Listed below is just a sampling of some of the wonderful things to see and do close by this Trenton, New Jersey hotel:
Arts & Cultural
NJ State Museum
Touted as four museums in one, the New Jersey State Museum offers visitors a unique glimpse into New Jersey history, with thousands of relics and exhibits that include everything from fossils, fine art, Native American artifacts and more, as well as a 150-seat planetarium and 400-seat auditorium for special events.
Old Barracks Museum
As the only remaining colonial barracks in all of New Jersey, war buffs will want to visit this fascinating site, built in 1758 for the French and Indian War, and now replete with exhibits, artifacts, interactive games and more.
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted - known for his design of the world-famous Central Park in New York City - this 1848 Italianate villa is worth a visit, as it is indeed a fascinating city museum, as well as a lovely art gallery and for those with a little spare time, the museum also offers art and history lessons, as well as workshops.
Points of Interest
Neshaminy State Park
Located along the Delaware River in lower Bucks County, this 339-acre park offers visitors picnic areas, swimming pools, boating access, hiking trails and a glimpse of the Philadelphia skyline from a hiking trail on Logan Point.
New Jersey State House
Home to the executive and legislative branches of New Jersey government since 1792, the New Jersey state house is the second oldest capitol in continuous use in all of the U.S. where visitors can tour the Governor's Office, restored rotundas, and more, and walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson to learn more about the building's rich past and architectural history.
For a delightful glimpse into the past, Peddler's Village - a 42-acre, 18th century-style attraction in Bucks County, Pennsylvania - features over 70 shops and restaurants, festivals, craft competitions and an antique carousel.
Within an easy drive of the Wyndham Garden Trenton is the City of Brotherly Love, the second largest city on the east coast of the U.S., fifth largest in the U.S. and more importantly, famous for such incredible attractions as Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, innumerable sporting events, restaurants and of course, the incomparable Philly cheesesteak.
On January 3, 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Princeton took place here between American and British troops and today, the site is part of the Princeton Battlefield State Park, as well as the Clarke House Museum, the site of the Mercer Oak - a tree which stood in the middle of the battlefield until recent years - a stone patio marking several soldiers' graves and more.
One of eight universities of the Ivy League and one of nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution, guests of this Trenton hotel who may be visiting students at Princeton University - or just wishing to stroll through the historic campus - will find it within a short drive of the Wyndham Garden Trenton hotel.
Located just five miles from the Wyndham Garden Trenton hotel, Rider University is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian university that is rated in the top 20 northern regional universities in the U.S.
For a day of sheer amusement and many smiles, head to Langhorne, PA and Sesame Place, the sight of the Sesame Street-themed amusement parks, complete with everyone's favorite characters, a variety of rides, shows, water attractions and a number of activities for kids - and adults - of all ages.
Shady Brook Farm
A local favorite, this 100-year old farm is a great spot to spend an afternoon picking strawberries, attending a festival or special event, or stocking up on specialty food and gift items.
Trenton Battle Monument
American Revolutionary War aficionados will appreciate this monument, which commemorates the very significant American victory at the first battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776, and underscores the strategic victory of this battle which helped to boost the morale of a disheartened Continental Army to press on with their fight for America's independence.
Washington Crossing Historic Park
This 500-acre site marks the location where George Washington crossed the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War, and is often touted as the turning point of the revolution. Visitors can tour through several buildings, five replica Durham boats, peruse artifacts and much more.
William Trent House
Built for the founder of Trenton - William Trent - in 1719, the oldest house in Trenton has served as the residence for three Governors and is now a museum, and listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Franklin Mills Outlet Shopping
For some incredible retail therapy, this outlet mall features over 200 popular stores including Last Call by Neiman Marcus and several other upscale brands, and is located just a 30-minute drive from this Trenton hotel.
Quaker Bridge Mall
Located just minutes from the Wyndham Garden Trenton hotel, shop at over 120 retail stores, and dine at several restaurants at this popular mall.
Sports & Entertainment
Arm & Hammer Park
Home to the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees - and the current Eastern League champions - Arm & Hammer Park, formerly known as the Mercer County Waterfront Park, seats 6,341 adoring fans who cheer on The Thunder every year from April through September.
For 24-hour gaming thrills, Parx Casino and Racing offers 3,500 slot machines, 140 live table games, a poker room with 60 poker tables, live racing, ample dining options and more.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Guests of the Wyndham Garden Trenton hotel who are seeking hair-raising entertainment, lots of thrill rides, shows and a day of adventure will be over-the-moon to know that Six Flags Great Adventure is only 27 miles away in Jackson, NJ.
Sun National Bank Center
This facility is home to the Trenton Freedom professional indoor football team, as well as host to top sporting events, the Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Harlem Globetrotters, concerts and several other noteworthy events.
Tyler State Park
Those seeking to commune with nature will find it here: a 1,711-acre nirvana complete with a 64-acre spring-fed lake, 100-foot tall trees, historic structures, plenty of flora and fauna and optimal hiking opportunities.
What's Nearby – Cities
- Burlington, NJ
- Ewing, NJ
- King of Prussia, PA
- Newark, NJ
- Philadelphia, PA
- Princeton, NJ
- Riverside, NJ
What's Nearby – Airports and Corporate Locations
College of New Jersey
- Hutchinson Industries
- Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst AFB
- Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) - 47 miles
- Mercer County Court
- Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) - 44 miles
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) - 45 miles
- New Jersey Association of State Colleges & Universities
- New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA)
- New Jersey State Chamber
- New Jersey State Supreme Court
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - 36 miles
- Siemens Industry Sector
- Thomas Edison State College
- Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) - 6 miles
- US Federal Court