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Holiday in New Jersey   -   Travel information New Jersey.

New Jersey is the fourth smallest and the most densely populated state of the United States.

Regions in New Jersey : Central Jersey, Delaware Valley, Jersey Shore, Meadowlands, North Jersey, Pine Barrens, South Jersey, New York metro area, Tri-State Region.

Cities in New Jersey : Atlantic City, Bayonne, Camden, Clifton, East Orange, Elizabeth, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, Linden, Long Branch, New Brunswick, Newark, Passaic, Paterson, Perth Amboy, Plainfield, Princeton, Union City, Vineland and more.

Capital City New Jersey : Trenton

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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rental in New Jersey

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes New Jersey / Apartments

  VRconnection
Holiday homes, condos, cabins and villas, offered directly by owner. Simply browse and search the properties for that perfect vacation spot.
  VRBO vacation rentals
  GreatRentals.com    -   USA Vacation Rentals


Hotels in New Jersey

  Booking.com   -   Hotels in and around New Jersey
Most popular destinations : Newark, Atlantic City, Jersey City, North Bergen, Secaucus, Weehawken, Little Ferry, West Atlantic City, Absecon, Paramus, Asbury Park, East Rutherford,

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -    

  New Jersey Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association
Whether you are a first time bed and breakfast guest seeking a wonderful alternative to a hotel or a seasoned B&B guest who wants to find new favorites, this site provides access to the finest in lodging choices throughout the state of New Jersey.
  Stay in the Meadowlands   -   Hotels near Meadowlands Arena

National Parks / State Parks

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Kuoni   -   City trip New York 
This buzzing super-city of iconic landmarks, unforgettable attractions and unique character scarcely needs an introduction. An enticing blend of the brash and the subdued, the extravagant and the elegant, this is one of the very best places on earth to stay, shop and eat - see and do a lot in a day or two, but linger a little longer and scratch beneath the surface of the 'world's capital city'.

Thomas Cook

  -   Create your perfect trip to New Jersey
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  New Jersey Travel & Tourism
Despite its geographic size, New Jersey offers visitors an unparalleled array of beautiful, interesting, fun and exciting destinations.
And New Jersey is a year-round destination that's never out of season. Summers are filled with boardwalk and theme park excitement and exhilarating ocean swims. Fall brings crisp autumn days that are perfect for hiking wilderness trails. Or there are lush gardens in spring and brisk winter mountain skiing.
So, find out right here why New Jersey is the destination for millions of visitors each year.
Explore New Jersey's : Accommodations, Arts & Culture, Atlantic City, Attractions, Beaches, Camping, Fishing, Golfing, History, Lighthouses, Outdoors, Parks, Sports, Shopping and Wineries.

Travel Guides New Jersey /  Travel Related Books

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ amazon.co.uk ]

The Rough Guide to the USA (Rough Guide Travel Guides) 
By Samantha Cook, Tim Perry (Editor), Greg Ward (Editor)
The Rough Guide to the USA is the most comprehensive and colourful guide to the fifty states available. There are lively accounts of every region and attraction from the bright lights of Broadway to the vast open plains of Wyoming. The guide gives refreshingly opinionated reviews of the established sights and landmarks as well as uncovering many of the lesser-known gems, allowing the visitor to make the most of their trip. There are feature boxes that provide information on a variety of subjects from the Delta blues to the geology of the Grand Canyon. There are also maps and plans to help you navigate around the major attractions, inner city streets or interstates
Paperback 1440 pages (October 28, 2004); Publisher: Rough Guides
USA (Lonely Planet Country Guides S.) 
By Loretta Chilcoat, Susan Derby, Beth Greenfield, Carolyn Hellor
This Lonely Planet guide covers all 50 U.S. states. It is packed with pre-trip planning advice, itinerary suggestions, distance charts and tips on the most interesting way of getting from A to B.
Paperback 1164 pages (March 2004); Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications 

Transportation / How do I travel to New Jersey

 
Newark Liberty International Airport   -   see Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
One of the busiest airports in the United States. Operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The adjacent Newark Airport railroad station provides access to the trains of Amtrak and New Jersey Transit along the Northeast Corridor Line.
  Atlantic City International Airport
  Trenton-Mercer Airport

   

 
Book cheap flights to New Jersey at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares.

KLM UK 
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines take you to hundreds of destinations everywhere in the world.

 
Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra – a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart. Your journey begins as soon as you board your Virgin Atlantic flight – great entertainment, free drinks throughout the flight.

  Airline Tickets New Jersey /  Bargain Flights   -   price comparison possible

  Amtrak   -   American Railways
Amtrak operates numerous long-distance passenger trains in New Jersey to and from neighboring states and around the country. In addition to the Newark Airport connection, other major Amtrak railway stations include Trenton Rail Station, Metropark, and the grand historic Newark Penn Station.

  Greyhound Lines
  Shortline
Scheduled bus service to New York City from Upstate New York, Northern New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania, along with exciting tours and professional charter service.

  NJ Transit   -   New Jersey Transit Corporation
It operates bus, light rail, and commuter rail services throughout the state, notably connecting to major commercial and employment centers both within the state and in the adjacent cities of New York and Philadelphia.

  Maps of New Jersey [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Casta˝eda Library   -   Map Collection ]


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  New Jersey Travel & Tourism
Despite its geographic size, New Jersey offers visitors an unparalleled array of beautiful, interesting, fun and exciting destinations.
And New Jersey is a year-round destination that's never out of season. Summers are filled with boardwalk and theme park excitement and exhilarating ocean swims. Fall brings crisp autumn days that are perfect for hiking wilderness trails. Or there are lush gardens in spring and brisk winter mountain skiing.
So, find out right here why New Jersey is the destination for millions of visitors each year.

  State of New Jersey [ government ]

  City of Trenton   -   State Capital New Jersey
Trenton is an anchor city for the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Trenton and its immediate suburbs are often lumped together and referred to as "Greater Trenton" by locals.

  Central Jersey
A region of New Jersey that includes the southern part of North Jersey, the eastern part of West Jersey and the western part of East Jersey. The Counties include; Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Ocean County, and Monmouth County.
  Delaware Valley
  Jersey Shore   -   see VisitNJShore.com
Atlantic Ocean-facing coast of New Jersey, together with the adjacent resort and residential communities. The Jersey Shore has long been an important tourist destination for the surrounding regions, specifically for residents of New Jersey and nearby New York City and Philadelphia.
Some of the more popular Jersey Shore destinations are : Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Avalon, Belmar, Cape May, Island Beach State Park, Long Beach Island, Long Branch, Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, Manasquan, Neptune, Ocean City, Ocean Grove, Point Pleasant, Red Bank, Sandy Hook, Sea Isle City, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Spring Lake, Stone Harbor and Wildwood.
  Meadowlands   -   see NJ Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau
Also known as the Hackensack Meadowlands after the primary river flowing through it, is a general name for the large ecosystem of wetlands in northeast New Jersey. See also New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.
  North Jersey
Northern or northeastern part of New Jersey, which is sandwiched between two important cities: New York Philadelphia [ Pennsylvania ].
North Jersey counties : Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren.
  Pine Barrens - also known as the Pinelands   -   NJ Pineland Commission
Heavily forested area of coastal plain across southern and central New Jersey. The area was designated the Pinelands National Reserve (the nation's first National Reserve) in 1978. See also NJ Pine Barrens & Down Jersey, NJPineBarrens.com
  South Jersey   -   Visit South Jersey
South Jersey is a surprising mixture of opposites. Town and country... tuxedos and blue jeans... historic and avant-garde. You never know what you'll find.
Each of the Delaware River region's five counties – Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem – is surprisingly different. Go canoeing, boating, hiking or fishing in the Pine Barrens or antiquing along our Main Streets. Play a round of golf or follow the trail of the American Revolution. Go birding, visit a winery or farm market (some places even let you pick your own!) or enjoy an evening of arts and theater. Then catch some zzz's at a quaint B&B or rest up at one of the many nationally-known hotels
  New York Metro Area
The metropolitan area includes the seven counties that constitute New York City and Long Island, thirteen counties in northern New Jersey, six counties north of New York City in New York State, three counties in southwestern Connecticut, and one county in northeastern Pennsylvania. The area is sometimes referred to as the Tri-state Area (leaving out Pennsylvania).
  Tri-State Region
Tri-State area encompasses the populated areas in Northern New Jersey, Southern New York State, and Southwestern Connecticut.

  Atlantic City   -   City of Atlantic City
  Atlantic City Convention and Visitor's Authority
It's hot and exciting…and it's the cool place to be. It's Atlantic City, New Jersey, and it's better than ever.
Casino gaming. Spas. World-class entertainment. Nightlife. Fine dining. Ocean. Boardwalk. Golf. Fun attractions. Fishing. Water Sports. Shopping. Any way you look at it, Atlantic City guarantees fast-paced excitement and non-stop activities.
Year round, day or night, whatever turns you on about a destination, Atlantic City's got it. Explore your options and start planning your Atlantic City vacation.
  Bayonne   -   City of Bayonne
Bayonne is a diverse city, with large Italian American, Irish American, and Polish American communities. Bayonne is connected to Staten Island, New York by the Bayonne Bridge.
The city derives its name from the city of Bayonne in France. It is said that French Huguenots settled there some time before New Amsterdam was founded.
  Camden   -   City of Camden
It is located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known as the home of the Campbell Soup Company. For over 150 years, Camden served as a secondary economic and transportation hub for the Philadelphia area.
  Camden   -   Camden Waterfront
Perfectly located along the scenic Delaware River, the Camden Waterfront shares the river's banks with Penn's Landing, just one mile from Philadelphia's historic district, forming a unique two-sided waterfront destination that bubbles over with fun!
Abounding with world-class cultural attractions, history and entertainment, the Camden Waterfront offers a variety of ways to spend a memorable day on the river all year long.
  Clifton   -   City of Clifton
Cliffton is located 10 miles west of New York City off both Route 3 and Route 46.
  East Orange   -   City of East Orange
  Elizabeth   -   City of Elizabeth
In 1664, a group of Englishmen formed the Elizabethtown Associates and purchased a land area west of Newark Bay, including the area of current day Elizabeth. Elizabethtown, named in honor of the wife of Sir George Carteret, was established on the banks of the Elizabeth River in 1665.Elizabethtown thrived with a population of 700 and the City became the first capital of New Jersey.
  Hackensack   -   City of Hackensack
  Hoboken   -   City of Hoboken
Hoboken is a densely populated city on the west bank of the Hudson River in Hudson County, New Jersey, just across from Manhattan.
Hoboken was originally an island, surrounded by the Hudson River on the east and a swamp at the foot of the New Jersey Palisades on the west. It was used seasonally as a campsite by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans until they fell victim to war, disease and forced migration brought by Europeans in the 17th century.
  Jersey City   -   City of Jersey City   -   NJ's second largest City
Jersey City lies on the west bank of the Hudson River across from New York City, and is part of the New York metropolitan area.
Jersey City is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the country, with an almost equal mix of non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, Asians, and Latinos. Of all cities in the United States, it has one of the largest Arab and Muslim populations and proportions, one of the largest Asian proportions, and one of the largest proportions of various Latino and Hispanic ethnicities outside the southwest. It also has higher -than-average numbers of Jews, Italians, Cubans, Filipinos, Indians, and Irish than most cities in the nation.
  Linden   -   City of Linden
Together with Elizabeth, Linden is home to the Bayway Refinery, a ConocoPhillips refining facility that helps supply petroleum-based products to the New York/New Jersey area
  Long Branch   -   City of Long Branch
In years past, Long Branch was a major destination for beachgoers, along with the more famous Asbury Park , and enjoyed an upscale connotation with tourists. Long Branch is home to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, named for the United States presidents who visited the fashionable resort town, including Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Rutherford Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson and James Garfield.
  New Brunswick   -   City of New Brunswick
Originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans, the first settlement was made in 1681 by immigrants from Europe. The place was first called Prigmore's Swamp, (1681-97), then Inian's Ferry, (1691-1714), and finally New Brunswick in honor of the House of Brunswick. Centrally located between New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and situated along the Raritan River, New Brunswick became an important hub for Colonial travelers and traders.
  Newark   -   City of Newark   -   Visitors  =  Go Newark
Newark is the Gateway to New Jersey - the financial, commercial, transportation, and cultural nucleus of the Garden State, and is the home of Weequahic Golf Course and the Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park. Newark offers a rich variety of quality entertainment, dining, culture and sports.
  Passaic   -   City of Passaic
Located north of Newark on the Passaic River, it was first settled in 1678 by Dutch traders, as Acquackanonk Township. The city and river draw their name from the Lenape word "pahsayŔk" meaning "valley".
Southwest Passaic (known as Passaic Park) is a residential and institutional center of Orthodox Judaism, being home to numerous yeshivas as well as Orthodox synagogues, schools, other institutions.
  Paterson   -   City of Paterson   -   New Jersey's third largest city
Paterson was established as a city on July 4, 1792 [ see Paterson History ]. Paterson is known as the Silk City for its dominant role in silk production during the latter 19th century.
Paterson is located in Northern New Jersey, in the Piedmont region between the Appalachian foothills and the Coastal Plain, approximately 30 miles west of New York City.
  Perth Amboy   -   City of Perth Amboy
Perth Amboy was settled in 1683 and incorporated as a city in 1718. It was founded by English merchants, Scots seeking religious freedom, and French Protestants. They sought to use Perth Amboy's harbor to its full potential. Perth Amboy was a resort town in the 1800s and early 20th century.
Perth Amboy, and South Amboy across the Raritan River, are collectively referred to as The Amboys.
  Plainfield   -   City of Plainfield   -  Tourism: Plainfield Visitors Info or Positivelyplainfield.org
Plainfield is a delightful fusing of past and present. Six beautiful historic districts invite you to explore tree lined streets and view unique, historic architecture. Best known for its fine Victorian residences, Plainfield is also home to 17th Century and Colonial Revival buildings. Always a cultural center, the city has the oldest community symphony orchestra in the state, the Plainfield Symphony. Ariosa Chamber Music, Cantoris, Plainfield's Community Boychoir, Ars Musica Antiqua, the Ric-Charles Choral Ensemble, Schola Cantorum, Satin Strings, repertory theater, and special programs and concerts appear on Plainfield's cultural calendar. The Plainfield Arts Festival and the October Festival from the Arts attract visitors from far and wide as does the famous Fourth of July parade.
  Princeton   -   Princetown Township
The recorded history of the Princeton area began in the late 17th century when European travelers crossed the narrow "waist" of New Jersey between the Delaware and Raritan rivers along paths created by the Lenni Lenape Indians. Portions of these paths survive in present day Nassau and Stockton Streets, Princeton -Kingston Road, Princeton-Lawrenceville Road, and Mount Lucas Road. One former path became the King's Highway and central New Jersey's main road for well over a hundred years.
Princeton is home to Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton University, and Westminster Choir College.
The university campus lies mostly within Princeton Borough, but parts of it extend into Princeton Township, and it has fields and a separate exclave in West Windsor Township. The university was chartered in 1746 and is one of two universities in New Jersey to be chartered before the American Revolution (Rutgers University is the other).
  Union City   -   City of Union City   -   the most densely populated city in the United States
The area of what is today Union City was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans, but was later settled by the Germans in 1851, who moved across the Hudson River from New York in search of affordable land and open space. From the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, German Americans and Dutch dominated the area. They, along with Swiss and Austrian immigrants, founded the European-style lace making industries, for which they were famous. Union City and West New York became the "embroidery capitol of the United States", and the embroidery industry's trademark is on the Union City Seal.
  Vineland   -   City of Vineland   -   Heart of the Northeast
Vineland was formerly the poultry capital of the United States. Vineland has quite a few registered historical sites, with some on the National Register of Historic Places.

  Atlantic City Aquarium
Located in Atlantic City's Historic Gardner's Basin, the Atlantic City Aquarium offers a fun and educational look into more than 100 varieties of fish and marine animals.
  Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
  News   -   Asbury Park Press   -   Jersey Shores news source
  News   -   Courier Post   -   South Jersey's news
  News   -   Home News Tribune   -   News that hits home in Central Jersey
  News   -   Northjersey.com
  News   -   Phillyburbs.com
  NJPineBarrens.com
The Pine Barrens is a perfect place to escape the bordeom of suburban life. Narrow sand trails that once carried stagecoaches and mule trains are perfect places to hike. Restored villages such as Batsto and Allaire State Park provide a glimpse of what life was two centuries ago. Ample rivers and streams provide the perfect place to take a relaxing canoe trip.
  Radio   -   NJN   -   New Jersey Public Television and Radio
  TV   -  NJN   -   New Jersey Public Television and Radio
  University New Jersey   -   Princeton University
  University   -   Rutgers Newark   -   The State University of New Jersey

Cuisine  -  Recipes from New Jersey

  Jersey Fresh Recipes [ NJ Department of Agriculture ]   -   extensive recipe collection
  New Jersey Peach Promotion Council   -   see 'Consumers / Recipes'
The New Jersey Peach Promotional Council is an organization of peach growers, shippers, wholesalers, and associated industry.
  NJ Championship Tomato Weigh-In web site   -   see 'Tomato Recipes Links'
  Delicious Orchards [ Country Food Market ]   -   see 'Recipe Archive'
Garden State Seafood Association   -   Fish Recipes

  Food Lovers' Guide to New Jersey : Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants, Events, and More - By Peter Genovese
From the Back Cover:
Hungry for a just-picked, red, ripe Jersey tomato? Craving lobsters and crabs right off the boat? Interested in picking your own blueberries and figs, or visiting a mozzarella factory, cider mill, or buffalo farm? In search of the absolute best sticky bun and soft-serve ice cream or juiciest burger in New Jersey? Let seasoned food writer Peter Genovese bring you the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate the foods of the Garden State. From barbecue championships to clam fests and peach festivals, classic diners to country inns, taffy shops to Italian bakeries, a bounty of culinary delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide. Inside you'll find :
Local producers of regional delicacies, Specialty food shops, Farmers' markets and farm stands, New Jersey Food festivals and culinary events, One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries, The best regional recipes, A sampling of the state's best wineries and brewpubs, and much more.
Paperback: 288 pages; Publisher: Globe Pequot; 1.00 edition (January 1, 2005); ISBN: 076273079X.

History of New Jersey

  History of New Jersey [ Wikipedia ]
Prehistory, Colonial history [ New Netherlands, New Sweden, Province ], American Revolution, Nineteenth century [ Industrial Revolution, War and slavery ], Twentieth century [ Early 1900s and World War I, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression era, World War II and the 1940s, Late twentieth century ], Twenty-first century [ Terrorist attacks, 2004-05 gubernatorial vacancy ], Notes and references
  Atlantic City Historical Museum - From Puritan stronghold to industrial mecca to 'Renaissance City'
The city of Newark, New Jersey, was founded in 1666 by colonists looking to set up a Puritan theocracy. Newark's industrial boom began in the early to mid-1800s, when it was known for its leather factories and breweries. The construction of the Morris Canal and various railroads turned Newark into a bustling port city. Newark's insurance industry also took off in the mid-1800s, and today Newark remains the second leading seller of insurance in the nation.
  Newarkology
A page dedicated to the exploration of New Jersey's greatest city. From Woodside to Weequahic and from Ivy Hill to the Ironbound, come see what a fascinating place Newark is.
  Old Newark
Largest collection of Newark Memories, Images and Information on the Internet.
  PBS - Newark - A brief History

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

  Music of New Jersey [ Wikipedia ]
  The Plainfield Symphony


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