Things to Do in New Haven, CT

Our list of the best things to do in New Haven, Connecticut, features the top 319 nearby activities — including 130 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 33 things to do within the city of New Haven, CT , followed by 286 popular activities in nearby cities, including Stratford, Fairfield, Hamden, Bridgeport, Wallingford, Milford, Middletown, Waterbury, Clinton, Branford, Guilford, Southington, Trumbull, West Haven, Cheshire, Madison, Southbury, Shelton, Meriden, Woodbury, Bristol, Westport, New Britain, Westbrook, Naugatuck, Mashantucket, East Haven, Plantsville and Port Jefferson

New Haven, CT

Highlights
  • Theaters - 4 Activities
  • Parks - 4 Activities
  • Music Venue - 2 Activities
  • Libraries - 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.

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97% 1073 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

92% 415 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.

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94% 815 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

94% 378 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% 131 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% 115 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

97% 99 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

90% 712 Votes Submit a Review
Edgerton Park
9
1.8 Miles

Edgerton Park

75 Cliff St., New Haven, CT 06511
Parks
This 25-acre jewel located on the edge of New Haven, Edgerton Park, is a favorite destination for people who want to enjoy the gardens and grounds of this old estate. On the National Register of Historic Places, the park features many walking paths, fountains, and greenhouses.

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94% 32 Votes Submit a Review
East Rock Park
10
1.8 Miles

East Rock Park

Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
Parks
East Rock Park, is a 425-acre park in New Haven, CT that features a myriad of sports courts and fields, over 10-miles of hiking and biking trails, and much more. Visitors can also enjoy the Trowbridge Environmental Center and Pardee Rose Garden and Greenhouse.

Rating

89% 114 Votes Submit a Review

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