A Perfect Fall Day in Princeton

The leaves are changing, and the National Weather Service has stated that mid to late October are the perfect weeks for enjoying fall’s colors at their finest in Princeton, NJ! Time to plan your perfect fall visit. Here are a few ideas from around Palmer Square and around our gorgeous town:

Savor the Fall Flavors

You can always count on the bent spoon to be scooping up the season’s freshest flavors, with ice creams and sorbets starring seasonal, local produce and more. Their signature hot chocolates have also returned to the menu, just in time for weather with a chill. You don’t have to look far to find more fall faves… a step down the street and you’ll see Lindt Chocolate has also introduced their Fall Collection, which includes Halloween treats & seasonal truffle flavors.

Chez Alice Patisserie is also ‘falling’ into the seasonal fun! They’ve added new decadent items to the menu such as, Cranberry Pumpkin Éclairs and Pumpkin Macarons!

Fall Styles for All

Cozy layers for everyone! Teens and your college kids in search of the ‘freshest fit’ will find what they’re looking for at Urban Outfitters, plus easy-to-wear, on-trend classics at Madewell.

Ladies, if you’re looking to add a new piece or two to your closet, swing by Highbar Boutique or Zoe for something stylish and seasonal.

Guys, a fall wardrobe refresh is easy with a new jacket or sweater – whether that’s for work or weekends! Stop by Ralph Lauren for something contemporary but classic, or head over to Barbour for wardrobe picks at the intersection of rugged + stylish.

Perfect Plans

A quick punch-list of ideas to make your fall day in Princeton memorable:
Happy Hour at Winberies runs from Wednesday to Friday, 3pm – 6pm! Sip and snack, then stretch your legs while admiring the beauty just across Nassau Street with a walk on Princeton University’s campus.

Bring a lawn chair or throw blanket and grab a seat on the green for live music! Music Fest Sundays and the Fall Music Series are bringing family-friendly, live music to the Square. Make a quick stop at Princeton Soup & Sandwich or Olsson’s Fine Foods to grab some food to enjoy, picnic-style during the show!

Dine al fresco and soak up the last of the gorgeous weather! Restaurants like the Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Mediterra, and Teresa Caffe offer outdoor seating on their patios so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of town while sharing a satisfying meal.

Enjoy your visit to Princeton this fall! (And before you know it, we’ll be gathered around to enjoy the sparkling lights and holiday cheer at the Palmer Square Tree Lighting!)

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