Travel guide for New Haven, Connecticut home of Yale University

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New Haven, Connecticut Travel Guide

New Haven is a coastal city located on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in Connecticut.  Founded by English Puritans in 1638. It was the first planned city in the U.S.  Eight streets were laid out in a four by four grid creating what is now known as the “Nine Square Plan.”

New Haven is best known as the home of Yale University, established in 1701.  A visit to the three-century-old campus will delight anyone who loves books, history, art and/or architecture.  

New Haven Food

The hamburger was invented in 1900 by Louis Lassen when a customer asked for a meal to go.  Visit Louis’ Lunch and try the original hamburger or get it with the “cheese works.”  

There’s a culinary war going on in New Haven over which pizza is the best.  New Haven’s apizza is a thin crust coal oven baked tomato pie covered with grated cheese.  Visit Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Modern Apizza, Sally’s Apizza, Apizza Grande, and more and decide for yourself.

What to Do in New Haven

Art, culture and history are celebrated in New Haven.  Visit the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University Art Gallery, and Yale Center for British Art.

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has one of the few remaining Guttenberg Bibles and the New Haven Museum features local history.

Visit Lighthouse Point Park and its beach and enjoy swimming and beautiful sunsets.  New Haven has its share of paranormal activity and you can take a Ghost Walk…if you dare.

Hotel Deals

Anytime you can book a great hotel at 52% off the original price, you’ve got yourself a bargain!  Spend less on your hotel and you can travel more.  Book your stay through to realize the savings.

  • Tower Inn & Suites       52% Discount
  • Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection       42% Discount
  • Holiday Inn Express Branford – New Haven       40% Discount
  • Red Roof Inn PLUS + & Suites Guilford       39% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Guilford near I-95       37% Discount
  • SpringHill Suites Milford       35% Discount
  • Red Roof Inn Meriden       30% Discount
  • Hilton Garden Inn Milford       26% Discount
  • Holiday Inn Cheshire – Southington       25% Discount
  • New Haven Village Suites       22% Discount
  • Quality Inn Waterbury       22% Discount
  • Quality Inn & Suites       21% Discount
  • Comfort Inn & Suites       18% Discount
  • American Inn       17% Discount
  • Courtyard of New Haven Wallingford       15% Discount
  • Four Points by Sheraton Meriden       15% Discount
  • Hampton Inn & Suites New Haven – South       15% Discount
  • Hampton Inn Milford       15% Discount
  • Hilton Garden Inn Wallingford Meriden       15% Discount
  • Homewood Suites by HIlton Wallingford – Meriden       15% Discount
  • Hyatt Place Milford/New Haven       15% Discount
  • The Wallingford Victorian Inn       15% Discount
  • Evergreen Bed & Breakfast       14% Discount
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Meriden       14% Discount
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford       14% Discount
  • The Scranton Seahorse Inn       13% Discount
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott Wallingford       12% Discount
  • Graduate New Haven       12% Discount
  • Best Western Executive Hotel of New Haven       11% Discount
  • New Haven Hotel       11% Discount
  • Red Roof Inn Milford – New Haven       11% Discount
  • Courtyard New Haven at Yale       10% Discount
  • Quality Inn East Haven – New Haven       10% Discount
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Milford       10% Discount
  • The Blake Hotel       10% Discount
  • Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel       9% Discount
  • Carriage House       9% Discount
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton       8% Discount
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milford       4% Discount