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New Jersey — New Jersey is an almost mythical portrait of Americana, from roadside diners and seaside boardwalks to pleasant all-American towns and, let’s not forget, Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano. Even though the nickname “The Garden State” can seem ironic in the face of New Jersey’s densely populated ports, factories, and suburbs, there are expensive green regions in the north and the west. The region also hosts a unique array of getaway options, from the historic Victorian Mansions of Cape May and the mega-casinos of Atlantic City to the rustic foothills of Delaware Water Gap and the happening scene of downtown Hoboken.

Why Go

For the longest boardwalk in the world, casinos, golf, and summer solace at the shore.

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Top 10 Boardwalks

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Free Summer Festivals

June 26, 2012 by Mike Barish and Liz Webber

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East Coast Beaches 101

May 26, 2011 by Amanda Pressner

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Family Beaches

April 21, 2011

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Weirdest Sights in America

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