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New Jerseys List Of Great Attractions & Adventures Is Long   by Judy Worley, Journalist & Photographer for USA Travel Magazine.


New Jersey is full of surprises, with a lot to see & do for those who enjoy visiting new places while on vacation. It is also a hop, skip & a jump to Philadelphia and New York City. New Jersey is a great state; full of many things to see and do. Enjoy!

Located between two large cities, New Jersey has dense forest, salt marshes, wetlands, and a global migration of birds and sea mammals. One can also find crops of Cranberry's, salt hay marshes, and incredibly beaches. May it is especially beautiful along the white sandy ocean beaches and beautiful barrier Islands from Perth Amboy to Cape. Victorian style homes, painted in vibrant colors can be found within the Coastal communities. Many of these homes have been transformed into Bed and Breakfast located directly on the beaches with magnificent views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, and provide a nice comfortable stay while you enjoy your travels.

New Jersey Lighthouses

If you enjoy visiting new sites try visiting a lighthouse or a life saving station. There are also old forts still in existence to explore or maybe check out a fishing village located in the southern part of the state. All of these are cool to see. I personally enjoyed the lighthouses the most. Lighthouses are really interesting because help protect busy shipping lanes and their lights continue to guide sailors to safe passage.

Cape May

The town of Cape May at the southern most shore in the Cape May Region, and is home to the famously photographed Cape May lighthouse. The Cape May lighthouse is really neat to visit because you can go inside to see what it looks like, many lighthouses are not open to the public. You can also check out the visitor center located inside the park if you want to learn more of the Southern New Jersey shore area. The visitor center also tells of some of the shipwrecks that have occurred off the southern New Jersey coast area. Check it out, it is really neat!

Atlantic City

Looking for a lot of excitement with all sorts of shopping, fun and great food? The Jersey shore is also the home to Atlantic City with its also famous Boardwalk and Casino's. Atlantic City has a lot to do, including beautiful beaches and the Atlantic Ocean to play in. The beaches are full of hills of sea-oats and tall grasses that are all along the ocean side of the boardwalk. From the beach you have a spectacular view of the famous boardwalk with the entire row of Casino's and their bright lights from one end of the boardwalk to the other. Seeing that view at nighttime is totally awesome. A definite thing to check out.

After a day of having fun and relaxing on the beach, venture into one of the many casinos. There are a huge assortment of slot machines and gaming tables. If you're hungry and have an appetite for a lot of good food, you might try one of the many buffets that most of the casinos have to offer. They have great food and are reasonably priced too. In Atlantic City you won't have any problems finding something that catches you interest.

Sandy Hook Region

If Atlantic City or southern New Jersey isn't for you try Jersey northern shoreline known as the Sandy Hook Region. This area is just as beautiful. The beaches are white ocean sand with all the sea-oats and ocean grasses sitting in hills of sand. This makes it a beautiful place to just relax and catch some sun. New Jersey's northern shoreline is really cool because you are able to see New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty. What a View!

Nearby in Redbanks New Jersey you'll find the best and biggest Rueben sandwich I have ever had. Yummy! If you are in the northern shores of New Jersey you're not far from the Newark International Airport. Southern New Jersey is within a few hours from the Philadelphia International Airport; which makes it easy for traveling. New Jersey is also known for the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail National Park. It is east of the Garden State Parkway from Raritan Bay south to Cape May and the area south of route 49 over to Deepwater. That is a lot of area covered by a National Park. New Jersey has many parks to enjoy fishing, camping and hiking.

Order the New Nature-Based Tourist Guide Available from New Jersey Office of Travel and Tourism

This unique 2-in-1 guide lets nature lovers Discover Nature by locating their specific interest under parks and forests, gardens and arboretums, birding, nature and environment centers or wildlife refuges. Flip the guide over to Discover Adventure, by biking, canoeing and kayaking, camping and hiking at any of the state's natural habitats. Call the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism at 1-800-VISITNJ or go to www.visitnj.org.

With so many adventures to explore it's no wonder New Jersey's so popular. Beautiful beaches, historic treasures, lively entertainment and more await discovery. Where will you begin? Read more about New Jersey Abundant Attractions To Explore by visiting: http://www.usatravelmagazine.com/a/index/30/p30_1.html

About the Author

Judy Worley, Journalist & Photographer for USA Travel Magazine. Discover places to dine, shop, and vacation destinations, check local weather, play Sudoku, read tidbits of News, book and travel product reviews, and order a Free State Vacation Guides at http://www.usatravelmagazine.com.

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