Top Destinations for a Weekend Getaway in New Jersey
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New Jersey features about 130 miles of Atlantic coast. Its parks, shores, and cities attract adventurous vacationers, and the region hosts events frequently. Its Cape May is the oldest seashore resort in the United States, and the state is known as the "diner capital in the world" – so get ready to dig into some comfort food.
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The best time to go for your weekend getaway in New Jersey is during the summer months. July's and August's hot and humid climate is perfect for days at the beach.
Guests will find this lovely park about 60 miles from New York City. Here, they can listen to classical music and catch shows at the Stone Pony. The Twisted Tree Café offers delicious soup, salads, smoothies, and Cross & Orange serves up tasty Korean spare ribs and Mezcal shrimp.
This charming city in New Jersey is approximately 4 hours from NYC. While you're in Cape May, check out the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities' event calendar. Wine enthusiasts will love attending a tasting at Willow Creek Farm & Winery.
Check out the town's 200 shops, and take a break at one its wonderful restaurants. Don't miss the Indian King Tavern Museum, one of the region's most historic buildings. Its mysterious tunnel is believed to have been once a beer cellar and part of the Underground Railroad.
Travelers visiting this area can learn more about it at the Hoboken Historical Museum. The first baseball game in U.S. history took place here. You can catch a variety of shows at Maxwell’s, which has hosted bands such as the Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M., and the Offspring.
When you visit this little village in Rockland County, make sure to check out Broadway performance, and don’t leave without going to Kykuit in Pocantico Hills. The 40-room historic house has an art gallery and beautiful sculpture garden.
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in New Jersey
There are many things to do during weekend getaways in New Jersey. Indulge in outdoor activities such as skiing or exploring farms and landmarks.
Head to this resort in winter for fantastic skiing and snowboarding. And from May to September, you can swim and splash around at the waterpark. Mountain Creek's 43 trails cover 16 miles, making it an excellent destination for hiking enthusiasts.
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
This church, a must-see during vacations in New Jersey, is among North America's five largest cathedrals. Check out its stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and regular concerts.
If you're passionate about learning about environmental health and research, head to this estate in Hillsborough. It teaches visitors how they can adopt a more positive approach to conserving the natural environment. The beautiful setting is also home to a vast range of trees and plants.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
This Hindu temple's art and design makes for the perfect place to rejuvenate. Guides will show you around the temple's grounds.
Empty Sky Memorial
Set at Liberty State Park, this memorial honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in New Jersey
The last thing you want when you get to New Jersey is missing out on an activity because you forgot something. Packing these items to make exploring the state easier.
Travel guides and maps
To make the most of your trip to New Jersey, pack a travel guide, maps, or GPS. You'll be left with more time to explore when you know where you're going!
Self-driven excursions are fun and flexible. With your international driving license, you can explore a variety of destinations without having to hire transport services.
Remember to pack your favorite pair of sunglasses when heading to New Jersey for your weekend getaway. They'll protect your eyes, and you'll look cool while you tour New Jersey's parks and cities.
Consider the sports you want to engage in during your getaway and pack the necessary gear. For instance, if you're heading to Mountain Creek, pack ski clothes, snowboarding equipment, or swimsuits, depending on the season.
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