The nearest airport is Trenton Mercer Airport (IATA: TTN) in Ewing, NJ. Trenton Mercer Airport is commercially served exclusively by Frontier Airlines, connecting TTN to Atlanta, Chicago (Midway), Columbus (OH), Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, and Tampa non-stop year-round, and New Orleans non-stop seasonally. Other air options are to fly into major airports in Newark (IATA: EWR) or Philadelphia (IATA: PHL), both of which allow access to Trenton both by road and rail. From Newark, take the Northeast Corridor NJ Transit Line (it is cheaper than the Amtrak line) to Trenton. From Philadelphia, take the R1 SEPTA Line to the R7 SEPTA Line.
Trenton is located along the Northeast Corridor rail line, accessible to most of the Northeast's major cities. Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and SEPTA all stop at the Trenton Amtrak Station (72 S. Clinton Avenue). If you are traveling from New York City or Philadelphia, taking NJ Transit or SEPTA respectively will be much cheaper than Amtrak. An alternate which is right in the vicinity is the West Trenton Station, where SEPTA's R3 terminates.
U.S. Highway 1 is the only major highway the runs through the city; however, I-95 runs nearby and offers easy access to Trenton along US 1. NJ Route 129 connects US 1 in the city with the New Jersey Turnpike, I-295, and I-195.
New Jersey transit runs a number of bus lines through the city to the surrounding communities. See New Jersey Transit's website  for more details.
Trenton is the southernmost stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line, which regularly runs trains from NYC to to Trenton. Trenton is also northernmost end of the River Line light rail system, which serves communities along the Delaware River from Trenton to Camden, and the R7 SEPTA line, connecting Trenton and Philadelphia.
Trenton also offers taxi services throughout the surrounding regions by companies such as Yellow Cab and United Cab Company.
Although there is not much recreational shopping in the city of Trenton, the surrounding area is full of options. Just a few minutes up Route 1 is the Quaker Bridge Mall as well as several strip malls and shopping centers containing dozens of stores.
In Chambersberg, an Italian neighborhood, there are countless excellent Italian restaurants including:
All of these places have been in "The Burg" for many years and are the first places that come to mind for most Trentonians.
There are many little close-knit bars throughout the city, but one particularly popular place is KatManDu. This restaurant also holds banquets and turns into a nightclub in the evening, entertaining many locals.
Trenton is one of the most dangerous cities in New Jersey. Reports of assaults and shootings are not uncommon, and muggings and armed robberies are rampant. Street crime becomes more prevalent late at night. Always be vigilant of the environment around you, especially if you are traveling after dark. Certain neighborhoods that are off the tourist path should be avoided. If you drive to Trenton, be sure to lock all doors and close all windows when you park your car, as car burglaries are also a major problem.
If you are looking for a different experience close to the area, the Jersey Shore is perfect. Point Pleasant, Seaside, and Belmar all offer beaches and boardwalks within 45 minutes of the city via I-195.