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Go to New Haven, USA
Grab A Slice Of The Best APizza Anywhere
New Haven-style pizza, locally called apizza, is a style of Neapolitan pizza that separates the men from the boys. The best-known restaurants for authenticity are Frank Pepe’s , Modern Apizza, and Sally’s.
The Yale University Art Gallery
The oldest college art museum in America, this phenomenal art gallery holds 200,000 pieces of art dating from ancient times to the present day, plus art exhibits from all over the world. Making the art-going experience more enjoyable, admission is always free to the public.
Broadway-Quality Theater Productions At Yale Repertory
The Yale Repertory Theatre at Yale University is located at the edge of Yale’s main downtown campus on the former site of the Calvary Baptist Church. Founded in 1996, its’ goal was to facilitate collaboration between theatre professionals and talented students, and is today considered to be one of the first distinguished regional theatres. With valid Yale student ID, admission is only $10.00 a ticket, and offers similarly affordable prices for the general public.
Live Concerts At The Shubert Theater
From its very first season a century ago, the Shubert Theatre has been a performing arts center presenting plays, musicals, opera, dance, classical music recitals and concerts, vaudeville, jazz artists, big bands, burlesque, and a variety of solo performances. Often referred to as the birthplace of the nation’s greatest hits, the Shubert is responsible for a number of long-run productions that first came to life on the Shubert stage through its’ ‘try-out’ tradition.
The View From East Rock Park
There isn’t a person in New Haven who hasn’t climbed the East Rock trails. The views from the cliff tops are exceptional and span metropolitan New Haven to the Long Island Sound and Long Island. The 427-acre park is open year-round for hikers, rock climbers and even snowshoeing. East Rock Park is one of the most serene and beautiful parks in New Haven. Don’t forget your camera.
Five Mile PointLighthouse
Five Mile Point Light, also known as Five Mile Point Lighthouse or Old New Haven Harbor Lighthouse, is a picturesque lighthouse that is part of the history of Lighthouse Point Park. Located on the harbor entrance to the Long Island Sound it had, for 73 years, extended light beams to welcome ships and sailors returning from voyages from the four corners of the world. Today the beacon is dark, but the tower remains. Old maps labeled the site as Five Mile Point, making reference to the distance between the lighthouse and the center of New Haven. In 1990, the lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. History buffs will enjoy a visit here. History buffs will enjoy a visit here.
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript New Haven Library
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one of the world’s largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, and serves as Yale’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. The library’s iconic building is temporarily closed for renovation until September of 2016. In the interim, Collection material can still be accessed at Beinecke’s temporary reading room in Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library.
International Art Festival of Arts and Ideas
The International Art Festival of Arts and Ideas is a fifteen-day extravaganza reflecting artistic cultures from every corner of the world. Since its’ inception twenty years ago the festival has become a huge international attraction, bringing approximately one million visitors to New Haven to attend hundreds of exhibits, lectures and concerts. The International Art Festival of Arts and Ideas takes over theaters and open spaces throughout New Haven, with many events taking place at the New Haven Green.
City Wide Open Studios
New Haven loves extravaganzas; some may be larger than others, but extravaganzas, nevertheless. Maybe that’s because we take enormous pride in the talented people who live in our community and, therefore, feel entitled to share our bragging rights with the world. City Wide Open Studio is one such event that recognizes local artists by exhibiting their artwork throughout the city, and in their personal studios. CWOS of New Haven has become the largest Open Studios festival on the East Coast. Artists interested in showing their work at City Wide Open Studios 2015 should log on to http://www.cwos.org/register. The first of the three week-ends will be held October 10th and 11th at Goffe Street Armory, tours of studios throughout the New Haven area will be held October 17th and 18th, and the week-end of October 24th and 25th focuses on Erector Square in Fair Haven.
Yale Peabody Natural History Museum
The Yale Peabody Natural History Museum is one of many prime examples as to why you don’t ever have to leave New Haven for anything “authentic”. Best known to the public for its Great Hall of Dinosaurs, it also contains permanent exhibits dedicated to human and mammal evolution; wildlife dioramas, Egyptian artifacts, birds, minerals and Native Americans of Connecticut. This museum is among the oldest, largest, and most prolific university natural history museums in the world.