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Planning a vacation to New Jersey but not sure where to go? Read on to discover how to make the most of your vacation experience to New Jersey with this travel guide.

Where to Stay in New Jersey

The Borgata hotel in Atlantic City is much more than just a hotel. It's something of a vacation in and of itself, even if you hole up in your hotel room the entire time. There are tons of amenities that ensure you will have the most entertaining and luxurious vacation imaginable. These include a casino, a spa, and five signature restaurants.

During August there are many summer events which will have you out and about: For music fans, Aerosmith and America are just two of the renowned artists who will be at Borgata's world-class entertainment venues during the month. Also appearing are Joe Bonamassa, Martha Graham Cracker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Boyz II Men, and Miranda Lambert.

The entertainment taking place during August isn't limited to music, however. There are a variety of comedians who will take the stage during this time too. Jerry Seinfield, anyone? - a household name if ever there was one! Comic acts during this August extravaganza include the aforementioned Seinfield, Joey Diaz, the Gis of comedy, Jim Gaffigan, and Gabriel Iglesias.

Things to Do in New Jersey

If you're considering New Jersey as your next holiday destination but have never been there before, it's essential to make the most of your vacation time in order to create unforgettable memories. No travel guide is complete without a comprehensive list of places to visit, so here are some of the best things to do in New Jersey for your consideration:

Night Life

If you're an avid clubber and want to make sure you don't miss out on some of the best nightlife around, New Jersey certainly has a lot to offer. The top dance and nightclubs in New Jersey have something for everyone.

46 Lounge in Totowa, for example, plays lots of different styles of music including the Top 40, hip hop, club, mash-ups, and house. This lounge has a really chic vibe with a trendy contemporary ambience. There are three martini and wine bars, and a tropical outdoor patio with two tiki bars.

Other clubs that are renowned in New Jersey include the Dome Rooftop Bar and Lounge, Mandala, QXT's, and Rise. All of these are located in Northern New Jersey. In Central New Jersey, some of the best nightlife includes the Avenue Nuit, Bar A, and Club Karma. Finally, if you're closer to Southern New Jersey, why not make a night of it at Premier, Boogie Nights, or The Pool After Dark? No matter where you're staying, there will definitely be a top-notch club within reasonable traveling distance from your hotel, so you can dance the night away!

Beaches

New Jersey boasts a lot of beautiful beaches, and there are at least seven that are worth a visit. Granted, you may not have enough time to visit them all during your stay, but it's good to know what's out there for possible future vacations too. The seven beaches that are renowned for their beauty and popularity are the Island Beach State Park, Sandy Hook Beach, Long Beach Island, Cape May Beach, Seven Mile Island, Point Pleasant Beach, and Spring Lake Beach.

However, for your first trip to New Jersey, the Borgata hotel is undoubtedly your one-stop place for adventure. While it is located in the Bay area, it offers a shuttle service to another fantastic beach spot called the Brigantine Beach.

This useful service will transport you and your guests or family to the Brigantine beach, and the helpful hotel staff will also provide you will complimentary towels and beach tags. The service operates from the beginning of July to the 1st of September, so this is another great reason to make sure you book your Borgata hotel slot in the month of August.

Brigantine Beach itself is an adorable scenic town that boasts many miles of coastline and is just minutes from Atlantic City. Why not make a day of it and spend time at the beach in the early afternoon and then head to one of the excellent dining venues in Brigantine for your evening meal?

If seafood is your thing, the Crab Shack Seafood Market offers only the freshest wild caught seafood. This restaurant is a hole in the wall, and there is limited seating available, but this eatery is perfect for a grab-and-go tourist who wants to enjoy the sights while indulging in some wonderful food. Their homemade jumbo lump crab cakes are made by hand every morning, so you can rest assured that the food you purchase here will be top quality, fresh seafood.

Historical Sites

For the history buff, New Jersey isn't just where the young and the restless travel. New Jersey actually has a variety of historical sites to attract the kind of tourists that like to learn more about the local history of their holiday destination.

Allaire State Park, located in Farmingdale, is an historic 19th century town known for its iron manufacturing. It has antique steam trains on the Pine Creek railroad, and it's also a great fishing spot due to the fact that the Manasquan river winds directly through the park. Thus, if you want a more relaxing and slow-paced holiday, this place will guarantee a serene environment.

Another fascinating historical site in New Jersey is the Double Trouble village in Bayville. This site features 14 original historical structures that date back to the late 19th century through to the early 20th century. These include a general store, a schoolhouse, and cottages. If you love to be transported back to earlier times and imagine what life during a different era was like, you'll thoroughly enjoy this site.


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