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As the home of the hallowed Yale University, New Haven Connecticut punches above its weight in terms of culture, nightlife and liveliness. This is a small coastal city just across the water from Long Island and 80 miles from the Big Apple, but the museums, theatres and restaurants are plentiful and of good quality, and if you fancy a cerebral evening you could even pop in to one of Yale’s open mic poetry nights.
If you have a hire car in New Haven you could head 15 minutes south to West Haven for beaches and the beautiful Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary. Otherwise stay in New Haven and enjoy the gentle goings-on of the harbour area, or take one of the free hour-long guided tours around the Yale University campus.
Fly in to Tweed New Haven Airport, which is four miles from the city centre, or a 15-minute drive along the I-95 and over the Quinnipiac river. If you plan on driving a rental car to New Haven then the I-91 and I-95 both pass through.
To organise car rental in New Haven try Avis, Enterprise or National - all have pick-up points in the city centre.
The coastal city of Bridgeport is 20 miles from New Haven, a drive of about half an hour. This is the place for shopping malls and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. There is also the pretty Seaside Park on the coast and Cedar creek provides nice views for gentle walks.
Half an hour north of New Haven is Middletown, a city situated on the banks of the Connecticut river. The downtown area has shopping and restaurants and there are picturesque walking paths along the bank of the river. It is also a perfect stop-off point if you are visiting Hartford, the state capital. Just under 40 miles from New Haven, and a drive of 40 minutes on the I-91, Hartford is an historic city but the ancient spires and period buildings are artfully intersected with shiny glass skyscrapers and clean lines. Visit Mark Twain’s House, which is now a museum, just to marvel at its bright red colour and intricate detailing. It was here that he reportedly wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Otherwise enjoy a stroll in Bushnell Park, where concerts are held in the summer months.
At 80 miles from New Haven, the bright lights of New York are always enticing. Drive one hour and 50 minutes along the I-95 to get to Manhattan. Visit Central Park or the well-heeled neighbourhoods of the Upper East Side before walking down Madison Avenue or Fifth Avenue for some of the world’s best shopping streets. Greenwich Village is the place for pretty streets and New York’s famous brownstone houses, or head to Brooklyn for hipster cafes and craft beer.
Driving in New York is busy and parking can be expensive so why not try one of the park and ride services that run to and from the central areas.
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When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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