I just caught an old episode of The Sopranos and I was once again struck by the fact that this city is almost always portrayed in such a negative light. Mafia, crime, rough neighborhoods…surely there must be some redeeming qualities to this city? It’s a silly question, because of course there are. Just take a look at some of romantic hotels I’ve found in New Jersey! Ok, so most of them aren’t in downtown Jersey, but they’re in the state.
The Queen Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn is, quite frankly, the type of house which makes me feel as though I was born in the wrong century. It’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s in Cape May, a quaint and too perfect coastal town. You even get treated to afternoon tea, just like they do in England! Cape May is a very romantic town – you can stroll on the beach, walk amongst the dozens of antique stores and book stores or grab a bite to eat in a small cafe.
Up for a little gambling and nightlife excitement? The Borgata Hotel Casino could be perfect for your romantic getaway then. It’s one of Atlantic City’s newest casinos, and if you’re in New Jersey, Atlantic City is not to be missed. The Borgata is rumored to have a fabulous spa. If gambling is your thing, you’re in luck – plenty of games to choose from in the hotel itself, and if you want even more variety just step outside and explore the other hotels! I’ve heard the bathrooms are supposed to be very large, which earns huge points with me. There’s music playing underwater in the pool!
The Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson sounds intriguing as well. This hotel is more in the “nitty gritty city” but it’s got beautiful views of the Hudson and of New York City. It’s a solid four star hotel with a great restaurant on site, and you can take a ferry with your honey to go see the Statue of Liberty.
And when in Jersey…you can always take the “Sopranos Tour,” which takes you to some of the show’s most popular sites and landmarks. It’s a fun thing to do as a couple!