3/5 - Okay
Verified travelerNov 10, 2019
I thought it was kind of strange the front desk to take a photo copy of my credit card and license.
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.
Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019
Day 1: In the morning we head to Corning for a quick stop to enjoy the Corning scenery and optionally a visit to the Corning Glass Museum! The Glass Museum is dedicated to the history, art and science behind glassmaking featuring over 45,000 unique items some of which dates back millennia.
Choose your favorite New York sights and activities and save on admission. Climb to the top of the iconic Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observatory. Jump aboard the Hop-on Hop-Off Big Bus Tour or board the ferry to Ellis Island and meet Lady Liberty herself.
Pay your reverent respects to the victims of 9/11 at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Reflect before the quiet fountains where the Twin Towers once stood, and learn about the heroes, sacrifices, and ongoing impact of the tragic 2001 attacks.
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Verified travelerJul 31, 2019
I love that breakfast has a lot of selection and it ends late at 10:30