Princeton is a lovely historical town filled with culture. It is the home to the world famous Princeton University. Princeton has some fine shops and restaurants at Palmer Square, which are located in the heart of downtown Princeton. There are a number of awesome diverse and cultural eateries throughout downtown Princeton. Princeton caters well to couples, families and of course college students! Check out the Princeton website and plan to spend a day or a whole weekend in this beautiful city.
Recommended Day trip ideas for Princeton NJ
Start your day wandering around Palmer square, and have lunch at the Alchemist and Barrister located in Palmer Square. Visit The Princeton Art Museum A free attraction located on the University Campus. Right next door is McCormick Hall, where you can see an extensive collection of European painting and sculpture from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, as well as of American art from the Colonial period to the contemporary era. Then you can go across the street and browse the famous Princeton Record exchange which boasts thousands of used Lp's and Cd's. Knock back a few at the Triumph Brewing Company and sleep it off at the historic Nassau Inn. A beautiful hotel used as a meeting place since 1756. Other cool area attractions are Drumthwacket and Morven Museum and Gardens. See our complete two day Romantic Itinerary of Princeton New Jersey
Frenchtown is one of Hunterdon County's best kept secrets. Frenchtown is a small, quaint, charming town nestled right on the Delaware river. We have found that Frenchtown New Jersey is a great destination stop to unwind for a day or for the whole weekend. There are more than just a few small quaint bed and breakfasts and nearby attractions for a weekend getaway. You'll find restaurants, unique shops, antiques, clothing and crafts as well as the most charming little pet supply store you've ever been to! Check out the Frenchtown website for more info.
Recommended Day trip ideas for Frenchtown NJ
Just wandering about downtown on Bridge street and browsing the quaint shops will relieve some big city stress. Enjoy dining at Cochina del Sol, The Bridge Cafe or The Frenchtown Inn. Find the best places to eat and more at FrenchtownNJ.org. In the summer you can Tube down the river right from Frenchtown. Also pay a Visit to Little Nishisackawick Creek. For lodging may we recommend the Widow McCrea House. There are way to many quaint places to stay to list here, so to find some lovely bed and breakfasts in New Hope and in all of nearby Bucks county visit this Website. This will give you a good start to finding some really nice bed and breakfasts in the area.
Villages in New Jersey
Historic Batsto Village Wharton State Forest RD #9 Batsto Hammonton, NJ, 609-561-3262 Batsto, once a 19th-century ironworks and glassmaking industrial center, is now a museum village consisting of 33 historic buildings and structures. The Batsto Furnace furnished munitions for the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and the Batsto post Office, which was founded 140 years ago, is the longest-running post office in the country not to have changed either its name or location.
Tuckerton Seaport 120 W Main Street Tuckerton 609-296-8868 A real working seaport village and museum dedicated to preserving, presenting and interpreting the rich maritime history of the New Jersey shore. Come see the famous lighthouse. Learn about and see artifacts about oystering. Learn how to shuck oysters and clams and how they catch them. The the maritime library. This is a great place with many exhibits and demonstrations. Way too many to list here. Click on the link above and check out their information packed website. The seaport is only open in the warmer months March 20 through December 20
Historic Cold Springs Village 720 Rt. 9 South Cape May, NJ 609-898-2300 Visit historic Cold Springs Village in Cape May. Enjoy 25 restored historic buildings on a 22-acre wooded site where costumed interpreters bring the crafts, sights, sounds, and aroma of the Age of Homespun to life. See civil war actors, crafts and trades and much much more.
DutchNeckVillage 97 Trench Road Bridgeton NJ 856-451-2188 A quaint country village with many shops. Visit the country living museum and experience life as a farmer in the early 1900's. See the 100 year old hickory tree at the Old Hickory Arboretum as well as 3 acres of other fine plants and trees.You can spend a nice relaxing day at this wonderful country village.
Walk on cobblestone paths and return to the 1700's when you explore the quaint historic town of Smithville located near Atlantic City
Wheaton Village 1100 Village Dr, Millville, NJ | 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552 See one of many festivals or shows at The Wheaton Village in Millville, home of the museum of American glass
Historic Speedwell Village 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-285-6550 Visit the Iron works, The Vail house mansion and a telegraph factory among many other things at Historic Speedwell Village
Flemington NJ 908-782-8840 Great Shopping and dining in this quaint little town
NJ County Finder
There are 21 Counties in New Jersey. Below are links to all the official websites of every New Jersey County
Visit any of these wonderful NJ towns and NJ villages, and enjoy a sightseeing trip through New Jersey that you will remember for years to come! Whether you are looking for big NJ cities or small New Jersey towns, we are your number one resource!