Local Activities & Resources

The Princeton area, which has a population of approximately 30,000 residents, has tree-lined streets, specialty shops, restaurants, parks and a friendly and safe atmosphere. Additionally, the area offers a rich variety of arts and cultural resources, athletic events, media and more.

Many resources are available to acquaint you with the area surrounding Princeton University and to help you plan activities in the region. Day trips from Princeton offer a surprising variety of attractions. Farmlands, the Pine Barrens, the Jersey shore, the Appalachian Trail and even ski slopes can be visited without leaving New Jersey.


Our Neighborhood
NJ Travel & Tourism
Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

Skating on Carnegie Lake

On rare occasions, neighbors and University community members are able to skate on the frozen Lake Carnegie.