Destination guide

Forget the Jersey devil—Somerset County's all small town charm

Bada bing! New Jersey's not all gangsters and shooting locations from The Sopranos, and Somerset County is more small-town charm than small-time crook. Offering a wealth of history and next door to Princeton University, the area's charming towns boast bustling main streets lined with mom-and-pop businesses. There are plenty of ways to keep busy with Somerset County vacation rentals, especially if you're a fan of teeing off—you'll find The United States Golf Association Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History, and the New Jersey National Golf Club at the heart of Somerset County.

Things to do

Old school—hitting the books in Princeton

You can take a trip back in time (or back to school) with a number of Somerset County vacation rentals. Princeton University is the pride of New Jersey, and a stroll through the ivied campus will have you fondly recalling your old college days. If you're visiting with a college student of your own, you'd be well advised to try out some of the excellent restaurants located near the school. Or you can encourage their studious side by taking in the Historical Society of Princeton or Princeton University Art Museum.

Activities

These boots were made for walking (all over Somerset County)

Remember to pack hiking boots when booking Somerset County vacation rentals—the region boasts a number of outdoor recreational spots that are perfect for nature lovers. Sourland Mountain Preserve is great for summertime mountain biking and horseback riding, and Watchung Reservation offers cross-country skiing and ice skating when the temperatures drop in the winter months. For fun in the sun, treat the whole family to a trip to Lewis Morris Park, where you can bask on the sandy beach on Sunrise Lake, or stop to dine al fresco at any of the numerous picnic areas.

Weather

Weather or not—year-round temps in seasonal New Jersey

Somerset County weather comes in all shapes and sizes. With temperatures regularly dropping well below freezing in the winter (November–March), you'll want to pack a big coat and furry hat— or you could even look for Somerset County vacation rentals with hot tubs or fireplaces for a cozy winter trip. In the summer (June–August), visitors will find fair weather, and warm temperatures reaching the upper 70s to mid-80s. There's plenty of range when it comes to precipitation too, so come prepared for snowfall or rain showers depending on the time of year.

Natural features

Get to the heart of New Jersey in Somerset County

Located in central New Jersey, Somerset County is 60 miles from Philadelphia, 47 miles from New York City, and 40 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. It's dotted with small towns—Princeton's in the south, while Bridgewater and Somerville are right in the middle. There are plenty of parks to escape to in and around the county, too. At Sourland Mountain Preserve, you'll find great hiking in the spring, summer, and fall and a cross-country skiing haven in the wintertime. Travel in the region is easy, with both the I-78 and I-287 interstates crisscrossing the county.

Where to stay around Somerset County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 81 vacation rentals near Somerset County. From 49 Houses to 21 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Somerset County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Somerset County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Somerset County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bridgewater: 27 vacation rentals
  • Basking Ridge: 21 vacation rentals
  • Raritan: 18 vacation rentals
  • Bedminster Township: 15 vacation rentals
  • Princeton, NJ (PCT): 78 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Somerset County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Somerset County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Somerset County:

  • Bridgewater: 27 rentals
  • Basking Ridge: 21 rentals
  • Raritan: 18 rentals
  • Bedminster Township: 15 rentals
  • Somerville: 23 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Somerset County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Somerset County are:

  • Princeton, NJ (PCT): 78 vacation rentals
  • Manville, NJ (JVI-Central Jersey Regional): 73 vacation rentals
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): 5,412 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Somerset County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Somerset County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Natirar Park: 78 rentals
  • Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve: 78 rentals
  • Colonial Park: 75 rentals
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park: 106 rentals
  • The Wallace House: 76 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Somerset County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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