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Princeton Junction Things to Do

  • by nature809 Written May 5, 2008

    If you've got a child, Laser Park's just the place you'll want to take you're child to for a birthday party. It's near the Muncipial Court, on Clarksville Road, so don't speed as you get there! It includes an arcade, a party room(s) and a Laser Tag arena. So come on, if you're child's birthday's comin' up, this is the place!

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Princeton Junction Restaurants

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    by bdschobel Updated Dec 30, 2006

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    Princeton Junction has the usual suburban chains that you see everywhere else in the U.S. (and beyond). It does have one local steakhouse, KC Prime, just outside the Quakerbridge Mall. That's really quite good. If you want something a little more distinctive, go to Princeton, which is 5 miles west and has some excellent gourmet restaurants.

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Princeton Junction Transportation

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    by bdschobel Updated Dec 30, 2006

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    Princeton Junction is the second busiest train station in New Jersey, after Newark. It has frequent service to and from Newark and New York. You can also get here from Philadelphia and other points south, but it's not as easy or as frequent.

    Airports are not as convenient. The distance to Newark Airport is 45 miles (about 70 km.); to Philadelphia Airport is 55 miles (about 85 km.). Newark is far better for public transportation, although you can get to Princeton Junction from Philadelphia, too. From Newark Airport, take the AirTrain (monorail) to the Newark Airport railroad station on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor main line, then get a train to Princeton Junction (30-45 minutes, depending on the train). New Jersey Transit trains make more stops but are much cheaper than Amtrak trains. Most Amtrak trains do not stop in Princeton Junction, anyway, so be careful not to get on one that skips it!

    Car is the only way to get around. A tiny -- but interesting -- train line runs between Princeton Junction and downtown Princeton (including the university), if you want to go there. Locals call this train (usually only a single car!) the 'dinky.' You get it at the main Princeton Junction station, off to the side of the southbound tracks. It travels just 5 miles to University Place in Princeton.

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Princeton Junction Local Customs

  • by nature809 Written May 7, 2008

    Hey, you might say. "There are no local customs out here." But there is in the neighboring Princeton. Well, you might look on Nassau or Witherspoon, all the way to Route 206. There is a YMCA swimming center somewhere around Witherspoon. And there are many restaurants downtown, especially on Route 27! People can guide you around venerable Princeton University, all the way from the main building to the fountain that you can swim in in summer, and just walk around in spring or autumn. You can swim in it if it is a very hot or hot spring day.

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  • by nature809 Written May 7, 2008

    Hey, you might say. "There are no local customs out here." But there is in the neighboring Princeton. Well, you might look on Nassau or Witherspoon, all the way to Route 206. There is a YMCA swimming center somewhere around Witherspoon. And there are many restaurants downtown, especially on Route 27! People can guide you around venerable Princeton University, all the way from the main building to the fountain that you can swim in in summer, and just walk around in spring or autumn. You can swim in it if it is a very hot or hot spring day.

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Princeton Junction Warnings and Dangers

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    by bdschobel Updated Dec 30, 2006

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    The police here are famous for giving out traffic tickets, especially for speeding. Watch out! A small street near the train station, Harris Road, is notorious for speed traps during rush hour. One of the local police officers lives on that street. One newspaper story a few years ago said that the local police give out more tickets per officer than any other town in New Jersey, over 100 per officer per month!!! I've gotten a few myself, and I know where to look for these guys. Once I got caught by opposite-direction moving radar. The cop made a ju-turn and chased me down. I was going 54 miles per hour in a 35 zone. They keep lowering the speed limits, too. One big road (South Mill) used to be 50 miles per hour, then 45, now 35!

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