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Somerset, NJ
Travel Guide

Somerset showing a sporting event and horseriding

Visit clean, green Somerset County to discover historic settlements, important Revolutionary War sites, fine golf courses and upscale restaurants.

New Jersey’s Somerset County is located within the New York metropolitan area but its strong environmental ethos, abundance of green space and quaint Dutch settlements make it feel like a world away from the bustle of Times Square.

Tour Somerset County’s historic Revolutionary War sites or enjoy your days hiking, biking and camping in the area’s excellent parks. Visit 17th-century settlements or browse one of many galleries in the county’s small towns.

Those who love the outdoors will find a wealth of parks. Colonial Park, which abuts the Delaware and Raritan Canal and the Millstone River, offers a championship golf course. Duke Island Park, located between the Raritan Canal and Raritan River, features fishing and bike trails.

Somerset County is indeed a golfer’s paradise, with wide green spaces and rolling terrain perfect for several luxury courses. Between days on the fairways pay a visit to the United States Golf Association Museum in Far Hills to investigate the history of the sport in America.

All Somerset’s 21 towns have good accommodation options, though you’ll find the greatest variety in the largest township, Franklin. While here, visit the Franklin Inn for a drink. The pub dates back to 1752 and served as headquarters for the British General Cornwallis in the Revolutionary War. Make sure to see the Van Wickle House, a fine example of the architecture of the early Dutch settlers.

Head to General Washington’s Revolutionary War headquarters at Rockingham or the historic Washington Rock State Park. This elevated location gave the general sweeping vistas across the Raritan Valley as he scoured the horizon for enemy troops. Somerset County’s landscape is a photographer’s dream in winter, with pristine snow covering the fields. Summers though are when the county is at its best, the perfect time to explore parks, gardens and quaint streets.

Somerset County is just 57 miles (92 kilometers) from New York City’s JFK airport. Buses do run throughout the county but driving is the easiest way to get around.

The Garden Executive Hotel
The Garden Executive Hotel
3 out of 5
101 New World Way, South Plainfield, NJ
The price is $72 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Rutgers University, Busch Campus and within 9 mi (15 km) of Rutgers New Brunswick and Middlesex ...
3.7/5Good! (921 reviews)
"very good place"

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

The Garden Executive Hotel
The Heldrich Hotel
The Heldrich Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
The price is $97 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in the heart of New Brunswick, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and Rutgers New Brunswick. Rutgers University, ...
4.1/5Very Good! (976 reviews)
"A nice hotel we enjoy spending a weekend out of the city!"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

The Heldrich Hotel
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
3.5 out of 5
2 Albany St, GPS Address: 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick, NJ
The price is $101 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in the heart of New Brunswick, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Christ Church New Brunswick and Rutgers New Brunswick. Rutgers University, ...
4.1/5Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Great service and friendly staff"

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
HYATT house Bridgewater
HYATT house Bridgewater
3 out of 5
530 US-22, Bridgewater, NJ
The price is $119 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Bridgewater Commons and 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Wallace House. Duke Farms and RWJ University ...
4.4/5Excellent! (744 reviews)
"I liked the hotel however the rooms are a little small other than that I enjoyed myself"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

HYATT house Bridgewater
New 3BR 2.5Bth Colonial-Beaches, NYC, Rutgers, EWR
New 3BR 2.5Bth Colonial-Beaches, NYC, Rutgers, EWR
East Brunswick, NJ
The price is $350 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in the heart of East Brunswick, this ski vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Brunswick Square Mall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Rutgers Gardens. Starland ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
wonderful experience
"everything was as expected. house was amazing and absolutely clean, host was attentive as well"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

New 3BR 2.5Bth Colonial-Beaches, NYC, Rutgers, EWR
Full Floor 4 Beds Near Train Station to Nyc/ewr/ru
Full Floor 4 Beds Near Train Station to Nyc/ewr/ru
Woodbridge, NJ
The price is $125 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in Woodbridge, this vacation home is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Woodbridge Community Center and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Woodbridge Center. Menlo Park Mall and ...
Full Floor 4 Beds Near Train Station to Nyc/ewr/ru
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Somerset

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4/5 - Good

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May 31, 2020

My husband has cancer and has to go for treatment right up the street at Pro Cure. It was very nice to find a place so close, with such wonderful hotel workers!! Thank you for watching over my husband while he there all by himself, during treatment!

4/5 - Good

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May 30, 2020

I used to love there so I’m used to the area.

4/5 - Good

jay

Apr 5, 2020

Good location!

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 26, 2020

THIS PLACE IS MY GO PLACE. LOVE THEIR BREAKFAST 

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 3, 2020

Loved the layout. Newly renovated. Just need some additional items in the rooms such as full-length mirror, a bench to put your suitcase and some type of sofa or chair to relax other than the bed or the chair at the desk.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 5, 2019

Nothing particularly outstanding at this area.

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