Situated at the heart of New Jersey, Trenton is a sophisticated town with a big heart and some stunningly beautiful natural attractions a short distance away. And the world-famous appeal of New York is a couple of hours away as well.
The city has hundreds of years of history, and many of the 18th and 19th century buildings are well-preserved. Tour the New Jersey State House, the home of William Trent (from whom Trenton takes its name) or see one of the barracks where George Washington drilled his troops during the War of Independence.
The city also boasts some fine parks, as well as sporting attractions. Catch a game of the Trenton Thunder during the baseball season or see the Devils when the ice hockey season gets underway.
Take to the skies with a plane journey across the New Jersey landscape, or drift away with expert tuition on a hot air balloon ride. Rent charter boats from the coast and head out fishing or ride horses along the well-marked trails of the Paulinskill Valley. There are also some beautiful hiking areas close to the city, such as the Allaire State Park, which also offers hunting and canoeing for intrepid visitors.
Trenton also offers a lively cultural life, with the Passage Theatre staging regular programmes of events and showcasing local talents. However, visiting the city is made even better for culture fans by its closeness to New York. Take a train to New York and watch a Broadway musical or visit the Museum of Modern Art and be back in gorgeous accommodation in Trenton before bedtime.
The city is also conveniently located for beach hounds - with the Jersey Shore area just a short drive away. So combine hiking, culture and lazing on the beach with a break in one of New Jersey's finest cities.