Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner

28 BE INSPIRED No doubt you would have heard of the Jersey Shore, the state’s crown jewel with 130 miles of spectacular soft shoreline and white sandy beaches, with famous boardwalks, majestic lighthouses and surf and sun fun. Atlantic City is an oceanside playground with casino gaming, golf, and headlining entertainment; Cape May offers Victorian grandeur whilst Asbury Park’s historic club, The Stone Pony, was the venue that launched the careers of many musicians including Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Steve van Zandt. Yet New Jersey promises much more. It's a year-round destination where you can explore lush parks, forests and open spaces as well as taking in amusement parks, arts and culture, top-rated golf, dining, and tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes, experience over 200-plus wineries, breweries and distilleries. New Jersey has one of the oldest rodeos in the USA, Cowtown Rodeo situated only an hour and twenty minutes from Atlantic City. Garden State Adventure Known as the Garden State, New Jersey is also diverse and compact, with rolling farmland, the wild Kittatinny Mountains and the Delaware River, with its range of hiking and outdoor pursuits, freshwater wetland, and the Pinelands National Reserve. Visitors are also able to access 72 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the world's longest hiking only footpath, from Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area and other state parks. Distinctive Destinations Northern New Jersey has undiscovered regions in Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, and Hoboken, all very close to New York City and across the Hudson River. Shop til you drop at American Dream retail and entertainment complex, see a variety of shows at the New Jersey Performing Art Center or watch the New York Giants or New York Jets at the MetLife Stadium. Across the state you will see some fascinating attractions, including the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton and Black History landmarks including the Harriet Tubman Museum and Underground Railroad sites. “The wild Kittatinny Mountains, Pinelands National Reserve and Delaware River are perfect for hiking and outdoor pursuits” Discover the Garden State / The Must-see State An East Coast Jewel Visit New Jersey Be inspired, visit Cape May County, NJ Department of Tourism