Now that the holiday season is winding down, it’s time to get off the BarcaLounger and get out. With that said, here are two great places to go this winter.

24/7 Tempo recently put out a list of the best winter destinations in every state. They did some comprehensive research calling on resources like U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, Conde Nest Traveler, USA Today and Reader's Digest to name just a few.

Lambertville, NJ Courtesy Google Maps
Lambertville, NJ (Google Maps)

The results of their research came up with Lambertville as the best winter destination here in New Jersey.

The researchers picked Lambertville for their quaint town-like atmosphere with great restaurants and stores.

I always like Lambertville in the winter as it reminds me of a scene in a Dickens novel. They do have great restaurants and it’s easy to navigate through the town to shop and be entertained. It’s definitely a great place to go, especially with the family. A nice afternoon on a weekend can be spent in Lambertville.

I agree with the researcher’s findings although I have another New Jersey destination that I like to go to in the winter.

(Photo by Dan Mall on Unsplash)
(Photo by Dan Mall on Unsplash)

That’s Cape May.

You can get out and enjoy one of the best winter destinations on the East Coast, beautiful Cape May.

This year Cape May and its winter activities are almost at full strength and they are definitely worth the trip as they have a full menu of things to do for the family and romantic getaways.

I’ve been down to Cape May in the winter many times and I thoroughly enjoyed it. They literally turned the most iconic seashore destination in America into a Currier & Ives holiday card or lithograph.

Cape May makes a great effort to promote winter activities and The Congress Hotel, one of my favorites is a great place to stay, which is nice to see from a “summer destination”

If you’re not into traveling and want to stay local enjoy these winter destinations right here in New Jersey.

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 weekend host Big Joe Henry. Any opinions expressed are Big Joe’s own.

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