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
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.
Picnic in the Park at Rat's Restaurant
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ
Grab a friend and enjoy a beautiful picnic for two at Grounds for Sculpture, packed by the exquisite team at Rat’s! Includes a bottle of wine, an appetizer and sandwich with a salad. A great way to enjoy the holiday without all the usual riff raff. Click the link above to view the menu and reserve your timed ticket!
Mercer County Park Marina
334 S Post Road, West Windsor
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. Stay until 5pm for their last Happy Hour of the season right at the Boathouse. Specialty food, drink prices, live music and pontoon boat tours for $4 ($3 for kids).
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Trenton Pork Roll Festival
449 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ
When: Saturday, September 4th, 10am - 10pm
Whether you call it Pork Roll or Taylor Ham ... this cult favorite meat, still made in Trenton, is one of Jersey's most beloved edible treasures. This event features Food trucks & guest chefs, a Beer garden and full bar, Live music stage, their superhero mascot, P-Roll. VIP option for the ultimate experience Games and fun for kids and adults alike.
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The Peacock Inn
20 Bayard Lane, Princeton
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.