Elizabeth serves as the gateway to the State of New Jersey and just minutes from New York City, experience a true melting pot. Enjoy a shopping trip with New Jersey’s no sales tax on clothing and footwear.
Founded in 1664, the city of Elizabeth is rich with authentic history. The walkable mid-town historical tours are full of monuments, landmarks and historical sites that allow visitors to glimpse back in time at different eras of the city’s history. Walk in the footsteps of many of our country’s leaders and Revolutionary War heroes (George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, to name a few) as you explore the homes in which they dined and lived in.
History buffs aren’t the only ones that will enjoy Elizabeth. It’s the home of the East Coast’s largest premiere indoor outlet mall, SIMON: The Mills at Jersey Gardens, as well as numerous other shopping and entertainment districts. The city is also home to award-winning restaurants, clubs, and all great for nightlife fun too!
Elizabeth is multi-cultural diverse with plenty of different cultural celebrations and demonstrations to look forward to in the warmer months! Travel around the world, just by walking our streets. No passport needed! Located just a few minutes from New York City and easily accessible from the entire Tri-State area, Elizabeth is the premiere destination for those looking to discover what they didn’t know.
Elizabeth is within easy driving distance to a few golf courses in Union County, such as Ash Brook Golf Course in Scotch Plains and Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. For those who prefer to ride horses, Union County’s Watchung Stables is about a 20-minute drive from Elizabeth, and it offers bridle paths, lessons and rentals. Also nearby is the Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University in Union, with an extensive collections of furniture, textiles, tools and more owened by New Jersey's first governor, William Livingston.