21 Most Fun Things To Do In New Haven, Connecticut

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What’s it like to visit New Haven? 

For a brief explanation, New Haven is famously known as the home of some top universities, including the University of Yale. 

But that’s not the only reason this place is worth visiting.

Once you visit this place, you will surely be amazed at how rich the city is in its culture, historical information, and diversity in almost every aspect.

From music to food cuisine, this place has it all! Trust me, when I say this, I mean it. Visiting New Haven is like visiting a small-mini world! 

Also, if you are a die-hard pizza lover, prepare to get your taste buds blown away with the rich flavor and famous pizzas! 

And if you are not, no big deal, you still have various cuisines to choose from! You name a country’s cuisine, from Japanese to Malaysian, maybe Indian, and this place has it! 

You will be blown away by what the city offers if that’s not enough! There are many quizzes available, so you will always learn something new. 

So again, what’s it like exploring the city? 

Things To Do In New Haven, Connecticut

Let me know after your trip to New Haven!

Till then, let’s explore some places through this article.

1) Have A Visit To Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The world is full of weird and unusual theories and myths. There’s no way of knowing whether aliens exist, if mermaids are just a tale of lonely-hallucinated pirates, or if the bigfoot is a myth.

We don’t have answers to these questions yet, but the possibility is not zero. 

Have A Visit To Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Maybe there is a lost hidden city in the jungles of the amazon, or maybe there is another world in the dark and depth of the sea. Maybe the Bermuda triangle is just a gate block to another dimension?

The list goes on, but there is nothing more interesting than a rare book with mythical creatures and language unknown to the world we live in right now.

And where do we find such books (yes, you read it right; Books, plural), or do such books even exist?

The answer is yes, and these books are preserved at the Yale library, Beinecke Rare Book, and Manuscript Library.

Ironically, even the library has the word ‘’rare’’ in its name!

Built in 1961, the stark marbled building with extraordinary modern architecture is the world’s biggest library and home to the global most mysterious books.

This library contains over 180,000 books, and the most mysterious and puzzle-filled books are enclosed inside a 6-story glass-towered stack.

If you are wondering, access to the library is not just limited to faculty members and students (including researchers) of Yale University. 

Anyone can access this library to sit around, study or just go through the rarest of all the books.

Interestingly, the oldest printed book in their collection is a Gutenberg Bible from the mid-14th century. 

However, the most popular book from their collection is the Voynich Manuscript, also known by its serial number, Beinecke MS 408.

Although there is little knowledge about the origin of the book, what makes the book so interesting that engineers, chemists, physicians, and astronomers around the world have come for this book now?

The catch is written in a mysterious language that no one has ever heard or can understand. 

You will find different types of number-type symbols (if that’s what the author intended to write?) and drawings of insect-like structure drawn, with much gibberish written on them.

To date, no one has cracked the book’s code. Some believe it is just a random book, and others claim it could be a medicine book or maybe just a textbook, like a book with all the research on different subjects written in a book.

Honestly, no one has figured out what is written in it, but it still has attracted people worldwide to see this place and discover more books like this.

This is not all. The Beinecke Library also has exhibitions and private & public events for visitors. 

With great food to try on and beverages to drink while you learn astonishing facts is truly an experience, you don’t want to miss out on.

If you think you can figure out these riddles, or just visit the world’s largest library for its famous exhibitions and events, head on!

Also, don’t forget to grab the free postcards on your way, exiting the place as a souvenir.

Things To Know

  • If you plan to visit, please be considerate to those studying at the library and avoid taking young kids/toddlers as it may not be a suitable area for them.
  • Visitors are welcome in the Beinecke Library exhibition hall on the following days (and timings) :
    • Monday and Tuesday 9 am – 4:30 pm
    • Wednesday, 10 am – 4:30 pm
    • Thursday and Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, noon – 4 pm.
  • The library is closed during the national holidays.
  • If you are a researcher planning to visit the following library, then use your advantage and get access to the special collections reading rooms, especially for the non-Yale researchers.

Just show the guards your confirmation email, and get access to books, journals, and many other enchanted facilities.


121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Phone Number:

+1 203-432-2977

Hotel nearby:

The Blake Hotel, Graduate New Haven,  New Haven Hotel.

2) Explore Cushing Brain Centre And Library

Alright, my reader folk, I will try to make this one the library, but Cushing Brain Centre and Library is interesting to mention, so be prepared to get your brains to explode (pun intended).

Explore Cushing Brain Centre And Library

So, let’s go a hundred years back and to the exact year when the idea of the real-life brain specimen collection began.

In 1902 Harvey Cushing’s assistant had misplaced one of the specimens, but from this little mistake, a real iconic and historical name was brought into the spotlight. 

Now, to avoid any further mistakes as the assistant had done, Harvey decided to take matters into his own hands, and through this, he collected and arranged everything on his own!

There are over 2,200 cases in the Cushing Brain Tumour registry, including whole brain specimens, tumor specimens, microscopic slides, notes, journal excerpts, and over 15,000 photographic negatives dating from the late 1800s to 1936.

You will find pictures of actual patients who donated their brains, strange and related diseases, and exhibitions to learn more about the neuroscientist’s life, works, and even his brain (ironic, right?!)

So, if you have a weird obsession with brains or want to explore this place for a newly developed interest in neurology, then this is your place to get amazed and have your brains dropped (out into jars!).

I will stop with my puns, but you should visit this place!

Things To Know

  • The visiting hours for the Cushion Brain Centre are:
    • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – Midnight
    • Friday: 7:30am – 10:00pm
    • Saturday: 10:00am – 10:00pm
    • Sunday: 10:00am – Midnight
  • The center is not wheelchair accessible, so plan your trip accordingly 
  • Visitors are allowed to take pictures; however, they should be respectful towards the patient’s specimen while photographing 
  • Visitors are not allowed to visit the Yale Campus unless they have an approval


333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06510, United States

Hotel nearby:

The Blake Hotel, The New Haven Hotel.

3) Explore Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME you saw (or heard) a ratchet, sheng, Lapa, helicon, erxian, czakan, or maybe cor anglais all in one place, under the same room? 

Explore Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

If you wish to see any of these instruments or hear them play, head to the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, where you will find these mesmerizing and captivating instruments and many more interesting things to explore!

A collection of historic keyboards was donated to the university by Morris Steinert in 1900, leading to the establishment of the building. 

Over the years, its Collection has expanded and includes instruments from various cultures and periods.

The museum also has a rich collection of organs, clavichords, harpsichords, spinets, virgins, and pianos. 

In addition to gorgeous string instruments, there are small pianos that you can easily play with your thumbs, colorful bells, and even older instruments, maybe dating from the 15th century!

And to add another interesting fact, the building in which the Collection is housed is also historical. Originally built in 1895 as a fraternity, the Romanesque structure now serves as a museum, and it was in 1961 when the Collection moved into space. 

Apart from exhibiting these historic and ancient instruments, the museum hosts concerts and events, which you should not miss out on!

So, if you are lucky to get that rare chance to attend these events, and even if you don’t, the museum is worth the visit.

Things To Know

  • The Collection is open from Tuesday to Friday (with timings of 1 p.m. to 4 p.m) and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). It is open from September through July. 
  • The Collection is closed on national holidays during August and Yale recesses. 
  • There is no entry fee, but donations are accepted.


15 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

4) Check Out PEZ Visitor Centre

This one is for the chocolate and candy lovers; if you are one of them, you might want to add this place to your checklist. 

The PEZ Visitor Centre gives you an extraordinary chance to have a complete historical tour to see the making and production of the Australian candy brand. 

Check Out PEZ Visitor Centre

You will spend time checking out the memorabilia on the display cases. Also, don’t forget to snap some pictures with the PEZ-themed motorcycles during your tour. 

And for all the smart people, you can even participate in their games and quizzes, which are organized almost daily.

How interesting is that!

But what makes the whole trip interesting? The best part about visiting this place is understanding the background of manufacturing and packaging the delicious PEZ candies. 

Don’t forget to buy some candy as a souvenir, with every bite of the candy. You will be reminded of how complex yet interesting the engineering behind the packaging is! 

It is a place worth going to.

Things To Know

  • You are advised not to bring food and drinks on your trip
  • To purchase tickets, be sure to buy them from the lobby once you arrive 
  • The admission fee for adults is $5, $4 for children (3-12), and the same for seniors (60+). Children under three are free.
  • Pets are not allowed on this trip. 
  • The operating time for this place is from 10 am to 5 pm throughout the entire week. However, it is closed during public holidays.


35 Prindle Hill Rd, New Haven, CT

Phone number:

+1 203-298-0201

5) Explore New Haven’s Music Taste At Shubert Theatre

For all music lovers and theatre lovers, you can find a little Nirvana just in the heart of Connecticut, in New Heavens! And with a new performance EVERY night. 

Explore New Haven’s Music Taste At Shubert Theatre

You can see art performances and concert venues, join the jazz dives, or check out some free outdoor programs in New Haven, which are busy all year round.  

So, Let’s talk about the Shubert Theatre, which opened in 1890 when the Shubert brothers decided to extend their reach from New York.

The brothers opened the grand theatre in New Haven. 

The Shubert Theatre was a great hit and quickly became the venue for pre-Broadway openings and an audition stage for rising stars.

Things To Know:

More than 400 premieres have been opened here, the most famous including Oklahoma! and Sound of Music. The Shubert Theatre isn’t just a stage for acting and shows but hosts many concerts.


247 College St, New Haven, CT 06510, United States

Hotels Nearby:

New Haven Hotel, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

6) Explore Another New Haven Music Theatre

The second place is every local’s favourite, Long Wharf Theatre.

The theatre hour is a converted waterfront warehouse, where you can see new shows and some of the classics. 

Explore Another New Haven Music Theatre

And it is the safest place to take yourself out on your date to enjoy some of the best musicians and shows!

So, what are you waiting for?

Thing To Know:

Long Wharf Theatre is not just for music. There is a lot more for you to explore.

There is a huge selection of wine to choose from, and enjoy your show; why miss out on their delicious dining place?

It is the perfect place to go on a date and the most romantic thing to do when you are in New Haven!


222 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Hotels Nearby:

Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

7) Only Legends Go To Toad’s Place!

If you are looking for a great place to spend your night, then there is no other place than Toad’s Place.

It is the perfect place to dine in, especially when you are alone on your trip, with so many things to do!

Only Legends Go To Toad’s Place!

But if you are wondering what it is, then well, ordering their delicious steaks should be your number one priority, and second, socializing with the crowd!

But if that is not your thing, then just wait a while and enjoy their ‘’special bands’’!
Confused? Well, Toad’s place is not just a regular place to dine in; it is the place to dine in & enjoy New Haven’s best local artists and top bands!

Things to know:

The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan are often seen at Toad’s Place, so if you don’t want to miss out on the chance of the most famous group and many other talented places, head to Todd’s place.

 With great live music comes great experience! So with all these places and events, don’t miss your chance for an unforgettable night of performance and music.


300 York St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Hotels Nearby:

The Blake Hotel · Hotel

8) Discover Modern Apizza’s Delicious Pizza!

Alright, we have discussed a few places you can visit, but while exploring the places, you might want a place that satisfies your taste buds. 

So, for a fair chance, let’s give the local cuisine a chance.

So here’s a question:

I’m pretty sure you all must be wondering if it’s worth trying or not, with a city that’s so rich in culture and history. It’s quite undoubtedly the taste!

So, we welcome you to one of the best pizza places you should try out!

Warning: Once you step into Modern Apizza, you might be stuck forever! 

Be prepared to be hungry and start daydreaming about your dining stop and food that you might not find anywhere else but here!

Discover Modern Apizza’s Delicious Pizza!

There are two places in the Northeast where you can get the best pizza, New York and our great place NEW HAVEN! 

But what’s so special about New Haven’s pizza? Honestly, it’s more than just taste. The rumors are that one bite can question your entire existence over the unbelievable taste of this town’s pizza! 

Don’t you believe me? Let me explain. 

Now, for general knowledge, we all know Italians are officially the “creators’ ‘of pizza. Keeping that fact in mind, many immigrated to the US during the early 1900s for a better chance. 

Did they achieve big dreams and a better lifestyle? They left a signature mark in many cities because of their pizzas, among which New Haven’s is included too! 
So, while you are in the city, you don’t want to miss out on the chance of pizza, their famous pizza, A pizza!

Things To Know:

Modern Apizza serves not the best but also the city’s signature pizza. 

Their not just pizza. It’s a thin, pliant crust with an irregular shape but a taste that leaves your mouth tingling with joy after each bite. 

Just like in NYC, the legendary dish is cooked in high-temperature coal-fired brick (whereas some may use just fuel as a gas, but either way, it does not affect the taste). 

Allow your taste buds to explore the thin crust with deep red tomato sauce mixed with ingredients of high quality and the simplicity of this dish.

Surely, this dish has been a tradition for New Haven, and with all the bursting flavors coming after each bite, it’s quite understood why it should be. 

And if you are looking for some good recommendations, we have that covered for you! But just for clarity, any pizza place is a great pizza place when you are in New Haven.


874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Hotels Nearby:

Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven

9) New Haven’s (Italian) Pastry And Ice Cream Shops

It has been recorded that during the early 19th century, Northeast cities (including Boston and Philadelphia) had an immense number of immigrants coming from Europe (most of which were Italians). 

New Haven’s (Italian) Pastry And Ice Cream Shops

Just like that, New Haven has created a soft spot for these immigrants who, in return, brought great flavors and new cuisine to the locals and now tourists from all over the world! 

And just like that, if going to France seems a little out of budget, let’s go to New Haven to try out most of the homemade and AUTHENTIC pastries and desserts you can not miss! 

You can find a multitude of desserts, including my top favorite cannoli, which is a deliciously deep-fried and creamy filling. You can also find sfogliatelle. 

That’s not it. The city is also a host of delicious fresh-from-oven cookies—topped with sugar, almond, cherry butter, Milano, and many more to choose from! 

These cookies are joined by a summertime Italian ice that makes your trip quite cool! 
And if you are looking for the perfect place to have these, head to Libby’s Italian Pastry Shop.

Things To Know:

Established in 1933, Libby’s Pastry shop has been the heart of New Haven’s locale, and once you step into the old-fashion iron decor, you will be welcomed by the aroma of freshly baked cookies and pastries on display.

We will highly recommend you to try their cannoli with lemon ice cream (which is their top-selling ice cream to have). Just don’t get confused with the varieties of cannolis they have (but if you are, the staff can surely help you!). 

But what makes Libby’s Pastry Shop an ideal place? Well, the location of it! Fortunately, it is located near Frank’s Pepe Pizzeria, and having dessert after pizza is never bad!


139 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Hotel Nearby:

New Haven Hotel, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven

10) New England Brewing Co. (or NEBCo)

With some breweries and beer pubs in town, a few more in the region, and a great quality beer bar nearby, New Haven has also expanded its local craft beer scene. 

New England Brewing Co. (or NEBCo)

An interesting fact is that just a few years ago, there was little beer produced in New Heaven, but that has changed now with the opening of East Rock Brewing Company, Nolo, and many other local beer houses. 

So with that, just within a short drive away, there are plenty more options!

New England Brewing Co. (or NEBCo) is the most famous among the pubs.

The bar usually serves four signature beers, including Toasted Blonde, Pale Ale, Ambar Ale, and Damn Good Stout—also seasonal.

Your best bet is to start with a sampler flight, which may cost around $8 to 10. 

And if you are new to beer tasting, just ask if head brewer Jeff Browning is around. 

You can have a great company if you want to talk about beer or get great recommendations for beer-pizza combos. Whatever it is, Jeff Browning is your man!

Alternative Options:

  • If you are looking for a spacious and family-friendly one, head towards East Rock Brewing Company and Beer Hall. It is a great bet, as are the city’s beer-making bars. 
  • Among the other best options, you might want to check Prime 16 in town downtown. Prime 16 carries some New England Brewing Co. Also, to make Mondays special, this place offers happy hours with a special “half-price” discount for whatever you drink! 
  • The Cask Republic is another place for you to add to your list.

11) Shell & Bones Oyster Bar And Grill

If you are a sucker for seafood, then you might want to try Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill.

Interestingly, waiting for your table is lovely as you watch the boats come and go while sitting on the dock. 

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar And Grill

Do try the cocktails which you can order before your dinner.

Things To Know:

With a great view, Shell & Bones Oyster also has a great menu. You can choose from steaks to vegan menu to their speciality- seafood.

If you can’t decide what to eat, here’s a recommendation. You should try their pasta that comes with shrimp and scallops. 

Their crab cake sandwich and bouillabaisse is something that will have you come again! 

Also, it is the perfect place for a family dinner. Let the kids enjoy the boats while you eat your food uninterrupted.


100 S Water St, New Haven, CT 06519, United States

Hotel Nearby:

Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

12) Tikkaway Grill

Tikkaway is another restaurant worthy of all the hype for its taste in New Haven. 

This restaurant aims to bring out the best Indian food to your plate. This gives you the perfect opportunity if you haven’t tried or have been hesitant to try the desi food. 

Tikkaway Grill

You can start with choosing either a tortilla-like wrap( roti) and then with a salad bowl or just begin with a rice bowl.

You can then choose one or two fillings which can be meat or vegan, which is later brought with a lot of veggies.

You can enhance the flavor with a warm curry of your choice. 

If you are unsure what goes with what, the staff at the restaurant is pretty efficient in helping you throughout your menu. They also explain the various foods they serve to ensure you are satisfied.

Things To Know:

Tikkaway Grill is undoubtedly the best place for anyone who hasn’t tried any Indian food yet, and with minimal use of spices, you don’t have to worry about upsetting your tummy! 

With their delicious food, don’t forget to try their famous mango lassi, a popular Indian drink made with mango and curd. 

Tikkaway Grill serves vegan, gluten-free, and halal options. 

So, for the Muslim community, this is one of the best options you can find!


135 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510, United States

Hotel nearby:

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven

13) Enjoy Nightlife In New Haven At BAR

Planning a bachelorette party, or maybe just a night out? Well, don’t be surprised, or maybe just be surprised if you weren’t expecting exciting nightlife scenes in New Haven. 

Yes, you heard that right.

BAR is one of the best places in New Haven where you can move your hips around, drink and socialize or maybe fall in love with someone! 

Enjoy Nightlife In New Haven At BAR

The club features a Bru room serving a classic thin-crust brick oven pizza. 

And just as you thought it couldn’t get any better, BAR even makes its micro-brewed beer. 

The BAR has a “Front Room,” which includes an antique pool table and long beer garden tables. 

Now, in case you are a group of ten people, book a reservation at the club for their delicious lunch and dinner, and just so you know, the room can fit over 60 people. 

It could be a perfect place for an event as well! 

The lounge is perfect for a chilling weekend, going on a date, or having an intimate conversation, and a great place to enjoy a good drink with your friends.

Things To Know:

BAR highlight is the main Back Room. The ‘’Back  Room’’ has a dance floor for you to enjoy with a chance to socialize with some great people. 

Don’t forget to spice up your night with their made-in drinks and some great music to absorb.  

Also, it must be noted that customers should be at least 21 (or more) to enter the club, so plan a night away from the kids.  *winks*

And if you are still skeptical, then maybe have your own experience at the BAR! Surely, you will be surprised at the ambiance, and a night you wouldn’t forget.


254 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Hotels Nearby:

Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven

14) Club Vandome

Club Vandome is considered one of the most successful entertainment venues that have always strived to bring new and exciting innovations and promotions to its customers.

Club Vandome

The club offers full-time promotions and a team of staff that dedicates many hours of research to bring promotions and live entertainment to Vandome for the locals to enjoy and visitors never to leave!

What makes this place more interesting is that this club always reinvests in modifications to bring their customers new interior and exterior changes every time they visit. 

Every time you visit this place, you will never recognize it with its new and exciting theme and renovation.

Things To Know

Club Vandome employs various Disc Jockeys coming from Boston to New York, who are considered true professionals in the industry. 

The staff is trained for many hours by their training program focusing on complete customer satisfaction. 

So, in a nutshell, Club Vandome is more than just a dance club.

This venue includes several private rooms for your events, jewel-toned and lasers lights, a hookah patio & theme nights.

 It’s safe to say that any night spent here is a memorable night, with or without your private events.


102 Hamilton St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Hotel Nearby:

Quality Inn East Haven – New Haven, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven

15) Terminal 101

One of New Haven’s most popular nightclubs, Terminal 101, offers a vibrant and industrial nightlife with tasty bar food to munch on while you enjoy Latin dancing.

Terminal 101

And there’s also a dueling-piano bar which you shouldn’t miss out on! 

That’s not it; the club staff makes the best cocktails while you show off your dance moves on the floor.

So, if you want to party like there is no tomorrow, then there is no place like Terminal 101!

Things To Know

The venue has always invited top DJs to ensure their customers enjoy the night. So, getting bored in this bar is a “no such thing.” 

The club also provides delicious food, great drinks, and some of the best entertainment to make your night memorable. 

They also allow their customers to host private events like cocktails, birthdays, corporate parties, or whatever their customers want!

It’s a perfect place where you can come and enjoy late nights with your friends or loved ones, or maybe just find love!


240 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Hotel Nearby:

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven

16) Ride along the Lake Compounce

Lake Compounce is one of the oldest and most outstanding amusement parks in Bristol and Southington, New Haven, Connecticut.

The park is a New England family theme and water park, established during the mid-1800s, and is still every local’s go-to place for a thrilling weekend. 

Ride along the Lake Compounce

This park has attracted many tourists for its exciting rides and friendly atmosphere. 

The amusement park features many modern amusement thrills, including the most famous crocodile cove, and, so far, it is also CT’s largest water park. 

With over 400 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is considered the oldest amusement park in not just Connecticut but the entire of North America.

Apart from the exciting and thrilled-filled rides, the park has over ten comfortable catering pavilions. 

And if that’s not enough!

Then let me know that this park also has the option of renting out plenty of rooms to host your birthday, or maybe a huge and exciting party, a family gathering is an option too.

A corporate event isn’t a bad option either; whatever it is, this place is perfect! 

For exciting thrill rides and coasters with a full-sized water park and with fair prices, it’s worth going.

Rides to try:

  • Phobia Phear Coaster
  • Rev-O-Lution
  • Sky Coaster
  • The Wave Swinger
  • The Wildcat
  • Thunder N’ Lightning
  • Thunder Rapids
  • Twister
  • Wipeout
  • Zoomerang and many more!


  • Weekend Adult – $49.99
  • Weekday Adult – $47.99
  • Weekend Junior – $39.99


185 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, New Haven, CT 06010, United States

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven, The Blake Hotel · Hotel

17) Keys On Kites Tattoo And Gallery

What’s the most impulsive thing anyone can do, probably jump off a cliff? Well, human, you are not thinking straight! 

It’s getting a tattoo in a city they aren’t familiar with, and what’s a better way than carrying a souvenir-like stamp on their body? 

Keys On Kites Tattoo And Gallery

And if this sounds too challenging for you, then maybe it’s time you take this challenge

! If you don’t want an embarrassingly bad tattoo forever embedded on your skin, then don’t worry; we aren’t too cruel to do that.

We have done the digging for you (and this exciting challenge!), so you can walk out with the best tattoo and achievement of coming out of your comfort zone.

So, head to Keys On Kites Tattoo And Gallery for the best tattoos!

Plus, it is a good show-off for the ladies (and gents).

Things To Know:

The studio is considered to be easy-going and friendly. Also, with fully licensed staff who provide unique tattooing with years of experience? Nothing can go wrong, even if you try it. 

Their team is famous for providing high-quality, professional piercing services and a welcoming and comfortable environment. 

And if you aren’t sure about their sterilization process, let us explain. 

The sterilization process that the team uses is to be considered hospital-grade. So, no, they do not compromise on the safety of their customers. 

Kites on Keys is the perfect place for first-timers. So, whether you want a specific and unique tattoo or maybe can’t figure out what you want, head on to this place! 

Surely, they don’t compromise their customers’ health and not their service(s)! 

So for the first (and many times), Kites on Keys is your place to go.


869 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, United States

Hotel Nearby:

Quality Inn East Haven – New Haven, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven

18) Hope Gallery Tattoo

Hope Gallery Tattoo is another professional tattoo studio located in New Haven. 

The well-established studio is founded by one of the greatest and so award-winning, world-renowned artists Joe Capobianco. 

Hope Gallery Tattoo

For over 19 years, he has learned various techniques and mediums to create pinup-style pieces, following the theme of the late 1950s with an added modern style. Sounds interesting, right? 

The studio has hired expert and skilled artists to design some of the toughest and most delicate tattoo designs to meet their customers’ requirements. 

Their team also provides custom tattoos and some original artwork services at a very affordable price.

Things To Know:

Hope Gallery Tattoo is a studio for all newbies who wish to have the perfect tattoo.

And did I mention that Hope Gallery Tattoo also offers free Wi-Fi for its customers? Talk about customer satisfaction! 

In case you are not, it’s worth the visit, and the truth is, the atmosphere and the designs (and dedication) of the artist will make you have another tattoo, piercing, or both!


835 Woodward Ave, New Haven, CT 06512, United States

Hotels Nearby:

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, The Blake Hotel · Hote

19) Dali Tattoos LLC

Dali Tattoos LLC is considered to be one of the best tattoo studios in New Haven. There are highly skilled and experienced tattooists in the studio who provide high-quality tattoos. 

Dali Tattoos LLC

Their team also specializes in custom tattoos in a very relaxed atmosphere, so if you are scared of needles, this place is just the right one for you.

The studio takes great pride in its skilled and collaborative artists, and with great customer service, why wouldn’t anyone go there?

 And the studio’s cleanliness and safety are also something to look at.

Things To Know:

Apart from tattoos, you might also want to look at their piercing services which are set at an affordable price. 

It’s safe to say, whatever your needs may be, the team can always be ready to pair you with the perfect tattoo for the tiniest tattoos or the costliest ones. 

There you cannot get out of here with a dissatisfied look.


418 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

Hotels Nearby:

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

20) Rimagé Salon & Spa

Rimagé Salon & Spa has served New Haven’s people for over 30 years and is still everyone’s favorite in the town. It is one of the perfect spas to care for your wellness and beauty needs. 

Rimagé Salon & Spa

The spa has a team of certified colorists and educators who make sure to satisfy anyone who steps into the spa. 

They work tirelessly and also focus on bringing the facial epidermis layer with the perfect balance using the exclusive method of Matis Skin Care and other Laboratories Biosthetique (Biosthetics).

Things To Know:

The spa staff has undergone an advanced training level that allows you to undergo the latest breakthroughs in cutting and coloring, which suit you the best. 

They also offer retexturizing to your curls to create the perfect bounce and therapies to combat thinning hair and aging. 

And if you just want a plain massage, you can get that as well, but do check out their skincare recommendations and services. You would love it more than anything! 

To your surprise, I’m not done yet! 

And just for additional information, the specialists coordinate the perfect skincare regimen that can be further enhanced by hydrating manicure and pedicure treatments (which they provide!) 

So, what are you waiting for? 

Contact them before you go on your trip consultation for the confident-confident you


1210 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States.

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Haven

21) Breezy Day Spa

Breezy Day Spa, located in Morris Cove, is the perfect getaway to eliminate all your problems. 

They specialize (the entire) body and skincare. This place is different because they are committed to offering natural-beauty choices. 

Breezy Day Spa

Some of these offers include a Zoya Polish, which is considered free of toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and toluene, and they also offer essential oils and organic beauty products.

Things To Know:

Their experienced staff focus on the satisfaction of their customers  (talk about customer service!)  They also provide individual and personal experiences to their valued clients.

At Breezy Day Spa, the clients always leave with a sense of tranquility and confidence. 

So, don’t miss out on the chance while in the city!


30 Townsend Ave, New Haven, CT 06512, United States

Hotels Nearby:

Quality Inn East Haven – New Haven

Tips And Tricks You Should Know Before You Plan Your Tour To New Haven.

  • Quite an underrated trick, but if you plan to visit this city for a few days, it’s best to book your hotel room at least two months before. This way, you might as well get a discount.t 
  • Avoid going on public holidays since most tourist spots will be closed, and hotel prices will likely be high during the holiday season. 
  • The best time to visit New Haven is during the spring and autumn season. 
  • Don’t forget to check out the local markets in New Haven for cheaper and rare pieces and many other things that you can take as souvenirs or gifts. 
  • Before paying the full price of any event or hotel room, be sure to do a deep search for discounted prices (which are always available) 
  • Although the city is considered safe, avoid visiting sketchy areas and have your closest friend or family member know your whereabouts.