Explore New Haven

We’re thrilled to offer recommendations that allow our guests to enjoy every moment of their visit to New Haven.

Great food, amazing shopping, and top educational institutions are just steps away from our hotel located here in New Haven, CT. Our area also boasts scenic sights to see and great entertainment venues. Your visit to New Haven starts off on the right foot with your New Haven Village Suites reservation!

Explore Our Curated List of New Haven Restaurants, Attractions and Things To Do

From award-winning international cuisine to simple, savory delights, the Elm City delivers a diverse and creative menu of options to satisfy any appetite and budget. Malaysian to French, Modern American to Italian and Sushi to Spanish, New Haven is the city with something for everyone. Here are a few selections near the New Haven Suites and in downtown New Haven.

The Pantry
Breakfast/Cafe
2 Mechanic Street
203.787.0392

Enjoy the casual ambiance and delicious food served up at this tiny breakfast spot with lots of character.

Prime 16
American, Burgers
172 Temple Street
203.782.1616

Calling all carnivores! With an excellent selection of burgers, beers, and the ambiance to match – this is a meal that can’t be missed.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Pizza
157 Wooster Street
203.865.5762

This truly iconic establishment set the standard for brick oven pizzas. And trust us, the white clam pizza is not to be missed.

Miya’s Sushi
Asian, Sushi
68 Hove Street
203.777.9760

Miya’s takes a unique approach to sushi by using fresh, local, and sustainable seafood. Think Arctic Char in lieu of its Atlantic cousin, Salmon.

Caseus Fromagerie and Bistro
Cheese, Wine Bar
93 Whitney Avenue
203.6.CHEESE

This fantastic fromagerie and bistro is open for lunch and dinner. Stop in for some well-crafted dishes and take the time to peruse the amazing selection of cheese next door.

l’Orcio
Italian
806 State Street
203.777.6670

Modern Italian cuisine, including fresh pasta, served in a townhouse with a trellis-covered patio.

Modern Apizza
Pizza
874 State Street
203.776.5306

Another can’t-go-wrong stop in your New Haven “apizza” journey, Modern offers pies just as delicious as its rivals with fewer crowds and lines.

Barcelona
Spanish, Tapas
155 Temple Street
203.848.3000

Looking for a romantic spot or an evening out with friends? This is the perfect spot to grab some deliciously inspired tapas and the drinks to match.

Lucibello’s Italian Pastry Shop
Pastry, Dessert
935 Grand Avenue
203.562.4083

This little shop has been a part of the New Haven community for decades, and you can taste it in the quality of their fine Italian pastries. Surrender to your sweet tooth and savor a biscotti or cannoli or whatever you like – we promise it’s worth every bite!

Brazi’s
Italian
201 Food Terminal Plaza
203.498.2488

Kick back and relax in the perfectly balanced atmosphere of Brazi’s. And as for the meal? There is no right or wrong choice with the selection of outstanding authentic Italian dishes offered.

The Greek Olive Restaurant
Diner, Greek
402 Sargent Drive
203.495.9990

In the mood for some authentic Greek food? Stop into The Greek Olive to enjoy everything from packed gyros to crispy saganaki.

Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tail
Seafood
501 Long Wharf Drive
203.691.6619

Keep it famously fresh, fun, and casual at Lenny & Joe’s with spectacular dishes. From shrimp cocktail to fried clams, and the freshest oysters – they’ve got it all!

Bar
Pizza
254 Crown Street
203.495.1111

An all-in-one pizzeria, microbrewery, and nightclub, Bar is a New Haven destination that must not be missed and has something for everyone.

Goodfellas
Italian
702 State Street
203.785.8722

This old-school mobster-themed Italian eatery offers an upscale and fairly pricey, yet unforgettable experience.

Oaxaca Kitchen 
Spanish
228 College Street
203.859.5774

Stylish regional Mexican fare & cocktails served among stone, rustic wood and cowhide decor.

York Street Noodle House
Asian
166 York Street
203.776.9675

Noodle soups, dumplings and Pan-Asian stir-fry, plus bubble tea, in a small house with sidewalk seats.

New Haven is a town rich in history and culture. Within Yale University itself, you’ll find an extensive collection of art and rare books as well as the Mead Visitors Center, where you can schedule guided tours of the time-honored buildings and campus. Right in the heart of the city, you can visit the Grove Cemetery, “the first chartered burial ground in the United States,” and a little further out, the lighthouse at Lighthouse Park, whose story goes back to 1804. History lessons were never so interesting.

Jordan’s Furniture & Indoor Ropes Course
40 Sargent Drive

New Haven Green
165 Church Street
203.946.8027

Downtown New Haven
New Haven

Yale University Visitor’s Center
149 Elm Street
203.432.2300

Long Wharf Pier

Fort Nathan Hale and Black Rock Fort
36 Woodward Avenue
203.946.6970

Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
203.394.6565

Pez Candy Visitor’s Center
35 Prindle Hill Road, Orange, CT
203.795.0531

New Haven is known as the “Cultural Capital of Connecticut,” on account of its renowned museums, theaters, studios and public art. Home to the annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Elm City offers aesthetic treats created by local and well-known artists from a multitude of different cultures.

Shubert Performing Arts Theater
247 College Street
203.562.5666

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
203.432.0600

Yale University Repertory Theater
1120 Chapel Street
203.432.1234

Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
203.432.2800

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
545 Long Wharf Drive
203.865.0831

New Haven Museum and Historical Society
114 Whitney Avenue
203.562.4183

Connecticut Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT
203.231.2824

Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
203.432.5050

Shoreline Trolley Museum
17 River Street, East Haven, CT
203.467.6927

Long Wharf Theater
222 Sargent Drive
203.787.4282

Are you in need of some unique retail therapy? If so the Broadway, Audubon, and Chapel Shopping Districts are the prescribed stops during your stay in New Haven. With over 50 locally-owned artisan shops and national boutiques in the area, you are sure to find the perfect souvenirs for family and friends—and you!

Jordan’s Furniture & Indoor Ropes Course
40 Sargent Drive

Shops on Chapel
Chapel Street

Westfield Shopping Town Mall
1201 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
203.301.2240

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT
203.664.0700

Tanger Outlet Center
314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT
860.399.8656

Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT
860.572.0711

New Haven may be a bustling city, but with 2,200 acres of parks, and the base of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, it offers plenty of opportunities for some invigorating outdoor recreation. Whether you are interested in hiking, swimming, boating or any other outdoor adventure, the Elm City offers something for every nature lover.

East Rock Park
41 Cold Spring Street
203.946.6086

Offers stunning views of the Long Island Sound and harbor; area also includes a bird sanctuary, nature trails, and picnic facilities.

Edgerton Park
75 Cliff Street
203.777.1886

A conservatory of tropical plants, greenhouses, a horticultural library, and plant shop can all be found on this 22-acre estate. Shakespeare in the Park is also hosted here during the month of August and is free to attend.

Edgewood Park

Edgewood Avenue 203.946.8028

A playground, recreational facilities, a duck pond, rollerblading rink, and self-guided nature trails can all be found in this beautiful 123-acre park.

Lighthouse Point Park
2 Lighthouse Rd, East Haven, CT
203.946.8019

Located on the Long Island Sound, this 82-acre park offers swimming, a splash-pad area, nature trails, bird sanctuary, and an antique carousel.

West Rock Nature Center
Wintergreen Ave, Hamden, CT
203.946.8016

The center is located on 40-acres of preserved land and is the home to native reptiles along with a nature building featuring wildlife displays.

New Haven is internationally recognized for its academic institutions. With offerings from the acclaimed Gateway Community College located in the heart of the city, to Albertus Magnus, a private college tucked away on a beautiful campus, to the prestigious Yale University, encompassing architecturally stunning buildings spread over numerous blocks, the Elm City is an educational mecca.

Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street
203.578.9160

Yale University
New Haven
203.432.4771

Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
203.392.7278

University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT
203.932.7000

Quinnipiac University
275 Mt Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT
203.582.8200