With a mid-Atlantic location conveniently seated between New York City and Philadelphia, the fourth smallest state is packed with enthralling attractions and destinations—from Princeton's classic campus to the world's first boardwalk, the oldest operating lighthouse to Thomas Edison's historic laboratory. Add in 130 miles of Atlantic shoreline, amusement parks, wineries, historic monuments and cultural attractions, and you'll discover why New Jersey is for groups!
Gear up your group tour for good times and great memories with New Jersey's iconic landmarks and inspiring tour itineraries. Pick and choose from these featured suggestions.
America & Artisans: Tour a colonial village, Battleship New Jersey, large-scale art installations, Liberty State Park (Ellis Island) and the New Jersey State Museum.
Faith & Fun: Be inspired by lighthouses, stained glass and a historic seaside tabernacle and church camp, or enjoy wholesome fun on a family-friendly boardwalk.
Fame & Fortune: Discover the intriguing people who comprise New Jersey's "who's who," ranging from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison to Albert Einstein.
Glitz & Charm: Explore two very different seaside gems—first, the hot spots of Atlantic City, and then the Victorian charm of Cape May.
Tax-Free & Trendsetting: Shop labels and pay no sales tax on clothes and shoes at New Jersey's outlets, shopping districts and malls.
Wet & Wild: Have a blast at Six Flags Great Adventure, Cape May Zoo, Adventure Aquarium and New Jersey's seaside boardwalks and amusement piers, where you can hop aboard whale and dolphin watching excursions.
New Jersey also offers a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from budget to luxury, with competitive rates in comparison to NYC and Philadelphia. For assistance in planning your student, family, faith-based, senior or inbound tour, call 609.292.4239 or go to www.visitnj.org/travel-agent.
Photo courtesy of Robie Capps.