New Jersey Travel Guide

New Jersey Travel Guide

New Jersey State Travel Guide

About New Jersey

New Jersey is the second largest leading industry in tourism. This state has many resorts along the Atlantic coastline that stretches till 127miles. A few tourist attractions of New Jersey are the Liberty State Park, N.L State Aquarium which is at Camden, the Delaware Water Gap, Princeton University and the Edison National Historic Site located at West Orange.

New Jersey Official Language(s) None
New Jersey Demonym New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite
New Jersey Capital Trenton
New Jersey Largest City Newark
New Jersey Area  Ranked 47th in the US
 - Total 8,729 sq mi
(22,608 km2)
 - Width 70 miles (110 km)
 - Length 150 miles (240 km)
 - % water 14.9
 - Latitude 38° 56′ N to 41° 21′ N
 - Longitude 73° 54′ W to 75° 34′ W
New Jersey Population  Ranked 11th in the US
 - Total 8,707,739 (2009 est.).)
8,414,350 (2000)
- Density 1,134/sq mi  (438/km2)
Ranked 1st in the US
 - Median Income  $70,378 (2nd)
New Jersey Elevation  
 - Highest Point High Point
1,803 ft  (550 m)
 - Mean 246 ft  (75.2 m)
 - Lowest Point Atlantic Ocean
0 ft  (0 m)
New Jersey Before Statehood Province of New Jersey
New Jersey Admission to Union  December 18, 1787 (3rd)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R)
New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno (R)
New Jersey Legislature New Jersey Legislature
 - Upper House Senate
 - Lower House General Assembly
U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D)
Bob Menendez (D)
U.S. House Delegation 8 Democrats, 5 Republicans
New Jersey Time Zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
New Jersey Abbreviations NJ N.J. US-NJ
New Jersey Website

New Jersey Brief History

New Jersey was earlier a part of New York. In the year 1664 when the Dutch surrendered to England, New Jersey came into existence and became an English colony. It was governed by Gov. Philip Carteret. Later in the year 1676, the colony was divided between a few English Quakers and Carteret who took over John Lord Berkeley. Eventually, New Jersey became an independent colony in the year 1702. It was governed by Lewis Morris.

Today, New Jersey is one of the leading research centers worldwide. Northern New Jersey has a large number of oil refineries and other important industries are apparels, machinery, pharmaceuticals and instruments.

New Jersey Popular Destinations to Visit

Every year there are many visitors who come to visit this beautiful place. New Jersey is a place that has a lot of interesting places to visit and things to do for people of all age groups. Other than the 127 miles coastline, there are 5 recreational places, 37 natural places, 800 ponds and lakes and 25 historic places to visit. Some of the favorite and beautiful places visited by people are listed below:

New Jersey Trails

People who are into biking can have a wonderful time at the New Jersey trails for an amazing biking adventure.

New Jersey Cape May County

If you want to chill out along the coast, the best place to go to is the Cape May County beaches. The fine sand on the Atlantic coast is something that you wouldn’t want to miss out.

New Jersey Amusement Parks

New Jersey has a few amazing amusement parks. It is also an ideal place for people and who like to walk along the shore as this place overlooks the ocean. For all the food lovers, you can find stalls that sell some mouth watering Italian sandwiches, ice creams, hot dogs and saltwater taffy.

Pine Barrens

People who are adventurous can go to the Pine Barrens for canoeing. This place is full of natural beauty and one can also find dense forests of cedar and pine trees.

New Jersey The Great Falls

When it comes to natural beauty, the Great Falls is something that one cannot afford to miss. It is a spectacular fall that is located in Paterson city which is 12 miles from New York. The Great Falls has a lot of importance in America’s Revolution as it supplied water power to the first manufacturing center of the country.

New Jersey Fishing

Fishing in New Jersey is a beautiful experience. There are many species of fish that one can find here.

Other things that one can experience is trying out different cuisines, rejuvenating yourself at the spa, visiting restaurants and going for events. New Jersey has something for everyone and it’s a place to explore.