The name Princeton brings to mind the prestigious university and all its long history. Think of the brilliant minds that have walked the campus of that institutional, some of whom have gone on to become quite well known.
While no visit would be complete without a trip to the University, the town of Princeton is much more than that. It has a rich, vibrant history dating back to the Revolutionary War, when it hosted a pivotal battle in the war. It was in Princeton where the Continental Congress met and declared America officially independent of the British.
There are plenty of interesting things to see and do in Princeton. See the governor’s mansion, Drumthwacket, which is located in Princeton, even though the capitol of New Jersey is Trenton. Watch the U.S Olympic Rowing team at practice, or go kayaking on the lake yourself. Take in some art at the Princeton University Art Museum or at one of the galleries downtown.
If your stay is longer than a day trip you’ll find that Princeton has many great places to stay. Stay in the heart of Princeton, right on Nassau street, just minutes from Princeton University in fully restored historic buildings, or stay a few miles from town on a massive lake side property that gives you the feeling of being out in the secluded countryside.
Princeton is a hub of history, learning, and culture. Just an hour’s train ride outside of New York City and Philadelphia, it makes the perfect day trip or weekend getaway.