Things to Do in New Haven, CT

Our list of the best things to do in New Haven, Connecticut, features the top 210 nearby activities — including 82 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

New Haven, CT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoors, Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.

The results below include the top 20 things to do within the city of New Haven, CT , followed by 49 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bridgeport, Stratford, Waterbury, Guilford, Middletown, Shelton, Fairfield, Milford, Branford, Wallingford, Clinton, Hamden, Madison, Westport, Mashantucket, Bristol, Woodbury, East Haven, Meriden and New Britain

New Haven, CT

Highlights
  • Performances - 20 Activities
  • Parks - 16 Activities
  • Historic Sites - 12 Activities
  • Specialty Museums - 12 Activities

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Yale University
1
0.1 Miles

Yale University

Walking Tours, Educational Sites
One of the eight Ivy League colleges, Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut. It has many revered programs, including those in engineering, medicine, musicology, physics and the biological sciences.

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92%
278 Votes
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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
2
0.6 Miles

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06520
Museums, Natural History Museums
Part of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is one of the foremost American museums dedicated to the natural sciences. It is particularly renowned for its collections of fossils, gems and other geological discoveries.

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89%
236 Votes
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Yale University Art Gallery
3
0.2 Miles

Yale University Art Gallery

1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520
Museums, Art Museums
The Yale University Art Gallery is a free institution dedicated to art education, appreciation and preservation. The museum's collections include illuminated manuscripts, coins, historical weaponry, tapestries, sculptures, paintings, bronzes and examples of many other art forms.

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94%
214 Votes
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Yale Center for British Art
4
0.1 Miles

Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel Street at High St, New Haven, CT 06520
Museums, Art Museums
The Yale Center for British Art is a free art museum that holds the largest collection of British art outside of Great Britain. It features a restoration shop and climate-controlled rooms for viewing antique paper documents.

Rating

94%
194 Votes
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Long Wharf Theater
5
0.9 Miles

Long Wharf Theater

222 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT
Performances
Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the Long Wharf Theater is a professional theater heavily involved in community activities, outreach and creative participation. The theater sits on the New Haven Harbor.

Rating

91%
116 Votes
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Shubert Theater
6
0.1 Miles

Shubert Theater

247 College St, New Haven, CT
Performances
New Haven's Shubert Theater was founded in 1969 and maintains a vibrant, diverse repertoire of plays, concerts and musicals. It is a non-profit organization and offers many discounted ticketing programs that make the productions accessible to low-income individuals.

Rating

83%
80 Votes
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Yale Repertory Theater
7
0.2 Miles

Yale Repertory Theater

222 York St, New Haven, CT
Performances
Dedicated to premiering new theatrical productions and to boldly reinterpreting classic favorites, the Yale Repertory Theater is one of the finest professional theater companies in the United States. Its productions often advance to Broadway, and two have won Pulitzer Prizes.

Rating

94%
69 Votes
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Taste of New Haven
8
1.5 Miles

Taste of New Haven

96 Blake Street, New Haven, CT 06511
General Tours
Gourmands love Taste of New Haven, a Connecticut walking tour provider specializing in culinary tourism. Tour participants learn about the city's rich history as they sample its finest and most unusual edible offerings.

Rating

100%
58 Votes
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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
9
0.2 Miles

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511
Libraries
Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is located in New Haven, Connecticut. It contains ancient and archival books, maps, letters and other historically important material and is one of the world's most important research libraries.

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96%
45 Votes
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New Haven Green
10
0.1 Miles

New Haven Green

Parks, Landmarks
The privately-owned New Haven Green is a 16-acre park in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. It is a popular place to stroll, enjoy a picnic lunch, walk dogs and soak up some sunshine.

Rating

73%
33 Votes
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