For non-stop thrills: Jackson is home to the king of the state’s amusement parks: Six Flags Great Adventure. With tons of fun for family members of every age (and level of bravery!), including rides large and small, live entertainment, shopping and great food, Six Flags has something for everyone. In the summer months, you can even make it a half amusement park/half waterpark day by spending the hot afternoon hours making a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. After a long day in the park, you can stay overnight at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Robbinsville or the Days Inn in East Windsor, both less than 12 miles away.
Rainy day alternative: iPlay America in nearby Freehold is a popular entertainment oasis with indoor amusement rides, laser tag, virtual bowling, an indoor boardwalk, an arcade and more.
For childlike joy: The Land of Make Believe in Hope was founded in 1954 with the idea of bringing parents back into family fun, so they don’t just sit by the sidelines – they become kids again themselves as they ride, slide, laugh and play. Stay the night at the Quality Inn in Hackettstown, just 12 miles away.
Rainy day alternative: Make your way to East Rutherford and live the American Dream in a mega-entertainment, retail and dining complex complete with the indoor Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and DreamWorks Water Park. For American Dream preferred hotels, visit this page.