Looking for a really cool road trip this summer without leaving New Jersey?  Visit Princeton has the perfect itinerary for you.

You know, I'm a Jersey Girl, born here, grew up here, and am still here. I love NJ. There are so many great things to see and experience, and Visit Princeton agrees. So, pack the car up, turn on PST,  and get ready to hit the road for an awesome New Jersey vacation, and I'm not talking about just the Jersey Shore, although, there are two stops there.

The first stop Visit Princeton suggests is Liberty State Park. Great views. You can see Ellis Island, Liberty Island, and parts of New York City. There are many 9/11 monuments and memorials around there as well, if that interests you. Chilling.

 

Next stop, Princeton. Of course, home to Princeton University, where there are many beautiful, instagrammable spots. Also, was home to Einstein (you can see his old house and where he did a lot of his work). There's lots of great shopping, eating, and drinking. A couple of my suggestions while you're in town...Pj's Pancake House, Conte's Pizza, House of Cupcakes, the bent spoon, Yankee Doodle Tap Room...oh my, sooo many cool places to see.

Then, Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, home of one of the 100 best alfresco dining spots in the country, Rats Restaurant. Another great instagrammable spot. The sculptures are awesome, and everywhere.

Not too far from there, in Trenton, is Arm & Hammer Park, home of the NY Yankees AA affiliate, the Trenton Thunder. Game night is always fun there. Hey, maybe you'll be there on Kids Eat Free Night or Dollar Dog Night, and every now and then, a Yankee will rehab there.

Now moving down the shore, Atlantic City. There's always something fun going on down there, especially at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Resort...there are great shopping outlets, restaurants, and spas there too.

To wrap up your week long NJ road trip, travel further south to Cape May. A quiet, picturesque beach town, which I can't believe I've never been. Maybe this summer. Make sure to visit the winery while you're in town.

Check out more info HERE and hit the road right in your own state this summer.

Enjoy.