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New Jersey Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in New Jersey

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This peninsula, in New Jersey, resides in a stretch of land between Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and the city named after it is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan area. The population of the city is of around 4000 residents, but in the summer a lot more come to this place, who are attracted by its gorgeous landscapes and sights. For tourists the main attraction is the older buildings in the Victorian style.

Another great attraction is the number of incredible seaside resorts in the area, in fact Cape May is one of the top ten locations in America for its beaches and this for sure has allowed the place to grow and expand in terms of tourism.

With temperatures that are great in the summertime and that do not chase you off in the winter, Cape May is the perfect example for the humid subtropical climate... read more arrow
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Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, offers quite a different type of experience that one shouldn't refuse. The facility offers a great array of scientific exhibits and, as a novelty, it features the greatest IMAX dome in the entire US. It is for sure a great place for educational resources and for those with an interest in science and technology.

Quite recently, on July 19, 2007 the museum has finalized an expansion renewal project, the entire value of the works being estimated at 109 million dollars. The facility has incorporated a 100,000 square feet of new spaces. This wasn't intended for exhibition purposes but rather to diversify the offerings of the complex which now has included some open spaces and a few other amenities... read more arrow
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New Jersey has some wonderful places that you can use for your free time of for your vacation but when you have nature in your mind then you can't go wrong with a stroll in Island Beach State Park. It is found in the Barnegat Peninsula in the Ocean County and you will find that its maintenance and operation is guarded by the state departments of Forestry and Parks.

The park is a tourist attraction and for all the good reasons because it offers some of the greatest beaches in the zone. It offers swimming, fishing and kayaking experiences to those with a taste for the seaside pleasures and for the more adventurous of people some crazier dune buggy expeditions can be put in place and enjoyed.

The Beach State park however has some places that are restricted in terms of access to the public... read more arrow
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If you happen to be walking about the West State Street in Trenton, New Jersey, one great attraction that is sure to keep you busy and entertained for hours on end would be a visit to the New Jersey State Museum. This is a place that hosts a great collection of fine art and other type of artifacts, some of which are quite old, dating back to the 19th century in some cases.

Another interesting find while you are around is the planetarium that is hosted inside the museum. This has been around for quite some time, it is not very big at a capacity of 150 seat, but it can definitely be a relaxing and informative stop. Moreover, an auditorium is right next in the same building, and it houses a lot of events, from speeches to concerts.

Another great attraction inside the museum is the display of a Hadrosaurus dinosaur replica that is certain to captivate you and keep you staring in amazement... read more arrow
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The coastal region of New Jersey features a great sightseeing beacon, that is the tallest lighthouse in the New Jersey state and the 3rd tallest building constructed out of masonry meant to be a lighthouse in the entire US. It was built in 1854 and its completion was celebrated in 1857 when it was first lighted. At the moment, although it is lit every night it no longer is a n active aid to sailors but rather a touristic attraction for its many visitors.

Everybody is invited to climb inside it, for a small fee which takes the form of donations. It also functions as a small museum being fitted with an external gallery, but also a great attraction is the actual act of climbing to the watch room and being delighted by the extraordinary view. To attract even more visitors in 2002 the Absecon Lighthouse has been fitted with a keepers' quarters' re-creation of the original facility where you can enter and buy some nice souvenirs or other interesting lighthouse related trinkets... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

You can also rate and vote for your favorite New Jersey sightseeing places, famous historical landmarks, and best things to do in New Jersey by visiting the individual New Jersey attraction pages.