Anyone who has spent time in the Northeast — traveler, transplant, or otherwise — describes their location within the orbit of two cities: Boston and New York City, regardless of if they actually live in either. This is especially true of New Haven, Connecticut, situated less than two hours between both cities and easily reachable by train. While few people outside of Connecticut know anything about New Haven beyond Yale University, this small city is home to a thriving, multi-cultural community that includes some of the country’s smartest and most creative thinkers.
Us Connecticutians — that’s a sweet name we’ve got to start owning — are tired of telling travelers, “I’m from somewhere between Boston and New York” and hoping they figure it out. But we’re hedging our bets that soon, we won’t have to. New Haven is poised to become one of the great cosmopolitan capitals of the Northeast. Here are just a few reasons why you’ll enjoy a day trip to New Haven — and why you may just want to move here.