Today is National New Jersey Day, and #HipNJ wants to help you celebrate!
National New Jersey Day is an event created by National Day as part of a weekly project recognizing each state in the order it joined the union. While New Jersey was the third to enter the union, it was the first to sign the Bill of Rights.
New Jersey has so much to offer, so we put together a guide for your Jersey-themed day.
Start off your day by heading to a Garden State diner, maybe Tops Diner in Newark, and picking up a Taylor Ham, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich. This is the perfect way to get yourself excited for a day at the Jersey Shore.
Now, get in the car and hit Parkway South. A trip to the beach is never complete without some great music, so create a playlist featuring only NJ natives. Here are some suggestions:
- Whitney Houston
- Bon Jovi
- Bruce Springsteen
- Frank Sinatra
- Queen Latifah
- Lauryn Hill and the Fugees
- Jack Antonoff of Bleachers
- Jonas Brothers
- Ashley Tisdale
- Lea Michele
- Charlie Puth
Think those are enough artists to create the best playlist you have ever heard? We definitely think so.
Time to hit the beach! Are you heading to Atlantic City, Point Pleasant, Asbury Park or Wildwood? Not today! Today, you’re hitting on of NJ’s most notorious summer spots, Seaside Heights.
Spend the day swimming and tanning, then spend the night walking the iconic (maybe for the wrong reasons) boardwalk. Get a cheesesteak at Midway Steak House and win some dessert on the candy wheel.
The beach isn’t for you? No worries! A day celebrating New Jersey can take many forms. You can appreciate nature by taking a hike in Sussex County. Enjoy the breathtaking views while getting some cardio. Then, head over to a drive-in movie.
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— Delsea Drive-In (@DelseaDriveIn) July 24, 2018
Sometimes, all we want to do is stay home and have a night in. So, order some pizza from your local pizzeria, get comfy, and turn on a New Jersey inspired TV show or movie. Here are our suggestions:
- The Sopranos
- Boardwalk Empire
- This Is Us
- Cobra Kai
- Date Night
- Garden State
New Jersey, thank you for all of the opportunities you give us to enjoy life.
If you do anything on this list, be sure to post a picture on Instagram and use the hashtag #NationalNewJerseyDay!