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Find myriad dining and shopping opportunities, along with a packed calendar of special events, in this small square in downtown Princeton.

There is no better place to enjoy the charms of downtown Princeton than in picturesque Palmer Square. Take a leisurely stroll through the square, browse its boutiques or enjoy a meal in one of its top-quality restaurants.

Admire Palmer Square’s Colonial Revival architecture. This appearance is no accident; the square was built in a style that would complement nearby Princeton University. Although it looks like it’s been here for centuries, the square was not completed until 1939.

Explore the dozens of shops around Palmer Square. Whether you’re looking for clothing, cosmetics or unique gifts, the upscale but varied selection of stores will offer plenty of options.

Purchase coffee or a snack in one of the cafés lining Palmer Square. For a sit-down meal, choose from a variety of restaurants. At a range of price points, the diverse eating options, including cuisines from around the world, make Palmer Square a great dining destination for all budgets and tastes.

Find Princeton University, one of the most prestigious schools in the world, directly across Nassau Street. Explore the stately, tree-filled campus on foot. Many of its brick and stone buildings have stood since the 18th century. In fact, its oldest building, Nassau Hall, was built in 1756 and served as the United States capitol in the summer of 1783.

For worry-free parking, take advantage of one of the two on-site garages where you can park for a fee. You may also find street parking throughout town. If you prefer to take public transportation, the Palmer Square bus stop is conveniently located near the square.

Check out Palmer Square’s calendar for current and upcoming events. The large space often hosts live music performances, parades, fitness classes and more. In December, come to see the Christmas tree and menorah lightings. Regardless of the season you visit, find something delightful and entertaining n Palmer Square.

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Nassau Inn
Nassau Inn
3.5 out of 5
Ten Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ
The price is £101 per night from 24 Dec to 25 Dec

Situated in Princeton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Palmer Square and Princeton University. Princeton Public Library and Nassau Hall (Old Nassau) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (331 reviews)

"Overall, the hotel was very delightful. We stayed in one of the suites and the room was clean. We did notice as we were leaving to check out a bug on the wall. I’m assuming that is not the norm in this hotel and I notified the front desk."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Nassau Inn
The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
20 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £169 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec

Situated in Princeton, this boutique hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Morven Museum & Garden and Princeton University. Palmer Square and Nassau Hall (Old Nassau) ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)

"Staff were very welcoming and the Inn was very clean and so very comfortable!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
4 out of 5
201 Village Blvd, Princeton, NJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £84 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Princeton University, Princeton University Stadium and McCarter Theatre. Palmer Square and Drumthwacket ...

4.1/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"A great facility and very hospital staff. A great stay."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
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Nassau Inn
Nassau Inn
3.5 out of 5
Ten Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ
The price is £101 per night from 24 Dec to 25 Dec
Nassau Inn
The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
20 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ
The price is £169 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
4 out of 5
201 Village Blvd, Princeton, NJ
The price is £84 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
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Courtyard by Marriott Princeton
3 out of 5
3815 Route 1 at Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ
The price is £64 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
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Blissful Spacious Home IN Heart OF Princeton
Blissful Spacious Home IN Heart OF Princeton
6 Humbert Ln, Princeton, NJ
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Hyatt Regency Princeton
Hyatt Regency Princeton
4 out of 5
102 Carnegie Ctr, Princeton, NJ
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Princeton House & Small Garden
Princeton House & Small Garden
202 Birch Avenue, Princeton, NJ
Princeton House & Small Garden
Hyatt Place Princeton
Hyatt Place Princeton
3 out of 5
3565 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ
The price is £61 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
Hyatt Place Princeton
Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton
Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton
3 out of 5
3819 Route 1 S, Princeton, NJ
The price is £79 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton
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