New Jersey is located off the Atlantic coast, stretching for approximately 130 miles. While some may wonder what this small state has to offer, others are well aware of its hidden gems. The Hudson River from Lower Manhattan offers not only a great scenic view, but allows travelers a relaxing stroll into Liberty State Park. First opened in 1976 to coincide with bicentennial celebrations, this park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry and remains to be a well sought after attraction.
Along the Jersey Shore, one may find what they’re looking for at Asbury Park. Lined with shops, arcades and cafes, Asbury Park is known for live music, as well as the historical Stony Pony and Paramount Theatre venues, which have hosted artists such as Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi.
But if what you’re looking for comes with more relaxation, Cape May is the perfect place. Located at the tip of the southern peninsula, Cape May is known for its Victorian houses such as Emlen Physick Estate, which has been converted into a highly trafficked museum. With plenty of shops and restaurants along Washington Street, and even the Cape May Lighthouse, you’ll find yourself at peace with plenty to do.
New Jersey, although home to many attractions and monuments, also offers ferries out of the harbor that will take you straight into New York in a matter of minutes. Whether you are seeking a night of fun or a day of relaxation, New Jersey is home to both.