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Top 10 Things to Do In New Jersey

New Jersey has beaches, cities, country, and more.

Welcome to New Jersey, the garden state. While New Jersey is the fourth smallest state, it's actually the 11th most populated, so you know there are plenty of things to do. From the Jersey Shore to the Palisades International Park, its outdoor beauty matches with its urban centers. Here are our top 10  things to do in New Jersey. 

1. Hit the Boardwalk and Piers

Take some time to explore Wildwoods Boardwalk and Morey’s Piers for fun that will excite the whole family. You’ll enjoy thrill rides and water sports. Younger kids will love the kiddie rides, and you can challenge family or friends to a game of miniature golf.

2. See Some Whales

See some whales and dolphins with the Cape May Whale Watcher. You'll experience an amazing sea safari where you'll have dolphins and whales swimming right alongside you. It's the perfect opportunity to get some amazing pictures to remember your trip by.

3. Atlantic City

We suggest a little adult fun in Atlantic City. Play the slots or catch a show. Get involved in the great nightlife or relax with a spa treatment. There are endless possibilities for some grownup style fun and games.

4. Old Barrack Museum

Located in Trenton, this museum is the last remaining British Army barracks from the Revolutionary War. In 1758, the Barracks was the largest building in Trenton and housed 300 British and Irish soldiers.

5. Hoboken Historical Museum

This is one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront and now the rotating exhibits in the museum and the permanent Hoboken history exhibit are ideal to visit during a day trip. They even have a Frank Sinatra tour map for hardcore fans of Ol’ Blue Eyes.

6. Jersey Shore From a New Perspective

See the boardwalk from the sky on a parasailing adventure that will have you trailing behind a high-speed boat. Check out Atlantic Parasail for a unique high-flying experience!

7. See the Bizarre

Take a trip to Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum for some seriously strange and surprising exhibits that will make you question the limitations of reality. From the creepy to the amazing and all the bizarre things in between, this is a must-see museum stop on any visit to the Jersey Shore

8. Visit Princeton University

One of the eight universities that are considered Ivy League, Princeton is also one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution. Whether you’re headed there for a tour or are self guiding, the Gothic architecture is something worth seeing.

9. Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari

Let loose at this 2200-acre park that features thrilling rides for kids and adults. Offering great opportunities to save money year round, you can usually find a good deal whether you’re headed there with friends or family

10. “Empty Sky” 9/11 Memorial

Located in Liberty State Park, “Empty Sky” is New Jersey’s own memorial to honor the victims of September 11th. Names of the dead are placed on stainless steel twin walls that are the width of each side of the World Trade Center Towers, and the steel reflects the changing light of day.

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