Places to go in New Jersey
Did you know that…
- A mountainous 73.6 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the northwestern section of New Jersey.
- Asbury Park is a resurging sea shore community in Monmouth County, made famous in Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love album. Home of the Stone Pony.
- Atlantic City is located in southeast New Jersey and is home to the famous boardwalk, casinos and beaches and restaurants.
- New Jersey boasts 130 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and about 60 miles of coastline from Cape May to Salem. The New Jersey Shore has both beautiful undeveloped, protected areas and highly developed areas with bathing beaches, amusement piers, marinas, hotels and restaurants.
- Cape May is the southern peninsula in New Jersey and offers a variety of shops, golf courses, fine restaurants, beaches, romantic bed and breakfasts and Victorian home tours.
- The Delaware Water Gap is a spectacular gorge that can be seen for miles.
- Doris Duke, the late philanthropist and heir to the American Tobacco Company, lived in Somerville. Her 2300 acre farm contains Duke Gardens, a 60 acre site of gardens and greenhouses are open to the public.
- Thomas A. Edison resided two miles from our offices in Menlo Park. A 131 memorial tower and museum commemorate the experiments he conducted here which led to the invention of the electrical light, a carbon transmitter that made Bell’s telephone into a viable commercial technology and the cylinder phonograph. Two years after the death of his first wife, Edison remarried and relocated to West Orange, to a new home and larger laboratories. Both sites are open to the public.
- Liberty State Park offers many attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Liberty Science Center.
- The Pine Barrens is a protected wilderness area which covers 20 percent of New Jersey and offers sightseers the beauty of wildlife in southern New Jersey. It is also home to the legendary New Jersey Devil and contains the world’s purest water.
- Princeton University is the second oldest college in the USA and for the past several years has tied with Harvard as the country’s best university.
- New Jersey was home to four major battles of the Revolutionary War and many other battles and skirmishes. Through the War, George Washington spent more time in New Jersey than anywhere else.
- The NJ Korean War Memorial is located in Atlantic City and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Era Educations Center are located in Holmdel, New Jersey, just off the Garden State Parkway.
- The famous location where George Washington crossed the Delaware to attack the British on December 26, 1776 is located along the Delaware River in Mercer County, 8 miles north of Trenton.