There are very few states as diverse in culture and attractions as you will find here in New Jersey. While we may be known in the media for places like the Jersey Shore and through the eyes of those on other reality programs, the truth is that there is really something for everyone. If you're looking for something to do while you're in the Garden State, here are some of your choices.

While you might not be a fan of MTV, one of the things that it does highlight is the beauty of some of New Jersey's beachfront towns. There is more than 130 miles of coastline in this state and here you will find great places to fish, surf, and lounge in the hot summer sun. Whether you're taking a break from helping people while volunteering or are interested in learning to surf, you can do it at places like Cape May, Sandy Hook, or many other places throughout the Jersey Shore.

One of the most famous seaside resorts towns in America is located right here in New Jersey. Atlantic City welcomes more than thirty million visitors annually and is the place to be if you're looking to shop, dine, or hit the gambling tables. You will find many people coming down here for the weekend to escape for a few days or going to the spa with some girlfriends for a bridal shower. This city is only one hour from Philadelphia and a little over two hours from New York City.

If you're travelling to New Jersey with the whole family then there are lots of things for you to see and do that you will all enjoy. Northlandz has the largest miniature trains set in the entire world while Wildwoods has more rides than Disneyland. You might want to keep everyone getting so that no one gets lost while exploring Mountain Creek or you could spend a day in the summer at Diablo Freeride Park.

New Jersey has a history that dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. It was first colonized by the Dutch and later became the third state to adopt the US Constitution. If you study ancient history but are also interested in colonial history then you're going to want to visit Proprietary House. If instead you're more interested in the Revolutionary War time than you will be fascinated by Washington's Crossing State Park or Princeton Battlefield State Park. There are also some more modern sites like the Albert Einstein House.

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