Twin Lights is one of our favorite places to visit as a family. After climbing the stairs and enjoying the spectacular views from the top, we usually have a picnic lunch in the little park area surrounding the building. It is so beautiful and peaceful, it simply cannot be beat! We have taken many friends here too, who visit us from out of town/state/country. They all love it. On a clear day, you can see the Manhattan skyline- so pretty, the ocean and Sandy Hook are right there too. :)
The little adjoining museum is interesting as well and the original lens (huge and still revolving in the museum next door) is impressive!
It is important to note that only the North Tower is open for visits throughout the year. They open the South Tower only one weekend a year during what is known as the Lighthouse Challenge. It usually takes place in mid October- you will have to call Twin Lights or check website for the exact dates every year. Definitely worth a visit!