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New Jersey, A State Filled With Fun, Culture, and Heart #NJStrong

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I love living in New York, but over to my side is another fun place to visit, and every time I do I have a great time. I’m talking about my neighbor state, New Jersey, which has so much to offer people of all ages.

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The folks of New Jersey have always been strong. Many lives changed during Hurricane Sandy, but they came together as a community to help each other through it and are going strong, because New Jerseyans are “Stronger than the Storm”. I remember how many came to help us in New York during other disasters, so I have a great love for our neighbors, who give the Garden State so much heart.

And of course, there is all the fun stuff, like the famous Jersey Shore, 130 miles of music concerts and festivals and more- it’s a must visit and the Jersey Shore is Going Strong! And Atlantic City, where I had a blast during business trips and weekends with friends. These days I’d take my husband and sons, because there is so much for families to enjoy that I found at Family Fun in NJ.

In addition to parks and historical sites and science museums, we’d take a ferry to visit Ellis Island, something I always wanted to do. We are a family that loves history and culture, and we particularly love to visit college towns, so a trip to visit Princeton would be in order. We can enjoy the local restaurants and arts while walking around the beautiful town filled with ivy-covered walls. We’d definitely want to take a tour of Princeton University campus itself- we are raising little scientists, and this may be where they go, so why not?

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  • I have never been to New Jersey. It sounds like there is a lot to do and see there!

  • Donna

    I’ve never been to NJ, but I have a good online friend that I’ve never met IRL, but hope to one day, so I’d love to go to NJ to meet up with her.

  • I actually went to New Jersey to visit family back in 2010. Since it was summer we spent a day at the shore and had a lot of fun.

  • I have never been to NJ. I bet it would be a great place to visit. I’d probably spend most of my time at the beach!

  • I really would love to visit there one year! It seems like they are a strong family and the rebuild they did was quick and nice to see a community come together the way they did!

  • I’ve never been to NJ but sounds like there is a lot to do.

  • My cousin lives in Jersey. I’m from NYC so there is a rivalry. 🙂

  • We went into New Jersey on our honeymoon. Unfortunately we didn’t get to do anything fun for the day we spent there because the weather was horrible. Some day we will visit again.

  • Raijean

    I’ve always wanted to spend some real time in New Jersey. I’ve been there but only passing by.

  • I’ve never been but love their tomatoes 🙂

  • Lisa

    I’ve been to New York for work but haven’t been to Jersey. Many reasons I want to go and the timing will be right one of these years!

  • I have never been to New Jersey, or New York, for that matter. However, I’d love to visit both states someday. However, I must admit that I’m unsure of NYC, though – it would probably be too overwhelming for me! ~lol~ 🙂

  • I’ve never been but I’d sure love to go one day.

  • So glad to hear that the community in NJ has recovered so much from the disaster. It’d be great to visit there one day and see just what makes the Jersey Shore so special!

  • I lived there for a while and we spent a lot of time exploring. We drove along the coastal cities just looking at homes and sites. So pretty!

  • I’ve never been to New Jersey but would love to visit one day. I want to visit every state!!

  • There are so many places to visit in the United States that one would never have to leave this country to experience beauty and fun! The extent of my visit to NJ is the Newark Airport… I guess I should look into exploring beyond that!

  • We have not made it to New Jersey yet, but it is on our list for next summer. It is the state my dad was born in.

  • I’ve never been to Ellis Island but I’d love to visit one day with the family.

  • For the last few years we’ve been going to Wildwood for one of our vacations. I can not wait to go this year and relax on the beach and have a blast with the boys at the boardwalk. Love NJ!