New Jersey Downtown Skyline at Sunset

Essentials

in New Jersey

New Jersey is a hidden gem, with beautiful scenery, top-notch academic institutions and friendly people who are passionate about the place in which they live. While the state has plenty to offer, getting to see it all may prove a challenge. But not to worry, Hyatt has the essentials that will lead you on your way.

Events in New Jersey

Trenton Farmer's Market

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

960 Spruce Street

Trenton, NJ

+1 609 695 2998

If it’s a farmer's market in the Garden State, then you can bet the produce is as fresh as it can be.

Bocce Ball Invitational

June

Somerset, NJ

+1 908 400 0851

An old-world game in which participants see who can roll their ball closest to the jack, this event attracts people from around the world to compete to be the best at bocce.

New Jersey Film Festival

Spring, Summer and Fall

Ruth Adams Building, 131 George Street, Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

+1 732 932 8482

Focusing on local and emerging talent, this film festival has people buzzing about the independent films that appear here.

All Points West Festival at Liberty State Park

July/August

Liberty State Park

Jersey City, NJ

A music festival of epic proportions in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, if you look closely, you might be able to see the Lady of Liberty dancing along with the crowd.

Annual Holiday Chili Cook-off Competition

December

New Brunswick, NJ

+1 732 545 4849

Nothing starts the holiday season off like a heaping bowl of chili, as local restaurants compete to see which has the best recipe.

One for All

December

Morristown, NJ

+1 973 455 0708

Since 1992, this New Year's celebration spans the performance spectrum, with music, comedy and dance. Check it out, rain, snow or shine.

Essentials

Sandwiched between Pennsylvania and New York, people sometimes forget about New Jersey. But New Jersey is no lightweight. About 8.7 million people live in 21 counties throughout the state. New Jersey also has the highest population density in the nation with 1,030 people per square mile, despite a quarter of the state being farmland. As for beaches, it has about 127 miles worth.

The academic havens Princeton University and Rutgers University are near the Hyatt Regency Princeton and Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, but they’re not typical college towns. Both cities have much to offer in terms of history and culture. Morristown was the capital of the American Revolution, while Trenton was, for a short time during the colonial period, the capital of the United States.

History buffs and casual travelers alike head out to New Jersey fairly often, so don’t worry: it’s not difficult to blend in. The state is surprisingly diverse and down-to-earth. So, relax, take it all in and let Hyatt show you around.

Resources

Central Jersey
Everything you need to know and may want to know about Central New Jersey.

New Jersey Tourism
Nobody knows New Jersey like the Tourism Bureau.

New Jersey Monthly Magazine
The place to go for New Jersey style, dining and events.

The New Jersey Star Ledger
The local newspaper always knows something that everyone else should know too.

Princeton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
If you need to know more about the Princeton area, this is the place to do it.

New Brunswick
If you’re searching for something to do in New Brunswick, search no further.

Getting Around New Jersey

Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)
Serving nearly one million passengers per year, this airport had a recent renovation that has stream-lined operations.

New Jersey Transit
If you’re traveling by bus or a train in New Jersey, go here for your travel information.

Rental Cars
Road tripping around New Jersey is a great way to get to know the beauty of the state. All you have to do is rent a car and be on your way.

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