“Talk about a dream, try to make it real.”
– Bruce Springsteen
New Jersey trivia: Did you know that the state of New Jersey is named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel in honor of Sir George Carteret? It’s also known as the Garden State and the “Diner Capital of the World.”
Fun New Jersey, Jersey Shore & Atlantic City Attractions and Sightseeing Tours
New Jersey features everything from scenic rolling countryside, picturesque mountains and lakes, to historic parks, fine museums, cultural attractions, and popular sporting events. The state is also famous for its beautiful beaches and fun outdoor activities, including boating, sailing, fishing, surfing, hiking, and golfing. And for gamblers, there’s exciting Atlantic City nightlife and casinos.
The Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the East Coast. Its spectacular white sandy beaches and beach communities are a short train or car ride from downtown Manhattan. Beach towns include: Long Branch, Elberon, Allenhurst, Ashbury Park, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, and Bay Head (last stop on the train).
Located on New Jersey’s Atlantic coast, Atlantic City is famous for its casinos, beaches and iconic Boardwalk. In fact, the world’s first Boardwalk was built here in 1870. Today, it is one of the city’s most popular must-see destinations. The Boardwalk runs along four miles of beautiful white sandy beaches and is lined with hotels, resorts, shops, casinos, restaurants and tourist attractions. It’s a fun place to take a leisurely stroll or ride a bike… and it’s great for people-watching – day or night! Visitors come to Atlantic City to play Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Roulette, Slots, Keno… take your pick- all hoping for a chance to hit “the Big One!”
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The Best Time To Visit New Jersey and the Jersey Shore
The best time to visit New Jersey is during the Spring, Summer and Fall. Although Summers are hot and humid, this is the most popular time to hang out at the Jersey Shore beaches. Winters are cold – the famous Nor’easters can bring several feet of snow during the season.