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Princeton-not your usual College Town

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A travel journal to Princeton by hcheng

Quote: I attended Princeton University from 1993 to 1997. I have to admit that Princeton is a bit slow, here are some of the highlights.

Princeton-not your usual College Town

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Overview

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Definitely take a tour of the University. There's a lot of history there, and the tour guides are well trained to give you the details. Go for a jog around Lake Carnegie. Go to the best sub-shop in the world: Hoagie Haven.

Quick Tips:

If you go to Princeton, expect to relax. It's not your normal college town. Go for strolls and walks, and breathe in the fresh air.

Best Way To Get Around:

There isn't much of any public transportation. You should definitely get a car to ge there, then walk around town.

Nassau Inn

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Hotel

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The Nassau Inn is the 'Old Glory' hotel of Princeton (it was founded in 1756). It's located right near the gates of Princeton University, and you pay for the location. It's extraordinarily expensive, and the usual residents are rich parents of students or businessmen. This is defnitiely not a casual hotel. I would suggest looking into less expensive hotels located on Route 1 just a short driving distance from Princeton, such as the Marriot. See www.nassauinn.com for more info.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 18, 2000

Nassau Inn
10 PALMER SQUARE
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
609-921-7500

Hoagie Haven

Restaurant

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Hoagie Haven is a classic college town eatery, and a huge favorite among Princetonians. Huge, ~2 foot long hoagies for around $5. You can't beat the price. You can also order half subs too. To go only.

If you think the Seinfeld Soup Nazi is tough, you should see these guys if you don't know what you want. Be prepared, or else.

My suggestions: Italian sub, chicken parmesan, and cheese fries. The cheese fries sound a bit disturbing, but give them a chance. Get them with ketchup, salt, and pepper. I was afraid of them at first too, but I learned.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2000

Hoagie Haven
242 Nassau Street near the Engineering School
Princeton

George's Roasters

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Restaurant

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George's Roasters was founded by the original founder of Hoagie Haven (see my journal entry.) Whereas Hoagie Haven as great hoagies, if you want something a bit more substantial meal-wise, I would go for George's. The full meals here are much better than Hoagie Haven's. The have everything fro spaghetti to burgers. It's take out only, so don't go there expecting a nice, relaxing, sit-down dinner. My suggestions: the burgers, the fries, and the ribs. Oh those ribs!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2000

George's Roasters
244 Nassau Street
Princeton 08542
(609) 252-0419

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There are only a couple of ways to get to Princeton, so here's the scoop. 1. Flying in: Most people fly into Newark Airport, but people forget that the Philadelphia airport is just as close, if not closer. So, be sure to check both airports for better prices. Plus, if you fly into Philadelphia, you don't spend a single moment in Newark, NJ. There's also a Princeton airport, but there are very few flights there from very few cities. 2. Getting to Princeton from the airport. There's a bus service from Newark called the Princeton Airporter. It costs $20, and it's pretty much a scam. If you're coming back from a school break, you're packed into the buses like sardines, and it seems like you stop at ...Read More