New Jersey has so many incredible places to visit. From museums and monuments to beaches and beautiful parks, I suggest you fully explore our wonderful state. If you can’t go everywhere, be sure to at least see the following 12 places before you die. The memories will last a lifetime.
1. Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton
Grounds For Sculpture is a magic park and perfect picnic spot. You’ll find incredible art, gorgeous gardens and delicious dining at Rat’s Restaurant.
This beautiful building is one of the most photographed places in America for a reason. It is simply stunning! The Red Mill is also a pretty interesting museum.
3. Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Liberty Science Center is one of the most magical museums in the state. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the interactive experience and the museum offers the largest IMAX dome theater in the United States.
Atlantic City offers something for everyone. Enjoy gaming, fine dining, a variety of shows, shopping, beaches and amusement rides. People from all over the country come to visit this city, yet some residents never visit. You’ve got to spend a day, at least once!
5. High Point Monument, Sussex
High Point Monument is magnificent on its own, but it makes this list for the view. The highest point in New Jersey, you’ll score spectacular views of the surrounding states.
6. Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Liberty State Park offers spectacular Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan views. While you’re there, hop a ferry to the Statue and/or Ellis Island. Both are important pieces of American history.
Possibly the most charming town in the state (country?), this quaint Victorian town is a must-visit. Enjoy shopping, beautiful beaches, and relaxation.
8. The Delaware Water Gap, Northwest New Jersey
The entire length of the river is gorgeous, but the Warren/Sussex County areas are particularly scenic. Enjoy mountain views for miles, rafting, tubing, hiking, and the stunning Buttermilk Falls.
9. Duke Farms, Hillsborough
Duke farms is a nature lover’s paradise. Immerse yourself in the beauty and enjoy total relaxation. Stroll the grounds, ride your bike, appreciate the gardens and water features! The best part? It doesn’t cost a cent!
10. Battleship New Jersey, Camden
This isn’t just a quirky local attraction, Battleship New Jersey is the largest and most decorated battleship in the United States! Tours are a top rated attraction, and there is so much to do on the boat! You’ll never get bored! Enjoy Philadelphia views and Adventure Aquarium while you’re in the area.
11. Great Falls, Paterson
These spectacular falls are a sight to see! They’re in stark contrast to the surrounding city, an urban oasis. For an extraordinary experience, cross the footbridges near the falls!
The town offers numerous historical sites, shopping, dining and entertainment. The university provides incredible architecture and a sense of brilliance. Something about this campus always inspires me!
We figured, if you ever do any adventures on the weekend, here are some places to see!