Farewell sweet summer. The season that undoubtedly brings us some of our favorite memories of the year is coming to a close, but we’re helping you close it out on a high note! With rooftop bars, cookouts, sunbathing on the lake and fireworks over our favorite baseball team, these LDW ideas are just what you need to send the season out in style.

 

 

Blue Point Grill’s Rooftop Dining

258 Nassau St, Princeton
https://www.visitprinceton.org/listing/blue-point-grill/6581/

Impeccably fresh seafood and shellfish on their new glass-enclosed rooftop. Um, that’s a YES! Have an ambivalent diner? The glass enclosure offers great views, along with sliding doors and a roof overhead to help with harsher climates.

A line of tables set for dinner at a restaurant outside

 

BBQ Cook Out at Rat’s Restaurant

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton
When: September 2, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

https://www.visitprinceton.org/event/labor-day-bbq-cook-out/13694/

The grill. The beer. A beautiful setting. If you do nothing else, consider your Labor Day weekend complete.

A pond with large monolithic sculptures at the center

 

Mercer County Park Marina

334 S Post Road, West Windsor

https://www.visitprinceton.org/listing/mercer-county-park/6863/

When: Friday, August 30, 12pm - 5pm

Kick off the weekend by stopping by the marina for one last hurrah on the water. Mercer Lake is stocked with kayak rentals, pedal boats and rowboats. Fishing is permitted from rowboats and there’s a free boat ramp for launching small boats. There’s even a snack bar and an accompanying picnic area nearby

Mercer lake on a sunny day

 

Trenton Thunder Baseball & Fireworks

One Thunder Road, Trenton

https://www.visitprinceton.org/trenton-thunder-baseball-schedule/

When: August 31 - September 1

Last fireworks of the season at these two games so you don't want to miss it! They’re playing the Fightin' Phils, future players of the Phillies. Have a little sports fan? Stop by on the September 2nd (Labor Day) night to let them run the bases after the game.

Fireworks going off over Trenton Thunder's stadium, waterfront parl

 

The Peacock Inn

20 Bayard Lane, Princeton

https://www.visitprinceton.org/listing/the-peacock-inn/6832/

Make it a getaway at the sweetest little inn you ever did see. To be more accurate, it’s a colonial-style mansion that’s been transformed into a luxury hotel. Experience some afternoon tea, bottomless mimosas with Sunday brunch, weekly wine tastings and more.

Peacock Inn New View

 

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