New Brunswick

At some point during your visit, you may hear an enthusiastic “Go, Scarlet Knights!” New Brunswick is the home of Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey and its sports teams, which have been making big news in college sports.
 
But that’s nothing new – the city was the location of the country’s first intercollegiate football game, Rutgers versus Princeton, in 1869.
 
The town’s extensive history dates back to pre-Revolutionary times. Pick up the Historic Downtown Walking Map to visit buildings from 1730 through the turn of the 19th century. There’s sophisticated entertainment and dining in New Brunswick, too.
 
In the 15-block downtown area, nearly 50 restaurants compete for your palate, among them the award-winning Frog and Peach.
 
There are three distinct theaters – the African American-focused Crossroads Theatre, George Street Playhouse and the State Theater of New Jersey for concerts and special events – as well as the American Repertory Ballet, that also perform at various venues throughout the state.
 

Location

United States
40° 29' 11.9364" N, 74° 26' 6.432" W
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New Brunswick
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At some point during your visit, you may hear an enthusiastic “Go, Scarlet Knights!” New Brunswick is the home of Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey and its sports teams, which have been making big news in college sports.
 
But that’s nothing new – the city was the location of the country’s first intercollegiate football game, Rutgers versus Princeton, in 1869.
 
The town’s extensive history dates back to pre-Revolutionary times. Pick up the Historic Downtown Walking Map to visit buildings from 1730 through the turn of the 19th century. There’s sophisticated entertainment and dining in New Brunswick, too.
 
In the 15-block downtown area, nearly 50 restaurants compete for your palate, among them the award-winning Frog and Peach.
 
There are three distinct theaters – the African American-focused Crossroads Theatre, George Street Playhouse and the State Theater of New Jersey for concerts and special events – as well as the American Repertory Ballet, that also perform at various venues throughout the state.
 


 Don’t miss:

• Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers has 60,000 European and American fine arts pieces.
 
• Stuff Yer Face (49 Easton Ave.), the stromboli spot where star chef Mario Batali first donned a professional apron.
 
• Old Queens, the oldest building on the Rutgers campus (circa 1809) and a great place for a casual meal.
 
Insider tip:
Take a stroll through the Rutgers Gardens. It is one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year.
 
The 180-acre arboretum and public garden featuring a wide variety of trees, shrubs and perennials. There are annual events such as the Spring Flower Fair on May, Open House and Wine Tasting Festival in July and Fall Festival in October. You can sign-up for guided walking tours.
 

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