Start with the beaches along the coast, from the wooden boardwalks and bright lights of Atlantic City to the family-friendly attractions and sweets shops of Ocean City. Northern and Central New Jersey are a different feel -- beautiful mountains, forests and trails revealing waterfalls and other natural treasures. And just about everywhere you'll find history and culture.
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Atlantic City Boardwalk
The boardwalk was built in 1870 and is a promenade with various seaside attractions including a number of piers and hotels.
The Boardwalk is four miles long, which may seem like a daunting distance for a seaside walk however bike rentals are widely available and make for a great way to see the area.
Wind your way along the Delaware Bay to Cape May State Park (via Salem, Cumberland and Cape May Counties) to see New Jersey's beautiful shoreline habitats and experience the state's fascinating maritime history.
This Scenic Byway is approximately 122 miles long, but you can easily break it up into shorter drives. Places to stop include Fort Mott State Park, Bayshore Center at Bivalve, East Point Lighthouse and Cape May Lighthouse.
The Jersey Shore is the coastal region of the U.S. state of New Jersey. Geographically, the term encompasses about 141 miles of oceanfront bordering the Atlantic Ocean, from Perth Amboy in the north to Cape May Point in the south. The region includes Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. Many New Jersey residents refer to it simply as The Shore. Most of the shore region is located in Central and South New Jersey. Famous for its many boardwalks with arcades, amusement parks, and water parks boasting hundreds of rides and attractions.
Cape May earned its reputation as a trendy and attractive resort town in the 18th century as it was increasingly visited by the wealthy. Situated on Delaware Bay, the town’s beaches, historic lighthouse, and charming homes in Victorian style attract many tourists every year.
One of the best examples of the homes of Cape May is the Emlen Physick Estate, which is currently used as a museum, allowing guests to explore the buildings 18 extravagant rooms.
Battlefield State Park
The site encompasses an area of 200 acres and was the location of the Battle of Princeton, which marked George Washington’s victory over the British in 1777.
Other points of interest on the site are the Clarke House Museum, used from 1772 as a hospital for injured troops and the Ionic Colonnade which is a memorial honoring soldiers from both Britain and America.
Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park is a park in the U.S. state of New Jersey, located on Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, opposite both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The park opened in 1976 to coincide with bicentennial celebrations and is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. Liberty State Park covers 1,212 acres. The main part of the park is bordered by water on three sides: on the north by the Morris Canal Big Basin and on the south and east by Upper New York Bay.