A couple took to Reddit to ask for suggestions on where to find a romantic getaway in New Jersey. The woman explained that they've been married for 13 years and have two little kids and just needed a get away from Sunday to Monday evening. That's generally a good time to get in a quick trip. Traffic going there won't be too bad on an early Sunday. Most of the big crowds thin out on Sunday evenings and Mondays can be pretty quiet.
She was wondering if Cape May was the best choice. Well, you can't go wrong with America's oldest seaside resort for just about any type of getaway. But there are many more romantic places in the Garden State.
So, we asked our listeners to come up with some suggestions for the most romantic places in New Jersey. As usual, they didn't disappoint.

The Castle at Skylands Manor — Ringwood, NJ

The Castle at Skylands Manor via Google Maps
The Castle at Skylands Manor via Google Maps
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The Gables — Beach Haven, NJ

The Gables via Google Maps
The Gables via Google Maps
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The Inn at Millrace Pond — Hope, NJ

The Inn at Millrace Pond via Google Maps
The Inn at Millrace Pond via Google Maps
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Cape May Lewes Ferry — Cape May, NJ

Lambertville Station — Lambertville, NJ

Lambertville Station via Google Maps
Lambertville Station via Google Maps
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The Bernards Inn — Bernardsville, NJ

The Bernards Inn via Google Maps
The Bernards Inn via Google Maps
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Grand Cascade's Lodge — Hamburg, NJ

Grand Cascade's Lodge via Google Maps
Grand Cascade's Lodge via Google Maps
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The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast — Barnegat Light, NJ

The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast via Google Maps
The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast via Google Maps
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Molly Pitcher Inn — Red Bank, NJ

There was at least one suggestion for a spot right across the river in New Hope, Penssylvania, that we couldn't include on the list of romantic places in New Jersey. A few people recommended a walk across the Delaware from Lambertville to check out the Wedgewood Inn on the canal in New Hope.
If you put in a little time you can find plenty of romantic getaways in and around New Jersey. Enjoy!

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Beautiful sunflower fields to visit in NJ 2022

Among reasons why the “Garden State” remains a fitting nickname for New Jersey — late summer means the arrival of sunflower season.

There are at least six fields, spanning the state. Some are in bloom as of early August, while others are planned to peak from late August to late September.

Calling or emailing before heading out is always advisable if weather appears to be an issue. 

These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: