The Society of Flavor Chemists 2019 Meeting is being held at the Hyatt Regency Princeton this October 16 and 17. This event, billed as being “for flavor chemists, by flavor chemists,” focuses on advances in the field and the trends in the global market. The sessions cover topics like “Developing Global Flavor with an Eye on Labeling Guidelines,” “Cannabis and Food: Overcoming the flavor obstacles with CBD & THC,” and “Ingredients in Crisis around the Globe.” There’s even a themed dinner named after the book, “Taste of Molecules,” followed by a signing by the author, Diane Fresque. It’s sure to be thought-provoking and fun for specialists in the field.

Be sure to buy your tickets and book a room at the Hyatt Regency Princeton using the event link, soon. Spread across two days, with lots of flavor science ground to cover, it’s sure to be the event of the year for anyone in the industry.

But there’s so much more to Princeton, NJ than just business. It’s known for its rich, culture, and history. It’s easy to turn a work trip into more of a working vacation, especially if you’re able to bring your family or partner along for the ride. Here are a few ways to make the most out of your stay.

Take a Tour

The next best thing to attending the Ivy League school is to take a guided tour of Princeton University. It’s always important to learn about the history and culture of the city you visit. Many tourists skip the guided tours, but it gives an intimate look into the city. The Princeton Tour Company talks about past and present residents in the area.

You’ll learn that John F. Kennedy dropped out of Princeton University after seven weeks. And, that Ernest Hemingway Fitzgerald spent and Scott many nights playing beer pong. You’ll learn all of the history and charm of Princeton. The best part of this tour is that you get to walk alongside the campus, which bears a resemblance to Oxford University.

Read a Book

Got children in your group? You’ll want to take them to the Costen Children’s Library. Reading them a story at this enchanting library is the perfect way to stimulate their minds and spend some quality time together. This library is in partnership with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Princeton University Library. Here you’ll find hundreds of children’s artwork, books, manuscripts, prints, and toys that stem all the way back to the 15th century.

This library also provides unique ways to read and explore. Bookscape is an interactive environment that provides comfortable places to read, including a bonsai tree. There are free programs and events that take place throughout the year. Bookscape is always open for free. It’s the perfect spot for people of all ages to enjoy reading in a beautiful setting.

Have a Romantic Dinner

Maybe you’re traveling with your significant other. Even if you have kids, it’s important to schedule some quality time together. The Peacock Inn Restaurant is one of the most romantic restaurants you’ll find in all of Princeton.

This restaurant is known for its mouth-watering dishes such as the Hudson Foie Gras Terrain with Marmalade. Other patrons love the onion soup which comes with caramelized onions that’s drenched in sweet Vidalia onion broth for that added punch. Other dishes include the Organic Scottish Salmon “En Croute” and Ricotta Gnocchi. To top it all off, you’ll want to indulge in the Sticky Toffee Date Cake.

See a Show

Princeton hosts hundreds of shows throughout the year. You can watch dance, music, or theater performances of your liking at the McCarter Theatre. Or, you can enjoy a movie about art at the Princeton Garden Theater. If you’re heading north, then you’ll want to visit State Theatre New Jersey, which is one of Jersey’s oldest theatres. They host a wide variety of shows that will satisfy everyone in your group.