A Dozen Adventures in NJ's Six Regions
New Jersey is a small state with BIG attractions! Discover NJ's diversity by exploring its six distinctive regions this summer. And, guess what, even each region boasts uniquely different experiences. This infographic celebrates attractions that are "opposites.” Whether you're into nightlife, the outdoors, history or family fun, you'll find an outing that's just your style. Download and print as a reminder of all that New Jersey has to offer!
Shore Region: On a Clear Day or Rainy Day Fun
NJ's 130-mile-long shoreline is divided into three regions. In the north, enjoy a spectacular view from the Twin Lights of Navesink, which tower 250 feet above Sandy Hook Bay. When the weather isn't so pleasant (or the kids are getting antsy), head to iPlay America in Freehold for video games, laser tag and an indoor boardwalk.
Greater Atlantic City Region: Trending or Old-Fashioned
Snag the latest fashions at Atlantic City's The Playground, and stay for live music at T Street, AC's answer to Nashville's Music Row. If you prefer shopping and dining with ye old charm, stroll the cobblestone streets of the Towne of Historic Smithville.
Southern Shore Region: Nostalgic Fun or Thrill Seeking
There's just something about the Jersey Shore that makes you feel nostalgic—or ready for adventure! Take a trip down Memory Lane at Vineland's Delsea Drive-In Theatre, the state's only drive-in theater and a South Jersey icon since 1949. Or get a real bird's-eye view of the Shore from the heights of parasailing. Options include Ocean City Parasail, Atlantic Parasail (Wildwood Crest) and Sea Isle Parasail.
Delaware River Region: America's Pastime or American Icons
This region (site of General Washington's famous crossing) abounds with Americana. Cheer on the Trenton Thunder (a double-A affiliate of the Yankees) at Arm & Hammer Park—or stroll through a historic NJ borough with the Princeton Tour Company. Its Shameless Name-Dropping Tour takes you through the neighborhoods of Albert Einstein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson and more.
Skylands Region: Roughing It or So Refined
NJ's Great Northwest offers mountains, lakes, streams and the 7,768-acre Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, where you can hike and bird-watch. For more civilized nature, take a fragrant stroll through the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, a 144-acre arboretum in Somerset.
Gateway Region: Natural Life or Urban Nightlife
While this region is known as a bustling shopper's paradise, you can also hike and watch wildlife at Tenafly Nature Center, a 400-acre wooded oasis. Or enjoy live music at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The acoustics are amazing!