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.

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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

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

July 23–25, 2021 • event

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

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–September • activity

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

State Fair Meadowlands

State Fair Meadowlands

late June–late July 2021 • event

The largest fair of New Jersey offers old-fashioned fun

Dolphin & Whale Watching

Dolphin & Whale Watching

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

An excellent idea for a family weekend activity

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New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair

August 7–14, 2021 • event

Old-fashioned fun and agricultural exhibits in New Jersey

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

mid-November–early January • event

Plenty of things to do during the festive season

Luces de Navidad

Luces de Navidad

mid-November–early January • event

Un montón de cosas que hacer durante la temporada festiva

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

4th of July

4th of July

July 4 • event

Spectacular fireworks over oceanfront and small-town parades

New Jersey Fall Colors

New Jersey Fall Colors

October • nature

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

Roar to the Shore

Roar to the Shore

early September 2021  • event

One of the largest motorcycle rallies of the Northeast

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

November 14–15, 2020 • event

The largest marathon in the state of New Jersey

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

May 29–31, 2021 • event

Lots of festivals, parades, and commemoration ceremonies

New Jersey Folk Festival

New Jersey Folk Festival

April 24, 2021 (virtual event) • event

A celebration of traditions of three Native American Tribes

Halloween

Halloween

mid-September–early November • event

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

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

December 31  • event

Enjoy numerous celebrations all around the state

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