For a fun and relaxing vacation, Pennington, New Jersey is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

The one-square-mile borough features tree-lined streets and a quaint downtown area with lovely shops and mom-and-pop restaurants, including independent craft or pottery stores, fresh bagel shops, authentic Italian eateries and artist studios.

While strolling along the historic district’s Main Street, you’ll also see beautiful, stately homes showcasing an array of architectural styles, from Colonial to Italianate to late Victorian. 

For those looking to enjoy the outdoors, play a game of mini-golf or hit the driving range at Pennington Golf Center. Or, explore the 20-plus miles of bicycle and pedestrian pathways on the scenic Lawrence Hopewell Trail.

To truly unwind, book a soothing massage, gentle facial or specialty nail treatment at the Amber Spa. Afterward, spend the afternoon at Hopewell Valley Vineyards, where you can sip on award-winning wines, nosh on brick oven-fired pizza and listen to live music on weekend nights.