- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey is hoping winter-weary visitors are ready for some surf and sand as the Memorial Day holiday launches the summer tourism season.

Forecasters are predicting a somewhat wet start to the Memorial Day holiday weekend across the state before sunshine edges out the isolated showers by Sunday.

AAA-Mid-Atlantic is predicting a slight increase in traffic over the holiday weekend, with approximately 944,000 residents traveling 50 miles or more.

The auto club says the average price for gasoline in the state is $3.50 a gallon, up from $3.41 this time last year.

NJ Transit is offering early train service out of New York City beginning at 1 p.m. Friday.

Tourism is New Jersey’s 5th largest industry, generating 7 percent of the state’s economy in 2013.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide