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Princeton overview

Princeton is a friendly place, distinct for its historical sites and art, and known for its library and universities. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Princeton University and Rutgers University. A stop at places like Institute for Advanced Studies and Princeton Battlefield State Park will create some memories. Princeton is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Princeton

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Princeton has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Princeton with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Princeton hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Princeton hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Princeton

Fly in to Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer), 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from central Princeton. Morristown, NJ (MMU-Morristown Municipal) is the next closest major airport, 34.9 mi (56.2 km) away.

What to see around Princeton

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Palmer Stadium
  • • Princeton University Stadium
  • • Rockville Climbing Center
  • • Sovereign Bank Arena
  • • Waterfront Park
Acclaimed for its historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Albert Einstein's House
  • • Morven
  • • Nassau Hall
  • • Princeton Cemetery
  • • Pennsbury Manor
Below are some favourite shopping areas for finding that perfect souvenir:
  • • University Square Shopping Center
  • • Oxford Valley Mall
  • • Liberty Village Premium Outlets
  • • Brunswick Square Mall
  • • Kilmer Square
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • Institute for Advanced Studies
  • • Princeton University
  • • The College of New Jersey
  • • Tabby's Place: A Cat Sanctuary
  • • Duke Farms
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Princeton Battlefield State Park
  • • Drumthwacket
  • • McCarter Theater
  • • McCarter Theatre
  • • Princeton Country Club

When to visit Princeton

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 13°C day, -5°C night
  • April-June: 29°C day, 3°C night
  • July-September: 30°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 21°C day, -5°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 246 cm
  • April-June: 313 cm
  • July-September: 338 cm
  • October-December: 284 cm
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  • Family-friendly