You’ll Forget You’re in New Jersey: Holland Ridge Farms Tulip Festival

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Examining one of the beautiful yellow tulips at Holland Ridge Farms Tulip Festival.

New Jersey is famous for many things. But tulips isn’t one of them. But the Holland Ridge Farms Tulip Festival is changing all that. Where a trip to the Netherlands to stroll through tulip fields crowded with other tulip fans may not be an option for some of us, a drive to the Garden State is a possibility. Here’s why you’ll want to head to central New Jersey for this beautiful and fun festival!

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Enjoy a Cape May Dog-Friendly Getaway

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White mini schnauzer walking on the beach in Cape May. The beaches are the best part of a Cape May dog-friendly vacation.

New Jersey’s southernmost point, Cape May, is a beach town that many know for its charming Victorian architecture, cozy B&Bs, and miles of beaches. But that doesn’t mean you have to leave your pets at home. Bring your furry friend along for a Cape May dog-friendly vacation. There’s so much fun for you both to enjoy without sacrificing.

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Things to Do in Cape May for a Winter Getaway

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The beach dunes are the best spot to enjoy during Cape May in the winter.

Do you ever wonder what your favorite beach towns do in the winter? While some become virtual ghost towns during the offseason, that’s simply not the case for Cape May, New Jersey. The Jersey Shore’s southernmost beach town is a charming and cozy winter getaway, especially during the Christmas and holiday season. And even with some shops closed up awaiting warmer days, there are a lot of great restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and shops where you can indulge without the crowds. Enjoy a Cape May winter getaway to break up those winter blues!

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Post by . Originally published March 20, 2019. Last updated March 25, 2019.

Ring In 2019! New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Philly (& Nearby)

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New Year's Eve in Philadelphia with fireworks along the Delaware Waterfront.

Bid 2018 a fond farewell and welcome 2019 with open arms! After celebrating the holidays with one of the many events around the region, the fun isn’t over. If you are looking for a fun, unique New Year’s Eve celebration in Philadelphia or nearby, I’ve got just the list for you. Whether you’re looking to party hard early and then head to bed or looking to kiss your sweetheart at midnight under a sky lit up with fireworks, there’s somewhere in Philly you can celebrate New Year’s Eve. Take the day, or longer!, off and enjoy your last day trip from Philadelphia for the year. It’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be in the last year of the teens! And no matter where you go or what you do, have a good time and here’s to a happy, healthy and safe 2019!

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45 Festive Ways To Celebrate Christmas In Philly Region

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The Philadelphia Christmas Village is one of the many great Christmas events in Philadelphia in 2018.

Philly is always festive but each year from November through December, the city puts on its best for the holidays. And that’s true for the surrounding area, too. Each year there are Christmas and holiday events in Philadelphia that are traditions for visitors of all generations. But there are also some fun new and unique Christmas and holiday events in and around Philadelphia for 2018. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or just for an afternoon, there are lots of fantastic day trips from Philadelphia. No matter what festival or festivals you celebrate, enjoy a little holiday cheer with these 45 Christmas and holiday events and things to do in Philly in 2018! Then ring in 2019 and say goodbye to 2018 with events across the region.

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Visit to: Mitsuwa Marketplace in New Jersey

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mitsuwa marketplace in edgewater new jersey

If you’re looking for a taste of Tokyo in the United States, it would be understandable to look to San Francisco’s Japantown. The Bay Area neighborhood is the largest Japanese community outside of Japan. But what about those of us on the East Coast? You would be forgiven for assuming New York City would be the place to be. The city does, of course, have a thriving Asian community. But for shopping you might want to look outside of the five boroughs. Instead, Edgewater, New Jersey’s Mitsuwa Marketplace is where you want to be.
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Post by . Originally published May 4, 2016. Last updated July 14, 2018.