New Jersey offers an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities - from gambling and top entertainment at Atlantic City to Jersey shore summer resorts right on down to the scenic wonders of Cape May.
At any time of year, however, many East Coast residents can also be seen hopping in the car or bus across Hudson River bridges and tunnels for shop-till-you drop bargains awaiting in Secaucus and Elizabeth, or heading to Atlantic City for a "sure thing" at local outlet malls offering huge discounts on items ranging from designer clothing and shoes to quality cookware and perfume.
Just up ahead, check out the best of New Jersey discount bargains with a list of major outlet malls, including contact info and related information resources for your next money saving excursion to the Garden State ....
The Mills at Jersey Gardens, Exit 13A off the New Jersey Turnpike, Elizabeth NJ
15 minutes from downtown Manhattan, The Mills at Jersey Gardens offers more than 100 outlet stores including Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bebe Outlet, Benetton, Factory Brand Shoes, Filene's Basement, Gap Outlet, KB Toy Outlet, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Perry Ellis, and The Children's Place Outlet.
Jersey Gardens is open Monday-Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours: 908-436-3005
Tanger Outlets Atlantic City, Michigan Ave., Atlantic City NJ
Also known as "The Walk", Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City begin where the Atlantic City Expressway ends, and features more than 40 outlet stores including Aeropostale, Brooks Brothers, Bass, Carter's Childrenswear, Coach, Gap Outlet, Fossil, Kenneth Cole, Polo Ralph Lauren, Timberland, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Tanger Outlets in Altantic City is open January 1 - December 30 Monday-Saturday from 10am-8pm
and Sundays 10am-6pm. Extended summer hours are from July 1 to September 2 Monday to Saturday from 10am-9pm, and on Sunday from 10am-7pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours: (609) 344-0095 or (800) 405-9555.
Liberty Village Premium Outlets One Church St., Flemington NJ
About an hour's drive from New York City, Liberty Village Premium Outlets offers more than 40 outlet stores including L.L. Bean Factory Store, Royal Doulton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Home Collection, Timberland, Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, and Nautica.
Liberty Village Premium Outlets is open Sunday-Wednesday from 10am to 6pm and
Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm. During the winter off-season, the mall is open Monday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Call ahead to confirm store hours: 908-752-8550.
More about NJ outlet malls & factory outlets around the Web:
Outlet Shopping in Secaucus, NJ - Check out a guide to the Harmon Cove Outlet Center and Plaza at the Meadows with information on seasonal discounts and specials, related map and directions.
Outlet Shopping Near NYC - New York Magazine feature article offers up the best places to shop in the Tri-State area including directions, bus and train information, and resources on making it an entire day trip with hotel and restaurant suggestions.
Best NJ Outlets - Browse or join the community discussion at CityData with insider tips on where to buy the best bargains and discounts throughout NJ.