Often given a bad rap from its neighboring states for being nothing more than a series of interconnected highways with some malls and otherwise thrown in for good measure, New Jersey actually offers far more than just the Jersey Turnpike. From Princeton University to Cape May, or the Appalachian Trail and the Pine Barrens, to the vast cranberry bogs and blueberry fields, or the casinos at Atlantic City, New Jersey offers a wide variety of opportunities for a wide variety of travelers. Western portions of the state are rugged and mountainous, while the eastern coastal regions offer a variety of seaside opportunities, from dining to fishing to enjoying the summer days with the spray of the ocean on your face.
New Jersey is probably most famous for one thing: the food. There are over 25,000 restaurants and eateries in the state, which is more per square mile than any other place in the United States. And while there are certain portions of the state that are full of natural beauty, the majority of New Jersey's sights and sounds are related to the cities and towns spread along the Delaware River, the Hudson River, and the various turnpikes. Still, if you prefer getting out into the wild, it is available in places like the beaches along the Jersey shore, or the Mountain Creek ski resort. Visitors can head up to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area or visit the wine country in the Cream Ridge portion of the state.
Still, with access to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Princeton University, and towns such as Jersey City, New Brunswick, Atlantic City, and Trenton, visitors will be hard-pressed to choose between outdoor activities (such as Six Flags Great Adventure) and more metropolitan-based fun. Regardless of what time of year you decide to come to New Jersey, you should find yourself pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, food, scenery, and the adventure.
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