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New Jersey is a state in the northeastern United States with approximately 130 miles of Atlantic coastline.
From national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty to great museums and historic sites, New Jersey - affectionately known as "The Garden State" - is worth exploring.
A good place to start your New Jersey adventure is along the state's Atlantic coast, using any of its quaint harbor towns or resorts.
One of the most popular coastal cities on the northeast coast of the United States, Atlantic City is best known for its famous boardwalk.
This six-kilometer long boardwalk was built in 1870 and to this day is where most of the city's tourist opportunities are found.
Among its most popular sights is the iconic Steel Pier.
This carnival-style amusement park offers attractions for all ages, including a huge Ferris wheel with heated gondolas that offer passengers incredible views of the city and ocean year-round
Although it is one of the smallest states in the US, New Jersey is home to many world-class tourist attractions.
It's also a good base for exploring all of New York City's
many attractions, with excellent public transport and plenty of accommodation options.
Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, is home to Liberty State Park, where ferries depart for nearby Ellis Island, with its historic Immigration Museum and iconic Statue of Liberty.
The Jersey Shore includes notable tourist towns such as historic Asbury Park and Cape May, with their preserved Victorian buildings.
Overlooking Upper New York Bay, Liberty Island and Ellis Island (home to New York's Statue of Liberty), Liberty State Park spans 1,212 oceanfront acres.
In addition to its wonderful views of the aforementioned attractions, the park contains many highlights of its own, including Communipaw Cove, a 36-acre salt marsh that has been designated a nature reserve.
Covering more than 70,000 acres, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area spans the New Jersey-Pennsylvania
border and includes a spectacular 40-mile protected stretch of the Delaware River.
This large recreation area is accessible from multiple points, with the New Jersey section being serviced by two visitor centers.
The first of these, Millbrook Village Historic Site , is a re-creation of a 19th-century community complete with displays of traditional crafts.
Equally fun to visit, the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center features numerous exhibits, magnificent views and an Appalachian Trail access point.
Other highlights of the park include the Minisink Archeological Site, where remains of a 10,000-year-old settlement have been found, as well as activities such as canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing and camping.
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