Why is New Jersey a Perfect Vacation Spot!!


New Jersey has never been considered as a top of the list vacation spot. It does not have a good reputation and TV shows like Real Housewives and Jersey shores certainly do not help. But if you take a look at New Jersey you will be pleased. New Jersey offers so many unique experiences and fun activities that is all you need during your vacations. It has everything that intrigues a traveler — bustling cities, small towns, all four wonderful seasons, food to die for and many fun activities. If New Jersey is not on your travel list, here are the reasons why you should add it:

  1. New Jersey Fall Foliage:

The autumn in New Jersey is everything that you can ever imagine. As the fall approaches, scorching summer heat is replaced by cool autumn breeze. The colors of summer begin to fade away and all the trees put on one last colorful show before shedding all the leaves. And to experience this spectacular phenomenon in New Jersey is dream-like! The reason New Jersey is called “ The Garden State” is because of innumerable natural reserves and open spaces that give a glimpse into the awe-inspiring nature. If you want to visit a picturesque town to have a full autumn experience, a small New Jersey Town is your best bet. Everywhere there are leaves in the process of turning into gold and red, people go apple picking and spend days in a pumpkin patch. You can have apple cider at any place you want. Princeton, Collingswood and Lambertville are the picture perfect towns you want to consider for your fall traveling to have a glimpse of nature transforming into dormancy.

  1. Kites and Hot Air Balloon festivals:

Every year, New Jersey holds the biggest hot air balloon festival. This annual festival consists of hundreds of hot air balloons along with headlining concerts, crafters, vendors, fireworks, and more. The festival is jam-packed with stuff to experience and with non-stop entertainment. Along with the balloon festival, New Jersey also hosts the annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival — the biggest festival of its kind in all of North America. This festival includes night fly at the lighthouse, inflatable kite displays, indoor competitions, sport kite shows, children kite making and much more! These festivals are one of a kind and certainly worth a visit.

  1. Breathtaking waterfalls:

Despite the popular belief, New Jersey does have magnificent waterfalls. There are more than 15 waterfalls in New Jersey and the biggest one called “Buttermilk Falls” has a height of 200 feet and it requires no hiking, so there is no extra mile you need to go in order to take in that sublime view. Being in New Jersey is like nature is on your doorstep. Other popular waterfalls of New Jersey are, paterson Great Falls which is 77 feet high, Hemlock falls and passaic falls. These waterfalls expose nature in its rawest form. Each waterfall is better than the other and we can't decide which one is the best. You should certainly visit New Jersey and decide for yourself. 

  1. Heavenly Beaches:

New Jersey has a coastline that expands to almost 130 miles and is famous for the several beaches it offers. New Jersey beaches are diverse, from the most famous Jersey shore to  Cape May and Ocean grove, Avalon and more. Between long walks along the shore, deep blue ocean, light breeze, outdoor restaurants, sun-bathing and surfing, it is not hard to imagine why New Jersey beaches attract so many people. Spending a day on the beach is the best way to decompress and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.Jersey shore offers many indoors activities like Atlantic city casino, bally Park Place for arcades, the smile factory, museum in asbury Park, mini golf and so on. From quiet beach towns to style party towns, New Jersey has a range to offer. 

  1. Magnificent Manhattan Skyline view:

It is no hidden fact that the Manhattan Skyline is one of the most spectacular views of the world. If you are in the city itself, you can't see the iconic skyline. This skyline can be viewed from several locations, one such location is from across the Hudson River in New Jersey. Anywhere across the jersey side of the river from Liberty State Park to Hoboken and beyond, the skyline can be viewed in all its might. Waterfront parks, hotel rooms with skyline views, riverside restaurants are some of the most common places to view the majestic skyline. 

  1. Home of the Music legends:

You probably did not know this but New Jersey has produced a large number of music legends including Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Britney Houston. Just because it is not Newyork or Los Angeles does not mean it can not have its own music taste. Bruce sprongsteen was New Jersey’s first ever rockstar who left a mark on the world. Newark , among many other clubs, has been famous for the jazz performances of various indeginous artists. New Jersey has its own musical soul which totally makes it worth a visit. 

  1. World’s Largest Theme Park:

Do you think you are too old to visit a theme park? Well, New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, is sure to change your view. It is the largest theme park to exist on earth. It provides entertainment to all age groups by providing diverse fun activities. It was built in 1974 and it has its own waterpark ,a roller coaster with the tallest and fastest drop in the whole world and a 4D hub that was inaugurated in 2016. It is the hub of thrill seekers. 

  1. Diners to Die for:

If you are a foodie, New Jersey is your heaven. It has more diner per capita than any other state. New Jersey is also known as “the Diner Capital of the World” — a well earned distinction. Who does not love food? The mere thought of the aroma of food brings water to the mouth. Who doesn't want cheesy french fries, burgers, pancakes, omelettes and other appetizing meals just in the range of 5 miles. There are dozens of old and credible diners in New Jersey but the oldest of them all is The Summit Diner is an incredible choice. It is a veteran restaurant built in 1929 serving out the retro dishes in a peaceful ambiance. 

  1. Rich Historical background:

New Jersey is rich with history and full of historical places dating back to George Washington and continental Army during the American revolutionary war. These historic sites can be enjoyed on a weekend’s getaway staying in a small bed and breakfast. There are hundreds of historic homes that are preserved. Some towns of New Jersey offer the living experience of the 19th century in all its majesty, you can even make ice cream in an old fashioned way and take care of farms and make your food with sources available. These historical attractions act as the major magnet for history lovers and every year several people flock together to experience what new jersey has to offer.

  1. Latest Improvements:

In recent years, several initiatives have been taken due to the bad reputation of New Jersey. The Ashbury Park destroyed by hurricane Sandy is now being renovated. It was named one of the top 10 places to travel in 2016 by the magazine travel and leisure . Similarly, Newark Airport is also being improved with a budget of 120 million dollars. There are many small and large changes being made to make the attractive features of New Jersey stand out and to increase the tourist flow. So, this summer, pack your bags and get ready to dive into the unique and entertaining experiences that New Jersey offers you. It is a ride of a lifetime!

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