Direct Energy loves all our customers across our wide service area, so we decided to take a gander at many of the places you live! With each stop in our Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series, we’ll highlight some of best things to do and see in many of the major locales we provide service. It’s a way for us to get to know your city and inform anyone else who may be interested in visiting.
Unfortunately, thanks to reality TV, most of us don’t have a very positive image of New Jersey. However, if you dig beneath the spray-tanned surface of what those shows portray about the Garden State, you’ll find quite a different world.
The state itself is comprised of a variety of landscapes and ways of life. For example, a sizable portion of New Jersey residents commute into New York City for work. It also contains wooded pine forests, rural and mountainous areas, and popular beachfront locales.
This varied topography provides a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors and citizens throughout the state. With such diverse options, it’s hard to narrow the list of top attractions to simply three, but it had to be done!
1. The Boardwalk at Atlantic City
To me, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is a must-visit. It’s one of the most popular coastal towns in the Northeast, and it’s even considered to be an American icon. Built back in 1870, this historical four-mile long boardwalk is a place to enjoy ocean views, shopping, food, and amusements. And once you’ve seen enough of the Boardwalk, there are plenty of resorts, hotels, restaurants, casinos, and nightlife around Atlantic City to keep you entertained for days.
2. Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton
One of the most unique and interesting attractions in New Jersey, the Ground for Sculpture features over 270 large-scale sculptures from renowned and emerging contemporary artists. To enhance the experience, the 42 acres of sculptures are also beautifully landscaped with exotic trees and flowers. In addition to the sculptures, there are also six indoor galleries each with rotating exhibits of paintings, historical artifacts and more from around the world.
3. Cape May
Located at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May sits at Delaware Bay. History buffs would happily enjoy this lovely town! Initially founded in the 17th century as a whaling town, the city was re-discovered in the 19th century and labeled as a resort town by wealthy visitors, making it the oldest resort town in America. With pretty beaches, beautiful old Victorian-style mansion tours, impressive museums and lighthouses, as well as dolphin and whale watching tours, Cape May will entertain a wide variety of visitors.
Are you a fan of New Jersey? Let us know about your favorite attractions in the comments!
Up Next in Exploring Three Top Attractions in Your City series, we’ll visit Ohio.