New Jersey Travel Guide

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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.

Atlantic City #1 most popular location
At some point in your life, you "owned" real estate in Altantic City. You just didn't know it. You passed Go, collected your $200, bought Boardwalk and built 4 hotels. Donald Trump has noth…
60travelers 27reviews 7blogs
Newark #2 most popular location
Newark is the largest city in New Jersey and the first one encountered by anyone flying into the Garden State. Newark is home to the Newark Liberty International Airport, several college camp…
65travelers 23reviews 14blogs
Cape May #3 most popular location
Cape May is located at the southern most tip of New Jersey. It is surrounded by both the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. The Cape May takes passengers and their cars acroos the bay to the s…
17travelers 9reviews 2blogs
Wildwood #4 most popular location
Wildwood is one of New Jersey's most popular shore destinations. During the off season, the town sports about 6,000 residents; but during the summer, it can claim near 250,000 people. This …
7travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Princeton #5 most popular location
Princeton is well-known for being home to the world famous Princeton University. The institution's incredible architecture has been featured in countless movies, including A Beautiful Mind a…
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Jersey City #6 most popular location
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Mount Laurel #7 most popular location
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Absecon #8 most popular location
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Elizabeth #9 most popular location
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Secaucus #10 most popular location
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Parsippany #11 most popular location
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Edison #12 most popular location
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Somerset #13 most popular location
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Ocean City #14 most popular location
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Hoboken #15 most popular location
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Toms River #16 most popular location
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East Brunswick #17 most popular location
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Trenton #18 most popular location
Trenton has been the Capitol city of New Jersey since 1790. It is located along the Delaware River and in the Central region of NJ. The city has a long history dating back to its founding by …
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Egg Harbor Township #19 most popular location
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East Rutherford #20 most popular location
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Fort Lee #21 most popular location
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Mahwah #22 most popular location
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North Wildwood #23 most popular location
Rio Grande #24 most popular location
Vineland #25 most popular location
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Long Branch #26 most popular location
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Lawrenceville #27 most popular location
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Morristown #28 most popular location
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New Brunswick #29 most popular location
New Brunswick is home to the main campus of Rutgers University, New Jersey's largest state school. Affectionately known as "HUB City"( H.U.B. standing for Hospitals, Universitys and Bars); th…
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Maple Shade #30 most popular location
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Beach Haven #31 most popular location
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Iselin #32 most popular location
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Asbury Park #33 most popular location
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Point Pleasant #34 most popular location
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Basking Ridge #35 most popular location
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West Orange #36 most popular location
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Clifton #37 most popular location
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Highlands #38 most popular location
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Freehold #39 most popular location
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Woodcliff Lake #40 most popular location
Lyndhurst #41 most popular location
Lyndhurst is located in the marshlands of northeast New Jersey, less than 10 miles west from Manhattan. As you come over some of the hillier streets facing east, you can get a great view of …
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Hamilton #42 most popular location
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Ventnor City #43 most popular location
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Jackson #44 most popular location
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Belmar #45 most popular location
A New Jersey town with a great boardwalk and seascapes. Come here during the summer to find families having fun by the waves, and teenagers buying soft drinks from the wooden refreshment stor…
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Rutherford #46 most popular location
Rutherford is a quiet Bergen county town located 8 miles outside of New York City. It is centrally located 12 miles from Newark International Airport, 2 miles from the NJ Turnpike and 4 mile…
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Bayonne #47 most popular location
Bayonne is a small working class city in New Jersey connected to New York City's Staten island by the Bayonne bridge. Though not considered a tourist destination, the Bridge is popular with b…
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Long Beach #48 most popular location
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Ocean Grove #49 most popular location
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Lambertville #50 most popular location