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New Haven: A long-weekend destination with lots to do, and you can leave the car at home

Mar 14, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

For many years, I ignored New Haven, Conn., except for a quick stop for a slice of the city's acclaimed pizza while driving on Interstate 95. If I looked away from the highway that cuts through the city, it was to take in the view of the Long Island Sound, not the drab buildings of the tired Northeastern city on the other side of the road.

After centuries as an important center of American politics, industrialization and innovation, by the mid-20th century New Haven was in decline. Loss of...