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SomersetUnited States of America

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.

Top hotels in Somerset

Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset
Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset
3 out of 5
101 Pierce St, Somerset, NJ
Free cancellation
The price is £70 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct

Situated in Somerset, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Protechockey Ponds Ice Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of Rutgers University, Busch Campus and Rutgers ...

4.3/5Excellent! (603 reviews)

"We check in late, around midnight, and Daniel was very attentive. He asked us which floor we preferred and also waived the dog pet fee. We greatly appreciate it! He explained because of the inconvenience of many hotel amenities being closed because of the pandemic, no Pool, no breakfast, but we understood ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset
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 £86 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct

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! (914 reviews)

"Nice stay too bad it’s during A pandemic. Clean quiet and good location"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
HYATT house Branchburg
HYATT house Branchburg
3 out of 5
3141 Rte 22 E, Branchburg, NJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, The Wallace House and Bridgewater Commons. Duke Island ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (815 reviews)

"Excellent hospitality would recommend to anyone well kept and pleasant"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

HYATT house Branchburg
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Somerset

HYATT house Bridgewater
HYATT house Bridgewater
3 out of 5
530 US-22, Bridgewater, NJ
The price is £66 per night from 20 Nov to 21 Nov

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! (696 reviews)

"Spotless! Close to supermarket, gas station. Huge TV,s Websre in a 2bd Suite it’s like an apartment! Fully equipped, comfortable and quiet!! Worth the $$"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

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 £90 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

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! (213 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 £129 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct

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.

Popular places to visit in Somerset

Rutgers University, Busch Campus
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Rutgers University, Busch Campus

Walk around the campus of Rutgers University, Busch Campus, a top university in Piscataway. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Duke Farms
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Duke Farms

Enjoy the student vibe at Duke Farms during your visit to Hillsborough. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

High Point Solutions Stadium
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High Point Solutions Stadium

Catch an event at High Point Solutions Stadium during your trip to Piscataway.Amble around the area's university campus or attend a sporting event.

Top things to do in Somerset

City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of New Jersey
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of New Jersey

£8
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New Jersey
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New Jersey

£15
Per adult
Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of New Jersey
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Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of New Jersey

£8
Per adult
Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours

£50
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

£99
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
45 Minutes Central Park Tour
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45 Minutes Central Park Tour

£130
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

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