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Downtown New Haven - A Cultural Gathering Place since 1638

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States, downtown New Haven, CT has been welcoming residents and visitors for over 375 years. Nine leafy town squares, designed by the original Puritans, make up one of the most residential downtown areas anywhere in the country. Enjoy diverse restaurants and cafés, a thriving theater scene and distinctive boutiques and shops to satisfy every taste. Stroll the shady paths in New Haven Green, a 16-acre park that hosts the Festival of Arts & Ideas and the New Haven Jazz Festival. Tour the New Haven Green Historic District, a National Historic Landmark District, home to three 19th century churches. A day in downtown New Haven is an unforgettable experience, steeped in history.


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  • Festival of Arts & Ideas
  • New Haven Jazz Festival
  • New Haven Restaurant Week


  • Walking Tours
  • Dining
  • Picnics
  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Historic Landmarks


  • Is There Parking Downtown?

    There are more than 15,000 public parking spots throughout downtown New Haven. Take your pick from metered street parking, paid garages and surface parking lots throughout the downtown area and in the adjacent residential neighborhoods. All metered parking enforces time limits between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. You can use your credit card to pay at the meter in the City Center.
  • is public transit available?

    If you're arriving at Union Station, there's a complimentary shuttle to downtown New Haven. Then, once you're in the city, enjoy an easy-to-use bus system to travel conveniently throughout New Haven. Adult fares are just $1.50 per ride, with free transfers. Discounted fares for youth and seniors, along with information on other multi-day passes can be found here: http://www.infonewhaven.com/content/new-haven-busses.

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