Known for its proximity to New York and Philadelphia, New Jersey also has a diverse landscape that feels far from city life. The famous Jersey Shore is lined with sandy beaches and quiet towns, plus the not-so-quiet Atlantic City, where you’ll find busy casinos and nightlife. But don’t forget: New Jersey is called the Garden State. The Meadowlands District near New York hosts more than 265 species of birds, and at Princeton University, you’ll be surrounded by a lush, green landscape. For an education of your own, visit Morristown National Historical Park, home to George Washington’s Revolutionary War headquarters.