|Hamilton Pool (Texas)|
|Flaming Gorge (Utah)|
|Crystal Lake (Bayville, NJ)|
But seriously, your characters cannot drive through New Jersey and pump their own gas. Likewise, your Jersey characters will have to get out of their cars in other states and pump their own gas. (This trips up Jersey girls, and irks them. lol) I have plenty other stories pertaining to getting gas in and outside of Jersey (with Jersey girls), which I may use in future manuscripts. Maybe. Getting gas is always more entertaining when it involves someone from Jersey. Trust me.
The absolute last thing you want is a reader setting down the book because you've tripped them up with something that isn't plausible to them. This is why so many book settings are where the author is from. If you are going to place your book in a location you have never lived, you need to do your research.
And because I am now beyond curious. What is something unique to your state?