By Avonie Brown-Reaves
Princeton
New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey is a duality. That is, there are in fact two Princetons: the Township of Princeton covers an area of 16.25 square miles and completely surrounds the Borough of Princeton which occupies a mere 1.85 square miles. The Borough seceded from the Township in 1894 because of a dispute over school taxes. Princetonians have narrowly voted against three referenda that have proposed reuniting the two Princetons. Despite their disproportionate size the two municipalities have approximately the same population size. Princeton Township had 16,662 residents according to the 2000 census and together they have nearly 30,000 residents.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to explore this and other fascinating aspects of Princeton, New Jersey. Located equidistance from Philadelphia and New York, Princeton, New Jersey has many options for visitors flying in. While there are four international airports, the two closest and most easily accessed are Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), which is located 40 miles to the north; or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), which is located 55 miles to the south. If time is not a major concern, the two large airports located in New York City -- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia International Airport (LGA), are also reasonable options when combined with regional rail and other ground transportation. Click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to book your flight through EscapeWizard.com. Before you head out on your Princeton, New Jersey exploration, remember to book your hotel with EscapeWizard.com. Click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to choose from a wide range of comfortable and affordable accommodations.

EscapeWizard.com believes that a trip to Princeton should include a tour of the tree-lined, ivy-leagued campus of Princeton University. Nestled on 500 acres, Princeton University has an internationally renowned status as a center of intellectual rigor, research and innovation. The university also has significance in the American historical and political lexicon that predates the American Revolutionary period. The campus of the fourth oldest college in the country is home to the historic Nassau Hall. Built in 1756 with 26-inch thick walls, it was once the largest stone building in the country. Of even more political importance, for a brief time Nassau Hall housed the seat of democracy when Princeton served as the national capital in 1783. Nassau Hall remains a historical treasure throve documenting both the history of America and the university.

Located 1.5 miles south of the university is Princeton Battlefield State Park and EscapeWizard.com encourages you to include this as one stop during your Princeton excursion. This 200-acre state park was the site of the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777 when General Washington's revolutionary forces were victorious over the British. The Battlefield site includes the Clarke House Museum; the Colonnade, a building designed by Thomas U. Walter, who was also the architect of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC; as well as a stone patio with markings commemorating the graves of the 21 British and 15 American soldiers who were killed in 1777 battle.

While exploring this picturesque community EscapeWizard.com suggests a trip to Morven, the 18th century Georgian home built by Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. For a while Morven even became the residence of New Jersey’s governors. Today the newly renovated Morven Museum and Gardens sits on five beautifully manicured acres which includes a formal, grand lawn, beds of heirloom annuals from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a re-creation of the Colonial Revival style garden of the early 20th century. Inside and out the facility showcases the cultural heritage and charm of the Garden State.

If you’re looking to experience some of Princeton’s nightlife, EscapeWizard.com recommends one of the many outstanding performances that regularly grace the stages in Princeton, New Jersey. The vibrant cultural environment of Princeton University is home to several fine venues, chief among them is the McCarter Theatre. The McCarter Theater continues a long standing tradition of bringing some of the best artists from around the world featuring works of jazz, Broadway, opera and the best new and classic stage plays.

Overall, Princeton, New Jersey is an excellent option for your next vacation. Whether you are visiting your child in college, or just trying to learn some American history, you will not be disappointed with what the city has to offer. Just click on the above links to book through EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Princeton
By Summer Brons
Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ
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Located conveniently near Route 1 and the local train station, the Hyatt Regency makes a fine choice for Princeton travelers. A complimentary shuttle makes explore nearby businesses and attractions a breeze.

You'll find that the Hyatt Regency hotel has excellent proximity to New Hope and Peddler's Village, as well as the various dining, shopping and entertainment options around this exciting New Jersey city.

On-site amenities at the Hyatt Regency go even further to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and carefree as possible. Stay on top of work in the well-equipped 24-hour business center, keep up with your workouts at the StayFit fitness center, take a dip in the heated indoor pool, even catch a show with friends at the Catch a Rising Star comedy club. The Hyatt Regency is also equipped with ample meeting and function space, making it an ideal venue to host your next big event.

Satisfy your hunger with Hyatt Regency's on-site restaurants. Dine in a tempting atmosphere of koi fish and waterfalls as you savor a delicious meal at the Crystal Garden Restaurant. Later, enjoy appetizers or a cocktail at the Koi Pond Club.

After a lengthy day exploring Princeton, relax in the comforts of your private Hyatt Regency guest room. Each room features a memorable Hyatt Grand bed, an iHome stereo with iPod© dock, generously sized work desk, wireless internet access, coffee maker, iron and board, hair dryer and bath amenities. You'll also find suites available for upgrade; an excellent choice for those in Princeton for a special occasion or perhaps an extended stay. Members of the Hyatt Gold Passport program will also receive credit for their stay.

Book your Princeton lodging at the Hyatt Regency to enjoy convenience and luxury that you won't find elsewhere. Plan your stay using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Princeton
By Adam J. Mohney
Westin Princeton
201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ
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EscapeWizard.com invites you to enjoy a vacation in the college-town setting of Princeton, New Jersey by booking Westin Princeton today. Near local attractions such as Princeton University, Rutgers University, local golf courses, Palmer Square and Morven Museum and Garden, Westin Princeton is also located in easy driving distance of cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, Newark and Trenton.

Rooms booked at Westin Princeton include comfort and connectivity. EscapeWizard.com guests of Westin Princeton will enjoy luxurious rest in the Heavenly Bed and cleanse their bodies in the pampering Heavenly Bath. An in-room safe makes stowing valuables easy and your vacation less worrisome. Entertainment is offered through an available LCD television with available in-room movies and you can get work done in your room at the available desk and by purchasing wireless internet access at per-diem rate.

Westin hotels are famous for their accommodating facilities for good reasons. Westin Princeton is no different, as it affords guests the opportunities to stay fit, work and transport themselves about the city. The business center keeps working travelers connected, while the concierge and shuttle services offer guests information and access to Princeton throughout their stay. Guests can keep up with their workout routines at WestinWORKOUT, a full-service fitness facility, or RunWESTIN, a unique jogging route program that takes runners on scenic routes around the hotel. The indoor and outdoor pools also offer a comfortable place to relax or go for a swim.

Eating well at Westin Princeton is easy. The Parallel 40 offers a broad menu of local New Jersey cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual environment. The Latitude Lounge includes cocktails, beer, wine and a variety of light-fare. Each morning can also start with a trip to the luxurious coffee bar, offering a variety of delicious brews.

Guests of The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village can enjoy everything Princeton, New Jersey has to offer while easily taking day trips to the surrounding cities of New York and Philadelphia. Book your unique New Jersey vacation at Westin Princeton today on EscapeWizard.com today by clicking the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Princeton
By Brandi N.R. Rhone
Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton
3819 U.S. 1 South, Princeton, NJ
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton is a great choice if you are going to spend time in Princeton, New Jersey. This extended stay hotel is located 45 minutes from Newark International Airport and a little over an hour from Philadelphia International Airport.  Homewood Suites Princeton does have a parking lot if you want to rent a car, but do call ahead for self-parking information. You can also arrive by shuttle or limo service depending on your budget.  Noon and 3 p.m. are the check out and check in time at the Homewood Suites Princeton.
 
Princeton guests will stay in one of the 142 deluxe suites. Homewood Suites Princeton offers spacious studio suites as well as one and two bedroom suites. All rooms have a full kitchen that is equipped with full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave oven and a stove. Other amenities for your comfort and convenience include coffee maker in room, flat screen TV with cable, internet access, and iron and ironing board. Homewood Suites also offer smoking/nonsmoking and accessible rooms, as well as cribs and high chairs for families with children.
 
On premise they have Fitness center and basketball court for guest use. Homewood Suite also features and indoor pool for exercise or relaxation. Business guest have access to a business center and other business related services such as photo copying, printer and fax services and express mail for your convenience.
 
Dining services at Homewood Suites Princeton include the daily Suite Star hot breakfast for guest. They also have Monday through Thursday Welcome Home reception which offer light meal and beverage. If you are looking to eat out nearby restaurants include, Chili’s Bar and Grill, On the Border Mexican Grill Ruby Tuesday and Princetonian Diner. 
 
Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton is nearby to some exciting attractions such as Sesame Place, Jackson Premium Outlets, Rutgers and Princeton Universities. Your stay is sure to your expectations at Homewood Suites Princeton. Go here to book with us at (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Princeton
By Keleigh M. Quinn
DoubleTree by Hilton Princeton
4355 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ
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Situated between Philadelphia and New York City, and about 45 minutes away from both Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, the Doubletree Hotel Princeton is a perfect home base for exploring the Princeton area and the surrounding sights. Nearby you will find Rutgers University, Sesame Place, Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari, and the Jackson Premium Outlets. Downtown Princeton offers wonderful shopping, restaurants and historical charm. If you are in town on business, you will find this hotel conveniently located near many of the major business centers in the area. There is also a complimentary shuttle available to take you anywhere within a five mile radius of the hotel.

There are guest rooms and suites available for your stay, as well as rooms on the Executive floor, offering use of the Executive lounge, complimentary breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres. All rooms feature the Sweet Dreams Bed with 250 thread count sheets for your comfort. You will also find a television with complimentary HBO and available on-demand movies and video games. There is a separate desk and chair, as well as high speed internet access, to make it easy to get work done on the road. You will receive a copy of USA Today Monday through Friday, and the bathrooms are stocked with Neutrogena products.

If you choose not to take advantage of the in-room dining option, you can head On The Bone. This casual, fun restaurant serves up delicious steaks, seafood and other popular dishes. It is open for breakfast and dinner, and offers some Tapas menu items as well as a wonderful wine list. The bar is open until 1:00 am.  You can also choose to eat at one of the many excellent restaurants in the surrounding area.

The Doubletree Hotel Princeton has a check-in time of 3:00 p.m., and a check-out time of 12:00 p.m. It also features a pool and a fitness center. Whatever your reason for traveling, this is an excellent choice for your stay in the Princeton area. Click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to make your reservations through EscapeWizard.com.