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Hamden overview

Hamden is a budget-friendly place, distinct for its festivals and live music, and known for its universities and shops. Sports fans will enjoy basketball and hockey. Families will find plenty of fun at Lake Compounce. East Rock Park and Yale University are popular places to visit. A family- and business-friendly area, Hamden also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Hamden

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Hamden has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Hamden with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Hamden hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Hamden hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Hamden

Fly in to New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from central Hamden. Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard) is the next closest major airport, 27.8 mi (44.7 km) away.

What to see around Hamden

Fun activities are on hand like basketball and camping, along with attractions such as:
  • • Connecticut Tennis Center
  • • Yale Bowl
  • • SportsCenter of Connecticut
  • • Chatfield Hollow State Park
  • • Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Drazen Orchards
  • • Connecticut Sportsplex
  • • CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center - Waterbury
  • • Cheshire Hollow Farm
  • • Robert Treat Farm
Festivals and live music are top highlights, with cultural places to visit like:
  • • Ireland's Great Hunger Museum
  • • Putnam Cottage Museum
  • • Eli Whitney Museum
  • • Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
  • • Peabody Museum of Natural History
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Quinnipiac University
  • • Albertus Magnus College
  • • Southern Connecticut State University
  • • Yale University
  • • University of New Haven
Top places to visit in the area include:
  • • East Rock Park
  • • Lake Compounce

When to visit Hamden

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 12°C day, -9°C night
  • April-June: 28°C day, 0°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 8°C night
  • October-December: 20°C day, -7°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 286 cm
  • April-June: 293 cm
  • July-September: 310 cm
  • October-December: 329 cm
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