Things to Do in New Haven, CT

Our list of the best things to do in New Haven, Connecticut, features the top 1074 nearby activities — including 428 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.

The results below include the top 32 things to do within the city of New Haven, CT , followed by 276 popular activities in nearby cities, including Stratford, Bridgeport, Hamden, Wallingford, Fairfield, Milford, Middletown, Waterbury, Clinton, Branford, Guilford, Southington, Trumbull, West Haven, Madison, Southbury, Shelton, Meriden, Woodbury, Bristol, Cheshire, Westport, New Britain, Westbrook, Naugatuck, Mashantucket, East Haven, Plantsville and Port Jefferson

New Haven, CT

Highlights
  • Theaters - 4 Activities
  • Parks - 4 Activities
  • Libraries - 2 Activities
  • National & State Parks - 2 Activities

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Yale University Art Gallery
1
0.2 Miles

Yale University Art Gallery

1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520
Art Gallery
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.

Rating

97% 833 Votes Submit a Review
Yale Center for British Art
2
0.1 Miles

Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel Street at High St, New Haven, CT 06520
Art Museum
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

93% 379 Votes Submit a Review
Yale University
3
0.1 Miles

Yale University

Colleges & Universities
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.

Rating

94% 643 Votes Submit a Review
Long Wharf Theater
4
0.9 Miles

Long Wharf Theater

222 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT
Theaters
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

95% 346 Votes Submit a Review
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
5
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.

Rating

98% 111 Votes Submit a Review
Yale Repertory Theater
6
0.2 Miles

Yale Repertory Theater

222 York St, New Haven, CT
Theaters
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

95% 113 Votes Submit a Review
Taste of New Haven
7
1.5 Miles

Taste of New Haven

96 Blake Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Walking 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

99% 87 Votes Submit a Review
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
8
0.6 Miles

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06520
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.

Rating

88% 546 Votes Submit a Review
Knights of Columbus Museum
9
0.5 Miles

Knights of Columbus Museum

1 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Specialty Museums
Commemorating the organization that was founded in New Haven in 1882, the Knights of Columbus Museum, opened to the public in 1982. The museum is dedicated to archiving and exhibiting documents and artifacts about the organization's history and works.

Rating

95% 40 Votes Submit a Review
Shubert Theater
10
0.1 Miles

Shubert Theater

247 College St, New Haven, CT
Theaters
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

77% 154 Votes Submit a Review

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