Our New Jersey Travel Guide
Because of its beautiful coastline and over 50 seaside resort towns, New Jersey has become a popular vacation destination. Located in the northeastern region of the U.S, New Jersey has 130 miles of the Atlantic coast. It is the most densely populated state in the country. In addition, New Jersey is called ‘The Garden State.” See the guides below to plan your own trip to this state.
First, a little history…
New Jersey was named after Jersey Island on the English Channel. The first Europeans to arrive in New Jersey were Italian explorers in the 16th century; however, the Dutch later claimed the land in 1609. With time, the number of English settlers in New Jersey increased, and they took control of the region and it became a British colony. The state played a significant role in the American Revolution as it was the site of many battles in the 1770s. In 1787, New Jersey ratified the new Constitution and became the third U.S. state.
Travel Guides for this State
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Major New Jersey Attractions
Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park enjoys a unique location, opposite Ellis Island and Liberty Island. You can see the Statue of Liberty from here and have a complete view of the Manhattan skyline. In addition, several memorials in the park shed light on New Jersey’s history. The park also includes picnic areas along with various recreational facilities.
The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway
The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway stretches from Bayonne to Fort Lee and provides a golden chance to soak up the city. Apart from offering stunning views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, the walkway is 30 feet wide and caters to people who want to enjoy the simple pleasures of strolling or biking. Across the pathway, you will also find a separate area for kayaking and fishing.
Wildwood Crest Beach
Wildwood Crest Beach is located near Cape May and has a very serene and family-friendly environment. You can enjoy the pristine water and clean white sand here. Whether you want to swim, sail, or book a boat for fishing, Wildwood Crest Beach has all the facilities.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
The park is located at the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. There is much to do in the area as tourists can go swimming, kayaking, camping, and fishing. You will also have access to the Appalachian Trail, a favorite spot for many hikers. In addition, the Minisink Archaeological Site is inside the recreation area, where you will find remains of a 10,000-year-old civilization.
The Adventure Aquarium
The Adventure Aquarium on the Delaware River is considered one of the best in the United States. There are over 8,000 marine animals, including sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, and penguins. Moreover, this is the only aquarium in the world where you will be able to see hippos swimming around.
Some other notable places and attractions:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Grounds For Sculpture
Liberty Science Center
Old Victorian Cape May
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