Destination: New Haven
Here are all our recommendations to make the most of your Festival in New Haven!
We are proud to partner with the Shops at Yale, a unique collection of more than 65 local boutiques, national brands, cafes, restaurants & attractions with convenient parking in historic downtown New Haven.
New Haven, Connecticut is conveniently located at the intersection of I-91 and I-95. It's a very walkable city, and we recommend that you drive to park in one location, then explore the Festival on foot. The best parking option is the Temple Street Garage (1 Temple Street, New Haven). Special parking discounts are available for Festival visitors.
Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) provides regional air service up and down the East Coast and beyond.
Bradley International Airport (BDL), located near Hartford and about 45 minutes from New Haven, provides service and connections to major cities throughout the United States from major U.S. airlines. New York-area airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark Airport (EWR), located about 2 hours away from New Haven, provide international service and direct coast-to-coast domestic flights.
BY SHORE LINE EAST TRAIN
The Festival is an easy ride down the Shore Line East's New London line to New Haven. Take the train to New Haven-State Street station (three block walk from the New Haven Green) or to New Haven Union Station.
BY METRO-NORTH TRAIN
The Festival is a convenient train ride from New York City on Metro-North's New Haven line, from New York City's Grand Central Terminal to New Haven's Union Station, stopping at Stamford and points in Fairfield County all the way to New Haven. Trains depart every hour (and every half-hour during peak times).
BY REGIONAL RAIL & BUS
New Haven is on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, with the Northeast Regional and Acela Express trains providing regular service to Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and points in between.
BY CITY BUS
Connecticut Transit's Trip Planner provides easy online access to local bus schedules so you can plan your trip to and from the New Haven Green and surrounding Festival venues.
Whether you're car-free or just looking to take a car-free trip, you can find resources at goNewHavengo to plan your sustainable trip.
New Haven is famous for its fabulous food, in fact, Expedia named New Haven one of America's Top Foodie Cities. Whether you're looking for casual dining at our world-renowned pizzerias, or fine dining at boutique specialty restaurants, you'll find it all within easy walking distance of the Festival.
Many restaurants around town are part of the Shops At Yale, which offers a five star eating, sleeping and dining experience throughout New Haven.
- Barracuda Bistro & Bar
- Pistachio Cafe
- Anchor Spa
- House of Naan
- Tavern on State
- Claire's Corner Copia
- Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant
- Kitchen Zinc
- 116 Crown
- Midpoint Istanbul
- Soul de Cuba
- South Bay
- Union League
Visit INFO New Haven for a complete list of all the restaurants in town!
New Haven offers exceptional hotel options all within walking distance of our Festival venues. We work with hotel partners to ensure that our visiting artists and audiences experience top-notch accommodations while in town.