By Summer Brons
New Haven
Connecticut
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For a vacation spot offering rich history, diverse culture, fine dining, and endless activities, look no further than New Haven, Connecticut. One of New England's most exciting cities, New Haven is a hotspot for everything from recreation to prestigious education. EscapeWizard.com would like to show you why New Haven's slogan is "it all happens here!"
   
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Prominent on the list of attractions in the Elm City are the many museums. Visit the Peabody Museum of Natural History to learn about dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies, or learn about New Haven's own history at the New Haven Museum and the city’s historical society. Venture to the upscale Yale Center for British Art to behold the largest collection of British artwork outside of the United Kingdom, or learn something unique at the Knights of Columbus Museum.    

New Haven is big on culture, and museums aren't the only way to get a taste of it. The city has a host of art galleries and music venues to inspire and delight visitors. Artspace offers a rotating display of exhibits of contemporary art, and the Creative Arts Workshop gives you a chance to learn some insider tricks of the trade. There are also many privately owned galleries throughout the city to satisfy any art-lover's urge to browse or purchase. The music scene is equally strong here, thanks to New Haven calling home to the country's fourth-oldest symphony orchestra, and Yale University's elite School of Music.    

Perhaps some of the best parts of vacations are the shopping and dining options, and EscapeWizard.com assures you that New Haven will not disappoint. The historic downtown shopping district features more than 50 unique shops and boutiques, among the other retail opportunities found throughout the city. When it's time to grab a bite, this is where New Haven really shines. The city features nearly 95 top Zagat-rated restaurants, and offers a wide variety of cuisine thanks to the cultural diversity found here. Ethnic restaurants and foreign flavors abound throughout New Haven, showcasing the perfect opportunity to try something new during your travels. This New England foodie hotspot is perhaps best known for delicious and creative pizzas, though many will also argue that the all-American hamburger originated in this city back in 1900. No matter what your taste buds crave, New Haven promises to satisfy.    

Since so much delicious dining often leads to the decision to get some exercise, it's a good thing New Haven excels in outdoor activity and fitness options. Take a self-guided tour downtown, rent a kayak for the day, or birdie your way through 18 holes of golf; whatever your recreational preference, it's likely you can find it here. Cycling paths are abundant, and offer a great way to explore the city via two wheels or on foot. The Elm City also has a variety of scenic parks for your enjoyment: East Rock Park, Edgewood Park, and the 350-year old New Haven Green, just to name a few. EscapeWizard.com suggests visiting the 70-foot high tower at New Haven Harbor's Lighthouse Point Park, and taking in the views at West Rock Ridge State Park, which overlooks some of Connecticut's most beautiful scenery.    

After an adventure-filled afternoon around New Haven, cutting loose amidst the city's nightlife may be the perfect way to end the day. Downtown offers a plethora of bars, pubs, and nightclubs of all kinds to suit your social preferences. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to enjoy your late-night recreation responsibly!    

During your visit to New Haven, you'll surely come to find that "it all happens here" couldn't be more accurate. This bustling mid-size city pairs modern day action with historic charm in a way that only New England can. Book your New Haven, Connecticut travel accommodations with EscapeWizard.com today!
Hotels in New Haven
By Chris Flagler
Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale
30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT
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Welcome to New Haven, CT. Famously the home to Yale University, New Haven has been made famous by the prestige surrounding its prized educational institution. The Marriot’s Courtyard New Haven at Yale is a prime destination for your stay in the New Haven area. Arriving in New Haven is a graceful endeavor due to the proximity of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (HVN) just seven miles from town. Should international airports be more your style, then Bradley International Airport (BDL) can be reached in just under an hour. Shuttles are available from both Tweed New Haven and Bradley International.

Upon arriving at the Courtyard, check in is expedited by a thrifty and courteous staff. Complimentary coffee is available upon check in, and general services such as safety deposit boxes, a concierge desk, and business centers are available in the lobby. Check in begins at three in the afternoon, and checkout is set at eleven in the morning on the day of departure. It should be noted that any vehicles you bring on your trip will be subject to a nightly eighteen dollar on-site parking fee. Room accommodations are full of amenities such as coffee and tea makers, climate control, pay per view and video game rental, and a safe. Wireless internet is speedy and easy to access.  ‘Luxury Bedding’ is the norm in all of the rooms, boasting things like thicker mattresses and fluffier pillows. Roll away beds and even a crib are also available should your party require them.

Local restaurants offer delivery service to your room, and breakfast can be purchased at the hotel, however it is not complimentary. The hotel has its own restaurant as well which serves breakfast and dinner, with a bar for cocktails as well. A fitness room is available to guests, and a meeting room is available for corporate engagements.

The Courtyard New Haven at Yale is an ideal place to stay should Yale University be a focal point of your visit; the hotel is seconds from the campus. The hotel’s staff is widely reviewed as being extremely friendly and helpful, and the overall experiences of past customers combined with its proximity to the Yale campus make the Courtyard New Haven at Yale a fantastic option to accommodate your visit to New Haven, CT. Booking is made fast and easy through EscapeWizard.com, so don’t hesitate to book! (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)