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

 

Picnic in the Park at Rat's Restaurant

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ
https://www.ratsrestaurant.com/picnic-in-the-park/

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!

Rat's Restaurant Picnic

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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).

Mercer County Arena - Dog

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Trenton Pork Roll Festival

449 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ

https://www.trentonporkrollfestival.com

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.

Trenton Pork Roll Festival

Photo via https://www.trentonporkrollfestival.com

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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