Day Trip to Princeton, New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Oh, hey! It’s March, but I’m jumping back to October to continue recapping our New York City vacation.  One of the reasons I started blogging (five years ago!!) was to document my life. So even though I’m not able to keep up as quickly as I once did I don’t want to use that as an excuse to not document at all.

I have family in New Jersey, so to break up our week long trip we spent a few days with my family. One of those days we ventured into downtown Princeton, New Jersey.

Princeton University has an enchanting campus and the town has lots of little shops and restaurants making it a perfect day trip!

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

The Town

We started off by walking through the Yankee Doodle Tap Room which has a gallery wall of alumni. Lore says past famous students (like Brooke Shields) have their names sketched in the booths.

There’s actually quite a lot to do on the Princeton Campus including an art gallery. The Princeton University Art Museum is open to the public and houses over 92,000 works of art! Despite its small size you’ll find works of art from Claud Monet, Andy Warhol  and even Vincent van Gogh. When you’re visiting a town with a toddler it’s nice to have someplace to go that’s inside while also not being a store.

It was vacation after all, so we stopped for ice cream. The Bent Spoon is a local treasure. You know the food is good when the line wraps around the door!

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Does anyone else feel like Rory Gilmore whenever they are on a college campus? Princeton really is beautiful. There are several Revolutionary War landmarks in the greater area. Many of our family vacations involved history detours. Did you have family trips like that too?

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Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

| Uppababy Stroller  | Matt & Nat Backpack  (on sale!) | Warby Parker Glasses (similar) | Copper Threads Dress |

Travel Question

What is your favorite travel stroller? I LOVE my UPPAbaby Vista stroller, but we discovered (on this trip) that it’s not the best travel stroller. It’s pretty heavy and while it holds a lot, with only one kid it’s a bit excessive to take with on public transportation. Now, if we had more than one child I would certainly continue to bring the UPPAbaby with us on trips.

We quickly realized we could have traveled far lighter if we had a smaller stroller. I’m trying to decide if I should buy a travel stroller for future trips or if I need deal with what we have. Phoenix and I are flying without Jordan a few times this year, but thankfully (as of right now) Phoenix is light enough for me to still wear him in his Ergo carrier. Having a stroller is nice though, so maybe I’m talking myself in to buying another one! haha.

Day Trip to Princeton New Jersey

 

11 thoughts on “Day Trip to Princeton, New Jersey”

  1. Princeton looks like a fun place to visit! Maybe next time I visit Chelsea in New Jersey we’ll make a day trip there. I’m just aching for some little getaways.

  2. I’ve never been to Princeton, but it looks like such a cute place to explore! (And yesssss to feeling like Rory Gilmore on a college campus in the fall!) haha!

  3. I haven’t spent much time on the east coast at all. I would love to visit sometime, especially in the fall. I definitely get the Rory vibe too. I’ve looked into travel strollers before but never was able to bite the billet. We did just buy a cheap umbrella one for the airport, but wouldn’t be good for walking very much. I love our city mini gt and have heard good things about the baby jogger tour (I think that’s what it’s called).

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