Lambertville, NJ – Luggage Factory

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Lambertville, NJ

Luggage Factory’s hometown, Lambertville, NJ is a charming destination located along the Delaware River, about 5 miles north of the place where George Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas night in 1776, changing the momentum of the Revolutionary War. Named in 1814 after former United States Senator John Lambert, our town was known for factories due to its location along the river, Delaware Canal and the former United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company. Once motorized vehicles game into existence, the canal was no longer as important to the town as it once was, and factories began to shut down. This also caused many people to leave the town in search of other jobs. Eventually people who left town began moving back and started to establish art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and lodging establishments. Residents began restoring old Victorian homes and the town again grew in popularity for both locals and visitors alike. These days, Lambertville, along with her neighbor, New Hope, PA just a short stroll across the bridge, attract visitors to annual events such as the Shad Festival and the New Hope Auto show. Warm, inviting and sophisticated, the town of Lambertville offers plenty of activities to make our hometown the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway! Top Places to Stay in Lambertville Inn at Lambertville Station – Stay along the river in this lovely, antique filled inn. Lambertville House – Combine the charm of an historic inn with the comforts found in a boutique hotel, located in the heart of town! Bridge Street House – combining an art gallery with a charming guest house, the recently renovated property blends Lambertville’s history and artistic revival. Top Breakfast/Lunch spots Sneddon’s Luncheonette – Large portions, reasonable prices and excellent food – not to mention, an awesome spot to meet locals! Cash only Full Moon Café – serving breakfast and lunch, the café also serves dinner monthly, on the day of the full moon! Caffe Galleria – Serving food made from fresh, often organic ingredients, and prepared to order, Caffe Galleria also serves dinner, brunch on the weekends and offers take out as well. Top Dinner Spots Lambertville Station - sample innovative American cuisine in this former railroad depot. Lambertville Station also offers a Wine Cellar with more than 50 wines by the glass or bottle and a selection tapas and other light fare. The Pub is a casual atmosphere for wonderful beverages, casual dining and weekday happy hour. Sample Sunday Brunch in the Riverside Ballroom at the adjacent Inn at Lambertville Station and, dine outside next to the Canal where you can select from the full restaurant menu and seasonal specials using herbs from the Station’s on-site garden. Hamilton’s Grill Room – set in a charming, European style courtyard along the canal, Hamilton’s Grill Room serves the freshest farm to table, locally sourced food in one of the most romantic settings in the area. The menu, which changes daily, may feature such items as a fresh Jersey tomato salad, rack of lamb and steak au poivre. Bell’s Tavern – part of the Lambertville community for over 8o years, Bell’s Tavern serves wonderful pastas with homemade sauces, chicken and steaks as well as seasonal specials in generous portions and offers a large selection of beers, wines and cocktails. Stop in for a delicious meal in Bell’s casual and friendly restaurant. Top things to see and do Antique and vintage clothing shops – Our town is packed with numerous antique stores with a wide variety of treasures. Stroll along Bridge and North Union Street and stop into as many as your feet, and pocketbook, will allow! Shad Festival – annual festival honoring the migration of the American Shad as they move from salt water to fresh water. The Shad Fest, held usually in April, features arts and crafts, entertainment, plenty of food, and of course, the famous Shad Dinner and Poster Auction. Tour local wineries – There are a few wineries within a 10-20 minute drive from Lambertville. Check out Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes (close to our retail store!), Hopewell Valley Vineyards in nearby Pennington and New Hope Winery, just a short drive across the river outside of downtown New Hope. Hiking along the Delaware & Raritan canal towpath - wander along the scenic canal and towpath. Visit the Canal State Park’s website for maps and more information: https://www.dandrcanal.com/park_index.html      

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