- Our list of the best things to do in New Haven, Connecticut, features the top 319 nearby activities — including 134 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: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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Art Plus Studio 1207 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT MoreLess Info
Experienced working artists share their passion for painting with beginners in a casual environment
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.
96% 401 votes
4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 6604 MoreLess Info
Learning is fun and exciting at The Adventure Park at Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Kids and teens learn about nature, survival and teamwork through an enjoyable and challenging series of hiking trails, ropes courses and other outdoor elements. The Park closes during heavy rain.
Art lovers and history buffs always enjoy visiting the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut. This spacious museum owns impressive collections of paintings, drawings, sculptures and other creations made by American artists.
The venerable Hartford Stage Company maintains a packed schedule of theatrical presentations for adults and families, including seasonal favorites such as 'A Christmas Carol.' The Company offers individual tickets, packages and discounted rates for groups.
Cruising the waters around Mystic, Connecticut, Argia Cruises offers four-hour daytime and sunset cruises aboard an 81-foot sailing vessel. The daily tours accommodate up to 48 passengers. Argia Cruises also accepts charter bookings with advance notice.
Groton, Connecticut is home to The Submarine Force Museum, a huge repository of submarine-related items and ephemera. Its centerpiece is the USS Nautilus, a decommissioned military submarine now open for tours.
Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the Wadsworth Atheneum is an art museum dedicated to collecting and preserving art from all countries and time periods, with a particular emphasis on American art. It was the first public art music in the United States.
93% 412 votes
132 Water Street, Norwalk, CT MoreLess Info
Norwalk's Sheffield Island Lighthouse & Nature Trail is preserved and managed by the Sheffield Seaport Association. The lighthouse, which closed in 1902, is available for advance tours and must be accessed via boat.