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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Premise
“A 26 mile 40 ride to the history and ocean view of our lighthouse. On your way pass Hither Hill State Park where New York’s own Teddy Roosevelt trained his “ Rough Riders “!”
  • 80 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The incredible collections at the Yale University Gallery are a must see for anyone visiting New Haven. The range of styles and eras represented will satisfy the most diverse groups. Works include paintings and scultptures from Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko. As a small bonus, admission is free!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Aquarium
“A must do while you are here...I don’t care how old you are. And, don’t miss the penguins!!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“A great maritime museum with lots of story telling and magnificent boats all shapes and sizes. A historical educational village that takes you back in time... A great family day trip!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Museum
“The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is among the oldest, largest, and most prolific university natural history museums in the world. Exhibits & dioramas on evolution, natural environments & human origins, with a regional focus. The Peabody museum is a great way to spend some time, ss you can explore the whole museum in about 2 hours. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Casino
“Foxwoods is around 30 min away and the largest casino in the north east! Whether you like gambling, shopping or a good meal they have something for everyone ! ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun live music venue. Gets really crowded on the weekends in the city. Week day show might be a better bet.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Yale is one of the oldest universities in the United States, with beautiful architecture, historic libraries, and numerous cultural offerings.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Six Flags is a huge attraction with rides for all ages. It has a Halloween theme season as well. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great side trip especially on a rainy day. If you are interested in art and art history this is a nice diversion - stop for lunch and shopping in Amagansett or East Hampton afterwards. Be sure to check the hours - as they are limited.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Long considered the one of the top 5 if not number 1 pizzeria's in the country, Frank Pepe's Pizzeria is a must visit. Unsurprisingly, Hyatus recommends the White Clam Pizza. Invented at Franke Pepe's (they also invented their coal-fired pizza ovens which are still in use today), the white clam pizza is made with fresh clams, garlic, cheese, olive oil, and is just absolutely delicious.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“All things considered, this might be your favorite place to dance, eat, and drink in New Haven. The vibe is lit, the pizza is scrumptious, the beer selection is fantastic, and the prices are great. Looking to recreated that college night out magic for the reunion or just looking to dance the night away with some friends? BAR is the place to go!”
  • 47 locals recommend
History Museum
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“Mark Twain's home is a beautiful Queen Anne style design, and the tours are fabulous. They also have a gallery and host exhibits featuring many different artists, so a visit here goes beyond just the works of Mark Twain. It's also directly next to the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, so you can visit both with one stop.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Hotel
“Local, upscale. Excellent gourmet dining. Arrive early to get a table on the porch and watch the world go by. Pricey, but worth it. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Trail
“Miles of trails surround this historic park. If you're up for the challenge, hike up the side of the rock for excellent views of New Haven at the top! ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Casino
“Restaurants, bars, stores, and clubs! This is an all in one stop and is great for winter visitors or on rainy days. Plenty of parking on site, but it's close enough for a cheap Uber ride!”
  • 33 locals recommend

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Casino
“Foxwoods is around 30 min away and the largest casino in the north east! Whether you like gambling, shopping or a good meal they have something for everyone ! ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Long considered the one of the top 5 if not number 1 pizzeria's in the country, Frank Pepe's Pizzeria is a must visit. Unsurprisingly, Hyatus recommends the White Clam Pizza. Invented at Franke Pepe's (they also invented their coal-fired pizza ovens which are still in use today), the white clam pizza is made with fresh clams, garlic, cheese, olive oil, and is just absolutely delicious.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“All things considered, this might be your favorite place to dance, eat, and drink in New Haven. The vibe is lit, the pizza is scrumptious, the beer selection is fantastic, and the prices are great. Looking to recreated that college night out magic for the reunion or just looking to dance the night away with some friends? BAR is the place to go!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Casino
“Restaurants, bars, stores, and clubs! This is an all in one stop and is great for winter visitors or on rainy days. Plenty of parking on site, but it's close enough for a cheap Uber ride!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Well known, well appointed and wonderful food. Northern Italian for the most part and locally grown and sourced produce and fish. Fab brunch on Sundays in the off season. See and be seen!”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A favorite! Sophisticated bar scene. Part of the Hillstone Group, well known for their beautiful rich interiors, open kitchen, superior service and great food! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Hotel
“It used to be that if you wanted to party on the East End, you were either battling the lines and awful people at horrible clubs like Pink Elephant (RIP) and Jet East (RIP) in Southampton, reverting to your old college ways at Stephen’s Talkhouse, or getting really messy at The Point and Memory Motel in Montauk (which is absolutely still a good idea). Now, everyone just goes to the Surf Lodge - or tries to. At this point, Saturday nights are completely off limits. It’s an absolute zoo. We get our Surf Lodge in around 6 or 7pm for an early cocktail and live music, or on a rainy Friday when it’s empty. Eating a full meal here isn’t necessary, unless you’re booking with the hopes of eating dinner here to skip the line.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This and Bostwick's On the Harbor off Gann Road in Springs are def favorites for Seafood!!! The Harbor has incredibly beautiful sunsets and great happy hour specials. The Chowder House is casual and fun w extra delish seafood! Warning: ALWAYS CROWDED!”
  • 35 locals recommend

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