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Visit the Peabody Museum of Natural History, situated on Whitney Avenue, the state's only museum with fossil dinosaur material on permanent display, also featuring `The Age of Reptiles`, which is a Pulitzer Award winning exhibit that reveals 300 million years of prehistory, as well as other interesting exhibits such as those of Ancient Egypt, Mesoamerica and the Andes and the Great Plains.
It's a great New Haven attraction where you can feed your brain with interesting and intriguing information.
Spend a fun day out with the family at West Rock Ridge State Park, which can be found on Baldwin Drive, from where you can also get amazing views of New Haven and its surroundings, in addition to the many outdoor opportunities available, such as hiking, picnicking or fishing.
One of New Haven's most appreciated `free` attractions is the Yale Center for British Art, on chapel Street, where you can admire a vast collection of British art, outside of UK, including sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings and rare books that reveal the British history, from the Elizabethan period to the present.
One of the most popular and favorite annual sporting events in New Haven is considered to be the Annual New Haven Road Race, which will be held on September 6, in 2010, consisting of a 20k and a 5k run, as well as 1/2 mile races for those who are less athletic, but still enthusiastically willing to participate, starting at the picturesque New Haven Green, continuing through residential neighborhoods and large city parks, taking runners through some of the most scenic areas in the city.
This entertaining New Haven annual event is actually is actually a fund-raising event, offered by a non-profit organization, the surplus funds being offered to various charities within the New Haven area, every year. The Road Race is continuously growing in both size and popularity, attracting a larger number of people, every time it takes place.
There are dozens of fun and entertaining events which happen in New Haven, throughout the year, and 3 of the most favorite and expected ones are listed below. Check it out!
Cherry Blossom Festival - this popular New Haven annual celebration takes place every April, attracting hundred of families from all over the region, who come here for the great food, live entertainment and joyful atmosphere.
Children and Family Fair - it's a wonderful way to spend an April day with the family and watch your little ones while they have fun and enjoy all the special treats organized just for them during this fun celebration.
New Haven Jazz Festival - this music-filled annual event is considered to be one of the largest and longest-running outdoor jazz music celebrations in the nation. The celebration is scheduled in August, in 2010, and promises visitors good time and plenty of jazz beats.
New Haven's nightlife scene is a combination of New England charm and a robust cosmopolitan life, also being home to a vast collection of world cuisines that will satisfy even the pickiest gourmand visitor.
There are many ways to spend your night out in New Haven, the city offering everything from popular bars and pubs, to fine restaurant, great lounges and vibrant dance clubs, where you and your friends can dance the night away, and leave the worries behind.
Among the most favorite `nightly` gathering spots in New Haven are considered to be: the Alchemy Nightclub, located on College Street, featuring state-of-the-art light shows, a spacious dance floor, digital sound and a 30-foot waterfall - considered to be one of the best dancing places in town, the Anchor, also located on College Street, just of the Yale Campus, Christopher Martin's, situated on State Street, which offers live music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, including excellent food and a wide selection of martinis and beers, and Van Dome, which can be found on Hamilton Street, a fashionable new nightclub, favored for its entertaining themed nights and great interior design.
Cafe Nine - live music every night from national and local acts, in just about every musical style.
Whether you're in the mood for dancing or just planning to spend a relaxing, casual night out with friends and enjoy yourself, have a drink or two or you're into music, you will certainly find a spot in New Haven that fits your needs, and that will turn your night out into a memorable experience which you and your friends will long remember after your vacation in New Haven ends.