Top Choice Museum in New Jersey

Princeton University Art Museum

This wide-ranging collection is particularly strong on antiquities, Asian art and photography.
Lighthouse in Atlantic City

Absecon Lighthouse

The Absecon Lighthouse dates from 1857 and, at 171ft high, ranks as the tallest in New Jersey and the third tallest in the country. It’s been restored to its original specifications (including the Frensel lens) and …
Museum in Atlantic City

Atlantic City Historical Museum

Small but informative – you'll learn all about AC's quirkiest details, such as the high-diving horses that once leapt off a 40ft tower at Steel Pier.
Monument in Atlantic City

Lucy the Elephant

This six-story wooden pachyderm was constructed in 1881 as a land developer's weird scheme to attract customers. It's in Margate (just south of AC), and you can now climb up inside on a guided tour (on the half-hour…
Entertainment in Atlantic City

Steel Pier

This amusement pier, directly in front of the Taj Mahal casino, is a part of Donald Trump's empire and was the site of the famous high-diving horse that plunged into the Atlantic before crowds of spectators. Today i…
Outdoors in Cape May

Cape May Point State Park

The 190-acre Cape May Point State Park, just off Lighthouse Ave, has 2 miles of trails, plus the famous Cape May Lighthouse. Built in 1859, the 157ft lighthouse recently underwent a $2 million restoration, and its c…
Lighthouse in Cape May

Cape May Lighthouse

In the lush wetlands of Cape May Point State Park, this 1869 lighthouse gives a fine view. It's also open full-moon nights Apr-Sep. At the base are exhibits on wildlife in the area.
Bird-Watching in Cape May

Cape May Bird Observatory

Cape May is one of the country's top birding spots, with more than 400 species during migration season. The mile-long loop trail here is a good introduction.
Bird Watching in Cape May

Nature Center of Cape May

Visit the 18-acre Nature Center of Cape May, which features open-air observation platforms with wonderful views of the expansive marshes and beaches.
in New Jersey

Hoboken Historical Museum

The Hoboken Historical Museum gives a great overview of the town which has some lovely residential streets and a leafy, revitalized waterfront.