New Jersey

A beach to suit every taste

New Jersey is a convenient home base for travelers, as it’s within easy reach of both New York City, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But this Northeast state has plenty of attractions of its own.

During the summer, locals flock to the southeast coast to soak up the rays along New Jersey’s expansive beaches. Each stretch of shoreline has its own personality, from the lively Atlantic City boardwalk to the tranquil beaches of Cape May. Meanwhile, the state’s wildlife sanctuaries are home to more than 200 different species of birds, and Gateway National Recreation Area (shared with New York) offers plenty of opportunities to hike, bike and boat.