Live Like a Local: New Haven!
Welcome to New Haven, CT!
The second largest city in CT, New Haven is an exciting cultural and culinary center located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound and belongs to the New York metropolitan area. Home to Yale University, New Haven is a city with a multitude of beautiful historic buildings and collegiate settings, as well as many new and modern locations to explore. If you find yourself accepting a travel nursing assignment in this hip and exciting location, you will undoubtedly have no shortage of art, theater, and food options to explore.
Around the City
It wouldn’t be a trip to New Haven without a visit to the beautiful and historic buildings of Yale University. You don’t need to be a prospective student to explore Yale’s amazing campus facilities. Consider taking a walk through the scenic campus buildings, sign up for a guided tour, or attend one of Yale’s many events, concerts or gatherings. There is much to see, hear, and learn about on the beautiful campus of Yale.
Chapel Street and York Square
If you’re looking for the best of New Haven, Chapel Street and York Square should be your first stops. With galleries, restaurants, historic churches, and shops to explore, the possibilities are endless. Both areas are excellent to check out on foot, and they truly have something for everyone. Located just a few blocks from one another, you can easily explore both areas in the same afternoon. York Square boasts trendy established commercial locations like an Apple Store and a huge Urban Outfitters, while Chapel Street is home to independently owned restaurants and shops like Claire’s Corner Copia and Wave Gallery to name a few. Both are also in the same neighborhood as the Yale Museum of Art and the New Haven Public Library.
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New Haven is, perhaps, CT’s most important theatrical center. For many years, New Haven has been a well-known location for new plays and musicals to have their very first audience before heading to Broadway. This is still often the case, and local audiences are fortunate to check out the best new works at the Shubert Theater, the Yale Repertory Theater, and Long Wharf Theater, as well as touring productions featuring top-notch casts and beautiful technical displays. Whether you prefer musicals, contemporary plays, or the works of Shakespeare, these three locations have much to offer for theater lovers of all ages.
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is in its 123rd year and is committed to excellence in musical programming and education. Featuring performances in a variety of settings all around New Haven and the surrounding area, it’s easy to catch a symphony performance during your stay in New Haven. Check out an evening of classical music, a Pops tribute to your favorite artist of the golden of age of music, or even a family-friendly interactive concert or event.
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Food and Drink
Although New Haven is home to dining options from many cultures and parts of the world, pizza has always been its biggest claim to fame when it comes to food. Wooster Street is New Haven’s Little Italy and is home to the world-famous Pepe’s Pizza. Founded in 1925, Pepe’s Pizza has been a crowd favorite for decades. Grab a pie with friends and when you’re ready for dessert, head over to Libby’s Italian Pastry Shop just a few steps away for a cookie or a famous Italian ice!
For the more adventurous eater who also values healthy selections, head back to York Square and visit Thali Too. Featuring vegetarian Indian cuisine in a trendy setting, Thali Too offers an extensive and affordable menu of exotic offerings without the meat! Choose your own ingredients for a rice bowl, or sample a variety of delicious appetizers. With both indoor and outdoor seating, Thali Too is the perfect choice for all types of weather.
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