Hamden Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Hamden; our list of the best things to see, including Quinnipiac University, Modern Apizza and The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop.
  • The best place in Hamden: Quinnipiac University

    Quinnipiac University

    275 Mount Carmel Ave
    Located right across from the picturesque Sleeping Giant, Quinnipiac University is a private university that offers 52 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate majors as well as the JD program. With it's modern brick style buildings and scenic grounds, Quinnipiac provides it's students with the feel of a small, New England town.
    food nearby
  • Modern Apizza

    Modern Apizza

    874 State St
    Since 1934, Modern Apizza has been serving the best brick oven pizza and calzone in New Haven, Connecticut.
    East Rock
  • The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop

    915 Whitney Ave
    This museum is home to the famous cotton gin. It provides much historical readings and galleries on Eli Whitney and his invention. It is great for learning and getting hands-on experience for families or children on a field trip. *{{listing|type=do|name=Farmington Canal|alt=|address=|directions=|phone=|url=|hours=|price=|lat=|long=|This paved trail runs through Hamden into its neighboring town, Cheshire. It goes along side a canal that was used in the 19th century. This trail is used to for leisure for those of any age throughout the town. From bicycle riding and roller blading to walking and jogging, it is meant for any of these and utilized quite frequently in the warmer months.
    restaurants nearby
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University

    Whitney Avenue and Sachem Street
    M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 12PM-5PM. Adults $7, ages 3-18 $5.
    East Rock food nearby
  • Bella's Cafe

    Bella's Cafe

    896 Whalley Ave
    European Roots with a Contemporary Flair
    West Rock
  • Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar and Cafe

    Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar and Cafe

    1832 Dixwell Avenue
    www.ibizatapaswinebar.com
  • Modern Apizza

    874 State St
    This New Haven-style apizza place has really stirred up the waters of New Haven cuisine in recent years, dethroning the seemingly invincible Pepe's and Sally's as the city's (and quite possibly the world's) best pizza place. Modern Apizza has been voted "Best Pizza" in New Haven for twelve consecutive years in the New Haven Advocate’s "Best of" Reader’s Poll. Modern Apizza is a long walk, or a short drive, bike ride or trip on the "M" bus from Downtown New Haven.
    East Rock
  • Glenwood Drive-In

    2538 Whitney Ave
    If you miss the fifties and have a craving for hot dogs then Glenwood is the place for you! Having been Voted #1 hot dogs in Connecticut Magazine and being around since 1955, Glenwood Drive-In isn’t going anywhere! Providing a blast from the past, every Wednesday Glenwood holds antique car shows in their parking lot for all those who wish to enjoy the classic menu and atmosphere of this Hamden institution.
  • Delaney's

    882 Whalley Avenue
  • Copa Cafe

    3500 Whitney Av
    Spanish/Portuguese in the American style.
  • Eli's Brick Oven Pizza and Market*

    2402 Whitney Ave
    Eli’s Pizza offers thin-crust brick oven pizza like no other in town. It was even voted Hamden’s #1 Pizza by www.hamdendailynew.com. Dine in and enjoy anything from pizza to salads and fine Italian cuisine, or take something home from the spacious take-out room like stuffed breads and pre-packaged dinners. Prices are very low and most entrees are under $15.
  • Ristorante Luce*

    2987 Whitney Avenue + 203-407-8000
    It has a relaxed Tuscan atmosphere and was awarded "The most romantic restaurant in New Haven County" by Connecticut Magazine.
  • Side Street Grille

    15 Dickerman Street
    Restaurant and Bar, Side Street is located literally on a side street right off of Whitney Ave. Great food, drinks and comedy nights, Side Street attracts more of a younger crowd due to the presence of Quinnipiac University right down the street. Though it can be pricey, they offer a wide variety of beverages and dishes that sound too appealing to pass up.
  • Archie Moore's

    188 Willow Street
  • Connecticut State

    Connecticut State

    210 Capitol AveSte 1
    Southern Connecticut State University is one of four state universities in Connecticut, and is located in the West Rock neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1893, it is the third-oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System.
    Beaver Hills restaurants nearby
  • J P Dempsey's State Street

    J P Dempsey's State Street

    974 State St
    J.P Dempsey’s serves the greater New Haven area and has become renowned for its great food and friendly atmosphere. A Fun Pub with Great Grub perfectly describes this family run tavern.
    East Rock
  • Sushi Palace

    Sushi Palace

    1473 Dixwell Ave
  • Glenwood Drive-In

    Glenwood Drive-In

    2538 Whitney Ave
  • HanBone's BBQ

    HanBone's BBQ

    173 Arch Street
    Authentic southern barbecue comes to Greater New Haven. Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Chicken. All of your favorite meats smoked low and slow, and served fresh and fast.
  • Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream

    Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream

    3697 Whitney Ave
  • Rice Pot Thai Restaurant

    1027 State St Ste 1
  • Nica's Market

    Nica's Market

    603 Orange Street
  • China Chef

    2039 dixwell ave
  • Corner Deli

    Corner Deli

    2773 Dixwell Ave
  • Mezcal

    Mezcal

    14 Mechanic St
  • Richard's Corner Gourmet Deli

    Richard's Corner Gourmet Deli

    1647 Whitney Ave
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Hamden uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.