Northeast Corridor, New Jersey’s Dela-
ware riverfront has become a destination
spot for urbanites from Philadelphia to
New York and beyond.
Start your trip with a plate of shepherd’s
pie or fish and chips at the Ship Inn, an
English-style tavern that in 1995 became
New Jersey’s first brewpub since Prohibition. If you’re staying the night, check
into Chestnut Hill on the Delaware, an
ornately furnished, six-room B & B overlooking the river.
Rosella Caloiero, the owner of the
Frenchtown Café, says she had her
3-year-old son in mind when she chose
to move here. “I really wanted to raise
him in a town like this, more like old-town America,” she says.
Frenchtown was mistakenly named
for a French-speaking aristocrat from
Switzerland who settled here in 1794.
No matter. Every July the town celebrates Bastille Day with a weekend festival. Stop by the recently restored
National Hotel, an 1850s-era inn and restaurant believed to be where James Agee
wrote his signature work, Let Us Now
Praise Famous Men. At the foot of the
truss-style bridge that crosses the river,
the Frenchtown Inn has been earning
rave reviews for more than 20 years.
This tiny borough two miles north of
Lambertville is perhaps best known for
the Stockton Inn, whose wishing well,
legend has it, inspired the 1936 Rodgers
and Hart collaboration There’s a Small
Hotel. The inn, which dates to 1710, has
Our popular complimentary
amenities include an expansive
European breakfast, daily New
York Times, wireless internet,
business center, conference &
meeting rooms, cardio fitness
room, Black Duck Restaurant
and weekend live jazz.
122 East 28th Street
New York, New York
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