This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a stunning memorial that was created to honor the people who lost their lives during the dreaded September 11, 2001 attacks.The memorial consists of two pools set in the original site as well as a beautiful plaza. The names of the victims are engraved on paneling along with the pools. Visitors can also explore the 9/11 Memorial Museum that features artifacts and stories about the event. The various exhibits on display at this underground museum educates the visitors.
A shining beacon of freedom, Lady Liberty dominates the eponymous Liberty Island in New York, her copper-wrought form towering over the city's harbor in all its glory. French activist Édouard René de Laboulaye expressed solidarity with the United States on behalf of his nation, if and when the US decided to build a monument that would be emblematic of their independence. The Statue of Liberty thus was the creative culmination of French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel and came to be an honorable offering from the nation of France to the United States. Designed to represent Libertas, a Roman goddess, Lady Liberty gazes proudly into the distance, her right torch-bearing arm outstretched toward the skies, while her left-hand holds a tablet inscribed with the date of United States' Declaration of independence. Over the years, the statue has not only instilled a sense of pride among hordes of Americans but has also been an uplifting sight for tens of thousands of immigrants who charted foreign seas in a bid to start life anew.
Although its reign as a summer resort destination in the 50s and 60s has long since ended, this lovely beach is set for a come back once people realize how beautiful and close-by this beach truly is. Located on the south shore of Long Island in Queens Rockaway Beach provides New Yorkers with a beach that is accessible by subway. This beach is perfect whether you want to swim, surf, fish, play volleyball, or just enjoy strolling besides the ocean. Don't miss out on visiting the 1908 St. Rose of Lima Church to admire the classic architecture of the Rockaway subway stop.
Stretching across the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge is an architectural wonder. Connecting the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn, the suspension bridge with its Gothic towers and steel cables adds a unique silhouette to the city's iconic skyline. Completed in 1883, the bridge was the longest of its kind, measuring almost 1600 feet (487.68 meters). One of the city's most enduringly popular attractions, Brooklyn Bridge offers visitors some of the best views of the cityscape above the river's shimmering waters.
Widely regarded as New York City's best musical performance venue, Bowery Ballroom is a 550-person capacity event venue with 3 floors, bars and dedicated balconies for mosh pits. This NYC mainstay showcases the brightest new talents in underground and contemporary music and hence is a must visit for all those indie rock music fans out there. Artists of various levels of fame have graced the stage here, such as Nine Inch Nails, who sometimes treat their eager fans to secret shows. Stay back after the show ends for an opportunity to interact with the artists having a drink in the bar downstairs.
The First Presbyterian Church of Rumson is sited in Rumson, Monmouth County in New Jersey. The church is a distinct Presbyterian church and occupies great historic significance. It was constructed in 1885. The church site encompasses 2.0 acres (0.81 hectares) of land area. It is an accurate model of the Shingle style of architecture. Also fondly referred as the First Presbyterian Church of the Oceanic, it is one of the finer church structures in the vicinity. It is also listed on the National register of Historic Places.
The Sea Bright borough of New Jersey is a popular beach destination and boasts of several beach clubs. Here, you can spend an entire day with your family and indulge in beach activities and sports too.
The Navesink Light Station or the Twin Lights, known for a pair of beacons is a non-operational lighthouse that now functions as a museum in Highlands, Monmouth County. The lighthouse stands 246 feet (75 meters) above sea level and is a part of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route. Tourists can go on a tour of the lighthouse, enjoying the stunning panoramic view from the top or have a look at lighthouse equipment in the museum. The volunteers are friendly and informative, making for a wonderful experience.
Completely different from modern casinos, the Water Witch Clubhouse and Casino was a social gathering spot where the rich and affluent met. Included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, this historical landmark can be rented for weddings and other events.
A major town in the state of New Jersey, Highlands is where the entertainment lies. A piece of unincorporated land that is regularly host to grand and large scale events, Highlands occupies around 1.5 square miles of the Bayshore territory. This district place is equipped with all basic services and amenities and is a home ground for major events and happenings. Also the birthplace of popular film maker Kevin Smith, Highlands witnesses a few international art festivals and other events too like bike races.