Arts & Cultural
American Museum of Natural History
One of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and is comprised of 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, 32 million specimens, and its world-renowned library.
Located on 16.3 acres in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Manhattan, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a cultural mecca and home to The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and several other resident performing arts companies.
The largest art museum in the United States and one of the three largest in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - located on tony Fifth Avenue in New York City with views of Central Park - boasts nearly 2 million works of art encompassing ancient art, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, American and modern art, legendary collections of musical instruments, costumes, weapons and much more.
Museum of Modern Art
Also known as MoMA, this art museum in Midtown Manhattan has been identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, with a collection that offers everything from drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, electronic media, film and more.
NJPAC - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Located in downtown Newark, NJ, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the United States, is home to the Grammy Award-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), has welcomed more than 6 million visitors since it opened in October 1997, and boasts a stellar season each year, with artists that have included Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma and more.
Paper Mill Playhouse
Often proclaimed as the "Official State Theater" of New Jersey, this premier regional theater, located in Millburn, New Jersey - less than 25 miles from Manhattan, drawing both actors and spectators from New York City - seats 1,200 and features a wide range of top-range performances and boasts the New Jersey Ballet as its resident ballet company, with the annual production of Nutcracker.
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Touted as one of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the US and located on the Drew University campus, this theatre is the only professional theatre company in New Jersey dedicated to the works of Shakespeare and performs both classic masterworks, as well as works not often performed by other groups.
Points of Interest
Central Park and Central Park Zoo
As the most visited urban park in the United States, the 843-acre Central Park in New York City receives thirty-five million visitors annually, is home to running paths, skating rinks, horse-drawn carriage rides, bicycle rentals, lakes, ponds and more, as well as the charming 6.5 acre Central Park Zoo which features over 130 species.
Empire State Building
Another New York City icon, this 102-story building is the second-tallest building in New York City, the third-tallest skyscraper in the U.S. and offers breathtaking views of NYC and beyond from its world-famous observation deck.
Grand Central Station
Described as "the world's loveliest station", Grand Central Terminal, located in mid-town Manhattan, is a beautiful example of Beaux-Arts architecture, the world's number six most visited tourist attraction, and the largest train station in the world by number of platforms.
Jacob Javits Convention Center
Also known as simply "Javits Center", this 675,000-square foot convention center was designed by architect James Ingo Freed of I.M. Pei and is located on Eleventh Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets on the West side of Manhattan in New York City.
While the origin of the name "Jockey Hollow" is unclear, the term was used in the American Revolution and Jockey Hollow - now a unit of Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, New Jersey - was twice used as a winter encampment by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Covering over 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in Midtown Manhattan, the top tourist attraction in New York City - also known as Rockefeller Plaza - is a complex of 19 commercial buildings, and boasts the world-famous ice rink, the Top of the Rock with incomparable views of NYC from the 70th floor, the lighting of the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and is a must-see for first-time visitors to New York City.
Statue of Liberty
A gift to the United States from the people of France, this colossal neoclassical sculpture of a robed female representing the Roman goddess of freedom is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor and is a must-see icon.
No visit to New York City would be complete without a visit to Times Square, affectionately known as "The Crossroads of the World", and one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, home to the Broadway Theater District, and the world's most visited tourist attraction - hosting over 39 million visitors annually.
Washington's Headquarters at Morristown National Historical Park
Situated in Morristown, NJ, and built between 1772 and 1774, this mansion was the home of Jacob and Theodosia Ford and the site where General Washington was headquartered during the harsh winter of 1779-1780 as he plotted the colonies' rebellion against England.
The Mall at Short Hills
As the region's preeminent shopping destination, Short Hills Malls is located in the Short Hills area of Millburn, NJ, and is an upscale and luxury shopping center boasting over 160 specialty stores including Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and much more.
Sports and Entertainment
Meadowlands Sports Complex
Located in East Rutherford, Bergen County, NJ, this sports and entertainment mega-complex consists of MetLife Stadium, the Izod Center - a multi-purpose arena - the Meadowlands Racetrack, the American Dream Meadowlands and the Timex Performance Center, and features concerts, sporting events, major shows and more.
Met Life Stadium
As part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ, the MetLife Stadium is home to the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League and is the only NFL stadium shared by two teams.
What's Nearby - Airports
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
- Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU)
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
What's Nearby - Cities and Neighborhoods
- Basking Ridge, NJ
- Budd Lake, NJ
- East Hanover, NJ
- Hoboken, NJ
- Madison, NJ
- Morris Plains, NJ
- Morristown, NJ
- Newark, NJ
- New York City, NY
- Parsippany, NJ
- Short Hills, NJ
- Whippany, NJ
What's Nearby - Corporate Locations and Points of Interest
- American Express
- Campus Drive Office Park
- College of St. Elizabeth
- Convent Station
- Deloitte & Touche
- Dun & Bradstreet
- Drew University
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Florham Park
- General Motors
- Giralda Farms Office Park
- Lucent Technologies
- Morristown Memorial Hospital
- Pharmacia Corporation
- Phillip Morris/Kraft
- Tiffany Corporation