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Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

N.E. Ohio, usa
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Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

We've got a hole in our itinerary on a Saturday, from around noon-3pm.

At the moment our plan is to go to Liberty State Park, then go check out 2 of the few remaining Sopranos sites- The Paul Bunyan statue outside the carpet shop, and Pizzaland.

We're staying at the Meadowlands and are interested in things like:

mob sites

Frank Sinatra

architecture

art

weird & gritty

archeology

blues jazz funk

Any advice appreciated!

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new york
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1. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

Noon to 3pm on a Saturday barely leaves enough time to have any sort of meaningful visit to Liberty State Park alone from the Meadowlands, unless you have clearance for a helicopter to just touch the ground at a few of the locations you mention?

Good Luck

Edited: 06 August 2018, 02:15
N.E. Ohio, usa
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2. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

I would have preferred you suggest some way to take advantage of my small window of time, but I guess you wishing me luck will have to do.

Although, you're a 'Destination Expert', so maybe it's better than receiving luck from some lowly tourist.

Thanks!

new york
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3. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

OK ~ You could do a short visit to Liberty State Park but can you at least share what sort of vehicle you plan on using to make your visit(s). And during what month?

Travel Safe

Edited: 06 August 2018, 07:16
N.E. Ohio, usa
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4. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

Based on your suggestion we'll lower our expectations.

If we're based at the Meadowlands and have a car, what would you suggest we cut or add?

We have no firm plans that day so I'm looking for ideas.

Coming in next month. Thanks again-

Garfield, New Jersey
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5. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

Are you looking for activities for a whole day or only for the 3 hour window? You could drive to Liberty State Park but to enjoy it, including ferry ride to Ellis and Liberty Islands would require more than 3 hours.

As a Sinatra fan, go to Hoboken NJ (his birthplace). The Cake Boss is also in Hoboken. Parking spaces for cars in Hoboken is challenging. Google "Weird New Jersey" for such locations. Satin Dolls in Lodi is the location of the Bada Bing club. Only a few minutes from Meadowlands area.

Art and architecture...you are near NYC though using public transit is better than driving there.

Staten Island, New...
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6. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

I am assuming you are driving. Since you are touring Sopranos sites, you could add in the Great Falls of Paterson.

N.E. Ohio, usa
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7. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

Yes, we're driving that day.

I know a lot of people wouldn't be interested in simple things like going to an Italian bakery in Hoboken or some Pizza joint from TV, but I think my wife would have fun!

Sussex, New Jersey
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8. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

LMAO The Sopranos is still a thing?

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9. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

Frank Sinatra

architecture

art

weird & gritty

archeology

blues jazz funk

new york
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10. Re: Can you beat NJ Liberty State Park+Pizzaland+Muffler Man?

For your interest in architecture I can suggest a vist to the Weehawken Public Library, a historical mini-castle an easy ride from the Meadowlands. Sinatra's parents lived nearby.

https:/…Weehawken_Public_Library

It has great views of Hoboken and the scenic Hudson River skyline.

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