New Jersey may be one of the smallest states in the country, but it is one of the most populous and most vibrant regions in the nation. In addition to having its own unique culture, a part of New Jersey is closely intertwined with the New York Metropolitan Area. The bottom line is that the Garden State is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the east coast of the United States.
Located in Essex County, Newark is the largest city in New Jersey. The city boasts a vibrant Downtown area that includes historic, cultural, and entertainment attractions. The New Jersey Performing Arts Centre offers some of the best theatre, dance and classical music performances in the state. Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium offers exciting minor league baseball action. The Prudential Centre invites visitors to cheer on the New Jersey Devils of the NHL. Home to Newark Penn Station and Newark Liberty International Airport, the city also has the busiest transportation hubs in New Jersey.
Located in south-eastern New Jersey, Atlantic City is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the state. Atlantic City is by far the largest resort and casino town on the east coast of the United States. Gambling, nightlife and fine dining establishments line up the oceanfront boardwalk of Atlantic City.
New Jersey is also home to several major sports teams that represent the New York Metropolitan Area. The Meadowlands Sports Complex is home to MetLife Stadium, which hosts the home games of New York City’s Giants and Jets of the NFL. The Red Bull Arena near Newark is the home ground of the New York Red Bulls of the MLS.
Located along the New York Harbor, Jersey City offers ferry rides to the Statue of Liberty, the most iconic landmark in New York City. From Liberty State Park in Jersey City, tourists can also get to Ellis Island and the historic Central Railroad Terminal.