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The Perfect Alternative to New York City

Elizabeth is New Jersey's newest destination and the perfect alternative to New York City for groups that want all the sightseeing, shopping, dining and historical landmarks, without the expensive big city hustle and bustle.

Located only 16 miles from Manhattan, Elizabeth offers an international airport and easy commuting into NYC by train, bus or car, as well as cost-effective planning. With nine franchised hotels, including three Marriott properties, three Hilton brand hotels, Crowne Plaza, Country Inn & Suites and Extended Stay America, there are unlimited service options to accommodate any group budget.

Elizabeth is ideal for tour organizers who want to lead a refreshingly unique experiernce without traveling too far off the beaten path. For the history-inclined, guided Alexander Hamilton tours are given at Liberty Hall Museum, Boxwood Hall Museum and the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown, with select tours are given in character and relative period costume. These properties are where Hamilton lived and went to school. Self-guided tours, such as the Elizabeth at the Crossroads Historical Walking Tour, are available for groups who would like to move at their own pace.

For the shop-a-holic, Elizabeth—rated fifth-best shopping in America—is home to SIMON's The Mills at Jersey Gardens, which houses more than 200 high-end outlet stores, such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade and Hugo Boss. There's always no tax on clothes and shoes at The Mills. For foodies, Elizabeth offers a plethora of cultural dining venues, where groups can feel like they're traveling the globe, as well as urban farm-to-table dining tours to give groups a hands-on experience.

Courtesy of GoElizabethNJ. For more information on booking an Elizabeth tour, group tour operators and travel agents could contact the Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization by visiting, calling 908.355.9797 or contacting [email protected].


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