A unique location that gives you everything.
Nature, history, culture, art—our proximity to Princeton means we’re ideally located for a multitude of daily excursions. You’ll find opportunities for hiking, biking, shopping, dining, touring, live theater, and so much more. Princeton University is, of course, the centerpiece of the area, and the town combines the energy and pace of the Ivy League with the rich heritage of the American Revolution.
Things to do in Princeton, NJ:
When you step onto Princeton’s campus, you’re truly stepping into history. It was founded in 1746 and hosted Congress during Princeton’s short stint as our nation’s capital. Group tours are available to take you around the stunning campus, downtown, and other historical sites in the area.
Morven Museum & Garden
A short stroll from Princeton University is the fine and decorative arts collection at Morven Museum & Garden. Once home to Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the museum and 5 acres of garden are fascinating historical sites that date back to the 1700s.
Princeton University Art Museum
Founded in 1882 and now housing over 92,000 works of art ranging from antiques to contemporary pieces, it’s easy to spend an afternoon lost in artwork at the Princeton University Art Museum.
There’s a vibrant calendar of live performance shows around the Princeton area. Check out the McCarter Theatre Center and Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, and Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania, for starters.
Sourland Mountain Preserve
This nearby preserve features boulders that are over 180 million years old, as well as a variety of biking and hiking trails. The moderate 5.4-mile trail can also be broken down into shorter hikes through several connected trails. You’ll see views through interesting rock formations known as Devil’s Half Acre and Roaring Rocks.
The Princeton area offers several state parks and points of interest. Princeton Battlefield State Park preserves part of the site of the Battle of Princeton, and a window into the nation’s revolutionary past. Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, one of New Jersey’s most popular recreational corridors, offers canoeing, jogging, hiking, biking, and fishing. Lake Carnegie is a popular and scenic boating site.