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New Haven, CT

Sterling Memorial Library

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New Haven, CT

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New Haven, CT

Statue of Nathan Hale in front of Connecticut Hall, Yale University

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New Haven's history goes back to the 17th century, when its squares, including a lovely central green for the public, were laid out. The city is home to Yale University. The historic district surrounding Yale and the distinctive shops, prestigious museums, and highly respected theaters downtown are a major draw. New Haven has developed an acclaimed restaurant scene in recent years.

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Take a Free Tour of Yale’s Ivy-Covered Campus

Gothic architecture stands beside iconic modern buildings. Explore rare books and manuscripts and the windowless “tombs” of Yale’s secret societies.

Take a Free Tour of Yale’s Ivy-Covered Campus

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Catch the Harvard-Yale Football Game

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.

Catch the Harvard-Yale Football Game

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Explore the Yale University Art Gallery

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.

Explore the Yale University Art Gallery

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Immerse Yourself in the Arts

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.

Immerse Yourself in the Arts

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See a Play at the Yale Repertory Theatre

The biggest names in theater regularly appear in the Rep’s critically acclaimed productions of new plays and bold interpretations of classics.

See a Play at the Yale Repertory Theatre

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Go for Pizza at Frank Pepe’s

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.

Go for Pizza at Frank Pepe’s

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