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Things to do in Somerset County

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.
University
“The old part, queens college, is pretty interesting. Geology museum has some cool stuff. Small art museum”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Bridgewater Commons 400 Commons Way Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807 Explore over 175 stores and restaurants at Bridgewater Commons in Bridgewater, NJ. Located in northern New Jersey, we offer an impressive selection of retailers and a wide range of dining options. Within 15 minutes of Somerset, NJ. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“About a 20 minute drive. Pleasant trails. Some of them are easy. Many exposed boulders.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The State Theatre New Jersey continues to flourish as the centerpiece and premier venue for the New Brunswick arts community with a diverse roster of entertainment, including international orchestras, Broadway, comedy, dance, pop, rock, family events, and more.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“This market has plenty of local produce, cheese, and a butcher shop. They also serve food and have amazing breakfast and lunch options. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Another New Brunswick staple. Good American few and different brews of beer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“The art museum on the campus of Rutgers University. Check out the website for current exhibits and special events. Admission fee.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
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“#1 FAVORITE - All kinds of Hot Dogs with some very creative toppings... You have to check it out. International to domestic meats from all over the world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing food and the bar serves beer from Troon Brewing Company and liquor from Sourland Mountain Spirits.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park- bamboo forest, great places to hole up and read a book, beautiful horticulture ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Nice, spacious park. Has a lovely Rose Garden. You can play tennis or rent a row boat.Children's playground”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The Stress Factory Comedy Club has been entertaining New Jersey for over 20 AMAZING YEARS with the best stand-up comedians the industry has to offer!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Stadium
“Rutgers University and its New Jersey neighbor, Princeton, played the first game of intercollegiate football on November 6, 1869, on a plot of ground where the present day College Avenue Gym in New Brunswick now stands. Rutgers, played its first game at "old" Rutgers Stadium across the river on the Busch Campus in Piscataway on November 5, 1938. The new 41,500-seat stadium, built on the same site, became home to the Scarlet Knights in 1994. Now known as High Point Solutions Stadium, the stadium was expanded in 2009 to its current seating capacity of 52,454 and hosts football, lacrosse, and various events throughout the year.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Underground restaurant with American fare including exotic meats plus notable martinis & a busy bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Zoo
“I have been going here since I was a small child and even now in my 50's I love it. Lots of nature, sweet animals, joggers, kids, etc. Love it here!”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Another New Brunswick staple. Good American few and different brews of beer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
“#1 FAVORITE - All kinds of Hot Dogs with some very creative toppings... You have to check it out. International to domestic meats from all over the world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing food and the bar serves beer from Troon Brewing Company and liquor from Sourland Mountain Spirits.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“The Stress Factory Comedy Club has been entertaining New Jersey for over 20 AMAZING YEARS with the best stand-up comedians the industry has to offer!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Underground restaurant with American fare including exotic meats plus notable martinis & a busy bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gourmet American restaurant offering creative seasonal cuisine, fine wines & a coveted garden room.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our fav restaurant out of Princeton. Incredible wood-fired pizzas. Great for families. Amazing atmosphere. Great patio for the summer. BYOB (pick up a bottle of wine or some beer downtown before you go). Have a glass in their garden if you have to wait. Hopewell is so charming that it's worth the trip.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Good happy hour deals on appetizers, usually has a pretty good beer list. Cocktails are ok. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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