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Top recommendations from locals

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Art Museum
“Breathtaking selection of art from all across the globe spanning centuries. Best of all, admission is free! ”
  • 73 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
Bookshop
“One of the most prestigious school in New Haven who does help the community and aspiring students who go to college. They give a lot of scholarship.”
  • 46 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.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Nice restaurant/bar which gets extremely busy. They serve good pizza and have a nice beer selection. It really packs out on Friday and Saturday nights so can be a bit of a wait, though there are also a lot of alternate restaurants along this strip.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Trail
“Great park surrounding East Rock Mountain. Guided trails and cliff steps for hiking. Can also drive up back side to observation platform and monument. Great view of the city!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Yale Center for British Art at Yale University in downtown New Haven, Connecticut, houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“A bit further up from downtown but well worth the drive! Along with Sally's and Pepe, Modern is one of the top 3 Apizza spots that have made New Haven renowned for its pizza. Enjoy delicious brick-oven, thin-crust pizzas in a simple but clean spot. The Hyatus favorite is their specialty Italian Bomb Pizza. But if you are feeling for something a bit less complex, go with the good old Plain Mozzarella. Clam and fresh tomato is also delicious. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Theatre
“You just got to New Haven, so don't worry about heading to NYC to see a Broadway show. The Shubert Theater brings Broadway to downtown New Haven with a 1600 person capacity and incredible shows and musicals, all surrounded by breathtaking early 20th century architecture.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you are visiting New Haven you might already know that New Haven elevates pizza to the next level. Sally's is a cornerstone in New Haven's pizza lore. Every pie is hand made and baked in their famous coal fired ovens. The pizza is thin crusted, large, and slightly charred. If you are in the mood for something simple, go with the delicious plain mozzarella pie. For something a bit different, try their famous White Potato. Be aware of the wait. Especially on weekends, expect to wait an hour. But the pizza is worth it. Notable fans include Frank Sinatra, Al Gore, Kathleen Turner, Don Rickles, Jimmy Durante and Gary Trudeau.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Neighborhood deli with great food serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. If you’re a coffee snob there are many alternatives. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Really nice up-market restaurant and bar. Movie theater across the road and down a block.”
  • 21 locals recommend
College Library
“See the beautiful architecture at the massive rare book library (one of the largest of its kind in the world). The old and rare books are stacked up to 6 stories high in an awe-inspiring glass covered tower. The exhibits themselves are also one of a kind with items such as an original Gutenberg Bible.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very romantic cocktail bar with a speakeasy vibe. They also have high-brow bar food which is good, but limited.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“We hate to say it, but sometimes the local grocery doesn't have that brand you like at the price you can afford. If they don't, try Stop & Shop. They have a huge selection of groceries at affordable prices. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rudy's was relocated and revamped after 75 years of being the best dive bar in town. The new location is cleaner, has better interior design, and an expanded menu, but the fact that it is no longer a dive bar is also a disappointment to many. I don't go here for the service, the food, or the cocktails. I come here for the decent-to-good beer selection, a baseball game on the TV (note, this is NOT a sports bar and the TVs are not invasive) and the company. So this bar may not be the bar for you, but I'm recommending it for those special bar flies out there that don't want anything too fancy and enjoy other bar flies. Don't go on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday nights when they have karaoke/DJs.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Nice restaurant/bar which gets extremely busy. They serve good pizza and have a nice beer selection. It really packs out on Friday and Saturday nights so can be a bit of a wait, though there are also a lot of alternate restaurants along this strip.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“A bit further up from downtown but well worth the drive! Along with Sally's and Pepe, Modern is one of the top 3 Apizza spots that have made New Haven renowned for its pizza. Enjoy delicious brick-oven, thin-crust pizzas in a simple but clean spot. The Hyatus favorite is their specialty Italian Bomb Pizza. But if you are feeling for something a bit less complex, go with the good old Plain Mozzarella. Clam and fresh tomato is also delicious. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If you are visiting New Haven you might already know that New Haven elevates pizza to the next level. Sally's is a cornerstone in New Haven's pizza lore. Every pie is hand made and baked in their famous coal fired ovens. The pizza is thin crusted, large, and slightly charred. If you are in the mood for something simple, go with the delicious plain mozzarella pie. For something a bit different, try their famous White Potato. Be aware of the wait. Especially on weekends, expect to wait an hour. But the pizza is worth it. Notable fans include Frank Sinatra, Al Gore, Kathleen Turner, Don Rickles, Jimmy Durante and Gary Trudeau.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Neighborhood deli with great food serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. If you’re a coffee snob there are many alternatives. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Really nice up-market restaurant and bar. Movie theater across the road and down a block.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Rudy's was relocated and revamped after 75 years of being the best dive bar in town. The new location is cleaner, has better interior design, and an expanded menu, but the fact that it is no longer a dive bar is also a disappointment to many. I don't go here for the service, the food, or the cocktails. I come here for the decent-to-good beer selection, a baseball game on the TV (note, this is NOT a sports bar and the TVs are not invasive) and the company. So this bar may not be the bar for you, but I'm recommending it for those special bar flies out there that don't want anything too fancy and enjoy other bar flies. Don't go on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday nights when they have karaoke/DJs.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sushi, but not the typical kind you would expect (got served insects here once, so be warned). I enjoy their end of the night "happy hour" deals.”
  • 15 locals recommend

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