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Riverside strolling and dining in New Jersey.

August 20, 2012

This town, filled with Victorian and Federal-style homes, is the perfect spot for a low-key romantic getaway. Expect antique stores, wine shops, and moderate biking and walking trails, set along the eastern shore of the Delaware River. For the utmost in romance, take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic part of town.

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park

Walk or bike along this 60-mile trail.

Lambertville House

Smack in the center of town, the 1812 inn is charming and elegant without being pretentious. All guest rooms have whirlpool tubs. Don’t miss martinis on the garden patio.

Anton's at The Swan

This swank spot known for using local ingredients, but don’t rule out the excellent burgers at the bar.

Manon

This cozy, romantic restaurant serves Provençale French (bouillabaisse, rack of lamb) with Van Gogh murals on the walls and ceilings. Bring your own bottle .

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