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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.

Stadium
“Rutgers University and its New Jersey neighbor, Princeton, played the first game of intercollegiate football on November 6, 1869, on a plot of ground where the present day College Avenue Gym in New Brunswick now stands. Rutgers, played its first game at "old" Rutgers Stadium across the river on the Busch Campus in Piscataway on November 5, 1938. The new 41,500-seat stadium, built on the same site, became home to the Scarlet Knights in 1994. Now known as High Point Solutions Stadium, the stadium was expanded in 2009 to its current seating capacity of 52,454 and hosts football, lacrosse, and various events throughout the year.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“I have been going here since I was a small child and even now in my 50's I love it. Lots of nature, sweet animals, joggers, kids, etc. Love it here!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Walking distance and a great place to do a morning jog, picnic with friends or become one with nature and take a break from the hustle and bustle. Located along the Raritan River. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Another point along the canal where you can park. www dot dandrcanal dot org for maps, events, recreational activities. One guest biked from New Brunswick to Princeton and back in the mornings. 18 miles of a workout. Lots of turtles, birds, 1 golden eagle, 1 beaver.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic mansion near Rutgers stadium. Open Tues-Fri 1-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Let's just say WOW! This bakery has been in South Plainfield for many years, originally owned by the namesake, the Haisch family from Germany. They have since sold the bakery, but sold it with all of their recipes. The current owners have been making those same delicious cakes, pastries, breads, brownies and all the rest with the same care and dedication to excellence as the Haisch family did for many years.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Shoe Store
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
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  • 1 local recommends