View of the Docks at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth NJ

Things to Do Near Elizabeth, NJ

While you enjoy your stay with us, you may want to travel around to see some of the nearby attractions. With the help of the NJ Transit System, NYC is just 30 minutes away, and Newark is only 10. Elizabeth has a relaxing, small-town feel while still being a short rail trip away from regional attractions like Times Square and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Sporting Events Galore

Sports fans who want to get close to the action will have many options around Elizabeth. Just half an hour north is the MetLife Stadium, where fans can watch the Giants and the Jets take on opposing teams. If football isn’t for you, enjoy some MLS at the nearby Redbull Arena. The Prudential Center is also minutes away to get your NJ Devils fix and watch some action-packed hockey! Those with more interest in equine sports will appreciate the Union County’s Watchung Stables for their lessons, bridle paths, and rentals. The Meadowlands Race Track will also get your blood pumping if you want to put a little money on the line.

Local and Regional Guide

At GoElizabethNJ, we help visitors explore the rich, 350-year history of Elizabeth, and we find that the information we provide often inspires people to learn more. For more information about our regional history and the figures of the American Revolution, we recommend a day trip to Trenton or Morristown, which are major cities involved with the Crossroads of the American Revolution.

If visiting the City of Brotherly Love is on your list, Philadelphia is only an hour and a half away! On the way to Philadelphia, you can check out our state’s famous beaches or “Jersey Shore” destinations. The beaches along the New Jersey coast are just some of the many outdoor attractions in the area.

Book a Hotel in Elizabeth!

When visiting our beautiful part of the country, we encourage travelers to use Elizabeth as a base of operations while exploring surrounding destinations. Centrally located, Elizabeth is the gateway to the state of New Jersey! Easily accessible by rail, bus, air, or car, Elizabeth has a selection of hotels that are perfect for an early morning flight or extended stay. Whether you value luxurious amenities or pet-friendly policies, we have hotels and accommodations to fit your needs.

Let GoElizabethNJ Be Your Guide!

For Elizabeth and beyond, GoElizabethNJ helps by providing transit maps, lists of daily events, and other tools to help you make the most of your stay. Explore the local destinations and events with our Trip Planner, which allows you to keep track of all the events and attractions you don’t want to miss.


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