Things to do in Princeton, NJ

Step out of the Nassau Inn, and you will find yourself across the street from Princeton University and walking distance from the upscale boutiques, galleries, theaters and restaurants of vibrant Palmer Square.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Whether you’ve come to see the sights or just have an hour between meetings, the Nassau Inn brings the best of Princeton directly to your doorstep. If you would like more recommendations or assistance arranging tours and transportation, our friendly front desk staff is happy to help.

Below, you will find some of the most popular attractions and things to do in Princeton.

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The Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum

This world-class campus museum features art collections ranging from ancient to contemporary. Admission is free.

McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3787

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Drumthwacket Exterior

Built around 1835, it was the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey. Reservations are required for individuals and group tours and a $5.00 donation is suggested.

354 Stockton Street
(609) 683-0057

Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

McCarter Theatre

McCarter Theatre Exterior

Built in 1929, this Tony Award-winning theatre stages professional drama, dance, music, and special events.

91 University Place
(609) 258-2787

Princeton University

Princeton University

Arrange to take an Orange Key Tour of the campus and visit the Art Museum, Chapel, and Nassau Hall. Catch a Princeton University football game or crew competition — all within walking distance from the Nassau Inn.

P.O. Box 430
(609) 258-3060

Mercer County Park

Mercer County Park

This scenic park includes nature trails, golf courses, softball and soccer fields, tennis centers, a marina and an ice skating rink.

Old Trenton Road
West Windsor

Washington Crossing State Park

Washington Crossing State Park

355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
(609) 737-9303

Sesame Place

Sesame Place

Visit the theme park where the beloved children’s TV show Sesame Street comes to life! With water slides, rides, games and live shows, the park has something for kids of all ages. 

100 Sesame Road
Langhorne PA
(215) 752-7070

Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park

Roller Coaster at Six Flax Great Adventure Theme Park

Jackson, NJ
(908) 928-1821

Sun National Bank Center

Sun Center Exterior

In addition to being the home of the Trenton Devils Hockey Team, this arena hosts concerts and other special performances throughout the year. Learn more.

Route 129 & 550 South Broad Street
(609) 656-3200

Koi Spa & Salon

Bathrobe in Koi Spa & Salon

Indulge yourself with an extensive menu of indulgent, therapeutic, and esthetic services at this tranquil Japanese-style spa. Learn more.

125 Main Street
(609) 720-0099

Massage Envy

Woman Getting Massage

Enjoy massages and Murad® Healthy Skin facials at Lawrenceville’s Massage Envy Spa. Professional massage therapists and estheticians will work with you to custom design a session just for you. Learn more.

3373 Brunswick Pike, Suite 55 
(609) 750-0140

Princeton Family YMCA & YWCA

Princeton Family YMCA & YWCA Pool

59 Paul Robeson Place
(609) 497–YMCA

Princeton Tour Company

Princeton Tour Company

Learn about the Princeton you never knew existed through public and private walking tours, ghost tours, holiday trolley tours and step-on guides for bus tours in Princeton. It’s fun, educational and a great way to get a little exercise! 

(609) 902-3637

Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau (PRCVB)

Flowers by Gazeo

The Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau (PRCVB) provides visitors with important information about historical sites, things to see and do, accommodations, event and meeting planning, an events calendar, campus visits and transportation options.

Nassau Inn

Two Beds Across from TV in Guest Room

Ten Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542

(609) 921-7500