New Jersey is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware River and is one of the Mid-Atlantic States. Although small in area it has hundreds of miles of rolling countryside, mountains, forests, lakes and natural parkland offering great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Situated just across from New York City, it is also a gateway to this vibrant city. The bright lights of Atlantic City contrast with the unspoilt New Jersey shoreline, providing something for every visitor.
New Jersey is blessed with an abundance of attractions including beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife and many award-winning cultural attractions. The national parks offer great opportunities for walking, cycling, horse-riding, road trips and rock climbing. The Delaware River is ideal for rafting, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and boat trips. In the winter there is ice-skating, tobogganing, snowmobiling, skiing and even ice-fishing for those with plenty of patience. The state of New Jersey has many historic landmarks for touring and during the summer the area around your New Jersey holiday rental will be surrounded with many local festivals and events. The area also has several top golf courses and some of the best shopping malls in North America. Allow at least one day to visit the attractions of New York City, just a short train journey away.
Shopaholics should allocate some time to visit the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth, which is the largest in the state. The Outlet Center at Secaucus is ideal for picking up some bargain fashions at discount prices and as a bonus there is no sales tax on clothing bought in New Jersey. Liberty Village and Turntable Junction in Flemington are equally attractive and antique stores and Flea Markets can be browsed at Chester, Haddonfield and Mullica Hill. Visit the Wildwoods and Ocean City boardwalks which are buzzing with attractions or choose the quieter retreats of Stone Harbor and Avalon Beach. The national Historic Landmark at the Victorian seaside town of Cape May provides a pleasant day out from your New Jersey holiday rental, or explore the white sandy beaches, resort towns and mansions of the rich and famous in the Shore Region. For families, the Six Flags Adventure and Wild Safari in Jackson will be memorable highlight of your visit, as will the Land of Make Believe in Hope.
New Jersey has a moderate climate with warm humid summers and cold winters. Expect average temperatures to be around 23°C (74°F) in July and below freezing in January. The area has moderate rainfall and annual snowfall of 41cm (16 inches).
Holiday rentals in New Jersey are served by two major international airports: the Newark Liberty (EWR) Airport which is used by most visitors to nearby New York City, and the Atlantic City (ACY) International Airport which is 16km (10 miles) northwest of Atlantic City. Rail services to Manhattan from Newark Airport are frequent, or use the express buses which carry visitors into the city. There is a shuttle service and private taxis which provide a service from Atlantic City Airport, or hire a car and drive to your New Jersey holiday home.