Often we want to grab our bags and jet off to a week long adventure but are bogged down with work/school/kids…AKA: Life! If would be great if we were all professional vacationers, but the reality is that too often, even a weekend is more time than we have to spare. Do not despair, for we bring you hope! The day trip. 

A well-planned and ambitious day trip provides not only an amazing experience but an adventure all in itself. Lucky for you we planned yours out for you because Mercer County has everything you need. Grab your walking shoes and let’s go! Your perfect day trip awaits.

Olives Bagel

8:00am

Start the Day at one of our speciality restaurants, like PJ’s Pancake House or if you’re looking for breakfast on-the-go try Olives!

Both options offer delicious, quality food and are staples in the Princeton community. You’ll find a lot of charm and extensive options at these locations.

PJ’s Pancake House             Olives
154 Nassau Street                 22 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542             Princeton, NJ 08542
 
 

Princeton Tours

9:00am

Work off breakfast by strolling through the Princeton University campus or take a guided tour with the Princeton Tour Company. See what gives Princeton its prestigious reputation. 

Princeton Tour Company
116 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
 
 
Princeton Shops

10:00am

Go shopping at all the charming, unique shops in downtown Princeton, starting in Palmer SquareThey’re all walking distance from each other, making for an enjoyable experience during a sunny day. 

Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
 
 
Agricola Food

12:00pm

Ready for lunch? You’ll have an easy time finding a new favorite. Try Agricola for a farm-fresh option that’s nearby. 

Agricola
11 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
 
 

Morven

1:00pm

Explore the historical Morven Museum & Garden and find out which notable residents used to live there. 

Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
 
 

Bent Spoon Ice Cream

3:00pm

Enjoy some afternoon ice cream with artisan options at The Bent Spoon.

The Bent Spoon
35 Palmer Square West
Princeton, NJ 08542
 
 
Grounds for Sculpture

4:00pm

Head over to Grounds for Sculpture and let your imagination sour. A treasure awaits around every corner. Afterwards dine at Rat’s Restaurant and enjoy exquisite dining in their Monet-inspired setting

Grounds for Sculpture                    Rat’s Restaurant
80 Sculptors Way                             16 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619                         Hamilton, NJ 08619
 
 

Mercer County Park7:00pm

Visit Mercer County Park after dinner and enjoy an evening walk around the park or Mercer Lake, which is right next to the playground for the kids. 

Mercer County Park
1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor Township, 08550
 

After your visit to the park you should be sufficiently satisfied and exhausted. Day trip complete and many newfound loves along the way. And remember, you can always tag us in your adventure on social media. Find us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.