Lambertville is a very quaint, historic, and friendly little town. You will find an eclectic mix of stores, restaurants and bars (checkout the Boathouse Tavern), antique shops, galleries and such, not to mention the characters to go with them.
Many of the homes here have been renovated and restored to their original Victorian charm, but without being overdone.
Every year the town hosts "Shadfest" in late April. Its original purpose was to celebrate the fact that the Delaware River was cleaned up enough to support the running of the Shad fish. Since Shad is a very fishy tasting kind of fish, much like Blue but a lot more boney, you really wonít find much actual Shad being sold, but you can witness Shad netting demonstrations (conditions permitting). The festival has turned into a big event over the years, so come early!
Across the river, you can explore funky and touristy New Hope, but donít try to park over there on a weekend; there are many people looking for too few spaces. There are numerous hotels and B&Bís in town and in the area, so you can rest from the day.
Official Lambertville, NJ website: http://www.lambertvillenj.org/