New Brunswick, NJ, USA

New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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Join the scholars in New Brunswick

New Brunswick sits clutching the bends of the Raritan River, and is home to the prestigious college buildings and research departments of Rutgers University. It's that institution that keeps the city pulsing with a youthful vibe, and what imbues it with plenty of cultural and artistic pursuits. Whether you settle for New Brunswick vacation rentals right in Downtown, close to the campus district, or near the pretty parks that pepper the whole city, you're also in for a vacation that includes easy excursions up the interstate and train lines to Newark and the sprawling metro area of New York City.

Getting used to college life in New Brunswick

Whether you roar on the basketball teams of Rutgers or cheer with the crowds in the college baseball ground, there's no escaping the passionate sporting pursuits of this university town. A jaunt through the creative art cafés that throb with students on the streets of Downtown during the term time is also a must, while others will love the yoga classes and regular botany tours that take place in the various city parks when summer hits. And talking of parks, the trails and farmers' markets of Rutgers Gardens are a real local secret.

Parks and performance art in New Brunswick

New Brunswick is known as one of the garden cities of the Garden State. It's packed with wide and pretty green spaces, where monuments mingle with packs of yogis pulling their stretches in the morning. The best of these is surely Rutgers Gardens, with its manicured beds and blooming botanical spaces. Meanwhile, those looking for culture should opt for New Brunswick vacation rentals close to Monument Square. This is the epicenter of the arts scene, with The State Theater and other renowned playhouses up its sleeve.

Check semester times in New Brunswick

If you really want to feel the character of New Jersey's student life, then it's not only a good idea to search for New Brunswick vacation rentals close to Rutgers, but also to organize your vacation sometime during the university semester. That typically means skipping major breaks, and coming here between September and June. If you aren't fussed with finding the bars and lecture halls in full swing, then a midsummer jaunt is probably the best choice, when the June and July sun is perfect for wandering through Rutgers Gardens and beyond.

New Brunswick is full of greenery

The lands of greater New Jersey beckon close to Rutgers' home. To the immediate west of the city is the babbling Millstone River and its adjoining canal, where boating trips and green spaces abound. Follow that one's courses even further and the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park pops up on the banks, too, offering leafy nature trails and mirror-like lakes just a stone's throw from Princeton's historic mills and manor houses.