Elizabeth Tourism Government Office
Things to do in Elizabeth, NJ
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.
Elizabeth is a city and the county seat of Union County,in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2020 U.S. census, the city had a total population of 137,298, making it New Jersey's fourth most populous city, after neighboring Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson, and the 203rd-most-populous in the United States. == 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. She was the daughter of Philippe de Carteret II, 3rd Seigneur de Sark and Anne Dowse.