Getting there

Trenton (TTN) is the closest airport to Princeton, but it has limited flight options. We recommend looking for flights to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Princeton is roughly equidistant from either, about an hour's drive.


Princeton Junction station serves both NJ Transit and Amtrak. From there, it's a short taxi/Uber/Lyft ride to the hotels on US-1 or to downtown Princeton and the university campus. You can also take the shuttle train--affectionately called the "Dinky"--from Princeton Junction right to campus!

Trenton is about twenty minutes from downtown Princeton by car, and serves NJ Transit, Amtrak, and SEPTA.

From New York: Take a Trenton-bound NJ Transit Northeast Corridor train from Penn Station to Princeton Junction.

From DC: On weekdays, Amtrak Northeast Regional trains 136 (departing at 5:05pm) and 138 (departing at 6:05pm) make stops at Princeton Junction. (Nate, a perennial fixture on the 138 or 188 on Friday evenings, knows a lot about the Northeast Regional line.) The rest of the time, you can take any Amtrak Northeast Regional train from Union Station to Trenton. From Trenton you can take a car or take a New York-bound NJ Transit Northeast Corridor train two stops to Princeton Junction.

From Philadelphia: Take SEPTA's Trenton Line from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton. From Trenton you can take a car or take a New York-bound NJ Transit Northeast Corridor train two stops to Princeton Junction.


From Newark Liberty International Airport and Points North: Take I-95 South until the exit for NJ-18 N towards US-1/New Brunswick. Merge onto US-1 towards Trenton/Princeton. The hotels at which we've reserved blocks of rooms are right off US-1! To get to downtown Princeton, turn right onto Washington Road which takes you right through campus, up to Nassau Street, Princeton's "main drag."

From Philadelphia International Airport and Points South: Take I-95 North. For campus or downtown Princeton, take the exit for Country Road 583/Princeton Pike. For hotels, take the exit for US-1 North. The hotels at which we've reserved blocks of rooms are right off US-1!

Event Parking

There is parking available on campus in Lot 10 or Lot 13 (see above). We recommend using these lots. If they are full, other lots include the U-Store parking lot on University Place. Please allot plenty of time for parking and walking to Prospect House.

Alternatively, metered parking is available on Nassau Street and Williams Street for no more than $1.25 an hour until 8 PM.


We've reserved blocks of rooms for our wedding guests at two hotels near campus. They're both right off US-1, just across Carnegie Lake from Princeton University and the main downtown Princeton attractions. Spots are limited so please book soon, and no later than August 13!

Marriott Courtyard Princeton
3815 US Route 1, at Mapleton Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Book here or call and mention the Hong - Hopkin wedding

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Boulevard
Princeton, NJ 08540

Book here or call and mention the Hong - Hopkin wedding

Other options to consider are AirBnB, or Princeton's historic Peacock Inn, as well as several other chain hotels just outside of town.

Getting around

Uber and Lyft are widely available in Princeton. If you are driving, you can park at several of the lots available around campus on the weekends for free. These include the U-Store parking lot on University Place, Lot 10 behind 185 Nassau (entrance on Williams Street), and Lot 13, also accessible from Williams Street.

Local activities
Princeton University

It's a fancy-looking college campus. Walk around and look at it! In addition to gothic architecture and picturesque quads, Princeton houses museums and many libraries. Check out the Princeton University Art Museum, which is right next to Prospect House. Other favorite haunts include Chancellor Green Library, Richardson Auditorium, and Robertson Hall, home of the Woodrow Wilson School.

Triumph Brewing Company

Triumph is the OG micro/craft brewery of Central NJ. Their rotating beer selection make it a must visit each time Cindy and Nate are in town.

Small World Coffee

Cute and tasty local coffee shop. We stop in every time we're in town! FYI, they only take cash.

Halo Pub

Our favorite of the Big Three* ice cream shops in Princeton, Halo Pub offers generous scoops, along with an assortment of creative ice cream related treats. (Halo Pub is also the plaintiff in an amazing trademark lawsuit right now in DNJ against Halo Top.)

*The other two ice cream shops are The Bent Spoon (think artisanal gelato) and Thomas Sweet (think child's birthday party).

Hoagie Haven

All you need to know about Hoagie Haven is that their signature sandwiches are named the Heart Stop, the Phat Lady, and the Body Bag. Not the healthiest choice, but reliably delicious.

Princeton Battlefield

Bring your fifes and drums to this famous site where Washington defeated British forces on January 3, 1777.

Princeton Cemetery

Pay homage to the main narrator/villain of Broadway's smash hit Hamilton, Aaron Burr, who's buried in this historic cemetery. If you're lucky you might even see Leslie Odom Jr. sneaking around!

Princeton Record Exchange

So we haven't actually stepped foot in "PREX" since 2005, but Cindy used to buy all of her emo albums from here. It still houses a large selection of vinyls and affordable, used CDs (says Cindy from walking by it all the time).