Spend a  Winter Weekend  in Princeton

A haven for academics and artists, historians and foodies, Princeton is the ideal destination for a wondrous winter weekend. Here are some suggestions on where to stay and eat as well as what to do when you visit Princeton, New Jersey!


Smack dab in the heart of Princeton, across the street from its ivy-covered namesake university — you’ll find the charming Nassau Inn. This property offers an ideal blend of historic charm and modern comfort in 157 guest rooms and 31 suites, as well as its on-site restaurant.

Where to Stay

Want to stay small instead?  The Peacock Inn is a AAA Four-Diamond boutique hotel with an in-town location that features fewer than 20 guest rooms. Ranked in the Top 10 for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions in the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards, the 12-room Glencairn Inn is revered for its homemade breakfast.

More Places to Stay

Have a taste for tavern fare? You have plenty of options with The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant & Pub and Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, as well as the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Each eatery offers tantalizing gastropub selections in relaxed environments.

Where to Eat

A trip to Princeton wouldn’t be complete without exploring the venerable Princeton University — no need for a tour guide when you have a handy downloadable map of the campus. Have your phone ready because these ivy-covered historic buildings are begging to be posted to social media.

What to Do

The past is also picture-perfect at a number of Princetonian sites from our American Revolution itinerary (including Morven Museum & Garden) as well as at Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey.

More to Do

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