Without a doubt the most walkable city center between New York City and Boston, New Haven is the ideal destination to ditch your vehicle and explore on foot or opt for two wheels instead. From the campus of Yale, you can access night life, history and more! 

New Haven is a mecca for the active and adventurous. When you’re not playing – branch out on your own to enjoy the serenity of a park or the ambiance of an outdoor concert. Rich in art and enjoyment – New Haven has something for everyone. 

Embrace the summer: 40 miles of prime shoreline real estate, sunbathing, swimming and cruising the Thimble Islands are cherished summer pursuits. Soak up the arts outdoors at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas – Within a few miles you will find beaches, hiking trails, historic attractions, and charming New England towns.

Nightlife: Looking for someplace for a post game meeting? Check out this list of Breweries in the local area and you wont be dissapointed. If you’re looking to stay out,  Toad’s Place has a legendary stage that has hosted the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen. Firehouse 12 is an architecturally stunning new lounge with an acclaimed jazz series. The new kid on the block is the College Street Music Hall, located on the former site of the legendary Palace Theater. The walkable downtown makes changing your mind easy, too. So don’t worry about narrowing down your options: the night’s still young.


New Haven is easily accessible by car, train, bus, and airplane.

Nearby airports include:

Tweed-New Haven Airport (airport code HVN), is approximately four miles from the Yale campus. It is a small regional airport serviced by American Airlines via Philadelphia. Taxis, buses, and rental cars are available at Tweed.

  • Bradley International Airport (BDL) (53 miles to campus)
  • LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) (72 miles to campus)
  • Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City (80 miles to campus),
  • Newark International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ (92 miles to campus)=
  • Amtrak provides direct train service from Newark airport to New Haven’s Union Station.

For all other airports, private shuttle services are available through Connecticut Limousine (800.472.5466) and GO Airport Shuttle (866.284.3247). Please be sure to make reservations for shuttle services well in advance.

No really, there is more than pizza (if you want)!

Though its pizza may be thin, its roots run deep. Not only is New Haven responsible for patenting ‘Apizza’, but it was also recently confirmed to be the ‘birthplace of the hamburger’ by the Library of Congress. And that’s only a small slice of the pie.

From hyper-local hotspots like Claire’s Corner Copia to innovative, globally-inspired eateries like Barcelona – New Haven offers an array of options to please any palate, while adventurous eaters are invited to step up to the ‘plate’ with endangered crab at Miya’s Sushi, known worldwide for its unusually sustainable fare. No matter what you’re in the mood for, your taste buds won’t find innovative menu items like these anywhere else.

Looking for full dining options in New Haven beyond your yelp app? Visit New Haven have curated a list of some top options. 


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If you want something different form your standard hotel – rom bed and breakfasts to charming inns, or luxury resorts to economical motels, the New Haven area has a selection of lodging to meet every individual comfort and budget.