Our Favorite Spots to Unwind in Downtown New Haven

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New Haven is New Yorkers’ and Manhattanites’ favorite out-of-town destination. It is just two hours away by train from New York City and is known to be the place for art, delicious cuisine, and sandy beaches!

Aside from being known as the Cultural Capital of Connecticut, you have probably heard about Downtown’s “we’ve got it all” and might be interested to know if that indeed is true. So, for starters, you’ll discover that everywhere you go and look, there is an art installation and on-display because public art is pretty much a thing in New Haven.

So, if you’re planning a visit to New Haven or maybe a trip to Yale and you’re figuring out what other places to visit, you may want to check out our favorite spots to unwind in Downtown, New Haven.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

After you visit Yale, bookworms can head on to Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It is one of the places you should not miss!

This college library is one of the world’s biggest ones for rare books and manuscripts. A place with breathtaking space, glass tower books, and an exemplary list of reading materials.

The good news is it is open to the public. Just make sure that you have checked the exhibition space schedule beforehand.

Kehler Liddell Galler

Continue your art journey and visit the Kehler Liddell Gallery located in the heart of Westville Village. These 2,000 square feet of gallery and open exhibition space is not far from the Yale Campus.

It is a full range of media, from painting, printmaking, to photography and sculpture. If you are into art and anything artsy, stop by here and experience a visual smorgasbord.

New Haven Green

Breathe in some fresh air and connect with nature as you pass by these 16 acres of land. New Haven Green is a perfect stopover when traveling with kids, or just for a simple stretch. They even offer free Wi-fi!

Zinc New Haven

De-stress and indulge yourself with a fine dining experience in Zinc New Haven. It is a neighborhood favorite and the perfect place to taste the flavors of New Haven after a long journey.

This highly rated restaurant is within proximity to Hyatus Apartment located at 964 Chapel Street New Haven.

Barracuda Bistro Bar

Why not chill a bit or have some happy hour in this Bistro Bar found in the street of 1180 Chapel West Section of New Haven. This Latin American Restaurant is known for its Cubano sandwich, Chorizo Mac n’ Cheese, and the Plantains. Friends often go here for some good conversations over Mojitos.

College Street Music Hall

If you need to get some vibe, the College Street Music Hall (CSMH) is open at 238 College Street. This is home for music and acts of all genres and all ages. Most concerts have been held here because of its spacious theater and state-of-the-art facilities. So, if you are up for it, make your Downtown visit just in time for a concert or a theatrical performance.

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