Excursion to Princeton

A recent business trip brought me to Cranbury Township, NJ.  There not being much in the way of lodging in the township itself, led me to seek a hotel in Princeton.  I spent two years studying in NJ years ago, but at the time I never made journey south to see Princeton.  Luckily my business ended early enough in the day to check things out.  To get from the train station to the center of town requires a bit of work if you want to avoid a cab.  There is a short (2-car) connector train from the Princeton Junction Amatrk/NJ Transit station that winds closer to town.  From there it is about a 15-min walk which is not very comfortable with luggage or heels.  The downtown is very quaint and picturesque with the university campus sprawling next to clothing stores, trinket shops, pubs and restaurants.  Many stores sell locally made jewelry and craft items.  Below are a few suggestions for the eco-conscious visitor.

Princeton University Art Museum
Browse through Princeton’s collections covering virtually every time period and region for free.

 

Green Design
42 Witherspoon St
This eco-goods store sells quirky gifts and household items.  They also provide recycling services for hard-to-recycle products.

 

Infini-T Café
4 Hulfish St
This tea house/vegetarian café is open from breakfast until midnight.

 

Copper River Salon & Spa
6 Moore St
Full menu of services at a salon that prides itself on “earth-friendly” products, low-energy usage and recycling.  Day Spa Magazine reviewed the salon including more details on their eco-philosophy.

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