It’s a CINcH! (Complete Itinerary New Haven).
Looking for some bonding time with your teenager during the weekend? Welcome to Yale and New Haven. We invite you to visit us at any time and explore the life of our campus and city. Quaint commercial districts, serene residential streets, the famous New Haven Green, and landmarks of American history are only a few of the highlights of a place that has given the world the hamburger, the lollipop, and the corkscrew.
1.) Lunch 12pm – If driving, you can park in a surface lot at 255 Crown Street or in a garage at 150 York Street. Walk through Sherman’s Alley (perhaps grab a coffee or tea at B Natural Cafe ) to Chapel Street. If at York Street, head left leaving the garage and make the first right onto Chapel Street. Head down to the Shake Shack (986 Chapel) and sit by the fireplace or game table while looking at the New Haven Green and munching on burgers and fries.
If you’re just looking for a sweet treat you might try Insomnia Cookies (1143 Chapel Street). Enjoy warm, freshly baked cookies that have become a huge hit among Yale’s students.
2.) Tour of Yale 1:30pm- The Mead Visitor Center is the front door of Yale University and welcomes its visitors from around the world. It is located at 149 Elm Street, along the New Haven Green. Drop by for information about Yale or to take a guided tour led by Yale College undergraduates. http://www.yale.edu/visitor/
3.) 3:00pm Shopping and a treat– Your Yale tour will end on Broadway. It is hard to leave Yale without buying some Yale “swag” to commemorate your visit. Visit the Yale Bookstore (77 Broadway) to find a great selection of Yale apparel, accessories, and even books published by Yale authors. Walk up the street toward York and Elm to visit Apple (65 Broadway), Urban Outfitters (43 Broadway), J. Crew (29 Broadway), Lou Lou (23 Broadway) and other great stores. Around the corner on York Street, indulge your sweet tooth at Ashley’s Ice Cream (280 York) or grab a coffee at Blue State Coffee (276 York) before heading back home. http://theshopsatyale.com/category/shopping/