There are plenty of things to see and do when you spend some time in New Jersey and there are a variety of different options to consider, meaning you can enjoy some beach time and the city lights all in the same trip.
New Jersey might be one of the smallest US states but it is not short of attractions, and here are some top ideas to consider when you are making your vacation plans.
Culture and sculpture
When planning your trip to New Jersey, If you choose accommodation like the Saddle Brook Marriott you will be able to enjoy being close to the city action but able to plan some trips away from the bright lights when you want to soak up some culture.
If you like your art, the Jersey City Museum and Newark Museum will prove to be a rewarding visitor experience and as well as enjoying spending some time enjoying the art on display in these galleries, there is another top attraction to consider.
The Grounds For Sculpture museum and sculpture park in Hamilton is a worthy homage to contemporary art and sculpture.
When it comes to culture and sculpture, New Jersey offers a number of opportunities to enjoy during your time in the state.
New Jersey plays host to the awe-inspiring Delaware Gap National Recreation Area, which can be found running along the border of neighbouring Pennsylvania and covers over 70,000 acres.
As you would expect from such a large area of outstanding beauty there are numerous points of interest and spectacular sights to enjoy, including a protected stretch of the Delaware River that you will find very photogenic.
The New Jersey section of the site has two visitor centers, Millbrook Village, which features a recreation of a 19-century community, and Kittatinny Point, which offers magnificent views and access to the Appalachian Trail, which is well worth doing.
In the shadow of the statue
It is hard to ignore the iconic landmark that is the Statue of Liberty in neighbouring New York but it can be a good plan to stay in New Jersey and enjoy the view from across the water.
One suggestion would be to visit the Liberty State Park, which overlooks Ellis Island and is where the statue stands.
Covering more than 1,200 acres, Liberty State Park affords you wonderful views and has plenty of attractions and points of interest within the park itself to make a day of it during your vacation time in New Jersey.
A nature reserve known as Communipaw Cove forms part of the park and that provides an interesting contrast to the manmade skyline that forms your backdrop while you work your way around the park.
New Jersey is often full of surprises and delights the majority of visitors who might not have been aware of all it has to offer, so make some plans to visit the state that is small in size but big on attractions and entertainment.