Top 10 Things to do in Highland Park, United States

September 14, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Highland Park is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 13,982, reflecting a decline of 17 (−0.1%) from the 13,999 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 720 (+5.4%) from the 13,279 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Highland Park

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. 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.

3. 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.

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. Hailey's Harp & Pub

400 Main St, Near Train Station, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1807 +1 732-321-0777
Excellent
33%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Hailey's Harp & Pub

Reviewed By Lanie345 - Metuchen, New Jersey

Great pub atmosphere and lots of good food. Love their soups, especially the butternut squash in the fall. Traditional corned beef and cabbage,nshepards pie etc. fun place to visit

6. 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.

7. 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!

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. Merriwold Castle

433 River Rd, Highland Park, NJ 08904-1902
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Merriwold Castle

Reviewed By schmutaki - new jersey

This old castle up on the hill was originally built for Seward Johnson, Sr of the Johnson and Johnson company in 1926. It now serves as offices. The outside of the building is beautiful and the courtyard at the entrance contains a sculpture of a man and his dog sitting on a bench reading the newspaper. The sculpture, by Seward Johnson, Jr, is entitled "On Top of the News". The main entrance to the castle, on River Road\, which now serves as the entrance to an assisted living faciity, is also architecturally interesting.

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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