Liberty State Park
1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey
It may surprise many visitors to New Jersey that seeing the Statue of Liberty is on a list of the top 25 things to do in New Jersey but a trip to Liberty State Park offers the opportunity to do just that.
The park commands excellent views of Ellis Island (home to the famous aforementioned statue) as well as Liberty Island and Upper New York Bay.
Also within the state park are Communipaw Cove, a salt marsh nature reserve, and the touching “Empty Sky” memorial, which pays respects to the victims of 9/11 who were from or had ties with the state of New Jersey.