It’s always nice to visit Lambertville and New Hope but there are also many other charming towns to discover along the Delaware river and Frenchtown, NJ is one of our favorites. To make your visit easy, we summed up the best that Frenchtown, NJ has to offer. Plus, our romantic bed and breakfast near Frenchtown, NJ is only 10 miles down the road. Though the town is only a few blocks long, there are quite a few notable places to explore.
Frenchtown showcases interesting and beautiful architecture – take a few extra minutes to admire the tall door frames as you enter the shops, and admire lovely homes along the neighborhood streets. Here are a few of our favorite spots to stop in:
This charming, high-end boutique carries casual and dressy clothing with a variety of linens and natural fabrics, jewelry, hats, and locally-made items.
Need a little rest and relaxation? Make an appointment for a hairstyle, massage, facial or mani-pedi at this serene Frenchtown salon and spa. For a unique experience, try Hammam, a detoxifying and therapeutic body treatment created to draw deep impurities from the body for a warm radiance. Or try their Ageless Body treatment and exfoliate from head to toe, revealing soft and renewed skin.
Looking for a special gift for the chef or foodie in your life? Or something to bring back to your own kitchen? Not to be missed is Olive with a Twist, a gourmet pantry of high quality olive oils, balsamic vinegars, groceries and specialty gifts. Sample various olive oils and balsamics as you shop for the perfect complement to your favorite cuisine.
Traveling with the kids, or want to find a gift to bring back for them? Don’t miss this unique toy store, stocked with things you wouldn’t find just anywhere. The helpful owners can assist you in finding the perfect toy to bring joy to your little one.
For tales of local history (and just about anything else you can think of), visit this eclectic book store where you can peruse new and previously-loved books while you lounge in their cozy read-in kitchen and sip a cup of tea. Make sure to let the owners know that you are from the Woolverton Inn – you will receive an especially warm welcome from our friends there.
Stop at this shop for flowers, plants and gifts. This is the perfect spot to find a variety of unique and creative floral arrangements.
If you’re in search of unique treasures, this contemporary art center founded by artists, filmmakers, curators, and writers is a required stop. Here you’ll find a rich world of photographs, paintings, costumes, props and award-winning art house films. See their website for upcoming features and exhibits.
Located in the historic Gem building on the banks of the Delaware River, the Sunbeam General Store offers a variety of food and drink including local organic jams, sauces, snacks and healthy beverages. You can also find river supplies, classic toys, fishing gear, gardening tools, soaps and jewelry. If you have some extra time, Sunbeam hosts nature walks, river tours, live music, and other gatherings.
Continue to enjoy the outdoors and scenes along the river. Walk across the Frenchtown Bridge and take in the views from both sides. Stop at the Bridge Cafe on the way back for awesome fresh baked treats.
Need a little fuel for the day? You can’t go wrong at one of these local spots:
If you’d like to start the day with a hearty breakfast menu, look no further than this small-town American cafe with traditional and vegetarian options.
This Farm-to-Table style restaurant is nestled in the curves of the Delaware River. Their menu features delicious offerings for every taste, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
For a romantic dinner, make a reservation in the dining room at this historic inn. Executive Chef and owner, Andrew Tomko, will impress with gourmet recipes that have appeared in various magazines. Beautiful oil paintings by local artist Alexander Volkov are on display throughout the restaurant and are available for purchase.
For coffee and tea, look no further than this stylish espresso bar. They also offer croissants, granola, biscuits, soup and assorted baked goods, as well as craft-made snacks and gifts.