But if you're looking for a more active pastime in New Jersey this spring, look no further than one of the state's 270 golf courses, many of them professional quality. Hitting one of New Jersey's diverse courses - whether nestled in the mountain foothills of the north or near the sandy, breezy shore - can be a great way to appreciate all the state has to offer.
Other visitors to New Jersey may find an appreciation for the road less traveled by following the advice of two New Jersey natives who have created a successful media empire highlighting the more unusual landmarks of their home state. Their magazine, Weird N.J., has become virtually indispensable to adventuresome Garden Staters and curious tourists looking for something off the beaten track.
If the April showers keep you from heading outside, there are still plenty of things to do indoors in New Jersey.
More than a dozen film festivals will take place in the coming months, showing exciting and unique movies that you might never get the chance to see anywhere else. They spotlight visionary filmmakers from New Jersey and around the world.
Speaking of heading around the world, New Jersey's vibrant Japanese culture offers plenty of great restaurants serving their world-renowned cuisine. Inside, we profile three of the Gateway Region's best Japanese eateries in our new Restaurant Spotlight feature. Many more restaurants of all kinds can be found in our Restaurant Guide.
So whether you're looking to find out why New Jersey is called the Garden State, or just trying to find a way to while away the time as the rain nourishes the state's greenery, you're bound to find something exciting to do here this spring.