Marriage in N.J.! Here's Where to Go

10.18.2013

By OUTTraveler Editors

Now that New Jersey is the 14th state offering marriage equality, here are some places to visit or wed in.

The Garden State joins the ranks of New York and California on Monday, now that the state Supreme Court declined to delay a lower court's order granting marriage equality in New Jersey. Often the butt of jokes, Jersey actually has several bucolic spots and historic destinations. Here are some ideas for a quick Jersey getaway (or marriage):

Atlantic City: The boardwalk, taffy, and casinos are legendary for good reason (the city could use your dollars too). The Borgata Casino is definitely a gay favorite and will likely be the sight of many same-sex weddings to come.

Lambertville: This charming city on the Delaware River is home to numerous art galleries, antique shops, coffee places, and Victorian homes. A restored train station from the 1800s now houses an inn that could be the perfect place for nuptials. Also, check out the Marshall House Museum.

Cape May/Wildwood: This charming seaside resort in south Jersey has jazz festivals, much-loved restaurants, and trolley tours. The entire city is a National Historic District with hundreds of classic homes. Just a bit north is the popular resort town of Wildwood, with an amusement park and popular boardwalk.

New Brunswick: This classic East Coast city houses Rutgers University and its walkable downtown contains buildings from the 1730s and more than 50 restaurants.

Asbury Park: This beach-adjacent city is famous because of Bruce Springsteen's association with it — he wrote songs about the city and was born nearby — but it's also home to one of the East Coast's wildest gay beach parties.

Get more New Jersey ideas here.

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