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New Haven Sights and Landmarks Guide, Connecticut

Sights to see in New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, a city in Connecticut, is best known for being the city where Yale University is located. New Haven is famous for its worth-seeing sights and attractions. The city has a very residential feel to it, but due to the large number of students, there is a burgeoning nightlife as well as many ethnic restaurants. New Haven is neighbored by West Haven, Hartford, Windsor, New York and New Ark etc. Hartford Nightlife and Newark Sights are popular throughout the United States. Many people from New Haven and other nearby cities come here to spend their weekends.

New Haven Sights: Things to Do

You can go to the East Rock Park, the West Rock State Park and the Sleeping Giant State Park. There are many miles of hiking trails in these parks, as well as beautiful views. Also, at the Summit of East Rock Park and West Rock Park you can see the Three Judges Cave. The best cycling trail is the Farmington Canal Trail. There are also community bike rides organized every day, you should check the Devil’s Gear Bike Shop about schedules and bike rent charges. There are also a few local beaches just a short ride from the city centre.

You can also go to “The Green” which is a public park in the centre of the city. It is over three hundred fifty years old and is said to be one of the best parks in the country. There are many festivals held here, like the New Haven Jazz Festival.

If you are in New Haven for St. Patrick’s Day, you can take part in the oldest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the United States. Also, try to visit to Firehouse12 and catch an avant-garde jazz concert here.

New Haven Sights: Things to See

In addition to the wonderful landscapes, there are many popular New Haven sights. Make sure you visit Yale University to get a feel of how an Ivy League university looks like. While there, you should also visit the Peabody Museum of Natural History. The Yale University Art Gallery is also worth going to just is the Sterling Memorial library that includes many items donated by JP Morgan in 1910 including the Yale Babylonian Collection. Other museums to go to are the Shoreline Trolley Museum and the Knights of Columbus Museum, although these are not in Yale University.

If you like scary and spooky things, then go to the Crypt, which is an ancient graveyard under the Centre Church on the green.

New Haven Sights: Dining

Good Dining is available on Wooster Street and dine at one of its Italian restaurants as New Haven is famous for its pizza. New Haven is famous for having introduced pizza to the rest of the country, and pizza in New Haven is made differently from other regions. It has a thin and bitter crust, which is counterbalanced by very high quality ingredients. The most famous pizza parlor is Pepe’s or Sally’s, which are both around eighty years old and have long lines. Another good place is Modern Apizza, which is slightly further from the city centre.

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