New Jersey is a favorite destination of many Americans, who enjoy recreational, cultural and ecological tourism on weekends. The state is small, but features a diverse landscape from lakes and forests to mountain peaks and valleys. Along with scenic natural views, New Jersey is home to many America's national treasures, including those that reflect the long American immigrant tradition, revolutionary past and industrial heritage. New Jersey is also America's greatest inventor and it continues technological innovations, simultaneously offering its visitors many opportunities to experience scientific discoveries.
Respectively, travel agencies offer New Jersey day trips according to a particular topic, whether it is a nature observation, a history survey or a scientific research. New Jersey can also be divided into six tourism regions: the Skylands Region, Shore Region, Gateway Region, Greater Atlantic City Region, Delaware River Region and South Shore Region. Hence, you may plan your New Jersey day trips according to the region, most appealing to you.
New Jersey day trips in fall are of the greatest popularity among the state's visitors, since fall brings an abundance of opportunities to explore the state's more than 325,000 acres of spectacular valleys, mountains and scenic forests.
Spend New Jersey holidays in the Skylands Region, which is a feast to the eyes and a scenic wonder any time of the year. A day or two in the Skylands rejuvenates your soul and body so that the impressions will be lasting forever. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a paradise to outdoor lovers as its 70,000 acres run for 37 miles along the Delaware River. The Swartswood State Park, with over 1,300 acres of nature beauty and an outstanding Swartswood Lake, offers everything for outdoor enthusiasts, including camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking and a lot more.
Plan your New Jersey day trips to Jersey City, Newark, Paterson or Morristown in order to explore American national treasures. In Jersey City you can visit the Liberty State Park and then board the Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the Statute of Liberty, two National Monuments. Next, you can tour the Newark Museum in Newark and in the evening take a performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Your Jersey City/Newark day trip will be complete with substantial late dinner at one of great restaurants in Newark's Ironbound district.
New Jersey day trips for a scientific discovery can be dedicated to a visit to the Liberty Science Center in the Liberty State Park, Jersey City, which is a highly interactive science museum. A visit to Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower and Museum in Edison, the spot where Edison invented the light bulb, will be of great interest and then tour the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro. Dine at the Highland Pavilion in West Orange, where Edison worked on different secret navy projects during the World War I.
The history of New Jersey is also closely connected with the Revolutionary War and you can plan your New Jersey day trips, centered on this theme. For instance, you can spend a day, learning more details about General Washington's retreat across New Jersey after the Fort Washington fell to British and German soldiers. The Fort Lee Historic Park features gun batteries, firing steps and spectacular views on the George Washington Bridge, Hudson River and New York City skyline.
Therefore, you can find whatever you want in New Jersey, whether you want to be close to nature, history or attractions, only choose the topic that suits you best.