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Chapel Street

New Haven, CT
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Ranked #16 of 31 attractions in New Haven
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Yale's college crowd street with bookstores and coffee houses.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

So many nice, great places and so little time. The new New Haven is interesting to be sure. It's been YEARS since I was here so to see so many kinds of restaurants and shops to choose from and even find some old ones on Chapel, like my old comic book store still open. I went in and got a... More

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Orange, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

You will enjoy strolling, but even more so, you will enjoy all of the wonderful eating spots, stop into any and you will be happy.

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Ashland, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

There are lots of restaurants and cute boutique shops along Chapel Street. There is also a convenient movie theatre - Bow Tie. You do need to be careful - lots of pandering in this area, which surprised us.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Lots of creative shops along at least the 1100 block of Chapel. My teen daughter loves it too because she takes a summer course called Explo at Yale and has fallen in love with the city I was born in.

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NEW HAVEN, CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This street is in the midst of the Yale community. It has a variety of small upscale shops and businesses, Art Galleries, restaurants and a hotel and mall. I happen to enjoy Atticus bookstore/ restaurant for a cup of soup or good sandwich or pastry. Bread is excellent and they have a fresh takeout sandwiches during lunch, all in the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Not your student slum- some really nice stores, and even better places for coffee or lunch. Parking free on Sundays.

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Nairobi
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Lovely shop displays,souvenirs, and tons of restaurants and cafes...its worth a browse if in Down town New Haven.

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Santa Rosa, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This street has a great variety of shops and restaurants and a couple of art museums. We spent a couple of hours browsing and snacking and got a bit of exercise too. Worth a visit.

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The 2-3 long blocks of Chapel Street between Church and York Streets are filled with snazzzy restaurants, shops featuring upscale clothes, jewelry, gifts. home accessories, Atticus Bookstore and Cafe, and the Yale Art Gallery, Yale British Art Museum and the Yale Repertory Theater. There is on street parking that is convenient and accepts credit cards. Do some shopping, eat a... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I recommend walking the section of Chapel adjoining and then east of Yale as part of a visit to one of Yale's museums, or to Yale itself. As you get west of Yale it becomes less interesting, and can be problematic.

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