If you’re planning a trip to New York, then it’s worth going to explore New Jersey while you’re there. While the city has developed a reputation thanks to The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Jersey Shore, that you may or may not be interested in, it also has another side to it and is home to many beautiful natural and historic parks as well as world-class history and art museums.
So if you are in the area then make some time to visit New Jersey and here are some of the best things to do while you’re there.
Situated on Delaware Bay, Cape May is a popular and attractive resort town and earned its reputation in the 18th century as it was increasingly visited by the wealthy. Home to beaches, a historic lighthouse, and beautiful Victorian style homes it attracts many tourists every year. Six different US presidents have also chosen Cape May for where to have their vacation homes too.
Another famous and beautiful resort town in New Jersey is Atlantic City, which is home of the famous Boardwalk. At four miles long, the seaside walk has widely available bike rentals which make for a great way to see the area. It has a promenade with various seaside attractions and several piers and hotels.
Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area is situated on the state borders of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and covers an area of over 70,000 acres which includes an impressive 40-mile chunk of the Delaware River. There is also two visitor centers with as much information on the history, geography, and recreation in the area as you could possibly want. It is also one the best places in the state to enjoy outdoor pursuits like kayaking, fishing, natural swimming, and camping.
The Paterson Great Falls
The Paterson Great Falls is one of the most recently established national parks within America. Home to an array of spectacular waterfalls and natural scenery, getting out and exploring the parks is a lot of fun, and several viewpoints are offering different perspectives of the falls. The Paterson Museum is also nearby.
The Liberty Science Center
If you have children then visiting the science center is a must do. It is interactive education and consists of many exciting active displays and exhibits, that explore varied scientific and technological areas. It is also home to the largest IMAX theatre in the whole world.
You can also go remove yourself from the tourist attractions and check out where people live. Go and visit the Township of Irvington NJ and explore the community life and how the township has been developed and improved.