Weekend getaways in New Jersey for couples are all about the beach life. Sun yourself on Long Beach Island's brilliant white beaches, watch the whales break the surface of the gleaming water in Cape May, and explore the century old seaside resort town of Avalon. Close by, Jersey City is the perfect antidote to busy Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Escape the city to New Jersey's perfect beaches and Victorian resort towns
More than six hundred Victorian buildings and glittering beaches exude an atmosphere of easy luxury at Cape May, the ideal location for a romantic weekend getaway in New Jersey. Spot whales surface on the glittering shoreline and watch migratory birds soaring overhead at the Cape May Bird Observatory. For those in search of beach paradise, a New Jersey romantic getaway should include Long Beach Island. This eighteen-mile strip of white sand is overlooked by the state park-surrounded Barnegat Lighthouse and ideal if you like surfing. Wonder at the tall ship at Schooner's Wharf and watch the fishing boats bobbing from the cafes that line Viking Village Quay.
The aptly named Avalon has been a favorite resort for vacationing Americans for a century. Stone Harbor overlooks white sand beaches that sprawl for miles alongside the sparkling ocean. Downtown, you will find boutiques and boating stores where you can rent kayaks, surfboards and all the equipment you need to play in the surf all day. Evening brings popular bands and other live entertainment to the resort venues. Another of New Jersey's coastal gems is Spring Lake. Romantic getaways in New Jersey let you experience the serenity of this freshwater lake on the coast. Treat yourself in the glamorous shopping district and enjoy high-quality art in the town's contemporary art galleries. History buffs will be gratified by a visit to Jersey City and Ellis Island, saluting the Statue of Liberty as you go.