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There’s so much more to tour in New Jersey

postedMay 1, 2023
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With a mid-Atlantic location conveniently situated between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey is packed with enthralling attractions and towns—from Princeton University’s classic campus and the world’s first boardwalk to the oldest operating lighthouse and 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 got 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.


Cape May
Cape May

Bountiful beaches

New Jersey delivers an enviable stretch of coastline dotted with 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. They can splash in the waves, jam to the music scene, and pose in front of awe-inspiring murals in Asbury Park. They can also build a sand castle and marvel over mid-century Doo-Wop architecture in The Wildwoods, and dig for Cape May “diamonds” and admire the “Painted Ladies” in Cape May.


Woman on bench at Newark Museum
Newark Museum of Art

Immersive arts & culture

Your group will appreciate larger-than-life art in wide-open spaces under clear blue skies at Grounds For Sculpture. They’ll take in a world-class performance at NJPAC and explore collections from the Americas, Asia, and Africa at the Newark Museum of Art. Your group members can also immerse themselves in the wonders of science, history, and the arts at the New Jersey State Museum.

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Hard Rock
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Coveted casinos & gaming

Whether your group wants to play the tables, hit the slots, or dine at celebrity chef-run 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.


Battleship New Jersey
Battleship New Jersey

Engaging history

From the distant past to the near present, New Jersey is a hotbed of historical 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. They can take a glimpse into 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. They can also remember those lost to us not so long ago at the one-of-a-kind Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial.


Mouth-watering dining

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 at restaurants featuring Italian, Indian, Portuguese, and many other foods.

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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 visitnj.org/travel-agent-and-tour-groups-resources.

Photos by New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism