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Princeton, New Jersey, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1675 by Quaker settlers. Originally known as Stony Brook, the town was later renamed Princeton in 1756 in honor of William III, Prince of Orange. Princeton became an important center for education in the late 18th century when the College of New Jersey, now known as Princeton University, was established in 1746. The college quickly gained a reputation for its rigorous academic programs and prestigious faculty, attracting students from around the country. During the American Revolutionary War, Princeton played a pivotal role in the fight for independence. The Battle of Princeton, fought in January 1777, resulted in a decisive American victory over British forces and helped boost morale for the Continental Army. Today, Princeton is a thriving community known for its historic charm, vibrant arts scene, and world-class educational institutions. The town continues to attract visitors and residents alike who are drawn to its rich cultural heritage and beautiful surroundings.


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  • Hiking
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  • Low temperature: 45°F
  • High temperature: 75°F
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  • Average precipitation: 2 inches
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  • Elevation: 3500 feet
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  • Average home price: $300,000
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  • Average household income: $60,000
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  • Museum of Art
  • National Park
  • Zoo
  • Botanical Gardens
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  • Local Wineries
  • Aquarium
  • Farmers Market
  • Famous Bridge
  • The top 10 restaurants:

    The Alchemist & Barrister

    Location: 28 Witherspoon Street

    Located in an historic building on Witherspoon Street, the Alchemist & Barrister is a popular watering hole among students and visitors, with a tribute portrait of Einstein painted on the wall. Here you’ll find a variety of good pub food, from flatbreads and tacos to wings and burgers, and a rotating draft beer list.


    Location: 66 Witherspoon Street

    State-of-the-art cooking is always at the forefront here, and that means reaching back in time as well as staying current. Chefs Scott Anderson and Mike Ryan are foragers and students of Japanese, as well as other culinary arts. The wine and cocktail programs are on par with the top-flight food.

    Hoagie Haven

    Location: 242 Nassau Street

    Opened in 1974 and now on its third set of owners, the Haven, as it’s called, remains popular for its roughly 14 cold submarine sandwiches and equal number of hot ones. Plus: hot dogs, burgers, sides, salads and soft drinks. Cash only.

    Jammin’ Crêpes

    Location: 20 Nassau Street

    In addition to being a leader in recycling and composting among Princeton eateries, Jammin’ Crêpes makes a point of buying from local farms and making its own jams and fillings from scratch for its sweet and savory crêpes as well as its sandwiches.


    Location: 66 Witherspoon Street

    You can be forgiven for thinking of Mistral as the lovable little brother of highbrow Elements. They share ownership and a building, but Mistral has its own character. It hits every sweet spot: moderate prices; flexibility; and one of the most creative yet relatable and delicious menus anywhere.

    Nomad Pizza

    Location: 301 North Harrison Street

    Nomad’s Neapolitan pies have classic semi-soft interiors and puffy crusts. Beyond the soulful Margherita, highlights include the Hot Soppressata—with tomato sauce, Italian soppressata, mozzarella, red pepper flakes, oregano and a drizzle of honey to temper the assertive spice.

    Triumph Brewing

    Location: 138 Nassau Street

    Triumph opened in Princeton in 1995, making it one of the state’s first brewpubs. It now has locations in Red Bank and New Hope, Pennsylvania, but the original still has an upscale and urbane look—plus better-than-average pub food and a rotating selection of craft beers.

    Witherspoon Grill

    Location: 57 Witherspoon Street

    The hot pink center, so to speak, of Witherspoon’s menu is its list of high-quality steaks and chops. Very fresh seafood, including a one- or two-tier cold seafood tower, is another attraction.

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