Princeton's small-town location makes it ideal for a relaxing break in historic surroundings. However, if you prefer the buzz of the big city, it's less than an hour to Philadelphia or the bright lights of New York. Princeton has a stunning, park-like campus with several notable buildings accessible to members of the public.
Princeton's location means most visitors drive. The campus, just a short distance off Highway 1 heading southwest from New York City, has plenty of free parking. Taking the train is the best public transport option, with Amtrak and NJTransit making stops at Princeton Junction station. From the station, take a short five-minute connecting train to the campus station in the heart of town.
Although campus tours are available, they're aimed at prospective students and parents rather than visitors to the area. A great way to see the campus at your own pace is to download the Historical Society of Princeton app to your smartphone and follow its guided walks through different aspects of American history.
Located right on campus, the University Art Museum contains over 92,000 artworks from ancient times to the present day. It has a strong collection of American art, alongside works by famous European names such as Henry Moore and Degas. Entry is free, and there's a museum store selling art-related gifts and souvenirs.