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“Travel the globe without a passport” - That’s how many speak of Elizabeth, NJ. With the 50 countries represented by our residents, it is easy to see why Elizabeth is a cultural dining melting-pot. We wish you had the time to experience it for yourself, but if you only have 3 and 1/2 hours .... there’s no time to waste!
Begin your adventure at Veteran’s Memorial Park and watch the large shipping cranes at work. If you’ve never seen anything like this before, it’s really quite incredible, see why Elizabeth’s seaport is one of America’s busiest on the east coast. Keep your smart phones and cameras ready, because you are going to want to snap some photos of one of the country’s busiest seaports and the ships that float down the waterway.
It’s an incredible sight, and your family and friends will wish they were there to experience with you. Ease their fear of missing out [FOMO] by snapping and posting to your heart’s desire.
While at Veteran’s Memorial Park, you will notice a small yet inviting playground that just kisses the waterway. Elizabeth, NJ is home to one of America’s 26 playgrounds that were built in honor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School students who tragically lost their lives. “Where Angels Play” Playground is a place to reflect, as well as allow your children to explore the kid-sized fire engines and race down the slides.
Next, travel to Colombia, experience the rich flavors and decedent aromas. The sights, smells and sounds around give you one last experience before heading home, but this adventure is for your tastebuds. Spend some time experiencing lunch in “Little Colombia”. It’s only right to end lunch with a little something sweet, and an energy boost.
Travel down Elizabeth Avenue to any one of our cultural bakeries...Begin your cultural dessert experience with a taste of Portugal’s warm cup of “galão” (a revitalizing espresso and foamed milk) coffee-like beverage. Need to dunk? A “pastel de nata” (egg custard tart) or “broa” (a Portuguese corn bread) always make a splash! Savor the flavor of Europe right in Elizabeth, NJ.
There is no other place where you can travel to Colombia, Portugal and witness one of the country’s busiest seaports, all in one place. Keep in mind, this is only a fraction of the adventure that Elizabeth, NJ offers! Come visit us and experience more of traveling the globe without a passport!