About Northern New Jersey/Newark
The UMDNJ campus is located in New Jersey's largest city, Newark, which celebrated its 340th birthday in 2006. Newark has undergone a great transformation and is now being regarded as a "Renaissance City". Newark is a bustling business and industrial center, the home to 22 Fortune 500 companies. It has also become an arena of cultural opportunity. Newark's commitment to culture is visible in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center , located in downtown Newark , approximately 2 miles from The University Hospital. UMDNJ now has a new housing unit on campus. For more information click here .
- The campus is located close to many recreational and entertainment areas, as well as near Newark Liberty International Airport and the NJ / NYPath Train. The NJ / NY Path Train is a great way to travel into...
- New York City , only minutes away. The nightlife and attractions of New York City are easily accessible by both public and private transportation.
- We are also located only 10 miles from the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex . Where you can see Professional football, hockey, soccer and basketball games, horse racing and musical concerts are all staged in this complex.
- The Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum are easily accessible by Ferry. The ferry leaves from Liberty State Park, in Jersey City.
- Liberty State Park is also the new home of the Liberty Science Center , featuring a myriad of interactive exhibits and displays.
If you prefer outdoor activities:
- The Skyland region, is located in the northwest region of the state. This region is famous for outdoor activities; camping sites, hiking trails and boating. In the winter, Vernon Valley and Great Gorge attract local, as well as out of state skiers.
- The Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area is famous for its outstanding camping and canoeing.
- Lake Hopatcong is famous for the finest lakeside dining in New Jersey. You are also able to take advantage of the fine fishing, boating and water skiing.
- As little as an hour to our south is the " Jersey Shore " , an area of scenic beaches, amusement parks, boutiques, shops and fresh seafood restaurants.
- Cape May is very quaint, for a day or a weekend.
- Asbury Park , Seaside Heights and Long Beach Island are not only known for their beaches, but for fun and wild amusement rides. Off shore fishing and boating are popular too.
- Six Flags Great Adventure is a fun time for the family. This theme park offers live entertainment, seven roller-coasters and a drive-through safari park.
For you Sports fans, the Newark / New York metro area offers some of best professional and semi-pro sports venues around! Most "New York" teams actually play right in the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex right here in NJ.
- Baseball: New York Yankees , New York Mets , Newark Bears
- Football: New York Giants , New York Jets , New York Dragons
- Hockey: NJ Devils , New York Rangers , New York Islanders
- Basketball: New Jersey Nets , New York Knicks
- Soccer: New York Red Bulls (Formerly MetroStars)
- Golf: Numerous PGA and LPGA events are held in the area, including the 2005 PGA Championship.
Atlantic City is the eastern seaboard's answer to Las Vegas and is visited by millions of tourists. Though there are many famous hotels and casinos, there is more to do in Atlantic City than just gamble. It is also famous for its celebrity entertainment and gourmet dining. The boardwalk offers an endless string of shops, amusements, dineries and some of the best salt-water taffy money can buy.
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