Irina Guthrie's list of suggestions

Things to see in Connecticut

New Haven Sights:

Yale University Art Gallery (part of the CT Impressionist Art Trail)

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Yale Center for British Arts

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale

Knights of Columbus Headquarters Museum and Archives

Freedom Schooner Amistad and Amistad Memorial

International Festival of Arts & Ideas (usually every June)

Thimble Islands Cruise (summer)

Theaters and Music:

Shakespeare in the Park (Elm Shakespeare Company)

Long Wharf Theater

Shubert Performing Arts Center

Yale Repertory Theater

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

New Haven Ballet

Parks:

East Rock Park

West Rock Park

Outdoor Adventures

CT Waterfalls

Less than one day drive from New Haven, CT:

Gillette Castle State Park

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Rhode Island Beaches (summer)

Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

Six Flags New England, Massachusetts

Hartford (Capital of CT)

Boston, Massachusetts

New York City, New York

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