You never get a second chance to make a first impression. For years, your first impression of New Jersey wasn't a good one. You either entered through old Newark or old Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden but those places are changing now.

With so many great things to do in New Jersey, I asked my following where they would take or recommend to someone visiting New Jersey for the first time.

Check out these suggestions.

Laurielle Nagel

Jersey Shore

Wildwood Boardwalk

Grounds for Sculpture & Rats Restaurant

Liberty Science Center

Liberty State Park

Baltusrol Golf Course

A comedy show at The Comedy Cove

Catch a Show at The Papermill Playhouse

Wildwood Boardwalk Google Maps
Wildwood Boardwalk Google Maps
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Jordan Jansson Photo of Grounds for Sculpture
Jordan Jansson Photo of Grounds for Sculpture
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Liberty Science Center Google Maps
Liberty Science Center Google Maps
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Liberty State Park Google Maps
Liberty State Park Google Maps
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Niki Rae

Asbury Park or Cape May!

Wonder Bar Google Maps
Wonder Bar Google Maps
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Tim Aanensen

Asbury Park

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Andrew Wolff Unsplash
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Keith Luke Unsplash
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Scott Bluebond

Cape May. It’s like time stood still in the 60’s…

Hughes Street Cape May Google Maps
Hughes Street Cape May Google Maps
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Chris Canamucio

Cape May and only Cape May

Cape May Lighthouse Google Maps
Cape May Lighthouse Google Maps
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Joni Jaglowski

I would tell them to explore the country roads and mountain landscape. Hike the many mountains of NJ .

Round Valley Google Maps
Round Valley Google Maps
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Mount Tammany Google Maps
Mount Tammany Google Maps
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Gail Morrone

Hoboken…especially Sinatra Park to see the statue of our most famous Jersey Boy

Frank Sinatra Sculpture Unveiling
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Garth H. Raymond

Washington Crossing State Park

Washington Crossing State Park Google Maps
Washington Crossing State Park Google Maps
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Douglas Matthews

The “Jon Bon Jovi Reststop” on the Turnpike!


Bob Grotz

Hudson Avenue Beach, Harvey Cedars

Hudson Avenue Beach, Harvey Cedars Google Maps
Hudson Avenue Beach, Harvey Cedars Google Maps
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Gary Fried

The Shore, of course.

Tommy Kwak Unsplash
Tommy Kwak Unsplash
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Gary Mease

How about the Pine Barrens to see the Jersey Devil.


Chuck Homler

Sandy Hook — oldest operational lighthouse in the country, cool wildlife including seals, great view of NY.

Natali Quijano Unsplash
Natali Quijano Unsplash
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Angelo Cosenzo Cordasco

The Boardwalk

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Chermel Porter Unsplash
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Marc Cohen

Grounds for Sculpture: Rats restaurant. Nice place, great food, cozy sofas along with a fireplace then walk through the beautiful grounds to see John Seward Johnson's sculptures!

Jordan Jansson Photo of Grounds for Sculpture
Jordan Jansson Photo of Grounds for Sculpture
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Solange Reis

O’bagel 😂 and Tops Diner

O'Bagel Google Maps
O'Bagel Google Maps
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Top's Diner Google Maps
Top's Diner Google Maps
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Brett S. Harrison

Steve it has been my experience that New Jerseyites usually have very little difficulty telling people where to go.

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