Destination guide

Delight in the natural landscape of Princeton

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Princeton. Renowned for its university setting, shopping and sporting events, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Princeton

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Princeton a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jasna Polana (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Forsgate Country Club (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Makefield Highlands Golf Club (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Tamarack Golf Course (13.3 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Neshanic Valley Golf Course (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Sesame Place (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Princeton

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Princeton. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Princeton Battlefield State Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Herrontown Woods Arboretum (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Mercer County Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Sayen Park Botanical Garden (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Hutcheson Memorial Forest (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)

Transportation options to and around Princeton

Fly into Princeton, NJ (PCT), the closest airport, located 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer), which is 8.6 mi (13.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Princeton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 118 holiday lettings near Princeton. From 70 Houses to 20 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Princeton is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Princeton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Princeton. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Drumthwacket: 83 holiday lettings
  • Princeton University Art Museum: 80 holiday lettings
  • Princeton Battlefield State Park: 82 holiday lettings
  • Princeton Township Hall: 83 holiday lettings
  • Palmer Square: 80 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Princeton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Princeton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 70 Houses in Princeton. Our other popular types of Princeton holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 20 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Princeton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 28 holiday homes with pool available in Princeton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.