How to Visit New Haven on a Budget

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If you haven’t taken that leap into traveling because you worry too much about the costs, we get you! 

Traveling is such a fun experience, and you should not be restricted because of these worries. Being happy while having memorable experiences does not always mean breaking the bank. You can still enjoy it while taking account of your finances, and now is the perfect time to minimize cost and maximize possibilities.

After all, traveling on a budget does not just mean cutting on expenses but also means being wise on where you spend your pennies.

Is this something you like to do? If your answer is yes and you are planning to visit New Haven, we came up with some ways you can wing it.

PLAN AHEAD

Nothing beats having a plan. Come up with a good list of places you want to visit, dine, and things you want to do ahead of time to avoid cramming and missing out. You should also decide if you will go solo or in a group because this can affect how much time you will have to allot and spend in a specific place.

COME UP WITH AN ITINERARY

New Haven is a phenomenal place for everyone because of a variety of reasons. It is rich in art, sumptuous meals, and a sandy seaside area perfect for de-stressing. It has so much to offer that thinking about the length of stay is a hard choice. 

Handpick the places, and listing them out as an itinerary can help maximize your stay.

TRAVEL OUT OF SEASON

If you travel out of season, you can avoid the clump of tourists photo-bombing your souvenir photos. You can also have more time to enjoy and appreciate the place without getting stressed with traffic. 

The busiest month to visit New Haven is April, followed by June, and July, and off-peak during November. 

PACK WISELY

You don’t want to ruin your much-awaited trip because of a closet mistake or because you forgot to pack something, right? No one wants that, and it would mean extra expense!

We are all about a smooth travel experience that’s why having a checklist is also a good practice. If you plan to go here during summer (and most times) comfortable casual clothes can be your go-to outfit.

BE SMART ABOUT YOUR TRANSPORTATION

Transportation accounts for the bulk of a traveler’s price tag. Depending on where you are from, New Haven can be traveled via private car, train, bus, or airport shuttle.

Unfortunately, there is no direct flight to New Haven, so International travelers can choose among the five (5) nearby airports to Connecticut. The nearest airport New Haven (HVN) Airport is 3.3 miles away while Islip (ISP) is 37.1 miles, Hartford (BDL) 4 miles, White Plains (HPN) (43.8 miles), and New York La Guardia (LGA) (61.8 miles).

If you are coming from New York, the best way to reach New Haven is to travel by bus. It will take you about 1 hour and 15 minutes with an estimated cost of $6-$25. 

BE ACCOMMODATION SAVVY

There are 5-star hotels, and luxury stays you can choose from, but there are also decent budget savvy short-term rentals furnished apartments with almost the same amenities you can opt for. 

Lessen your expense by finding lodging near the places you will visit. Remember that location is the key to choosing accommodation.

If you are still undecided about where to stay in New Haven, check out the furnished apartments by Hyatus. 

ENJOY.

The bottom line of every traveler is to have memories they can bring home and cherish for a lifetime. Traveling on a budget is not all about saving up, but also getting the most out of it. 

So don’t forget to ENJOY every moment! There are tons of Free recreative things to do in New Haven for you to go and have fun in the neighborhood!

See you in New Haven!

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