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Jersey City is in northeastern New Jersey. Its eastern waterfront faces the Hudson River where it meets Upper New York Bay. Liberty State Park has panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the former immigrant gateway. The park’s Liberty Science Center features interactive exhibits, live animals and an IMAX Dome theater. Bars and ethnic eateries line downtown’s Grove Street.
Liberty State Park: This is a beautiful park. Offerings include nature trails, bike paths and a waterfront walkway with amazing views of the New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. This is a great place to run. There is a serene memorial for 911. This is a great place for kids and there are BBQ areas with picnic tables. This is also where you take the ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island and to Battery Park. Great views from the top deck. Security like airport security before boarding the ferry. Liberty House is a wonderful refresh for food and beverage — outdoor seating on nice days and evenings must be experienced. During the off-bird migration period there are beaches and trails that will defy one’s belief of urban ecology.
Empty Sky – 9/11 Memorial: Empty Sky is a September 11 memorial in Jersey City. It is located at the mouth of the Hudson River in Liberty State Park across from the World Trade Centre site. The memorial is dedicated to the 746 individuals from New Jersey killed in the World Trade Centre in 1993 and in the September 11 attacks as well as those who died on September 11th at the Pentagon and in Shanksville. Empty Sky features twin walls transecting a gently sloped mound anchored by a granite path directed toward Ground Zero. Each wall soars 30 feet high and stretches just over 206 feet long – the exact width of the World Trade Centre towers if they were lying on their sides. The name of the memorial comes from Bruce Springsteen’s song “Empty Sky” which is about the “empty sky” where the towers once stood. Brace yourself for the emotions to flow, hearing and seeing the story unfold. The movies are well worth the time.
White Eagle Hall: This is a newly restored and renovated historic theater located in the thriving nightlife scene of Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. White Eagle Hall presents live music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, family shows as well as other performances while serving food and drinks. This place is awesome! So excited to such a fantastic music venue in the neighborhood! They have done a beautiful job on the decor and the bands sound great. It’s so encouraging to see beautiful new places like this where people truly care about listening to live music! In addition, White Eagle Hall is a warm and intimate event space perfect for weddings, receptions, and private parties.
1. City Diner a 24hr diner does great breakfasts that will set you up for the day.
2. Hudson Hall – German style beer cellar with great sliders!
3. Skinners Loft – great for brunch (highly recommend the filet mignon sliders and steak Caesar salad as well as the banana bread beer)
4. Kitchen Step – a neighborhood bistro offering high quality food and unique cocktails! These are just a few suggestions.
Liberty Science Center: is an excellent place to take children. There are activities for toddlers up to children of all ages. I even learned some things in the energy section. The aquariums were especially interesting. Be sure to leave plenty of time for your visit, because you’ll find one interesting exhibit after another. The IMAX movie theater is lots of fun, too. And be sure to take in the Planetarium show.
Statue of Liberty: Iconic and meaningful. The history behind this and Ellis Island must be scene and read about to gain the full respect. To visit the crown, you need to book months in advance to guaranteed access. The climb is over 400 stairs to reach the top (hard work but well worth the effort). 2 staff members in the crown are informative and helpful. You want to take your time (this is needed to get catch your breath!) and you will want to spend a good 30 minutes just taking in the views. It is something you will remember for a very long time. Well worth the effort to book in advance to experience this special place. Even if you choose to just do the park and the regular tour of the Statue of Liberty you will be amazed what you see and learn.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: So much about our country is tied up in the story of immigration, and there is no better place to learn about that than in the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island. We are a nation of immigrants, and our diversity is our strength–of that there is no doubt. The displays and artifacts here are poignant, moving, thought-provoking, and astonishing in their immediateness. It is easy to imagine the life of so many newcomers to our country crowded into this place 100 years ago and reflect on what it must have been like for them. There is no better way to understand what it means to be an American than to visit sites like this one. The best way to get to Ellis Island is from NJ even though it is part of New York.
Fly into Newark Airport and rent a car to Jersey City. Give Travelkatz a call at 352-277-7300 and we will make this special trip happen for you and your family.
New Jersey State Capital: Trenton
Trenton was named for William Trent by William Trent. An early settler to New Jersey, Trent built a summer house in the area around 1719, and subsequently founded a settlement, naming it for himself. The name eventually evolved from “Trent-towne” to “Trenton.” Famous for its pivotal role in the Revolutionary War, Trenton is a city steeped in history, boasting several museums and monuments, including the Old Barracks Museum, the country’s only remaining British Barracks. But Trenton is not only for the history buff; sports fans will enjoy cheering on minor league baseball and hockey teams while art aficionados will enjoy the many galleries and the 35-acre Grounds for Sculpture park, as well as a number of theaters.
New Jersey State House: The State House Welcome Center is in the annex adjacent to the parking garage. The center has interactive exhibits about the Legislative process and the history of the State House dating back to 1792. The tour begins when you go through the visitor’s entrance located on the left group of doors. the dark red rotunda was especially beautiful with handsome portraits of the former governors; the General Assembly and Senate were also exceptional with gold-leaf moulding and an Edison-made chandelier in the former and handsome paintings in archways in the latter.
Old Barracks Museum: It’s a restored Seven Years War (French and Indian Wars 1758) and Revolutionary War Barracks with rooms reflecting the 1700’s with outstanding level of detail throughout. Guides dressed in period attire enlist troops (tour ticket holders) into George Washington’s army. The tour cost $8 for adults, $6 seniors and is 45 minutes long and starts at the top of the hour Monday-Sat 10-5pm. Saturday features free parking right behind the Old Barracks. You are free to roam around after the tour. The tour starts with a video of Washington’s 1776 crossing of the Delaware called “20 Crucial Days”, and the battles at Trenton and Princeton. Tour ticket holders learn what it was like to be a soldier in the Continental Army. How they slept, ate, spent leisure time and were generally cared for and treated are revealed in an interactive format which kids appreciate. Copies of pamphlets, articles of clothing, muskets, swords and furniture can be seen. There is a hospital with instruments of the day displayed and a real-time inoculation for small pox. Officer’s rooms as well as rank and file soldier’s accommodations are shown. There were 20 rooms with 12 soldiers per room. The second floor has a museum with small exhibit halls but no photos are allowed. It’s been a National Historic Landmark since 1972 and is a Blue Star Museum. The State Capital and the NJ State Museum are right around the corner within easy walking distance. The Trenton Visitor’s Center is right across the street.
New Jersey State Museum: to see all the exhibits and fine arts collection it was amazing. The museum was great. Archaeology, Paleontology, Art, history. This is good place for a day’s visit. Do not missed the planetarium show. Nice to know history of native Americans in NJ. Quite a few kids’ activities to keep them occupied. on business or pleasure trips during the late 1800s through the 1950s. The ethnographic collection also includes a significant collection of Alaskan Eskimo specimens. The collections provide data on the entire span of human occupation of New Jersey from prehistoric to historic 19th century.
Arm & Hammer Park: It’s clean, comfortable and not a bad seat in the house! SO much going on for kids to do. They now charge for the playground. It has all the accommodations of a major-league park on a smaller, friendlier scale. Conveniently located in Trenton near PA/NJ boundary along the Delaware River. This is a great place for families and baseball. Park usually offers either a giveaway of some sort to those who arrive early or a fireworks display at the close of the game.
Trenton Farmers Market: This is as good as it gets, with everything from seasonal produce, an outstanding BBQ joint, Hambone Opera, the iconic Pulaski Meats Polish deli, the legendary Cartridge ‘s, one of the oldest butcher shops in the country and several other Amish merchants selling baked goods, rotisserie and fried chicken and prepared foods, and grocery items. Fridays and Saturdays are magical here, the aromas, the colors, but best of all, the food!!!
You can fly into Trenton or Philadelphia from Tampa or Orlando. Just give TravelKatz a call and we will make a traffic vacation for you and your family. 352-277-7300
ADDITIONALLY: Please follow this link to 100 Best Things to do in New Jersey. Let us know what you think and if you decide to go to any of these places, please let TravelKatz be a part of those plans. We would love to help.
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