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Things to Do in New Haven

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  • Katie C
    Indianapolis, IN419 contributions
    What a lovely campus! Take a stroll if you have a bit of time in the area, the buildings are absolutely beautiful!
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Katie C
    Indianapolis, IN419 contributions
    An absolutely fantastic collection - worth a stop if you are in the area! Don't miss out on the Picasso!
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT1,623 contributions
    I used to love coming to this extensive, detailed, and fascinating museum. They have large collections and exhibits on human evolution, dinosaurs, minerals, ancient Egypt, and various animals, all of which are well-curated and clearly well cared-for. They also have interesting temporary exhibits (back when the Rudd Center was here, they had an exhibit on food ingredients). This museum is currently closed for renovations and is expected to reopen in early 2024, although in the meantime, they have an @Home site where you can learn about their exhibits and do some hands-on activities from the comfort of your home. I look forward to seeing their newly renovated space!
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • Katie C
    Indianapolis, IN419 contributions
    One-hundred percent worth the trip in the door to see the fantastic architecture here. It may not look like much from the outside, but don't be fooled!
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Anita G
    Reading, MA120 contributions
    There are some real gems of British art here; the descriptions could be more informative. Electronic guides would have been super helpful. Our favorites were The history paintings by Marc Quinn, on view until October 16, 2022, especially Emma Gonzalez speaks at a rally for gun control. Staff were uniformly friendly and helpful.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Francisco A
    1 contribution
    Great view of the city, but it took me like 20 minutes to reach the top. Prepare to walk the whole way.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Jimbilly
    Beverly Hills, FL445 contributions
    Being my Council's 14485 Grand Knight and visiting the area I made it a point to visit our Founder's museum. There is free parking beneath the building with stairs and an elevator taking you to the main floor. Once inside you are warmly greeted by the receptionist who explains the layout of the museum. Once you start you will learn the entire life of Blessed McGivney through a video and exhibits. You will learn much about how and why the Knights were started and the help that they provided to the many poor and disadvantaged in the area. One of the rooms is called the Papal Hall where you will learn about all the Popes from the inspection of the organization. You will read about all the past Supreme Knights, famous Americans who were members of the Knights and the charities that the Knights contribute to through their works. There is no admission, and I would suggest allotting 1-2 hours for your visit. St. Mary's church where Blessed McGivney served is a short drive away.
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • Katie C
    Indianapolis, IN419 contributions
    The architecture here is lovely, and there are enough food options to get you by. A nice station to grab a train.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • ReviewGuyNoVI
    Novi, MI2,192 contributions
    The park is a gem of a location and very close to the highway and only minutes from New Haven. We were in town for an event at Yale Uni and decided to come here. Upon pulling into the park entrance there are signs asking for $25 cash only payment for parking and entrance. CT residents pay less...

    The park has some sandy beach areas but most is rocky with shallow water. Water was fairly cold for a 95 degree day in CT summer. I was not prepared for swimming but did go into to check out the water temp.

    There is a canteen to buy snacks, lunch, and drinks at a higher than expected price. Best if you bring your own picnic and food so you can enjoy all day with your own chairs/canopy.

    Lighthouse has great potential for photographers and wedding are happening here’s every weekend. I recommend bringing lots of water and food and staying at least for few hours!
    Written 25 July 2019
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  • ChuckeyGal
    Chuckey, TN77 contributions
    The show was deeply moving and we were all so happy to have seen it. I recommend it for anyone - families especially. The theater is historic but well kept. Acoustics were excellent. We sat in the Mezzanine and could see and hear quite well.
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA474 contributions
    There are lots of interesting restaurants, shops & Yale museums along this street; which is a short walk from either of New Haven's train stations. Most of the shop spaces are open for business; there are only a few "For Rent" empty storefronts which otherwise make a shopping district gloomy.
    Written 20 August 2021
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  • Nghia71
    Ottawa, Canada406 contributions
    Very nice place. Unfortunately perhaps because of the weather the surrounding greens and trees were pretty dried. Beautiful bay with nice people. The charge for entry ($30 for out-of-state) is pretty high, I think.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Susie
    2 contributions
    This is a lovely place to go for a picnic or to run around with the kids and/or dogs. It has a big rolling meadow, trees, a beautiful fountain and greenhouses with lots of interesting plants.
    Written 5 July 2021
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  • C D M
    Whippany, NJ502 contributions
    Nice clean area with many many places to eat (as it should be) SO many choices it would be a while to get through them ALL. I would come back to try it however.
    Written 23 August 2020
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  • Grant B
    Middletown, CT209 contributions
    My friend love going to the Long Wharf Theater. The cost of the tickets are reasonable . We sure enjoy see a Play here. The staff is wonderful and helpful. Easy parking and No charge. We are looking forward a play soon for us.
    Written 5 July 2019
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