Princeton was founded before the revolution and is probably best known as the location of Princeton University. Although primarily a college town, there’s still so much to do and see in this historic place!
Things to Do in Princeton
Visiting Princeton University is a must while you’re in town because it is simply breathtaking and has been voted one of the prettiest campuses in the country. Once you see it, you’ll agree! The art museum on campus is also definitely worth a look and has an astonishingly broad election of artifacts and works for its size. Be sure to take a tour of this historic town through the Princeton Tour Company or Princeton Jogging Tours. The Princeton Tour Company also offers a ghost and vampire tour; be prepared to be scared. The McCarter Theater Center offers a beautiful venue and all kinds of performances for your enjoyment. The Terhune Orchards & Winery isn’t just for adults; there are also plenty of activities for the kids, so bring the whole family. Also take the time to see the Princeton Battle Monument and Battlefield State Park. When it’s time to eat, try any one of these places to satisfy your hunger: Blue Point Grill, Seasons 52, Mediterra Restaurant, Argicola Eatery, Witherspoon Grill, Triumph Brewing Company, Teresa’s Caffe Italiano, or PJ’s Pancake House.
Princeton Day Trips
Located between Philadelphia and New York City, there are great day trip options in every direction. Philadelphia is about an hour’s drive South and is another historic city that is worth the trip if you’ve never been. NYC is also about an hour’s drive away but to the North and what isn’t there to love about this city. There’s the theater, shopping, food and all kinds of sights to see. You can definitely make a day out of NYC, but you will probably go back for more than just one day. Of course there is also Atlantic City, which is the setting the prohibition era TV show Boardwalk Empire. You could also grab the family and head to the beach if the weather’s just right!
There are a number of great places to stay. The best option, by far, is to find a vacation rental through us because often times you can get a better deal than a comparable hotel room. The added bonus is that with a vacation rental, it’s like you’re a local and actually living in Princeton! However, if a hotel suits your needs then we recommend booking with one of the following: Hampton Inn, Hyatt Regency, Sonesta ES Suites, Hyatt Place, Hilton (Homewood Suites or Double Tree), Marriott, Westin or Nassau Inn.
Transportation in Princeton
When it comes to getting around Princeton there are quite a few public transportation options. First of all, there is free local bus service via the Princeton freeB and Tiger Transit. There is also regional bus service, which is provided by New Jersey Transit Bus 605, New Jersey Transit Bus 606, and the Coach USA Suburban Transit Line 100. Regional Rail Service is available along the New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor via “The Dinky” at the Princeton Branch Rail Station. Other options that are available would be renting a car or utilizing a rideshare app.
Vacation Rentals in Princeton
Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Princeton getaway? Tripping.com’s got you covered. Whether you’re seeking a vacation home, cabin rental or cottage, Princeton offers 127 affordable vacation home rentals to choose from, with far more amenities, space and comforts than the average hotel room. Select from 77 properties with high-speed WiFi Internet, 50 full with jacuzzi and pool, and homes complete with outdoor patio, great for entertaining with guests. Whatever your needs, find the perfect home rental that best matches your accommodation style and budget.For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of €25 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on Tripping.com and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Princeton has 127 gorgeous homes with 52 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with Tripping.com.
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