Despite its size, Hamilton does not have a conventional ‘city center’; it consists of large communities of people living and thriving around Hamilton Square, which was named after Alexander Hamilton. In 2006, Hamilton was included in a list of the country’s safest cities and it is grouped together with other commercial centers like Groveville, Mercerville, White Horse and Yardville. The locals and visitors take pride in the fact that they have some of the most extensive and largest parks in the state of New Jersey which includes Veterans Park which measures up to nearly 350 acres and Mercer County Park with its 2,500 acres located near the largest man-made lake in the state. There are also more than 250 sculptures, garden and water features around Grounds for Sculpture’s 42 acre park. The latter attraction is a year-round tourist magnet for Hamilton. Not only is the city located within a short drive away from fun attractions like Six Flags Great Adventure, charming Princeton and historic Trenton, large cities like New York City, Philadelphia and Jersey Shore are located less than an hour’s drive away from Hamilton. Visitors also love making their way to Hamilton for their unique events like Septemberfest, Fall Harvest, Independence Day Fireworks, Azalea Festival and Winter Wonderland, so, if you are in town, be sure to check them out as there are activities for people of all ages. So, whether you are looking for quaint family-run retail outlets or vast shopping centers with a large number of restaurants and cafes, they are all here waiting for you in Hamilton, NJ.
If you are looking for a place for a field trip or weekend outing, find out more about the amenities provided by attractions like Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park or if you are looking forward to a shopping spree, bring the charter bus to Golden Nugget Antique Market instead. You can always count on Garden State Wine Growers Association to provide you with suggestions about where to get the best wine tasting sessions. Alternatively, you will find yourself immersed in a fun football game at Trenton Freedom with family and friends. There are also 4 beautiful, scenic courses at Mercer Golf Course for the golfers in your group and any time is a good time to bring the charter bus out for some skating, mountain biking and picnics at Mercer County Park. Using the right charter bus for your group trip can make all the different in the world, so, BusRental.com’ reliable customer service representatives are ready to help you secure charter buses, mini buses, school buses, party buses, coaches, vans and limousines to make your event grander, more memorable and unforgettable. Get your hands on an obligation-free quote right now when you call or email us!
Our writers are passionate about traveling, discovering new places and exploring unique indoor and outdoor points of interest in and around Hamilton and its surrounding cities and communities. Below, you will find a comprehensive list of things to do and places to discover in and around Hamilton, NJ.
If you are looking for a place to have a birthday party for children, your options are quite endless...if they are not right here in Hamilton, they are a short drive away. The little ones can have a splendid time at the Sesame Street-inspired amusement park, Sesame Place, located in Langhorne. It is one of the 11 parks run by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and features rides, shows and water attractions. Located a little closer to home is the private party venue of Pump It Up, fun climbing center of Rockville Climbing Center, and kid-friendly Bouncing Off the Walls in Levittown, approximately 20 minutes away. There are age-appropriate climbing areas, bounce rooms and small trampolines for kids to have fun with. Older children, teens and adults may enjoy the large trampoline areas and foam pits at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park or you can organize a field trip for an education and fun tour around New Jersey Museum. Exhibits covers topics like archaeology, science and art. There are a few bowling centers you can choose from - Hamilton Lanes with their night bowling event and Slocum’s Bowl-O-Drome which also has a pro shop and on-site bar and grille for parties.
The first place to stop by, especially if you are new to the area, is Trenton Visitors Center which is located along Barracks and Lafayette streets. Grab some booklets, flyers and maps and you are ready to explore the city. Mill Hill Playhouse is a historic 1850s church that has been converted into a theater that offers original productions from the locals, often showcasing and grooming aspiring local actors and singers. You can also join the events and programs offered by Passage Theater Co where there’s dance, drama and readings, or book yourself a ticket to catch the year-round performances at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial. It is also used for conferences, banquets and weddings.
Hamilton features clusters of restaurants all around the city and they offer anything from traditional soul food to Korean cuisine but if you like markets, you should not miss the chance to check out Trenton Farmers Market. A total of 9 local farms would come to offer fresh produce, baked goods, dairy, meats and many other delicious delicacies here everyday but if you are looking for bargain buys and souvenirs, check out the retail stores, restaurants and movie theater at Neshaminy Mall, less than half an hour’s drive away in Bensalem. Golden Nugget Antique Market is the perfect place to go to for seasonal products and produce and the atmosphere is always very lively and full of new sights and sounds. Otherwise, you can always count on the historic Rice’s Market (a historic attraction that dates back to the 1860s) which is open six days a week, attracting more than 8,000 shoppers every week. Garden State is also blessed with natural grounds for grape-growing so, visitors will get to sample some of the state’s most delicious and unique wines made from locally-grown produce. You can count of Garden State Wine Growers Association to introduce you to a large number of vineyards and tasting rooms throughout the state and it includes Crossing Vineyards and Winery which has won more than 120 medals and a long list of awards since its inception in 2002 and Rose Bank Winery with its elegant, rustic wine tasting rooms that are designed for reunions, birthdays and weddings. It holds tastings every Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Prospector’s Grille & Saloon is a tasting room, dance club, restaurant, bar and country club all rolled into one, so, you can sink your teeth into sumptuous steak while sipping on your preferred drink.
Arm and Hammer Park - it is the new name for Waterfront Park; it is home to the Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball team which belongs to the Eastern League. When there is a game on, you can expect fans numbering up to the tens of thousands to throng to the stadium to cheer their favorite teams on. A trip there is inexpensive and it will be a great experience for the entire family. For football, you would have to bring the charter bus to Trenton Freedom in Langhorne to check out the professional indoor football league, also known as PIFL. Worry not if you are a fan of golf, there are four different scenic courses offered by Mercer Golf Course in Princeton Junction - Mercer Oaks West, Mercer Oaks East, Princeton Country Club and Mountain View courses. If, however, you prefer getting in on the action yourself, check out the amenities provided by Big League Games which is located less than 25 minutes away in Newtown, PA. Their training facility provides visitors with batting cages, state-of-the-art training amenities and offers clinics and private lessons for people of all ages.
Bridging the divide of Delaware River is the Pennsylvania Bridge, a historic bridge that offers panoramic views (and lots of photo ops) of its surrounding cities, river and surrounding. Another wonderful historic attraction located slightly more than 10 minutes away from Hamilton is William Trent House Museum. It has been in operation since 1939 and is owned and run by the state of New Jersey; the stately house is open for tours and is a venue for special local events. If you’ve read about the first Battle of Trenton, you should also make your way to Trenton Battle Monument (after visiting the house, of course) which commemorates the battle and its triumph with the 148 feet high column of granite. The Old Barracks Museum is one of the last few remaining ones of its kind in the country and today, it serves as an educational center for students, visitors and tourists who would love to learn a little more about both Colonial and American history with a guided tour. The New Jersey Statehouse is the 2nd oldest statehouse in America and if you are interested in learning about the building’s design, art, history and architecture, take on their guided tours during your trip to Hamilton.
Grounds for Sculpture has more than 270 different sculptures procured from all around New Jersey and it attracts tens of thousands of visitors effortlessly. The 35-acre park is dedicated to producing some of the most artistic sculptures you will lay eyes on. There’s also more than 2,500 acres worth of green space, athletic fields, an ice skating center, mountain biking trail, boat house, marina and beautiful picnic areas to enjoy at Mercer County Park, and a Central Park-like attraction called Cadwalader Park in Trenton. It is a 100-acre park with amenities for tennis, barbecue and a large green space for people-watching, walking, jogging and just relaxing. If you enjoy lakes, do not miss the chance to bring the charter bus for some boating, fishing, softball, roller hockey and basketball at Falls Township Community Park, or head out to enjoy the clear blue waters at Carnegie Lake in Princeton. It is all about boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming at this amazing hidden gem. Other fun outdoor attractions to make time for when you are visiting Hamilton is Active Acres with their educational tours around a local farm and Langhorne Heritage Farm which is a unique farm that is sometimes used to host free musical concerts throughout the year.
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