Area Attractions

Only 1.9 miles away from Princeton University. If you feel like a sampling of local activities, just let us know. We'll be happy to help with tickets, tee times, tours, reservations, or recommendations. We're here to make your visit as entertaining and enjoyable as possible. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants. One of the top four theme parks in the Northeast, Sesame Place is an interactive play experience for families with children and is conveniently located on Route 1, just a short 16 mile drive from the Hyatt Place Princeton.

Hyatt Place Princeton

3565 US Highway 1
Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 08540

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Arts & Culture

Princeton University Art Museum

Featuring more than 110,000 works ranging from Greek and Roman antiquities to an extensive contemporary photography collection, Princeton University Art Museum welcomes art lovers as well as scholars and students who wish to conduct research.

Drumthwacket Foundation

Drumthwacket embodies a great deal of New Jersey history. Built on land where the Battle of Princeton was fought, the mansion now serves as the governor’s residence. Guided tours of the residence and gardens, as well as Thomas Olden House, once owned by a historic New Jersey family, are available.

Morven Museum & Garden

Built in the 1750s by Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the structure was rebuilt after a fire and survived an attack by the British only to eventually serve as home to five governors. Morven now celebrates New Jersey culture and history with tours, events and exhibitions.

Princeton Battlefield State Park

The 681-acre state park encompasses part of the grounds where American troops beat the British in the Battle of Princeton on Jan. 3, 1777. Explore the battlefield and its historical monuments, Thomas Clarke House, a Quaker homestead built in the 1770s, and extensive nature trails.

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Kid Friendly

Six Flags Great Adventure

Lure the kids away from their screens with the promise of 14 roller coasters, plus family rides and the 350-acre safari featuring more than 1,200 animals from around the globe. It’s all within 30 minutes of our hotel.

Terhune Orchards

Visit this family-owned farm offering a unique experience for visitors of all ages. With over 200 acres of land, visitors can pick their own fresh fruit and vegetables, including apples, peaches, strawberries and pumpkins.

Sports & Events

Princeton Show Jumping

For the equestrian-minded in the family, Princeton Show Jumping can’t be beat. Check out United States Equestrian Federation rated events April through October at this show jumping venue located at Hunter Farms North.

Trenton Thunder Ballpark

Trenton Thunder Ballpark is the home of the namesake minor league baseball team. In addition to baseball games, the ballpark hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including fireworks shows, concerts and community events.

Prudential Center

Home of the city’s professional hockey team, Prudential Center is the best place to catch a game or concert, explore the shops and restaurants of The Commons or take in breathtaking views from the observation deck.

Restaurants

Agricola Eatery

Relying on local farmers and other artisan purveyors, Agricola offers brunch, lunch and dinner and features creatively topped flatbreads, entrees like pea ravioli and short ribs with polenta and a tightly edited wine list.

Mediterra Restaurant & Taverna

Tour the Mediterranean from the dining room of Mediterra, which features a menu that circles the region, with a strong Spanish and Italian influence. The seasonal ingredients are sourced from area farms and a salumeria, fish purveyor, dairy and more.