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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Outlet Mall
“Outlet prices very big mall -check customers service booth for flyers or booklets with coupons.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The museum focuses extensively on work by artists from the artist colony of the South Shore and North Shore.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A world class art gallery -- spanning the globe and historical eras -- set in an early example of one of architecture's great masters, Louis Kahn (see his later masterpiece across the street: the Yale Center for British Art). A newer addition has expanded the experience.”
  • 73 locals recommend
“This is one of the oldest and most prolific natural history museums in the world. Founded in 1866 it contains the Great Hall of Dinosaurs, multiple exhibits dedicated to human and mammal evolution, wildlife dioramas, Egyptian artifacts, birds, minerals and Native American displays. There are hands on exhibits for the kids and is located in a beautiful area of New Haven right in the Yale University grounds.”
  • 42 locals recommend
“Yale University is a high league institution located on a quaint and beautiful sprawling campus in the historic city of New Haven. If you love architecture, seeing Yale is a must.”
  • 42 locals recommend
“Absolutely beautiful setting with outdoor seating amongst the vines. This place gets packed over the season, so reservations are a must. They are 13.1 miles away from the Inn.”
  • 76 locals recommend
“Fun live music venue. Gets really crowded on the weekends in the city. Week day show might be a better bet.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe - this local pizzeria is renowned for establishing the "New Haven-style thin-crust apizza" baked in coal-fired ovens topping 800 degrees. Expect long lines with both locals and tourists, but catch it at an off hour and enjoy a real treat.”
  • 48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great for socializing outdoors or enjoying amazingly delicious steak or seaford. During the warmer month, ask to sit upstairs outdoors for a great water view. During the peak season, the outdoor bar has live music with outdoor seating as well for cocktails and conversation. There's also a water taxi to take you across to Rumba - another great dinner and bar spot! They are .9 miles away from the Inn.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great side trip especially on a rainy day. If you are interested in art and art history this is a nice diversion - stop for lunch and shopping in Amagansett or East Hampton afterwards. Be sure to check the hours - as they are limited.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Music, dancing, brewery, pool. Top 3 pizza's in New Haven, must try the bacon, potato pizza”
  • 45 locals recommend
“3 miles long sandy beach, cycling trails, nature reserve center, bird watching, pretty walks and incredible sunsets all year around.”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Local, upscale. Excellent gourmet dining. Arrive early to get a table on the porch and watch the world go by. Pricey, but worth it. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“Really good Carribean food with outdoor water seating. This is a smaller restaurant, so plan to arrive early or have a cocktail at the bar till your table is ready. During the season, this is a fun spot for music. The water taxi here takes you across to Cowfish, another fun dinner spot with seasonal outdoor music at the bar. They are 1.2 miles away from the Inn.”
  • 55 locals recommend
“This FINtastic destination features one of the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, year-round sea lion shows, African Penguins, Marmosets, numerous touch tanks and more than 100 exhibits including the lavish indoor gardens of our Butterflies, Bugs & Birds Exhibit! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
“The Aquarium is located in SoNo (South Norwalk) very close to our Fairfield/Westport locations. Great place for the family. ”
  • 31 locals recommend