Downtown New Haven is a thriving center for business, education, food, entertainment, and shopping. Just about anything you are looking to do is within walking distance. Within walking distance of The Taft, you can get your hair done at Karma Salon, shop at The U Store, access your money at TD Bank, or grab a drink and bite to eat at either ROIA or Ordinary.
With plenty of public transportation available you will never have to worry about getting from here to there. Buses, taxis, and trains are all readily accessible. New Haven is a bicycle-friendly city with a variety of bike repair shops dispersed around the city, including College Street Cycles, located across the street from The Taft. The Taft also offers complementary bike storage to all residents.
For a list of some of the local businesses, visit infonewhaven.com as an additional resource.