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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

APA Hotel Woodbridge
APA Hotel Woodbridge
4 out of 5
120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ
The price is CA $99 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13

Located in the heart of Iselin, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Edison Memorial Tower, and within 3 mi (5 km) of John F. Kennedy Hospital and Menlo Park ...

3.9/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"I appreciated the bidet toilet. I also did like the spaciousness of the room. However the sink was cracked and the bathroom door would not close properly and the dresser drawers were old and outdated. The lights from the hallway shined thru thd hotel door was also to bright. The sheets were nice ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

APA Hotel Woodbridge
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
3.5 out of 5
2 Albany St, GPS Address: 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick, NJ
The price is CA $134 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

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! (926 reviews)

"The staff was amazing considering the current virus situation!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Courtyard by Marriott Edison Woodbridge
Courtyard by Marriott Edison Woodbridge
3 out of 5
3105 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ
The price is CA $108 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Light Dispelling Darkness, Stephen J. Capestro Theater and Raritan Center Business ...

4.2/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"Due to Covid no services but employees were very accommodating"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Edison Woodbridge
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.

Vacation Rentals in Somerset

HYATT house Bridgewater
HYATT house Bridgewater
3 out of 5
530 US-22, Bridgewater, NJ
The price is CA $111 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

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! (708 reviews)

"My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our stay here, the hostess was super nice and the room was nice and clean. My favorite part was the kitchen I was able to cook a decent amount of food and have room to store it. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 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 CA $128 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

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! (215 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 Jul. 21, 2020

Staybridge Suites North Brunswick
Private BR W/bath Close 2 Rutgers, Rwj, J&J Close to Transportation
Private BR W/bath Close 2 Rutgers, Rwj, J&J Close to Transportation
10 Loretto St, New Brunswick, NJ
The price is CA $134 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated in New Brunswick, this holiday home is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from George St - Monument Square and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Rutgers New Brunswick. United Methodist ...

Private BR W/bath Close 2 Rutgers, Rwj, J&J Close to Transportation
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 things to do in Somerset

Reviews of Somerset

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Aug 27, 2019

It was for a wedding.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 20, 2019

People were friendly and polite

5/5 - Excellent

lisa

Jul 13, 2019

Clean, quiet city. Lush, beautiful trees.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

May 28, 2019

The service at the front desk was terrible. The answers received were negative, in the box and close ended. There were no extra toiletries or beddings provided. There was no fridge and twin beds instead of queen. We had one bed less of what was asked

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

May 28, 2019

There was no fridge, instead of queen bed we had twin beds, no extra toiletries or beddings were provided. The staff on the first night was not helpful at all at the reception. Provided with close ended and in the box answers.

2/5 - Disappointing

Guest-April2019

Apr 16, 2019

Exterior looks like a promising hotel, but once inside, it not appealing at all. Pay a bit more for a more decent stay.

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