Keep Holiday Travel Costs Down with Alternative Lodging at New Jersey Destinations That Offer Breathtaking Skyline Views for Less



    TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 3 /CNW/ -- Traveling continues to be one of the most
popular ways to spend the holiday season, whether plans include getting
together with extended family, a romantic retreat or exploring a festive city.
However, with big plans come big expenses, especially during this peak travel
time, but there are simple ways to cut some of the high costs associated with
traveling; sometimes the difference of a few miles can mean considerable
savings.
    For example, two of the most popular metro areas in the US for holiday
travel are arguably New York and Philadelphia.  However, visitors to these
cities are often taken back by the high hotel prices.  An attractive option,
with a great view, is booking a stay in a nearby New Jersey hotel with easy
access -- just across a river -- into either city.
    New York-bound travelers can find lower rates, larger rooms, and --
perhaps best of all -- a terrific view of the Manhattan skyline at a variety
of hotels across the Hudson River in Jersey City.  And it just gets better: a
stay in New Jersey offers the added benefits of world-class dining, shopping
on par with the best of Fifth Avenue (without sales tax on clothing),
countless shops and boutiques, and easy access to the Statue of Liberty and
Ellis Island.
    Visitors staying in Jersey City will find quick access to Manhattan via
PATH commuter trains and convenient ferry service from several points along
the Jersey City waterfront.  Notable hotels include the Hyatt Regency Jersey
City on the Hudson, Doubletree Club Suites, Courtyard Marriott Jersey City
Newport, and the Sheraton Suites on the Hudson in nearby Weehawken, where you
can catch a ferry to midtown Manhattan just outside its doors.
    Visitors to Philadelphia will also find attractive lodging options in New
Jersey -- spacious accommodations that provide a welcome respite from the
hustle and bustle of the city.  New Jersey lodging offers the best of both
worlds, from renowned Philadelphia landmarks, such as the Liberty Bell and
Independence Hall, to the lively Camden Waterfront, with the newly renovated
Adventure Aquarium and the USS New Jersey, the nation's most decorated
battleship.
    Hotels in the Cherry Hill/Mt. Laurel area are a short drive from
Philadelphia, and for non-driving visitors, taxi service provides easy access
to stations on the PATCO Speedline train system into the city.  Visitors to
the Philadelphia area will find pleasant lodging at The Hilton Philadelphia
Cherry Hill, the Wyndham Mount Laurel and The Residence Inn Cherry
Hill/Philadelphia.
    Lodging information, as well as complete listings of events and
attractions for Manhattan- and Philadelphia-bound visitors can be found at
www.visitnj.org.




For further information:

For further information: Sarah Rohlfing, +1-973-871-1748, 
srohlfing@brushfireinc.com, of Brushfire, Inc. for New Jersey Division of 
Travel and Tourism Web Site: http://www.visitnj.org

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