Elizabeth is the fourth largest city in New Jersey and is located in Union County. It was named one of "America's 50 Greenest Cities" by Popular Science magazine in 2008. If you like shopping, then you should go to Jersey Gardens, located at Kapkowsi Road, New Jersey just off the New Jersey Turnpike. It is a two-level indoor outlet mall. Opened in 1999, it is the largest outlet mall in New Jersey. The mall has over 200 top brand-name outlet and discount stores, all under one roof. The mall’s anchor stores include Bed Bath & Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Cohoes, Daffy's, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Old Navy, VF Outlet and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Some of the other notable stores include Taylor Factory, Ecko Unlimited Outlet, Gap Outlet, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store and more. It also features an AMC Loews theater with IMAX, Starbucks Coffee and a food court. You can also go to Liberty Hall Museum located at Kean University. It was home to state’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston. Built in 1772, Liberty Hall has witnessed over 200 years of American history. This Victorian-style mansion houses a large collection of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by ancestors of Livingston and Kean families. As you walk down the hall you will discover the living past of the Livingston and Kean families and stories of their lives passed down from generation to generation. The Liberty Hall Museum has a gift shop for memorabilia which includes books, toys, teapots, tea cups, blue and white china, giftware, fine linens, ornaments, holiday gifts and more.
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There are lots of things to see while visiting Elizabeth, New Jersey. If you are into roller skating then you can stop by at Rexplex Skatepark in Elizabeth. It is a pretty nice park for skaters with two street courses, a 13 feet half pipe and a mini. The park is in good condition, but it often gets crowded. Built in 2002, it is a state of the art extreme street course and has everything a skater would want. The Skate Park features rails, a pyramid, a funbox, a box jump, a quarter hip and more. Rexplex’s vertical section includes a 12 feet vertical ramp with a 1 feet extension and mini-half with a 1 feet extension. Original street course consists of a 10 feet bank-to-wall, an 8 feet flat bank, an 11 feet roll-in, a euro gap and many more. Rexplex offers private, semi-private and group skateboarding lessons, seasonal camps and clinics. It also hosts various events including one-of-a-kind skateboarding birthday parties. If you enjoy movies and shows then you can go to Loews Theatres, founded in 1904. It was the oldest theater chain operating in North America until it was merged with AMC Theatres in 2006. It was also the parent company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios between 1924 and 1959. You can just go there with the whole family and have a quality time. Just sit back and relax, enjoy the show. From there, you can also go to Weequahic Park Golf Course, located not too far from the theatre. It is an 18-hole golf course featuring 5,579 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. Opened in 1904, it is the oldest public course in New Jersey. It was designed by George Low. The golf course is set on a beautifully rolling property and new bunkers. The course rating is 66.3 and it has a slope rating of 108 on Rye grass.