The 10 Best Things to Do in North Brunswick, United States

January 2, 2018 Janette Largent

North Brunswick is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the population was 40,742, reflecting an increase of 4,455 (+12.3%) from the 36,287 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,000 (+16.0%) from the 31,287 counted in the 1990 Census. Located south of the city of New Brunswick, North Brunswick was named for its earlier-established neighbor, South Brunswick, New Jersey. The "Brunswick" comes from New Brunswick, which was named after the German city of Braunschweig (formerly translated in English as Brunswick) or for the British royal House of Brunswick. North and South Brunswick, in turn, became the namesakes for East Brunswick. Alternatively, the city gets its name from King George II of Great Britain, the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
Restaurants in North Brunswick

1. State Theatre

15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1903 +1 732-246-7469
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

State Theatre

Reviewed By William S - Clinton, New Jersey

Just saw America perform this week--great concert and perfect example of how the State Theatre brings in many nostalgic bands in addition to children's events, a Broadway series with hot shows on Broadway, blues and jazz, comedians, and much more. Prices are reasonable compared to...MoreThanks William - glad you enjoyed the show!

2. Colonial Park

156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873-7210 +1 732-873-2459
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Colonial Park

Reviewed By Ione S - Fargo

Take a walk through the park any time of the year. We went in early March and enjoyed a brisk walk on the path. Midway, the park was quiet and peaceful. The scenery is an interesting break from the hustle bustle of the city.

3. Donaldson Park

S 2nd St, Highland Park, NJ 08904
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Donaldson Park

Reviewed By ChrisDCarlson - Woodbridge, New Jersey

Tucked back in what might be thought of as Highland Park's back yard is this wonderful large park. It is easy to get to, and has loads of parking. There are baseball fields, and picnic tables. Benches are placed for nature walkers. There are exercise stations for health training. The park is bordered on the far side by the Raritan River.

4. Johnson Park

River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Johnson Park

Reviewed By barry88 - Hillsborough, New Jersey

The overall park is pretty nice, there is good walking area right on the water and of course they have a very mini zoo. The animals are fine, some could be looked after a little better (chickens were getting pecked like crazy and bloody). This is a nice place to spend if you have an hour or two to kill. It's also free which is a big plus

5. Urban Air Trampoline Park

396 Ryders Ln, Milltown, NJ 08850-1706 +1 732-286-1994
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
100%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 1 reviews

Urban Air Trampoline Park

Reviewed By Princess279 - East Brunswick, New Jersey

We've arrived early (an hour after it opened on Saturday morning) and I'm glad we did. The place is great with vast variety of activities to keep anyone entertained for a while. However, as the number of visitors grew, so did the level of chaos and the concerns for everyone's safety. On the trampolines, for example, you could find a large size adult, a teenager and a toddler on the same trampoline square. There was a one monitor (all seemed to be of high school age) per activity and in 3 hours there, I've only heard maybe two safety related instructions. Nothing is wrong with hiring teenagers, but maybe a little bit more training and some adult supervision would be useful... We might try Urban Air Trampoline Park again to see if arriving at the opening time would make a difference.

6. AMC Starplex Brunswick Square 13

755 State Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-4916 +1 732-613-1117
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

AMC Starplex Brunswick Square 13

Reviewed By AlmostFiftyStates - NJ

This is a great theater, even though it's gone through several managements in the last few years. You can't beat being able to book your seat in advance (although warning: don't wait until the last minute or you'll find yourself with no availability), and you can find good deals on the popcorn as well. Thumbs up!

7. Roosevelt Park

Roosevelt Drive, Edison, NJ 08837 +1 732-745-3900
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Roosevelt Park

Reviewed By YatriForever - Chennai

We used to visit this park in late 90s when we were living in Iselin. When we visited a few weeks ago, we were delighted to see the park so much improved with facilities and upkeep. There are spots for picnics, playing, place for artists to perform and everything a good community park should have. Felt very nice to be here.

8. Rutgers Gardens

112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519 +1 732-932-8451
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Rutgers Gardens

Reviewed By SamOnLanier - Maryland

Was looking for a place to meet up with another family with younger kids and the gardens were just right. Wonderful variety of flowering plants, vegetables, and fruits. We were there on a Saturday afternoon as university students were working in the gardens, and they were happy to talk about what they were growing and doing.

9. Bowlero

1 Carolier Ln, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Excellent
0%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
51%
Poor
12%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 8 reviews

Bowlero

Reviewed By John D - Orlando, Florida

Our first visit was last night (Saturday) and it was packed with mostly people under 50 years of age and probably more accurate to say teens and folks in their 20's. We were there from 6pm to 9:30pm and never bowled! We were told it would be about a 2-hour wait, but never made it to an alley. Our food and bar bill was considerable for the 8 people in our party, but when I asked the server if we could get some water I was told we would have to buy bottled water!! We received little to no service, always having to go to the counter to order food or drink, and then carry it back to our table. Terrible, terrible, terrible!!!!

10. East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-5645 +1 732-745-4489
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

East Jersey Old Town Village

Reviewed By duck8to - Montville, New Jersey

Information plaques are distributed around the property which indicate that by calling 732-377-1870 you can receive a self-guided tour of the village. If you are interested in more history and detail about the village this is your best bet. Official tours are conducted Tuesday-Friday (1:30pm) and Sunday (1:30pm). If you arrive early, the village opens at 8:30 am, go to the Barracks or Visitor's Center and someone will open the houses you request to see. The village is a collection of homes gathered from the surrounding area and date back to 1743 (Fitzrandolph House) including some built in the 1800's Homes are original, replicas or restorations. Be sure to see the interior of the Indian Queen Tavern. The tavern is staged with figures in period dress, photos and artifacts excavated from the area. See my pictures below for a preview of what you will see. There is no pressure while walking around and the entire experience is free. Less than a mile down the road is the Cornelius Low House which has exhibitions on various topics. The current exhibition is "New Jersey Diners". It's worth seeing and it to is free. Johnson Park is adjacent to the New Jersey Old Village and a great place to walk, picnic, etc. near the river. They have a lecture series which takes place in the Indian Queen Tavern from time to time.

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