5 days in New Jersey Itinerary

5 days in New Jersey Itinerary

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Point Pleasant Beach
— 1 night
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Columbia
— 1 night
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Point Pleasant Beach

— 1 night
Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Jenkinson's Aquarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Cattus Island County Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and finally kick back and relax at Ship Bottom Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catharine Catholic Church, take in the waterfront at Belmar Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Kur Wellness Studios, then explore the galleries of Old Barracks Museum, and finally ponder the design of Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Point Pleasant Beach trip planner.

New York City to Point Pleasant Beach is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Point Pleasant Beach

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 30th (Tue), try to win big at Gateway 26 Casino, do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cape May Brewing Company, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nauti Spirits Distillery. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Poverty Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Massage by Pearl, brush up on your military savvy at World War II Lookout Tower, then appreciate the history behind In the Line of Duty Sculpture, then pause for some photo ops at New Jersey Korean War Memorial, and finally play a few rounds at Atlantic City Country Club.

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Getting from Point Pleasant Beach to Cape May by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Columbia

— 1 night
Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. On the 1st (Thu), head outdoors with Mount Tammany, identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve, then do a tasting at Brook hollow winery, and finally do a tasting at Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Columbia trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cape May to Columbia in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cape May in March, plan for little chillier nights in Columbia, with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.