Somerset, NJ: One of the Top 10 Best Cheap Vacations in the U.S.

Somerset, NJ: One of the Top 10 Best Cheap Vacations in the U.S.

Somerset, NJ named as one of the Top 10 Destinations for a Cheap Vacation in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure.

While it’s no surprise to us here in Somerset County, we’re glad to share our  home with the rest of the world. From a local craft brewery, to our u-pick farms, to trails to hike and bike on, to some of the country’s oldest historical sites, and restaurants to suit all tastes, Somerset, NJ is quite simply…a perfect blend of our offerings in the county.

So please! Take a few moments to check out the below locations and discover your next trip here.

Grab a Beer at: Jersey Cyclone Brewing

Craft beer has found its home in Somerset County. Jersey Cyclone Brewing, getting its name from Hurricane Irene, owners Jan and Brian have settled in at their location in Somerset.

The brewery has over a dozen beers on tap so there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. Beers come in a variety of sizes if you want a taste, or to simply enjoy a full serving of your favorite one, or to sample a handful with a flight.

What to watch for: Jersey Cyclone will be celebrating their third anniversary this May on the lawn out front of the brewery. Expect live entertainment, food, and of course great beer.



U-Pick Farms: Snyder’s Farm

When it comes to offerings, Snyder’s Farm has it all. U-pick fields including blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, zinnias, and more fill the summer and fall seasons.

Their roadside stand (resuming February 28th) makes for quick and easy pickings for your favorite local, fresh ingredients to bring to your meals and feed your families.

One of our favorite times to visit the farm is in the fall when they have their movie nights on the lawn – one night for families, another night for horror movie fans. Their popular Fall Festival has everything from pumpkin picking, pumpkin slingshots, hayrides, hamster wheels, slides, to a sunflower maze, and so SO much more.

woman in dress in front of rosesExplore the Outdoors: Parks, Trails, Gardens

Outdoor enthusiasts will easily fall in love with the many amenities of Somerset. One could easily spend a day at Colonial Park. During the summer months their paddleboats, putting course, splash park, and picnic areas make it an inviting area for families to enjoy. Just across the street is Rudolf van der Goot Rose Garden and the Perennial Garden, offering not only some of the most picturesque places in the county, but also a sensory experience for individuals of all abilities. Other amenities you’ll find at Colonial Park include fishing and a dog park, with Spooky Brook Golf Course located within the park as well.

A local favorite to hit the trails? Look no further than Six Mile Run. A popular destination for bicyclists, hikers, snow shoers, and horseback riders, Six Mile Run offers trails that range in difficulty, and also runs adjacent to the D&R Canal. 

Van Liew-Suydam HouseSteeped in History

There are plenty of sites to explore when it comes to discovering one of the oldest counties in the United States.

Six Mile Run and the D&R Canal (mentioned above) will take you along the paths of many sites for you to conveniently see.

For a listing of sites in Somerset, click here.

Where to Eat

Discover delicious bites and curated cocktails along your journey including some of the best al fresco dining around for when the weather warms up (Stage House Tavern pictured right).

Looking for something sweet? Local favorite BAM Desserts boasts some of the most creative bites to fill your cravings including holiday themed…or simply bites for whenever!





Gt a favorite spot in Somerset? Let us know! And don’t forget to check out the Top 10 List in Travel + Leisure!

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