For some reason, this Avis location has the cheapest rental car rates in New York area (even beating the airport rates)! It was still cheaper for us to take Uber from/to home and get the rental car there so it was a no-brainer!
Decent 4-star hotel with beautiful common areas ... it’s not fancy but recently renovated and the rooms are comfortable. The only complaint is that the wall is too thin so you can hear your neighbors and hallway passerbies all the time. It’s connected to an indoor tennis facility (4 courts) ... hotel guests get a discounted hourly rate at $25 (vs. $50).
We took a short evening stroll around the Princeton campus before our dinner reservation. It felt like we were in the historic center of a pretty European city.
Get the "Park Princeton" app if you need to park your car ... it makes paying for parking really easy!
Our best meal on the trip.! Their mushroom toast is from another world! The service has room for improvement though ... staff seemed cold and could use more smiles 😊
Great orchards for apple picking. No entrance fee and you pay for what you pick ($2/lb). They grow almost every type of apples here but depends on the week, only a few selected types are ready for harvest. We were lucky to catch the season of early Fuji which is our favorite type for snacking.
A 42-acre park filled with interesting landscapes and sculptures. A good place to spend a whole afternoon (or you can rush through the whole place in two hours and feel exhausted).
A restaurant modeled after Monet’s paintings of water lilies! We took a break here and enjoyed some cocktails with the lovely view.
More sculptures and picturesque grounds to explore after the break. Tons of fun photo oops to be part of the artwork!
Came back to see more of the Princeton campus: touched the famous bronze tigers, toured the university art museum, and visited the lovely Prospect House & Gardens.