There’s So Much More to Tour in New Jersey
With a mid-Atlantic location conveniently situated between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey is packed with enthralling attractions and towns — from Princeton’s classic campus to the world’s first boardwalk, the oldest operating lighthouse, to Thomas Edison’s fabled laboratory. Add in 130 miles of Atlantic shoreline, amusement parks, fine and performing arts, jackpot wins and thoughtful perspectives into the past, and you’ll discover why New Jersey is the ideal touring destination!
Thrilling Amusements & Activities
Whether your group is seeking all-out thrills or wondrous edutainment, New Jersey has you covered. Six Flags Great Adventure is the king of the state’s amusement parks boasting rides for every age (and level of bravery!), live entertainment, shopping and fun food. American Dream houses a world of entertainment, retail, dining and thrills under its roof, including the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park – which happens to be the Western Hemisphere’s largest indoor theme park. Want to disguise learning as play? Liberty Science Center and Adventure Aquarium are two of the state’s must-dos.
New Jersey delivers an enviable stretch of coastline dotted by charming sun-and-sea destinations. Your group can sink their toes in the sand and discover history at the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Splash in the waves, jam to the music scene and pose in front of awe-inspiring murals in Asbury Park. Build a sand castle and marvel over mid-century Doo-Wop architecture in The Wildwoods. Or dig for Cape May “Diamonds” and admire the “Painted Ladies” in Cape May.
Immersive Arts & Culture
Your group will appreciate larger-than-life art in wide open spaces under clear blue skies at Grounds For Sculpture. Take in a world-class performance at NJPAC. Explore collections from the Americas, Asia and Africa at the Newark Museum of Art. And immerse themselves in the wonders of science, history and the arts at the New Jersey State Museum.
Coveted Casinos & Gaming
Whether your group wants to play the tables, hit the slots or dine in celebrity chef restaurants, Atlantic City’s crowd-pleasing casinos are a jackpot! Favorites lining its famed boardwalk include Caesar’s, Hard Rock, Tropicana and Bally’s. The city’s can’t-miss gaming destinations tucked away from the boards include Harrah’s and Borgata. For high horsepower entertainment, Meadowlands Racing showcases live harness racing, simulcasting from around the globe and FanDuel Sportsbook betting.
From the distant past to the near present, New Jersey is a hotbed of historic sites. Your group can marvel over military artifacts at the Old Barracks Museum or experience what it was like to serve aboard the Battleship New Jersey. Glimpse the heart of the industrial revolution at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park or stroll a perfectly preserved 19th-century company town in the Pinelands at Historic Cold Spring Village. And remember those lost to us not so long ago at the one-of-a-kind Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial.
Of course, tour operators know that great food makes a great travel experience, and New Jersey delivers deliciously. Its seafood is prized up and down the East Coast. What’s more, New Jersey, aka “The Garden State,” dishes up a healthy serving of farm-to-table cuisine. International specialties flavor the culinary scene with Italian, Indian and Portuguese restaurants, and so many others.
New Jersey also offers a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from budget to luxury, with competitive rates in comparison to its big city neighbors. For assistance in planning your group tour, go to https://www.visitnj.org/travel-agent-and-tour-groups-resources.
New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism
PO Box 460
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0460
Phone: (609) 292-4239
Fax: (609) 633-7418