There is so much more to Princeton, NJ than it being an ivy league town! Enjoy ghost tours, shopping sprees, art, and so much more. Take a look at the great things you can do in Princeton while you visit.
The Princeton University Art Museum is known to be one of the best small-scale museums in the world. There are over 92,000 art pieces but only 5% of their collection is displayed in the 26 galleries. Every season the collections change, which is great for avid museum goers!
Princeton Art Museum Prices: Free tours Saturday/Sunday
Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton NJ 08544
McCarter Theater Center
McCarter Theater Center is known for being the country’s leading theaters. There is always something going on at the center whether it is performances, galas, children’s theaters and camps. Take a look at their season and see all the amazing performances they have scheduled! Support the arts but having a night out with your friends and family at the theatre!
Learn More: https://www.mccarter.org/
McCarter Theater Center Prices: Varies
Address: 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Princeton Tour Company
Princeton Tour Company is a hidden gem in this beautiful town. This business started off as a way for the owners to learn more about Princeton. Collaborated with the Princeton Public Library and other history buffs this tour company is the place you want to go to learn all the facts! This company is more than their walking tours but also includes different interests such as pub crawls, Princeton ghost tours, and great for corporate events! If you want to fall in love with Princeton this is the place to go!
Learn More: https://princetontourcompany.com/
Princeton Tour Company Prices: Varies
Adress: 116 Nassau St Princeton, NJ, 08542
Number: 1- 855-743-1415
Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
If weather permits this is a great place to take in all the beauty that Princeton has to offer. Great for an afternoon’s walk, jog, bike ride, or run while you admire the gorgeous view of the lake.
Address: 145 Mapleton Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-9667
Phone: +1 609-924-5705
Terhune Orchards & Winery
Who doesn’t love sipping wine, picking apples, and enjoying nature on a nice day?
Terhune Orchards was established in 1975 but opened their winery in 2003. This farm includes 9 acres of grapes that make 12 different delicious wine. There is a tasting room in a gorgeous rustic 150-year-old barn. While you are here at Terhune Orchards & Winery enjoy their farm activities such as their popular “Pick your own” where you can pick your own berries, pumpkins, flowers, and apples!
Learn More: http://terhuneorchards.com/
Address: 330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-2002
Phone: +1 609-924-2310
Who doesn’t love to shop? Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey you can find Palmer Square. The best place to find everything you need in a great location. Its beautiful traditional colonial architecture which Princeton is known for, this little square is a definite to-do for tourists all around. Check their website to see the fun events that they offer!
Learn More: https://www.palmersquare.com/
Address: 40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: (609) 921-2333
The best place to relax and watch Princeton’s rowing regattas, fish, and row or kayak! The water and serene waters are a great place enjoy quality time with friends and family.
Learn More: https://www.princeton.edu
Address: Carnegie Lake, New Jersey 08540
Carnegie Lake Prices: Free
Grounds for Sculpture
Do you love the outdoors? Do you love museums? Then Grounds for Sculpture is perfect for you! There is 42 acres of beautiful landscape with artwork hidden in between trees, behind buildings, and even on large hills! It is a great place to bring friends and family who love to explore. There are multiple dining opportunities and all the styles of art you can imagine! Make sure you bring your camera!
If you a planning on taking your special someone to the Grounds, we recommend going to what New Jersey Monthly calls the “most romantic restaurant” in the state! The views alone will make it worth the trip!
Learn More: http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
Grounds for Sculpture Prices: $ 15 general admission, $70 annual membership (includes unlimited admission, events, parties, and so much more!)
Address: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Phone: (609) 586-0616