Princeton, New Jersey is best known as the home of Princeton University. Visitors are welcome on Princeton's tree-lined campus, and attractions like the Art Museum and Prospect House gardens are regularly open to the public. The university's Gothic-style architecture is big draw, but the campus also features the work of noted contemporary architects, like Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi. Outside campus walls, the town is a bustling community with a lively arts scene. The nationally-recognized McCarter Theatre offers over 200 performances a year, and numerous musical organizations, including the university orchestra and nearby Westminster Choir College, offer frequent concerts. The town is rich in history with notable attractions including the Princeton Battlefield Park and Morven, the former governor's mansion.
Nearby Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) offers regional service, and the major hub of Newark International Airport (EWR) is about 45 minutes away by car. There are a number of hotels in the center of town and many more along the Route 1 corridor, which is easily accessible by car or shuttle.
Princeton has a temperate climate with cold winters and warm summers. Princeton University was founded in 1756, making it the fourth oldest college in the United States. The university helped turn the area into a walkable college town that today offers a wide range of dining and shopping options.