"The Best of New Jersey!" Top 5 Page for this destination New Jersey by nicolettart

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Mitsuwa Market Summer Festival, Edgewater, NJ
New Jersey Top Picks

Best Italian Hot Dogs: Dickie Dee's in Newark
Best Pizza: Just about any pizzeria in North Jersey
Best Boardwalk: Wildwood
Best Panoramic Views: Tie: Boulevard East in Weehawken and Sinatra Park in Hoboken
Best Bargains: Jackson Outlets
Best Italian Bread: Antique Bakery in Hoboken
Best Cheesesteak Sandwich: Piccolo's in Hoboken
Best Reliable Bakery: Calandra's in Newark

Things to Do in New Jersey

Winter
*Skiing at Vernon Valley and Hidden Valley
*Playing in the snow during one of our many blizzards!
*Cut your own Christmas tree at a local tree farm

Spring
*Canoe the Pine Barrens
*Visit the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton
*Visit the Lighthouses

Summer
*Strawberry picking at a New Jersey farm
*Pick seashells at one of our many beaches
*Compete in the Sand Sculpture Contest at Belmar Beach
*Visit the Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island or take a ferry ride on the Hudson River
*Go to the Wildwood Boardwalk
*Hoboken festivals: St. Ann's and Madonna dei Martiri Italian Festival

Fall
*Pumpkin picking
*Shopping in Lambertville

Anytime
*Strolling a boardwalk
*Atlantic City
*Concerts: PNC Arts Center, The Prudential Center are my favorites
*Art Exhibits and performances at local universities can be of high quality yet inexpensive: check out what's happening at New Jersey's universities!

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  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Great page on my entry to America too. Many memories and still in touch with many of my HS buddies there. Cheers

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Cool take on a much maligned place!

  • paolodecastro's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    HI nicoletta, first tnx for ur bday greetings ;) second great NJ page..........i wish i can have a picture on Miss Liberty...:)......pls accept my friendship more travels to us.....from the sunny philippines

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2009 at 4:44 AM

    Very good info on New Jersey. I shall come back for more!

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Che pagina interessante! Dovrei proprio venire in New Jersey! La storia degli emigranti italiani è molto affascinante!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Hi, Nicoletta! Thanks for your life story and pages! They make interesting reading! The pictures are superb! Greetings to the MOB!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2007 at 2:55 PM

    Nice overview of your home state. We now have a new Ikea store here in Frankfurt, just 20 minutes by bicycle from my house. (20 minutes by car, too, because they have to go a long way around.) Great that NJ now has a light rail system.

  • anees's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2007 at 7:33 PM

    nice tips, good idea of mentioning people' name who work in restaurants. cool idea

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2007 at 9:06 PM

    Hi Nicolettart, Enjoyed your pages and travel directions from NYC, will visit during our 7 day stay this July.

  • patnoelle's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2007 at 12:52 PM

    I enjoyed reading your page about NJ, we visit and frequent the same places, isn't that funny???!!! It must be a jersey thing...

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