(Updated Feb 2023, Originally posted in Feb 2021) February in New Haven usually means cold temperatures and cozy cafe meetups. But, the Elm City offers plenty of other options so you don’t have to stay cooped up inside your home until spring begins.
There are plenty of things to do and places to go to keep you on the move. Here are 10 ideas to keep you busy in New Haven during the winter!
1. Take a Stroll around Yale University Campus
Choose a self-guided tour around Yale’s prestigious campus or let a Yale student be your guide at the Yale Visitor Center. If you go the self-guided route, you can visit the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail or take a walk around Broadway. Soak in the historic buildings through College Street and along Prospect Street to take in the various campus architecture.
If you go through the Yale Visitor Center, you can expect a tour that includes the Gothic Sterling Memorial Library, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Reservations are required, so be sure to call ahead. Also, Yale recommends that all outdoor tour participants are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.