Although New Jersey is often overlooked in favor of its northern neighbor, New York, the Garden State offers a wide selection of attractions and activities. Visitors can enjoy the glittering lights and exciting casino games of Atlantic City, tour and hike through old Revolutionary War battlefields, or enjoy the beauty of New Jersey's rural rivers and farmlands. With so many different options, there's something for everyone in New Jersey.
- Name of location POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ
Not surprisingly, the annual Polar Bear Plunge is a February event. Participants must raise at least $100 for NJ's Special Olympics. The reward is a dip in the mid-30 degree water of the Atlantic Ocean. Over 100,000 spectators arrive to watch the spectacle.
- Name of location SOMERSET, NJ
This major arts and crafts mid-fall event attracts both nationally-known exhibitors and local, emerging artists. Over 250 exhibitors offer jewelry, furniture, pottery, sculpture, photography, glass creations, and more. It consistently makes the list of the "100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows" in America.