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Greater New Haven, South Central Connecticut

While Greater New Haven is rife with New England heritage, even our most traditional spots – from lighthouses and charming town greens to world-class museums and Yale’s architecturally-renowned campus – become settings for lively concerts and events. Nightfall seldom means bedtime, with live bands, cool clubs, casual pubs, sophisticated lounges and theater performances around every corner.  For more information, visit www.visitnewhaven.com.

Things to do in Greater New Haven

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Dining

Restaurants like Barcelona, Assagio, Anna Liffey’s Irish Pub, Coromandel Cuisine of India, and La Luna promise a multicultural feast and they deliver deliciously. Don't miss our core ethnic dining experience, based on our strong Italian-American heritage, with the famed coal-fired apizza from Pepe’s and Sally’s to the elegant dining of Tre Scalini.  More info.

Photo: Derek Dudek

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Shopping

Shopping in Greater New Haven is about the eclectic, the obsessed, the unexpected. It’s about running across stores with their own personalities, stores that aren’t anywhere else. The town centers are lined with intimate, inimitable storefronts. And for higher ceilings and cut-great bargains, check out the outlet malls of Clinton or the Shops at Yale.  More info.

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History

New Haven, founded in 1638, was the first planned city in America and is the home of Yale University, but each of our towns has something wonderful to offer for history buffs.  From the Henry Whitfield House State Museum to the Shore Line Trolley Museum.  More info.

Photo: New Haven Green - Michael Marsland/Yale University

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Arts & Culture

Visitors enjoy arts and culture on a grand scale in Greater New Haven. Works by Constable, Monet, Warhol and other legendary artists on display are just the tip of the paint brush. Prefer your art al fresco? Stroll the Madison Sculpture Mile or download the walking art tour maps of New Haven and Yale University.  More info.

Photo: Yale University Art Gallery - Michael Marsland/Yale University

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Recreation

With the Long Island Sound in its front yard and the rocky high cliffs of multiple state parks in its backyard, Greater New Haven has natural advantages that even many states don't have. Start on the shore, where public beaches and boardwalks stretch on for miles or head to the hills for a variety of trails.  More info.

Photo: Thimble Islands, Branford - CT Office of Tourism

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Travel Information

Greater New Haven is at the epicenter of southern New England. Located at the intersection of major interstates or an easy train ride on Metro-North or Amtrak, you will be here in a flash.  More info.

Photo: Union Station, New Haven - Kindra Clineff

Towns of Greater New Haven

Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Durham, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Middlefield, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge