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New Haven, Home to Yale University
Looking for a relaxing destination for your group’s next trip? Why not consider New Haven, Connecticut.
Connecticut is rich in history and culture. New Haven is located between Boston and New York on the Long Island Sound. Established over 350 years ago, New Haven was settled by people of all nationalities, and is now a rich cultural haven. Yale University, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, was founded in New Haven and has contributed many famous and important graduates to the nation’s history.
New Haven is also famous for two legendary eateries, Louie’s Lunch and Pepe’s Pizzeria. At these two restaurants, two American favorites, the hamburger and pizza were first developed. These two restaurants are still in operation today, and reviews of their offerings are still great!
Of course, Yale University offers many cultural attractions, in addition to fantastic architecture and atmosphere. Visit the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Peabody Museum of Natural History on the campus. The Yale University Art Gallery was the first college art museum in the United States, and features over 100,000 works in many mediums. You can take one of several walking tours of the scenic campus, originating at the Yale Visitor Information Center. These free tours offer interesting anecdotes and information about Yale’s history and visits each of the institution’s twelve college courtyards.
Yale also offers many performing arts venues. The Yale Cabaret, Yale Repertory Theater and the Yale University Theater all offer performances throughout the year featuring both original works and classics. Exciting performances by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra are always popular, as are the summer Concerts on the Green.
For a special trip, visit during one of New Haven’s Festivals. In April, see Film Fest New Haven, presented at three theaters and featuring documentaries, short films and full length movies. In June, New Haven hosts the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, a unique festival including almost all of the performing arts, debates and discussions. The New Haven Jazz Festival is free for all music lovers and is held on the Downtown New Haven Green.
If you need a quiet spot after all this sightseeing, visit East Rock Park. The largest park in New Haven, East Rock has a bird sanctuary, nature trails, picnic areas and great views of the Long Island Sound.
One of many historical churches in New Haven, the First Church of Christ features great architecture and a crypt with tombs dating back to 1687, some of the oldest in the nation. The Amistad Memorial traces the beginnings of the abolitionist movement in the United States to this famous court case argued by John Quincy Adams.
College towns are always busy and crowded. Parking is very frustrating. However, by taking advantage of a charter bus, your group can arrive at Yale or other New Haven destinations refreshed, briefed on the area’s unique history, and ready to go. Group tours are a comfortable, safe way to travel, without worry about driving or parking. Your charter bus service can recommend and maybe even get a discount on lodging for you, and they often know the best times to visit various attractions. Traveling by charter bus in New Haven, Connecticut is easy, safe and comfortable. If coming from New York or Pennsylvania, you can watch videos or DVD’s while on the road or nap, arriving refreshed and ready to go. The larger buses even have restrooms for your convenience.
Courteous, professional drivers know the city and can drop you right at the entrance to your attraction. They will be waiting when you are ready to move on. Convenient and safe, the charter bus is the way to go in New Haven, Connecticut.