Since Yale is so close to the hotel, expect it to be the center point of many of your meals and activities. On your first morning, you’ll feel just like an Ivy League student while dining at Claire’s Corner Copia
for a healthy cafeteria-style breakfast of organic oatmeal, an egg sandwich or whole grain pancakes.
If you’re in town for the weekend, head to Olives and Oil
for brunch. The nearby Italian eatery offers a breakfast pizza, a prosciutto and melon Benedict, and an all-you-can-eat waffle bar with plenty of toppings in a modern space.
After breakfast is finished, pay a visit to Jordan’s Furniture
—but not to shop. The store is known for the It Adventure Indoor Ropes Course, the largest in the world, comprised of more than 100 bridges, rope ladders, planks, cargo nets and swinging beams. The space is also home to zip lines, four climbing walls, a free fall jump experience and a Liquid Fireworks water show.
Spend the rest of the morning at the Knights of Columbus Museum
, where world-class historical exhibits touch on topics like World War I, the Vatican and the 9/11 attack, through the lens of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic service organization founded in New Haven in the 1880s.