Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore keep travellers booking flights to New Jersey every year. But New Jersey has a history that extends beyond the boardwalk casinos and the saltwater taffy that made these Jersey towns famous.
Does the name Thomas Edison ring a bell? Amid the smoke stacks and cloudy overcast that is synonymous with the New Jersey skyline, Thomas Edison occupied factories in West Orange and Menlo Park to create hundreds of inventions still used today. If Thomas Edison doesn’t impress, fly to New Jersey and pay homage to some of rock and roll’s royalty – Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and of course, Frank Sinatra.
Beach lovers seeking some rays while visiting New Jersey won’t be disappointed either. Cape May, which is located at the southern tip of the state, is a laid-back Victorian beach resort with white sand beaches that attract small crowds looking for a quiet weekend away.
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