9 New Jersey Must-Sees For Your International Clients

Known for its close proximity to New York and Philadelphia, New Jersey offers beautiful surroundings – rolling farmlands, captivating beaches, majestic mountainsides, historic towns, tax-free shopping meccas, top-rated golf courses and culture-rich cities. New Jersey welcomes your international clients to experience all that we have to offer. Here, we collected a sampling of some of our most popular tourist destinations.

  1. Liberty State ParkAmerica’s Historic Gateway, Memorials, New York City Skyline

Visitors can delve into the past at the “Historic Gateway to America” boasting a spectacular view of the New York City skyline. Clients can also ferry along the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty, an iconic symbol of freedom, and Ellis Island, where 12 million immigrants to the USA passed through between 1892 and 1954. Also here: “Empty Sky” 9/11 Memorial and Liberty Science Center. 

  1. Atlantic CityCasinos, Tax-Free Shopping, Nightlife, Dining 

Strolling the world’s first and longest boardwalk, which opened in 1870 is an inviting introduction to Atlantic City. Guests can unwind at the famous Steel Pier amusement park and enjoy the coastal breeze along the shore. Regarded as the USA’s East Coast seaside gaming and entertainment capital, dazzling casinos, live shows, award-winning cuisine by local and celebrity chefs, glamorous nightlife and tax-free designer outlet shopping will be enjoyed by all.

  1. The Jersey ShoreBeaches, Boardwalks, Surfing, Fishing, Kayaking, Fun in the Sun

Visitors will be greeted by waves of rolling surf and salty sea breezes on our captivating coastline dotted with white-sand beaches, iconic boardwalks, majestic lighthouses and plenty of surf and sun fun. Other must-visit destinations include: trendy Asbury Park, home of The Stone Pony where Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi got their legendary starts, and Cape May, our most southern shore ranked one of the Top 10 Best Beach Towns on the East Coast by Conde Nast Traveler. 

  1. Appalachian TrailWorld-Famous Scenic Hiking Trail

For the nature-loving traveler, hiking the renowned Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the world’s longest hiking-only footpath, spanning 3,524 kilometers from Georgia to Maine in the United States is an excellent adventure. New Jersey’s portion of the trail delivers 116 kilometers of serene, picturesque mountain and river vistas along the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, High Point State Park (the highest elevation in NJ) and other parks.

  1. Historic Cape May DistrictHistory, Victorian Architecture, Lighthouses, Trolleys

History buffs can delight in the beauty of Cape May, where the entire coastal resort town is a historic landmark. A trolley ride to see 600 colourful postcard-perfect buildings accented by Victorian architecture is a wonderful experience. Clients will also enjoy staying in one of the town’s many historic bed and breakfasts and dining on some of the East Coast’s most delicious fresh seafood. More to do: climb the 199 steps of the 1859 Cape May lighthouse, enjoy coastal cruises, birdwatching, wine tasting and other distinctive events.

  1. Grounds For SculptureContemporary Art, Sculpture Gardens, Arboretum

International travelers can marvel at and interact with 300 contemporary sculptures throughout the stunningly landscaped grounds at this world-renowned 17-hectare park, museum and arboretum in Hamilton. Inside there are six impressive galleries to explore which showcase more intriguing exhibits. Colorful live peacocks wandering the grounds make the visit even more memorable. 

  1. American DreamTax-Free Shopping, Largest Indoor Theme Park in the Western Hemisphere

Here visitors can chase an unparalleled mix of thrill rides, world-class entertainment, retail and fabulous dining in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just minutes away from New York City. American Dream is also home to the largest indoor theme park in the Western hemisphere, North America’s largest indoor water park, diverse menus and upscale tax-free shopping at Hermes, Tiffany & Co, Saks Fifth Avenue and more.

  1. Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage AreaBattlefields, Historic Sites

Your clients can discover 5,581 square kilometers of New Jersey’s remarkable ties to the American Revolution, featuring battlefields and pivotal historic sites. Stops include noteworthy landmarks in riveting time-honored New Jersey towns such as Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth and Morristown.

  1. Exciting Itineraries - Black Heritage, American Revolution, Scenic Byways, Anthony Bourdain Food Trail 

Travelers can honor black history, their love of nature, interest in history or passion about food with inspiring journeys designed to take them beyond the usual tourist attractions. They can follow their curiosity and our series of exciting, day-by-day itineraries through some of New Jersey’s most beloved towns and culture-rich cities. 

Clients can enjoy New Jersey now, then visit again for FIFA World Cup 2026, as we are one of the host cities.

International visitors can reach New Jersey landing at either Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Public transportation is available at all locations. New Jersey has easy access to both New York City and Philadelphia by car and train and works great as a two-centre holiday or a stand-alone destination.

Explore VisitNJ.org for more exciting travel ideas and destinations within our great state. Call 00-1-609-292-4239 for additional information.