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Things to do in New Jersey

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The top 44 attractions in New Jersey

Shopping Malls in Jersey City
Jersey Gardens
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A visit to New York Jersey Gardens is a must. There are outlet stores filled with great prices. You can get there from the Manhattan Port Authority on bus 111 (takes 25 minutes for $13).
Casinos in Atlantic City
Caesars Atlantic City Casino
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Atlantic City is in the U.S. in the state of New Jersey. Atlantic City is "Las Vegas of the East Coast". Its main street is a pedestrian plaza, where casinos and department stores are next to each other. One of the most famous casinos is Caesar Casino,imitating Roman buildings.
Airports in Newark
Limousine Service from Airport
If you go to New York in a group of more than 8 people, you can travel from the airport to your hotel for the same price and in a much more original way, in a limousine. We were a group of 14 people and hired the limos from Newark airport to our midtown Manhattan hotel plus return, for a cost of less than $ 700, including taxes, tips and a great car. Prices are: Luxury Town Car for 3 Passengers $ 90, SUV for 6 Passengers with bags $ 135, Stretch Limo for 5 Passengers with bags $ 145, Super Stretch Limo for 7 Passengers with suitcases and Luxury Van $ 155, SUV PINK Limo for 10 Passengers with bags $ 320, H2 Hummer for 10 Passengers with bags $ 330. The price includes the transport plus soft drinks. The experience is unique and comfortable, especially after arriving from a long trip. If you intend to rent a limo in NY, this option from the airport is a good idea. You can also see a lot of the city from the limo as it is driving along.
Shopping Malls in Woodbury
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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This is the best outlet in New York. You can find The North Face, Polo, Lacoste, Gap and other brand names here. It is 1h 20 mins from JFK. Great prices, great discounts. Definitely worth a visit.
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Cathedrals in Newark
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
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Photographs taken on my holiday trip to the USA in 2013
Of Cultural Interest in Atlantic City
Atlantic City Boardwalk
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The beautiful walk along the Atlantic coast is one of the many attractions of this delightful casino city. Entirely made of wood, the 5km Boardwalk opened June 26, 1870. It is the setting for many films and TV series, including Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire. Further along the walk we can find numerous cafes, restaurants, bars and a myriad of shops to suit all tastes and budgets.
Of Touristic Interest in Sayreville
Bon Jovi Tour, New Jersey
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I couldn't imagine being so close to New Jersey without visiting the town where Jon Bon Jovi was born. Luckily, a local guide (Remo, who is Danish and very friendly) offers tours of places of interest for Bon Jovi fans. He picked us up in his car at Central Park, waving the flag of Denmark so we'd recognize him. Then he took us to JBJ's birthplace, school, concert hall where he first performed, mansion, the JBJ Soul Foundation restaurant, and his Soho apartment. The tour takes 4 and a half hours, although we were stuck in traffic so it actually lasted 6. Remo is a fun guy, and the journey is enlivened by the music of...guess who? I'd definitely recommend this tour to fans of Bon Jovi.
Casinos in Atlantic City
Trump Taj Mahal Casino
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This is a beautiful casino not only to look at from the outside, but also with surprises awaiting you within! With more than 3,500 slot machines and over 200 gaming tables, it is one of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas. You can play blackjack, baccarat and roulette, and the hotel also features a conference room, a choice of restaurants, a wellness center and shopping center ... perhaps it would be easier to list what it doesn't have!
Castles in Princeton
Princeton University
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Taking a road trip from New York to Washington this summer, we stopped in the town of Princeton, New Jersey, which is famous for its prestigious university. The university has the distinction of being in a beautiful castle. And for movie buffs, one of the scenes from the film Across the Universe (with a great Beatles soundtrack) was filmed here. We have great memories of this trip!
Museums in Jersey City
African Burial Ground National Monument
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In May 1991, three hundred years of silence were broken with the discovery of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan. Widely recognized as one of the most important archaeological finds in twentieth century America, it redefined the history of New York and presented a historical heritage that had been shamefully overlooked for centuries. Two decades were devoted to the documentation and interpretation of the site, and when it was finally all in order, monuments were raised in memory of the people who had been buried there with nothing more than rags to protect them. More than 400 skeletons of men, women and children, all slaves, were found, highlighting the shameful treatment of Africans not only in the city of New York, but all across the American nation. Slavery in New York began in the seventeenth century when the Dutch West India Company started bringing Africans to what was then the colony of New Amsterdam to work as slaves. Emancipated in 1827, they were integrated very gradually to the social fabric of the city, but things moved slowly and weren't easy for them. The skeletal remains discovered showed that life was dangerous for Africans in New York; almost nine percent of the burials were children under two years old, a shockingly high mortality rate when compared with the rest of the population. It is not surprising if we consider malnutrition, the exhausting work and continuous diseases and epidemics. Upon discovering the tombs, some cultural continuity between the New World and Africa was also found. For example, bodies were buried with some grain to serve as food in the afterlife, as well as seashells, which reflected the belief that they could help enclose and protect the immortal soul. A memorial designed by Rodney Leon was opened in 2007, consisting of a circle in the style of African tribal councils surrounded by a wall with written signs, symbols and images of the African Diaspora. Underneath, though only open on special occasions, a kind of crypt honors all the dead slaves who were found under the city, and a Wall of Remembrance describes the events that contributed to the creation of the African Burial Ground. The exact locations of the pits where the bodies were exhumed are marked with four pillars. This is a place you should visit, if only to look at a haunting reminder of the pain and suffering of the thousands of slaves who built America.
Historical Monuments in Jersey City
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Cities in Emerson
New Jersey
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One Christmas we went to my son's grandparents house in New Jersey. They took us on a visit to New York where we went to a Radio City show. We saw the Christmas show of the Rockettes. Later we visited the City of New York. That Christmas we unfortunately could not see snow, so we decided to move to Pennsylvania for my child to touch the snow. It was a very nice trip. It was five days when we had a great time.
Of Touristic Interest in Bayonne
Sea Plex (Quantum of The Seas New Jersey)
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The Quantum of the Seas is one of the most high-tech ships of the Royal Caribbean line. You can spend time practicing stunts in the circus school or playing basketball on the court. Or you can take a bumper car for a spin (the first bumper cars on the sea!), or go skating. Feeling hungry after your exercise? Great, you'll find a variety of food trucks and snacks, and you can listen to a DJ spinning some great tunes as you eat. Lovers of video games will also find a space dedicated to the latest Xbox technology. Enjoy your trip on the high seas!
Amusement Parks in Jersey City
Six Flags Great Adventure
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If you like amusement parks do not hesitate to go to this place, if you have time. It has 9 mountains with or without loops, including the highest one in the world and the fastest in North America. Two have water, where you will get wet. All big. Since the entrance is very inviting and attractive, and seems to enter a theme park. There is a large safari that costs an extra 10 euros. Next to Six Flags is a water park... Enjoy it!
Historical Monuments in Atlantic City
New Jersey Korean War Veterans Memorial
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On the famous Boardwalk, we can admire Atlantic City's memorial to the more than 4,000 men and women who lost their lives in this war. The monument is intended to help people reflect and remember, and avoid more bloodshed in the future.
Neighborhoods in Seaside Heights
Seaside Heights
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Fun place, typically crowded with shoebies and bennys during the summer days, and drunk 20 year olds at night.
Bars in Englewood
Cassidys Pub
Located in the heart of Manhattan, this Irish pub/restaurant offers burgers and fries and various types of beer. They've also got the famous fish and chips and batter-fried shrimp. The service is quick and attentive even when the place is crowded.
Villages in Verona
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