New Jersey

New Jersey Travel Guide

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.

Can an indie music-and-art festival founded in the desert near Palm Springs thrive in the land of Bruce Springsteen?The organizers of the annual Coachella festival think so. Their All Points West festival is set to take place at New Jersey's historic Liberty State Park.

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Discover Glenmont, Thomas Edison’s 29-room Queen Anne–style mansion. It’s an often-overlooked shrine to the great inventor run by the National Park Service in West Orange, NJ.

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

About 30 miles up the coast from Atlantic City, Long Beach Island is a narrow strip of sand just two blocks wide and 20 miles long that's linked to the Jersey mainland by a narrow causeway. There's only one route on and off the island, which gets backed up for miles on weekends.

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

Brace Yourself: The current big daddy of coasters, this ride towers, quite literally, above all others. At the ride’s highest peak, the brave folks who step aboard soar a record 456 feet (the equivalent of 45 stories) aboveground.

The two-year-old Pier Shops at Caesar's, an edifice stretching 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, houses the largest shopping-mall fountain in the world. The mall is chockablock with luxury retailers - Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Louis Vuitton.

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.

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