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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Museum
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“Outdoor Sculpture Garden with a great restaurant called "Rats". Go on a beautiful day and spend at least several hours there. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
University
“The heart of Princeton is Princeton University. Taverns, theatres, plays, dining are all within walking distance.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderful collection of Princeton University Art. Special exhibits and visiting collections. Free”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Love the beer they make! Try the sampler if you go! It is a bar/restaurant located on Nassau street near campus. Great vibe!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Fun filled activities for kids and families to include water slides and rides.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Theatre
“Great productions....Broadway ready! If you visit during the Christmas Holiday Season, get tickets for “A Christmas Carol”.....it’s the BEST production anywhere!!!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“Princeton has many ice cream choices… Bent Spoon is Artisanal with locally sourced ingredients and works in combination with our local elementary schools, skip the usual and try Bent Spoon ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Over 2500 acres of Park with picnicking, running, rowing, ice-skating, running, dog-parks, and humongous tennis facilities. Great place for individuals or groups. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Enjoyable farm-to-table spot. Attractive decor and bar. Reservations strongly suggested, and can only be made through their website or by phone.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“This is a beautiful, historic park near the Delaware. The whole region is gorgeous and worth visiting. Local towns to explore include Lambertville and New Hope for galleries, antiques, clothing boutiques, and more. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cinema
“great theatre! it is very small and plays both new movies or special viewings. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Amazing museum with a great collection - from ancient rome to modern art. And it's free.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Pick your own apples and other fruit. Call ahead to see what’s in season. They also have a little store with pies and wine tasting. Occasional special events, such as harvest festivals, hay rides and such. Check their website for details.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Route 1 has lots of box stores. Google what you are looking for and it's likely nearby in Mercer Mall or Quakerbridge Mall. Too many to list.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent locally roasted coffee. Locally owned with pastries and breakfast items at the Witherspoon location… A kitchen with the hot items is at their Nassau Street location”
  • 10 locals recommend