From golf courses to gardens, parks to preserves, al fresco dining to live entertainment, Somerset County is open for exploration! We invite you to feel the sensations of summer with the best of everything we have to offer.
Renew, restore and refresh your sense of wellness. Hike or bike our trails, visit a farm or stay in one of our cozy hotels. Be entertained by movies and a dine-in experience, live baseball games, musical performances and family recreation.
Seize the summer Outdoors
Somerset County is known throughout the state for its commitment to environmental stewardship, its wildlife preserves, and its unique flora and fauna. With a wealth of wildlife sanctuaries and nature preserves, environmental education centers, and birding sites to choose from, now’s the time to explore nature in all its glory. Learn more
Seize the summer at Gardens
Residents and visitors alike will enjoy exploring arboreta, roses, peonies, and rock plants and flowers, while taking in the colors and fragrances of the many thousands of blooms carefully cultivated in native and formal gardens countywide. Learn more
Seize the summer at our Restaurants
Al fresco dining season is on its way and we’re fortunate to be able to enjoy a delicious meal outdoors throughout most of the year! On those hot, hot days, step inside for a cool retreat. From golf course-front seating to a unique “eat in the streets” approach in our downtowns, dining at a Somerset County eatery presents a great way to reconnect with friends and family. Learn more.
Seize the summer with Agritourism
Get out for fresh air and lots of fresh produce available at Somerset County’s farm stands and farmers markets, which remain open through Spring, Summer and Fall in various locations. Enjoy farm-to-table deliciousness and artisanal foods with a bounty of fruits, vegetables, savory breads, meats, sweet baked goods, and condiments. Plan a visit to a private flower garden, lavender field or working farm. Learn more.
Seize the summer with Golf
Tee off at one of Somerset County’s many public or private golf courses, each offering a challenge to golfers at all levels of play. Check here for course openings and itinerary offerings this season. Learn more.
Seize the summer with Entertainment
Are you ready for a night out with the family? Some of Somerset County’s most exciting entertainment venues have stepped up to the challenge, bringing back old favorites and creating new experiences to add fun back to your weekend!
Size the summer with Retail
Had enough online shopping? Ready to touch the fabrics, smell the perfume or catch a glimpse of something that truly sparkles? Our shops, boutiques and shopping malls are ready to welcome you back with open arms and the most careful attention to social distancing protocols. Choose to support our small businesses who offer one-of-a-kind finds and local treasures, as well as our larger stores and shopping experiences providing everything you need to get back to a new normal! Learn more.
Seize the summer at our Hotels
Ready to extend your stay? Combine any of the activities above with cozy accommodations in Somerset County. Whether you’re ready to escape reality for a bit, looking for a new home, or visiting family or friends, planning your stay in Somerset County is easy. Our hotels are ready to welcome you back in safety and comfort. Take a look at our lodging.