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Somerset
Travel Guide

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.

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
3.5 out of 5
2 Albany St, GPS Address: 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$173 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.

Located in the heart of New Brunswick, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Christ Church New Brunswick and Rutgers New Brunswick. Rutgers University, ...

4.1/5Very Good! (957 reviews)

"Staff were excellent. Friendly and helpful. Responded quickly to all requests."…"

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The Garden Executive Hotel
The Garden Executive Hotel
3 out of 5
101 New World Way, South Plainfield, NJ
The price is NZ$91 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Rutgers University, Busch Campus, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Rutgers New Brunswick and Middlesex ...

3.7/5Good! (883 reviews)

"The bathroom toilet wasnt all that clean...i had to use my lysol and lysol wipes to wipe it down...I would have done it anyway because of the pandemic, but i shouldnt had to clean it, just wipe it down...it should have already been clean...other than that, everything else was good..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2021

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Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
3.5 out of 5
3 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ
The price is NZ$157 per night from 23 Mar. to 24 Mar.

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. ...

3.9/5Good! (990 reviews)

"Had a good time staying here. Local eating area , shopping area as well & the service was great"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2021

Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
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HYATT house Bridgewater
HYATT house Bridgewater
3 out of 5
530 US-22, Bridgewater, NJ
The price is NZ$132 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Bridgewater Commons and 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Wallace House. Duke Farms and RWJ University ...

4.4/5Excellent! (735 reviews)

"Property and suite was super clean! It was a comfortable place to stay and provided us with all we needed. Definitely will return!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2021

HYATT house Bridgewater
Staybridge Suites North Brunswick
Staybridge Suites North Brunswick
3 out of 5
2195 US Hwy 1 S, North Brunswick, NJ
The price is NZ$158 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Situated in a regional park, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Saint Peter's University Hospital and Rutgers ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (218 reviews)

"Clean place! And part of my stay that I have a issue was that the A/c was set at a warm temperature. The room wasn’t cool and it only went down to 73 degrees"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2020

Staybridge Suites North Brunswick
Full floor 4 beds near train station to NYC/EWR/RU
Full floor 4 beds near train station to NYC/EWR/RU
7 E Green St, Woodbridge, NJ
The price is NZ$233 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.

Situated in Woodbridge, this holiday home is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Woodbridge Community Center and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Woodbridge Center. Menlo Park Mall and Edison ...

Full floor 4 beds near train station to NYC/EWR/RU
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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