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Locals Love: New Haven

Home of Yale University and America’s best pizza, New Haven is a rarity these days—a modern, vibrant city with a passionate connection to its historic past. Whether they’re students or longtime locals, city residents are proud of its pedigree—both as an internationally recognized educational center and a hub for art, science and history museums. And its energetic, inclusive vibe has created a lively culture of international cuisines and communities. So, if you want to experience New Haven safely and like a local, start with the suggestions below. Then go to Visit New Haven for even more ideas.

How to Get Here

New Haven is just under two hours by train from New York City. You can take Amtrak from Penn Station, or Metro-North’s New Haven line from Grand Central Terminal. There’s even a free weekday shuttle from Union Station to the New Haven Green. See all the transportation options near you with the CTrides transit finder.

Flying in? Tweed New Haven Regional Airport is closest and served by American Airlines. Or if you’re road tripping it, New Haven is right on I-95, which follows the coastline through the state of Connecticut.

Want More?

Visit New Haven and INFONewHaven are two of the sites locals use to find out what’s on and what’s happening in New Haven. The annual Cherry Blossom Fest in April, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in June and the Connecticut Open in August are just a few of the great times to visit!

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