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Things to do in Middlesex County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“This is the closest multi-clothing store mall. All types of brand names and mayor departments stores like Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Apple store, etc. The mall it’s very nice and clean. It’s beautiful around the holidays. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
University
“The old part, queens college, is pretty interesting. Geology museum has some cool stuff. Small art museum”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Bridgewater Commons 400 Commons Way Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807 Explore over 175 stores and restaurants at Bridgewater Commons in Bridgewater, NJ. Located in northern New Jersey, we offer an impressive selection of retailers and a wide range of dining options. Within 15 minutes of Somerset, NJ. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
  • 3 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The State Theatre New Jersey continues to flourish as the centerpiece and premier venue for the New Brunswick arts community with a diverse roster of entertainment, including international orchestras, Broadway, comedy, dance, pop, rock, family events, and more.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Apple, Nordstrom and all manner of designer stores are located inside of this massive and upscale mall!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Amusement Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A major stop on NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor line, with many trains per day from New York, Newark airport and Trenton. Each day a few Amtrak trains also stop. These include the Keystone and d the Northeast Regional lines, servicing destinations such as Boston, Philadelphia and DC. The Dinky connects this station to the Princeton campus. Another option for getting into town is Lyft/Uber. Regular taxis do park at the station, but the pricing is bizarre ($25 to Princeton?!?!?) and the drivers can be rude.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
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“Another New Brunswick staple. Good American few and different brews of beer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“The art museum on the campus of Rutgers University. Check out the website for current exhibits and special events. Admission fee.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
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“#1 FAVORITE - All kinds of Hot Dogs with some very creative toppings... You have to check it out. International to domestic meats from all over the world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park- bamboo forest, great places to hole up and read a book, beautiful horticulture ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Nice, spacious park. Has a lovely Rose Garden. You can play tennis or rent a row boat.Children's playground”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The Stress Factory Comedy Club has been entertaining New Jersey for over 20 AMAZING YEARS with the best stand-up comedians the industry has to offer!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Amusement Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Another New Brunswick staple. Good American few and different brews of beer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
“#1 FAVORITE - All kinds of Hot Dogs with some very creative toppings... You have to check it out. International to domestic meats from all over the world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“The Stress Factory Comedy Club has been entertaining New Jersey for over 20 AMAZING YEARS with the best stand-up comedians the industry has to offer!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Underground restaurant with American fare including exotic meats plus notable martinis & a busy bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gourmet American restaurant offering creative seasonal cuisine, fine wines & a coveted garden room.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upscale surf 'n' turf featuring a long wine list, water views & popular banquet facilities. The Armory is a hidden jewel that showcases a unique and beautiful view of the Raritan Bay and the New York borough of Staten Island. This completely restored naval ammunition building was once used during World Wars I & II and is now acclaimed to be one of New Jersey's finest historical treasures.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“10 Minute Walk: Italian mainstay offering pasta & classic fare in a spacious, white-tablecloth dining room with bar.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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