With just a hop, skip, and jump away, these neighboring towns and cities make for a quick get away or a full day of fun. Path, train, drive, and even Uber to these super close locations for shopping, theater, dinner, and more!
Day Trips from JC (Travel by Car):
Under an hour away:
If you’re a history buff, Morristown is the perfect day trip for a little education and relaxation. It is known for its National Historical Park and important revolutionary war sites. You can check out some instagrammable flora and fauna at the 127-acre arboretum named The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. During the colder months, there are many museums that you can check out such as the Washington’s Headquarters Museum or the Morris Museum.
With the concrete jungle just a hop over the Hudson River, why not take a day to suck up the glory of the Big Apple. From Jersey City, getting into Manhattan could not be easier. The bridges and tunnel can get you to the major neighborhoods on the west side of the island, and from there, you have all the freedom to go anywhere you’d like. If you’re into the arts, the Museum Mile is a great place to check out some beautiful pieces. However, there are many other museums throughout the city, so don’t forget to branch out a little. If you’re into fashion, there are great upscale stores littered throughout the city, but the real treasures are in the small downtown boutiques. Is food your thing? For any cuisine you want, New York is the place to find it. There are so many things to do and see in Manhattan, and you will not regret making the trek across the river.
Even though you can drive to NYC, taking the PATH and subways will be your best bet on time and money. New York City can be as short as a 15 minute PATH ride away, so check out these links that offer plenty to do during your trip to the greatest city in the world.
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Sandwiched between Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum, you can find the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. This 52-acre garden is sure to inspire the inner botanist in us all. The garden itself is committed to education and conservation. Open all year, this garden is the perfect place to see beautiful vegetation no matter how cold it may be outside. The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens have great annual events during certain holidays and festivals, as well as permanent exhibits that are great to revisit whenever you have the time. So, stop by the garden to learn something new and grab some great pictures.