Don’t you just love New Jersey? There are a lot of things here to smile about – especially during National Smile Week – the second week of August. If you’re in the Garden State this summer, here are some top attractions.
Jersey Shore: New Jersey has more than 130 miles of coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May. The white sand beaches attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to swim, fish, boat, sunbathe, and more. Hurricane Sandy hasn’t dampened people’s enthusiasm for the shore. Here’s a list of all the open New Jersey beaches and a calendar of events. (Is there a website we’ll be linking to that lists all the open beaches, etc.?)
The Wildwoods: Combine the best about boardwalks and beaches at this five-mile stretch. Check out the “world famous” Wildwoods Boardwalk, which offers fun for the whole family. Some of the best seaside roller coasters in the nation are at Morey’s Piers, along with three beach front water parks that will give you a chance to cool off on a hot summer’s day.
Atlantic City: Be one of the 30 million visitors to this seaside resort and gaming community, now home to one of the U.S.’s most popular tourist destinations. Atlantic City boasts world-renowned casino resorts, top restaurants, champion golf courses and other unique attractions.
Planetarium at New Jersey State Museum: Sit back on one of the reclining chairs at New Jersey’s largest planetarium and take a journey to the stars. The Trenton planetarium’s state-of-the-art Full Dome Video gives visitors the sensation of traveling through space.
Princeton: If you’re looking for a combination of arts, ivy-covered walls, and fine dining check out Princeton, home of Princeton University. The community is full of history, dating back to the 1700s. And it’s known for its vibrant arts scene. The McCarter Theatre is considered one of the most active cultural centers in the nation with more than 200 performances annually.
Whether you are new to New Jersey or a New Jersey native, you can be sure these places will have you smiling wide!