- 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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The Eli Whitney Museum is more of a children's scientific workshop for building things than a conventional museum. The museum offers programs where students can build items such as pinball machines or host birthday parties.
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30 Hood Ter, West Haven, CT 6516 MoreLess Info
West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center collects and preserves artifacts that reflect how soldiers lived and survived during conflict. The collection includes weaponry, uniforms, and equipment used to support the troops from the American Revolution to the present.
A children's play center, Monkey Joe's features inflatable play structures, a toddler play area and an arcade with redemption games. The center also offers a party room for private events and a concession area with food and drinks.
Hamden's West Rock Ridge State Park is free to visit. Its visitor center includes composting toilets. The park features several exclusive hiking trails, and multiple trails for mountain bikers and guests on horseback.
Savin Rock Beach is a rocky beach featuring a waterside walkway. Visitors may enjoy the scenic views the beach provides with small picturesque cottages lining the far shore. The beach also houses Jimmies, a small seafood restaurant.
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17 River St, East Haven, CT 6512 MoreLess Info
Nestled in East Haven, Connecticut, the Shore Line Trolley Museum offers a look back to the heydey of trolleys and streetcars. Patrons may purchase rides on a restored trolley or browse the museum.