- The list below includes 261 free or cheap things to do in or near West Haven, Connecticut, including 115 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Hiking Trails, Bowling and Specialty Museums.
- From Maltby Lakes to Savin Rock Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in West Haven and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Haven, Hamden, Milford and Fairfield.
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.
South Street Beach is a sandy crescent beach known for being relatively quiet and uncrowded. The beach features several rocky outcroppings that make good fishing spots. Visitors can also swim (unsupervised, there are no lifeguards) and go boating.
Located in a historic house that dates back to the early 18th century, the Ward-Heitmann House Museum features an array of exhibits that highlight the natural and cultural history of the surrounding area. They host a variety of special events.
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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.
Organizing community activities, Turkish Cultural Center provides cultural classes for cooking, learning the language, and more. Visitors can go on coffee night trips, movie nights, and festivals hosted by the center.
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.