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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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  • Wild At Play

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    (0 miles)Jersey City

    Wild at Play is the first children's indoor playground on the Jersey City waterfront. Our goal is to share the joys of learning between you and your child. Not only will you have fun playing with ...

  • Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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    (2 miles)Manhattan

    The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center serves as a year-round hub for many in and around the neighborhood. In addition to providing fitness facilities, it hosts youth and adult athletic leagues, ...

  • Downtown Babies Inc

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    (2 miles)New York

    Downtown Babies offers educational Play & Music Classes, parenting Forums, and Exciting social events & parties for Infants and Children up to 5 years.

  • Playgarden

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    (2 miles)New York City

    Clean, green PLAY for the early years! Built GREEN with recycled playground equipment, organic products, natural light and the planet in mind.

  • Manhattan Children's Theatre

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    (2 miles)New York

    Theatrical productions geared to children and families within the NYC community and beyond. These productions are a mix of adaptations of both classical and contemporary literature. These Main-Stage ...

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (2 miles)Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Chelsea Piers

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    (2 miles)New York City

    With more sporting options than hours in a day, Chelsea Piers is a great idea for the energetic family!

  • Bike and Roll NYC

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    (2 miles)New York City

    NYC's Number 1 tourist destination is Central Park! This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at the park and visitors get to every famous spot they want to see. You'll hear about the park and the ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Arts

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    (2 miles)Manhattan

    Exhibitions at the Childrens Museum of the Arts are designed to create dialogue among museum visitors young and old. Each exhibition is selected to inspire children and their families in their ...

  • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

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    (2 miles)New York

    The purpose of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is the collection, preservation, study, education, and display of comic and cartoon art. Every genre of the art is represented: animation, anime, ...

  • Childrens Museum of Manhattan

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    (2 miles)Manhattan

    CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through the arts, literacy, media & communications, science & the environment and early childhood ...

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (2 miles)Manhattan

    The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's ...

  • City Treehouse

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    (2 miles)New York City

    An indoor children's play and learning center offering innumerable charming features ideal for kids under 8. Expect to stay all day!

  • South Street Seaport Museum

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    (2 miles)Manhattan

    Home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels: Stationary, Training, and Workhorses.

  • Circle Line Semi-Circle Cruise

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    (2 miles)Manhattan

    Experience the grandeur of New York on their 2 hour city highlights tour. You'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.

  • Liberty Helicopters

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    (2 miles)Manhattan

    Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight while flying past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and many more of New York City's most captivating sights. Fun for the whole family and ...

  • Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

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    (2 miles)Brooklyn

    climb aboard the city's only guided bus tour of Brooklyn's BEST pizzerias. This 4 1/2 hour foodie romp through Brooklyn includes pizza, soft drinks and an audio-visual historical tour of Brooklyn's ...

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (3 miles)Jersey City

    Home to an exhilarating indoor, electric go-karting multi-track experience for adults and children. Plus video and virtual games arcade.

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (3 miles)NYC

    That iconic attraction everyone must go and visit in New York City - the Statue of Liberty! Hold that flame high!

  • Empire State Building

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    (3 miles)New York City

    Get ready to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World! The 86th floor observation deck offers impressive 360 degree panoramic views of the AMAZING New York City!

  • NY Skyride

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    (3 miles)Manhattan

    Fun, thrilling and entertaining ride based in the iconic Empire State Building- kids will love flying over the city!

  • New York Talks and Walks

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    (3 miles)NYC

    Provides a uniquely entertaining and educational site-seeing perspective on the Big Apple. Dr. Schoenberg and his entourage of NYC experts offer over 100 different tours including 7 specifically for ...

  • On Location Tours

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    (3 miles)New York City

    Go behind the scenes of your favorite tv shows and movies! This is a bus tour with plenty of outdoor stops, and even includes some tasty treats along the way.

  • NBC Experience Store and Studio Tour

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    (3 miles)Manhattan

    Offers walking tours behind the scenes of NBC's New York studios and of New York's most recognizable landmark, Rockefeller Center.

  • Madame Tussauds New York

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    (3 miles)New york city

    Madam Tussauds provides indoor fun for children and adults. Immerse yourself in an interactive experience with A-List celebrities, Hollywood icons, super heroes,sports stars, pop stars and more!

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