Famously known as the "most beautiful street in America," the Hillhouse Avenue Historic District is a site that spreads over 18 acres of land. With several traditional homes located here dating to the 19th-century, the site also features homes of some renowned people. The site is worth a visit to watch the beautiful elite constructions of New Haven.
This museum boasts of the most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, which includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and rare books that chronicle British life from the Elizabethan period to the present. Fifteen hundred paintings showcase the likes of great landscape painters John Constable and JMW Turner. The museum also hosts concerts, lectures, family education days and symposia. The gift shop offers a wide range of collectibles, art reproductions and literature for both children and adults.
The Yale University Art Gallery, founded in 1832, and with more than 100,000 pieces in its permanent collection, is the oldest university art museum in the country. The gallery offers an excellent overview of art history, ranging from ancient to modern. There is an exquisite collection of American paintings, and an extensive display of 20th-century European paintings. Classic objects from ancient Egypt and the Middle East, and treasures from the South Pacific and Far East are also on display. Guided tours, lectures, and family programs are all available. Admission is free.
An easy drive from downtown New Haven, this park is a beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle of life. As you meander along the curved, tree-lined roads up to the summit, you will be greeted by a spectacular view of the city, Long Island Sound and the New Haven Harbor. There is a prized bird sanctuary, picnic and playground facilities, and if you are in the mood for a brisk walk, there are 10 miles of hiking trails. Enjoy the great outdoors right in the city.
Exhilarating activities await at this fun-filled attraction, one which has been garnering widespread attention for its challenging courses. With something for kids and adults alike, It Adventure makes for a rejuvenating excursion, one which will test your abilities and ensure that you have a good time. Be it zip lining or climbing, this attraction makes for an unforgettable experience.
Yale Repertory Theatre was founded by the Yale School of Drama in 1966 to engender a closer working relationship between faculty and students and the professional theater, and has helped launch the careers of dozens of now-famous actors. "Yale Rep" is located in the stunning former Calvary Baptist Church, which was built in 1868 and renovated to accommodate the theater in 1970. A landmark in downtown New Haven, the Yale Rep Theater stages everything: musicals, dramas, comedies and new works, both classics and fresh scripts. Yale Rep is an award-winning theater in the circle of renowned, established theaters in the greater New Haven area.
Quaint, historic facades hem the waters edge in Downtown Milford. This charming neighborhood is rife with locally-owned shops and specialty boutiques, alongside cafes, restaurants and theaters. Dine at local favorites like the Seven Seas and Stonebridge, or catch a live performance at the Milford Center for the Arts. Downtown Milford also hosts a variety of festivals each year, the most notable of which is the annual Oyster Festival. Come be enchanted by MIlford's historic downtown.
The renowned Eells-Stow House is a monumental house situated in the Milford region of Connecticut. It was supposedly constructed somewhere around 1720, and is named after the Eells family that stayed here. Currently managed by the Milford Historical Society, it was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
The Eisenhower Park is a public park located in the city of Milford and is a good place to go if you wish to take refuge from the busy city life. It also a dedicated space for children such as a lovely play ground with all sorts of play equipment. There are walking trails for those like long strolls, dog runs for your four-legged friends, and a small pond which is the perfect setting to enjoy a small picnic during a hot summer day.