- 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.
- 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
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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
98% 1247 votes
1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520 MoreLess Info
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.
92% 479 votes
1080 Chapel Street at High St, New Haven, CT 06520 MoreLess Info
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.
94% 857 votes
New Haven, CT MoreLess Info
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.
94% 398 votes
222 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT MoreLess Info
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.
97% 103 votes
96 Blake Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
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.
98% 133 votes
121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
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.
95% 117 votes
222 York St, New Haven, CT MoreLess Info
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.
95% 63 votes
1 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
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.
93% 57 votes
227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MoreLess Info
Established in 1797, Grove Street Cemetery, was the first chartered cemetery in the nation and was the first designed for family plots. The cemetery serves as the final resting place for many historically significant figures and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
91% 822 votes
170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06520 MoreLess Info
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.