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What to see in New Haven

New Haven Attractions


New Haven is a vibrant mixture of lofty academia, natural beauty, historic charm and funky student life. Its music and arts scene packs in more diversity and greater quality than perhaps any other city of its size.

Young visitors to New Haven will love the lively student culture: they can dance until dawn in the Crown Street club district and relax the next day at one of the city's many coffeehouses. Less adventurous visitors can enjoy upscale shopping and fine dining, watch a free performance of the Elm Shakespeare Company in Edgerton Park, or visit the Peabody Museum of Natural History. For a taste of New England's seafaring history, visit the famous Freedom Schooner Amistad, which docks at Long Wharf Pier when it isn't voyaging around the world. Exploring the Yale University campus is an absolute must as the grounds encompass so much of the best architecture and scenery of the city, as well as enshrining much of its history.

No visit to New Haven would be complete, however, without sampling what, for many, is its most enjoyable traditional product: New Haven is the birthplace of the American pizza. Age-old contenders Sally's and Pepe's pizzerias, each with an army of fiercely loyal New Havenites, have been battling for the 'best pie' title for more than 60 years.


Freedom Schooner Amistad

Long Wharf Pier in New Haven is the homeport of the Freedom Schooner Amistad, a re-creation of the schooner involved…

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Peabody Museum of Natural History

The stunning exhibitions of the Peabody Museum of Natural History are sure to amaze visitors of all ages. In addition…

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Yale University

Yale, a member of the Ivy League, is one of the oldest universities in the country and one of the most distinguished…

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