Welcome to New Haven, CT
As you drive northeast along Interstate 95, culturally rich New Haven is the final urban obstacle between southwestern Connecticut's overdeveloped coast and southeastern Connecticut's quieter shoreline. The remainder of the jagged coast, which stretches to the Rhode Island, consists of small coastal villages, quiet hamlets, and relatively undisturbed beaches. The only interruptions along this seashore are the industry and piers of New London and Groton. Mystic, Stonington, Old Saybrook, Clinton, and Guilford are havens for fans of antiques and boutiques. North of Groton, near the town of Ledyard, the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation owns and operates Foxwoods Casino and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. The Mohegan Indians run the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville. These two properties have added noteworthy hotels and marquee restaurants in recent years. Explore
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Gothic architecture stands beside iconic modern buildings. Explore rare books and manuscripts and the windowless “tombs” of Yale’s secret societies.
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Every other year The Game, one of the oldest rivalries in college football, is played at the Yale Bowl. If you’re there when it’s there, go.
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Designed by Louis Kahn, this gem of a museum houses a treasure trove of antiquities, paintings and sculpture. Nearby: the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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For two weeks every June the International Festival of Arts & Ideas fills venues at Yale with dance, music, theater and lectures — and most are free.
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The biggest names in theater regularly appear in the Rep’s critically acclaimed productions of new plays and bold interpretations of classics.
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Fans wax poetic about the thin crusts baked in coal-fired brick ovens, topped with a salty-sweet sauce. Try the white clam pie. Enough said.
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