Known as “The Garden State” for its roots in agriculture, New Jersey is just across the river from New York City. In the 19th century, its major cities such as Newark, Elizabeth and Jersey City helped to drive the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Today, New Jersey’s rolling hills and attractions such as the Jersey Shore offer a lot for visitors.
The “Gateway to America,” Hudson County was the first stop for many immigrants processed through Ellis Island, now officially part of New Jersey. Visit Liberty State Park in Jersey City to witness phenomenal Manhattan skyline views and easy access to the Statue of Liberty.
Take a short train journey to MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and New York Giants. In Newark, see a performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, one of the country’s largest performing arts venues.
Experience the historic state capital, Trenton, or visit beautiful Princeton, known for its Ivy League university. On-campus sites include the Collegiate Gothic–style University Chapel and a broad collection at the Princeton University Art Museum.