HGTV always shows the best homes we all aspire to live in and now they’re calling out the most charming towns.
With its quaint stores, coffee shops and restaurants, antique galleries, great architecture and beautiful views of the Delaware River, it’s no wonder that this NJ town was named one of the 50 Most Charming Small Towns in America by HGTV.
Anyone who has been to “The Antiques Capital of New Jersey” knows that Lambertville has many great areas along Bridge, Main and Union streets. This town of 4,000 residents, founded in 1705, also boasts federal townhouses and Victorian homes, a restored 19th-century train depot, highly rated restaurants and award-winning hotels and B&Bs.
Some of the more popular places to visit are the James Wilson Marshall House Museum, which is also the headquarters of the Historical Society of Lambertville; the Golden Nugget Antiques Market; The People’s Store and the Artists’ Gallery.
Sit down for a bite at Lambertville Station, where you can eat inside a 19th century train station, stay in the pub area or dine outside overlooking the canal. It’s also a B&B if you’re looking for a place to stay the weekend.
If you want to entertain the kids, hop on one of the New Hope Railroad trains, like the Easter Bunny Express, Lahaska Limited or a traditional excursion.
A visit to Lambertville is not complete without a stop at Owowcow, with flavors such as House Vanilla, I Hate Chocolate, Cookie Monstah, Sweet Honey Cream, Blueberry Lemon and Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip.
Some of the other towns noted by HGTV include Winslow, Arizona, famous for the Eagles’ song “Take It Easy”; Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, with its fairytale-like cottages; Hilo, Hawaii, that has old wooden storefronts amongst black sand beaches and a volcanic national park; Kennebunkport, Maine, and its Dock Square shopping area; Nantucket, Massachusetts, for its waterfront cobblestone streets; and Bristol, Rhode Island, which boasts a saltwater farm and wildlife refuge.
Best Towns for Day Trips: Lambertville
Take a Day Trip to Lambertville and New Hope