New Jersey

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to New Jersey

Peak Season: June to August

The boardwalk, the beach, the casinos – all are hopping in summer, when those within driving distance trek down to spend summers by the shore. Book lodging as far in advance as feasible.

Off Season: October to May

Most of Atlantic City, Cape May, and other areas near the Jersey Shore are shut down, awaiting the tourists of summer. That makes it the least expensive time to visit the casinos. Those visiting the Edison House and Museum in West Orange may want to swing by nearby Newark in early spring – its Branch Brook Park has the largest grove of cherry trees in the United States.

Sweet Spot: September

In early September, the weather is still warm, though the crowds have cleared out. Prices are lower and most attractions are still open on weekends. As a bonus, those using New Jersey as a home base to visit the Statue of Liberty or New York City will find fewer crowds there as well.

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