Yale University Art Gallery: The extensive collection at Yale University Art Gallery includes Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Italian, European, Asian and African art from many cultures, with impressionist, modernist, and contemporary paintings and sculptures. is the oldest university art museum in the United States.
New Haven Green: The Green is a park in the city center which covers 16 acres. Festivals and music events are sometimes held here during the summer months.
East Rock Park: East Rock Park covers 425 acres and encompasses. From the top there are sweeping views of Long Island Sound and New Haven. Also within the park are the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Indian Head Peak, and Pardee Rose Gardens.
Lighthouse Point Park: The 1840 lighthouse is not open to the public but the surrounding park area is accessible and picnicking is permitted. The lighthouse itself no longer functions but the landmark structure adds a nice element to the shoreline.