Trenton Flights:

Flights to Trenton

image of TrentonTrenton is the capital city of the state of New Jersey and has been the capital since 1790. Situated in the north east United States, Trenton is south of New York City and has a variety of attractions on offer for tourists.

Although Trenton does have its own airport this is just for local traffic and hence international flights to Trenton will arrive at the nearby international airport in Newark (airport code: EWR), located 75 kilometres north of Trenton. From South Africa flights to Trenton will be indirect with at least one connection. Delta Air Lines, Air France, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Lufthansa, British Airways, South African Airways, BMI, Jet Airways, United Airlines, and Continental Airlines are amongst the airlines offering one stop flights to Trenton from South Africa.

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The Tourist Attractions in Trenton:

Compared to some of the much larger cities in this part of the United States (such as nearby Philadelphia, and New York City) Trenton is really quite a small city with a population of around 83,000. This has meant that the city hasn’t grown at vast rates and has been able to retain lots of its historical charm that is part of its attraction today.

New Jersey State House

One of the older United States state houses, Trenton’s state house was originally constructed in 1792 and has had several additions made to it over the years. The beautiful gold dome is the most striking feature of the state house and the building was given a much needed renovation in the late 1980’s. Tours are offered from Monday to Saturday, except on state holidays, and usually include such rooms as the Senate and Assembly chamber galleries. The tour is free and does not need to be arranged in advance unless you’re travelling with a large group.

William Trent House

Trenton’s namesake, William Trent, owned a great deal of land in this area and so the town was named after him initially as Trent-towne, then later shortened to Trenton. You can visit his house where there are tours and educational programs taking place.

New Jersey State Museum

The city’s major museum also doubles as a planetarium that has 150 seats and is often full of school children on group tours. The museum itself has a variety of artefacts and arts, dating as far back as the early 1800’s.

Grounds for Sculpture

Outside Trenton, in Hamilton, is the Grounds for Sculpture attraction. This was formerly the site of the Trenton Fairgrounds and some of the buildings from those days are still standing. The park is 35 acres in total and features landscaped gardens and has numerous sculptures to see.

When Should You Visit?:

Trenton has a climate classified as humid subtropical temperate! Basically this means the city has relatively hot and humid summers with higher rainfall than the rest of the year. Winters are cool, though not too cold with an average high of 3C (38F) in January. Rainfall is fairly steady throughout the year. The driest months are February and November, and the wettest is July.

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