Moving to New Jersey? Here are the Best Apps for NJ Newcomers

Are you new in or moving to New Jersey? These apps will help you get acquainted with the state. Whether you’re looking to ease your new commute, be informed on transit times, discover local attractions or find the best restaurants in your area, these seven apps have got you covered.

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NJ Transit Mobile App

Any NJ resident that takes public transportation will tell you that downloading the transit app is one of the best things you can do for yourself. This app allows you to make travel plans, buy and display passes and tickets, find train and bus schedules and get alerts and advisories. It’ll be a lifesaver in the cold winter months when you don’t want to be waiting outside unsure of when the next bus is coming.


While this app is geared toward visitors, it’s undoubtedly a helpful tool for newcomers to explore things to do in the area. Use it to find dining options, shopping centers, local events and attractions like galleries, museums, casinos and gaming centers. After all, once you have explored all of the touristy things to do in your new area, you can really start living like a local!


When you move to a new city it takes awhile for you to figure out shortcuts and routes to avoid. This is where Waze comes in. Use this app to avoid bad traffic, accidents and to find the best route to work and back.

New Jersey State Parks & Forests Guide

Now that you’re a New Jersey resident, it’s time to check out the beautiful scenery New Jersey has to offer. By downloading the Parks & Forests Guide app you’ll be able to easily plan a trip to the state parks, navigate them once you get there, and share your experiences afterward. The app has GPS maps that give hikers distance indicators to access trail data and the ability to record their tracks. It also has a life-saving alert feature that supplies GPS coordinates to designated contacts in case of an emergency.

New Jersey Craft Beer

If you’re a beer lover, this app is a must. This specialty beer app helps you find which bars and stores have the brews you love as well as daily news and events that you can attend in your area.

Garden State Wine Growers Association

If beer isn’t your thing and wine is more up your alley, download the Garden State Wine Growers Association app. The Garden State has over 40 wineries you can enjoy all year long, and this app gives you information on all of them. It also gives you event updates, as well as a “Wine Trails Passport Program” that allows you to map out wineries and win a free trip!


While you may be pretty familiar with the ride sharing app, Uber, you might not be as familiar with their app—UberEats. This app makes ordering food as easy as requesting a ride. It][- launched in New Jersey in February 2017 giving Garden State residents the ability to choose between over 100 local restaurants to have food delivered from. Whether it’s Razza Pizza Artigianale, Elysian Cafe, Just BeClaws or The Hamilton Inn, you can have state favorite restaurant dishes delivered right to your door!