Princeton for Anyone
Collected by Frederick Simeon
Although best known for its eponymous Ivy League university, Princeton, New Jersey, is an historic locale in its own right. The site of a crucial battle of the American Revolutionary War, this atmospheric college town is nestled on the bank of (manmade) Lake Carnegie.
330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Year-round Terhune Orchards is host to special seasonal events. While the 200-acre estate grows exceptional quality fruits and vegetables, it's their unique activities that attract guests. Find pumpkins in the fall, taste wine in the winter, ride...
354 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
If you're in Princeton on a Wednesday, visit Drumthwacket, the former home of William Penn. Now the residence of the Governor of New Jersey, the property—with a fascinating barn and garden—is officially on the National Register of Historic Places...
91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
McCarter Theatre, renowned as one of the best in the nation and Tony Award winner for regional theater, has been putting on exceptional shows since 1930. Annual productions cover all the performing arts from theater, to dance, to live music. Check...
254 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
This cozy coffee shop is worth a visit—whether you come for a cup of joe to go, or stay for a sandwich. Locals' favorites include soy lattes, scarlet tea, the smoked gouda sandwich, and banana muffins. There's even warm apple cider. Delish.
92 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
Many of the shops lining Princeton's Nassau Street offer goods that can be bought on a college student's budget. Hamilton, however, skews a bit more toward the budget of the accomplished Princeton alum. In addition to jewelry and watches by such...
112 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
There has been no shortage of brilliant academics during Princeton University’s luminous history, but in terms of reputation one German-born physicist towers above all others. One of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century, Albert...
Elm Dr, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
When vising the campus, it would be a sin not to stop by the Princeton University Art Museum. Directly adjacent to McCormick Hall, not only does this building contain one of the most impressive university art collections in the world, but there’s...
Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
It may be the most photographed spot on the Princeton University campus, but just because it’s rather touristy doesn’t mean Nassau Hall isn’t worth checking out. Erected in 1756, the building is now home to the office of the University President...
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
If you have some free evenings during your visit to Princeton, it may be worthwhile to check if there are any athletic events or student theater productions going on while you’re in town. Princeton folks are especially spoiled when it comes to the...
28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
Skeptics who claim that old-fashioned watering holes shouldn’t double as culinary destinations haven’t been to the Alchemist and Barrister. Equally regarded for its dark, saloon-like atmosphere as it is for creative menu items like a cheesesteak...
258 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
As a coastal state, New Jersey has always been known for top-of-line fresh seafood and Princeton is no exception. One of the best places to sample the wares is Blue Point Grill, located on Nassau St. just across from the eastern edge of campus....
35 Palmer Square W, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
Few, if any, foodie destinations in Princeton have gotten as much press as The Bent Spoon, a homemade ice cream shop and “good ingredient” bakery on Palmer Square. The attention is well-deserved, as anyone who samples the creamy mascarpone gelato...
33 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
The blustery Northeast can be pretty dire during the colder months, when you may want to brighten your spirits with a tropical juice infusion at this Princeton oasis. Then again, Tico’s Eatery and Juice Bar is also a pretty ideal destination for...
122 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
There were many dismayed bibliophiles around here when Micawber Books closed a few years ago. Luckily, this famous university town didn’t have to go long without a stellar independent bookstore to bolster its reputation. Labyrinth Books on Nassau...
36 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Those of us who graduated from solidly mediocre universities have for years been on the receiving end of that half-hearted compliment, “that’s a really good school.” If that sounds wearily familiar, you may want to pick up some Princeton...
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