A recent article suggests that Trenton was voted least romantic city in the nation.
Are we surprised?

After all, the sounds of gunshots don’t exactly set the mood for a romantic interlude.

According to the article, , New Jersey’s state capital has been ranked the least-romantic city in the country ahead of Valentine’s Day, according to the social-networking website.

Trenton was at the bottom of the list, based on data collected over the last few Valentine’s Days since 2007, said Rafi Syed, a product manager for growth and data analyst at Foursquare.

“Check-ins” at various romantic spots over those years determined which cities had a certain “je ne sais quoi” – like San Francisco and New York City – and which didn’t, like New Jersey’s capital.

Romantic destinations included wineries, bed and breakfasts, French restaurants, flower shops, lingerie stores, and scenic overlooks, Syed said. The locations were also weighted, based on population, he added.

Trenton had a fraction of the Big Apple’s score, Syed said. That could be because the Garden State’s capital just doesn’t have some of the kinds of locations sought in the website’s scorekeeping, he said.

“Trenton had no vineyards – and no wine bars, either,” Syed said, after analyzing the data. “Overall, you definitely see some smaller towns on the least-romantic spots.”

However, Trenton does have romantic possibilities, with more than a few check ins at several gardens, scenic lookouts, and French restaurants, Syed said. Special spots included the Grounds for Sculpture in nearby Hamilton, and the adjoining Rat’s Restaurant.

A Trenton city spokesperson did not immediately return calls.

However, a short 15 minute ride up Route 29 into scenic Hunterdon County might be the perfect spot, were you going by my suggestion alone…and that would be Lambertville.


There’s a wonderful Bed and Breakfast nestled in the hills just on the outskirts of town complete with an alpaca farm and quaint bedrooms.

The breakfasts are the perfect exclamation point. All homemade, especially the blueberry French toast, which is a great touch after a night out…and there are plenty of choices nearby.


Not to mention the scenic overlook which was part of the Coryell family estate…looking north over the Delaware beyond the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge.

It’s amazing!

I’m sure you have your favorite.