Nickname: Garden State
State bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State flower: Purple Violet
Time: Eastern (GMT – 5)
New Jersey, one of the Mid-Atlantic States, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Delaware River to the west. Small in size, the State nonetheless features hundreds of miles of rolling countryside and natural parkland set amidst mountains, lakes and forests.
In increasing numbers, tourists from around the world are discovering that New Jersey is more than just a gateway to the United States – it is America in miniature, with an abundance of tourist attractions to suit every taste. These include beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife and many award-winning cultural attractions.
While sections of the State such as Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore are world-renowned, there is also a wealth of lesser-known historic landmarks, national parks and cultural events on offer.