This post brought to you by New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine.
The Jersey Shore. We’re going strong and ready for you. #NJStrong
During Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, the rest of the country turned their eyes – and their hearts – towards New Jersey, perhaps more than ever before. At home, our congregation joined with several other local congregations to gather in an emergency effort to help the people of New Jersey, and in New jersey, the communities there came together as neighbors and friends to help each other.
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While there is still so much to be done, what has been accomplished in New Jersey is amazing. Not only have they rebuilt and repaired, but they have shown the rest of us what it really means to be “Stronger than the Storm.”
Now it’s time to look to New Jersey again as the fascinating, beautiful, rich place that it is.
The Jersey Shore is Going Strong and ready for summer — with an amazing lineup of fun, festivals, concerts and events. Ready to discover New Jersey?
5 reasons to visit the Jersey Shore this summer:
1 – Outdoor adventure: There are literally millions of acres to explore in New , including hundreds of state and national parks and forests, recreation areas and county parks, plus 4,100 fresh waterways and 130 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline. Check out https://www.visitnj.org/state-national-parks for more ideas and inspiration.
2 – Fun for the whole family: New Jersey has plenty of indoor and outdoor destinations, attractions and activities that all ages can enjoy, from museums, aquariums, historic and heritage sites to science centers, state and national parks and forests, amusement and water parks, zoos and safaris, farms and orchards, sports and recreation. For more ideas and inspiration, see https://www.visitnj.org/family-fun-in-nj
3 – History and Heritage: Don’t let New Jersey’s size fool you – the small state has history that spans the centuries. They’ve got historic sites, towns and villages, lighthouses, architectural wonders, museums, farms and orchards and many other attractions that will entertain and enrich the entire family. Want to learn more about Jersey’s history and historical sites? See https://www.visitnj.org/history
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4 – Arts and Culture: New Jersey boasts a world-class cultural experience with an eclectic mix of museums and galleries, colleges and universities, theaters, and performing arts centers. Plus, Jersey has a top-notch nightlife and shopping. Want to learn more? See https://www.visitnj.org/discover-new-jersey-arts.
5 – Divine Dining: New Jersey was nicknamed the Garden State for a reason – home grown foods and locally harvested fruits and vegetables are their specialty. A trip to New Jersey should include some time sampling their famous farms and orchards, fresh seafood from the Atlantic Ocean, fine dining and an array of multicultural cuisines. Find out more about dining in New Jersey here: https://visitnj.org/dining.
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