Princeton with Friends
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.
15 Farber Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
As a college town, Princeton has its share of diners and dives that are budget-friendly, but there aren't as many places that strike the sweet spot of being classy and affordable. Peony Pavilion, opened in November 2013, is one of them. Peony...
483 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle into nearby Stonybrook and Lake Carnegie. The dock is located at Princeton Turning Basin Park, which also features walking and cycling paths as well as picnic tables, so you can sit down and fuel up before taking...
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619, USA
What was once New Jersey's fairground has been transformed into a 42-acre sculpture park with more than 270 works. Grounds for Sculpture, located just 12 miles from Princeton and open year-round, hosts art workshops and classes for visitors of all...
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
Undoubtedly one of the best things to do when visiting Princeton is to spend an afternoon walking around the university campus. One of the oldest and most beautiful campuses in the United States, Princeton is also among the most architecturally...
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...
242 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
You’ll never want to visit another Subway after you’ve experienced the bliss that is a sandwich from Hoagie Haven on Nassau. Not only do the portion sizes put its corporate competitor to shame, but the taste of some of the Haven’s more inspired...
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...
74 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
Fans of Mediterranean cuisine are well-served in Princeton, especially if they decide to patronize a restaurant by local favorites the Terra Momo Restaurant Group. Which establishment you opt for depends on what you’re craving. For an exquisite...
138 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
Occupying the space of a former bowling alley, the Princeton installment of the Triumph Brewing Company (two other locations exist in New Hope and Philadelphia) has a deceptively subtle façade on Nassau Street. A narrow entryway descends into a...
248 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
The Ivy Inn has stood in its current location since 1975, when it took over the site of a former gas station on 248 Nassau Street. This is as divey as a bar is likely to get in a town like Princeton, as it caters to a mixed clientele of graduate...
38 Spring St, Oldest Bicycle Shop In America, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
Fact checkers are welcome to lay their scrupulous hands on the claim, but Kopp’s Cycle on Spring Street touts itself the oldest bicycle shop in the United States and second oldest in the world. Continually in business since 1891, and owned by the...
21 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
Say you’ve been invited to an esteemed professor’s house for roast beef, and you want to show up with an appropriate bottle of wine. The only problem is that you know more about Welch’s sodas than you do about good vintages or regions in France....
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