Best time to visit New Jersey

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Best time of year to visit New Jersey

The best time to visit New Jersey runs from May to June and from September to October. Generally, these are excellent months for exploring the state. Late spring welcomes you with warmth, uncrowded streets, and numerous outdoor events during Memorial Day Weekend. Early fall is balmy with astonishing foliage and a hint of wind. You'll never regret it if you choose New Jersey for Halloween celebrations. The hot and humid period from July to August is literally meant for sea resorts, outdoor festivals, and state fairs. Just mind that summer is also the high season in New Jersey with swarms of tourists around. Temperatures from November to March are at their lowest and so is the number of visitors. So if you have some time on your hands, marvel at fantastic Christmas lights around New Jersey.

4 THINGS TO DO IN NEW JERSEY (JUNE 01 - JUNE 10)

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows

late March–September • nature

A curious optical phenomenon occurs quite rarely and only in special locations. If you are in the right time and in the right place, just look up to the sky

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whale & Dolphin Watching

March–December (best in June–September) • nature

In southern New Jersey, you can observe several sea mammal species next to the shore

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

May–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–September • activity

The best beaches of New Jersey are definitely worth your attention during hot summer days

13 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

out of rangeJuly 23–25, 2021 • event

The biggest summer hot air balloon and music festival in North America

New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair

out of rangeAugust 7–14, 2021 • event

Old-fashioned fun and agricultural exhibits in New Jersey

State Fair Meadowlands

State Fair Meadowlands

out of rangeJune 18–July 11, 2021 • event

The largest fair of New Jersey offers old-fashioned fun

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJuly 3–5, 2021 • event

Spectacular fireworks over oceanfront and small-town parades

Roar to the Shore

Roar to the Shore

overearly September 2021  • event

One of the largest motorcycle rallies of the Northeast

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

Plenty of things to do during the festive season

New Jersey Fall Foliage

New Jersey Fall Foliage

out of rangeOctober • nature

Despite being the most densely populated state, New Jersey has plenty of secluded spots for leaf peeping

Delaware Water Gap Fall Foliage

Delaware Water Gap Fall Foliage

out of rangelate September–late October • nature

One of the best fall color shows in the Poconos

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 29–31, 2021 • event

Lots of festivals, parades, and commemoration ceremonies

New Jersey Folk Festival

New Jersey Folk Festival

out of rangeApril 24, 2021 (virtual event) • event

A celebration of traditions of three Native American Tribes

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

canceledNovember 14–15, 2020 • event

The largest marathon in the state of New Jersey

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31  • event

Enjoy numerous celebrations all around the state

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangemid-September–early November • event

Get ready to be spooked and scared at one of New Jersey's many attractions

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