Find a flight to New Jersey and you’ll soon discover that New York’s neighbour has a wealth of things to see and do...
The Statue of Liberty and neighbouring Ellis Island are two of the most visited attractions and actually sit within New Jersey itself, marking its importance.
The state has plenty of appeal, not least its prime location right next door to the Manhattan side of New York, offering easy access to everything the exciting city offers, as well as boasting home grown charms of its own.
With a laid-back and friendly atmosphere New Jersey often feels in complete contrast to New York, despite its close links and proximity. Offering traditional towns, green spaces, beaches and a world-class university, New Jersey is a fascinating place to explore.
Bradley Beach is a popular beach resort and was purpose built along with Asbury Park to accommodate pleasure seekers. Meanwhile, Princeton University is one of just eight exclusive Ivy League establishments, with a reputation for academic excellence.
For a different kind of experience altogether, Steel Pier still pulls in the crowds for its traditional fun and games and is a good example of a Victorian pier, built to entertain.
Standing tall as the country's third highest lighthouse, Absecon Lighthouse holds 150 years of history and makes for a bracing but satisfying climb, rewarding perseverance with breath-taking views. Also featuring a museum and gift shop, the lighthouse is an interesting diversion from the urban atmosphere elsewhere.
With so much more to recommend it, including the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum, New Jersey offers a wealth of attractions, conveniently situated next to the diversity and energy of New York, one of the most exciting cities in the world.
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Newark is well served by flights from the UK taking around seven hours to reach one of New York’s major gateways...
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and United all fly from London’s Heathrow Airport, with several services daily.
In addition, United offers non-stop daily flights from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast.
Domestic connections are available in the UK to one of these many departure points, making it an easy destination to reach from many places around the country.
Three airports serve New Jersey and also offer alternative access into New York City...
Flights arrive at Newark New York Liberty International Airport (EWR), and from here many visitors make their onward journey to the excitement of the Big Apple. Links are good via frequent taxi and bus services. A good train service to New York and New Jersey destinations is also available. It's also easy to visit nearby Atlantic City, famous for its fast-paced casinos, quality hotels and huge variety when it comes to entertainment.
Atlantic City also has its own airport, which is a gateway to the southern areas and coast of New Jersey. The airport is a 20-minute drive north-west of Atlantic City. Flights to Atlantic City (ACY) are served by a regular bus route, as well as taxis. Numerous car rental stands can be found in the main atrium, too.
Trenton-Mercer (TTN) is also a handy airport to have on the doorstep and offers a good alternative for reaching New York (a 1hr 30min drive to the north east) or Philadelphia, which lies 35 miles to the south-west.
Many visitors book car hire for their arrival in New Jersey. The excitement of an American road trip is hard to beat, and driving here is straightforward and good value. Compare prices on car hire in New Jersey by using TravelSupermarket’s search tool.
Just like its much larger sibling, New Jersey has no shortage of places to stay...
In all of New Jersey’s big cities – Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and the state capital of Trenton – you’ll find a dazzling variety of budget, mid-range and luxury hotels. Most are independent, although there are some well-known chains.
If you’re looking for a really relaxing stay, head to the coast, where you’ll find a good assortment of traditional hotels and spa resorts catering for all budgets.
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