On a beautiful fall day, the family hopped into the car and drove to the charming little town of Princeton NJ. My girls were born here (almost 12 years ago!) and I had my first lunch date with The Hubs here too so the town is near and dear to me. I live a bit farther now so haven’t been there in awhile and it was great to check out old haunts and discover some fun new places.
First stop – lunch at Teresa Caffe which is a tasty little Italian place right on Palmer Square (the main square in town surrounded by shops and restaurants). Fortified with pasta and paninis, we headed out to explore the Princeton University campus (originally called The College of New Jersey for the first 150 years). The school was founded in 1746 and moved to it’s current location 10 years later. There are 180 buildings on 500 acres – you can easily get lost here and the architecture and grounds are stunning!
Ivy covered Nassau Hall is the oldest building on campus with the front entrance flanked by two huge bronze tigers (Princeton’s mascot), a gift of the Princeton Class of 1879 (show-offs!).