Yale's campus is within easy walking distance of central New Haven, which in turn is well-connected with the rest of New England. A trip to Yale University offers the possibility of seeing the campus, taking in a historic New Haven building or making a trip up the coast to Providence all in one day. There's so much to see and do in the area that your only issue will be trying to decide what to see first.
Although Yale lies near several major roads, parking is restricted on roads around campus and it's easiest to make the journey using public transport. Union Station in New Haven is served by Amtrak trains on the line between New York and Boston, and is a 30 minute walk from Yale. The CTTransit 234 bus also runs from downtown New Haven out to Yale University.
This magnificent library is the Yale library, and contains some of the world's rarest publications. Pick up an information sheet at the security desk for a self-guided tour of the permanent collections and building's architecture. If you're intending to visit for research purposes, booking in advance is essential.
Yale's natural history museum is one of the world's largest and is home to America's best fossil collection. Don't miss the brontosaurus skeleton on the Hall of Dinosaurs, or the collection of Connecticut native American artifacts.