Things To Do
Things to Do In Princeton, New Jersey
Step out of the Nassau Inn, and you will find yourself in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey near many things to do. Nassau Inn is at the center of Palmer Square, a stylish collection of shops, restaurants, offices, and residences. This location is a prime spot for exploring the Princeton University campus or taking a scenic walking tour. No matter what the season, there are always things to do in Princeton. Whether your plans are for business or pleasure, your visit to Nassau Inn is certain to be filled with rewarding and memorable experiences.
Step outside of the Nassau Inn and you will find yourself in the heart of Palmer Square -- the best in fashion, accessories, gifts and home furnishings from both local boutiques and brand name stores, plus a variety of restaurants and specialty food shops.
If you have the time and the inclination to head out for some more far-reaching sightseeing, the New Jersey area around Princeton and Nassau Inn offers plenty of enticing options.
The Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau (PRCVB) provides visitors to Princeton important information such as history, things to see and do, accommodations, event and meeting planning, an events calendar, campus visits and transportation options. For more information, visit www.visitprinceton.org.
New Jersey Travel & Tourism provides information on New Jersey's history, transportation, things to see and do, accommodations, event and meeting planning, events calendar, visitor information and maps and directions. For more information, visit www.visitnj.org.
Sightseeing & Museums
The Princeton University Art Museum - The museum features collections ranging from ancient to contemporary. Admission to the Museum is Free. Hours of Operation are Tuesday thru Sunday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm.
McCormick Hall, (609) 258-3787
Drumthwacket - Built circa 1835. Official residence of the Governor of New Jersey. Open to the public Wednesdays from 12 - 2 p.m. Reservations are required for individuals and group tours. A $5 donation is suggested.
354 Stockton Street, (609) 683-0057
Grounds For Sculpture - 42-acre public sculpture park, founded in 1992 on the site of the former NJ State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson, with contemporary sculpture for all people. Visitors enjoy permanent and seasonal exhibitions, tours, hands-on workshops, and Rat’s Restaurant. Please call for hours of operation.
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, (609) 586-0616
Kuser Farm Mansion & Park - A Queen Anne historic house museum with turn of the century furnishings and film memorabilia.
Hamilton, (609) 890-3630
McCarter Theatre - Built in 1929, the theatre presents professional drama, dance, music, and special events. Recipient of the Tony Award.
91 University Place, (609) 258-2787
Morven Museum and Garden - A National Historic Landmark. Built in the 1750s by Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the home is now a decorative arts museum. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors and students. Call for tour hours.
Stockton Street, (609) 924-8144
Princeton University - Arrange to take an Orange Key Tour of the campus and enjoy visiting the Art Museum, Chapel, and Nassau Hall. Enjoy a Princeton University football game or crew match - all within walking distance from the Nassau Inn.
P.O. Box 430, (609) 258-3060
Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company - Come see a wildly funny dinner theater performance at Cranbury Inn in Historic Cranbury NJ. Enjoy lunch or dinner and a fabulously funny show performed by the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company! Nassau Inn offers a special rate for large groups! For more information call or log on to www.riddlesbrood.com.
Cranbury, NJ. (866) 276-6399
Parks & Recreation
Community Park North - Fitness trails, hiking, picnicking, jogging, ice-skating, and an amphitheater for special events. www.princetontwp.org/commparkn.html
Route 206 & Mountain Avenue, (609) 921-9480
Community Park South - Outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, baseball fields, and basket and bocce ball courts.
Witherspoon Street, (609) 921-2990
Mercer County Park - The Park includes nature trails, golf courses, softball and soccer fields, tennis centers, a marina and ice skating rink. www.state.nj.us/counties/mercer/commissions/park/waterfront_park.html
Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, (609) 989-6530
Washington Crossing State Park - 2,000 acre Park overlooking the Delaware-Raritan Canal. Camping, trails, nature center and picnicking.
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, (609) 737-9303
Windsor Greens Golf Center - A driving range and miniature golf course.
Cranbury, (609) 799-9854
Theme Parks & Stadiums
Mercer County Waterfront Park - Home of the Trenton Thunder the AA affiliate of New York Yankees.
One Thunder Road - Trenton, (609) 394-8326
Sesame Place - Theme Park with water slides, rides and games. www.sesameplace.com.
100 Sesame Road, Langhorne PA, (215) 752-7070
Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park - Theme Park with Rides, Games, Hurricane Harbor Water Park and Wild Animal Safari. www.sixflags.com.
Jackson, NJ (908) 928-1821
Sun National Bank Center - Concerts and Sporting Events. Home of the Trenton Devils Hockey Team. www.sunnationalbankcenter.com
Route 129 & 550 South Broad Street - Trenton, (609) 656-3200
Princeton Tour Company - Offering public and private walking tours, ghost tours, holiday trolley tours and step-on guides for bus tours in Princeton. Learn about the Princeton you never knew existed. It’s fun, educational, and recreational exercise! For more information, visit www.PrincetonTourCompany.com. (609) 902-3637