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Shop ‘till you drop in stylish malls and student-friendly plazas, relive Princeton history in historic downtown streets with their original 1800s architecture, and tackle the slopes of Mercer County Park on mountain biking trails or winter ski runs, Princeton is famous for more than just its world-class university. Aging theaters please with modern productions, decadent art museums delight with unusual displays, and trendy bars come alive on weekends with relaxing students and chilled out locals taking a break from the week.

Things to see

As faculties of further education go, Princeton University is arguably one of the most well-known. Tucked away on a leafy campus at the edge of Princeton neighborhood, this world-class learning facility has plenty to offer tourists as well as its students. Visit its Richardson Auditorium, a fascinating gothic-inspired concert hall first built in the late 1800s before heading to its dedicated art museum to view collections by Edvard Munch and Alexander Calder among many. The Mercer County Park is a focal point of the town, an extensive, rambling parkland that’s a meeting point for sports fans and families with children. Dedicated mountain biking areas offers off-road challenges and tennis courts invite you to test your swing, the boat house is always busy with private yachters and rowing teams, while children laugh and frolic along the nature trails that wind their way across the parkland. At the social heart of Princeton, Palmer Square is a vibrant shopping destination with a flair for all things entertaining. Summertime block parties light up the plaza in a rainbow of colored balloons and movies projected onto outdoor screens, festivals of the arts bring local and international artworks to town, and trendy restaurants with gourmet menus overlook the bustling retail avenues jam-packed with happy shoppers.

Hotels in Princeton

There’s a broad section of hotels in Princeton, from fabulously decadent places to stay, to more modest accommodation with comfortable rooms and simple facilities. With such a prestigious university within this neighborhood, you can be sure you’ll find a selection of luxury hotels in Princeton, and the services they offer are worth the extra cost. Glamorous bedrooms with designer linen and idyllic views across the district, dining rooms and kitchen facilities in private lodge homes, beautifully lit outdoor pools with modern loungers and tempting bar access, and fitness centers, spas, beauty salons and more, the list goes on.

Where to stay

When you’re searching for hotels in Princeton, take a look at the closest ones to Nassau Street, a vibrant, lively, and unique street lined with pretty confectionary stores, modern smoothie shops with bright awnings and trendy decor, and lively pubs inside 1800s-style townhouses still clad in brightly colored clapboard planks of wooden facing. The buildings might have an old-fashioned appeal, but the shops are definitely modern and elegant. Delis with artisan breads and hand baked oatcakes sit next to reading rooms, boutique clothing shops, and al fresco sushi restaurants, while trendy pubs lie down pedestrian plazas that are lit at night by strings of tiny bulbs.

How to get to Princeton

Princeton Airport is right next to this affluent district, but because it only accepts domestic flights it’s not suitable for foreign travelers arriving from abroad. The Newark Liberty International Airport just beyond Staten Island, New York, is the best arrivals terminal, and with easy access to fast Interstate boulevards, traveling by bus or hire car will have you in Princeton in no time. Don’t discount the train though – while Greyhound buses remain the most convenient service thanks to regular departures to Princeton, rail travel is also a popular way to make this journey.

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