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Memorial Day Weekend Getaways in NJ 

By Mer Norwood

Looking to escape the big apple for a Memorial Day Weekend Getaway in New Jersey? While NYC getaways up north towards Boston or west towards the Poconos are popular, don’t rule out the Garden State for a plentiful amount of things to do. Here’s your guide to Memorial Day Weekend Getaways in New Jersey.  


Take a beercation in North Jersey  

Within walking distance of your stay at Best Western Premier NYC Gateway Hotel, is the New Jersey Beer Company. “We pour our New Jersey pride into every pint we produce,” said the brewery. Visit their taproom and grab a “Tasting Colors”, a double IPA. Next, pay a visit to the popular outdoor Austro-Hungarian beer garden in New Jersey, Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, located in Hoboken. Choose a pairing between Bavarian pretzels to their 20+ premium imported drafts with over 50+ craft European and American beers by the bottle.  


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Enjoy art at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, New Jersey 

Stroll over 42 acres of indoor and outdoor art galleries at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. Founded by Seward Johnson, artist and philanthropist, you can see a variety of his work displayed throughout the landscape, including, “A Turn of the Century”, “God Bless America”, and “On Poppied Hill”.  On your way home to your stay at the Best Western Plus Philadelphia-Pennsauken Hotel, pop into Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, and get their delicious cheesesteak eggrolls, giving you a taste of Philly without actually having to go there. 


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Get a “Fat Sandwich” at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey 

Popular with Rutgers University students since the 1990’s, the infamous “Fat Sandwiches” are definitely worth traveling for. Although the “Grease Trucks” are no longer there, storefront, RU Hungry? continues to uphold the menu’s legacy. Get the original “Fat Cat” which includes double cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, French fries, mayo, and ketchup, or the “Fat Darrel” (named #1 sandwich in the country by Maxim Magazine) which includes chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, French fries, and marinara sauce.  


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Indulge in history at Morristown National Park in Morristown, New Jersey 

If you’re a history bluff, you’ll enjoy a trip to Americas first national historical park, Morristown National Park. With nearly 2,000 acres with 24 miles of hiking trails, the park reigns home to Washington’s Headquarters, when George Washington and the American Continental Army spent two critical winters there during the Revolutionary War because of its strategic location.  


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