New Brunswick Travel Guide

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New Brunswick Things to Do

  • Downtown NB

    Downtown New Brunswick is a very happening place during the day and weekend nights. There are many people walking around and shopping, or just socializing. On weekday nights there aren't nearly as many people, but you can still find some and have fun, especially in popular bars/restaurants like Harvest Moon or SoHo (see my restaurant page for...

  • Buccleuch Park

    Buccleuch Park is one of New Brunswicks largest parks and has several running trails and many fields dedication for various activities. Many residents visit this park all year round and it's no wonder why. It's a great escape from the normal stresses of life. Located on the grounds of the park is the Buccleuch Mansion. I don't really know the...

  • Grease Trucks

    There are several grease trucks in a parking lot on the College Avenue campus. They serve some very good sandwiches called Fat Cat, Fat Dick, Fat Moon, and other Fat things. The cool thing about them is that everything you would normally have on the side like french fries or mozzarella sticks are inside the sandwich. this food is very very good,...

  • Two towns in one

    New Brunswick is pretty much split into two. There is the college part of town which centers on College Avenue and Easton Avenue. This is where all the dive bars are. The business/downtown section where all the restaurants and theatres are centers around George Street. The train station is right in the middle, and thus, is very accessible. Here is...

  • Zimmerli Art Museum

    The museum on the Rutgers University premisses has many good exhibits and they're cheap too. Free for students.Art and Music, After Hours, family programs, studio classes, spotlight tours, adult lectures, poetry and demonstrations, self-guided activities, special events, summer art camp, the Museum Store, the Museum Cafe.

  • Zimmerli Art Museum

    Even though it's part of Rutgers, it's a great art museum. Recently remodeled, it has some great permanent exhibits as well as temporary ones that will take your breath away. Many special events like recitals are held here as well. Last time I was there, I saw a great exhibit of photos taken before the Taliban took hold of Afghanistan and photos of...


New Brunswick Hotels

  • The Heldrich

    Amazing Hotel! Great Location: near the restaurants , bars and nightlife! Great Rooms!

  • Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

    Two Albany Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 8901, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Howard Johnson Express Inn - New...

    26 Route 1 North, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 1.5 out of 5 stars

New Brunswick Restaurants

  • The Whole New and Better I's Cafe

    I's Cafe was the first Bubble Tea Cafe in new brunswick NJ. After 8 years of hard works. I's cafe now expanded to across the street from 45 Easton Ave to 42 Easton Ave. Now providing more selections of different flavor bubble teas.( all teas are made from Organic Tea leafs with fresh fruits blended in. ) Also now providing indoor and outdoor...

  • Affordable and delicious

    This restaurant is comparable to The Cheesecake Factory. It is a local restaurant (quite large on the inside) with pretty good food and a fun atmosphere. The service is usually pretty good- but it is sometimes compromised by new staff since the turnover rate for employees is high. Try to sit outside in the courtyard if the weather is nice because...

  • very romantic setting

    take your time dining here since there is a lot to experience. spend 2-3 hours if you have the time in order to enjoy the total experience of this restaurant. the service is excellent and professional and the servers are friendly and informative. although it is not required, most diners make reservations a day or two in advance (especially if...

  • Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant

    Nice ambiance of simple decour and Ethiopian food. The tables are a bit cramped, but the high ceilings give a feeling of spaciousness anyway. You can request silverware, but you're really supposed to eat with your hands. The food tastes a lot like Indian food, but there are many variations. It's worth the experience to check out. There is live...

  • Great Sushi place!

    Edo is one of New Brunswick's most popular restaurants. It is especially popular with the college crowd as it has afforadable prices and delicious food with generous portions. They offer the same variety of food most Japanese restaurants offer and prepare their food with the same dilligence and flare. Certainly a great dining choice if you go...

  • Small Japanese style Cafe

    This very tiny Cafe offers the visitor an opportunity to try something unique in this part of New Jersey. They make a vareity of drinks ranging from traditional teas to their unique Bubble Ice. They make them with these small tapioca balls inside which makes the drink awesome. They call it bubble ice. Yes, it sounds gross, I'm not a fan of tapioca...


New Brunswick Nightlife

  • casual good time

    stuff yer face is a casual and fun atmosphere- famous for it's "boli" (from stromboli) selection which includes about 25 different types of bolis to choose from , or make up your own. This place is cheap and happy hour is my favorite time to be at the restaurant. there is a big outside bar/eating area right along the sidewalk- i like going for $1...

  • Comedy Club

    A nice, big comedy club with a fun local atmosphere and some good, big name comedians. There is no dress code. There is drinking and food (see the menu on their website). It's only minutes walking distance away from the train station and next to all the restaurants and nightclubs and bars. There is a piano standing outside by the entrance....

  • Corner Tavern Restaurant

    I'm not one who's much for bars and the like but the Corner Tavern Restaurant has been in business in New Brunswick for as long as anyone I know can remember. Located on the Corner of Somerset St. and Easton Avenue, this place surely brings in the college crowd! It's bar, is there a dress code? I guess you need to make sure you have something on.


New Brunswick Transportation

  • Rutgers bus stops

    Signs like this one around town show which Rutgers busses stop there. Each route has its own letter, and goes on different routes around all five campuses. (Cook, Douglass, Livingston, Busch, and College Ave.)A goes to College Ave and Busch H goes to College Ave and BuschL goes to College Ave and LivingstonLX goes to College Ave and LivingstonF...

  • Ridin' The Rails

    New Brunswick, although not known by many, actually has TWO train stations. The main station, which is in the middle of everything downtown, serves NJ Transit to New York and Trenton, where transfer is available to Philadelphia, and Amtrak Keystone service to Pittsburgh.The other train station, known as Jersey Avenue station, is in the industrial...

  • New Brunswick Train Station

    You can buy your ticket from a guy in a booth, or you can use your credit or debit card or cash, and buy your tickets quickly from one of these machines.


New Brunswick Shopping

  • Everything Photography

    This shop caters to the Mason Gross School of the Arts and all the students who are taking photography there. The staff here is very low key, friendly, and knowledgeable. They won't try to push you products that you don't want, and it is perfectly fine to just go in and ask some questions. Product wise, they have the newest models of cameras and...

  • 99 Cent Dreams

    In this store you will find everything you ever needed and more. Everything is 99 Cents or less, hence the name, 99 Cent Dreams. This store is fantastic - from toiletries and gift wrap, to cleaning supplies and tools, it has it all. It is a favorite with the college students around here, for obvious reasons. It is right on George Street between...

  • The Flower Station

    Located at the base of the train station, this place is right in the middle of New Brunswick, so it's very convenient to get flowers for girlfriends. This shop is cheap and has very nice seasonal potted plants, and always very nice flower arrangements.


New Brunswick Local Customs

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    Collge Town

    by katmag Written May 2, 2003

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    In this town we work hard, and we party hard. The college kids like the beer, the vodka, and anything else that will mess them up and leave them a bit confused in the morning. Chances are, if you live here, you know at least one bartender, so even if you're broke (as usual), you can still get drunk for free in a bar.

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New Brunswick Warnings and Dangers

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    Crime and Punishment

    by feline01 Updated Apr 15, 2004

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    Even though New Brunswick has some great ethnic neighborhoods, they are also poor ethnic neighborhoods where crime is high. Don't drive with doors unlocked, pay attention to your surroundings and don't walk around at night (true of any NJ city). Rapes seem to be on the rise in this city so be careful if you are a woman walking around at night. The parking decks are particularly dangerous, a professor at Rutgers I knew actually was grabbed by someone who had been hiding under her car.

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New Brunswick Off The Beaten Path

  • Mason Gross School of the Arts

    Exhibitions, annual showing of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, and a variety of juried and thesis exhibitions curated by visual arts students at Mason Gross. Events are always being added, so be sure to call often. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The gallery is open M-F, 10am - 4pm, and by appointment by calling...

  • Student Area

    A nice street in a student neighborhood. A part of town is completely populated by students in every house! Don't expect to get much sleep in this area, although it is really nice in the summer when everyone is out barbecuing on their front porch and drinking beers!

  • Rutgers University

    Rutgers University was established in 1776, and had the first college newspaper, for which I write a column.


New Brunswick Sports & Outdoors

New Brunswick Favorites

  • Winter in New Brunswick

    Snow is another excuse to go get drunk. Winter 2003 was particularly rough and the university had to close down for a few days. During that time, students ruled the streets with sleds, snowboards, snowball fights, and other crazy antics.

  • Rutgers University

    In the spring when it gets warm, a lot of classes move outside, students are playing frisbee and guitars in the quad, and the atmosphere turns to anticipation of long hot summer days at the nearby Jersey shore.

  • The Scarlet Knights

    Rutgers University and its neighbor, Princeton, played the first game of intercollegiate football on Nov. 6, 1869, on a plot of ground where the present-day Rutgers gymnasium now stands in New Brunswick, N.J. Rutgers won that first game, 6-4.


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