Welcome to New Haven


Connecticut's second-largest city radiates out from pretty New Haven Green, laid by Puritan settlers in the 1600s. Around it, Yale's over-300-year-old accessible campus offers visitors a wealth of world-class attractions, from museums and galleries to a lively concert program and walking-tour tales of secret societies. As New Haven repositions itself as a thriving home for the arts, architecture and the human mind, the good news is tourism is on the up and crime is in decline.

While Yale may have put New Haven on the map, there’s much to savor beyond campus. Well-aged dive bars, ethnic restaurants, barbecue shacks and cocktail lounges make the area almost as lively as Cambridge's Harvard Sq – but with better pizza and less ego.


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$329 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip from New Haven CT to Philadelphia by Rail

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, welcomes you on a special one-day visit. Depart on the early train from New Haven, CT and, in under 2 hours, you'll be at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, just blocks away from some of the most iconic historic sites in America. Join a hop-on hop-off tour for access to many points of interest in and around the city. Visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Carpenter House, and other historic sites. Or visit some of the wonderful museums in the area including the new National Constitution Center and the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Some of the oldest churches and synagogues are in the historic area as well. If history isn't your thing, visit the famous Eastern State Penitentiary, the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum, the famed Barnes Foundation museum and so much more. Take a load off your feet for an hour or two by having an included 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock cafe with Priority Seating.After a day of shopping, dining and sightseeing, walk around historic 30th Street rail station and enjoy some coffee and pastries before your relaxing rail trip back to New Haven.

$22.99 Outdoor Activities

New Haven Puzzling Adventure

Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you’ll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You’re only timed on your travel and puzzles. At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

New Haven's Ghost Walk

We usually start 7:30 PM Friday and/or Saturday from Starbucks, 1070 Chapel Street, New Haven, opposite the Yale Center for British Art  Please registrar so that we can contact you in case of changes or cancellations because of the weather and any other issues. We start from 1070 Chapel Street, go in a circle, and return near Starbucks.  We suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing for our evening walk and bring along water to keep yourself hydrated.  This tour operates in most weather conditions so please dress appropriately.Some of the places we will visit include:  Skull and Bones Society, New Haven City Hall, New Haven Public Library, the Green, Grove Street Cemetery, and more.

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Waterbury, CT

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.  Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points. You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty.  Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt -New Haven, CT

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.  Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points. You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty.  Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Bridgeport, CT

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.  Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points. You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty.  Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!