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'''Trenton''' is in [[Mercer County (New Jersey)|Mercer County]], and is the capital city of [[New Jersey]].
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'''Trenton''' is in [[Mercer County (New Jersey)|Mercer County]], and is the capital of [[New Jersey]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
  
The nearest airport to Trenton is Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) in Ewing, NJ with only limited regional coverage. The more likely option is to fly into major airports in Newark (EWR) or Philadelphia (PHL), both of which allow access to Trenton both by road and rail.
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The nearest airport is '''Trenton Mercer Airport''' ({{IATA|TTN}}) in Ewing, NJ with only limited regional coverage. The more likely option is 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.
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From Newark, take the Northeast Corridor NJ Transit Line (it is cheaper than the Amtrak line) to Trenton.
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From Philadelphia, take the R1 SEPTA Line to the R7 SEPTA Line.
  
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
  
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 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.
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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.
  
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
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===By rail===
 
===By rail===
  
Trenton is the southernmost stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line, which regularly runs trains from New York City 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.
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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.
  
 
===By taxi===
 
===By taxi===
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==See==
 
==See==
 
[[Image:Trenton_capitol_dome_fall.jpeg|thumb|The beautiful dome of the NJ State House on West State St.]]  
 
[[Image:Trenton_capitol_dome_fall.jpeg|thumb|The beautiful dome of the NJ State House on West State St.]]  
* '''William Trent House''', 15 Market Street, 609) 989-3027, [http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/].  Open Daily 12:30 pm to 4 pm, closed on municipal holidays.  The home of William Trent, the namesake of the city.  Offers tours and educational programs on Colonial American life.
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* <see name="Cadwalader Park" alt="" address="299 Parkside Ave" directions="" phone="+1 609.815.2167" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Historic park in downtown Trenton.</see>
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* '''William Trent House''', 15 Market St, ''+1 609'' 989-3027, [http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/].  12:30PM-4PM daily, closed on municipal holidays.  The home of William Trent, the namesake of the city.  Offers tours and educational programs on Colonial American life.
  
* '''New Jersey State House''', (609) 633-2709, [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislativepub/visiting_guided.asp].  Tours Monday-Friday hourly, 10 am - 3 pm, Saturday 12 pm - 3 pm, closed on state holidays.  Offers tours of the state legislature house, assembly, senate, and, when schedules permit, the governor's office.  Walk-ins are fine and the tour is free. Reservations are required with a one month notice for groups of 10 or more.[[User:Tangulo|Tangulo]] 01:43, 28 October 2008 (EDT)
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* '''New Jersey State House''', ''+1 609'' 633-2709, [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislativepub/visiting_guided.asp].  Tours M-F hourly from 10AM-3PM, Sa noon-3PM, closed on state holidays.  Offers tours of the state legislature house, assembly, senate, and, when schedules permit, the governor's office.  Walk-ins are fine and the tour is free. Reservations are required with a one month notice for groups of 10 or more.
  
* '''Grounds for Sculpture''', (609) 586-0616, 18 Fairgrounds Road,Hamilton, NJ 08619, [http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/]. Outdoor art park in nearby Hamilton on the former site of the old Trenton Fairgrounds; some of the old buildings have been incorporated into the site housing galleries, sculpture studios, a gift shop, and cafe. The park is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM all year round. Mondays the park is closed save for Labor Day and Memorial Day. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children up to age 12, and $8 for students and minors over age 12 and seniors. Selected sculptures on display and botanical plantings change throughout the seasons, but don't miss the three-dimensional tableau of Henri Rousseau's "The Dream" hidden in a grove. The highlights of the 35-acre, beautifully landscaped  park have paved paths and those in wheelchairs should have no problem getting around; some paths, however, are gravel or stepping stones, and should be navigated with care. Peacocks wander the grounds and beg to be fed a breadcrumb or two. Parking is abundant. Special tours for the blind, those in wheelchairs, small children, artists, and students are available; call (609) 586-0616 for details. Special events, art classes, and concerts are scheduled regularly. Note that picnicking is not allowed inside the park. [[User:Tangulo|Tangulo]] 19:55, 22 September 2008 (EDT)
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* '''The Trenton Barracks''', where General George Washington housed troops during the American Revolution.
  
* '''The Trenton Barracks''', where Washington housed troops during the Revolution.
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* '''The Planetarium at New Jersey State Museum''', 205 W State St, ''+1 609'' 292-6333. This facility, which seats 150 people, has been a tradition for years. Thousands of school children and visitors travel to the planetarium each year to see laser shows and exhibits of the solar system.
  
* '''The Planetarium at New Jersey State Museum''', 205 W. State Street, (609) 292-6333. This facility which seats 150 people has been a tradition in Trenton for years. Thousands of school children and visitors travel to the planetarium each year to see laser shows and exhibits of the solar system.
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* '''Trenton War Memorial Theater''', 200 Barrack St, ''+1 609'' 984-8484. This theater seats more than 1,800 people for music events, graduations, and plays.
 
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* '''Trenton War Memorial Theater''', 200 Barrack Street, (609) 984-8484. This theater seats more than 1800 people for music events, graduations, and plays.
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==Do==
 
==Do==
  
* '''Mercer County Waterfront Park''', One Thunder Road, (609)-394-3300.  Home of the Trenton Thunder, a Double-A minor league baseball team currently affiliated with the New York Yankees.  For times and tickets, see the team's website [http://www.trentonthunder.com/].
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* '''Mercer County Waterfront Park''', One Thunder Rd, ''+1 609'' 394-3300, [http://www.trentonthunder.com/].  Home of the Trenton Thunder, a Double-A minor league baseball team currently affiliated with the New York Yankees.   
  
* '''Sovereign Bank Arena''', 81 Hamilton Avenue, (888) SBA-TIXX. This seven year old arena in the capital of New Jersey is host to countless events throughout the year including Trenton Titan hockey games, ice shows, monster truck shows, concerts, conventions, circuses, graduations, and boxing matches.
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* '''Sovereign Bank Arena''', 81 Hamilton Ave, ''+1'' 888-SBA-TIXX. Host to countless events throughout the year including Trenton Devils hockey games, ice shows, monster truck shows, concerts, conventions, circuses, graduations, and boxing matches.
  
The Delaware River also offers a great place for fishing especially with new renovations made to the surrounding land.
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* '''The Delaware River also offers a great place for fishing especially with new renovations made to the surrounding land'''.
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* Watch the '''Trenton Thunder''' minor league baseball team.
  
 
==Learn==
 
==Learn==
 
* '''The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)'''
 
* '''The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)'''
 
* '''Thomas Edison State College'''
 
* '''Thomas Edison State College'''
YOU can go to down town trenton or vist the Quker Bridge Mall
 
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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 like Target, Best Buy, and Michael's Arts & Crafts.
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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.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
 
In Chambersberg, an Italian neighborhood, there are countless excellent Italian restaurants including:
 
In Chambersberg, an Italian neighborhood, there are countless excellent Italian restaurants including:
  
* '''Amici Milano''', 600 Chestnut Avenue, (609) 396-6300.
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* '''Amici Milano''', 600 Chestnut Ave, ''+1 609'' 396-6300.
  
* '''DeLorenzo's Tomato Pie''', 530 Hudson Street, (609) 695-9534.  
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* '''DeLorenzo's Tomato Pie''', 530 Hudson St, ''+1 609'' 695-9534.  
  
* '''Rossi's Bar & Grill''', 501 Morris Avenue, (609) 394-9089.
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* '''Rossi's Bar & Grill''', 501 Morris Ave, ''+1 609'' 394-9089.
  
* '''John Henry's Seafood Restaurant''', corner of Washington & Mifflin, (609) 396-3083.
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* '''John Henry's Seafood Restaurant''', corner of Washington & Mifflin, ''+1 609'' 396-3083.
  
 
All of these places have been in "The Burg" for many years and are the first places that come to mind for most Trentonians.
 
All of these places have been in "The Burg" for many years and are the first places that come to mind for most Trentonians.
  
* '''Malaga''', 511 Lalor St, (609) 396-8878. Spanish (European Spanish) food including seafood paellas and wines. On certain nights there is flamenco dancing.[[User:Tangulo|Tangulo]] 01:41, 28 October 2008 (EDT)
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* '''Malaga''', 511 Lalor St, ''+1 609'' 396-8878. Spanish food including seafood paellas and wines. On certain nights there is flamenco dancing.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
 
* '''KatManDu''', 50 Riverview Executive Plaza.
 
* '''KatManDu''', 50 Riverview Executive Plaza.
 
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.
 
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.
*<drink name="James Jackson" alt="Jimmy" address="1335 Princeton ave" directions="" phone="609-393-7887" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
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*<drink name="James Jackson" alt="Jimmy" address="1335 Princeton Ave" directions="" phone="+1 609 393-7887" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
  
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
* '''Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard''', 1 West Lafayette Street, (609)-421-4000 [http://www.trentonmarriott.com].
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* '''Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard''', 1 W Lafayette St, ''+1 609'' 421-4000 [http://www.trentonmarriott.com].
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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* '''Six Flags Great Adventure''' in [[Jackson Township (New Jersey)]]
 
* '''Six Flags Great Adventure''' in [[Jackson Township (New Jersey)]]
  
* '''Sesame Place''', 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA (''take Route 1 South into Pennsylvania and take Oxford Valley exit''), (215) 752-7070, [http://www.sesameplace.com].  Great for families, a Sesame Street-themed amusement park featuring water rides and kid-friendly thrill rides.  Admission is $41.95 a person, but discounts are regularly available.
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* '''Sesame Place''', 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA (''take Route 1 S into PA and take Oxford Valley exit''), ''+1 215'' 752-7070, [http://www.sesameplace.com].  Great for families, a Sesame Street-themed amusement park featuring water rides and kid-friendly thrill rides.  $53 a person, but discounts are regularly available.
  
 
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.
 
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.
  
 
Trains also provide a quick ride to both [[Philadelphia]] as well as [[New York City]].
 
Trains also provide a quick ride to both [[Philadelphia]] as well as [[New York City]].
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[[Wikipedia:Trenton, New Jersey]]

Revision as of 00:17, 24 December 2012

For other places with the same name, see Trenton (disambiguation).

Trenton is in Mercer County, and is the capital of New Jersey.

Contents

Get in

By plane

The nearest airport is Trenton Mercer Airport (IATA: TTN) in Ewing, NJ with only limited regional coverage. The more likely option is 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.

By train

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.

By car

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.

Get around

By bus

New Jersey transit runs a number of bus lines through the city to the surrounding communities. See New Jersey Transit's website [1] for more details.

By rail

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.

By taxi

Trenton also offers taxi services throughout the surrounding regions by companies such as Yellow Cab and United Cab Company.

See

The beautiful dome of the NJ State House on West State St.
  • Cadwalader Park, 299 Parkside Ave, +1 609.815.2167. Historic park in downtown Trenton.
  • William Trent House, 15 Market St, +1 609 989-3027, [2]. 12:30PM-4PM daily, closed on municipal holidays. The home of William Trent, the namesake of the city. Offers tours and educational programs on Colonial American life.
  • New Jersey State House, +1 609 633-2709, [3]. Tours M-F hourly from 10AM-3PM, Sa noon-3PM, closed on state holidays. Offers tours of the state legislature house, assembly, senate, and, when schedules permit, the governor's office. Walk-ins are fine and the tour is free. Reservations are required with a one month notice for groups of 10 or more.
  • The Trenton Barracks, where General George Washington housed troops during the American Revolution.
  • The Planetarium at New Jersey State Museum, 205 W State St, +1 609 292-6333. This facility, which seats 150 people, has been a tradition for years. Thousands of school children and visitors travel to the planetarium each year to see laser shows and exhibits of the solar system.
  • Trenton War Memorial Theater, 200 Barrack St, +1 609 984-8484. This theater seats more than 1,800 people for music events, graduations, and plays.

Do

  • Mercer County Waterfront Park, One Thunder Rd, +1 609 394-3300, [4]. Home of the Trenton Thunder, a Double-A minor league baseball team currently affiliated with the New York Yankees.
  • Sovereign Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave, +1 888-SBA-TIXX. Host to countless events throughout the year including Trenton Devils hockey games, ice shows, monster truck shows, concerts, conventions, circuses, graduations, and boxing matches.
  • The Delaware River also offers a great place for fishing especially with new renovations made to the surrounding land.
  • Watch the Trenton Thunder minor league baseball team.

Learn

  • The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
  • Thomas Edison State College

Buy

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.

Eat

In Chambersberg, an Italian neighborhood, there are countless excellent Italian restaurants including:

  • Amici Milano, 600 Chestnut Ave, +1 609 396-6300.
  • DeLorenzo's Tomato Pie, 530 Hudson St, +1 609 695-9534.
  • Rossi's Bar & Grill, 501 Morris Ave, +1 609 394-9089.
  • John Henry's Seafood Restaurant, corner of Washington & Mifflin, +1 609 396-3083.

All of these places have been in "The Burg" for many years and are the first places that come to mind for most Trentonians.

  • Malaga, 511 Lalor St, +1 609 396-8878. Spanish food including seafood paellas and wines. On certain nights there is flamenco dancing.

Drink

  • KatManDu, 50 Riverview Executive Plaza.

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.

  • James Jackson (Jimmy), 1335 Princeton Ave, +1 609 393-7887.


Sleep

  • Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard, 1 W Lafayette St, +1 609 421-4000 [5].

Get out

  • A few miles north of Trenton is Princeton, home of the famed university.
  • Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA (take Route 1 S into PA and take Oxford Valley exit), +1 215 752-7070, [6]. Great for families, a Sesame Street-themed amusement park featuring water rides and kid-friendly thrill rides. $53 a person, but discounts are regularly available.

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.

Trains also provide a quick ride to both Philadelphia as well as New York City.


Routes through Trenton
PhiladelphiaBensalem  SW noframe NE  PrincetonNew York City
New York CityHightstown via I-295.png and I-195.png  N noframe S  BristolPhiladelphia
New York CityWest Windsor  N noframe S  → Jct US-13.png SLanghornePhiladelphia




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