Must-see attractions in Northern New Jersey

  • Barren trees and other Autumn scenes at the Nature preserve at Institute woods, Princeton, New Jersey

    Institute Woods

    Northern New Jersey

    With about two million acres of forests in New Jersey, there’s no shortage of wooded pathways to explore. But some just happen to be in wonderfully…

  • JERSEY CITY, NJ - MARCH 6: A little girl looks at the Manhattan skyline through binoculars at Liberty State Park on March 6, 2016.

    Liberty State Park

    Northern New Jersey

    Turns out the best spot to enjoy the Manhattan skyline is across state lines in New Jersey. A top viewing point that’s free and open to the public is…

  • Newark Museum

    Northern New Jersey

    This brick-and-limestone mansion, a legacy of the Ballantine beer family, is now part of an impressive museum with the biggest Tibetan art collection in…

  • Hoboken Historical Museum

    Northern New Jersey

    This small museum conveys a sense of Hoboken that's hard to imagine today – a city of blue-collar Irish and Italian Catholic immigrants, toiling in the…

  • Princeton University

    Northern New Jersey

    Built in the mid-1700s, this institution soon became one of the largest structures in the early colonies. Now it's in the top-tier Ivy League. You can…

  • Liberty Science Center

    Northern New Jersey

    Expansive and modern science museum in Liberty State Park, including a planetarium.

  • Washington Crossing State Park

    Northern New Jersey

    Ten days before the battle at Princeton on Christmas night 1776, George Washington led his army across the ice-packed Delaware River from the Pennsylvania…

  • Morven Museum & Garden

    Northern New Jersey

    Stop by for fine displays of decorative arts and fully furnished period rooms; other galleries change their exhibitions periodically. The gardens, and the…

  • New Jersey State Police Museum

    Northern New Jersey

    Where else can you gawk at confiscated sawed-off shotguns, Colt .45s, or the electric chair that killed Bruno Hauptmann? Yes, the guy who kidnapped…

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