New Jersey is known as the Garden State. New Jersey State is located on the coast of Atlantic Ocean. If you decide to stay in New Jersey you will have an opportunity to visit its neighboring states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware by car or by bus as the territory of New Jersey is not very large.
A distinguished citizen of Camden, Hon. Abraham Browning , stirred the pride of Jerseymen by telling them, at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, on New Jersey Day, August 24, 1876, that our "Garden State" is like a huge barrel, with both ends open, one of which is plucked by New York and the other by Pennsylvania.
New Jersey is connected with New York City with underwater Lincoln Tunnel that crosses Hudson River. Just take a bus from or to Penn Station in New York City. Just few steps from Penn Station and you will find yourself at Times Square. You may also take Greyhound at Penn Station and visit the states that are farther from New York City than New Jersey. It will take approximately one hour and a half (depending on the traffic) to reach New York City from such small towns as Cliffside Park, Fort Lee, Edgewater, Leonia, and Englewood Cliffs. You may also enjoy the beauty of the bridges, e.g. Washington Bridge, connecting New Jersey with New York. Another option to reach to New York City is by ferry. But it will be more expensive. So choose that means of transport that is most suitable and convenient for you.
There is an international airport in New Jersey State, namely Newark International Airport. So, it is very convenient for foreign tourists to reach New Jersey, avoiding New York City. If you live outside the USA take a note of this information. If you want to come to New Jersey it is, probably, not necessary to use John F. Kennedy Airport. There is its own airport in New Jersey.
The capital of New Jersey State is Trenton. The other largest cities to be found in New Jersey are Atlantic City, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison Township, Woodbridge, Township, Hamilton, Camden, and Ocean City. New Jersey geographic center is Mercer, 5 miles southeast of Trenton.
The bird of the state is Eastern Goldfinch, the flower is Viola Soroia. The State flag of New Jersey is buff colored the state coat of arms is emblazoned in the center. The shield has three plows with a horse's head above it. Two women represent the goddesses of Liberty and Agriculture. A ribbon at the bottom includes the year of independence in 1776 and reads: Liberty and Prosperity. The New Jersey flag was formally adopted in 1896.
Among the famous people who were born in New Jersey you may find:
Charles Addams cartoonist, Westfield
Edwin Aldrin astronaut, Montclair
William Count Basie band leader, Red Bank
Joan Bennett actress, Palisades
Judy Blume author, Elizabeth
Jon Bon Jovi musician, Sayreville
William J. Brennan jurist, Newark
Aaron Burr political leader, Newark
Lloyd H. Conover inventor, Orange
James Fenimore Cooper author, Burlington
David Copperfield magician, Metuchen
Lou Costello comedian, Paterson