Last Updated:

11/13/22

New Haven, CT

Yale the Most Important Place in New Haven to Visit

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

The Cookies and Cream Croissant Donut from Crazy Donut Located in New Haven Connecticut

Donut Crazy

290 York St, New Haven, CT 06511

Sample of the Donut Flavors

Apple Crisp Glazed Cake: Apple Crisp Cake Donut, Dipped in Glaze


Chocolate Lemon: Yeast Shell Filled with Lemon and Topped with Chocolate Dip


Cereal: Raised Yeast Ring Dipped in Vanilla Frosting and Topped with Fruity Pebbles


Birthday Cake: Vanilla Cake Glazed, Topped with Buttercream and Rainbow Sprinkles


Powdered Jelly: Raised Yeast Shell Filled with Black Raspberry Jelly, Drenched in Powdered Sugar


French Toast: Raised Yeast Donut, Glazed, Sprinkled with Cinnamon and Powdered Sugar, and Drizzled with Vanilla and Maple Icing


Kookie Monster (November): Glazed Raised Ring Topped with Blue Frosting, Dipped in Chips Ahoy Cookies, and Drizzled with More Blue Frosting


Mexican Hot Chocolate (November): Chocolate Glazed Cake Donut Topped with Cinnamon Chocolate and Whipped Topping Sprinkled with Chocolate Curls Dusted with Cinnamon.


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake (November): Raised Yeast Shell Filled with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling Covered with Vanilla Dip Rolled in Graham Cracker Crumbs, Topped with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream and Dollops of "Mini" Pumpkins.

Hours:

Mon Closed

Tues to Sunday: 7 am - 8 pm

Order Online: No

Blueberry French Toast from State Street Café Located in New Haven Connecticut

State Street Cafe

346 State St, North Haven, CT 06473

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

The Mexican Burrito: Three Eggs, Chorizo Sausage, Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion, & Pepper Jack Cheese served with Salsa $13.99


The Original SSC Benedict: Two Poached Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Topped with Their Hollandaise Sauce on an English Muffin $12.99


Meat Lovers Omelet: Ham, Sausage, and Bacon $12.99


Banana Foster French Toast (2): Bananas and Sliced Almonds, Topped with Whipped Cream & Drizzled Caramel Sauce $10.99


Cinnamon Roll Pancakes: Cinnamon, Brown Sugar with Drizzled Icing - Full Stack $11.99

Hours:

Daily 7 am - 3 pm

Order Online: No

Activities

Yale Peabody Museum

Currently, The Museum is Closed For Renovations, Will Have More Info Once the Museum Reopens

One of the Artifacts from the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven Connecticut

170 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

PEZ Visitor Center

From Their Website "Over 4,000 square feet dedicated to all things PEZ! See the largest, most comprehensive collection of PEZ memorabilia on public display in the world, PEZ motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, the world's largest PEZ dispenser, viewing area into our production area, PEZ trivia game, retail area, interactive historical timeline and much more."


Admission


Adult: $5

Seniors (60+) $4

Children (3-12) $4

The Gateway to PEZ Mania at the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange Connecticut

35 Prindle Hill Rd, Orange, CT 06477

Hours:

Daily 10 am - 5 pm

 

It Adventure Ropes Course

From Their Website of It + Zip It "Experience the world’s largest indoor ropes course, featuring four adrenaline-pumping levels of fun and adventure! Your full-body harness and sling line will keep you connected at all times while you explore 100+ challenges, including crisscross angle rope ladders, zig-zag swinging beams, cargo nets, bridges, and more. Soar through the air on the zip rails over the liquid fireworks water show from one end of the course to the other."


Cost: 1 Hour $25, Two Hours $37.50


Special Price Reservation Only - Fridays 4 pm to 9 pm - 2 Hour Ticket for $20



The Largest Indoor Rope Course in the Country at It Adventure Rope Course in New Haven Connecticut

40 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT 06511

They Also Have 4 Climbing Walls to Complete - Cost is $10

Hours:

Mon to Thur: 10 am - 7 pm

Fri & Sat: 10 am - 9 pm

Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

The Shore Line Trolley Museum

The Oldest Continuously Running Suburban Trolley Line in the United States


From Their Website "Your admission allows you to take unlimited trips down the historic Branford Electric Railway line on one or more historic streetcars with a knowledgeable trolley operator/guide on the day of your visit. It also gives you access to our outdoor trolley exhibit buildings, indoor exhibit room, and the museum store."


Cost


Adults: $10

Seniors: $8

Children (2-15): $7



Few Trolleys from the Shore Line Trolley Museum Located in East Haven Connecticut

17 River St, East Haven, CT 06512

Hours (Last Checked November):

Fri to Sun 11 am - 4 pm

Food

Famous Pizza Place in New Haven Connecticut, Sally's Apizza

Sally's Apizza

237 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

New Haven Original Clam Pie (large): Mozzarella, Fresh Clams, Fresh Garlic, and Parmesan Cheese $35.25


Potato & Rosemary Special Pie (large): Potato, Onion, Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Rosemary $29.75


Fresh Tomato White Pie (large): Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Garlic, and Basil $29.75


Cannoli Pie Slice (dessert): $6.95

Hours:

Sun to Thurs 11:30 am - 9 pm

Fri & Sat 11:30 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

Famous for Their Clam Pizza

The Home of the Original Hamburger, Louis' Lunch Located in New Haven Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

261 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06511

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

The Original Burger: $7.75


Potato Salad: $4.00


Potato Chips: $2.25


Homemade Pie Slice (dessert): $2.25

Hours:

Sun & Monday Closed

Tues & Weds Noon to 8 pm

Thursday Noon to Midnight

Fri & Sat Noon - 1 am

Order Online: No

Known to Be the Original Birthplace of the Hamburger

The Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Cream from Ashley's Ice Cream Located in New Haven Connecticut

Ashley's Ice Cream

280 York St, New Haven, CT 06511

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

  • Red White and Blueberry: Generous amounts of cherries, blueberries, and white chocolate chips mixed in sweet cream


  • Coffee with Oreo: Brewed coffee, cream, and the perfect amount of Oreos® mixed in.


  • Bourbon Brown Sugar: Kentucky bourbon, cream, and brown sugar come together


  • Lemon Pie: Tart lemon ice cream with pie crust.


  • GrapeNut: Sweet Cream ice cream with GrapeNuts® cereal, another quirky New England tradition


  • Coconut Candy Bar: Fresh coconut flakes and mixed in Mounds® candy bars.

Hours:

Monday to Sat Noon - 10 pm

Sunday Noon - 10 pm

Order Online: No

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

The Blake Hotel

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Yale, New Haven Green, and Famous Pizza Places


  • From their Website: "The Blake is Your Casually Elegant Home-Away-From-Home Near Yale University"


  • Food/Drinks Options: Hamilton Park (New England Bistro) and High George Rooftop Bar (Fancy Cocktails & Apps)


  • Who is this for: Yale Parents, Pizza Lovers, Visitors of the Yale New Haven Hospital, & Enjoy Historic Walks

The Lobby Area at The Blake Hotel in New Haven

9 High St, New Haven, CT 06510

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Deluxe King Room in Jan 2023 - $229

The Study at Yale

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Yale, New Haven Green, and Famous Pizza Places


  • From their Website: "A sophisticated, yet relaxed, hotel located in the heart of Yale University’s vibrant Arts Campus in New Haven, Connecticut - just steps away from the University’s museums, theaters, libraries, and cultural centers."


  • Food/Drinks Options: Heirloom (Urban Dining Experience) - Salads, Pasta, Burgers, and Some Seafood


  • Who is this for: Yale Parents, Pizza Lovers, Visitors of the Yale New Haven Hospital, & Enjoy Historic Walks

The Study at Yale New Haven Connecticut

1157 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Queen Room in Jan 2023 - $212.33

21 and up fun

The Wonktoberfest Bier from New England Brewing Company Located in Woodbridge Connecticut

New England Brewing Co

175 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Fuzzy Baby Ducks: IPA | 6.2% ABV


Weiss Trashberry: Berliner Weiss | 3.4% ABV


Welcome to NEBCo Lager: American Lager | 4.8% ABV


Large Farva: Vienna Lager | 5.4% ABV


Coconut Joy: Porter | 6.5% ABV


Triple Fuzzy: Triple IPA | 10.5% ABV

Hours:

Mon to Fri: Noon - 9 pm

Saturday: 11 am - 9 pm

Sunday: Noon - 5 pm

Food Menu: Food Trucks

Counter Weight Weissbier from Counter Weight Brewing Company Located in Cheshire Connecticut

Counter Weight Brewing Co

7 Diana Ct, Cheshire, CT 06410

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Headway: American IPA | 6.5% ABV


Workhorse Pilsner: German Keller Pilsner | 5.0% ABV


Space Coyote: American IPA | 6.0% ABV


Crucial Mass: American Double IPA | 8.0% ABV


Hex Coconut Macaroon: Imperial Milk Stout | 10.0% ABV


Protect Ya Nect: American IPA | 6.8% ABV

Hours:

Mon & Tues: Closed

Weds & Thurs: 4 pm - 9 pm

Fri & Sat: Noon - 10 pm

Sunday: Noon - 8 pm

Food Menu: Food Trucks

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn