Seniors Enjoy Connecticut

Seniors Enjoy Colorful New Haven

Yale009Senior travelers find New Haven located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County. It is the second-largest city in Connecticut (after Bridgeport), with a population of 130,000+.

Many folks associate Yale University when the name New Haven comes up, at least I do. Yale is an integral part of the city’s economy, being New Haven’s biggest taxpayer and employer. New Haven is a two-time winner, and two time finalist community for the National Civic League’s prestigious “All-America City Award”.

New Haven was founded in 1638 by English Puritans, thus the name. The New Haven Green is currently home to three separate historic churches. The Green remains the social center of the city today and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1970.


Seniors Enjoy The Cultural Capitol Of Connecticut

The city is loaded with historical sites. The central common block of the town is the New Haven Green, a historic landmark and the center of downtown New Haven.

Senior visitors enjoy the many summer festivities on the New Haven Green, the shops that line Upper State Street, the Five Mile Point Lighthouse, Harkness Town and viewing the famed Connecticut Hall at Yale.

Known as the ‘Cultural Capitol of Connecticut’ for its New England heritage, New Haven provides a rich supply of museums, established theatres, music venues and art galleries. Home to the first North American public tree planting program, which includes some notable elms, New Haven is known as ‘The Elm City’.

 Seniors Drawn To New Haven’s Events


“While Greater New Haven is rife with New England heritage, even the most traditional spots – from lighthouses and charming town greens to world-class museums and Yale’s architecturally-renowned campus – become settings for lively concerts and events.”

Nightfall rarely means bedtime, with live bands, cool clubs, casual pubs, sophisticated lounges and theater performances around every corner. “A City On The Move”, senior visitors will not lack for a wide variety of things to see and do. For me, it would be fun to take in the Trolley Car Museum, as one does not see them much anymore, except perhaps in San Francisco.


TripAdvisor’s 48 things to see and do begin on the Yale campus. Beautiful it is and each building is unique. New Haven is also home to New Haven University. Bring along your demanding palate, the city abounds in ethnic restaurants.

According to the Hartford Courant, New Haven has more pedestrian activity than any place between New York City and Boston, and also has a burgeoning night life scene. Seniors will enjoy New Haven. -jeb

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