New York City gets tens of millions of visitors per year, but its neighbor to the east, New Jersey, shouldn’t be overlooked. The Garden State, as New Jersey is known, was the third state to enter the Union, and boasts an incredible array of history, culture, and nature. Visit New Jersey to relax beachside at the ocean, take in bustling metropolises, shop at famous bazaars and stores, try your luck in Atlantic City, and indulge in the opulent Gold Coast.
Things Not to Miss in New Jersey
• The Wildwood Beach and Boardwalk
• The New Jersey Gold Coast
• The George F. Boyer Historical Museum
• The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
• The Hunterdon Art Museum
• The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
• The Walt Whitman House
When to Go to New Jersey
New Jersey experiences four distinct seasons. Summers can be scorching, but the heat is dry and refreshing. The best time to travel to New Jersey is in the late spring or early summer. Autumn is another ideal time—the Garden State earns its name when the leaves change. One more thing travelers should be aware of: city traffic in New Jersey can be heavy, so if possible, save the city touristing for the weekend and the shore excursions for the weekdays.