New Jersey Top 10 Attractions

Apart from being one of the wealthiest states in the United States, New Jersey is also known to have very hospitable citizens, rich culture, a wonderful history and numerous world-class attractions.

The attractions are strategically in different parts of the state and are always waiting to offer you unforgettable experiences. The following are top 10 attractions worth visiting in the state of New Jersey.

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Table of Contents
  1. Atlantic City Boardwalk
  2. Ocean City
  3. Cape May
  4. Grounds for Sculpture
  5. Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Water Park
  6. Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari
  7. Battleship New Jersey
  8. Thomas Edison National Historical Park
  9. Liberty Science Center
  10. Adventure Aquarium

1: Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City Boardwalk
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Atlantic City is considered the "Gambling Capital of the East Coast". You can try your luck in gambling at some of the best casinos including Atlantic club, Bally's, Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Trump Plaza, and many more.

You can also enjoy the Atlantic City Boardwalk which was the first boardwalk in the United States. The Boardwalk is the lifeline of the coastal city and the path that runs along an 8mi (13km) stretch of beach where tourists sunbathe, picnic and swim.

The boardwalk strip contains as many as Casino/hotels as well as retail stores, restaurants, and amusements. Famous attractions include the Boardwalk Hall, House of Blues, and the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum.

Address: 3109 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Also Read: Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Atlantic City, New Jersey

2: Ocean City

Ocean City
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Ocean City is a place where you can enjoy eight miles of shiny ocean and bay beaches, all meticulously maintained. The 2.5 miles of boardwalk contains many family amusements like Gillian's Island Golf & Water Park, Wonderland Pier, and music pier.

You can also take a ride on the 140-foot Ferris wheel with views of Ocean City and the surrounding areas from the top.

Address: Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226


3: Cape May

Cape May

Cape May is a very magnificent and vibrant city located at the southern tip of the famous Cape May Peninsula, where Delaware Bay meets with the expansive Atlantic Ocean in Cape May County.

While in Cape May you can swim, sunbathe or fish in any of its stunning beaches such as the Higbee Beach, Poverty Beach, Sunset Beach or the Cape May Beach.

You can also visit any of the city's impressive museums and lighthouses such as Cape May Firemen's Museum, Cape May Lighthouse or the Colonial House.

Address: Cape May, NJ 08204


Also Read: Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Cape May, New Jersey

4: Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds for Sculpture
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Located in Mercer County, New Jersey, Grounds for Sculpture spans forty two acres and offers both a sculpture park and museum for visitors to enjoy in addition to a range of programs, events and activities.

This attraction dates back to the early 1990s and is now home to hundreds of incredible sculptures for visitors to take in. There are some great exhibitions that you can also enjoy, which will inspire and educate.

When you visit the park you can opt for a self guided tour or book a guided one depending on your preferences. There are also various facilities onsite for the benefit of visitors including a shop and a range of dining options.

Address: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619


5: Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Water Park

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Water Park
If you traveling with kids, then the Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Water Park is the best place to take them for memorable enjoyment. Here, you can ride in any of the state-of-the-art rides or enjoy a spectacular views of the surrounding area from the park's 170-feet tall Skyscraper.

Address: 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


6: Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari

Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari

With its numerous rides, fun-packed events and other entertainment options, the Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari stands out as one of the best family-friendly attractions in New Jersey.

It has 3 categories of rides: thrill rides, kids' rides and family rides. If you are hungry or thirsty after a thrilling ride, you can take some snacks or drinks at Johnny Rockets Shakes & Fries.

Address: 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527


Also Read: 10 Best Wildlife Safaris in the USA

7: Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey
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Regarded as America's most decorated museum, Battleship New Jersey is currently one of the most exciting museums in New Jersey. It is always open for overnight encampments, daytime tours and a wide variety of fascinating events.

Apart from seeing the exhibits of artifacts from the battleship's past or exploring the ship's legendary 16-inch Gun Turret, you can also climb and descend the steep stairs and eat in the original mess halls.

Address: 100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ 08103


8: Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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The preservation site of Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory, the Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a must for anyone interested in history, science, inventions and nature.

You will find so much to take in and explore here and the educational benefits make it a great choice to take the family for a fascinating day out.

You can look forward to visiting the Glenmont Estate as well as the Laboratory Complex where you can spend time learning all about the inventions that this genius brought to us in order to help create the world we live in today.

Address: 211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052


9: Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center
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Liberty Science Center is a learning center and interactive science museum found inside the Liberty State Park. While inside the museum, you can gain access to numerous educational resources, science exhibits, IMAX Dome Theater and the Hoberman Sphere.

Its notable science exhibits include the Infection Connection, Eat and Be Eaten and the Wildlife Challenge.

Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305


10: Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium
You can roll up your sleeves and prepare for a thrill at the Adventure Aquarium, which is located in Camden. The aquarium features total tank volume of more than 2 million gallons of water and over 6,000 species of animals. You can watch the penguins, hippos, sharks or the over 25 species of African birds.

Address: 1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103


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