Visit an Ivy League school and taste some of the best pizza in the country while enjoying your stay in New Haven, Connecticut. Consistently rated as having the best pizza in the United States by outlets such as CBS, New Haven is also home to one of the most revered universities in the country, Yale University. Located on Long Island Sound, a summer vacation in New Haven can include pleasant trips to one of its charming beaches, such as Lighthouse Point or Morris Cove.
Situated on the I-95 and I-91 corridor, many New Haven hotels are just a quick ride from the heart of downtown. CT Transit provides bus service throughout New Haven County, and there are many taxi services to help a visitor navigate the city. Bradley International Airport (BDL), located in nearby Hartford, is the closest airport serving the New Haven area.
Expect cold, snowy winters, with average temperatures in the mid-30s, and warm, delightful summers, averaging temperatures in the low 70s. Try a bit of hiking in the winter months, such as Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut, or the yearly Yale vs. Harvard football game at the Yale Bowl. In warmer weather, relax at nearby Hammonasset Beach in Madison. For delightful and authentic Italian meals, visit Wooster Square year-round to enjoy the farmer's market, New Haven pizza and Italian pastries.