Two words come to mind as you board your flight to New Jersey: The Boss. Book a flight to New Jersey and pay homage to some of rock and roll’s royalty – Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and of course, Frank Sinatra.
Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore keep travelers booking flights to New Jersey every year, but New Jersey has a history that extends beyond the boardwalk casinos and the saltwater taffy that made these Jersey towns famous.
Does the name Thomas Edison ring a bell? He didn’t discover flight, but his electricity invention plays a big part in operating flights to New Jersey. Amid the smoke stacks and cloudy overcast that is synonymous with the New Jersey skyline, Thomas Edison occupied factories in West Orange and Menlo Park to create hundreds of inventions still used today.
If you’re planning a multi-city getaway, book a flight to New Jersey and check out its big-time neighbor, New York City.
Popular Destinations New Jersey
New Jersey has four distinct seasons. Winter is chilly and has some snow, and spring is mild. January temperatures are usually in the 30s (Fahrenheit) and 40s, and April can reach the low 70s. Summers can be hot and humid with temperatures reaching the 80s and 90s. Fall is warm with spectacular foliage and temperatures in the 60s in October. Hurricanes can hit New Jersey, but it is an unusual occurrence as are nor’easters. The annual snowfall is about 16 inches, most of which is in the northern part of the state.
Tourism is New Jersey’s second largest industry, and the resorts and beaches are jam packed during the peak summer season, especially on weekends. Cape May is also very crowded in summer. Princeton graduations are in May and June at which time New Jersey flights and accommodations are expensive and hard to find. Northwestern New Jersey’s Skylands are busy in winter with skiers and snowboarders.
The water along the Jersey shore is still warm well after Labor Day and most of the crowds have left. Late spring is also a quiet time to visit the beaches. Reduced rates on New Jersey flights and hotel rooms are also available in the winter, particularly in the Cape May area where the Victorian architecture is stunning year-round.
With so much ground to cover after your cheap flight to New Jersey, you’ll need access to a car. New Jersey has 127 miles of beaches between Sandy Hook and Cape May and 40 percent of the state is forested. Your cheap flight to New Jersey will land at either Newark or Atlantic City airports. You can hop on a train at either airport to get to Trenton, Princeton or Newark. You can also get to Manhattan from Hoboken, Newark or Jersey City by boarding the PATH trains. There are a few buses that travel between New Jersey towns, but they can be unreliable. Walk along the famous mile-long boardwalk in Atlantic City for an old-fashioned seaside stroll. If you’re headed to Princeton or Cape May, it’s easiest to see the two cities on foot or by bike. Princeton University has guided tours of the campus, but they can get very crowded in the summer.