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There are truly few places more fascinating than the city of New Haven in southern Connecticut, along the shores of the Long Island Sound. Founded by Puritans in 1638, New Haven is thought to be the first “planned” city in the United States. A grid was laid out over 100 years before the United States gained independence, with remarkable foresight and recognition.

The “Elm City” is a fabulous place to visit, with dozens and dozens of unique features to stoke your interest. Often referred to as “Connecticut’s Cultural Capital,” New Haven is full of first-rate hospitals, amazing live music venues, fabulous beaches, historic neighborhoods, the New Haven Green, and some of the best pizza in the world thanks to the large Italian-American population. You can eat some fantastic food in the ethnically diverse city of New Haven, explore museums, or take your New Haven motorhome rental to travel through Connecticut, other states in New England, and beyond. Both Connecticut’s capital, Hartford, and New York City are less than two hours' drive away, and trains and airports are possible ways to get to and from this delightful city on the coast.

The Great Outdoors

New Haven is a large city in a densely packed urban area, and there many exceptional nature parks, beaches, forests, and scenic hikes on the outskirts of the city. West Rock Ridge State Park is located on the fringes of New Haven, a mountainous park part of the Metacomet Range. There are more than 20 miles of trails to hike at the park, as well as space to bicycle, picnic, ride horses, rock climb, go fishing, or boat on Lake Wintergreen. There are even historic sites scattered throughout the park, but no place to camp when you book an RV in New Haven and want to stay the night. Sleeping Giant State Park is another park close to both West Rock Ridge State Park and New Haven that you can head off to when you rent an RV. The park is a known haven for hiking and rock climbing, with large escarpments and cliff faces with stunning views of the city and the Long Island Sound. The park is named for the “Sleeping Giant,” a massive geological feature said to resemble a sleeping man.

Other great parts about going to New Haven to rent an RV are the amazing little beaches that line the Long Island Sound. To the east or west, there are plenty of places to lounge along the seaside and soak up the sun. You can bring your New Haven campervan rental to Sherwood Island State Park down by Bridgeport, known for its lovely beaches and swimming areas. The park is known for being the first state park in Connecticut, and it is truly an exciting place to see in person A dazzling nature center on site helps inform visitors, and a variety of ecosystems hold a massive array of wildlife.

Hammonasset Beach State Park is one of the most famous summertime destinations in Connecticut, hosting thousands and thousands of people when the weather gets hot. One million people visit this seaside park annually, to make good use of its massive pavilions, stretches of white sandy beaches, and the large campground that is ideal for your New Haven RV rental by owner. Hiking, cycling, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, and camping are part of the fun when you arrive, and there is a nature center informing the guests about the wildlife found within the park.

RV Parks

Around New Haven, you will be able to locate a few places to stay with a little bit of searching. Aces High RV Park is one option, open year-round with full hookups, spacious campsites, and even tent camping available. There is a dog park on-site too.

Little City Campground is a public park with private camping spaces, fishing, a recreation hall, swimming areas, and a sparkling pool to keep guests refreshed throughout the duration of their stay.

Hammonasset Beach State Park is famous for its amazing beaches and stellar campsites. There are over 500 camping spots in the park, but reservations are usually key because the park fills up quite quickly in the summer.

City Attractions

New Haven is one of the best places you could visit in the Northeast, especially if you like great food, history, live entertainment, and architecture. Walking around the New Haven Green, taking in sights built over 400 years ago, and eating mouthwatering pizza in the famed Little Italy section of New Haven are just a few examples of what you can do when you pick up your New Haven camper rental. The town has astounding culinary offerings aside from its pizzas too, as it is known for being the birthplace of one of America’s most famous foods: the hamburger.

Yale University calls New Haven home, and it is one of the most prestigious universities on the planet. The university maintains a handful of museums like the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. This elaborate institution houses incredible artifacts from throughout human history, like ancient Egyptian artwork, Native American weapons and tools, and lots of fossils and skeletons belonging to prehistoric creatures. The Yale Center for British Art is another wonderful place to go if you enjoy looking at incredible artwork.

Shubert Theater and Toad’s Place are two of the best places to catch live entertainment in New Haven. Shubert Theater is a marvelous historic theater where you can catch Broadway musicals and theatrical productions in an intimate, inspiring venue. Toad’s Place is a legendary small venue and bar close to Yale where some of history’s most famous musicians and bands have played, a testament to New Haven’s status as a first-rate entertainment hub.

The New Haven Museum focuses extensively on the city itself, a great place to learn all about the place you are visiting. Learn about the complicated past, like the original settling of the “America’s First Planned City,” or the powerful Native tribes that controlled the area for millennia.

RV Rentals in New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in New Haven. Outdoorsy's New Haven RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around New Haven, CT


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
East Rock Loop Trail New Haven, CT
Westville Feeder West Rock Ridge State Park, CT
Judges Cave West Rock Ridge State Park, CT
Regicides Trail West Rock Ridge State Park, CT
Lake Wintergreen Trail West Rock Ridge State Park, CT
Lake Wintergreen and Regicides Trail (Blue Blaze) Loop West Rock Ridge State Park, CT
Bishops Loop West Rock Ridge State Park, CT
West Rock Ridge Trail West Rock Ridge State Park, CT
West Rock Trail from Hill Street West Rock Ridge State Park, CT
West Rock North Loop West Rock Ridge State Park, CT

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
R and D Family Campground Caroline County, VA
Lake Bluff Campground Wayne County, NY
Gentile's Campground Litchfield County, CT
Little City Campground Middlesex County, CT
Branch Brook Campground Litchfield County, CT
Wolf's Den Family Campground Middlesex County, CT
Grandview Camping Resort Middlesex County, CT
Cozy Hills Campground Litchfield County, CT
Salem Farms Campground New London County, CT
Malletts Bay Campground Chittenden County, VT

Popular Nearby Parks

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Recommendations for New Haven, CT from Outdoorsy Owners


Very quiet campground with plenty of hiking and a small beach.

Apr 1, 2019

Large beach with plenty of amenities for camping. Handicap accessible and shore power camping are available but limited. I recommend camping on the west most side as they include the shadiest sites.

Apr 1, 2019

Hiking trails, brand new expansive nature center, and overall great place to camp. Particularly attractive for camping with the kids.

Apr 1, 2019

Another Beautiful beach a little further away then Rocky Neck but worth the drive.

Jan 3, 2019