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Fun things to do in New Jersey

Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse, Funtown Amusement Park and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Bowcraft Playland

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    (0 miles)Scotch Plains

    Ride the new Crossbow Roller Coaster, or take a spin on the new Muzik Express. In addition to these, there are many other fun & exciting rides including The Drop Zone, Crazy Submarine, Galleon Pirate ...

  • Wild West City

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    (0 miles)Stanhope

    Featuring twenty-two (22) different live action shows throughout the course of the day, Wild West City offers the visitor the chance to 'live' in the old west + miniature train, stage-coach and pony ...

  • Land of Make Believe & Pirates Cove

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    (0 miles)Hope

    Family favorites include our million dollar Action River Ride, a Roller Coaster, Buccaneer Pirate & Wading Pool, Tilt-A-Whirl, Civil War Locomotive, Hayride, Old McDonalds Farm, Middle-Earth Theater, ...

  • Casino Pier

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    (0 miles)Seaside Heights

    This summer the boardwalk in Seaside will be back and it’s cornerstone, Casino Pier, with a number of classic rides, Mini Golf, the Classic Arcade and Restaurant and Food Stands will bring back ...

  • Six Flags Great Adventure

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    (0 miles)Jackson

    Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that ...

  • Tomahawk Lake

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    (0 miles)Sparta

    Rides to choose from such as their 400 foot body slides and speed slide, swan boats, duck boats, paddle boats and bumper boats, the one-person water coaster, Trolley slide and their awesome Rocky ...

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

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    (0 miles)Jackson

    Satisfy your need for speed on our thrill-a-second water rides. Take a relaxing cruise down a lazy river. Get lost on purpose in our 45-acre tropical island paradise. One of the many fun family ...

  • CoCo Key Water Resort

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    (0 miles)Mount Laurel

    Gather your family and friends to experience New Jersey’s Largest indoor water park. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 55,000 sq.ft. of indoor water park fun.

  • Gillian's Island

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    (0 miles)Ocean City

    Gillian's Island Water Park and Adventure Golf - A perfect way to celebrate! We love the sound of laughter and the sight of big smiles on everyone's faces. Having a Birthday Party at Gillian's Island ...

  • Splash Zone Water Park

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    (0 miles)Wildwood

    Mixing adrenaline-pumping action with family-style fun is our specialty! Thrill to the white water rapids on The Beast of The East, roar through total darkness on The Midnight Run, or test your ...

  • Mountain Creek Waterpark

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    (0 miles)Vernon

    This waterpark is built into side of a mountain and has plenty of rides , including extreme rides for those looking for thrills!

  • Thundering Surf

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    (0 miles)Beach haven

    A slashingly entertaining day for the whole family! Cool off with super fun water activities at Thundering Surf Water Park.

  • Sahara Sams Oasis Indoor Water Park

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    (0 miles)West Berlin

    A fun and splash-tastic all year round water park - Sahara Sam’s is full of family fun with a ton of indoor water activities and seasonal outdoor water activities! Surf's Up!

  • Breakwater Beach Waterpark

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    (0 miles)Seaside heights

    Breakwater Beach Waterpark located in the heart of Seaside Heights, NJ is open from May 25th through mid September. This state-of-the-art waterpark boasts one of the largest interactive play area on ...

  • Runway Rapids Water Park

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    (0 miles)Keansburg

    Featuring kiddie lagoon, lazy river and toddler unit, plus 18 wild slides of varying height, length and speed. Supervised water play with lifeguards also available.

  • Turtleback Zoo

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    (0 miles)West Orange

    500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey

  • NJ Adventure Aquarium

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    (0 miles)Camden

    Some of the exhibits include the massive shark tank, where people can walk through a tube and see the sharks swimming from all angles, a 4-D ride that takes visitors through the sea, as well as the ...

  • Atlantic City Aquarium

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    (0 miles)Atlantic City

    There is a touch tank, as well as fish tanks with exotic fish, lots of activities to keep the kids entertained - let the kids have great fun while learning about the sea and sealife

  • Paws Farm Nature Center

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    (0 miles)Mount Laurel

    All visitors enjoy and learn from the many interactive exhibits and the more that 80 birds and animals housed here.

  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    (0 miles)Jackson

    Visit the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species.

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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    (0 miles)Brigantine

    The Center, which has the privilege of housing the only marine mammal stranding facility within New Jersey, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine ...

  • Bergen County Zoo

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    (0 miles)Paramus

    The Bergen County Zoo offers education programs for everyone: children and adults; individuals and groups; at the zoo, or at your facility. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. ...

  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    (0 miles)Bridgeton

    The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission ...

  • Popcorn Park Zoo

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    (0 miles)Forked River

    Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon ...

  • Space Farms

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    (0 miles)Sussex

    Come alive with nature and history. Explore the wild side of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages. Where else can you step back in time and head for the ...

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