1. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
The new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is creating an atmosphere of entertainment, vowing to have live entertainment every day for one year. Enjoy performances at the Etess Area and DAER Nightclub. Laugh out loud at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club or take a dip in the indoor pool. With eight restaurants including the Hard Rock Café, the Hard Rock guarantees to be a smash hit for the summer!
2. Cyborg Cyber Spin at Six Flags, Jackson
The newest addition to Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari the Cyborg Cyber Spin is a seven story thrill ride where three massive axes spin independently, turning the riders is every possible direction, making for unpredictable and continuous series of flips as riders are raised off the ground.
3. Point Pleasant named “Top 10 Coolest Small Town in America” by BudgetTravel.com
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk earned Point Pleasant a spot on the top ten list of coolest small towns in America presented by BudgetTravel.com. Point Pleasant is renowned for its boardwalk, carnival games, aquarium and a bustling downtown. From antiques shops to fine dining and a gorgeous public beach, there’s no reason not to visit one of the coolest small towns in America.
4. Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park Reopens
After closing its doors in 2015, Asbury Lanes is now opening its doors again. The bowling alley and music venue is back to planning concerts and parties for the lively and legendary town of Asbury Park. Hometown hero, Bruce Springsteen, performed at their opening concert this past spring to welcome Asbury Lanes back into the music scene.
5. Cape May named “Most Beautiful Place in New Jersey” by Conde Nast Traveler
The southernmost point on the Jersey shoreline, Cape May, has been named the “Most Beautiful Place in New Jersey” by Conde Nast Traveler. Visitors are captivated by Cape May‘s pristine beaches, colorful Victorian homes, marine life including dolphin and whale watching, and a quaint town center. Cape May is also home to the beautiful Cape May Lighthouse, a must-see attraction.
6. Steel Pier’s Observation Wheel, Atlantic City
Home to many amusement park rides, games, and even helicopter tours, Steel Pier opened its Observation Wheel this past December. The Wheel is 227 feet tall, with 40 pods and up to six people can ride in each one. The Wheel provides a 360 degree view of the city, and when it’s lit up at night, it becomes a beautiful part of the Atlantic City view itself.
7. The Biergarten, Atlantic City
Atlantic City opened its first authentic beer garden, right on the historic boardwalk. The Biergarten features an outdoor kitchen, two bars, fire pits and outdoor games. The open-air venue offers a diverse beer menu from NJ favorites to seasonal and specialty beers. Enjoy the outdoors and a nice brew with a group of friends, a special event, or for a relaxing night at the beachfront.
8. Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University, Sewell
Rowan University renovated the old Fossil Park to build on its culture of scientific discovery. Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park now includes a museum, laboratories, a nature trail, and playground. The park will continue to host “Dig Days” for the local community and schools. Make an appointment to visit and see archaeology and geochemistry from the period of the dinosaurs.