to stay and explore or take a ferry across to Long Island. If you choose to stay in Bridgeport, there are plenty of museums, parks, and seaside activities to pass the day. If, however, you choose to go to Long Island then be sure to tour the Old Westbury Gardens and Montauk Point Lighthouse.
There’s nothing better than going home at the end of the day, and the only way to really feel at home while away is get a vacation rental. Why go somewhere and not feel at ease? We have so many diverse rental options available and often it’s less expensive than a hotel. Stay right on the waterfront in West Haven so you can enjoy the most beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and ocean views.
Getting around West Haven is a breeze with numerous taxis and a public transit system. Driving a car is also a viable option as finding parking is neither impossible nor overly expensive. New Haven-Union Station provides ready access to New York, Boston and Hartford via Amtrak. Rideshare apps are also another great way to commute by car.
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Our Tripping.com vacation rentals will save you hundreds, offering more amenities than the average hotel room. Going on a business trip? 137 of homes in West Haven offer high-speed wifi internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Have them splash around in any of the 37 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 89 homes with cable TV.
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