You've been working hard lately and decided that it's time for a weekend getaway.

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Just a few days to yourself to unwind, relax and recharge. Sounds great, right?

So you do a little research trying to find a great little town to go to for a weekend getaway here in the Garden State but run into an issue.

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

New Jersey doesn't have any good little small towns or fun unique places to visit for a few days to get away from everything.

Sounds crazy right?

I think it does too.

But I was seriously surprised when Cosmoplotian released its list of the best small towns around the country to visit, and there was nothing from New Jersey!

Not a one!

I couldn't believe that between some of our one-of-a-kind small towns, beaches, hiking, and lakes that there wasn't a single New Jersey town to be found.

Have they never been to Lake Como?

They just decided to ignore Allentown or Bridgetown?

Our neighbors above us in New York made the list and so did a town in Pennsylvania.

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash
Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

But nothing from the Garden State.

So, that got me thinking; if we were to put together a list of the best towns to visit for a weekend getaway in New Jersey, what places should be on the list?

What all goes into a good weekend visit?

Of course, you'll want places that offer something unique, have overnight accommodations, has some history or nightlife and of course, is within New Jersey.

Photo by Diogo Palhais on Unsplash
Photo by Diogo Palhais on Unsplash

I'll kick the list off with a few places I think would make a good weekend getaway, but I also want to hear from you

Email me at with your pick for a fun New Jersey weekend getaway.

In the meantime, get ready to pack your bags!

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