New Jersey

United States of America
Empty Sky Memorial showing a monument as well as a large group of people
Revolutionary history, fun-filled family attractions, charming towns and a dramatic, windswept coastline all meet in the scenic Garden State of New Jersey.

New Jersey is famed for its enthralling attractions, world-renowned universities and its Jersey Shore, the long stretch of coastline that features quaint towns and lively cities. The most densely populated state in the nation crams in numerous museums, monuments and outdoor destinations within a compact space. Visit coastal casinos, stunning galleries and historic sights all within welcoming New Jersey.

The state was at the center of the War of Independence, due to its crucial location between the two major cities of Philadelphia and New York. Explore sites such as Monmouth Battlefield State Park and Trenton Battle Monument to learn about the state’s involvement in the conflict.

Wander around the leafy campus of Princeton University, one of the leading educational establishments in the nation. The historic grounds host the Princeton University Art Museum, which features an impressive array of paintings, sculptures and antiquities from around the world.

Indulge in the pleasures of Atlantic City, famed for its casino-lined boardwalks and luxury hotels. Shop for clothes created by some of the biggest brands in fashion, feast on mouthwatering seafood and relax in full-service spas.

Escape to New Jersey’s beautiful coast, known for charming waterfront towns. Stroll around Cape May, which maintains a winsome 19th-century atmosphere. Visit the Cape May Lighthouse, one of the oldest working beacons in the country. Spring Lake offers a serene oceanfront retreat near the southernmost tip of the state in a charming, scenic town.

Bring your family to New Jersey to experience all of its numerous attractions. Plummet down the roller coasters of Six Flags Great Adventure and experience the interactive exhibits of the Liberty Science Center. The Adventure Aquarium features live displays of penguins, sharks and even porcupines, while Storybook Land transports children to a world of fairy tales.

New Jersey is served by regular transportation links to New York City, which is right on the edge of the state. Visit New Jersey in summer for the best weather on the beaches but try to come midweek to avoid the crowds.

Popular cities in New Jersey

Steel Pier showing rides
Atlantic City
Known for Walking, Casinos and Beaches
Enjoy Atlantic City’s charming boardwalk, with its casinos, shops and traditional amusement parks, or head out to see other popular attractions along the Jersey Shore.

Reasons to visit

  • Harrah's Atlantic City Casino
  • Borgata Casino
  • Atlantic City Boardwalk
Liberty State Park featuring general coastal views, night scenes and a city
Jersey City
Known for Scenery, Urban and Skyscrapers
Directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, this vibrant city offers a smaller scale metropolitan experience anchored by the famous Liberty State Park.

Reasons to visit

  • Jersey City City Hall
  • Hamilton Park
  • Manhattan Cruise Terminal
Downtown Newark featuring a square or plaza, a city and outdoor art
Known for Sports, Theaters and Live music
New Jersey’s largest metropolis features a stunning grove of cherry trees, a park where George Washington and his soldiers camped and one of the biggest airports in the country.

Reasons to visit

  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • Prudential Center