On the New Jersey side is Lambertville across from New Hope PA, which was incorporated in 1849. It is a great spot to wander and explore some wonderful antique stores and some great restaurants. Don’t miss:
Hamilton’s Grill Room: A very good restaurant that has both indoor and outdoor patio seating. I enjoyed a wonderful tuna steak with green beans, rice and a corn salsa plus an arugula, prosciutto salad with figs, blue cheese and a fig reduction dressing. My friend had a cold beet soup and wonderful scallops. 8 Coryell St.
Reinboth Home and Garden, 45 Bridge St.: An attractive store with contemporary home furnishing and accessories.
Bucks County Dry Goods, 5 Klines Ct.: A fun store for womens apparel, jewelry, artwork, accessories and mid-century furniture.
MiX Gallery, at 10 N. Union, for mid-century design and antiques, vintage handbags and clothing.
Owowcow creamery for ice cream with unusual flavors. 237 N. Union.
New Jersey Gallery of Fine Art: At 48 Coryell St., they have some great quality art by primarily NJ artists.
For history buffs, just south is the Washington Crossing State Park, where you can see the spot where General George Washington and the Continental Army troops landed after crossing the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War on December 25, 1776. They went on to the Battle of Trenton, The Second Battle of Trenton and the Battle of Princeton.
Lambertville is a short drive from Princeton, NJ and an easy day trip from the Jersey Shore. If you want to stay in town, the Lambertville House gets good reviews. Local friends love the Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn. Their rooms are excellent and they have several good dining options.