The City of Perth Amboy is not a well-known tourist destination, but it has much to offer for travelers, especially for families. In addition to beautiful scenic landscapes, the town has outdoor sports facilities, a yacht club, and a marina that support active lifestyles and ocean-based recreation. There are also several historic buildings in the Port of Perth Amboy.
The Port of Perth Amboy has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cold winters moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. Temperatures range from an average high of 30 °C (86 °F) in July to an average low of -4 °C (24 °F) in January.
The Port of Perth Amboy's Sadowski Parkway Waterfront Park is a space open area with a variety of plant species and wildlife. Visitors to the park can explore the forests and the seashore and participate in many festivals and events throughout the year.
The Kearny Cottage is a historic home built in 1781 by the influential Kearney family. Today, it is a museum displaying local historic memorabilia.
The Proprietors of East Jersey were charged with constructing the house for the Royal Governor (today, called the Proprietary House) of New Jersey in the early 1760s. In 1774, Benjamin Franklin's son, William Franklin, was Royal Governor, and he and his wife lived in the house until the Continental Army arrested him in 1776. After the American Revolution, the house was privately-owned. In 1809, it was converted into a resort hotel that was driven out of business by the War of 1812. In 1883, it was made into a rooming house for retired Presbyterian ministers. Today, the house is owned by New Jersey and maintained by the Proprietary House Association. Visitors can tour the house for a minimal fee or enjoy afternoon tea. In 2009, the home was open for the Haunted Perth Amboy Walking Tour. It was the subject of a Ghost Hunters episode on television's SyFy channel in 2008.