6 days in Princeton & Cape May Itinerary

6 days in Princeton & Cape May Itinerary

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Princeton
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Princeton

— 3 nights

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
You've added Roebling Museum, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Allaire State Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Princeton Cemetery and Pennsbury Manor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cream Ridge Winery and William Trent House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Princeton side-trips: The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store (in Lavallette), Brick (Windward Beach Park & Brick Beach 1) and Snipes Farm & Education Center (in Morrisville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Morven Museum and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at River Horse Brewing Company, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and contemplate the long history of Drumthwacket.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Princeton sightseeing planner.

New York City to Princeton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Princeton dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Princeton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape May Brewing Company and World War II Lookout Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery and Downtown Ocean City. Get out of town with these interesting Cape May side-trips: Liberty Escape Rooms (in Ocean City) and Spas & Wellness (in Sea Isle City). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Gateway 26 Casino, kick back and relax at Poverty Beach, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stop by Kona Surf Co..

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape May online visit planner.

You can drive from Princeton to Cape May in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. August in Cape May sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips