New Jersey is full of hidden gems when it comes to road trip destinations. Whether you’re looking to hit the shore or want to experience something new, you can definitely find what you’re looking for in New Jersey. We’ve compiled a list of the best road trip destinations in the state, so get your car ready and let’s go.
Along the Delaware
Anyone from New Jersey knows how beautiful the Delaware Water Gap is, but there are spots you may not have seen. There is a 35-mile stretch of road around the Water Gap that offers breathtaking scenery. If you start at Old Mine Road in Montague, the higher elevations will give you a whole different view of the scenery.
It may seem cliché, but we were surprised to learn how many native New Jerseyians have never been to Atlantic City. Try driving in at nighttime; the Atlantic City Expressway lit up at night is beautiful.
Known now as the set of the infamous TV series The Jersey Shore, Seaside Heights isn’t just about gym, tan and laundry. Featuring a beautiful family-friendly boardwalk, this oceanside town is a great place to spend a few days with friends and family.
Princeton to Trenton on Route 206
If you’re a history lover, take a drive down Route 206 starting at Princeton. You could visit many different historic spots along the way like the Governor’s Mansion in Princeton, Princeton Battlefield and The Old Barracks Museum, just to name a few.
Hotel Macomber, Cape May
Love ghost stories? No road trip would be complete without a spooky old hotel. Located in the charming little seaside town of Cape May, the Hotel Macomber is rumored to have many permanent ghostly residents. Word is you can hear dragging sounds through the halls at night as a former guest from hundreds of years ago pulls their trunk from room to room.
Be sure to visit all these great New Jersey road trip destinations!