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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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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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.
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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