The famous Jersey shoreline stretches 127 miles along the Atlantic Ocean and is a beautiful string of barrier islands. Here you can enjoy kayaking, relaxing on the beach, climbing lighthouses, walking a boardwalk or going to a casino in famed Atlantic City. From casinos to wilderness areas, there is something for everyone on the Jersey Shore.
In addition to its famous shoreline, one of the most inviting features of New Jersey is its living history sites and enactments located across the state. There are numerous living history museums and enactments of the Revolutionary War, such as Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Historic Smithville and Allaire State Parks are living history villages and Tuckerton is a living history sea village telling the history of the Jersey Shore. You can also take a ferry from Liberty State Park to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. And on Christmas day, you can even see Washington crossing the Delaware!
Also of great family fun are Jersey cultural attractions, such as the laboratory where Edison invented many of our modern conveniences, its planetariums, wineries and museums, theaters and music of all kinds.
In addition to its state parks, there are numerous national parks and wildlife refuges, such as the Forsyth Wildlife Refuge. These give ample opportunity for snow skiing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and horseback riding, as well as birding. There are also a number of pick for yourself farms across the state for fruit and vegetables, which is always fun for the whole family.
For the professional sports enthusiast, there a number of pro teams to choose from. The MLS Metro Stars, New Jersey Devils NHS, New Jersey Gladiators AFL and the New Jersey Nets NBA. Pick your team, from college ones, as well!
As you can see, in New Jersey, from the shore to the stadium, you and your whole family will stay very busy having fun.