Tourism starts in Secaucus.
The best things are at Secaucus' doorstep: outlets, The Meadowlands Sports Complex, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and all of the wonders of Manhattan!

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Make Secaucus your home base for tourism in the Meadowlands and New York City. Fifteen hotels in secaucus are available to choose from.

Search the whole world and you'll find that some of the best things are at Secaucus's doorstep. Choosing among the multitude of things to see and do is the difficult task. Start first with Secaucus and its many outlets and nature preserves.

Nature is preserved in areas large and small; Snipes Beach Park, The Duck Pond, Schmidts Woods, and a major Meadowlands preserve, Mill Creek Marsh, in the northern sector of the town. The trailhead of the 1.5-mile long Mill Creek Marsh Trail is located adjacent to Stop 'n Shop supermarket at the Mall at Mill Creek, providing access for birding especially. Canoe an kayak trips through the meadows are available at Laurel Hill Hudson Country Park in Secaucus. The Hackensack Riverkeeper (201-920-4746) rents canoes and kayaks on weekends from April thru October. The Hackensack Riverkeeper Cruise Program, (201-968-0808) offers two-hour guided naturalist trips on the river and through the marshes of the Meadowlands The park also boasts two floating docks and the only free, unrestricted public boat ramp on the River. The Meadowlands Enviornment Center is a short drive from Secaucus. The Audubon Society provides additional information on Mill Creek Marsh, Mill Creek Point Park and Schmidt's Woods. More on eco-tourism.

New York City with all its theatres, museums, events and sightseeing oportunities is just minutes away. A good guide book is almost a must, but there is good information on the web to help you enjoy the City and it has the advantage of being updated constantly. Detailed information on public transportation to New York is at your fingertips.

In the opposite direction, and even closer are the attractions of the Meadowlands Sports Complex .

If you have a car available, your best bet for visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is to drive to Liberty State Park in Jersey Cit.y. You can take the ferry directly from there, with shorter waiting times than from the Battery Park ferry dock in New York City. Liberty State Park is also home to the Liberty Science Center (with IMAX theater), and numerous summer festivals.

This is the most straight forward way of getting to Liberty State Park from Secaucus: Drive east, towards New York City on Route 3. Follow the signs for Routes 1 and 9 South. Go South to the Tonnelle Avenue Circle and follow the signs for the Holland Tunnel. Drive towards the tunnel to the first traffic light, Jersey Avenue. Turn left on Jersey Avenue, then left again almost immediately at the next traffic light and follow signs for I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike. Then get off at the first exit for Liberty State Park.

One of the more interesting sites in New Jersey, and only a 20 minute drive from Secaucus via the Turnpike (I-95) and I-280 are the Edison Labs and Edison Home in West Orange, New Jersey. This National Park Service site displays Thomas Edison's "invention factory" and home as it was when he was alive.

Just across the Hackensack River in Lyndhurst is the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Environment Center, a great place to learn about the natural environment of the Meadowlands. Also in Lyndhurst is Medieval Times, where you watch an entertaining show of ancient combat while engaging in old-fashioned two fisted eating.

Websites for tourism in New York:

NY.com guide to New York City
Links for Theatre, Concerts, Dance, Night life, sightseeing, etc.

Subway, bus and other travel information
Links to all transit in New York-New Jersey area

Museums in New York
An absolutely huge list with links

New York City Theatre Guide
Most of the things you want to know attending New York theater

Theatre Development Fund
TKTS / accommodations for disabled persons
The place to get those half price tickets

Street Locator
This simple calculator helps you locate addresses on north-south Avenues in Manhattan

New York City Transit Routing at HopStop.com
This destination guide works much link MapQuest or MapBlast for and provides orgin to destination routing in New York's five boroughs.

 

Websites for tourism in New Jersey:

New Jersey Travel
This is the State's official travel promotion web site

Secaucus/Meadowlands Hotels and Motels
Every accommodation in Seacucus on one website.

Meadowlands Race Track
The Big M - Right across the Hackensack River from Secaucus

Meadowlands Sports Complex
Home of the Giants, the Jets, the Nets, the Devils, the Red Bulls, and the Seton Hall Pirates; concerts, circuses, ice shows, and more.

Meadowlands Enviornment Center
Environmental education, trails, birding information

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New showcase for the arts in Newark - 20 minutes from Secaucus

Morristown National Historical Park
National site relating to Colonial War era - about 45 min from Secaucus

Waterloo Village
Early American village, Indian village, crafts. Special events on weekends. Located about one hour's drive from Secaucus

Maps

Map of Secaucus and vicinity

Map of NJ Transit Rail System

The American Automobile Association has a convenient office at 40 Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus, offering travel information and maps to members.

 Click here for recommended reading about New Jersey and the Meadowlands, including free map and free guides.


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