It’s amazing how one of New Jersey’s tiniest towns can be one of the best destinations for a weekend getaway. The historic town of Lambertville – which dates back to the 1700s and was originally established as a ferry town – is the best place for a short two-day getaway in the Garden State. Fewer than 4,000 people call Lambertville their home, but thousands visit and experience the quiet life in a small river town every year. If you’re looking for a great weekend getaway in Lambertville, New Jersey is it! Below, you’ll find a detailed Lambertville travel guide with our suggestions for ways to make the most of your visit to this river town. Even if you’re only able to take a day trip, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Lambertville, New Jersey.

From the Hawaiian Island of Oahu to the coast of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, come along with OnlyInYourState as we introduce you to the best Small Town Getaways you can take this year. From nature lovers and foodies to history buffs and shopaholics, there’s something for everyone within these unforgettable, two-day itineraries curated by our local travel experts just for you.

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There are so many reasons to fall in love with Lambertville, and it’s clear to see why it earned the honor of being New Jersey’s top small-town getaway destination. What’s your favorite shop on Bridge Street? Have you visited any of the restaurants or boutiques above? If you can’t get enough New Jersey day trip ideas, you’ll want to subscribe to the Only In New Jersey newsletter and get fresh ideas every week.

Not Your Average Bucket List Podcast

Only In Your State’s podcast Not Your Average Bucket List takes a deep dive into Lambertville, New Jersey, and everything it has to offer. Our hosts, Marisa Roman and Sara Heddleston, discuss what their “Perfect Day” in Lambertville would consist of. Take a look at the infographic below to get your own suggestions for the perfect day exploring this small town.

To discover even more about all of the things to do in Lambertville, New Jersey, in a fun, easily-digestible manner, tune in to OnlyInYourState’s brand new podcast, Not Your Average Bucket List, where we talk all about this charming town. Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


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These small towns in New Jersey have so much local charm and whimsy. You'll definitely want to spend a day, if not a few, exploring all that they have to offer:

  • Hopewell is made up of a lot of farmland but there are also lovely parks, an Amish market, and tons of great dining.
  • Tuckerton is a seaport town with its own museum dedicated to the seaport. They also host lots of fun events like the duck decoy festival.
  • Hackettstown is nestled in the mountains and offers stellar dining, shopping, and hiking opportunities.

Which road trips through New Jersey should I go on? 

Sometimes all there is to be seen in the state can feel dizzying, but luckily, these road trips through New Jersey will pack a ton of sights into a day trip or a long weekend:

  • This haunted places in New Jersey road trip will take you to haunted houses, hotels, cemeteries, and even a naval air base!
  • The abandoned places in New Jersey is pretty creepy as well, but oh so fascinating. You'll visit nine abandoned spots that all have seen some important New Jersey history.
  • The waterfalls in New Jersey road trip is about four and a half hours long and leads you to eight gorgeous waterfalls. Don't forget your camera!

What are the best hikes in New Jersey to take? 

If you need some fresh air and want to make sure you hit your step count for the day, take one of these stunning hikes in New Jersey. Don't forget something to take pictures with and lots of water:

  • Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower via Batona Trail leads to the highest point in Warton State Forest, making for gorgeous views of the surrounding area.
  • Watchung Reservation History Trail brings you to several historic sites with markers that will tell you all about what occurred there. Who doesn't love some education with their exercise?
  • Cattus Island Red and Yellow Trail Loop is an easy hike, allowing for lots of time to stroll slowly and take in all the beach views.