New Jersey is packed with dozens and dozens of fabulous destinations that offer fun, exciting and entertaining attractions for all members of the family.
Family Fun Destinations:
Fabled Beach Towns
Southern New Jersey is the home of The Wildwoods. Your days and nights will be filled with fun and celebration for people of every age and interest. In addition to the expansive beach, there are 38 blocks of exciting boardwalk attractions, restaurants and shopping.
On the boardwalk, there are three amusement piers with more rides than Disneyland that have delighted families for years. And there are water parks, water sports, fishing, concerts, special events and much more. Close to The Wildwoods is also Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May Zoo is one of the greatest attractions in Cape May. Enjoy this Victorian beach town and the peace and serenity of the beaches.
Seaside Heights was home of MTV’s Jersey Shore. Renovated boardwalk, water park and nightlife. Don’t forget to visit the family-centered Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey and the peaceful elegance of Ocean Grove and Spring Lake. Great beach towns and vacations for families.
The Roar of the Track
Start your engines at the New Jersey Motorsports Park located in Millville, New Jersey. Over 700 acres, the motorsports park offers an incredible amount of diverse and dynamic motorsports attractions.
This park features two separate world-class road courses, a first-class karting circuit, ATV and Tri Oval courses plus a luxurious clubhouse. Kids of all ages can experience the thrill and excitement of real kart racing, where everything is provided.
Lady Liberty, Ellis Island and More
Jersey City is one those cities in the State of New Jersey that is known for their landmark attractions, action packed nightlife and an array of culture. While in Jersey City visit Liberty State Park, a gorgeous green oasis in the middle of metropolitan northern New Jersey.
The park has served a vital role in the development of New Jersey’s metropolitan region and the history of the nation.
With the Manhattan skyline as a barkdrop, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are a short ferry ride away from the park. The park also features the historic Central Railroad of New Jeresy Terminal which is a grand setting for much of the state’s transportation history.
Liberty State Park is the only location in New Jersey with ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It also features Liberty Walk, linking a picnic area, Interpretive Center and the CRRNJ Terminal while presenting visitors with a sweeping view of the Hudson River. Another great attraction is the Liberty Science Center which is a museum fun for the entire family.
Spectacular Outdoor Sites
For great outdoor fun, visit Mountain Creek located in Vernon, New Jersey for the very best in skiing. Mountain Creek also has one of the state’s largest water parks and Diable Freeride Park, America’s premier mountain bike park.
Nearby is the Crystal Springs Golf Resort, which offers fabulous accommodations, dining and seven golf courses nestled among some of the state’s most scenic landscapes.
The area also features the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which encompasses nearly 70,000 acres of breathtaking scenery along 40 miles of the Delaware River, which winds through the Appalachian Mountains.
And there are waterfalls and many outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, camping, swimming, biking, cross-country skiing, fishing and more. For a fun day, try tubing down the Delaware River.
For a wonderful day of fun and endless adventure, visit Six Flags Great Adventure, Hurrican Harbor in Jackson, New Jersey. It’s America’s largest seasonal theme park, with more than 200 rides, shows and attractions. Six Flags also features the largest safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species.
Waterfront Arts, Entertainment, Attractions
Along New Jersey’s west coast, visit the Camden Waterfront which offers a mix of history, culture, attractions and entertainment. The Battleship New Jersey is located here. It is the U.S. Navy’s most decorated battleship, which is now a museum. Visit Campbell’s Field and watch the Camden Watersharks minor league baseball team in action. Or there’s the recently expanded Adventure Aquarium and its 40-foot shark tunnel.
The Susquehanna Bank Center is the site of major concerts year-round, and the Walt Whiman House, a National Historic Landmark, contains an extensive collection of writings, photographs and memorabilia.
For kids of all ages, there is the Camden Children’s Garden which features an interactive garden, themed and educational exhibits including the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, Plaza de Aibonito Tropical Exhibit and more.
No matter what your taste, desire or interest, New Jersey has a great destination that will thrill, enlighten, entertain and enrich all visitors.
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