The Ultimate New Jersey Travel Guide
New Jersey: The fact that New Jersey is bordered by the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on the south makes it a paradise for beach lovers! Here is my New Jersey travel guide, outlining the major attractions in New Jersey!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my New Jersey travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to New Jersey, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major New Jersey attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, New Jersey Attractions.
History: New Jersey was admitted to the union as the 3rd state on December 18, 1787. The state was named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel. The state’s nickname, the Garden State, was given by Abraham Browning (Attorney General of New Jersey from 1845 to 1850), in his book – Jersey Waggon Jaunts. In his speech in the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition, Browning referred to New Jersey as “The Garden State, an immense barrel, filled with good things to eat and open at both ends.” New Jersey was also the site of more than 100 battles during the fight for American independence.
Geography: New Jersey is the 4th smallest state in the US. New York borders new Jersey on the north and Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on the south. On the east, New Jersey is again bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west, New Jersey is bordered by Delaware Bay and Pennsylvania.
Flight: Newark International Airport (EWR), Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY) and Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) are the main airports in New Jersey, EWR being the busiest of all.
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to New Jersey.
Train: Amtrak offers a rail service called Northeast Regional connecting – Boston Providence / Springfield Hartford New York Washington, DC Roanoke / Richmond Norfolk / Newport News Virginia Beach, stopping at New York, NY – Penn Station (NYP), Newark, NJ – Penn Station (NWK), Newark, NJ – Liberty International Airport (EWR), Metropark, NJ (MET), New Brunswick, NJ (NBK), Princeton Junction, NJ (PJC), Trenton, NJ (TRE).
Best Places To Visit in New Jersey
The “Gambling Capital of the East Coast,” is a resort city in New Jersey, known for its many casinos, beautiful beaches, and iconic Boardwalk. Atlantic City is home to several popular casinos, including Atlantic club, Bally’s, Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, famous Atlantic City Boardwalk lined with retail stores, restaurants, the Steel Pier – a 1,000-foot-long amusement park and more.
Address: 3109 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, Entrance Fee: No Fee
Ocean City, a popular seashore community and resort area, is located on New Jersey’s coastal Jersey Shore. The city has eight miles of sparkling ocean and beaches with a boardwalk lined with restaurants, retail shops, and amusement parks. Gillian’s Wonderland Pier offers several rides, including a 140-foot Ferris wheel offering some great views of Ocean City.
Address: 1132 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, Entrance Fee: No Fee
Cape May is a city and the oldest seaside resort in the US. It’s also the southernmost point in New Jersey. It’s known for its beautiful powdery beaches, the Cape May lighthouse, Cape May pedestrian village mall, boat tours, and grand Victorian houses such as the Emlen Physick Estate, which is now a museum.
Address: 513 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204, Entrance Fee: No Fee
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