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.
Marsh Botanical Garden is situated within the precincts of Yale University. Its name pays tribute to Othniel Charles Marsh, who bestowed this property upon the university. Beatrix Farrand planned the landscape of the garden that houses a wide variety of plant species. Faculty, students, nature lovers, researchers and many other visitors head to this botanical gardens that has four greenhouses, perennial beds, seasonal plants and much more.
An easy drive from downtown New Haven, this park is a beautiful respite from the harried city pace. 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.
If you are looking forward for a lively evening, Firehouse 12 is the spot you should head to. This bar is known for its casual ambiance and peppy live music gigs and guarantees a good time to its guests. Besides the music, the bar is known for offering an extensive beverage list to choose from. If the regular spirits don't excite you, ask the bartender to whip up a specialty cocktail that is sure to tantalize your palate. With an exceptional service and award-winning menu, this bar is truly one of the favorite hangout spots for the locals as well as the tourists. Check their event calendar before planning your visit here.
Located in New Haven's scenic Lighthouse Point Park, this historic carousel dates back to 1916. With over 70 characters to choose from, as well as two chariots, you can take a spin on ornate horses and camels. Make sure you look out for George Washington conducting the orchestra as you make your way around. No trip to this park is complete without a ride on the carousel.
This artsy cinema at Temple Square allows you an excellent cinema going experience. With state-of-the-art amenities and Dolby Digital Sound you are sure to get your money's worth. A glass marquee, an appealing lobby, and a café that serves beer, wine and malt beverages, just add to the experience. Enjoy the Lavazza coffee and Mighty Leaf teas; popcorn, pretzels and chocolates too are on offer. Sunday mornings at 11a, enjoy classic cinema at bargain prices at their Movies 7 Mimosas program. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
Movie buffs are in for a pure treat as they visit the Cine 1-2-3-4. This popular theater is well-facilitated with modern sound and light technology that assures a fine theater experience. The seating is cozy and strategically designed to get the best screen views from each seat. You can munch on to popcorn or enjoy a cold drink from the food and drink counter at the theater. Cine 1-2-3-4 brings to you the latest movies in fine prints and is a great spot to hangout with your family or friends.