New Jersey may have been made famous by TV shows and other no so compelling documentaries but it has many beautiful natural and historic parks as well as world-class history and art museums. Its close proximity to New York make it a great weekend destination for the masses wanting to escape the big city. If you are planning on visiting New Jersey this summer then here are our top recommendations for you to go to:
One of the most famous towns in NJ is Cape May, it is an extremely attractive and trendy place and has been visited by no less than 6 previous US Presidents on vacation. The town has amazing beaches on the Delaware bay, an beautiful lighthouse and homes which make it the town different than the rest. Cape May attracts visitors from all around the East Coast so expect traffic and the hotel prices to increase during the summer months.
The City is the center of entertainment and is a great place to visit, even more so in the summer. This city has many free concerts and festivals taking place including many which are family-friendly. The nightlife is arguably on par with Las Vegas with nightclubs jam-packed most nights of the week. Take a walk on the world famous Boardwalk which is four miles long, take a review of Tropicana casino or go to the beach, all of which make AC a great destination this summer.
Take a walk on the world famous Boardwalk which is four miles long or go to the beach, all of which make AC a great destination this summer.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Thomas Edison was one of the greatest ever inventors, and this Historical Park is one of the hidden gems of New Jersey. It is the location of the former laboratory and home of Thomas Edison. Here the invention of the battery, movie cameras and sound recorders were made. Take a tour of the park and his 29-room mansion, although tickets will need to be booked in advance. Visitors will see up close the laboratory and objects that Thomas Edison actually used. This is a great place to visit for groups of all ages.
New Jersey has definitely more to offer than it is often portrayed on television, we highly recommend you taking a trip if you are in the area. What other attractions have we missed from our list which are must do or see.