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Local New Haven, CT Attractions This Summer

Stay Safe But Still Explore the Many Great Things in and Around New Haven

You can still practice responsible travel and social distancing this summer when visiting New Haven.  We have found the best of New Haven, from history to just enjoying outdoor spaces, these things to do are right at your doorstep when you stay at the New Haven Hotel in the heart of downtown New Haven, CT.  This list has been hand-curated for options and attractions that both remain open on a regular basis and have instituted measures for your social interaction protection.

As one of the oldest cities in the United States, New Haven has had over three centuries to refine its cultural legacy for visitors. So come and enjoy responsibly.

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Yale University Campus Self-Guided Tour

One of the oldest and most historic universities in North America, Yale University campus outdoor spaces remain open and accessible to all.  Take a self-guided tour around the campus sites and history through this map.

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Connecticut Children's Museum

The Connecticut Children's Museum is the largest and oldest children’s museum in Connecticut, founded in 1927.  There are limited admissions, timed to specfic times of day, and new cleaning protocols in place for visitor safety.

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Amistad Park

The Amistad Memorial in New Haven, Connecticut is a bronze sculpture created by Ed Hamilton to recognize the events of the 1839 Amistad Affair. The affair was a kidnapping of 53 Africans and their subsequent mutiny aboard La Amistad.

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New Haven Green

Located on Church Street, the New Haven Green is a historic park in downtown New Haven. Consisting of 16 acres, it is a privately owned park that originally served as the central square of a nine-square settlement plan designed by John Brockett, one of the original Puritan colonists. The park, along with three architecturally important 19th-century churches, was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.

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Small Events, Classes, and Things To Do

Our friends at Town Green District have put together a list of smaller events, classes, and happenings taking place throughout the summer in Downtown New Haven.  All with safety and Covid 19 protections in mind.

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Lighthouse Point Park & New Haven City Parks

Lighthouse Point Park, located on Lighthouse Road in the East Shore area of New Haven, remains open on the weekends.  Additionally, other parks throughout the city remain open with activity schedules posted.

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Movies in the Plaza - Downtown New Haven

Town Green District offers a new series this summer - Movies in the Plaza! Every Wednesday evening at sundown, enjoy your favorite films under the stars in downtown New Haven’s public park - Pitkin Plaza.  Safety guidelines do apply.

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Restaurants Open & Ready

Open Table is maintaining a list of restaurants open and ready to serve you.  With reduced capacities and other measures for your safety, this list is constantly updated to include reservation times open for you.

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