Hello and Welcome to My Next Travel Destination Guide: Amazing Travel Adventures New Jersey. New Jersey has so much history, so much fun and so much horror! Read on to travel with me to some of the best New Jersey has to offer.
Parks and Bridges and Tunnels – New Jersey
1. Liberty State Park is located at 200 Morris Pesin Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey. The park is located in northern New Jersey and holds amazing views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This photo was taken during a Liberty Walk and captures a beautiful New Jersey skyline. For more information including an event calendar visit their website at www.visithudson.org or click here.
2. George Washington Bridge. You all know already that I LOVE bridges. The George Washington Bridge is a suspension, double decker bridge that connects Manhattan, New York to Fort Lee, New Jersey crossing over the Hudson River. So much to love, and not just me! It is said to be the busiest bridge in the world with over 35 million vehicles crossing in 2020. For more information and updates visit the Port Authority website at www.panynj.gov or click here.
3. Holland Tunnel connects Manhattan, New York and Jersey City, New Jersey and travels up to 93 miles under the Hudson River. Not quite as popular as the George Washington Bridge but still had over 10 million vehicles crossing in 2020. For more information and updates visit the Port Authority website at www.panynj.gov or click here.
Piers and Universities and Devils – New Jersey
1. Steel Pier is an amusement park located at 1000 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Founded in 1898, the pier says it offers some kind of fun for everyone. “Kids” of all ages will enjoy their time on the Pier. They had me at ocean views, fun rides and great food. For more information and updates visit their website at www.steelpier.com or click here.
2. Princeton University is a private Ivy League university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton University is the 4th oldest campus of higher learning in the United States having been established in 1746. The history, the architecture, the people. I highly recommend a tour of the campus. For more information visit their website at www.princeton.edu or click here.
3. New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team. Their home base is in Newark, New Jersey. The team competes in the National Hockey League and is designated as a member of the East Division. For more information and updates for schedules and game locations visit their website at www.nhl.com or click here. There are no in-person attendance games happening at the time this post was released.
Beaches and Stairways and Camp Grounds – New Jersey
1. Gunnison Beach is located within the Gateway National Recreation Area. Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean it is a clothing optional beach. Park visitors in the late 70’s noticed the beach’s natural seclusion. This natural seclusion led to the current, and legal, clothing optional status that stands to this day. For more information visit their website at www.nps.gov or click here.
2. Stairway to Heaven is located in Vernon Township, New Jersey. The trail is just under 3 miles to hike in, hike up, hike down, and hike out. Don’t let the thought of climbing steep slabs of rock deter you from going. The trail is rated moderate and the view from Pinwheel’s Vista is breathtaking, but in a good way! For more information and updates visit their website at www.njhiking.com or click here.
3. Camp Crystal Lake is a fictional sleep over summer camp for kids. The campground itself is real and better known as Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. Fans of Friday the 13th movies are able to attend tours held at the active Boy Scouts of America camp in Hardwick, New Jersey. The Camp Crystal Lake sign remains, along with several ghost stories to be told over a campfire. For more information and updates visit their website at www.crystallaketours.com or click here.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures
Thank you for traveling with me as I shared some Amazing Travel Adventures – New Jersey. So many places to see and to go. Liberty Park is an beautiful place to visit and to learn. Steel Pier is a great adventure for kids of all ages. And don’t forget touring Camp Crystal Lake, if you dare. Did your favorite New Jersey adventure make my list? Share yours in the comments.
Looking for more Amazing Travel Adventures? Read my Blog Post A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – New Hampshire or click here. Castles in the Sky, Ice Castles and Cat Alley are only a few of the fun places the great state of New Hampshire has to offer.
Until Next Time,