Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Princeton: Tourist Destination?

Courtesy of Courtney Dressing

You may think of Princeton as a place where you have to go (because that's where your classes, dorm and source of food are), but people from around the world travel to see this town. The New York Times has suggested Princeton as a tourist destination before, but did you know that the town is receiving money from the state to fund the Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and promote the Princeton region? The $105,000 grant is going toward improving the Princeton Region tourist site, advertising Princeton for people traveling on NJ Transit trains and online marketing.

What does visitprinceton.org, the Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau website, recommend on campus? Well, you might see:
  • the Lewis Center for the Arts
  • the Princeton University Art Museum
  • Prospect Gardens
  • McCarter Theatre
  • Princeton University Athletics
  • Princeton University Tours
  • Communiversity
And to think, you've been at a tourist destination this whole time.