New Haven Tourism

The second-largest city in Connecticut, New Haven is a principle city in the Greater New Haven area and is a part of the New York metropolitan area. Home to the Yale University, New Haven is one of the most liveable cities in the United States. The historic centre of the city dates back to the 17th century and has many characteristic museums, prestigious theatres, traditional shops, and many more.In recent times, it’s the city’s upcoming food scenes that has put New Haven on the map. Old school dive bars, multi-cuisine restaurants, pizza places, barbecue shacks, breweries, and cocktail lounges has earned this city its ‘apizza’ legacy.

Essential travel information and New Haven tips for your visit

  • Time zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC – 05.00)
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity: 110 Volts
  • Languages: English
  • Drives on: Left
  • Internet: Superfast Wi-Fi and 4G cellular services are available throughout the city. Being a university town, New Haven also has many internet cafes.
  • Tipping: 15-20% of your bill amount is a standard expected tip.
  • Fair Haven, Newhallville and Hill neighbourhoods are areas to avoid during night. The presence of many bars and clubs in these areas

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of New Haven

  • New Haven's Ghost Walk
    New Haven's Ghost WalkNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Our enthusiastic tour guides are professional storytellers and actors, who are masters of their craft. Our family-friendly-to...

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  • Save 2% Private Transfer: Greenwich, Stamford or White Plains to JFK Airport
    Private Transfer: Greenwich, Stamford or White Plains to JFK AirportNew on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    Relax and enjoy the ride from Stamford, Connecticut or White Plains, New York to JFK Airport in a comfortable car with your p...

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  • Know the pollution level of New Haven before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.09 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is New Haven for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in New Haven.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 63.46 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.46 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.54 (High)
    • Attacks 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.46 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.77 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.69 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 61.54 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of New Haven is 186.68 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 50.11 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 73.37 (High)
    • Pollution Index 14.99 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.36 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 93.52 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.62 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 88.52 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in New Haven

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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