For a memorable vacation, consider visiting Somerset in New Jersey. Somerset lies between nearby New Brunswick and the more rural southern section of Franklin Township. Somerset has become a magnet for young urban professionals looking for an easy commute into nearby Manhattan.
An interesting fact, Somerset County is often listed as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. In 2011, the Washington Post named Somerset County the 6th most affluent county in the United States.
Somerset is an ideal vacation destination with pristine parks, world-renowned gardens, and natural areas. Bird watchers will find three IBS's (Important Bird and Birding areas) to catch site a diverse population of the creatures. Other outdoor activities in the county include golfing and horseback riding.
There's also loads of top-notch browsing in local boutiques, shops, and malls. Immerse yourself in artistic, cultural and historical exhibits, theater performances and the proximity to metro New York City and Philadelphia, as well as New Jersey’s famous beaches.
If you are looking to explore the history of the area, start at the Rockingham historical site. Rockingham was the headquarters of General Washington for three months in 1783 while he attended sessions of the Continental Congress in Princeton. Washington wrote his “Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States” from this house. Besides Rockingham, Somerset is home to over 30 other museums, tours, and locations that all played a part in the nation's earliest history.
Thornton has a wide selection of vacation homes across the county, including apartments, condos, cabins, B&Bs, and hotels. Most accommodations feature a living room, flat screen TV, and a full kitchen -- perfect for a memorable stay with family and friends.
The summers in Somerset are particularly hot and August and September are often muggy and oppressive. The temperature in Somerset varies from 24 to 86 degrees annually, and the best periods to visit in are between early April to early June.