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Five Cool Ice Cream Spots in New Haven

Sunday, July 16th marks an international holiday, celebrated by millions, mourned by the lactose intolerant – National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate the day in downtown, where you’ll find a variety of classic and artisanal scoops to satisfy any palette, whether you’re a traditional vanilla bean buyer or a moose tracks maven. Sprinkled throughout our city are the most unique parlors and creameries, serving up smooth, creamy delights for every sweet tooth’s indulging pleasure. Here are the best places to get ice cream in New Haven.   1. Arethusa Farm Dairy  2. Ashley’s Ice Cream 3. Elena’s on Orange 4. Libby’s... View Article

Five New Haven Breakfast Spots

Whether you’re vacationing, staycationing, or working from home, we all start our day the same way – with breakfast. Where do you entrust the most important meal of the day? Downtown New Haven’s breakfast and brunch scene offers a variety of modern and traditional tastes. Whether you’re looking for a vegetarian option, something unique, or a classic, traditional breakfast, New Haven has something for every kind of breakfast lover. Here are five of the best spots in New Haven for breakfast dining.   1. Olmo 2. Claire’s Corner Copia 3. G. Cafe 4. Maison Mathis 5. Atticus Market

Summer Fridays: New Haven Style

The season of the summer Friday is here, have you logged off yet? For the lucky few in the working crowd, summer brings office closures every Friday afternoon, giving employees a kick start into the weekend. If you’ve found yourself in that lucky few, spend the afternoon with your neighbors in downtown New Haven. From the sun-kissed shores of Lighthouse Point Park to the tantalizing aromas wafting through downtown’s bustling dining districts, the city is ready to kick off an unforgettable season of festivities. With a myriad of activities at your fingertips, you can craft the perfect day off –... View Article

East Rock Park: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument and The Angel of Peace

Rich in history, innovation, and artistry, New Haven is bursting with historical landmarks for visitors and locals to explore. One site visitors can mark off their must-visit list this summer is New Haven’s Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. Located on the 366-foot summit of East Rock – we promise we won’t make you hike up the whole thing…well, unless you want to -, The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument is a 19th-century war memorial dedicated to honoring New Haven residents who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War.  Interest in erecting... View Article

History of New Haven’s Lighthouse

One place to be this summer – in truth, there are many of those in New Haven – is Lighthouse Point Park. Visitors and locals return each summer to this place across 82 acres of swimmable shores, walkable sand, hiker-friendly nature trails, and more. Where children make lasting memories in splash pads, where birdwatchers study in the avian sanctuary, and couples play out rom-com scenes on an antique carousel. Open from 7 AM to sunset, the park features on-duty lifeguards all summer, restrooms, and free parking for New Haven registered vehicles. Concessions are available daily from 9:30 AM to 5:00... View Article

New Haven Parks to Explore this Summer

Walkable, loungeable, explorable, that’s New Haven. Our city is made of more than 2,000 acres of vibrant green parkland, and there’s no soul inside on the sunniest summer days (which, by the way, have arrived). New Haven has a park for every kind of explorer, whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to read, a pier to fish from, a splash pad to send your children into, a skatepark to wipe out on, or just a sunny spot to catch up with friends over a cold seltzer.  Choose a park, any park, and choose your summer adventure. Here’s your guide... View Article

Four Places to Find Handcrafted Pasta in New Haven

Suppose your feed has been filled with aesthetic pictures of “European summers,” your friends sipping sparkling Prosecco, leaving you dreaming of the cobblestone streets of Italy and mouth-watering pasta. In that case, these restaurants in New Haven can satisfy your taste for authentic, handcrafted pasta. Whether you’re a pasta enthusiast or simply craving the soft bite of a handmade noodle, these remarkable New Haven restaurants serve up exquisite fresh, handcrafted pasta. From traditional dishes to the innovative and unconventional, each bite transports you to the heart of Italy. Here are three places in New Haven to find authentic handcrafted pasta.... View Article

The Perfect Mother’s Day For Every Kind of Mom

When it comes to how we talk about motherhood, it’s out with the old and in with the honest. There is no one size fits all for parenting, and there is no right or wrong way to be a mother. For a mother as particular, authentic, and special as your own, your Mother’s Day gift should follow suit. Whatever sickly sweet mug you bookmarked or promo code you saved in your notes app, forget it. Mom deserves more this year, and we’re here to help you execute. Here are five great Mother’s Day activities for every type of mom in... View Article

Five Spots for Amazing Views of New Haven

Whether you’re looking to shake up your weekend with friends, plan a date night to remember, or be a tourist in your own city, try looking at New Haven from a new perspective. You know our city from the ground level, so consider a new vantage point. Take your view of New Haven to new heights, literally. Depending on your vista, you can bask in the rolling green hills of the Elm City or the twinkling lights of downtown. If you’re ready to widen your horizons and bask in your main character moment, stop by each of these beloved spots... View Article

Festivals In Focus: The Cherry Blossom Celebration

Spring is in full bloom. Can you feel it? Have you seen it? We’ll show you the way.  Each spring season, the landscape of New Haven softens to welcome delicate petals and sprawling forest green leaves. Nowhere in our city is this on a more magnificent display than the blooming pink Yoshino Cherry Blossom Trees that return our greens each year. The fledgling blooms are welcomed by a time-honored New Haven tradition, The Cherry Blossom Celebration, which celebrates the local community, the mystery of nature, and the connection between the two.  2023 marks the 50th Anniversary Cherry Blossom Celebration in... View Article