Abundant in arts and culture, the Princeton region is home to renowned theaters, museums, festivals, and arts centers, all set against a backdrop steeped in American history. The region offers visitors and locals alike a diverse range of shopping and dining options, perfect for romantic nights, family outings, and everything in between. So whether you know us well or are visiting for the first time, we invite you to experience all the region (including nearby Hamilton) has to offer.
What to Do
McCarter Theatre Center
McCarter is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, at the core of which is its world class Theater Series. In addition, McCarter offers audiences diverse programs of music, dance, and special events featuring national and international touring artists throughout the year.
91 University Place, Princeton - (609) 258-ARTS
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Whether performing classical masterworks, introducing music by modern-day masters, or hosting students at their first live symphony performance, the PSO is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and the state.
P.O. Box 250, Princeton - (609) 497-0020
Arts Council of Princeton
Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, the ACP presents a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, studio-based classes, and workshops in the visual, performing, and literary arts.
Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton - (609) 924-8777
Grounds For Sculpture
A regional treasure, this outdoor sculpture park in nearby Hamilton offers 42 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, showcasing more than 200 contemporary sculptures, in addition to two indoor galleries with rotating seasonal exhibitions.
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton - (609) 586-0616
The Princeton Festival
The June Princeton Festival season offers fully-staged operas, musical theater, jazz, chamber music, symphonic concerts, piano, organ and vocal recitals, dance, world music, and a piano competition. The festival features nationally renowned professional artists and partners with New Jersey performing arts organizations.
P.O. Box 2063, Princeton - (609) 258-2787
Princeton Summer Theater
Princeton Summer Theater provides the Princeton community with great works of theater produced by the stars of tomorrow. PST is dedicated to training the up-and-coming leaders of the theater world and offers students and young professionals experience working in every area of theater production.
Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University, Princeton - (732) 997-0205
The Princeton Girlchoir is a community-based, auditioned choir for girls nine to 18 years old. There are five levels: preparatory and intermediate training choirs (Grace Notes, Quarter Notes and Semi-Tones) to the more advanced singers in the Concert Choir and Cantores.
P.O. Box 145, Princeton - (609) 688-1888
Lewis Center for the Arts
The Lewis Center's programming features high profile lectures, readings, and performances from a host of notable artists in the areas of theater, dance, music, and the visual arts. It is designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience.
185 Nassau Street, Princeton - (609) 258-1500
Where to Stay
When visiting the Princeton region, enjoy your stay at one of the many available hotels or inns.
102 Carnegie Center
Princeton - (609) 987-1234
Marriott - Courtyard
3815 US Route 1 at Mapleton Road
Princeton - (609) 716-9100
Ten Palmer Square
Princeton - (800) 862-7728
20 Bayard Lane
Princeton - (609) 924-1707
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
100 College Road
East Princeton - (609) 452-7800
201 Village Boulevard
Princeton - (609) 452-7900
Where to Eat
Whether it's tacos, coffee, or seafood, Red Bank offers options for every taste.
Whether it's pub food, fine cuisine, or casual family dining, the Princeton region offers options for every taste.
11 Witherspoon Street
Princeton - (609) 921-2798
Alchemist & Barrister
28 Witherspoon Street
Princeton - (609) 924-5555
Blue Point Grille
258 Nassau Street
Princeton - (609) 921-1211
163 Bayard Lane
Princeton - (609) 924-0078
29 Hulfish Street
Princeton - (609) 252-9680
Triumph Brewing Co.
138 Nassau Street
Princeton - (609) 924-7855