21 Experiences You Can Only Have In New Jersey

Cape may new jersey victorian homesShutterstock.comColourful Victorian-style homes in Cape May, New Jersey.

Let’s face it, there are plenty of jokes to be made about New Jersey, no thanks in part to the cast of “Jersey Shore.”

As Lauren Barnett, publisher of Lone Star Publications of Humour, once told The New York Times, “there are more mean-spirited jokes about New Jersey than any other state, even counting Texas.”

But most people don’t realise that, from the museums to the food to the slightly bizarre, Jersey actually has a lot to offer.

Here are 21 unique things you can only do in the Garden State.

Celebrate Portuguese culture at the annual 'Dia de Portugal' in Newark's heavily Portuguese Ironbound district.

Visit the fable-worthy Luna Parc in Montague, a house that doubles as a museum and a work of art all on its own.

Admire the Victorian houses of Cape May as you pedal around on a family-style surrey.

Chow down on an Italian sausage from Tommy's in Elizabeth, one of New Jersey's many beloved hot dog joints.

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