The New York Times named New Haven as one of their 52 Places to Visit in 2023

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WFSB) – London, Madrid, Istanbul and New Haven?

The Elm City made headlines after making a recent list by The New York Times as one of the 52 places to visit in 2023.

It’s a fine honor for the Elm City to be named alongside some of the world-class cities and some of the trendiest places in the United States.

Sure, it’s known around the world as the home of Yale and a place that draws people from far and wide for its famous thin-crust pizza.

But a recent spotlight on New Haven highlights so much more.

“I think it feels good, New Haven is finally doing justice,” said New Haven’s Jacqueline Pagano.

Jacqueline Pagano and Corey Larkin have called the Elm City home for the past four years.

The fact that the New York Times named New Haven as one of their 52 places to visit in 2023?

“I don’t think it’s too surprising,” Corey said.

Checking in at number 50 on the list, the brief description describes:

“It’s a big, big deal. Fifty-two places on earth, to put it bluntly, 52 places on earth worth visiting, and New Haven is one of them,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.

With a focus on arts, food, neighborhoods and culture, Elicker said the paper only scratches the surface of what those who call this place home experience every day.

“The New York Times discovered what we all know in New Haven, that this is an incredible city for everything from pizza to soul food. We have so much to offer, the diversity of the community and it’s nice to be recognized,” said Elicker.

The article mentions checking in at the Hotel Marcel, the old Pirelli building on Long Wharf that was recently converted into the country’s first fully solar-powered, zero-energy hotel.

It honors our NXTHVN, described as a state-of-the-art, community-focused arts hub. Founded four years ago in two abandoned factory buildings in the Dixwell neighborhood, it’s home to a vibrant African American artist community.

New Haven is known for its restaurants with something for everyone.

The description insists you’re in for a great meal and mentions Villa Lulu, a newer Italian eatery on College Street.

“It has well-known restaurants, the Green is a highlight, well-rounded, hospitable people,” said Lori Snell Savage of Norwalk.

To view the full list, click here.