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The most heavily populated state in the USA, New Jersey is also one of the smallest states, making it simple to roam by car. Jersey Shore, its popular coastal area, is lined with beaches and home to the gambling and entertainment mecca Atlantic City. Trenton, the state capital, has some fantastic architecture, while Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is best known for its art, culture and lovely parks. The lively Jersey City offers historical attractions mixed with fantastic eateries and a bustling nightlife.
There are plenty of places to organise car rental, including Trenton, Newark, Atlantic City and the Newark Liberty Airport. Renowned companies such as Europcar, Hertz and Alamo supply these cars, and to ensure the lowest rates intending travellers should compare car hire in advance.
Newark Liberty International Airport is the main hub serving New Jersey, receiving flights from across Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia as well as the USA. Amtrak trains that run from New York to Virginia stop in New Jersey, as do those from Philadelphia to New York City. Numerous buses serve the state, and the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) is the most travelled route. The Garden State Parkway is the fastest route along New Jersey’s coast.
Locals drive on the right-hand side, and turning left is often not permitted in urban areas. Still, car hire in New Jersey is the most practical way to explore and see all that it has to offer. The maximum speed limit on both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway is 65mph while the minimum limit is 55mph.
Newark, being the gateway into New Jersey, is a great place to arrange car rental in New Jersey to visit the state’s best attractions. Head for Hoboken, the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, and surround yourself with tree-lined streets and brownstones. Vernon is famed for its superb skiing, while the Victorian seaside town of Cape May is ideal for surfing, parasailing, kayaking and sun bathing.
Hot, humid summers and cold winters are typical in New Jersey. In July visitors should expect the temperature to be around 30°C, while in January it can drop to -4°C. July also experiences the most rainfall and in January blizzards are typical. October and November are the state’s driest months.