Are you a New Jersey native? Or maybe you are just passing by wondering which location to visit next? Well, have no fear, the Garden State has numerous exquisite locations that would be perfect for a day trip. From beaches to rich, historical sites, New Jersey has it all.
Our New Jersey school trip service has taken the time to put together a list of some of our favorite excursion destinations.
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Try the New Jersey Beaches
With almost 1,800 miles of coastline, New Jersey has a lot of beach to explore and this list just wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some of our favorite beaches. First, we recommend the Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township. This popular oceanfront location offers visitors a chance to go swimming, fishing, and kayaking. You may also want to visit Sandy Hook, another popular beach located in Middletown township where you will be able to surf and witness the migration of over 300 species of birds if you plan your visit just right this spring season.
The legendary Atlantic City is the Las Vegas of the East Coast. Atlantic City has it all; from casinos to major attractions such as the boardwalk, the Absecon Lighthouse, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the Atlantic City Aquarium, and the Steel Pier Amusement Park. Most of the casinos in the City also feature restaurants and live entertainment shows that are bound to keep you amused even if you don’t try your hand at the roulette wheel.
Sayen Park Botanical Gardens
Visit these beautiful gardens located in Hamilton Township. The gardens are a historical site, having been established over a century ago in 1912. Here you will see over a quarter million flowering buds, a thousand azaleas, and over 500 rhododendrons. Tip: the flowers are displayed annually during spring so this is the perfect time of year to visit the gardens. The gardens are also adorned with gazebos, walking trails, and stunning bridges; it is no wonder this is such a popular wedding venue. The Sayen Park is open every day from morning to night-time, so planning a visit to the gardens is easy no matter how busy your schedule may be.
Passaic River Great Falls
The Great Falls of the Passaic River are located in Paterson; they are 23 meters, which makes them one of the largest falls in the United States. Historians believe that the falls formed naturally at the end of the ice age, about 13,000 years ago; the original settlers of the surrounding areas were believed to be the Lenape Native Americans before Dutch settler forced them out in the early 1690s. It’s amazing just thinking about how many people have stood at the exact same spot admiring the waterfall over millennia.