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New Jersey

Things to do in New Jersey

You’ll never lack for things to do in New Jersey—the state is full of surprises, waiting to be discovered. Everywhere you turn there is something to do. You can ferry out to see the Statue of Liberty, explore your scholarly side at Princeton, or take a risk and hit the Atlantic City casinos. New Jersey is called “The Crossroads of the American Revolution,” and one of the best things to do in New Jersey is to explore the roots of America at the Pine Barrens Village, in Batsto. The village consists of thirty-three historic buildings; each was constructed between 1766 and 1867.

If you’re still wondering what to do in New Jersey, pay a visit to the Walt Whitman home, in Camden, where America’s most storied poet once lived. If you’d like to see some world class art, slip over to Wheaton Arts in southern New Jersey or the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton and immerse yourself in the cultural offerings of each. No list of what to do in New Jersey is complete without a dip in the waters off of Atlantic City, a night at the casinos, followed by a drive through the Gold Coast neighborhood to view the exquisite homes. Just a few of the ways to enjoy the Garden State.

Stop by this tourism center to grab a free map for a Doo-Wop Preservation Tour of Wildwoods’ wildest neon-lit 1950’s architecture.

1920s burlesque theater turned tapas bar

Watch master boatbuilders in this workshop at the Tuckerton Seaport, a living-history museum of coastal arts and crafts.

Cozy bar with a nautical theme

Lucy, Margate's iconic 65-foot-tall elephant-shaped house, now open to the public.

Walk or bike along this 60-mile trail.

You'll find well-priced industrial-modern pieces at this excellent furniture boutique.

Go for a spin on the boardwalk carousel. Some of the hand-carved animals—there are 58, in all—date to the 1890s.

A Riviera-style private beach club lures peace-seeking fashionistas with trendy drinks, open-air lounges, and serviced cabanas by the sea. When the sun fades, the DJ starts spinning.