New Jersey Day Trips: A Guide to Outings in New Jersey and Nearby Areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

New Jersey Day Trips: A Guide to Outings in New Jersey and Nearby Areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

by Patrick Sarver

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Overview

Shades of F. Scott Fitzgerald roam Princeton as lads and lasses walk the well-clipped paths between venerable university halls, while russet leaves flutter overhead from rows of sturdy trees. Visions of knights and their fair maidens come to mind as explorers wander around Lambert Castle, an 1892 sandstone and granite mansion that looms like a medieval fortress with rounded towers and turrets on a hillside below the cliffs of the Garret Mountain Reservation. For art lovers who like to stroll on lush lawns and enjoy the beauty around them, Grounds for Sculpture is the place to be seen in New Jersey. And, then there's always the 127 miles of beach along the state's east coast that make perfect day trips for swimming, boating, fishing, and other fun activities.

Now in a revised and expanded 12th edition, New Jersey Day Trips offers everyone a fascinating journey through hundreds of tourist attractions in all corners of the Garden State. Plus, this comprehensive resource explores the most popular points just beyond the state's borders. Patrick Sarver has updated most entries and added more than twenty new points of interest to an already extensive list of destinations, making this the most sought-after guidebook about New Jersey. Attractions can be located easily by subject category, letting travelers zero in on places that appeal to them. Entries include descriptions, hours of operation, location, price range, telephone numbers, and Web sites, making this best seller a one-stop source of discovery for day trippers of all ages--an ideal travel guide for adults or families who live in or plan to visit New Jersey..

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813549668
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 04/11/2011
Series: Rivergate Book Series
Edition description: Twelfth Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 234,911
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Patrick Sarver is a former executive editor of New Jersey Monthly and of Rutgers Magazine. He has served as the editor of Vista/USA, the Exxon Travel Club magazine, where he was also a contributor to the Exxon Travel Guides. He is currently editorial director of the PFM Group and resides in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Ten Tips for Day Trippers ix

Prices, Abbreviations, and Hours xi

Unique Towns and Tours 1

Where Washington Slept, Ate, and Fought 25

Historic Homes of the Rich and Famous 42

Restored and Reconstructed Historic Villages, Farms, Mills, and Homes 63

Museums of All Kinds 89

The Classics 126

Theme Parks, Water Parks, and Amusement Parks 135

The Jersey Shore 151

The Animal Kingdom 161

The Great Outdoors 183

The Garden Variety 206

Flea Markets, Outlets, and Specialty Shopping Villages 220

Other Outings 231

Fairs and Festivals 254

Index 259

Index by New Jersey County 267

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