Trip Planning

From our picturesque historical sites to five-star restaurants, the Princeton-Mercer Region is a melting pot of activities and attractions waiting for you and your family and friends to explore. However long you plan to stay here, we’ve gathered a few resources to help you plan a memorable trip to our year-round destination.

Planning Your Trip

To help you make the most of your trip to our region, which features 18 municipalities, including Princeton, we've put together several trip ideas and itineraries to inspire your next getaway.

If you're here for a day, visit Grounds for Sculpture, a 42-acre outdoor sculpture park in Hamilton, and go shopping at Palmer Square. If you've got more time, we've included a three-day weekend itinerary, which highlights must-see attractions like Princeton University.

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Getting Here & Getting Around

Getting here is easy, thanks to our prime locale in the northeast. Wedged between Philadelphia and New York, our region is easily accessible by car. Princeton, for instance, is near the New Jersey Turnpike. If you’re coming from farther away, fly to a local or international airport or hop on a train or a bus. Other transportation options are available. 

Once you’re in our region, cities like Princeton feature plenty of walkable neighborhoods, parking spots, ride-sharing programs, and bike routes.

Area Maps and Local Weather 

It’s easy to navigate around the Princeton-Mercer Region. All you need is a sense of adventure and the right tools. 

For downloadable maps of our cities and towns, click here. And be sure to check the weather forecast for the time you plan on visiting so you can pack and plan accordingly. Princeton has four distinct seasons, so if you’re planning to be outdoors a lot, you may prefer to visit between spring and fall. If you're dreaming of ice skating and hiking in the snow, our region is just as vibrant in the winter. 

No matter what season you choose to visit us, the beauty and history of this incredible region will leave you and your loved ones with memories that’ll last a lifetime. So, start planning your trip today!

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