Jersey: It’s the butt of a thousand jokes, the so-called “armpit of America.” But what if, beyond all the name-calling and already-ancient Jersey Shore references, the Garden State is actually…awesome? A land of beautiful beaches, New Yorker-friendly neighborhoods, fun bars, stunning scenery and fantastic shopping? Surprise! It is. This guide will tell you what to eat, where to go, what to listen to and how to speak while visiting our friends across the river, and even give you a handy neighborhood-to-neighborhood conversion guide for those thinking of making the move permanent. You can trust us, this list ain’t no fugazi.
Reasons to love New Jersey
The full guide to Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City, NJ, is the East Coast’s version of Las Vegas. Head down the shore for its casinos, hotels and restaurants.
The best places to go wine tasting in NJ
Whether part of a day trip or a weekend down the shore, these are the best places to go wine tasting in New Jersey
The best things to do in Jersey City, NJ
Hop over the Hudson to discover all the incredible things Jersey City has to offer, from parks to bars and restaurants
The best things to do in Ocean City, NJ
Be a beach bum, get in touch with nature and explore all the wonderful things to do in Ocean City, NJ
The full guide to Hoboken, NJ
Hoboken, NJ, gives NYC a run for its money with a thriving bar scene, hip restaurants and fantastic festivals
The 10 best romantic getaways in NJ
With these romantic getaways in NJ, taking a trip to the Garden State might be the best decision you ever made
Everything to know about pork roll in NJ
A diner and deli staple is the Taylor ham—or pork roll—in NJ. But, um, what is it and what's with the two names?