Every TV show you’ve ever seen From to the McMansions from Real Housewives of New Jersey to the smoky voice of The Sopranos, is at most, at. However, Jersey (natives are no longer considered ‘New’) is at least according to its banking and high-tech headquarters and the fact that the majority of the land is agricultural land (hence it’s Garden State nickname) and pine forests.
In the more than 127 miles gorgeous beaches, you’ll see Guidos and guides of Jersey Shore, but also several other towns on the oceanfront that have a distinct style. Explore the culture and beauty of the city with your family and friends to make your trip memorable. Get last minute Cheap Flights To New Jersey and select your favourite airline for your next travel destination.
Cape May Lighthouse
The lush, saline wetlands that make up Cape May Point State Park the lighthouse of 1859 offers an impressive view. The lighthouse’s 157 feet structure was subject to an overhaul of $2 million in the 1990s and its light can be seen 25 miles to the sea. It is possible to climb the 199 steps that lead up to the top in the daylight hours, and also on full moon nights between April and September. The base is home to displays on the wildlife of the region. Hours are different; call ahead to confirm the details.
Doo Wop Experience
The Doo Wop Preservation League runs this tiny museum that recounts the Wildwood’s glory days in the 1950s. The ‘neon-sign garden’ exhibits some of the relics left from buildings no longer in use. On Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the summer there is a trolley ride (adult/child $14/7) departs from the station and travels through the most vibrant landmarks.
Visit one of the state’s first cranberry bogs and the site where the blueberry highbush was first cultivated. Nature trails run throughout the property.
Pick up some locally-made jams or jellies at the general retail store, or go more at an annual Blueberry Festival in late June.
Washington Crossing State Park
Ten days prior to the Battle of Princeton on the night of Christmas 1776, George Washington led his army across the ice-covered Delaware River from the Pennsylvania side to the New Jersey side in a massive snowstorm. He was frightened that if he failed to achieve something before winter set in, his troops might be completely withdrawn by spring. Washington Crossing State Park, seven miles to the southwest of Lambertville provides an overstuffed exhibition in its visitor’s center. It also has historical structures and lovely trails through beautiful woods.
The village of the 18th century has an outdoor museum which presents the bog-iron industry and has an outdoor nature center. The guided tours ($3) within the main Batsto Mansion run from every Wednesday through Sunday. The Batsto Mansion offers a mobile-friendly guide to the mansion. Just scan the barcode, and there’s no need for human interaction! To get there you must take Rte 542 which is 8 miles to the east of Hammonton.
It has miles of biking and hiking trails which wind all around Batsto Lake and connect with longer trails that lead up to Atsion, Brendan Byrne State Forest and beyond. Two launch points for canoes are situated about a quarter mile to the west on Route 542.
Historic Village at Allaire
Only 15 minutes away out of the 21st century, and Asbury Park, this quirky museum is a remnant of an active town in the 19th century known as Howell Works that produced iron bogs for James Allaire’s New York City steam engine works. Explore the shops and gardens that are run by people dressed in period attire and baking your own bread in the bakery of 1835 (11am until 4pm, Wednesday through Friday, and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday in the summer).
The trails for hiking wind throughout the 3000-acre Allaire State Park. The birding checklist can be found at the Information Desk.
Morven Museum & Garden
Visit for stunning exhibitions of art and well-appointed period rooms Other galleries have exhibitions that change regularly. The gardens, as well as the house itself – which is a perfect colonial revival mansion that was constructed in 1887 by Richard Stockton, a prominent lawyer during the 18th century, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence – are worth a trip by themselves.
The amusement pier located at the northernmost point of the Seaside boardwalk offers a handful of children’s rides, as well as more intense thrills for the 48in and taller set as well as a chairlift which extends over the boardwalk. The next stop there is Breakwater Beach, a water park with high-quality slides. times can differ, but generally it is open between 9:30am in the months of July and in August.
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey
In this worthy project of Ralph E Hunter showcasing the story of African Americans in Atlantic City and across the USA There’s beautiful artwork on both sides of the Atlantic and exhibits from the past that shine a spotlight on the sexist stereotypes and discrimination blacks have endured in America. Donations are requested.
Lucy the Elephant
The pachyderm, which is six stories tall, was built in 1881 in an unusual scheme of land developers to attract clients. It’s located in Margate (just north of AC) It’s open to the public and visitors are able to climb inside during a tour with a guide (on the half-hour tour).
Lucy appears for a short time on screen in Jack Nicholson cult classic King of Marvin Gardens. As with the other characters in the film she’s in serious decay.
Cape May Bird Observatory
Cape May is one of the top birding destinations in the United States With over 400 species to choose from during the migration seasons during which neotropical birds migrate south to breed for winter, and north in order to breed in the summer. This mile loop is a great introduction to the area and there’s plenty in the form of birding books, binoculars, and birding bric a-brac available in the store.
Hoboken Historical Museum
This tiny museum gives a feel of Hoboken which is hard to imagine in the present the city was populated by blue collar Irish as well as Italian Catholic immigrants, toiling in docks and shipyards. The museum also offers self-guided walks through Frank Sinatra’s Hoboken haunts and On the Waterfront film locales.