Family Fun Destinations
New Jersey is packed with dozens of fabulous destinations that offer fun, exciting and entertaining attractions for kids and all members of the family.
Fabled Beach Towns
The Wildwoods, in southern New Jersey, is renowned for its days and nights of 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.
Seaside Heights with its bustling boardwalk, water park and nightlife, the charm of Victorian Cape May, family-centered Point Pleasant Beach and the peaceful elegance of Ocean Grove and Spring Lake are just a few locations that bring visitors back year after year.
The Roar of the Track
Start your engines at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville. Situated on more than 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
Some cities are known for their landmark attractions, action-packed nightlife and unique array of cultures and community and Jersey City is one of them. This bustling town features 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 Jersey Terminal, 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.
The park 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.
There's a new outdoor performance area and the recently expanded, state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center, with fascinating exhibits for the whole family.
Spectacular Outdoor Sites
For great outdoor fun, visit Mountain Creek in Vernon for the very best in skiing. Mountain Creek also has one of the state’s largest water parks and Diablo 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, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor in Jackson. It’s America’s largest seasonal theme park, with more than 200 rides, shows and attractions.
Six Flags also features the largest drive-thru 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 waterfront is home to the Battleship New Jersey, the U.S. Navy’s most decorated battleship, which is now a museum. Visit Campbell’s Field and watch the Camden Riversharks 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 Whitman 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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