Family Fun In New Jersey

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Historic Sites: Lady Liberty, Ellis Island and more

Many 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, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as a spectacular backdrop, the park features the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (CRRNJ), a grand setting for much of the state's transportation history. The park has Liberty Walk, which links a picnic area, Interpretive Center and the CRRNJ Terminal while presenting visitors with a sweeping view of the Hudson River. 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 a new outdoor performance area and the recently expanded, state-of-the-art, Liberty Science Center with fascinating exhibits for the whole family.

Beautiful 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, including three incredible amusement piers that have delighted families for years. And there are water parks, water sports, fishing, concerts, special events and much, much more. Other Jersey Shore towns that are equally attractive vacation destinations include 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.

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 Mountain Creek Bike Park, America's premier mountain bike park. Nearby is the Crystal Springs Golf Resort that offers fabulous accommodations, dining and seven golf courses that are nestled among some of the state's most scenic landscapes. This beautiful region of the state is full of farms that feature pick-your-own Jersey Fresh produce and vineyards that offer outstanding wines. The area also features the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area that encompasses nearly 70,000 acres of breathtaking scenery along 40 miles of the Delaware River, which winds through the Appalachian Mountains. There are waterfalls and many outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, camping, swimming, biking, cross-country skiing, fishing and more. For a fun day try river tubing down the Delaware River. Another major attraction is 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.

For waterfront arts, entertainment, attractions along New Jersey's west coast visit the Camden Waterfront that 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. There's the recently expanded Adventure Aquarium and its gigantic 40-foot shark tunnel. The BB&T Pavilion is the site of major year round concerts and the Walt Whitman House, a National Historic Landmark, contains an extensive collection of writings, photographs and memorabilia are all nearby. For kids of all ages there is the Camden Children's Garden that 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.

The Roar of the Track

Start your engines at the New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville. Situated on more than 700 acres, NJMP offers an incredible amount of dynamic motorsports attractions. This state-of-the art track 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.