One thing that makes New Jersey truly stand out as a travel destination though, is how it comes alive at night.
New Jersey has so much to offer, whether it's the famous Jersey Shore, its super close neighbors New York and Philadelphia, or the iconic Statue of Liberty, a tourist can amuse themselves for weeks on end here. One thing that makes New Jersey truly stand out as a travel destination though, is how it comes alive at night. Some states rely far too heavily on the sun shining, but in New Jersey you can have just as much fun after dark. Here are some of New Jersey's best night-time spots.
Indulge in the best sharing food at Cellar 335
Everybody knows that the best evenings start with great food. New Jersey has tons of beautiful eateries to choose from, but when it comes to restaurants that really capitalize on the romance of nighttime, nowhere does it better than Cellar 335. Find this moody and mysterious spot on Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Here they serve up a hedonistic medley of hand crafted cocktails and devilishly delicious sharing platters.
Make yourself comfortable on the patent leather chesterfield sofas, gaze into your dining partner's eyes over the warm twinkling lights and get ready to treat yourself. The Jungle Pig is a cocktail like no other; it's one of those mixes that seems strange, but somehow it just works. Spam infused rum, with pineapple, lime and bitters – you can't beat it! Pair it with their famous Cellar Fries and you're in for the ultimate indulgence.
Get your game on at the Hard Rock Casino
It would be almost criminal to visit Atlantic City without venturing into a casino. The glitz and the glamor is perfectly encapsulated in the Hard Rock Casino here, which can always be counted on to provide that classic rock and roll vibe.
For those who love nothing more than the 'ding ding ding' of a slot machine, there are more than 2000 to choose from, whilst those who prefer old fashioned table games are well catered for too. Throw in nightly entertainment and the addition of several bars to choose from and you're in for a fantastic night. Of course, if you don't quite make it as far as the casino then don't panic. New Jersey has online casinos to choose from, so you can play from the comfort of your hotel room.
Sleep with sharks at Adventure Aquarium
Photo by Wai Siew on Unsplash. Caption: Whilst a night at the aquarium is an incredible experience, those who are afraid of sharks might be best giving this one a miss.
If you're after a truly once in a lifetime experience then the Adventure Aquarium in Camden can provide you with exactly that. Perhaps playing those casino games in your hotel room isn't quite cutting it for you. Why not switch it up and sleep in an aquarium? Guests are invited to arrive at 6pm for a full tour of the facilities, as well as behind the scenes. Next everyone can make their way to their favorite spot in the aquarium and get ready for the most magical sleep of their life.
Looking up to see the shadows of sharks and stingrays floating above your head is the sort of thing you'll never forget. Try to peel your eyes away and catch a little sleep, as in the morning you'll be treated to your own personal visit with the penguins and hippos for feeding time. There are plenty of states that provide iconic tourist destinations, but there aren't many where you can sleep with a shark!