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45 O NEW JERSEY The Garden State

Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism • 001 800 847 4865 • • Pop.: 8,707,739 State Capital: Trenton • Largest City: Newark • Local Time: EST – 5 hrs behind UK • Weather: Four seasons. Av. daily high/low temp is summer 82/64, winter 41/27 • Nat./State Pks: 51 • Int'l G'ways: Atlantic City, Newark, Philadelphia

CONVENIENTLY located in the heart of the Middle Atlantic and Northeastern region of the United States, New Jersey is within easy access to both New York City and Philadelphia. A state filled with history and culture, New Jersey is also the birthplace of the American filmmaking industry, where the first film cameras and projectors were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratories, and served as the site of the original movie studios before Hollywood, CA. New Jersey’s diverse landscape

ranges from its mountainous northwest section, pastoral farmland throughout and more than 100 miles of seashore,

including its most

famous seaside city of Atlantic City. A year-round destination, Atlantic

City’s unique Boardwalk, white sandy beaches, casino resorts, unique attractions, luxurious spas,

Atlantic City's boardwalk NEW MEXICO The Land of Enchantment

New Mexico Tourism Department • 001 505 827 7400 • • Population: 1,920,000 • State Capital: Santa Fe • Largest City: Albuquerque • Local time: MST – 7 hrs behind the UK • Weather: New Mexico averages 256 sunny days a year. Winter skiing in the mountains • National/State Parks: 73 • Int'l Gateways: Houston, Denver and Phoenix

entertainment, gastronomic delights and tax-free shopping clothing make it a holiday retreat for all to enjoy.

State secret New Jersey is the birthplace of the American

filmmaking industry, celebrated at the Garden State Film Festival which will be held in Atlantic City, NJ March 19-22, 2015

Don't Miss The most cherished property on the popular Monopoly

board game, NEW YORK The Empire State

New York State Division of Tourism • 020 7644 6115 • • Population: 19,011,378; 7.5 million in NYC • State Capital: Albany • Largest City: New York City • Local time: EST – 5 hrs behind UK • Weather: Av. winter temp -3°C (26°F). Av. summer temp 29°C (86°F) • National/State Parks: 176 • Int'l G'ways: JFK New York and Newark, New Jersey

NEW YORK is a big state, big on diversity. Unlike anywhere else in the country, there is an array of things to do and see whether you are upstate or downstate. Besides the urban allure of Manhattan, much of New York State is still waiting to be discovered on a grand scale. Blessed with

incredible natural beauty,

diverse scenery from one end to the other, it is easy to fall in love with its beaches, mountains,

farms, rivers,

country lanes and city sidewalks. Explore historic sites, lush green forests, abundant waters and natural and man-made wonders. New York State’s regions include Long Island, historic Hudson Valley, the Catskills, and Saratoga, the Adirondacks and Thousand


Invigorate your taste buds at Goose Watch winery and feel the spray of the Niagara Falls. You love New York City; now fall

A whole world away from Manhattan in love with New York State.

State secret Finger Lakes: the 11 pristine glacial-lake beauty


outstanding Riesling wineries of the Finger Lakes region make it one of the state's most spectacular, yet lesser-known destinations.


Don't Miss The Hudson Valley: the historic Hudson Valley

is a

majestic river lined with elegant estates.

It's an easy day trip from

New York City but a whole new destination in itself. the Atlantic City Boardwalk was first built in 1870. Hot air ballooning in New Mexico

WHAT’S your idea of adventure? From hot air ballooning high in the turquoise sky to shopping for the perfect turquoise necklace, you will find what calls to you here. Stand on the plaza of a thousand year old Native American Pueblo. Sit down with friends and family and share delicious, red and green chile-filled New Mexican cuisine. Experience an unparalleled array of art: Native American, Spanish Colonial, Folk, Contemporary and more. There is no bad place to start your adventure in New Mexico. the

Start in northwest at Farmington.

Navajo trading posts, mountain biking and Chaco Canyon. Work your way to Gallup for the Intertribal Ceremonial and on your way to Albuquerque the centuries


Acoma Pueblo is a must stop. In Albuquerque Old Town, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and

State secret The official state question is red or green. It refers to

your preference for the native red chile or green chile. If you have both on a dish it is called Christmas.

Don't Miss Download a film trails

map at filmtrails and visit NORTH CAROLINA The Tarheel State

North Carolina Department of Tourism • 020 8460 3582 • • Population: 9.5million • State Capital: Raleigh • Largest City: Charlotte • Local time: EST – 5 hours behind UK • Weather: Long hot summers and mild winters, mountain snow • National/ State Parks: 57 • International Gateways: Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte Douglas

NORTH Carolina warmly invites you in, stimulates your senses and makes it nearly impossible not to be captivated. From the highest mountains States,

in the eastern United to 300 miles of pristine

coastline, with quaint small towns and

vibrant city life, you’ll be

surrounded by a whole new level of incomparable beauty. In the mountains, explore breath-

taking views while hiking, rafting or ziplining. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or marvel at one of our 250+ waterfalls. In central North Carolina, sample

wine at dozens of vineyards, tee off at Pinehurst No. 2, and experience the home of NASCAR. Along the coast, dive into water

sports, climb lighthouses, and savour seafood,

alternatively see wild

horses frolic through Currituck and the Outer Banks.

Biltmore Estate Whether you’re looking for

adventure, relaxation, mountains or beaches your stay in North Carolina will definitely stay with you.

State secret North Carolina is home to Lake Lure where the

famous 'lake lift' in the film Dirty Dancing took place.

Don't Miss The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, the largest private home

in the USA (open for tours) or visit the US National Whitewater Center to raft, mountain bike and zipline. some of the

hundreds of exciting movie locations

Sandia Tram will only wet your appetite for culture and adventure. Go north now to Santa Fe for a feast of 250 art galleries and 9 museums.



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