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New Jersey: Beaches, Boardwalks and Bustling Cities

A stone’s throw from Manhattan and home to more than 130 miles of Atlantic shoreline, New Jersey is not only one of the most populous states in the U.S. but also one of the most visited. Domestic tourists and international travellers alike make their way to this part of the world, all looking to enjoy the long stretches of beach, bustling boardwalks, busy city streets and scenic parkland. In fact, you might be surprised by just what awaits you in the Garden State.

Betting it All in Atlantic City

Undoubtedly, the most popular tourist destination in New Jersey, Atlantic City is something of a novelty along the Eastern Seaboard. The resort city is world-renowned for its numerous and vast casinos, not least because this is one of the few locations you’re legally allowed to gamble. Records show that only Las Vegas has more casinos in America.

Vast casino resorts with shiny hotels, world-class amenities and a plethora of dining options await visitors in Atlantic City. Whether you’re into slot machines, blackjack or poker, you’ll find no shortage of places to lay your money down. If you’re lucky, you might even leave with a few extra dollars.

As well as legalised gambling, Atlantic City is also known for its boardwalk, America’s first boardwalk. Stretching more than five miles, you’ll discover a world of entertainment and attractions along the historic walkway, including amusement parks, piers, restaurants, bars and much more.

Fun and Frolics Down the Shore

For those living in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and the other metropolises of the Northeast, New Jersey has long been thought of as a family-friendly vacation destination. Generations of families have traditionally headed “down the shore” to enjoy a pleasant getaway from the city, and continue to do so today.

Ocean City is one of the most popular destinations along the Jersey Shore. Home to pristine beaches, an exciting boardwalk and hundreds of hotels, the city is an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy a weekend break or a week-long getaway. The same can be said of the Wildwoods, consisting of Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. Like Ocean City, beaches and boardwalks await visitors to the area.

If you’re looking for something a little more unique than your typical Jersey Shore haunt, Cape May, NJ may be the destination for you. Located in the southernmost part of the state, this small city still features an array of wooden, Victorian-style properties. To say this is a postcard-friendly destination is an understatement. If you’re lucky enough, you may even find yourself staying in an historic, Victorian-era hotel. Of course, even at Cape May there’s plenty of beach to be enjoyed too.

Trenton: The State Capital

Located in the west of the state, close to the Pennsylvania border, Trenton, NJ serves as the state capital. As such, it routinely welcomes government and business travellers. But for all the administrative duties that are undertaken here, there’re still a number of interesting sights for tourists to take in.

The New Jersey State Museum collects tens of thousands of artefacts and antiquities to provide an educational look at history, archaeology, culture and fine arts. It’s easy to spend a full day roaming its exhibit rooms taking in the treasures on display. Additionally, the museum also houses a popular planetarium.

An important site during the American Revolutionary War, you’ll also find a number of historic sites located about the city, as well as war memorials. The Old Barracks Museum is worth a visit, as is the Trenton Battle Monument.

When you’re done with your historical explorations, Six Flags Great Adventure theme park is less than 30 minutes from Trenton by car. For those travelling with children, this is sure to be an unmissable stop.

Princeton: A Historic University Town

Famed for its Ivy League university, Princeton serves as a pleasant stopover point on any tour of New Jersey. The university itself, which was actually founded before the United States declared its independence from the British, houses a host of historic buildings, each one more picturesque than the last.

Princeton is also home to Princeton Battlefield State Park, the site of the battle of Princeton. Travellers can enjoy scenic gardens, walking trails, museums and other pleasant amenities during their visit to the park.

In the Shadow of Manhattan

Of course, it’s hard to think of New Jersey without imagining the looming towers and hurried streets of New York City, which lays so close by. Many travellers heading for the Big Apple land at Newark Liberty International Airport, situated in Newark, NJ, and continue their journey onwards.

Visitors to Jersey City or Hoboken can simply look across the bay and marvel at the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. Meanwhile, East Rutherford, NJ houses the monolithic MetLife Stadium, home to both of the NFL’s New York teams, the Giants and the Jets. Between September and December, thousands of football fans make the journey from New York to New Jersey each week to cheer on their team.

With hotel prices generally lower in the Garden State, New Jersey can be a viable base of operations for travellers looking to explore Manhattan without breaking the bank. As long as you’re okay with public transport, travelling between the two is as easy as hopping on a bus or catching a train.

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    Hotel Comfort Suites Newark Newark

    Comfort Suites Newark is only a 15-minute walk from downtown Newark. Guests can swing by the lobby for a complimentary cup of coffee or to pick up a daily newspaper on weekdays. Free Wi-Fi can be found in the accommodations at Comfort Suites Newark as well as a workstation. Rooms also come equipped with a TV with cable channels, a minibar and microwave. There is a fitness room at the property and guests can park on-site for free. There is also a business center with fax and copy services available. Several restaurants including Spanish Pavilion and Theatre Square Grill are within five minutes of the hotel by car. There is also a complimentary breakfast served at the property on a daily basis. Newark Liberty International Airport is a 15-minute drive away while the Newark Broad Street Train and Light Rail Station is a ten-minute walk from the property. more

    Hotel Best Western Plus Newark Airport West Newark

    Situated in close proximity to Newark Airport, Best Western Plus Newark Airport West offers guests a complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi. All rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator as well as a cable television and tea and coffee-making facilities. A daily housekeeping service is provided and guests can make use of the complimentary toiletries in their private bathroom. The hotel features an on-site gym, a 24-hour front desk that is manned by a multilingual staff and a free airport shuttle bus as well as free Wi-Fi which is accessible in all areas on the hotel. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning and guests can purchase dinner from the on-site restaurant or drinks at the lounge bar. The hotel is close to the airport and several shops, bars and restaurants and an outlet mall. A shuttle bus takes guests to Penn Station where guests can explore New York attractions. more

    Hotel Wyndham Garden Newark Airport Newark

    Wyndham Garden Newark Airport is conveniently located next to Newark Airport and provides a 24-hour shuttle bus service to transport guests to and from the airport. The rooms come with flat screen television, ergonomic desk and chair and en-suite facilities. Coffee-lovers will welcome the inclusion of a Michael Graves coffee maker and a safe large enough to store a laptop is also provided. Suites include a separate lounge and dining area. Wyndham Garden Newark Airport offers meeting and conference space if required and other facilities include a gym and outdoor pool. Wi-Fi is also complimentary. The Starlight Restaurant and Lounge is situated within the hotel and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and a selection of alcoholic beverages. Grab and Go Kiosk is open 24/7 for snacks and drinks. Prudential Center, home of New Jersey Devils, is an eight minute drive from the hotel. New York City is 15 miles away. The rooms come with flat screen television, ergonomic desk and chair and en-suite facilities. Coffee lovers will welcome the inclusion of a Michael Graves coffee maker and a safe large enough to store a laptop is also provided. Suites include a separate lounge/dining area. Wyndham Garden Newark Airport offers meeting and conference space if required and other facilities include a gym and outdoor pool. Wi-Fi is also complimentary. The Starlight Restaurant and Lounge is situated within the hotel and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and a selection of alcoholic beverages. Grab and Go Kiosk is open 24/7 for snacks and drinks. Prudential Center, home of New Jersey Devils, is an eight minute drive from the hotel. New York City is 15 miles away. more

    Hotel Howard Johnson Hotel - Newark Airport Newark

    Situated in close proximity to Newark International Airport, within driving distance of New York City, Howard Johnson Hotel Newark Airport features fitness facilities and free Wi-Fi. All rooms include a cable television, a microwave and a refrigerator as well as a coffee/tea-maker and a private bathroom. A daily housekeeping service is provided. In addition to the gym, guests can utilise the services provided by the 24-hour front desk, the free airport shuttle bus and free Wi-Fi which is accessible in all areas of the hotel as well as via the hotel’s computer station. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Ambrosia Cafe Bistro serves an American-style menu for all meals. This Howard Jonhson Hotel location offers a shuttle bus service to New York City and from there guests can see attractions that include the Empire State Building, Central Park and, for shopping, Fifth Avenue. more

    Hotel Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Newark

    Conveniently located adjacent to Newark International Airport and less than a 15-minute ride from Manhattan, the 591-room, 10-story, 3.5-star, newly refurbished Hotel Marriott - Newark Liberty International Airport features a fitness center with a workout gym, an all-season indoor/outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and loungers and complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. The spacious non-smoking guest rooms feature a pleasing neutral décor, contemporary furnishings including a work desk, a flat-screen television, coffee and tea service facilities, premium Revive signature bedding, luxury linens and en suite bathrooms with hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Hotel Marriott - Newark Liberty International Airport features a 24-hour reception desk, a concierge service for assistance with tickets and tours and free parking. The hotel features a stylish a la carte restaurant and a relaxing lobby bar. The upscale property is located within a 15-minute drive from the heart of New York City. more

    Hotel Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown Newark

    A boutique hotel housed in the former National State Bank, the Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown offers modern, smoke-free guest rooms and valet parking. Standard guest room amenities include a flat-screen television with premium channels, free Wi-Fi, and a comfortable work space. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. The Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown welcomes travellers with a 24-hour front desk and a complimentary weekday shuttle to the Newark Airport and Newark Penn Station. A 24-hour fitness centre and business centre are also available on site. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Alva Tavern features seasonal, locally sourced food. Guests can also unwind with a classic cocktail while enjoying a fine view of the New York City skyline at Skylab, the hotel's rooftop lounge. Attractions within a short walk include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and the Prudential Center, home ice to the NHL's New Jersey Devils. more