Quality Inn East Haven
30 Frontage Road
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: (203) 469-5321
Fax: (203) 469-2544
Come visit a piece of Connecticut history along with an amazing view of New Haven Harbor. Fort Nathan Hale is a recreation of a military fort called Black Rock Fort from the Revolutionary War that was built in 1776 in order to protect the area from the British, although the fort ended up being captured anyways in 1779, and then burned it upon their departure. It was rebuilt as Fort Nathan Hale to again defend against the British in the War of 1812. Today, The fort is housed in a 20 acre park of the same name, named after Connecticut's official state hero.
Follow your nose to the most distinct district of downtown New Haven. Wooster Street was the center of New Haven's Italian community prior to the construction of I-91 and I-95 that rip right through the heart of the street. Today, Wooster Street is host to New Haven's finest and most renowned Italian restaurants, with the famous Pepe's and Sally's pizzerie. A few blocks up is the famed Lucibello's Italian pastry shop where you can taste all your favorite Neapolitan sweets. Wooster Street is the best part of town to explore and get a great meal.
Long Island Sound is a unique estuary where salt water from the sea mixes with the fresh river water, creating a biodiversity of different species of flora and fauna. The Lighthouse Point Park attracts public to this ecosystem, where fishing and boating are among prime activities. Birdwatching, picnics, swimming, carousel and a kiddie playground, are other reasons to visit here. The lighthouse has quite a history and the renovated tower is definitely worth spending some time on. Moreover, Fantasy of Lights, Hawkfest and Paddle Day are events the whole family can enjoy. Opens daily at 7am.
Ralph Walker Ice Skating Rink is an indoor facility for ice hockey and skating. The place conducts skating programs for children and adults and also rents out for birthdays and other celebrations. The place is also a venue for inter-school ice hockey games. So wanna have some fun on ice, Ralph Walker Ice Skating Rink is the place to be!
City Point is a picturesque area of The Hill neighborhood of New Haven. Encompassing an area of 26 acres (11 hectares), it has its roots dating back to 1939. This beautiful historic area has a mix of architectural styles which mainly include the Greek Revival, Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals and Late Victorian. City Point is also home to the Oyster Point Historic District, which is a part of the National Register of Historic Places.
Culture abounds on quiet Audubon Street. There are galleries (Artspace, Small Space Gallery), performance spaces (The Arts Hall), arts organizations (City Spirit Artists, the New Haven Ballet), a host of art schools (the Neighborhood Music School, the Educational Center for the Arts, Creative Arts Workshop), and even the annual Audubon Arts on the Edge Festival. Shops and restaurants have also begun moving into the neighborhood. Ongoing activities are listed in the Arts Council Calendar, available free at the Arts Council office at 70 Audubon St across from Leeney Plaza. A block north is the John Slade Ely House, a center for contemporary arts.
Located in New Haven's scenic Lighthouse Point Park, this historic carousel dates back to 1916. With over 70 characters to choose from, as well as two chariots, you can take a spin on ornate horses and camels. Make sure you look out for George Washington conducting the orchestra as you make your way around. No trip to this park is complete without a ride on the carousel.
This 14-foot, three sided bronze relief was erected in 1992 to commemorate the the captives of the Amistad and their incredible story. The sculpture stands on the site of the former jail in which they were imprisoned, and depicts Senghe Pieh (better known as Joseph Cinque), the leader of the revolt that started their amazing journey. The three sides of the relief depict the three parts of his story, from before his capture, to his trial, and finally home again.
Standing 57 feet high, the Southwest Ledge Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located on the reef at the main entrance to New Haven Harbor. Known as the first structure that was constructed in the cylindrical iron foundation, the lighthouse is currently not accessible to the public. The lighthouse can be seen by a boat ride or from a distance from the New Haven Harbor, which looks amazing. The lighthouse is still in use to help in navigating.
The New Haven Town Green is one of New England's oldest, completed in 1638. Portions of the Green were used as a cemetery until the 1820s when the Green became overcrowded and headstones were moved to the new Grove Street Cemetery; however, the bodies were not dug up and between 5,000 to 10,000 still remain. The 16-acre public park is a popular site for concerts and picnics, and an overall excellent gathering place for locals and tourists alike. The Green is also the location of a memorial to the Amistad captives. Along the Green there are three churches built in the 1810s: Center Church, United Church and Trinity Church.
One of the most renowned institutions of higher learning in the world, Yale University has been in New Haven since 1718, even though the school was founded in 1701. Originally, the Ivy League "campus" was located in Clinton, Old Saybrook and Wethersfield until reaching its new home in what is today Downtown New Haven. Many notable people call Yale their Alma Mater, including William Howard Taft, Bill Clinton and Meryl Streep. On campus, you can see many famous sights such as the Yale Center for British Art, Beinecke Rare Book Library, the Collection of Musical Instruments, and the Old Campus attracts visitors and students alike. No matter where you go on campus, you see and experience history!
It is a neighborhood in Branford, Connecticut, and is a Census Designated Place. It consists of a traditional town center with more than 500 historic structures retaining their original architectural significance. The boundaries of the district are designed so as to exclude modern buildings and include only those with historic leanings. Notable structures include garages, carriage houses, cemetery, Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and several other vernacular buildings. Architectural styles represented here include Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Italianate, Federal, Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival, Bungalow, and more.