10 Things to Do in Elizabeth That You Shouldn't Miss

July 31, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Elizabeth is both the largest city and the county seat of Union County, in New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 124,969, retaining its ranking as New Jersey's fourth largest city (by population). The population increased by 4,401 (3.7%) from the 120,568 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 10,566 (+9.6%) from the 110,002 counted in the 1990 Census. For 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 129,007, an increase of 3.2% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 210th largest in the nation.
Restaurants in Elizabeth

1. Liberty Hall Museum

1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7120 +1 908-527-0400
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Liberty Hall Museum

Welcome to Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University, home of New Jersey's first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston. Built in 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall has been a silent witness to more than 200 years of American history. Over the last two centuries, the originally designed 14-room Georgian Style home has grown into a 50-room Victorian-style mansion. The site houses extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families. Ancestors of the Livingston/Kean families have included Governors, U.S. Congressmen and Senators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering women with vision and strength. The stories of their lives, passed down from generation to generation, tell how this family met the challenges of a changing nation. Visit Liberty Hall Museum and discover the living past. Liberty Hall Museum has it's own parking lot and it's free.

Reviewed By Carole S - Westfield, New Jersey, United States

This museum/house contains the belongings of the Livingston/Kean family going back to Revolutionary times. Exhibitions on special themes are rotated periodically. High tea is available on certain afternoons. The house has a large farm whose products are used in the nearby Ursino's restaurant. Both are on the Kean University campus across the street from the main area.

2. Liberty State Park

at Exit 14B-New Jersey Turnpike Extension, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305 +1 201-915-3400
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Liberty State Park

Reviewed By Theresa C - Allendale, New Jersey

I come here often to take photos of Manhattan and the 9-11 memorial. The park has a nice paved path along the waterfront with great views of Ellis Island and the Statue of liberty. There is also a historic rail station here, which is where you can buy tickets for the Statue of liberty ferry.

3. To the Struggle Against World Terrorism

The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, Bayonne, NJ 07002 +1 201-823-0333
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

To the Struggle Against World Terrorism

Reviewed By Footsloggers - Ottawa, Canada

This is a very beautiful Memorial to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy. It was presented to the people of America from the people of Russia. I had previously seen very little about the sculpture other than a few photographs, nothing in the media or glossy brochures.

As a sculpture it is easy to make an interpretation, it is a single enormous, poignant teardrop hanging between two very tall pillars. Its simplicity is its beauty. Paving stones throughout the extremely small park are engraved with messages, family names, memorials and names, this is a beautiful place.

Sadly this Memorial has been sited in the back of beyond. It has been plonked right next to the cruise ship terminal, overshadowed by warehouses and on a bleak promontory jutting into the Hudson River. It's not an easy place to get to without a car, GPS doesn't recognise the address and only those determined to find it actually get to see it.

But if you do make the effort you'll see the reward for yourselves. Please go and see it.

4. Nomahegan Park

Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Nomahegan Park

Reviewed By Barbara S

I go here alone or with a friend to take a stroll or jog...depends on my mood. It's very safe and the scenery ranges from beautiful homes to beautiful waterscapes.

5. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029 +1 973-484-4600
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5 based on 156 reviews

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Reviewed By barry m - New York City, New York

I have stopped to take a look sometimes a take pictures.
This is one of the largest cathederals on the East coast, from what I have read about it.
There are nice Italian restaurants and bakeries nearby. This was once a major Italian neighborhood at one time.

6. Postcards-The The Staten Island September 11 Memorial

Bank st, Adjacent to Ferry Terminal Waterfront, Staten Island, NY
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Postcards-The The Staten Island September 11 Memorial

Reviewed By jwm1313 - Staten Island, New York

On October 1,2017 Boro President Jim Otto dedicated the First Responders Memorial adjacent to Post Cards. Post Cards is the Memorial for all Staten Islanders that perished on 9/11. The First Responders Memorial is for Sraten Island First Responders that have perished due to 9/11 related diseases.
It is very peaceful and scerene offering magnificent views of MY harbor and the City.

7. Paper Mill Playhouse

22 Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ 07041-1610 +1 973-379-3636
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4.5 based on 208 reviews

Paper Mill Playhouse

Reviewed By JoelNunez1555 - Springfield, New Jersey

Casts and production values are topnotch. I've seen The Bodyguard, The Producers, and Mary Poppins here and I was floored by how good the shows were. Hit shows get good crowds so book early. Parking is easy, and the theater is close to the train station.

8. The Mills at Jersey Gardens

651 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-4901 +1 908-354-5900
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Mills at Jersey Gardens

Welcome to The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey's largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores all under one roof! The mall is a shopper's paradise anchored by top outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Century 21, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshall's and Bed Bath & Beyond. Shop for amazing values at the best brand outlets including Michael Kors, Coach, True Religion, Nautica, PUMA, Kate Spade and Guess. The center also offers the largest Tommy Hilfiger in the US and a 20-screen AMC Theatres featuring IMAX. With daily transportation from both the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Newark Liberty International Airport, the center is a great day-trip out of the hustle and bustle of New York City and features tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes! Enjoy great dining at Johnny Rockets, Chili's and Applebee's.

Reviewed By unkybuck - Tralee, Ireland

This place was huge! We spent 6 hours shopping and probably saw a quarter of what was in the center. There's some brilliant outlets offering great deals that makes it well worth a trip. Many people (us included) brought a suitcase and started filling it to save us carting our many many shopping bags around. The centre is spacious with a large food court and lots of variety.

9. FlyNYON

78 John Miller Way, Kearny, NJ 07032-6500
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5 based on 141 reviews

FlyNYON

We make professional aerial photography services accessible to everyone by providing a crowdsourced aerial experience. Whether you want to snap a signature shoe selfie on your iPhone, or you want to capture incredible aerial content for your portfolio: we’ve got a variety of options for you. No two flights are the same. Variables in time of day, seasons, weather, and a custom flight plan has photographers flying with us time and time again. Each photo flight is tailored to what you would like to see. Want to go high or low? Want to focus on a specific building or landmark? Take your photography to new heights with FlyNYON. FlyNYON takes the thrill of shooting images from an open door helicopter, and makes it accessible by offering crowdsourced seats, without compromising on safety. Our New York City flights are conducted in turbine engine helicopters and are piloted by crew with thousands of hours of experience. The doors are taken off and you and your photo equipment are securely tethered in for the ride. We’ve flown thousands of passengers since we’ve opened our doors in 2012, and now offer photo flights in NYC, Miami, San Francisco & Los Angeles. Sky’s not the limit; it’s our office.

Reviewed By Daniel E

I booked a doors off flight last year to take this April. Doors off flights have currently been suspended as Flynyon we’re responsible for the recent helicopter crash into the Hudson River where five of their customers sadly lost their lives. I have attempted to...MoreHi Daniel, Spoke to customer service department. They'll be getting in touch shortly. I apologize for the inconvenience.

10. Escapology

300 South Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027-1312 +1 908-232-2222
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5 based on 45 reviews

Escapology

Garwood's original real life Escape Game experience! Located in a prime spot next to Crunch Fitness in the Kings Shopping Center, up to 6 players will be challenged in this new attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from the game room. Do you have what it takes to escape? Never play with strangers at our private rooms, book group events too!

Reviewed By Ready2travel365 - Springfield, New Jersey

Our kids love escape room, they have done many nationally and internationally. Recently, we took our son and his friends for an esc ape room ‘sweet 16’ birthday party. Teens had a blast! I We haven’t du e the room with them but I must...MoreThank you for the wonderful review! It’s exciting to know you’ve visited so many escape rooms and find ours a great “escape” from the ordinary! We look forward to having you back soon!

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