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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in New Haven?
If your trip to New Haven is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.If your family and friends ask why you’re heading here, just show them a few pictures of Yale University and Yale Bowl. These noteworthy attractions will ensure you have a memorable trip.Not far from the city center, Shubert Theater is one attraction to consider adding to your to-do list. New Haven Green and Yale University Art Gallery are also not far away and worth a detour.
What are the best road trip destinations near New Haven?
If you’re after day-trip inspiration, we’ve got a couple of suggestions. Located 60 miles away, Weekapaug Beach is worth getting in the car for. Soak up the sights starting with Misquamicut State Beach, The Flying Horse Carousel and Water Wizz of Westerly. The locals are also likely to point you in the direction of Westbrook Town Beach, 25 miles away. If you only have time for one attraction here, let it be Essex Steam Train. (But we’re also big fans of Hammonasset Beach State Park and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets.)
Where are the best beaches near New Haven?
New Haven boasts some magical stretches of coastline, and what better way to experience them than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. See what precious treasures you can find dotted along the water’s edge at one of these awesome beaches:

  • Sandy Point Beach (3 miles away).
  • Oak Street Beach (4 miles away).
  • Lighthouse Point Park (4 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near New Haven?
If you’re primarily here for business purposes, you’ll probably be heading to Savin Rock Conference Center. It’s situated 4 miles away.
What kind of rental car should I get for New Haven?
New Haven has so much to offer. You could spend a week or two in this place and not run out of things to do. If you want to take in as much as you can in this dynamic metropolis, you’ll need a rental car. Keep in mind that driving around the city often comes with tight streets and even tighter parking spots. But don’t worry — a small car like a compact can make this much easier to manage. If you’re aiming to venture out of the city and enjoy some of the sandy shores that New Haven is well known for, you’ll probably prefer a rental car with a bit more power. A mid-size or full-size SUV is a good choice.
Should I get a luxury rental car in New Haven?
First of all, there’s a broad range of luxurious rental vehicles on offer in New Haven. What you go for depends on your funds and what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about comfort and class. If you want to indulge yourself, why not pick up a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a slick mid-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you just need a car to zip around town in as cheaply as possible, we can help you out with an economy vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
Is it difficult to park in New Haven?
You’re unlikely to have any problems finding a parking spot in New Haven. With plenty of places to leave your car, discovering the sights of this destination is easy.
Does New Haven have peak-hour traffic?
Since the population of New Haven is approximately 130,300, you probably won’t have much difficulty with traffic. That said, major roads generally get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Are there speed limits in New Haven?
There sure are. In the city of New Haven, speed limits range from 15mph to 50mph. Residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 25mph unless marked otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in New Haven County?
Normally, your car rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in New Haven?
It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving around New Haven, and you may even be fined for just handling your phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in New Haven?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in New Haven is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night on the town, leave your car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in New Haven?
Traffic laws in New Haven permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without having to wait for a green signal. Before doing so, the vehicle must come to a complete stop and the driver must check that the way is clear before continuing on.
Are seat belts compulsory in New Haven County?
They sure are. Although, there are exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation networks.

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