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Our most recommended New Jersey Day Trips

Atlantic City: Parasailing Experience

1. Atlantic City: Parasailing Experience

Take to the water while in Atlantic City with a 90-minute boat ride including a short parasailing experience.  Situated in Gardener’s Basin, enjoy a convenient location alongside other Atlantic City attractions while only a short distance from the city's casinos and famous boardwalk. Climb aboard an Ocean Pro 31, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of parasail vessels.    Rest assured that your crew has all of the necessary certifications and licenses required by law and that vessels undergo multiple coast guard inspections yearly, to ensure your safety all year round. When your time comes, you will be lifted into the air by the parasail to admire views over the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Feel the exhilaration of free flight with your legs dangling free in the breeze below.

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

2. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Linden: New York City Skyline Helicopter Experience

3. Linden: New York City Skyline Helicopter Experience

Make your way to Linden, New Jersey where you will begin your New York City flight adventure. Rest assured that Linden is easily reachable by New Jersey Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car, with plenty of free parking available. Once there, begin your journey by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the Statue of Liberty before seeing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO, and TRIBECA. The 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also viewable. Fly north past Central Park, glimpse Yankees Stadium, fly over the George Washington Bridge and return along the same path, offering all passengers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

New York City: Night Skyline 4-Hour Bus Tour from Manhattan

4. New York City: Night Skyline 4-Hour Bus Tour from Manhattan

This tour will leave you breathless and allow you to take incredible photos of New York City. The tour starts at 6:30 PM. With your Urban Explorer SUV, you'll cross Manhattan and see one of the most famous sights in New York, Brooklyn Heights. After taking amazing photos of the Manhattan skyline and seeing the Brooklyn Bridge up close, you'll continue to New Jersey and make a brief stop, tasting a typical slice of American pizza with a view of Manhattan. Then, you'll arrive at the famous Hamilton Park, the highest point in New Jersey with an unforgettable view of the thousand lights of New York! The tour is suitable for all ages and ends at 10 PM near Times Square. The tour runs every Wednesday and Sunday.This tour will leave you breathless and allow you to take incredible photos of New York City. With your Urban Explorer SUV, you'll cross Manhattan and see one of the most famous sights in New York, Brooklyn Heights. After taking amazing photos of the Manhattan skyline and seeing the Brooklyn Bridge up close, you'll continue to New Jersey and make a brief stop, tasting a typical slice of American pizza with a view of Manhattan. Then, you'll arrive at the famous Hamilton Park, the highest point in New Jersey with an unforgettable view of the thousand lights of New York. Your tour concludes near Times Square.

New York City: Full-Day Boston and Woodbury Shopping Tour

5. New York City: Full-Day Boston and Woodbury Shopping Tour

Your day will begin at 4:30AM from Times Square, where you will meet your guide and board a comfortable motor coach. After an approximate 4.5-hour drive, you will arrive to one of the oldest cities in the United States. Founded in 1630, Boston was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution. Your first stop will be at Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, where your tour guide will lead you on a short walk through the institution. You will also receive views of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), before crossing the Charles River on your way to the house of the Boston Red Sox and the oldest baseball park in major league baseball: Fenway Park. The next stop will be to the Boston Common, the first public park in the United States. From there you will be guided through several historic sites included on the Freedom Trail, and will also learn the history and significance of places such as the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Street, the Granary Burying ground, King’s Chapel, Old State House, the Boston Massacre Site, and the Old North Church. Your Boston tour will eventually end with free time to explore, shop and have lunch at Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market. You will then board your comfortable motor coach for a 3 hour drive to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets which features 250 of the most sought after, high-end designer brands including Armani, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Coach, Nike, North Face, Abercrombie, Adidas, Fendi, and Michael Kors. You will later arrive back in New York City at around 10:30PM.

New York City: Scenic Helicopter Tour and Airport Transfer

6. New York City: Scenic Helicopter Tour and Airport Transfer

Enjoy a luxury airport transfer and sightseeing tour of New York City with this private helicopter ride. Helicopter tours are available between all major New York airports (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark) and Manhattan heliports in either direction. Take a scenic tour that covers Midtown and Lower Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Freedom Tower, the Financial District, and the Statue of Liberty. For arrival transfers, once you have cleared customs and collected your baggage, get taken by private car from the arrivals terminal to the helicopter terminal located at the airport. Meet your friendly and experienced pilot at the heliport, and depart for Manhattan. Enjoy an approximately 15-minute scenic tour over New York City, before being dropped off at your preferred Manhattan heliport.  For departure transfers, board the helicopter at your preferred Manhattan heliport, and depart for the airport. During the transfer, your scenic New York City tour will be provided. Upon landing at the helicopter terminal, you will be taken by private car to your airline terminal and begin the check-in process as normal.

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What people are saying about New Jersey

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 380 reviews

Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. I came with my friend Meghan for a girls weekend and had a blast. The crew how took us out could see that I was nervous and did a great job trying to make me laugh and joke with me. When we finally got up in the air it was just very calm and beautiful. The only thing that I would change is for it to be longer. It feels like you are in the air for a few minutes then come back down.

I didn't book transportation, so I planned a day in New Jersey. In the end I was almost 1.5 hours early at the meeting point. I was immediately offered an earlier flight so I didn't have to wait that long. The crew members were all very friendly and the sightseeing flight was super nice. You could take a lot of pictures and videos. In my opinion, the flight could have gone all day. It was definitely worth it.

Just an amazing experience, the team made it real easy and a comfortable process. The staff was awesome. They really accommodated for me under the circumstances which made my night that much better! Thank you !!!

Great experience! Pilot was personable, and our son got to ride up front. We got some awesome photos and videos. Would definitely recommend!

Shannon and Koala were awesome! Super fun and entertaining!