Masterworks by artists who lives & worked in Britain on display at YCBA
The museum houses the largest collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom - Among them are paintings by Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and J. M. W. Turner. The YCBA is also home to sculptures, drawings and watercolors, prints, rare books and manuscripts from the Elizabethan era onward. A vast array of activities for children and adults are available free of charge, including concerts and gallery talks, introductory tours, and sketching sessions for all levels. Find refreshments at the neighboring Atticus Bookstore and Cafe or, in season, on the patio at Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant.
Get your heart rate going on the world’s largest indoor ropes course
There’s a thrill-a-minute adventure waiting for you inside Jordan’s Furniture: the it Adventure Ropes Course, the largest indoor ropes course on the planet. Securely connected at all times in your full-body harness and sling line, you’ll climb, scramble over and through over 100 obstacles and challenges, including bridges, zig-zag swinging beams, cargo nets and crisscross angle rope ladders. You’ll also do some soaring, over a liquid fireworks water show from one end of the course to the other, with zip rails that sit at heights up to 56 feet. For kids under 48 inches tall, there’s a specially designed Little It course, with platforms less than three feet from the ground and adult chaperones close by to help out if needed.
A restaurant renaissance has made Greater New Haven a most exciting culinary destination. And then there's Yale University: with its medieval courtyards and stunning buildings -- from Gothic revival to acclaimed modernism. Can you name another area this size with world-class museums, theater and music? There are town greens to rival any in New England and preserved historic homes in even the smallest village. And alongside every town green are tiny boutiques and eclectic shops as well as superb bookstores. Now add the outdoors for long: sandy shores, nature preserves, centuries-old orchards, rocky hikes.