New Jersey may be small, yet it’s anything but boring! On your next trip to the East Coast, take advantage of the state’s many interesting destinations. Whether you love history, nature, or fun, you won’t be disappointed! Here are ten of the best tourist attractions in New Jersey.
1. Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City is a must-visit New Jersey City. Of course, you can’t make a visit to Atlantic City without a trip to the Boardwalk! Be sure to see the Steel Pier amusement park and the celebrity handprints at Entrance to the Stars.
Location: Atlantic City
2. Cape May
This beautiful destination is the southernmost point of the state in the Delaware Bay. It’s been a tourist’s playground for over 200 years—why not join the tradition? There are lovely beaches and stunning examples of Victorian architecture here. Don’t miss the chance for a whale-watching tour while you’re there.
Location: Cape May County
3. Liberty State Park
See the New York Bay from a new perspective. This state park has awesome views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, in addition to natural areas and many worthwhile monuments. Rent a kayak for the full experience!
Location: Jersey City
4. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Escape the urban when you visit this nature persevere. See the Delaware River at its most beautiful, and enjoy the sights and sounds of New Jersey wildlife! Explore 40 miles of the wilderness by Appalachian Trail, horseback, or canoe.
Location: Warren County
5. Princeton Battlefield State Park
Although Princeton University is an interesting place to visit while touring the town of Princeton, the real draw is Princeton Battlefield State Park. This 200-acre park is the site of the 1777 Battle of Princeton. It features several points of interest for the history buff.
6. Battleship New Jersey
Head to the Delaware River in Camden for a tour of the battleship New Jersey. This ship fought in World War II, as well as in the Middle East in the 1980s. You can take a tour to see the guns and exhibits, or even spend the night on board!
7. Thomas Edison National Historic Park
See the birthplace of many of our favorite modern inventions: batteries, sound recordings, and more! This awesome museum offers tours of both the workshop and Edison’s beautiful historic home.
Location: West Orange
8. Grounds for Sculpture
If you enjoy sculpture, you won’t want to miss the chance for a visit to Grounds for Sculpture. You’ll find 270 works of art scattered over 40 acres!
9. Morey’s Piers
This New Jersey tourist destination is all about fun! Kids and adults alike will have a blast with the amusement park rides, interactive attractions, and food stalls. You can’t beat this classic ocean-side amusement park!
Location: Atlantic City
10. Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park
Witness the thundering majesty of one of America’s biggest waterfalls in this national park. This region has beautiful nature areas, but its influential history is just as loud and striking as the falls. Immerse yourself in the Passaic River, or immerse yourself in the history of Alexander Hamilton, the Industrial Revolution, and the Labor Movement.
New Jersey is filled with exciting tourist attractions for people of all ages and interests! Be sure to make time for enjoying the coastal communities, small towns, and natural world of New Jersey. Which place would you most like to visit? Let us know in the comments!