31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Newport
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
Fly to Rochester International Airport, Drive to Mason City
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Mason City
— 1 night
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Drive to Rochester International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Estes Park
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Estes Park
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Boise
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
Bus to Phoenix, Fly to San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly to Baton Rouge, Drive to Natchez
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Natchez
— 1 night
Taxi to Alexandria, Fly to Key West
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Cape May
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Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
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London, UK to Newport is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, Newport is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Redbird Hollow Preserve and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cincinnati online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Newport to Cincinnati takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Mason City

— 1 night
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Stockman House Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Fossil & Prairie Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mason City trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cincinnati to Mason City with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Mason City. In July, daily temperatures in Mason City can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mason City

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 5th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park visit planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mason City to Estes Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Mason City to Estes Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mason City in July, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, then identify plant and animal life at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boise online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through North Beach, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and do a tasting at Press Club.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route maker tool.

Fly from Boise to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Boise in July, plan for colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach, and then kick back and relax at Maluaka Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and then kick back and relax at Napili Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Lahaina by flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lahaina is minus 2 hours. In July, Lahaina is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Pele's Chair and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. For shopping fun, head to Montana Avenue or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, stay fit while traveling at Original Muscle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Palms State Beach, and shop like a local with Guitar Center.

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Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sedona vacation planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sedona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums · Scenic Drive · Shopping · Outdoors

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, and then get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio online trip maker.

Getting from Sedona to San Antonio by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 43°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Longwood, take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Choctaw Hall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Natchez road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Natchez in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Natchez, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Bahia Honda State Park. Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see National Key Deer Refuge, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Vandenberg Wreck, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, look for gifts at Key Lime-N-More, and admire the striking features of Oldest House & Garden Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Natchez to Key West takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Natchez to Key West, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Natchez in July, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey tool.

Getting from Key West to Washington DC by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poverty Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May Point State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May holiday maker site.

Drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for little chillier days in Cape May, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Woolworth Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cape May to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.