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In a part of the world best known for tall buildings and bright lights, New Jersey’s Liberty State Park provides a lush oasis for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. But that doesn’t mean this park, located next to the Jersey City shoreline, isn’t a bright, shiny star all on its very own.
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Leave it to Philadelphia to find an interesting way to amuse and inform — a city that doesn’t mind wearing its quirky heart on its sleeve. So visitors, when not checking out the famous Philadelphia sites for which the city is known, consider these interesting stops.
Just an hour north of San Francisco’s main attractions, a world away from clanging streetcars, sightseeing hordes and traffic jams, there’s Point Reyes National Seashore, where visitors can wander in solitude, view wildlife, feel the ocean’s spray, and get back to nature. Here, guests can spot migrating gray whales in the winter or hear the bugling of mating tule elk in the late summer. Plus, there’s no entry fee.
Williamsburg, a popular eastern Brooklyn neighborhood of about 125,000 inhabitants, used to be a place visitors would avoid. Now it’s an icon of hipster culture, with lots of fun shops, bars, music venues and terrific people watching. It’s almost along the lines of when tour buses would drive through San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury to gape at the hippies when I was a kid. Instead, here you sit at a sidewalk cafe, sip an espresso and enjoy the show. Definitely bring your camera.
Planning a visit to Lady Liberty? Both Liberty and Ellis Islands and the Statue herself are maintained and run by the National Park Service. However, the official concessionaire is Statue Cruises – they’re the only folks who can get you to the islands. We’re proud that New York CityPASS includes a visit to Liberty and Ellis Islands with Statue Cruises, as well as admission to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Here are some details to help you plan your visit.