Big lights and leisurely strolls down the beach is the perfect combination for an entire day of fun when you visit Atlantic City. The classic Boardwalk spans over four miles, with tons of great restaurants, hotels, rides, games, and famous landmarks along the way. Whether you just want to smell the ocean breeze and watch the waves crash on the coast or go into the city to hit the slots, there’s no shortage of things to do in Atlantic City.
Cape May is a charming place to visit. If you head south, you will reach a part of New Jersey that is like a living museum, where old roads are lined with Victorian-style homes and quaint little shops. You can book a tour guide to give you a nice historic walk through the town, or outside the harbor to view its beauty from another angle, along with the lively marine life full of whales and dolphins.
Don’t miss the extraordinary historical center and artisanal park in the town of Hamilton. Set up in 1992 to encourage the support for contemporary art, it has gotten to be one of the state's most famous museum displays, showcasing many works by US craftsmen. The Grounds itself is magnificently dressed with various trees and flowerbeds. Another extraordinary exhibition can be found at the Jersey City Museum with its accumulation of more than 300 works of art, and a vast gathering of chronicled ancient rarities from New Jersey history.
Princeton is a place for academics, but it’s also one that stands out for its historic importance. This is where the Battle of Princeton took place during 1777, when George Washington successfully pushed out the British. You will find all original artifacts from the war, including the original hospital that housed soldiers and the graveyard where many of the fallen were buried.
Here is a vantage point in which you will never reproduce over in New York, overlooking the most iconic monuments of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline, as well as Jersey’s own. You’ll also find a beautiful nature preserve, historic memorial sites (dedicated to those lost in the Holocaust and 9/11 attacks, along with plenty of outdoor activities that the family can enjoy, like biking, fishing, and kayaking through the park.
While it is good to sometimes just sit back and enjoy the great outdoors in a slow and calm environment, you have to get out there and take life by the horns to truly appreciate it. There are a lot of places in our backyard to go experience the turbulent...