Elizabeth Tourism Government Office

Things to do in Elizabeth, NJ

Name

Elizabeth Tourism Government Office

Address

50 Winfield Scott Plaza
Elizabeth New Jersey 07201
United States

Phone

908-820-4000

Elizabeth is located about 30 miles northwest of New York City and offers many things to do. Here are some suggestions for things you might like to do and see.

Fort Hancock State Park is a great place to enjoy the Hudson River views. Here you can also fish and hike.

- Take a ride on the Trolley Tour of Historic Downtown Elizabeth. This tour covers the entire city and stops at historic sites such as the Old Post Office or the First Presbyterian Church.

Visit the Elizabeth Botanical Gardens to see the beautiful gardens. You can take a guided tour or walk among the plants.

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Elizabeth is a city in and the county seat of Union County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2020 United States census, the city retained its ranking as the state's fourth-most-populous city behind neighboring Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson, with a population of 137,298, an increase of 12,329 (+9.9%) from the 2010 census count of 124,969, which in turn reflected an increase of 4,401 (3.7%) from the 120,568 counted in the 2000 census. The Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated that the city's population was 134,283 in 2022, ranking the city the 210th-most populous in the country, making it the fifth-most populous municipality of any type in the state, falling behind Lakewood Township, where the population was estimated to be 139,506, as of that year. == History == Elizabeth, originally called "Elizabethtown" and part of the Elizabethtown Tract, was founded in 1664 by English settlers. The town was not named for Queen Elizabeth I as many people may assume, but rather for Elizabeth, wife of Sir George Carteret, one of the two original Proprietors of the colony of New Jersey.

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