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Living in New Haven
New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut, but for a major city, it maintains the feel of a smaller college town. Downtown New Haven is an area that includes Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) as well as a myriad of coffee shops, renowned restaurants, bookstores, clothing boutiques, apartments, bars, clubs, and performance venues.
The greater New Haven area provides immediate access to a wide array of outdoor activities. The Connecticut shoreline is a great place for boating, swimming, and fishing. Nearby mountains can also provide options for hiking, mountain biking, camping, and skiing. There are many sports leagues with participants from both Yale University and YNHH. Our softball team, The Boneheads, is one of the most feared and revered teams at YNHH.
Some particularly enjoyable aspects of New Haven include:
- Restaurants ranging from fine dining establishments to local farm-to-table restaurants to the food carts that line Cedar Street outside YNHH
- The best pizza in the world – try Pepe's, Sally's, Modern, BAR, and Kitchen Zinc to decide who’s pie is your favorite
- Many local breweries and wineries
- Plays at Long Wharf Theater, The Shubert Theatre and The Yale Repertory Theater
- Yale Athletics and other local sports teams
- The Course at Yale
- Concerts on the Green
- Hammonasset, Silver Sands, and Sleeping Giant State Parks
Read a recent New York Times article entitled 36 Hours in New Haven
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If you’re interested in traveling for a day or a week, New York, Boston, Cape Cod, Block Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire are all easily accessible within a few hours of travel.