There is so much to do in the Garden State, that many say a week is too short to enjoy all it has to offer. With so much to explore and experience, it’s a hit destination for travelers from across the globe.New Jersey offers so much color, vibrance and nature in its awe inspiring transformation from green summer landscape to the vibrant hues of copper, orange and deep crimson happens each fall as the state begins the transition into winter. While choosing an accommodation in New Jersey is advisable all year round, you will be simply mesmerized by the true power of the colors of fall here. It’s a breathtaking time to discover the state’s great outdoors as its palette of colors transforms the state from the Shore to the great highlands. Choose your vacation rental wisely here and watch the seasons change on your doorstep during your vacation in New Jersey. The state is also defined by high-tech and banking headquarters and sophisticated, progressive people living in charming towns. Get off the exits, flee the malls and you are privy to a beautiful side of the state. Remember, one quarter of New Jersey is made up of farmland and it has 127 miles of beautiful beaches and charming and fun beachside towns, as well, of course, as two of Ney York City’s greatest icons, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Fun Facts about New Jersey.
- New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas
- New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
- New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.
- Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
- New Jersey has the tallest water tower in the world
Take a tour in the Garden StateThere is so much to see and do in New Jersey, that even the locals will recommend you take one or all of the magical tours on offer here. Why not try the Farmlands Tour, which begins in Buena Vista and heads southeast through Estell Manoe, Tuckahoe and on to the beautiful Belleplain State Forest. And that’s just the beginning! History buffs will love to experience the Historic Tour, which begins in Titusville at Washington Crossing State Park, where Gen. George Washington made his famous Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River in 1776. The park brims with bridle paths, hiking and nature trails, a nature center and a playground, all dotted along the Delaware River. Other tours in the area include the Woodland Tour, Pineland tour or The Mountain tour, where you will travel to the Stokes State Forrest to experience hiking paths, scenic overlooks, nature trails, picnic facilities and crosses the Appalachian Trail.
Feed yourself like a king in New JerseyNew Jersey is famous for its Jersey tomatoes, sweet corn, blueberries, and cranberries, and other fresh produce which every visitor will want to experience in season. That is easy to do, because the state has approximately 25,000 eateries, more per square mile than any other state in the US. Furthermore, the climate and soils offered there provide for ideal berry growing environments. They serve everything from fast food to haute cuisine, including Italian, French, and Asian. Many restaurants, including those of notable high quality, offer a BYOB policy in which it is completely acceptable (and even expected) for customers to bring their own wine and beer. Call ahead and ask a specific restaurant for more details. The New Jersey diner, frequently cited outside the state, lives up to its hype. Reservations are never taken, they seat patrons promptly, and offer large menus of inexpensive meals, which they serve quickly. Most are open 24 hours and breakfast is served all day. Eggs and bacon at 2am are commonplace. Many diners have a significant Greek influence and will serve up a phenomenal gyro. Grape leaves are often available as a side or appetizer. Most large towns in New Jersey have their very own diner, and if you happen to be in a town where there isn't one, there are certainly at least two within a 15 minute drive away. If you don't feel like going to a diner for your New Jersey breakfast, bagel stores are extremely common and nearly all of them bake their own on premises. For the quintessential Jersey experience, try pork roll, egg, and cheese on a bagel.