Who wants to travel without their best friend? Dog families, don’t despair. We understand how important your furry children are and therefore put together a full list of pet friendly hotels, restaurants and activities in the area so you don’t need to worry about leaving your pup at home. Dogs are family after all and shouldn’t have to miss out on a great time!

 

Where to Stay

Palmer Square in the Fall

If you’re looking to stay a few days in town with your pup, check out these hotels for pet friendly rooms.

Nassau Inn

10 Palmer Square East

Princeton, NJ 08542

www.nassauinn.com

The Nassau Inn welcomes two pets of any size, but charges an additional fee of $75 per stay.

 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

1000 Charles Ewing Boulevard

Princeton South Corporate Center

Ewing, NJ 08628

www.marriott.com

One pet is welcome per room for an additional pet fee of $15 per night. Pet must weigh 75 pounds or less.

 

Residence Inn by Marriott Princeton/Carnegie Center

3563 US Route 1

Princeton, NJ 08540

www.marriott.com

One pet is welcome per room for an additional pet fee of $150 per stay. Pets up to 35 pounds only.

 

Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

201 Village Blvd

Princeton, NJ 08540

www.westinprinceton.com

Dogs up to 40 pounds are allowed for a $100 fee per stay.

 

Where to Eat

Four Dogs on a Walk

These pooch-approved restaurants allow outdoor seating with leashed dogs.

Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant & Pub

American Restaurant

28 Witherspoon Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

www.theaandb.com

 

Brick Farm Tavern

Farm-to-Table

130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Road

Hopewell, NJ 08525

www.brickfarmtavern.com

 

Witherspoon Grill

Steak House

57 Witherspoon Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoongrill.com

 

Teresa Caffe

Italian Cafe

23 Palmer Square East

Princeton, NJ 08542

www.teresacaffe.com

 

Blue Point Grill

Seafood Restaurant

258 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

www.bluepointgrill.com

 

PJ’s Pancake House

Breakfast Restaurant

938 Bear Tavern Road

Ewing, NJ 08628

www.pancakes.com

 

Mediterra

Mediterranean Restaurant

29 Hulfish Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

www.mediterrarestaurant.com

 

30 Burgers at Princeton

Fast Food

124 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

www.30 burgers.com

 

Where to Play

Happy Puppy Sitting in a Swing

Give your dog a little adventure with these fun, free outings.

Mercer County Dog Park

1638 Old Trenton Road

West Windsor, NJ 08550

Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in this designated, fenced area with double-entry gates. Separate areas with agility equipment for both small dogs and big dogs.

 

Mercer Meadows

111-167 Cold Soil Road

Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Easy and scenic hiking trail that’s perfect for your pup. The routes are well marked and mostly on flat gravel.

 

Veterans Dog Park

2206 Kuser Road

Hamilton, NJ 08690

Dogs can go off leash in the dog park, which is a fenced-in area with a separate enclosure for large and small dogs. Both areas offer agility equipment, benches, poop bags and trash receptacles. Dogs can also enjoy the doggie fountain available.

 

Summer Movie on the Green - August 3rd

Palmer Square

40 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

Enjoy a movie with your pup under the stars in Palmer Square. Just be sure to keep fido on a leash and make sure he’s okay around children. Downtown Princeton also offers many dog friendly store fronts, fountains and scenic strolls throughout Princeton University.

 

Trenton Thunder Bark in the Park - August 25th

One Thunder Road

Trenton, NJ 08611

Bring dogs of all sizes to watch a baseball game at Trenton Thunder. Dogs are free with the purchase of a regularly priced ticket for the owner.

 

West Windsor Community Farmer’s Market

2 Vaughn Drive

West Windsor, NJ 08550

There are various farmer’s markets in the area that you can bring your dog to, but we’re listing West Windsor since it’s one of the largest. Open Saturdays from 9am - 1pm with many local farms and artisan food producers to enjoy.

Fluffy White Puppy Sitting in the Park

Have a favorite activity that keeps those tails wagging? Comment below! We also love seeing photos of your fur cuties, and you can share them anytime with us with the hashtag #PupsofPrinceton.