Things To Do In New Jersey

by Staff

New Jersey is a must-visit, whether you’re heading to the state itself, or you’re visiting the surrounding destinations like New York or Pennsylvania — it will add a dimension of vibrancy and excitement to your trip. New Jersey boasts incredible views, as well as being packed with history and art. If you’re planning your trip, read on to find out more about some of the places not to be missed, from the spectacular Borgata Casino to the famous Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Borgata Casino 

When visiting New Jersey, heading to the Borgata Casino, Hotel and Spa is something that should not be missed. It features some of the most diverse casino games in Atlantic City and there truly is something for everyone. The casino is situated in a unique, modern hotel that boasts luxury everywhere you look. You can also take advantage of the huge luxury spa so you can relax and unwind after a day full of exploring this contemporary destination.

In the casino, you will find slots, table games and sportsbooks galore; you can use your time here to try playing a new game, place your bets on a new sport, and immerse yourself in all that this hotel has to offer. And it’s not just a casino and spa, the Borgata has a food hall complete with fine and casual dining spaces, swimming pools and even nightclubs.

Island Beach State Park 

If you’re looking to add a bit of sunshine, sand, and sea to your trip to New Jersey, Island Beach State Park is just the place. An area of marine conservation, this beach attracts visitors with its white, sandy beach, and ocean waters, away from the bustling, built-up beaches lined with boardwalks you’ll find to each side. If you’re looking for a more natural, serene backdrop, head to Island Beach to swim, fish, and kayak, or relax on the shore and take it all in.

Liberty State Park 

If you’re a lover of stunning views, Liberty State Park has all you need. This destination draws millions of visitors each year with its second-to-none views of Manhattan that are guaranteed to take your breath away.  Take in the unbelievable views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island — or head to the Historic Central Railroad of New Jersey situated within the park.

At this stunning viewpoint, you will find a promenade that stretches two miles around the area —Liberty Walk where you can stroll, have a picnic and look out over the rolling Hudson River. If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained, or simply looking for a bit of interaction, the Liberty Science center is situated in the West of Liberty State Park. From here, you can take the ferry out to The Statue of Liberty to round off your day.

Jersey Shore Alpacas 

An attraction not to be missed if you’re heading to New Jersey. Located in Green Creek, North of Cape May sits a quaint, friendly farm where you can meet a herd of alpacas! Great for any animal lover, you can meet this curious bunch, and browse the shop filled with alpaca clothing and sweet cuddly toys. Whilst checking for availability before you visit is a must, you won’t be disappointed with a day spent feeding and learning all about these adorable and interesting animals.

Ocean City Boardwalk 

Recently renovated, this famous boardwalk has had a facelift to keep up with the demands that come with its popularity. Packed with history, there are many sights to be seen when visiting the Boardwalk, and with over three miles of attractions and points of interest, it might be worth planning your trip here, as there is a chance you may become overwhelmed!

If you’re a fan of art, the Ocean City will not disappoint — with galleries that have more art on the outside than inside, and sand sculptures lining the shore, there is always something on display. If you’re looking for some excitement, take advantage of the boardwalk’s historical fairground rides, packed with jump scares and amusement. And don’t worry about snacks, the Boardwalk has everything you need, from the traditional Thrasher’s Fries and Dolle’s Candyland all major attractions for a real taste of New Jersey.

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