For those who wish to venture throughout the region, New York City is about 30 minutes away via train from the Midtown Elizabeth, New Jersey Transit Train Station. Trains can connect you to just about anywhere you need to go in the state via the NJ Transit system. Newark is ten minutes away, where visitors can take advantage of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, features the biggest entertainment names in the business and the Prudential Center which is the home of the New Jersey Devils.
Many of the area’s professional sports teams play about a half-hour away up north at the Met Life Sports Complex, including the NFL’s New York Giants, New York Jets, and NY Redbulls. There are many major concerts, fairs and special events that are held in this venue as well. The Meadowlands Race Track is also onsite, providing the finest horse racing events throughout the year.
For those who prefer to ride horses, Union County’s Watchung Stables is about a 20-minute drive from Elizabeth, and it offers bridle paths, lessons and rentals.
Elizabeth is with in driving distance from Philadelphia, and Atlantic City. Along the way, residents can stop at the dozens of beaches that dot the iconic “Jersey Shore”, chronicled so well by one of New Jersey’s favorite native sons, Bruce Springstein.