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.
The beach and the ocean are the perfect backdrop for what has become one of the largest airshows in the U.S. This June event features jets from all branches flying in tight formations. Spectators can revel in the capabilities of the F-22 Raptor, the F-18 Hornet, and the Harrier Jet. Daredevil stunt pilots excite those of all ages. A salute to the military commences the single-day event. Free concerts follow the day's performances.
- Vasa Park 1 Wolfe Drive Budd Lake, NJ 7828 in BUDD LAKE, NJ.
This day-long event in the late Summer is a perfect way to wrap things up before the "back-to-school" frenzy. The festival celebrates all things Scandinavian, and the cultures and histories of seven nations are featured. They are: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Estonia, and Greenland.
- Nature Center of Cape May Delaware Avenue Cape May, NJ 8204 in CAPE MAY, NJ.
Teams enter to raise money for charity at this fall festival down in the harbor. Boat races occur along a 250-meter straight course. All equipment is provided. Attendees enjoy food, music, and shopping.
- Salem County Fairgrounds 735 Rte. 40, Harding Hwy Woodstown, NJ 08098 in WOODSTOWN, NJ.
The "Headless Horseman" arrives ignominiously to usher in the arrival of the Halloween and harvest season. This three-day October event features over a hundred artists, landscaping displays, seminars, and more. Check out the Little Miss Pumpkin Show. There's also the "Boo Barn" for kids.
- New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center 97 Sunfield Avenue Edison, NJ 08837-3810 in EDISON, NJ.
This show is held in the fall at the Convention Center. Craft themes include Shabby Chic, Cottage, Tuscan, New Country, Northwest Lodge, Vintage, Primitve, and Whimsical. Lots of music and gourmet delights are to be enjoyed as well.
- Emlen Physick Estate Grounds Cape May, NJ 8204 in CAPE MAY, NJ.
Mid-spring is the time for those that love antiques and crafts to head to Cape May and the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. Proceeds help the restoration of the estate. This Victorian mansion is the perfect setting for the items offered. Enjoy trolley, house, and "ghost" tours.