The United States is known for many attractive areas, states, and cities, and New Jersey is one of the most popular on the east coast. There are many and townships in New Jersey that offer both locals and visitors many fun things to do, different types of indoor and outdoor entertainment, monuments, outdoor parks, and museums just to name a few.
There are many famous people born in this state, such as Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Shaquille O’Neill, and Bruce Willis. New Jersey is a great vacation destination because of its many beaches and fun little shore towns. Here are some top-rated attractions in this state.
Atlantic City is one of the most popular resorts in the whole United States. The most popular part of the city is the Boardwalk, which represents a long promenade near the sea, and you can find many attractions here as well. You can read about the full Boardwalk guide at funnewjersey.com. Atlantic City always has concerts and sporting events happening. It has a bunch of great restaurants, local bars, and nightclubs.
And of course one of the main reasons why Atlantic City is so popular among tourists from all around the world is that they can visit the many casinos because, like Las Vegas, this town is also a place where gambling is legal. Besides gambling, you can also see many monuments dedicated to famous people from the city.
Liberty State Park
The park is dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust. Also, there is a part of the park called an Empty City, made in memory of victims of the terrorist attack on 9/11. Besides these monuments, there are more than 1,200 acres of the waterside, where you can go on kayaking or fishing, along with many roads for bikers and hiking. There is also an excellent picnic area near the park.
Princeton and the Battlefield State Park
New Jersey is also home to one of the oldest universities in the United States, Princeton University. This school is popular because it was where Albert Einstein finished his Ph.D., in the Institute for Advanced Study. Princeton is also great for history lovers, since you could see various structures that are more than 200 years old. Make sure to stroll around downtown and enjoy all of the little shops, bars, restaurants and museums. Princeton University is host to one of the nicest art museums in all of New Jersey. The museum is also free to attend. Lastly, the Princeton Battlefield State Park is a location where the army of George Washington won against the British army, which resulted in getting independence.
The Adventure Aquarium
If you like to observe the sea world, you should visit Camden and its amazing Adventure Aquarium. There are more than 8,000 species of animals here, with hippos and sharks being most popular. As a matter of fact, this is one of the only aquariums that has hippos. Besides hippos and sharks, you can also see penguins, stingrays, sea turtles, and many other aquatic sea life. The Adventure Aquarium is best suited for people who are taking their kids on vacation.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Besides the many celebrities, actors, singers, and sports players, New Jersey is also the home state to one of the greatest scientists of all time, Thomas Edison. You can visit the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, where you can find the house and a lab where this scientist used to work. One cool thing about the museum, is that you will see beds in virtually every room of his lab. This is because Thomas would take naps at strange times during the day. Whenever he was tired, he would just lay down for a little while. That is really cool fact that you will learn when visiting the museum. Other interesting facts about the museum are that this is where sound recording, the camera, batteries, and many other inventions were created and designed.
If you are looking for entertainment for the kids, you should go to Wildwood, and check out Morey’s Piers park. This place is the best for families with kids since there are many amusing games and rides available for kids of almost any age. One of the biggest attractions is their wooden roller coaster and go karting track. Besides the rides like bumper cars, wheels, and other entertaining things, you can also visit a water park, and ride on some slides, or just swim in a pool.
Old Victorian Cape May
The Cape May is a lovely little shore town where you can find Victorian homes, old villas and museums that were built by some of the richest people in the United States. The houses look amazing, and they all share the same style from the era of Queen Victoria. Besides the structures, there are some great beaches, and romantic restaurants. The Emlen Physick Estate Museum is a great place to visit as well. Another great attraction the Yankee, a 24 meters-long boat that you can ride to observe whales and dolphins in the open sea.
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Another great attraction in Cape May is the Country and Zoo Park. There are various attractions that you can enjoy, such as hiking, playing golf, or going on a picnic. The zoo is also a very interesting place to visit, especially because of some rare species of animals, such as bald eagle, African lion, monkeys, and many other animals as well.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Besides historic monuments, modern places, casinos, and museums, New Jersey has some amazing nature sites as well. One of the best is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where you can enjoy nature by walking or hiking around the 40 miles of area that belong to this national park. Besides nature, you can also see some archaeological sites from native Americans, such as Appalachian trail, or Minisink Site. You can enjoy various activities such as camping, swimming, kayaking, and many more.
Battleship New Jersey
If you are interested in the history of World War 2, you should visit the Battleship in New Jersey, a floating museum on the Delaware River. This ship was made during the war and was in service until the 1980s. The ship is full of weapons and many other artifacts from the war. There is also a night tour which is very popular among tourists.
Grounds for Sculpture
New Jersey has a variety of attractive things for anybody’s taste. If you love art and sculptures, you should visit Grounds for Sculpture, where you can see more than 250 statues and more than 300 paintings. The statues were created by Seward Johnson, and some other artists as well. There is also a museum full of historic artifacts.