Lambertville has more than 20 antique shops in town. Nestled on

Lambertville has more than 20 antique shops in town. Nestled on
GO ANTIQUING
IN
LAMBERTVILLE
Lambertville has more than 20 antique shops in town. Nestled on the east bank of the
Delaware River, its tree-lined streets, Victorian houses and Federal row homes and churches
evoke a feeling of romance just as it did in the 1800s.
Visit the River horse Micro Brewery for some afternoon libations.
80 Lambert Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Tel: (609) 397-7776
Their own beers:
Open for samples Friday - Sunday from 12-5pm.
Tours on Friday are self guided and Saturday/Sunday are guided at 1,2,3 and 4pm.
Have a romantic dinner at the famous, very charming
Anton's at the Swan.
43 South Main St.
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Tel: (609) 397 1960
Tues – Thurs: 6-9pm (Bar 5-10pm)
Fri – Sat: 6-10pm (Bar 5-11pm Fri; 1-11pm Sat)
Sun: 4:30-8pm (Bar 1-9pm)
Average dinner entree $20-$30
Head over to the Unionville Vineyards in nearby Ringoes NJ for some complimentary wine
tastings.
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, New Jersey 08551
Tel: (908) 788-0400
Classic Wine Tasting of Five Wines, $5/adult
Extended Flight Tasting of Eight Wines, $10/adult
Complimentary Winery Tours: Most Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30pm (call first)
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GO TUBING / RAFTING / CANOEING / KAYAKING DOWN
THE
DELAWARE RIVER
Delaware River Tubing
2998 Daniel Bray Hwy (Rt. 29) Frenchtown NJ
Tel: (866) Wet-Tube I (908) 996-5386
Enjoy a scenic 2-4 hour tubing, rafting, kayaking, or
canoeing trip on the Delaware River! Each rental includes an
exclusive FREE BBQ meal at "The Famous River Hot Dog
Man," halfway on your river adventure next to a private
island with picnic tables in the water!
A great romantic way to relax with a loved one. You can stop
and explore the small islands and sun bathe. We took our
time and spent six hours when we did the Delaware River tubing adventure! This is the most
reasonably priced one day adventure that we have found in all of New Jersey.
Pricing (per person):
Mon – Fri
Tubin
g
$23
Raftin
g
$31
Canoei
ng
$39
Sat – Sun
$29
$39
$39
Kayaking
$47(single); $45
(double)
$47(single); $45
(double)
Schedule:
Hours vary
Open May 21, 2011 – Sept 9, 2011 (only weekends from May 21 – June 13)
Special Events:
May 28-30: Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off Event
June 4 - 5: Scenic Weekend Float!
July 2: Gay Day Pride Floatilla!
July 3 - 5: Independence Week Freedom Float!
August 6: 10th Annual Kathy's Tube For The Cause!
August 28: The Great American River Water Gun War!
September 5: Labor Day Tubing Extravaganza
Note: You can also rent a canoe at a private rental place in Griggstown and canoe down the
Delaware-raritan Canal. Canoes cost $10 for the first hour and $5 for each additional hour or
$35 for the whole day.
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GO HORSEBACK RIDING
**Always call ahead. Reservations required for any company.
Echo Lake Stables
55 Blakely Lane Newfoundland, NJ
Tel: (973) 697-1257
Their trail rides follow the paths of the ancient Indians from the beautiful mountainside to
swiftly running streams, beside centuries old rock walls. $30 for the daytime one-hour ride.
Night time Horseback rides: This is something that the both
of you have surely never done together! Night time Horseback
Riding through under the moon and in streams of water! Every
Friday and Saturday at 6:00PM. Included is a 1 1/2 hour night time
trail ride to a campsite where you will have a one-and-a-half-hour
all-you-can-eat Western-style BBQ, live entertainment, games and
line dancing with your partner, and lots of quality fun with an old
fashioned hayride back to your car at the end of the evening. The
trip is 3 1/2 hours from 6 PM to 9:30 PM. You can also BYOB! Reservations a must for night
rides only. Come just the two of you or bring all your friends. Call for dates. $60 per person
for the night time horseback ride.
Triple W Riding Stable
Honesdale, PA
Tel: (570) 226-2620
THIS IS NOT FOLLOW THE LEADER Horseback riding. You actually get to ride and maneuver
your horse anywhere through the 200 acre mountain top setting with trails through woods,
past lakes and in streams. They also have a dude ranch and horseback camping trips! If
you've been looking for an awesome adventure getaway then here it is located just a few
hours from NJ in the beautiful Pocono mountains.
Miller Farms
134 N.Grove Street, Berlin, NJ
Tel: (609)561-2436 or (856) 883-9706
Come enjoy the beautiful scenery at the only horseback/trail riding available in Camden
County. Trail riding is offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm year round –
Weather permitting. Children must be at least 7 years old to trail ride. Cost is $20/person
for approximately an hour long trail ride. Hand led rides are also available for those younger
then 7 and cost $5. Reservations are strongly suggested. We offer a great place for family
fun, birthday parties, girl scouts and youth groups. Summer horse camp, riding lessons, and
horse drawn wagon rides are also available..
Double D Guest Ranch
81 Mt. Hermon Road, Blairstown, NJ
Tel: (908) 459-9044
Go by yourself or bring a group of friends. They can accommodate large groups for birthday
parties or family get-togethers. Customize your event to your liking. Don't miss some of the
theme rides scheduled throughout the year! They offer beach rides, Italian Day and Mexican
Day, which includes a complete theme lunch.
They have half day - full day and campout packages as well as picnics barbeques and
parties that are great for family reunions company picnics or parties with your friends. One
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of the best places to go Horseback riding in New Jersey. 1-hour Rides $35 Per Person. Open
every day. Open year-round.
Ledgends Riding Stables
Route 94, Vernon, NJ
Tel: (973) 827-8332
Horseback riding for the whole family. Saddle up! They have the most scenic trails on the
east coast. Miles of beautiful woodlands for you and your family to explore. They have nice
quiet horses for riders of all experience levels, you'll ride through a maze of winding trails
that will take your breath away! Close to New Jersey Resorts and only a 1/2 mile from
Mountain Creek. Pony rides for the kids and horses for sale too! (very reasonable prices). A
great place to go Horseback riding in NJ. Call for prices. Open every day. Open year-round.
Equestrian Enter-Prizes
540 Rockport Rd, Hackettstown NJ
Tel: (908) 441-2316
Setting a high standard of excellence in TRAIL RIDES! Trail Rides and Trail Riding Lessons on
hours of well groomed trails in the beautiful Warren County countryside on quality horses.
Groups consist of your party only, with an experienced equestrian as a guide. First visit
includes a "mini" lesson to acclimate you and your horse to insure an enjoyable, relaxing,
safe riding experience. Call to book 1, 2 or 3 hour ride starting at $40.00.
Kafka Farms
901 Valley Road, Watchung NJ
Tel: (908) 405-8038
Trail Rides we offer start in the Fall and Spring when the weather is crisp. Our barn trailers
the horses to the Watchung Reservation (10 minutes from our farm) The ride lasts around an
hour and a half leading around peaceful, beautiful lakes and through the quiet woods.
Pricing is $65.00 per person for a 1-½ hour ride. Open year-round.
Watchung Stables
1160 Summitt Lane Mountainside NJ
Tel: (908) 789-3665
Watchung Stables offers guided trail riding through the picturesque Watchung Reservations.
They are only open on Sundays from Early April to Late November. The ride times are 1pm
and 2:15 during the summer and 2pm and 3:15pm each week on a first come, first served
basis (times may change, so please call before going). 1-hr rides are $26 per person.
Open Sundays only, April through November.
Silver Bit & Spur Farm
Hunterdon County Whitehouse Station, NJ
Tel: (908) 534-4010
Unguided Horseback Riding: Ride 61 acres of woods and streams. Exprience the freedom
that you can not find anywhere else in the area. No trail guides to set the pace. You are in
control, but don't worry - you can't get lost. The horses know how to get back. Horses are
available for every level of experience. 1-hr rides $40 per person. Open every day. Open
year-round.
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Borderland Farm
Sussex County Warwick NY
Tel: (845)-986-1704
English-style guided rides through 230 acres of woods open fields and streams. $30 per
person for a 1-hr ride. Open every day 9-5pm.
Deer Path Stable
White Haven PA (In the Poconos)
Tel: (570) 443-4431
Deer Path Riding Stable offers a relaxing and scenic ride through the Pocono forest. It's a
great way to enjoy the beautiful Pocono outdoors. Gentle horses, friendly, helpful guides and
an "easy does it" pace make our ride suitable even for the first time rider. Our rides are
geared towards people who are looking to spend some leisurely, pleasant time on a horse.
Our trails meander through fields and woods full of freshwater springs, mountain laurel, and
rhododendron. Deer and wild turkey are often seen. We are the only stable in the western
Poconos that accepts credit cards. Open at 8:30a.m. for reservations. Rides available every
hour 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and reservations are advised. Open every day. Open yearround.
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GO
ON A
DINNER CRUISE
Cornucopia
Perth Amboy, NJ
Dinner:
Elegant 4 1/2 Dinner cruises every Fri and Sat night into the
New York Harbor. Enjoy a luxury dinner and dancing to a live
band. Dinner cruises board at 7PM and leave at 7:30PM.
Moonlight dance cruise floats from 11 to 3 AM. Starts at
only $54.95 per person.
Make sure you bring your dancing shoes, because we make
every outing on the Princess the Destiny, and the Majesty
seem like New Years Eve. There is plenty of room to dance
to the sound of our DJ performing a wide repertoire of selections. To spice up your evening
we offer a full assortment of cordials, premium liquors, domestic / imported beers as well as
a spectacular wine list (Cash Bar). Cruise is approximately 4 – 4 ½ hours. Call for winter
schedule.
Wednesday Seafood
Buffet
(Starting May)
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Boarding
Sailing
Returning
Price
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
10:00 PM
$54.95
6:30
7:00
7:00
5:00
7:00
7:30
7:30
5:30
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
11:30 PM
9:30 PM
$64.95
$64.95
$74.95
$64.95
PM
PM
PM
PM
PM
PM
PM
PM
Dinner Menu:
• Butler style hors d'oeuvres
• Fresh rolls and creamy rosettes
• Salad
• Entree Choice
- Surf and Turf: (Pan seared filet mignon and grilled shrimp served with rice pilaf and
vegetable du jour)
- Chicken Stuffed with Wild Rice and Portobello Mushrooms
- Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce; (served with rice pilaf and vegetable du jour)
• Pasta
• Coffee / tea and international dessert service
Intimate Lunch
Enjoy an enticing lunch consisting of salad bar, savory chicken, resh fish, pasta, carving
stations, prime rib, rice, potato, vegetables, international desserts, coffee and tea. (cash
bar)
Call for winter schedule.
Boarding Sailing
Returning Price
Saturday 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 4:00 PM $49.95
Intimate Brunch
Enjoy an enticing brunch consisting of delicious omelettes, salad bar, savory chicken, fresh
fish, pasta, exciting carving stations, assorted gourmet pastries, international desserts,
coffee, tea, and a choice of one complimentary glass of champagne, mimosa or assorted
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juices. (cash bar)
Boarding Sailing
Returning Price
Sunday 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 2:30 PM $39.95
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GO WHALE-WATCHING
Cape May Whale Watcher
2nd Avenue & Wilson Drive
Schellenger's Landing
Cape May, New Jersey
Tel: (609) 884-5445
Come enjoy whale watching at its best. When
they set sail, you actually become a part of the
research team. Careful instructions are given in
the "spotting techniques" for particular species
by their naturalist. They offer 3 different trips a
day, so be sure to check their schedule.
Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
10am daily (2 hours)
May to mid-October
Complementary coffee, tea, OJ & danish are available throughout the cruise.
Adults: $28
Weekend Special
10am daily (3 hours)
Sat-Sun, June 1 to Labor Day
Whale/dolphin watch “Around Cape May”
Complementary coffee, tea, OJ & danish are available throughout the cruise.
Adults: $33
Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise "The Big Trip"
1pm daily (3 hours)
April to December
Humpback and Finback Whales, Dolphins, Porpoise and Sea Turtles along with Ocean
Sunfish, Manta Rays, Sting Rays, a variety of fish and many pelagic birds such as Wilson
Storm Petrels and Sheerwaters
Adults: $38
Sunset Dolphin Watch & Circle Cruise
6:30pm daily (2 hours)
Memorial Day to Labor Day
September 1, 2009 starts at 5:30pm
Search for bottlenose dolphins then enjoy sunset and twilight over Delaware Bay.
Free pizza and hot dogs are served throughout the cruise.
Adults: $28
Sightings Guaranteed!
If marine mammals are not sighted on your trip your invited back free for another trip of
your choice. That's a Cape May Whale Watcher exclusive! Guarantee applies to paid CMWW
red ticket holders. Marine mammals include dolphins OR whales OR porpoises.
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GO TO
A
DINNER THEATER
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827
Conveniently Located Off Interstate 78
Tel: (800) 447-7313 or (908) 730-8007
Mon – Sat Lunch Matinee: $61.00
Saturday Dinner: $69.50
Sunday Dinner: $67.50
Dinner and a Show!
Treat that special someone to a dinner
theatre show. Enjoy dinner and a 3 hour
show where the tip is included in the price. A Cash bar is available but is extra. The shows
happen weekdays, and almost every Saturday Morning 11 AM (Matinee) and Saturday nights
6:30 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM. See upcoming Schedule
Show Schedule:
Christmas at the Playhouse
November 3 through December 22, 2010
Our new show will fill you with good cheer as you enjoy classic and contemporary Yuletide
carols, holly-jolly dance number--and more! Come celebrate the season with this merry,
merry production!
The Great American Songbook 2
January 25 through March 31, 2011
Music that immigrants brought with them from their native lands; music that influenced
what became America's own unique, wonderful music and dance.
Blithe Spirit
April 9 through June 17, 2011
Charles, a successful happily married author, feels he needs more information about the
supernatural for a novel he is writing. To this end he invites a rather eccentric lady
"medium" into his peaceful home to conduct a seance.
Things go hilariously wrong however when, instead of producing information, the seance
produces Charles' first wife, Elvira. Greatly adding to the merriment is the fact that only
Charles can see or hear the dear departed, but cheerfully mischievous, Elvira.
Unforgettable: The Music of the 20th Century
July 7 through August 24, 2011
Join us for an UNFORGETTABLE journey through the music and dances of a fabulous century.
From Sousa to Ragtime to the Charleston to Swing and on through Rock-n-Roll,
Disco and even Hip Hop--this show will feature the sensational songs that helped
define decades and the decades that helped define us. Magnificent scenery and
gorgeous costumes will enhance the extraordinary talent of our professional cast
and top notch on stage musicians. All in all, this phenomenal production will truly
make our 30th anniversary summer production...UNFORGETTABLE!
Special Events:
A Branson Country Christmas
December 28, 29 & 30, 2010
Tim and the gang have added plenty of holiday cheer into the mix of this original country
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variety show, Audiences can expect the best in country, bluegrass, gospel, outrageous
comedy by the hilarious "Crazy Elmer" and of course, plenty of Christmas classics!
It's Great To Be Alive!
February 3, 4 & 5, 2011
For the 2011 edition of our Branson-Style Country Variety Show, Tim and the band will be
singing some great songs about something we can all relate to: LIFE. From tunes about
growing up, to falling in and out of love, to getting older, this new show will cover a
multitude of relatable life experiences that will have you singing along with that extra bit of
feeling that only the special power of country music can create. Adding to the FUN, as
always, will be comedian "Crazy Elmer," who will keep you doubled over with laughter with
his hysterically funny life stories. With fantastic LIVE MUSIC, this show will leave your toes
tappin', your face smilin', and your spirit feelin' GREAT!
Your Dining Experience at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
Enjoy a succulent selection of full course
meals prepared fresh by our chefs and served
to your table piping hot by our attentive staff.
Prepared fresh every day by our chefs, we
guarantee that all of our food is made with
the finest ingredients available, cooked to
perfection and cheerfully served promptly to
your table. You won’t find any microwave
ovens in our kitchen; our meals are prepared
to your order the painstaking old-fashioned way. Savor a variety of seasonal fresh fruit and
our own home-baked breads, while choosing your meal from a selection of tempting entrees.
The entrée selections change with the opening of each production and also vary between
luncheon and dinners. Previous menus have included selections such as Prime Ribs of Beef,
Veal Marsala, Chicken Parmesan, Yankee Pot Roast, Stuffed Breast of Chicken, German-Style
Pork Chops, Lemon Pepper Cod, and Fried Shrimp and Scallops.
Each of our entrees is also served with a medley of fresh vegetables, choice of potato, and
coffee or tea.
The Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Famous Bakery
Our renowned bakery is responsible for the delectable and
mouthwatering assortment of breads, baked goods and
desserts which are also prepared fresh onsite daily by our
own bakers, and not only accompany your meal, but are
available for purchase as well
Be sure to save room after your delicious meal, because the
best is yet to come! We set aside virtually our entire Atrium
Lobby and filled it with an incredible all-you-can-eat dessert
buffet. While you receive table service for your entrees, you get to help yourself to over 50
varieties of dessert miniatures and a selection of cakes sliced to order. Choose among meltin-your-mouth cheesecakes, brownies, macaroons, cannoli, petit fours, fluffy cream puffs,
rich éclairs and succulent chocolate-covered strawberries to name a few of the varieties we
have offered.
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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
AT
BALLY’S
IN
ATLANTIC CITY
Bally's Park Place Palace Theatre
Park Place & The Boardwalk
1900 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 340-2000
There is live entertainment every night of the week Bally's
in Atlantic city. Come play the all-new "The Price is Right"
Stage show. See live Country music on weekends at the
mountain bar.
Or come enjoy the "Fridays After Dark Party" by their
magnificent indoor pool and dance all night as DJ Gabor
spins pop, rock and dance classics. (Doors open at 10pm).
Check their upcoming events calendar.
Prices Vary.
Upcoming Events Jan-Feb 2011
(check calendar for further dates)
Alizma @ The Pool After
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
10:00 PM
Dark
Aleksandra, Izabela and Monika, professionally known as ALIZMA LIVE @ The Pool After
Dark!
Tickets start at $20
The Levon Helm Band
Friday, February 4th, 2011
9:00 PM
Levon Helm beckons us to come in, sit awhile and enjoy on Friday, February 4th!
Tickets $35-$55
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TAKE DANCE LESSONS TOGETHER
Learning how to dance can be a very romantic experience. Taking
Dancing lessons together with your partner can help to make those
sparks fly again. Learn to Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, ChaCha, and more! Feed Astaire of Upper Montclair offers lessons one
on one or for couples.
Brandis Dance Theater
Tel: (732) 388-4605
Temporarily at the Edison American Legion
Corner of Oakland & Jefferson (use 152 Oakland Ave Address)
Edison, NJ
Dance Programs in Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dancing Including
Salsa, Cha Cha, Hustle, WC, Argentine Tango and much more! We
also have dance socials so you can practice and meet other fun
people who Love to Dance! We look forward to meeting YOU! One
of the best dance studios in NJ. Check out our Website for more information.
Star Essence Performing Arts Center
Tel: (732) 512-1550
1001 Amboy Ave. Edison, NJ
Boys and girls from ages 2 ½ through adult are exposed to a wide variety of disciplines in
the performing arts. Classes are offered in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, hip-hop, acrogymnastics, Irish step, musical theater and Zumba. Free trial classes are offered for students
who are unsure of which type of class would suit them best. Star Essence provides quality
performing arts training and valuable learning experiences for each student, whether the
student participates for their recreation, self-improvement or serious study.
Academy of Dance Arts
Tel: (732) 842-9262
59 Chestnut Street, Red Bank, NJ
The Academy of Dance Arts is a special place...where dance training is safe, challenging and
an enjoyable experience that can yield results. Our aim is to provide the best possible
learning experience in the state for all popular forms of dance. Class sizes are limited so that
every dancer receives personal care and attention.
Ludo’s Ballroom Dance School
93 Old Hwy 28 (off US Hwy 22)
Whitehouse NJ 08888
Tel: (908) 534-0004
We are a Ballroom Dance School conveniently located in Whitehouse,NJ right off US Hwy 22.
Open Mon-Thurs 1 – 10pm Fridays 1- 11:30 Sat 9:30am- 3:00pm
Our friendly, highly skilled instructors teach private and group Lessons in Ballroom, Latin,
Swing, Hustle, BellyDance and more! We offer Wedding Choreography and lessons to make
your special day perfect! We offer Teen and Pre-teen classes. We have Zumba classes on
Tuesdays and Saturdays.
GO
TO A
COMEDY CLUB SHOW
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Bananas Comedy Club
283 Route 17 South (Inside the Holiday Inn)
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Tel: (201) 727-1090
Friday 9:00pm Tickets $15.
Saturday 8:00 & 10:30pm Tickets $15.
For an extra $21.95, come enjoy a dinner at the Gabriel’s Restaurant 2 hours before the
show. Includes salad, a choice of 4 entrees, dessert & coffee or tea. Dinner Package guests
get priority reserved seating for the show.
Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club
102 Carnegie Center (Inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel)
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: (609) 987-8018
Clam Broth House
Awesome food
36-40 Newark Street
Hoboken NJ
Tel: (201) 659-6767
Pietro's Sports & Comedy Cafe
105 Midland Avenue
Wallington NJ
Tel: (973) 778-1133
Sarcasm Comedy Club
Crown Plaza/Cherry Hill
2349 Route 70 East (West Marlton Pike)
Cherry Hill, NJ
Tel: (856) 382-6253
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club
520 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant beach NJ
Tel: (732) 899-3900
The Stress Factory Comedy Club
90 Church St.
New Brunswick NJ
Tel: (732) 545-HAHA
Comedy Cabaret (Marlton)
Located at Casa Carollo Restaurant
200 North Route 73 (Corner of Route 73 & Baker Blvd.),
Marlton, NJ 08053
Every Friday & Saturday
Tel: (856) 866-JOKE
Comedy Cabaret (PA)
625 N. Main Street (Atop Poco's Restaurant - enter through restaurant)
Doylestown, PA 18901
Every Friday & Saturday
Tel: (215) 345-JOKE
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Comedy Cabaret
Ramada Northeast
11580 Roosevelt Blvd. (US 1)
Philadelphia PA 19116
Tel: (215) 676-JOKE
Casba Comedy Club
3810 Atlantic Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Phone: (609) 522-8444
The Comedy Stop
2801 Pacific Avenue (Tropicana Casino)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tel: (609) 822-7353
Comedy Clubs in New York
Baby Jupiter - 170 Orchard St. New York, NY
Bank Street Theatre -155 Bank St New York, NY
Boston Comedy Club - 82 W. 3rd St. New York, NY
Carolines Comedy Club - 1626 Broadway New York, NY
Comedy Cellar At New York - 117 MacDougal St NY, NY
Comic Strip At New York - 1568 Second Ave New York, NY
Dangerfield's - 1118 First Ave New York, NY
Don't Tell Mama - 343 W. 46th St. New York, NY
The Duplex - 61 Christopher St. New York, NY
Eureka Joe - 168 Fifth Ave New York, NY
Gladys' Comedy Room - 145 W. 45th St. New York, NY
Gotham Comedy Club - 34 W. 22 St. New York, NY
Shutters - 433 W. 34th St. New York, NY
Luna Lounge - 171 Ludlow St New York, NY
New York Comedy Club - 241 East 24 St New York, NY
The Original Improv - 346 W. 46th St. New York, NY
Parkside Lounge - 317 E. Houston New York, NY
Pips Comedy Club - 2005 Emmons Ave. Brooklyn NY
The Red Room Theatre At KGB - 85 E. 4 St. New York, NY
Rose's Turn - 55 Grove St. New York, NY
Solo Arts Productions - PO BOX 20130 New York, NY
Stand Up NY - 236 W. 78th St. New York, NY
Surf Reality - 172 Allen St. 2nd Floor New York, NY
Ye Olde Tripple Inn - 263 W. 54 St. New York, NY
Banannas At Elmsford - 540 Saw Mill River Rd. Elmsford NY
Banannas At Poughkeepsie Route 9, Poughkeepsie NY
Brokerage 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore NY
Governors Comedy Shop 90 Division St. Levittown NY
Mcguires Comedy Club 1627 Smithtown Ave. Bohemia NY
Noisy Oyster 2647 Montauk Highway, Brookhaven NY
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SPEND
THE
DAY WALKING AROUND HISTORIC SMITHVILLE
Historic Smithville & Village Green
1 North New York Rd, Smithville, NJ
Take him away this weekend to a historic 1700's Village. Just
getaway and relax. There is so much to see and do. Dine in the
Historic Smithville Inn [(609) 652-7777] then stroll around town on
the cobblestone paths and hit the old time Taverns.
Visit the Smithville Bakery, Colonial café, A.J.’s On the Lake Family
Restaurant and over 60 shops.
With Atlantic City just minutes away, you could easily make it, an overnight romantic
getaway by staying nearby at the Historic Dr. Jonathan Pitney House Bed and Breakfast.
2011 Hours of Operation:
Mon, Tues and Wed: 10am - 6pm
Thurs, Fri and Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Winter Shoppe Hours (Jan. 3 - April 1)
Sunday thru Friday - 11am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 6pm
Spring Shoppe Hours (April 2 – June 20)
Monday thru Friday - 10am to 6pm
Saturday - 10am to 7pm
Sunday - 11am to 6pm
Easter, Memorial Day
closes at 5pm
* Check calendar online for special events.
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GO
TO A
RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
2775 Lebanon Rd
Manheim, PA 17545
Tel: (717) 665-7021
Schedule:
Weekends plus Labor Day Monday
August through October 2011
Hours: 11am – 8pm
Tickets: $15-$20 per person
Maryland Renaissance Festival
1821 Crownsville Road,
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Tel: (800) 296-7304
Schedule:
August through October 2011
Hours: 10am – 7pm
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GO CAMPING
( = Denote Top Editorial Picks)
ATLANTIC COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Buena Vista Camping Park 
775 Harding Avenue
Buena NJ 856-697-5555
175 Acres - 700 Campsites! - Two Pools - Double WaterSlide - Fishing in Private Lake Amusement Park - Cabin Rentals - Pets allowed (not in Cabins) One of the best RV Camping
parks In NJ Near Atlantic City!
Situated on 175 acres, near Atlantic City and Jersey Shore beaches, they have over 675
camp sites where you can bring your own tent, RV, or rent a cabin.
They feature: being a Pet Friendly Resort, Double Flume Water slide, Large Pool and Kiddie
Pool, Sandy Beach, Basketball, Volleyball, Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, Baseball, Kayaks and
Hydro bikes, 2 Arcades, 18-hole Mini Golf, Scheduled Movie Theatre, Private Bass Stocked
Lake, Coffee Shop / Country Store, Soft Served Custard Stand and Hand Dipped Ice Cream,
Bounce House, Laundry Facilities, Cabin & Suite Rentals, Horseback Riding and Pony Rides
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Chestnut Lake Resort
631 Old York Road, Port Republic NJ 609-652-1005
Colonial Meadows Campground
1410 Somers Pt. Rd, Egg Harbor Twp NJ 609-653-8449
Country Oaks Campground
13 South Jersey Ave, Dorothy NJ 609-476-2143
Evergreen Woods Lakefront Resort
Moss Mill Rd, Pomona NJ 609-652-1577
Holiday Haven Family Campground
230 Route 50 ,Woodbine NJ 609-476-2963
Indian Branch Park Campground
2021 Skip Morgan Dr, Hammonton NJ 609-561-4719
Paradise Lake Campground
Route 206, Hammonton NJ 609-561-7095
Pleasant Valley Campground
60 South River Road, Estell Manor NJ 609-625-1238
Pomona RV Park and Campground
536 S. Pomona Rd. Pomona NJ 609-965-2123
100 Full hook up sites with free cable,Wi-Fi, sewer, elec, water. we accept tenters, Game
Room, Pool, Playground, 10 miles from Atlantic City and 15 miles from Ocean City boardwalk
& 3 Miles from Story Book Land, Local Mall 4 miles, and Historic Smithville.
Red Wing Lakes Campground
318 Sooys Landing Rd, Port Republic NJ 609-652-1939
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River Beach Campground
4678 Somers Point Rd, Mays Landing NJ 609-625-8611
140 Sites - Swiming Pool - Marina - Boating - Fishing - Seasonal Only from April 15 - October
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Shady Pines Campground
443 South 6th Avenue, Absecon NJ 609-652-1516
140 Sites - Swimming Pool - Only six miles from Atlantic City
Sleepy Hollow Family Campground
132 Bevis Mill Rd, Egg Harbor Twp NJ 609-927-1969
Seasonal Only Open April 15 - November 1 - Clean Lake for Swimming
(open June 15-Labor Day) - Pets are allowed
Winding River Campground 
6752 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing NJ 609-625-3191
Canoe Kayack and Tube rentals - Only open May 1st - October 15th - Cabin and Trailer
rentals - Pets are allowed but not in Cabins or Trailers. One of the best places to take kids
camping in New Jersey!
Yogi Mays Landing 
1079 12th Avenue, Mays Landing NJ 609-476-2811
Family Fun! - Heated Swimming Pool - Cabin and Trailer Rentals - Mini Golf - Pets Allowed
but not in Cabins or Trailers - One of the best campgrounds for kids in NJ
BURLINGTON COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Bass River State Forest
New Gretna NJ 609-296-1114
176 tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables 6 Lakefront Cabins - Pets are prohibited in overnight facilities.
Belhaven Lake Resort Campground 
1213 Route 542, Green Bank NJ 609-965-2827
300 campsites - 30 acre swimming lake - Seasonal Only April 15 to October 1
Video Arcade - Paddle boat & canoe rentals - Pets are allowed.
Chips Folly Campground
Chips Folly Road, New Gretna NJ 609-296-4434
300 Sites and 3 Cabins - Boat dock - Lake & River Canoe rentals,
Boat launching ramp - Fresh water fishing.
Hospitality Creek Campground
117 Coles Mill Road, Williamstown NJ 856-629-5140
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest (Formerly Lebanon State Forest)
New Lisbon NJ 609-726-1191
82 sites and 3 Cabins on the shore of Pakim Pond
Pilgrim Lake Campground
Stage & Allan Road, New Gretna NJ 609-296-4725
116 Sites - Seasonal only open April 1st to October 31st
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Turtle Run Campground
New Gretna NJ 800-894-8854
Arrowhead Campground
163 Leektown Road, Egg Harbor NJ 609-296-8599
Wading Pines Camping Resort
85 Godfrey Bridge Rd, Chatsworth NJ 609-726-1313
Wharton State Forest
Hammonton NJ 609-561-3262
CAPE MAY COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Acorn Campground 
Green Creek NJ 609-886-7119
330 Sites - 2 Swimming pools - 2 Fishing ponds (no license required) - Playgrounds
-Basketball court - Weekend movies - Pets are allowed
Avalon Campground
1917 Route 9 North, Clermont NJ 609-624-0075
Beachcomber Camping Resort
462 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 886-6065
100 acre camping resort area 4 miles from Cape May & Wildwood Beaches. Camp site
Facilities in include:
2 Spring-Fed Lakes with Sandy White Beach, 3 Adult Pools and 3 Kiddie Pools, Lake Front
and Wilderness 1 Room, 2 Room, & Loft Cabins, Park Model Trailer Rentals on wooded cable
sites, ULTRA VIP Cable Sites are Big Rig friendly up to 48’ with 50 Amp Electric, Concrete
Patio, Lamp Post, & Fencing. Wireless Internet Access Available; Golf Cart, Paddle Boat, &
Kayak Rentals, Spring & Fall Rates, Packages, Group Camping, & Scout Rates . Seasonal
Sites with up to 100 Amp Electric Service to Accommodate Large Park Model Trailers.
Note: Visiting guests are charged extra.
Belleplain State Forest
Woodbine NJ 609-861-2404
Big Timber Lake
116 Goshen-Swainton RD, NJ 609-465-4456
Cape Island Campground
709 Route 9, Cape May NJ 609-884-5777
Cold Spring Campground
541 New England Rd, Cape May NJ 609-884-8717
The only campground on Cape Island. Family style camping in the woods, close to world
famous birding hotspot - Higbee Beach. Open mid-May thru Columbus Day.
Depot Travel Park Family Campground
800 Broadway West, Cape May NJ 609-884-2533
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Driftwood Camping Resort
1955 Route 9 North, Clermont NJ 609-624-1899
Echo Farm Campground
3066 Shore Road, Ocean View NJ 609-624-3589
Frontier Campground
84 Tyler Road, Ocean View NJ 609-390-3649
Green Holly Campground
Swainton Goshen Road, Goshen NJ 609-465-9602
Hidden Acres Family Campground
1142 Route 83, Cape May NJ609-624-9015
Hollyshores Campground
491 Route 9, Cape May NJ 609-886-1234
King Nummy Trail Campground
205 Route 47 South, Cape May NJ 609-465-4242
Lake Laurie Campground 
669 Route 9, Cape May NJ 609-884-3567
Little Oaks Campground
314 Kings Highway South, Seaville NJ 609-624-1682
Adventure Bound Camping Resorts (Formerly Wildwood Camping Resorts)
240 West Shellbay Ave, Cape May NJ 609-465-4440
Ocean View Resort Campground
2555 Route 9, Ocean View NJ 609-624-1675
Pine Haven Campground
2339 Route 9, Ocean View NJ 609-624-3437
Ponderosa Campground
18 West Beaver Dam Rd, Cape May NJ 609-465-7794
Scenic Riverview Campground
465 Route 49, Tuckahoe NJ 609-628-4566
Sea Grove Camping Resort
2665 Route 9, Ocean View NJ 609-624-3529
Seashore Campsites
720 Seashore Road Cape May NJ 609-884-4010
Shady Oaks Campground
64 Route 50, Ocean View NJ 609-390-0431
Shellbay Campground
227 West Shellbay Ave, Cape May NJ 609-465-4770
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Shorebirds Campground
1314 Stagecoach Road, Ocean View NJ 609-390-1276
Tamerlane Campground
2241 Route 9, Ocean View NJ 609-624-0767
Whippoorwill Campground
810 South Shore Rd, Marmora NJ 609-390-3458
Wildwood Canadian Campgrounds
301 South Shore Rd, Rio Grande NJ 609-886-2077
CUMBERLAND COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Bostwick Lake
Friesburg Road, Bridgeton NJ 856-455-2641
Circle D Ranch & Park
Ramah Road, Bridgeton NJ 856-451-2467
GLOUCESTER COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Holly Green Campground
1718 Monroeville Rd, Monroeville NJ 856-694-1960
Lake Kandle Campground
250 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell NJ 856-589-2158
Old Cedar Campground
274 Richwood Road, Monroeville NJ 856-358-4881
Oldman's Creek Campsite
174 Laux Road, Monroeville NJ 856-478-4502
Timberlane Campground
117 Timberlane Road, Clarksboro NJ 856-423-6677
HUDSON COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Liberty Harbor RV Park
11 Marin Blvd, Jersey City NJ 201-386-7500
HUNTERDON COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Camp Carr Campground
144 W. Woodschurch Road, Flemington NJ 908-782-1030
D&R Canal State Park - Bull's Island
Stockton NJ 609-397-2949
Jugtown Mountain Campsites
1074 State Rte.173, Asbury NJ 908-735-5995
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Mountain View Campground
131 Goritz Road, Little York NJ 908-996-2953
Round Valley Recreation Area
Lebanon Stanton Road, Lebanon NJ 908-236-6355
Spruce Run Recreation Area
Van Syckels Road, Clinton NJ 908-638-8572
Voorhees State Park
Route 513, Glen Gardner NJ 908-638-6969
MIDDLESEX COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Cheesequake State Park
Matawan NJ 732-566-2161
MONMOUTH COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Allaire State Park
Farmingdale, NJ 732-938-2371
Pine Cone Campground/Resort
340 Georgia Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
Tel: (732) 462-2230
Camp sites and cabin rentals include; Cable TV, Picnic table, Fire ring, Water, electric and
sewer hookups available, Modern Restrooms with free hot showers, Laundry, Camp Store.
Monthly / Seasonal Sites Available, RV and Trailer Storage. Recreation Facilities: Swimming
Pool, Tennis Court, Basketball, Volleyball, Game Room, Playground, Soccer Field.
Turkey Swamp Park
66 Nomoco Rd, Freehold NJ 732-462-7286
MORRIS COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Fla-Net Park
20 Flanders-Netcong Road Flanders, NJ 973-347-4467
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 973-663-0200
OCEAN COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Albocondo Campground
1480 Whitesville Road, Toms River NJ 732-349-4079
Atlantic City North Family Campground
Stage Road, Tuckerton NJ 609-296-9163
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Baker's Acres
230 Willets Avenue, Parkertown NJ 609-296-2664
Brookville Campground
224 Jones Road, Barnegat NJ 609-698-3134
Butterfly Camping Resort
360 Butterfly Road, Jackson
New Jersey 08527
Tel: (732) 928-2107
Near Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park and Safari and 30 minutes from Jersey Shore
Beaches.
Cabin and campsite rental;s available.
Facilities include; Free Arts And Crafts, Games, Music & Dances, Karaoke, Bingo, Wet & Wild
Week Ends, Free Dunk Tank & Playground , 3 Acre Baseball Field, Basketball & Sand
Volleyball, Shuffleboard, Horse Shoes, Ping Pong & Free Wagon Rides. Fishing & Hiking in
adjacent Butterfly Bogs State Wildlife Refuge.
Cedar Creek Campground
1052 Route 9, Bayville NJ 732-269-1413
Indian Rock Resort
920 W. Veterans Hwy, Jackson NJ 732-928-0034
Long Beach Island Trailer Park
19 Harding Avenue, Beach Haven NJ 609-492-9151
Maple Lake Campground
980 E. Veterans Hwy, Jackson NJ 732-367-0177
Scrubbie Pines
30 Route 72, Barnegat NJ 609-698-5684
Sea Pirate Campground 
Route 9
West Creek NJ
Tel: (800) 822-CAMP or (609) -296-7400
Sea Pirate campground has many activities such as ceramics arts and crafts hay rides DJs
and much, much more. It is family friendly and they specialize in entertaining
children. Boat/kayak rentals are available at the campground for crabbing and fishing and
there is a small fishing pond stocked with Bass. They have wonderful comfort cabins as well.
Surf & Stream Campground
1801 Ridgeway Rd Toms River 732-349-8919
Tip Tam Camping Resort
301 Brewers Bridge Rd, Jackson NJ 732-363-4036
Timberland Lake Campground
1335 Reed Road, Jackson NJ 732-928-0500
Toby's Hideaway Campground
380 Clearstream Rd, Jackson NJ 732-363-3662
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PASSAIC COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Motor Sports Marina and Campground
111 Long Pond Rd, Hewitt NJ 973-728-7976
Sun Air Lakeside Campground
115 Cozy Lake Road, Oak Ridge NJ 973-697-3489
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SALEM COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Four Seasons Family Campground
158 Woodstown-Daretown Rd, Pilesgrove NJ 856-769-3635
Meadow View Acres Campground
69 Buckhorn Road, Salem NJ 856-935-4710
Parvin State Park
Elmer NJ 856-692-7039
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park NJ
49 Beal Road
Elmer, New Jersey 08318
Tel: (800) 252-2890 / (856) 451-7479
112 Acres - General Store - Swimming Pool - Playground - Volleyball 5 Cabins (Cottages) for rent - 262 Total Sites - Pets allowed but not in Cabins
Situated on 113 beautiful woodland acres, located in rural southwestern New Jersey, they
offer shaded camp sites from primitive tent sites, to a variety RV sites, and a variety of cabin
rentals.
They feature: Pool, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Barbeque Facilities, Basketball Court, BBQ &
Picnic Area, Bike & Walk Paths, Dump Station, Fire Pits, Lake Fishing, Modem Hook-up, Pets
Welcome, Picnic Pavilion, Playground, Pool Table, Book Exchange, Outdoor Movie Theater,
Ice Sales, Laundry and Shower Facilities, Phone Jack For Fax And PC, Photocopy Service,
Propane Delivered, snack bar.
SUSSEX COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Beaver Hill campground
Sussex NJ 973-827-0670
Cedar Ridge Campground
205 River Road, Montague NJ 973-293-3512
Columbia Valley Campground
3 Ghost Pony Road, Andover NJ 973-691-0596
Green Valley Beach Campground
68 Phillips Road, Newton NJ 973-383-4026
Harmony Ridge Campground 
23 Risdon Drive
Branchville, NJ
Tel: (973) 948-4941
Over 200 large sites in lakefront, wooded or mountain areas with heated rest rooms with
free hot showers , Country store with wood, supplies, Laundromat, Snack bar, Game room,
LP Gas refills, Dump station, 3 Group areas, Party tent rentals for group activities.
Recreation facilities include: Swimming - in spring fed lake or our stainless pool, Boating in your row boat, canoe or one of their paddle boats, Fishing - Catch and release, in one of 3
lakes stocked with Large Mouth Bass, Blue Gills and Catfish, Shuffleboard, Bocci Ball, Horse
Shoes, Beach Volley Ball, Hiking - Stroll through 160 acres of the campground, or hike the
beautiful nearby Appalachian Trail, Basketball, Cross Country Skiing - Snowmobiling - Ice
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Skating - and Sledding - throughout the many trails in the campground, or ski several
nearby slopes, and Bird Watching. Open all year.
High Point State Park
Sussex NJ 973-875-4800
Kymer's Camping Resort
69 Kymer Road, Branchville NJ 973-875-3167
Panther Lake Camping Resort
6 Panther Lake Road
Andover, NJ
Tel: (973) 347-4440 / (973) 347-4444
A 45-acre lake on 160 scenic acres just 50 miles from New York City. We invite you to come
and enjoy the wonderful outdoors whether you prefer swimming, boating, fishing or just
relaxing on a sandy beach.
They offer cabin and trailer rental options for those that want to enjoy the camping
experience without having to purchase their own camping equipment.
Pleasant Acres Farm Campground 
61 DeWitt Road, Sussex, NJ 07461
Tel: (973) 875-4166
A modern RV resort (no tent sites) near New Jersey’s rural Kittatinny Mountains.
Includes over 300 grassy or shaded RV sites w/ full hookups, FREE Wi-fi Internet Accessibility
on All Sites and Pavilion, modern Restrooms w/Hot Showers,Convenience Store, Snack Bar,
Laundromat, scheduled free meals every weekday (July & August), Trailer Rentals,Large
Recreation Hall, Game Room, Metered LP gas, Dump Station,Dog exercise area.
Recreation facilities include: Olympic-size swimming pool, Separate kiddie pool, Free
scheduled entertainment, Organized recreational activities, Weekly horse-drawn hay rides,
Two private 3-acre fishing lakes, Farm animals to pet & feed, Nature trails for
hiking,Playground, Softball field, Basketball court, Volleyball court, Horseshoe Pits, Feature
films, Bingo, Miniature golf, Arcade, Pool Tables, Ping Pong, Large Rec Hall, and a full
schedule of winter activities.
Rockview Valley Campground Resort
59 River Road, Montague NJ 973-293-3383
Stokes State Forest
Branchville NJ 973-948-3820
Swartswood State Park
Swartswood NJ 973-383-5230
Tall Timbers
Sussex NJ 888-875-5580
WARREN COUNTY NJ CAMPGROUNDS
Camp Taylor Campground
85 Mt Pleasant Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832
Tel: (800) 545-9662
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Located on 400 acres adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the
Appalachian Trail, New Jersey's most majestic terrain. The heavily wooded mountain ridges
provide large shaded sites with a remote wilderness setting and miles of hiking trails.
They offer a variety of primitive, electric and water sites, as well as onsite trailer and cabin
rentals; available by the day, week, or season. Recreational facilities include: Two acre lake
for swimming, Boat Rentals, Playground and Recreation Field, Game room, Miniature golf,
Hiking and Nature Trails, Wolf watches at the nearby Lakota Wolf Preserve
Delaware River Family Campground
100 Route 46, Delaware NJ 908-475-4517
Jenny Jump State Forest
Hope NJ 908-459-4366
Stephens State Park
Hackettstown NJ 908-852-3790
TripleBrook Family Camping Resort
58 Honey Run Road, Hope NJ 908-459-4079
Worthington State Forest
Old Mine Road, Columbia NJ 908-841-9575
CAMP IN THE WILDERNESS IN NEW JERSEY
Round Valley Recreation Area
1220 Lebanon-Stanton Rd. Lebanon
Tel: (908)236-6355
The campsites on the eastern side of the reservoir are accessible only by hiking or boating.
Venture out and find a spot! The brisk blue waters of Round Valley Reservoir attract
swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. A reservoir
swimming area was created by the construction of an earth dam. The reservoir covers over
2,000 acres and is over 180 feet deep, the deepest lake in New Jersey. It has a water
capacity of 55 billion gallons. The reservoir is stocked with lake trout. Camping at it's best in
New Jersey!
Wharton State Forest
4110 Nesco Rd. Hammonton NJ
Tel: (609) 561-0024
It Is the only one that is off-limits to vehicles. There are signs and parking areas about a 15
minute walk north and south of the campground. It is a traffic violation if you are caught
driving in this campground. Access is by hiking, canoeing or by horseback only. Click on the
link above for more info about camping in this wonderful forest.
PLACES TO GO CAMPING IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
DonLaine Family Campground Palmerton, Pa 610-381-3381
Oak Creek Campground Open all year!
Colonial Woods Upper Black Eddy
Beacon Hill Camping Dogs allowed in Cabins! Amish area. Adults only. Seasonal
Cranbury run Campground Pocono Family camping fun!
Eagles Peak Campground Has good secluded campsites in the woods
Hickory run Campground Pa Dutch country in Lancaster. Pool and game room
Jim Thorpe Camping resort Cabin rentals in PA
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Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort Upscale Cottages that accept Dogs!
Lake in Wood Camping Resort In the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Mountain Springs Camping Resort Small Rustic Cabin Rentals
Oak Creek Campground Cabin and Cottage Rentals
Quakerwoods Campground Beautiful Buck's County Campgrounds
Starlite Camping Resort Camping in Lancaster County PA
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SPEND
THE
NIGHT
AT A
CASINO
Connecticut:
Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382
Tel: (888) 226-7711
New York:
Opus Casino Cruise Lines
395 Woodcleft Ave
Freeport, New York 11520
Tel: (877) 321-OPUS
Gambling boat at Freeport's Nautical Mile, complete with
three decks of slots and table games.
Admission: $35 per person, includes full buffet & drinks for
players.
Hours of Operation:
Tues - Thurs: 11:00am - 5:20pm / 7:15 pm - 12:20am
Fri - Sat: 11:00am - 5:20pm / 7:15pm - 1:20am
Sun: 11:00am - 5:20pm / 7:15pm - 12:20am
Atlantic City (NJ):
Bally’s Park Place
1900 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City – Tel: (800) 225-5977
The Borgata 
1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City – Tel: (609) 317-1000
Claridge
Park Place, Atlantic City – Tel: (609) 340-3400
Caeser’s
2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City – Tel: (609) 348-4411
Harrah’s 
777 Harrah's Blvd, Atlantic City – Tel: (800) 645-6774 / (609) 441-5000
Showboat
801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City –Tel: (609) 343-4305
The Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City – Tel: (800) 843-8767
Trump Marina
1 Castle Blvd, Atlantic City – Tel: (609) 441-8500
Trump Plaza
2225 Boardwalk, Atlantic City – (609) 441-6000
Trump Taj Mahal 
1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City – Tel: (609) 449-1000
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GO
TO THE
THEATER
AND
SEE
A
PLAY
Northern New Jersey:
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 908-730-8007
Brightest Star School of Performing Arts
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown NJ, 973-971-3726
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center St., Newark, 1-888-GO NJPAC or 973-642-8989
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 973-378-7754
South Orange Performing Arts Center
One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 973-275-1114
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center St., Newark, 1-888-GO NJPAC or 973-642-8989
Park Players
Hudson and Bergen County Counties, NJ 201-941-6030
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 201-567-5791
Community at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 973-539-0345
Growing Stage Theatre: Children's Theatre of New Jersey
Historic Palace Theatre Route 183 Netcong, NJ 973-347-4946
All Children's Theatre
1180 Rt. 46 W., Parsippany, NJ 973-335-5328
Arts Maplewood
Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood, NJ 973-378-2133
Paper Mill Playhouse
Brookside Drive Millburn, NJ 973-379-3636
Playwrights Theatre
33 Green Village Road Madison, NJ 973-514-1787
Williams Center for the Arts
One William Plaza, Rutherford, NJ 201-939-2323
Darress Theatre
615 Main St., Boonton, NJ 973-334-9292
Teaneck New Theatre
The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack, NJ 201-487-5518
JCC MetroWest Center for the Arts
760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 973-530-3444
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Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne, NJ 973-720-2371
Center for the Performing Arts - DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology, 5th & Hudson Sts., Hoboken, NJ 201-216-8937
Westminister Arts Center
Bloomfield College, Franklin & Fremont Sts., Bloomfield, 973-748-9000, ext. 279
Premiere Stages
Kean University 1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 908-737-4092
ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT)
Voorhees High School, 256 County Rd. 513, Glen Gardner, NJ 908-638-5959
Dover Little Theatre
Elliot St., Dover, NJ 973-328-9202
The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ 973-971-3706
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
36 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ 973-408-3278
Hudson Theatre Ensemble
Hudson School Performance - Space 601 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 201-377-7014
Kean University Performing Arts - Kean Stage
Wilkins Theatre, Morris Ave., Union, NJ 908-737-7469
Luna Stage
695 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 973-744-3309
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Dr. (Exit 26 Rt. 80), Budd Lake, NJ 973-691-2100
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave., Summit, NJ 908-273-2192
Attic Ensemble Theater
83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ 201-413-9200
The Barn Theater
32 Skyline Drive, Montville, NJ 973-334-9320
Theater Companies:
12 Miles West Theatre Company
562 Bloomfield Avenue Bloomfield, NJ 973-259-9187
Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ 973-744-9752
Livingston Community Players
Broadlawn & Mt. Pleasant Ave (Rt 10) Livingston, NJ 973-992-7710
The Garage Theatre Group
Becton Theatre at FDU University, 960 River Road Teaneck, NJ 201-569-7710
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Women's Theater Company
Parsippany Playhouse at the Parsippany Arts Center
1130 Knoll Road Lake Hiawatha, NJ 973-316-3033
Pushcart Players
197 Bloomfield Avenue Verona, NJ 973-857-1115
Montclair Operetta Club (MOC)
Memorial Auditorium, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ 973-773-9933
4th Wall Musical Theatre
Franklin & Fremont streets, Upper Montclair, NJ 973-566-WALL (9255)
Tri-State Actors Theater
Crescent Theater, 74 Main St., Sussex, NJ 973-875-2950
Luna Stage Company
695 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, NJ 973-744-3309
The Theater Project
1033 Springfield Ave., Union, NJ 908-659-5189
Centenary Stage Company
Centenary College 400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ 908-979-0900
Florham Park Players
299 Brooklake Rd., Florham Park, NJ 973-377-9078
Front & Center for Performing Arts
95 Victory Rd., Suite #1, Springfield, NJ 973-258-1123
Stony Hill Players
Oakes Outreach Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 908-277-1732
The Strollers
Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood, NJ 973-761-8453
Women's Theater Company
Parsippany Arts Center, 1130 Knoll Rd., Lake Hiawatha, NJ 973-316-3033
Central New Jersey:
George Street Playhouse
9 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 732-846-2895
State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 732-246-SHOW
McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place Princeton, NJ 609-258-6500
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, NJ 609-570-3333
Union County Arts Center
1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ 732-499-8226
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Brook Arts Center
10 Hamilton St., Bound Brook, NJ 732-469-7700
Somerset Valley Playhouse
689 Amwell Rd (Rt. 514), Hillsborough, NJ 908-369-7469
Main Street Theater Company
3018 Bordentown Avenue Parlin, NJ 732-553-1153
Cranford Dramatic Clu- CDC Theatre
78 Winans Ave., Cranford, NJ 908-276-7611
New Jersey Youth Theatre
656 Westfield Ave., Westfield, NJ 908-233-3200
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 732-842-9000
Crossroads Theatre
7 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 732-545-8100
Raritan Valley Community College - Edward Nash Theatre
Rt. 28 & Lamington Rd. (Rt. 78 exit 26 or Rt. 22W), North Branch, NJ 908-725-3420
Plays-in-the-Park
Stephen J. Capestro Theater, Rt. 1 South, Edison, NJ 732-548-2884
First Avenue Play house
123 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 732-291-7552
Villagers Theater
Franklin Twp. Municipal Complex, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 732-873-2710
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Memorial Drive, downtown Trenton's historic Capitol Complex, 609-984-8400.
Theatre Companies in Central NJ:
Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company
416 Saint Mary Street. Burlington City, NJ 876-276-6399 (Serving all of NJ)
Two River Theater Company
Two River Theater 21 Bridge Avenue Red Bank, NJ 732-345-1400
Pennington Players
Will be performing at the Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor NJ, 609-737-PLAY
Crossroads Theatre Company
7 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 732-545-8100
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Ave. W., Westfield. Box office, 908-232-1221
Maurer Productions Onstage
Performs at the Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor NJ
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1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, NJ, 609-570-3333
Monmouth Players
Navesink Library, Sears and Monmouth Avenues
Middletown (Navesink section), NJ 732-291-9211
GB Productions
333 Highway 18, Old Bridge, NJ 732-238-4028
Princeton University Players
Princton University, Princeton, NJ 609-258-1742
Southern New Jersey:
Cape May Stage
Bank and Lafayeete Streets, Cape May, NJ 609-884-1341
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S. Broadway Pitman, NJ 856-384-8381
Surflight Theatre
Engleside and Beach Avenues Beach Haven, NJ 609-492-9477
Pollak Theatre
Monmouth Univer. Performing Arts, 400 Cedar Ave., W. Long Branch, NJ 732-571-3483
Brookdale Performing Arts Center
765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 732-224-2411
New Jersey Repertory Company- Luma Theatre
Lumia Theatre, 179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 732-229-3166
Patriots Theatre at War Memorial
Memorial Drive, Historic Capitol Complex, Trenton NJ 609-984-8400
Strand Theatre
400 Clifton Ave. Lakewood, NJ 732-367-7789
Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts
Rutgers-Camden campus near Third and Pearl Streets, Camden, NJ 856-225-2700
Living Arts Repertory Theatre (Westmont Theatre)
49 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ
Stockton Performing Arts Center
Stockton College, Pamona NJ, 609-652-9000
New Jersey Theatre Companies in Southern NJ:
The East Lynne Theater Company
First Presbyterian Church of Cape May - 500 Hughes St. Cape May, NJ 609-884-5898
The Ritz Theatre Company
Arts District, 915 White Horse Pike Haddon Twp, NJ 856-858-5230
Passage Theatre Company
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Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets Trenton, NJ 609-392-0766
New Jersey Repertory Company
Lumia Theatre 179 Broadway Long Branch, NJ 732-229-3166
Mainstage Center for the Arts
200 College Dr, Blackwood, NJ 856-232-1012
Maple Shade Players
P.O. Box 272 Maple Shade, NJ 856-779-1930
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
6 West Glendale Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ 609-645-2760
Pennsylvania:
Lancaster:
The Dutch Apple dinner theatre in Lancaster features full-length Broadway musicals
accompanied by a lavish buffet at a great value. Spend the day in Amish country and the
evening here
Bucks County:
Actors' NET
635 N. Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA
Bristol Riverside Theatre
120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA
Langhorne Players
Route 332, Newtown, PA
Montgomery Theater Project
124 Main Street, Souderton, PA
Town & Country Players
4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA
The Main Street Theatre
10 South Main Street, Quakertown, PA
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GO BOWLING
Somerset County
Strike'n Spare Lanes
380 Route 22, Greenbrook, NJ
Tel: (732) 356-0011
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am - 12am
Fri 12pm - 1am
Sat 9am - 2am
Sun 9am - 10pm
Specials: Extreme Bowling with music and lights every Saturday night from 10pm - 3am
Ten Pin Lanes
1 Rustic Mall Manville, NJ
Tel: (908) 526-4040
Hours: Mon-Fri: 12pm – Midnight
Fri-Sat: 12pm – 2am
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Specials: Mon-Fri 9pm – Midnight: Bowl-All-You-Want (inc. shoe rental) for $10
Mercer County
Hamilton Lanes
1200 Kuser Rd, Trenton, NJ
Tel: (609) 585-2400
Hours: 9am – 2am
Brunswick Bowling
East Windsor, NJ
529 US Highway 130, Hightstown, NJ
Tel: (609) 448-2258
Colonial Lanes
2420 Brunswick Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ
Tel: (609) 882-7700
Price: $3.25 - $4.75/game
Hours: Mon: 3pm - 10pm
Tues: 9am - 12pm; 4pm - 10pm
Wed: 9am - 12pm; 4pm - 11pm
Thurs: 3pm - 10pm (to 12:30am when karaoke)
Fri: 3pm - 1am
Sat: 10am - 1am
Sun:10am - 7pm
Specials: Mon/Tues/Wed 7 pm until 10 pm: Unlimited games & and shoe rental for $9.95 per
person
Tuesdays 8:30pm – close: Buck To Bowl Student Night ($1 games with ID)
Thursdays: 9pm – 12am: Unlimited Bowling $10; (every other): Karaoke Night
Friday 10pm – 1 am: Rock ‘n Bowl - $14.95;
Saturday 10pm – Close: Moonlight Bowling - $14.95
Hiohela Sportland
Route 31, Pennington, NJ
Tel: (609) 737-0500
Specials: Sat 10:30pm – close: Moonlight Bowling with music, lights and prizes
Middlesex County
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Brunswick Zone Carolier
790 U.S. Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 846-2424
Price: $4.00 - $5.50/game
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 9am - Midnight Daily; Fri-Sat: 9am - 2am
Specials: Mondays 9 pm-close: Bowling, hot dogs and small soda are all just $1 each
Tuesdays 9:30pm-close: Bowlapalooza All You Can Bowl for $9.99
Wednesdays 9pm – close: $0.99 games
Saturdays Midnight-2am: Cosmic Bowling for $9.99
Stelton Lanes
1665 Stelton Rd. Piscataway, NJ
Tel: (732) 985-2695
Price: $2.75 - $5.00/game
Hours: Monday: 11am – 10pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – Midnight
Wed-Thurs: 11am – Midnight
Friday: 11am – 2am
Saturday: 9am – 2am
Sunday: 11am – Midnight
Specials: Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sun 9pm – Midnight: Unlimited Bowlding (inc. shoe rental) for $10
Fri-Sat Midnight – 2am: Midnight Bowling for $10
Woodbridge Bowling Center
346 Main St., Woodbridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 634-4520
Price:
Hours: Mondays: 9:30am – 6:15pm
Tuesdays: 9am – 2pm; 9:30pm – Midnight
Wednesdays: 9am – 6pm; 9:30pm – Midnight
Thursdays: 11:30am – 6pm; 9:30pm – Midnight
Fridays: 9am – 6pm; 9:30pm – 2am
Saturdays: 12pm – 6:30pm; 9:30pm – 2am
Sundays: 2pm – Midnight
Specials: Thurs & Sun 9:30 – Midnight: Unlimited Bowling for $8
Saturdays 10pm: Red Pin Bowling
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SEE
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SHOW
IN
NYC
Wicked — Broadway
The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the
Good... before Dorothy dropped in. Based on the imaginative Gregory Maguire novel,
Wicked takes a fantasy journey through the unseen side of Oz, sharing a tale of
unexpected friendship and love.
Jersey Boys — Broadway
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie
Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international
pop superstars. The show features over 30 beautifully sung tunes, including “Sherry,”
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
Mamma Mia! — Broadway
ABBA's greatest hits are woven into a sunny tale set on a Greek island. On the eve of her
wedding, a bride's quest to discover her father's identity brings three men from her
mother's past back to the place they last visited 20 years ago.
Memphis — Broadway
Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, Memphis is the story of Huey Calhoun, a white
radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. Thanks in part
to his passionate persistence, "race" music reaches the center of the radio dial, quickly
exploding throughout mainstream America. But when Huey falls for a beautiful black
singer he has set on the path to stardom, whether the world is really ready for this
music, and their love, is put to the test.
The Addams Family — Broadway
ased on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story
finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to
dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch
headlong into a night that will change the family forever.
Chicago — Broadway
Chicago is a musical tale of "murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and
treachery—all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts." Paint the town red
with merry murderesses Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly, their hotshot lawyer, Billy Flynn, and
the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse.
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles — Broadway
With the goal of delivering a perfect note-for-note performance, Rain performs the music of
the Beatles live, “with the same respect a classical musician treats Mozart.” The show
covers songs ranging from the early days of the band's appearances on The Ed
Sullivan Show through the Abbey Road years, including historical film footage and
television commercials, plus live cameras zooming in for close-ups of the band. The
show presents the kind of show fans didn't get to see in real life, as the Beatles' final
concert tour in 1966 pre-dated such iconic releases at Sgt. Pepper, The White
Album and Abbey Road.
American Idiot — Broadway
American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as
they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's
electrifying score. This high-octane show includes every song from the acclaimed
album American Idiot, as well as several songs from the band's Grammy-winning
release, 21st Century Breakdown.
Billy Elliot — Broadway
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Reuniting the award-winning team behind the moving 2000 film and featuring the musical
mastery of Sir Elton John, Billy Elliot shares the inspiring story of a poor, workingclass boy who discovers his passion for dance as his family grapples with adversity.
Promises, Promises — Broadway
Promises, Promises tells the story of Chuck Baxter, a charming young employee at the
Consolidated Life Insurance Company. In an effort to advance at the company, Chuck
lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But things
become slightly complicated when Fran Kubelik, the object of Chuck’s affection,
becomes the mistress of one of his executives.
Million Dollar Quartet — Broadway
On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered
at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock
hits that includes "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons,"
"Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You
Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Hound Dog." The musical captures the
singular moment when four major talents came together to become a red-hot rock 'n'
roll band.
The 39 Steps — Off-Broadway
A beautiful woman. An unsuspecting victim. A whole lot of fun! One part epic spy-tale, one
part madcap comedy extravaganza. The 39 Steps follows innocent bystander Richard
Hannay as he races cross-country to solve a mysterious crime–before it's blamed on
him!
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson — Broadway
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson audaciously redefines America’s seventh president, the
man who invented the Democratic Party and doubled the size of our nation, with a
raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock
score.
The Lion King — Broadway
Winner of six 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Lion King pulses with an awardwinning score and innovative puppetry to bring the classic story of young royal heir Simba
and the animals of the African Pride Lands to vivid life.
The Phantom of the Opera — Broadway
Winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's
masterwork is a timeless story of seduction and despair. Set at the Paris opera house,
a beautiful soprano becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.
Mary Poppins — Broadway
One of the best-loved movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a hit
Broadway musical! Now in its 4th acclaimed year at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd
Street, Mary Poppins has dazzled and delighted almost two million people. Come experience
the enchanting mixture of timeless songs, irresistible story and spectacular stagecraft that
make this the musical that soars high above the rest. Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins
and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it.
Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark — Broadway
Drawing from over 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, Spider-Man, Turn Off
the Dark spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a
modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the
bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to
new vistas never before seen. The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker,
whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down—literally—when he’s bitten by a
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genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom
ceiling. This bullied science-geek—suddenly endowed with astonishing powers—soon
learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not
only his physical strength but also his strength of character.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular — Off-Broadway
A glittering present full of fun and surprises for the whole family! Enjoy the flawless precision
of the Radio City Rockettes in numbers like the legendary “Parade of the Wooden
Soldiers.” Thrill as Santa takes you on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole,
where playful ragdolls come to life! And marvel at the stunning reenactment of the
first Christmas in the “Living Nativity.” Both brilliantly grand and genuinely moving,
the Radio City Christmas Spectacular creates family memories that last a lifetime!
Elf — Broadway
Much like the popular film of the same name, Elf follows the adventure of a young man
named Buddy who grew up at the North Pole believing he is one of Santa's Christmas
elves. When his adoptive father reveals he is actually human, Buddy heads to New
York City to find his real family.
La Cage aux Folles — Broadway
Georges is the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera. Partnered
romantically with his high-strung star performer, Albin (who goes by the stage name
Zaza), the pair live a charmed life—until Georges’ son, Jean-Michel, turns up engaged
to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who’s coming to dinner.
Lombardi — Broadway
Based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince
Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss, Lombardi chronicles the
legendary football coach's journey from Brooklyn boy to master gridiron strategist.
The Merchant of Venice — Broadway
In Shakespeare's classic comedy, Antonio is a young man who pledges a pound of his own
flesh to a moneylender, Shylock (played by Oscar winner Al Pacino), so a friend can woo his
lady-love in style. Antonio learns a hard lesson in loyalty, humanity, friendship and prejudice
when the revenge-seeking Shylock comes to collect and he is unable to pay.
Fela! — Broadway
Fela! explores Fela Anikulapo Kuti's controversial life as an artist, political activist and
revolutionary musician as well as his pioneering blend of jazz, funk and traditional
African rhythms that launched the Afrobeat community. Stars Patti LaBelle.
In the Heights — Broadway
Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, In the Heights is the story of three days
in the life of Washington Heights, a tightknit community at the top of Manhattan.
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this hip musical will win you over with its sweet story
and hot tunes.
Rock of Ages — Broadway
A rock musical set in Hollywood in the 1980s, when it was all about big chords, big dreams
and big hair! Rock of Ages explores the pursuit of dreams and tells its story through
hits from iconic groups and rockers of the 1980s.
Driving Miss Daisy — Broadway
When Daisy Werthan, a widowed 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is
deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Coleburn, an African American man, to
serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms
into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries
placed between them. Stars James Earl Jones.
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West Side Story — Broadway
The story of Romeo and Juliet is transported to the turbulent streets of New York City in the
1950s. Star-crossed lovers are caught between rival street gangs. Directed by librettist
Arthur Laurents, the show features Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's
legendary score.
Wintuk — Off-Broadway
Wintuk is an exciting winter adventure for the whole family about a boy’s quest for snow.
The show weaves thrilling acrobatics, breathtaking theatrical effects and memorable
songs into an extraordinary journey to an imaginary land called Wintuk. The boy and
his companions deliver endless excitement, exhilaration and intrigue. Wintuk is
playful, musical, and bursts with the energy of the city and the magic of a wonderland.
This seasonal story, featuring an international cast of 50 performers from Cirque du
Soleil, is back in the heart of the city to the delight of the whole family.
Next to Normal — Broadway
This contemporary musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. With
provocative lyrics and an electrifying score of more than 30 original songs, Next to
Normal shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s
world intact.
Colin Quinn: Long Story Short — Broadway
Comically channeling the demise of great world empires, Colin Quinn takes audiences
through his version of the history of the world in 75 minutes. From his personification
of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his complaints about Ancient Greece and
Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn uses satire to take on the attitudes,
appetites and bad habits that toppled the world's most powerful nations.
Stomp — Off-Broadway
A high-energy, percussive symphony, coupled with dance, played entirely on unconventional
instruments, such as garbage can lids, buckets, brooms and sticks. It is movement
made original through the use of everyday objects in non-traditional ways.
A Little Night Music — Broadway
Based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night, A Little Night Music is set
in a weekend country house in turn of the century Sweden, bringing together
surprising liaisons, long simmering passions and a taste of love’s endless possibilities.
Hailed as witty and wildly romantic, the story centers on the elegant actress Desirée
Armfeldt and the spider’s web of sensuality, intrigue and desire that surrounds her.
Stars Bernadette Peters.
Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas — Broadway
Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas celebrates the joy of the Christmas season with
a mix of Donny and Marie Osmond's iconic production numbers and legendary
irresistible chemistry. Stars Donnie & Marie Osmond.
Time Stands Still — Broadway
Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist, have been together for nine years and
share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to
return home to New York, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more
conventional life. Stars Laura Linney & Eric Bogosian (from Law & Order!).
The Pee-wee Herman Show — Broadway
Pee-wee Herman is an American icon. His groundbreaking Saturday morning television show
and hyperkinetic, bow-tied persona shaped a generation. Now at long last, Pee-wee's
starring on Broadway in a live extravanganza! Big, bold and uniquely fabulous, The
Pee-wee Herman Show reunites Pee-wee with the beloved Playhouse gang including
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Miss Yvonne, Mailman Mike, Cowboy Curtis, Jambi the Genie, Pterri, Conky, Chairry and
many more.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — Broadway
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying centers on a young windowcleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, who begins a meteoric rise from the mail room to Vice
President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Finch's unorthodox and
morally questionable business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his
romance with Secretary Rosemary Pilkington. Stars Daniel Radcliffe.
Blue Man Group — Off-Broadway
Three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory
experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a
form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off-Broadway.
Avenue Q — Off-Broadway
Tony-winning musical Avenue Q is the hilarious and heartfelt story of a bright-eyed college
grad who comes to New York with big dreams and little money. He can only afford to
live on Avenue Q but—good news!—his neighbors turn out to be a remarkably funny
bunch of characters.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown — Broadway
Set in late-20th century Madrid, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown tells the
story of the intertwining lives of a group of women whose relationships with men lead
to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers — Off-Broadway
A unique blend of music, comedy, dance, theater and juggling, The Flying Karamazov
Brothers are a troupe of new vaudevillians who juggle till they drop. The audience is
invited to bring objects to the theater for the Karamazovs to keep airborne in a
challenge that either ends with a pie in the face or a standing ovation, making each
show a unique experience.
A Free Man of Color — Broadway
Jacques Cornet is a new world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of sexually charged
and racially progressive 1801 New Orleans. Jacques thinks all is well in his paradise
until history intervenes, setting off a chain of events which no one, much less this free
man of color, realizes is about to splinter the world.
Brief Encounter — Broadway
Based on the beloved film, Brief Encounter chronicles the romantic journey of an
unhappily married woman and the handsome doctor who falls for her when the pair
meet unexpectedly in a train station coffee shop. The production uses live music, song,
dance, Technicolor film tricks and inventive staging to bring the film to life.
The Screwtape Letters — Off-Broadway
A provocative and wickedly funny adaptation of C.S. Lewis' 1942 novel about spiritual
warfare from a demon’s point of view. In this inverted moral universe set in an office in
hell, God is called the “Enemy” and the devil is referred to as “Our Father Below.” As
His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, writer Max McLean creates a “master of the
universe” character whose rhetorical flourishes mesmerize.
Fuerza Bruta: Look Up — Off-Broadway
A dazzling experience that floods the senses with a nonstop collision of music, emotion and
aerial imagery. *Please note: Fuerzabruta is general admission and due to the nature
of the show, audience members will stand throughout the performance.
The Big Apple Circus: Dance On! — Off-Broadway
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The spectacular Big Apple Circus leaps into its 33rd Season with a thrilling all-new show,
Dance On! The World's Greatest Circus artists swing into action in the spotlight under
our intimate Big Top, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Invited to the
dance are an awesome troupe of unicyclists and lasso twirlers from China! A mindbending group of Mongolian contortionists! A kinetic collection of Kenyan athletes who
shimmy up a pole as though gravity were a joke! A herd of hoofers - twelve miniature
horses in an equine chorus line! And an Ethiopian juggler with a lively up-tempo act
that's hard to beat! With live music by the Big Apple Circus Band, there'll be cavorting
in the aisles and even the audience will be dancing in their seats!
My Big Gay Italian Wedding — Off-Broadway
Andrew and Anthony are getting married and everyone wants to "help"! My Big Gay
Italian Wedding spins into a hysterical fiasco as everyone tries to have their way.
From a saboteur ex-boyfriend to a loud, opinionated, outspoken Italian mother,
personalities and cultures collide in a music and dance-filled extravaganza.
Freckleface Strawberry — Off-Broadway
Based on Julianne Moore's children's book of the same name, Freckleface Strawberry
chronicles the life of seven-year-old Strawberry, who is teased by her schoolmates for
having bright red hair and freckles. She feels different from everyone else and does
anything to get rid of them, from scrubbing them with soap and even wearing a ski
mask to school. Strawberry goes on a journey and realizes that all people are different,
ultimately learning to accept herself, freckles and all.
La Bete — Broadway
The sold out London hit is now the toast of Broadway! The showdown between high and low
brow is on in Broadway’s newest smash comedy about two radically-different
playwrights and the princess who pits them against each other. What happens when
an unstoppable mouth collides with an immovable artist? With once-in-a-lifetime
performances from Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce, and Joanna Lumley, David
Hirson’s La Bete proves that it's possible to be sophisticated and entertaining at the
same time.
Love, Loss and What I Wore — Off-Broadway
Featuring all-star casts, Love, Loss and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories and
the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can
relate to.
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches — Off-Broadway
et in late 1985 and early 1986, as the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in America is
escalating and Ronald Reagan has been elected to a second term in the White House,
Millennium Approaches and Perestroika bring together a young gay man with
AIDS and his frightened, unfaithful lover; a closeted Mormon lawyer and his valiumaddicted wife; the infamous New York lawyer Roy Cohn; an African-American male
nurse; a Mormon housewife from Utah; and a steel-winged, prophecy-bearing angel; as
well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world's oldest living
Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others -- all played
by a company of eight actors. The lives of these disparate characters intersect,
intertwine, collide and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction and
transformation. Ranging from earth to heaven, from the political to the intimate to the
visionary and supernatural.
Mistakes Were Made — Off-Broadway
Felix Artifex, a B-list off-Broadway producer, gets in way over his fast-talking head when he
takes on a gargantuan epic about the French Revolution which he thinks is going to be
his ticket to professional and personal reclamation. While trying to land a big star for
the lead role, he uses all his powers of persuasion, seduction and intimidation to
strong-arm the writer into massively rewriting his play.At the same time, he attempts
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to reconnect with his estranged wife and untangle himself from a mess involving
sheep in a distant war-torn country.
Play Dead — Off-Broadway
Set in a theater that appears to be abandoned and lit by a single ghost light, Play Dead is
an evening exploring death, darkness and deception. Narrated by co-writer Todd
Robbins and co-written by magician, comedian and dark arts expert Teller (of Penn &
Teller), the show promises to take audiences into uncharted supernatural waters,
loaded with haunting surprises and plenty of shrieking nervous laughter.
The Awesome '80s Prom — Off-Broadway
A blast-from-the-past party set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom in 1989! This American Idolstyle contest of favorite characters from the 1980s features retro hits like "Girls Just
Wanna Have Fun" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!" Stay for the special afterparty at Webster Hall.
Gazillion Bubble Show — Off-Broadway
Record-breaking bubble artist Fan Yang explores the fragile and mysterious world of soap
bubbles, blending art and science in a dazzling display. This interactive show
features fantastic light effects, lasers and masterpieces of bubble artistry.
Through the Night — Off-Broadway
In Through the Night, Daniel Beaty portrays an entire community of people who
experience an unexpected epiphany on the same evening that changes their lives
forever. The play tells a timely and inspiring story of possibility and hope, weaving
together a blend of humor, poetry, music and drama.
Naked Boys Singing! — Off-Broadway
A traditional musical revue in the vein of Vaudeville and high-camp American musical
theater, Naked Boys Singing celebrates the splendors of male nudity through comedy,
song and dance. The show's 16 musical numbers range from the screamingly funny to
poignant and moving material.
Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage — Off-Broadway
Based on the advice book by Abigail Grotke, this comedy follows Miss Abigail, a sought-after
relationship expert who helps celebrities with their chaotic love lives. Alongside her
sidekick, Paco, Miss Abigail travels across the world dispensing advice on dating.
The Importance of Being Earnest — Broadway
In The Importance of Being Earnest, dashing men-about-town John Worthing and
Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters
are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their onthe-sly activities—not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the
formidable Lady Bracknell.
The Divine Sister — Off-Broadway
The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior, who is
determined to build a new school for her convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a
young postulant who is experiencing "visions", sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive
schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin
and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows.
Metropolitan Opera: [Numerous]
Check website for details.
New York City Ballet: [Numerous]
Check website for details.
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your mini mates into our mighty Pirate Crew.
Once onboard you’ll fire our famous water cannons,
battle the enemy pirate, taste some Pirate’s grog,
discover sunken treasure and much more! Jersey
Shore Pirates is conveniently located just minutes
from Point Pleasant Beach and Boardwalk. This
adventure is a “must do” for locals and visitors
alike.
Face painting and dress up will begin 30
minutes prior to sailing times. Don't miss the
chance to transform your little ones into
swashbuckling pirates!
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VISIT
THE
LAKOTA WOLF PRESERVE
See Real wild wolves, wolf pups, bobcats and Foxes all in
their natural habitat at the Lakota Wolf Preserve in
Columbia New Jersey. And see them up close. This is Truly
an experience of a lifetime. Photographers can make
reservations and get a private session to get within 3 feet
of the wolves. They customize your trip to your desires and
try to work you in on the best day to take some great
pictures. First Come, First Serve! You need not be
professional.
March 14, 2010 thru Nov 6, 2010 watches begin at 10:30
am and 4:00 pm
You must arrive at 10:00 or 3:30 to register and park your
vehicle.
Please do not arrive before 9:45 am for the morning watch or before 3:15 pm for the
afternoon watch.
Beginning Nov 7, 2010 to March 12, 2011 watches begin at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. You
must arrive at 10:00 or 2:30 to register and park your vehicle. Please do not arrive before
9:45 am for the morning watch or before 2:15 pm for the afternoon watch.
You will miss the wolf watch if you arrive after the registration times.
Please Note that there are only two times during the day to view the wolves. Please meet
at the Camp Taylor Office.
No appointment needed for Saturdays and Sundays for individuals and families. Any group
must have an appointment even on weekends - please call 877 SEE WOLF to make an
appointment.
Closed Mondays.
Call for Reservations for Tuesday through Friday 1-877-733-9653 or 1-908-496-9244. In
winter, always call before coming - toll free 877-733-9653 - a recording will say if we are
closed due to icy conditions
Please meet at the Camp Taylor Office. Proper footwear is a must. No open back shoes or
sandles will be allowed due to rough terrain.
Pets are not permitted on the Camp Taylor grounds or at the Preserve. There are no
exceptions.
Pricing:
Option 1: Wolf Watch Only
Admission: $16.05 (inc. tax) per adult
• Arriving at 10 am and departing at 1 pm for the morning watch
or
• Arriving at 2:30 pm and departing at 5 pm for the afternoon watch
Option 2: A Wolf Watch and enjoy the day at Camp Taylor campground.
For an additional fee of $6.15 per adult, you may arrive as early as 9am and depart as late
as 6pm.
This enables you to use the Camp Taylor facilities including the swimming lake, bring a
picnic lunch, use the hiking trails, rent the boats or mini golf, etc.
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For information call our toll free number 1-877-733-9653.
Sorry, we do not take credit cards.
For overnight camping call Camp Taylor 1-908-496-4333.
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GO CLAY DISK SHOOTING/SHOOTING
AT A
RANGE
Only Public Ranges/Clubs Listed
Shooting Ranges in Northern NJ
Black River WMA
Route 513 (Dover-Chester Rd.) Chester, NJ 973-383-0918
Public Range
Hunter training range at the Black River Wildlife Management Area in Chester Township,
Morris County. The Black River range is an extremely popular practice area for hunters in
this area of Chester. There are two un-manned ranges at Black River WMA, an archery and a
shotgun clay bird range. It's important to note that there are no amentities at the shotgun
range - it's basically an open field with shooting stations - shooters must bring everything
they need with them, gun ammo, clay birds and something to throw them with. It is also
it not open on the weekends in the summer. For more information please call the Northern
Region Supt. at 973-383-0918.
Bullet Hole
78 Rutgers Street, Belleville, NJ 973-759-3968
Public Indoor Range
Ten shooting ports that can accommodate all traditional handgun calibers, excluding slugs
and .50 Desert Eagles. We also accommodate rifles chambered for handgun calibers and
shotguns firing buckshot or slugs. A complete line of all types of firearms, accessories,
ammunition and hunting supplies is available. On premises gunsmithing service is also
offered.
New Jersey Firearms Academy
231 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 201-386-9451
Public Range
This is the best place for beginning shooters. Beginners take the NRA Basic Pistol, (rife or
shotgun) course to get the fundamental knowledge, skills and proper positive attitude for
more advanced training. Private and weekly lessons are available. THE NEW JERSEY
FIREARMS ACADEMY is dedicated to the promotion of Firearm Safety, Basic, Intermediate,
Defensive and Advanced Marksmanship and tactical education. They also provide a variety
of services and supply shooting, tactical, military and survival products.
Flatbrook-Roy WMA
Route 615, Layton, NJ 973-383-0918
Public Range
The 2,090-acre Flatbrook-Roy WMA offers some great hiking, fishing, mountain biking,
horseback riding, birding, and botanical exploration. Shotgun, Archery, Muzzleloader (75
yards)
Pequest WMA
Pequest Rd off of route 46, Oxford, NJ 973-383-0918
Public Range
Archery. One of the jewels of the Wildlife Management Area System is the 4000+ acre
Pequest WMA off Rt. 46 in Warren County. Here you will find the Pequest Trout Hatchery and
Natural Resource Education Center, a state of the art facility that produces 600,000 trout for
public waters every year.
North Jersey Clay Target Club
488 Horseneck Road, Fairfield NJ, 973-227-1139
Public Range
Trap Shooting in NJ. Spotless well maintained feilds in an enjoyable environment to shoot
make the North Jersey Clay Target Club one of the nicest places to Trap shoot in NJ. The
traps are in top condition and good consistent birds.
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Paterson Gunsmithing
438 Main St, Paterson, NJ 973-345-4100
Public Range
Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (up to 20 yds)
Sgt. James J. Shea Memorial Pistol Range (Bayonne Pistol Range)
16th Street (bet Ave. A and the Bay), Bayonne, NJ 201-339-5555
Public Indoor Range
Operated by PBA Local #7 Pistol Range, Inc. An NRA affiliated facility. Please call 201-3395555 for more information.
Thunder Mountain Trap & Skeet Club
Mansion Drive, Ringwood, NJ 973-962-6377
Public Range
Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays
Shooting Ranges in Central NJ
Clinton WMA
Route 173 W, Clinton, NJ 973-383-0918
Public Range
Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery, Shotgun, Archery
Colliers Mills WMA
Off Colliers Mills & Hawkins Rds, Colliers Mills, NJ 609-259-2132
Public Range
Muzzleloading and shotgun slug range located on the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management
Area in Jackson Township.
Farmers Sportsmans club
Ellis Road, Milford NJ 908-996-4862
Public Range
Indoor Trapshooting
Trapshooting is open to the public every Friday Night from February through December at
the Farmers Sportsman club from 7pm to 10pm. You do not a license or any experience to
go trapshooting at the Farmers Sportsman Club but you do need a rifle. The Clubhouse is
open for a light dinner at 7:00pm. Just bring ear muffs or ear plugs and any type of clear
safety goggles. The cost is $8 for 50 birds and $5 for a box of shells. Call (908) 996-4862.
Fort Dix Rod & Gun Club
Building 9060, Range Road, Fort Dix, NJ 609-562-4676
Public Range
Join the Rod & Gun Club if you love to hunt or fish!! Range 14 offers shooting facilities/firing
ranges for skeet and trap shooting and rifle, pistol and archery practice. The Rod & Gun Club
also offers 10 hunting/fishing contests throughout the year. With a Rod & Gun Club
membership, members can purchase a $10 Contest Eligibility Card (CEC) and be eligible to
enter the contests.
Mallard Trap Club
Monroe Blvd. Monroe Twsp, Monroe, NJ
Public Range
Middlesex County NJ's Only Trap Range. The Club has a total of three trap houses, two
singles & one doubles house. All are sufficiently lighted for evening shooting. Sporting clays
available upon request if interested. Membership is open to men and women 18 years of age
and older. Members may bring a spouse or son/daughter under 18 years of age and shoot at
member rates.
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Shore Shot Pistol Range
730 Airport Road, Lakewood, NJ 732-905-6888
Indoor Public Range
One of Central New Jersey's finest indoor shooting centers. They allow a wide variety of
pistol calibers, ranging from .22 thru AE50. Shore Shot Pistol Range has ten state of the art
25 yard shooting stalls with target stops at 7, 15, and 25 yards.
United Bowhunters of New Jersey 3-D Archery Range
Assunpink Wildlife Mgmt Area, Robinsville, NJ 732-616-5137
Public Range
Archery
Brick Armory
1955 Swarthmore Ave. Lakewood, NJ 732-364-3500
Public Range
The New Brick Armory has an Indoor Firing Range And complete training Facility
Howell Trap Club
142 Yellow Brook Rd, Farmingdale, NJ 732-938-2189
Public Range
Trap shooting only. Located in Central New Jersey. Rt 33 From Freehold Circle to Yellowbrook
Rd, Right, 2 miles to Club on the left. Great place for a novice as they are glad to help a
beginner along. Go Trapshooting today in NJ!
Shooting Ranges in Southern NJ
Atlantic County Firearms Training Facility
175 Besty Scull Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-926-3491
Public Range
Located in Egg Harbor Township, the heart of Atlantic County, Atlantic County Firearms
Training Facility is a modern building providing a fun, friendly, & safe shooting place for you
and your family to enjoy.
Bob's Little Sport Shop and Indoor Range
316 N Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ 856-881-7575
Indoor Public Range
Indoor Public Shooting range in NJ. Full range of Handguns, Shotguns, Rifles Archery / Black
Powder. NJ & PA Hunting licenses.
Delran Junior Marksman Club, Inc
North side Taylors Lane, Delran, NJ 856-461-4585
Public Range
Facilities include an Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 yard) range, Outdoor Rifle (50 & 100 yard)
range, Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, and Archery.
Makepeace Lake WMA
Elmwood-Weymouth Rd, Weymouth, NJ
Public Range
Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
Millville WMA
Ackley Rd. (Rt. 718), Millville, NJ 609-984-0547
Public Range
Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
Pine Valley Gun Club
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116 New Freedom Road, Pine Hill, NJ, 856-767-2661
Private Member Club / Public
Pine Valley Trapshooting Club hosts ATA and Club Tournaments, in addition to regularly
scheduled club shoots. Club facilities include: eight trap fields and one pratice trap, courses
laid out over grass areas and field.We also use "Caterbury Voice Releases" for practice and
registered targets. We offer picnic areas and a spacious clubhouse. Traps are open to nonmembers during public hours. All other facilities are open to members and their guests only.
Police Association of South Jersey
41 East Broad Street, Berlin, NJ 856-753-5866
Public Indoor Range
The Police Association of South Jersey is a public indoor range open to
both law enforcement and civilians. Regular residents of NJ can become members even
without being involved currently or formerly with law inforcement.
Quinton Sportsmen's Club, Inc
Jericho Rd., Quinton, NJ 856-935-9843
Public Range
120-acre Private/Public Sporting Club, located on Jericho Road in Quinton Township N.J. The
club maintains a comprehensive outdoor complex with facilities to meet the needs of the
most demanding sportsman. Our entire range has a concrete pad that runs the full length of
the range, and is covered with a roof to keep the sun and rain off of you. Rifle Benches are
supplied for your use as well and benches to hold your additional equipment. Facilities
include: Outdoor Pistol (25, 50 yds), Outdoor Rifle (50, 200 m), Muzzleloading, Trap, Skeet,
Sporting Clays, Archery.
Red Wing Sporting Clays
317 Sooys Landing Rd, Port Republic, NJ 609-748-1948
Public Range
Open to the public Saturday and Sunday 9AM - 3PM. You do not need a license and you can
rent a shotgun. $15 for 50 rounds. Shooting instructions in NJ are available. Sporting Clays,
Archery.
Stafford Forge WMA
Off Rt. 539, South of Warren Grove, Little Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 609-984-0547
Public Range
Shotgun, Archery, Muzzleloader (100 yards)
Good Sports Gun Club
57 Union Rd, Millville, NJ 856-451-3647
Public Range
Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
Hague's Indoor Range
700 Crown Point Rd Thorofare, NJ 856-251-9099
Public Range
Facilities include: Indoor Pistol (25 yds), Indoor Rifle (25 yds)
Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays
2750 Limestone St., Coplay, PA (5 miles north of Allentown) 610-261-9616
Public/Private Course
Hours: Wed - Sun 9:30am - 5:00pm
5-Stand and 17-Station Sporting Clays courses set around an abandoned quarry.
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Description
Adults
Round of Second Round
100
of 100
$38
Wed./Thurs.
Special 100
5-Stand (25
targets)
$7
$34
Youth1
First Time
Special
Extra
Targets
Shells
Golf Cart
Loaner
Gun Loaner
Instruction
Round of
502
$21
$27
$26
$15
$60 Adult / $45 Youth; Includes gun, 50 targets, shells, instruction - must
schedule appointment!
$0.35
As posted
$18 per round, per squad
$5 / Youth; $10 / Adult per round
$50 per hour
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SOLVE
A
MYSTERY
AT THE
HARRY PACKER MANSION
Harry Packer Mansion Murder Mystery, Jim Thorpe PA
The little Victorian village of Jim Thorpe, PA is a scenic paradise
nestled between three mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania.
oasis of history perfectly preserved, the architecture of the Village
purely Victorian. Perched high atop Packer Hill, the Harry Packer
Mansion sits like a sentinel overlooking the town. Harry Packer
Mansion offers the mystery each weekend for up to 12 couples.
Come test your mettle and match wits in an exclusive mystery of
Victorian era, an age when the sleuth was king! For reservations,
please call 570-325-8566.
An
is
the
The Murder Mystery at the Harry Packer Mansion is based on
factual events with a creative twist. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to rub
elbows with the elite? Now's your chance... The characters in our scenario of murder and
mayhem are Packers or intimate friends of the family. The plot revolves around the Packer
fortune - literally millions amassed on the Lehigh Valley Railroad - and its hopeful heirs. We
offer the mystery each weekend for up to 11 couples. Midweek we offer Mysteries for larger
groups: individual characters will be assigned to volunteers while others work in teams to
solve the mystery.
Price is per couple and each room has 1 queen size bed and a private bath. Price includes
lodging on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, a formal dinner
Saturday night and of course participation in a dastardly deed! Please, no stiletto heels and
no smoking in guest rooms.
A $100.00 non refundable deposit is required to make a reservation and we have
a 30 day cancellation policy.
If you cancel within 30 days of your reservation the total cost of the room will be
non-refundable.
Murder Mystery Schedule
Friday
•
5:00-9:00 p.m.: Check-in. Please come to the back door and ring the bell.
•
9:00 p.m.: History and background. Assignment of character roles.
Saturday
•
9:00 a.m.: Breakfast
•
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Round I of the clues
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11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Free time
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6:30 p.m.: Round II
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7:30 p.m.: Dinner of Chateau Briand
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9:00 PM: Round III
Sunday
•
9:00-10:00 a.m.: Breakfast
•
11:00 a.m.: Check-out
Murder Mystery Room Rates
In the mansion 2nd Floor:
•
Annie's Suite (bedroom, sitting room and bath): $650
•
Harry's Suite (bedroom, sitting room and bath): $650
•
Gussie's Room (private bath): $595
In the mansion 3rd Floor:
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•
3 Rooms with private baths: $550
In the Carriage House:
•
2 Rooms with private baths: $525
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2 Rooms with Electric fireplace and private bath: $550
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1 suite with a sitting area and private bath: $550
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VISIT NJACE THE PLANETARIUM
Raritan Valley Community College North Branch, NJ
(College is situated on the north side of Route 28, between Routes 78 and 22. )
Discover a world of wonder and excitement when you journey into The
Planetarium at RVCC. Travel through time and space... see the
wonders of the universe from exploding stars to mysterious black
holes. Explore the outer limits of the Milky Way and learn more about
our Solar System from its beginning to the present day. See upcoming
public shows here
STAR SHOWS & LASER CONCERTS:
All shows run approximately 40 minutes.
Admission: $6 for one show, $11 for two shows on the same day
Check website for schedule
Romancing the Stars
Returns in February 2011. Find a date and join us for a light-hearted look at the Universe.
Stars, constellations, songs, and stories all celebrate love. For couples ages 18 and older
Admission: $15 per couple
Admission / General Policies
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•
•
•
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•
No one is admitted into the planetarium after a show or concert has started; by order
of the Fire Marshall.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult INTO the theater.
Please arrive 20-30 minutes before show time. Shows and Concerts must start on
time.
Admission is $6.00 per person, per show, all ages, unless otherwise noted.
See two programs on the same day and get $1 off the second show.
Try a laser concert with 3D glasses for an additional $2
Same night Star Show and one Laser Concert for $11.00
Groups of 15 or more see both for $10.00 per person
General seating tickets will be held until 10 minutes before show time at the
Planetarium Gift Shop.
Reservations do not guarantee a seat if you are late for the show or concert.
Reservations are recommended for all shows by calling the Planetarium at (908) 2318805.
GPS Address:
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Parking: On campus, park in Lot #7 or #1 and proceed up the steps to the Planetarium.
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VISIT
A
REAL COAL MINE
New Jersey:
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ
Tel: (973) 209-7212
Visit a world famous underground zinc mine in In Ogdensburg
(northwestern) New Jersey - open for tours to all. Sterling Hill is
one of two mines that make up one of the most renowned mining
districts in the world. Who would think that the mineral deposits at
the Sterling Mine and its sister mine in nearby Franklin would be
one of the great geological mysteries known to earth science
today? And they exist in the Skylands of New Jersey, just an hour from midtown New York.
Features monthly “Mineral Collecting” events where participants can bring a sturdy hammer
(carpenter's claw hammers not allowed), eye protection, and sturdy footwear. A dark room
with a shortwave ultraviolet light is provided on-site for inspection of mineral fluorescence.
Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50 for each pound of material taken. Mine Run Dump collecting
available daily during regular hours.
Pennsylvania:
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train
2001 Walnut Street, Ashland, PA
Tel: (570) 875-3850
Tour a real Anthracite Coal Mine and take a ride on an Old-fashioned narrow gauge Steam
Train. The Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine is located in Ashland PA. The
town of Ashland lies in the anthracite coal region of eastern
Pennsylvania. It is worth the drive to see this fine attraction. There
are many mines in the area. Visitors ride into the Tunnel on mine
cars rebuilt to carry passengers. The temperature inside the mine
averages 52 degrees, so a sweater or jacket is recommended. The
tour lasts about 35 minutes. Deep inside the mine, you will alight
from your car and follow your miner-guide as you are given an
explanation of how coal is mined.
Stroll through the Playground and Park, and check out our Outdoor
Mining Displays. The Henry Clay Steam Train ride takes you on a scenic three-quarter mile
ride around the side of Mahanoy Mountain to show you another kind of mining called strip
mining. Click on the link above for more info.
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GO
TO A
DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER
Delsea Drive-In Movie Theater
2203 South Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ (South Jersey)
Tel: (856) 696-0011
The only Drive in Movie theatre in New Jersey. Their screen is over 100 feet wide and one of
the largest in North America. Always a double feature for only $8 (adults). Outside Food &
Beverage Permit $7 (strictly enforced). Closed during the winter.
Warwick Drive-In Theater
5 Warwick Turnpike
Warwick, NY 10990 (above Northern NJ)
Tel: (845) 986-4440
Located just 6 miles east of Vernon NJ, the Warwick Drive-In is very easy to get to. They
feature a park-like, grassy setting on 11 acres of farmland, first-run movies, home-cooked
food and multiple screens for a bigger choice of features. Bring your friend and neck like old
times. Or bring the kids, they will love it! Admission $8/adult. Closed during the winter.
Shankweilers
4540 Shankweiler Rd. (Just off 309)
Orefield, PA 18069 (Near Allentown, PA)
Tel: (610) 481-0800
Shankweilers is America’s oldest Drive-in but it has the latest in cinema sound
reproduction capable of providing awesome surround sound effects. Admission $8/adult for
double feature. Opened weekends in Apr/May/Sept and daily in summer. Closed during the
winter.
Becky's Drive-In
4548 Lehigh Drive
Walnutport, PA 18088 (30 min north of Allentown, PA)
Tel: (610)767-2249
Listen in FM stereo connected to your radio. Rent their Boom boxes or bring your own for
awesome surround sound which can be received and enjoyed on your car or portable radio.
Admission $8/adult. Closed during the winter.
Fair Oaks Drive-In Theatre
Route 17M Middletown NY (above Northern NJ)
(Just after Citgo station)
Tel: (845) 361-5774
Admission $8/adult. Bargain Night Thursdays – Admission $5/adult. Closed during the winter.
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GO SEE
A
MOVIE
AT AN
INDOOR MOVIE THEATER
AMC Loews New Brunswick 18
17 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Tel: (732) 846-2275
Regal Commerce Center 18
2399 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Tel: (732) 940-8361
*Shows Bollywood movies
MEGA Movies at Brunswick Square
755 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Tel: (732) 257-5555; (732) 651-MEGA
Forum Theatre
314 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Tel: (732) 548-5600
Montgomery Cinema
1325 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Tel: (609) 924-7444)
Princeton Garden
160 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542
Tel: (609) 683-7595
Hillsborough Cinemas
111 Raider Blvd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (In Shoprite Shopping Center on Route 206 North)
Tel: (908) 874-8181
UA Movies at Market Fair 10 (Regal Cinemas)
3521 Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: (609) 520-8960
Manville 12 Plex (Reading Cinemas)
180 N Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835
Tel: (908) 707-4373
AMC Hamilton 24
325 Sloan Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619
Tel: (609) 890-8307
AMC Bridgewater Commons 7
400 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Tel: (877) 789-6684
Multiplex Cinemas at Town Center Plaza
319 Route 130 North, East Windsor, NJ 08520
Tel: (800) 315-4000
AMC Loews Menlo Park 12
390 Menlo Park, Edison, NJ 08837
Tel: (732) 321-9093
* Features Dine-in service with reclining leather seats
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VISIT
A
HISTORIC VILLAGE
Historic Village at Allaire
524 Allaire Rd, Farmingdale, NJ (Central NJ)
Tel: 732-919-3500
The Historic Village at Allaire is a living history museum
dedicated to the life and times of James Allaire. Visitors to The
Historic Village at Allaire, which is listed on both the State and
National Register of Historic Places, will step back in time and
experience life in a 19th Century bog iron producing
community. From Special Event Programming to Interpretive
Demonstrations, visitors to the Historic Village will gain a
better understanding of life in an early 19th Century. The
historical programs offered at the Historic Village at Allaire, located within Allaire State Park,
are supported entirely through private donations, membership fees, fund-raising events, and
patronage of our retail stores.
Allaire is a restored ironmaking Village featuring James P. Allaire's home,
trade shops, ovens, old mill, general store, church, bakery and many
small building structures. Among the many things to see and do at
Allaire, you will see things like the Barn Complex where you can
experience demonstrations of leather working, knot tying, tanning or
harness repair.
During special events the site is used to demonstrate 19th Century
Laundry procedures, story telling, singing and dancing, apple bobbing
and even pumpkin painting on All Hallows Eve.
You can take a ride on a steam train while costumed characters talk about the history of the
Village. The train does special rides for kids at Easter and Christmas time.
Admission to Historic Buildings: $3/adult; May – Nov, Sat & Sun only
Hours of Operation:
Historic Building Hours:
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Wed – Fri: 12pm – 4pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm
May and Labor Day thru Mid-December
Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm
Bakery Hours:
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Wed – Sun: 10am – 4pm
May and Labor Day thru Mid-December
Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm
General Store/Gift Shop Hours:
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Wed – Fri: 12pm – 4pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 4:30pm
May and Labor Day thru Oct 31
Sat & Sun: 10am – 4:30pm
Closed Oct 23-24, 2011
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CLIMB
TO THE
TOP
OF THE
HISTORIC ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE
Historic Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 449-1360
Enjoy a visit to New Jerseys TALLEST lighthouse and enjoy the
best views of the NJ shore. It is located just minutes away
from the Atlantic City broadwalk. The Abescon lighthouse has
been restored to its original glory recently.
New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and
Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from
Showboat Casino).
Take an amazing journey into time
and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon
Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. You'll see
breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you'll
come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit
in 1857.
The lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration also
includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling, an educational museum, charming
gift shop, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House and expansive grounds.
Admission: $7/adult
*Check online for coupon
Hours of Operation:
September – June
Thursdays through Mondays, 11am to 4pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
July & August
Open daily 10am to 5pm
Closed on major holidays
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VISIT HISTORIC CAPE MAY
Cape May, NJ
Visit the lovely Victorian town of Cape May. If you have never been to Cape May, then you
must take a tour of the beautiful streets to view all the beautiful Victorian homes and Bed &
Breakfasts's.
The Washington Street Mall consists of really cool tiny shops lined on an
awsome cobblestone street, many of which are multi generational, family-owned. In the
summer, the mall is a great place to explore after dinner and before the bands start.
Location: Washington St. between Perry St. & Ocean St., Cape May, NJ
Hours:
Jan – April: hours vary
May – Sept: 10am – 10pm
Oct – Dec: 10am – 5pm (most shops later on weekends)
You can also take a Whale & Dolphin charter boat and see the magnificant mamals up
close!
Cape May Whale Watch and Research
Center
1286 Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 898-0055 | (888)531-0055
Cape May Whale Watcher
Sailing from Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 884-5445 | 800-786-5445
A horse drawn carriage ride right before a nightcap is
always romantic.
Cape May Carriage Company
Stop is Ocean St. across from the Washington
Street Mall Tel: Tel: (609) 884-4466
MAC Trolley and House Tours
Tel: (609) 884-5404 | (800) 275-4278
Don't forget to climb to the top of the Historic Cape May
Lighthouse! Located within Cape May Point State Park, the 157-foot-high lighthouse is still
an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb the 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse are
rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the scenic Cape May peninsula.
Location: Route 606 (Sunset Boulevard) & Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point, NJ
Tel: (609) 884-5404
Admission: $7/adult
Cape May also has some of the best dining establishments in all of New Jersey.
Lobster House: Located overlooking Cape May Harbor, The Lobster House has
proudly provided guests a variety of dining experiences for over four generations.
410 Bank Street: Exotic New Orleans accented cuisine and seafood in Chef Sing’s
signature sauces in a vine-covered 1840 carriage house. “One of America’s Top
Restaurants” ZAGAT, “The reason many come to Cape May” NYTimes.
Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar: Start the morning with our award-winning
breakfasts and come back for lunch and dinner! Dine on our front porch in-season, in
our skylit dining room, or in our garden terrace.
A Ca Mia Restaurant: Northern Italian & Contemporary American Cuisine
Black Duck on Sunset: Fresh seafood from local waters and around the world; an
extensive appetizer selection; and slow-roasted, honey-glazed duck to char grilled
steaks will satisfy any discerning palate.
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Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall: Signature American fare – nostalgic, simple and
fresh – featuring local seafood and produce in a warm, relaxing atmosphere.
Cabanas Beach Bar & Grill: Family Friendly with open air, ocean front dining.
Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel: The Virginia Hotel’s critically acclaimed dining
room, located directly off the lobby. Signature red banquettes, custom carpeting and
dramatic chandeliers provide a warm, timeless atmosphere to experience the
restaurant’s innovative American cuisine.
Godmothers Restaurant: Godmothers menu offers a wide selection of traditional
and untraditional Italian fair, home baked desserts, pasta and much more.
Harbor View: Harbor View is the place to be if you like beautiful sunsets, great food
and fun times. Arrive by car or arrive by boat and enjoy Cape May’s best view of the
Harbor.
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant: Beautiful ocean view dining. Zagat rated
romantic, superbly prepared gourmet American fare.
Union Park Dining Room: Casual fine dining with an ocean view, front porch,
amazing cuisine, and excellent service.
Another great family excursion is to take a ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry! Located just
10 miles south of Avalon/Stone Harbor...you will embark on a 17 mile (80 min) voyage
across the Delaware Bay! Take your car...or park for free and ride as a foot passenger! Grab
a cocktail and some snacks for the kids and enjoy the ride!
Cape May has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. From Higbee Beach to
Poverty Beach, Cape May is a beach-lovers’ paradise. Whether you’re interested in seeing
friends, returning to a traditional spot, convenient food and beverage, solitude, or nearby
shopping, there’s beach that’s just right for you in Cape May. Admission is only $5 per adult.
Lastly don't forget the Cape May County Zoo. Have a wild time as you explore nearly 80
acres of beautifully maintained exhibits, with almost 200 different species of mammals,
birds, anphibians and reptiles totalling nearly 550 animals! Bring a picnic lunch and dine in
the park...or eat at the zoo outdoor cafe!
Location: Off Rte. 9 in Cape May Court House. Take Exit 11 off the GSP. Go through
the traffic light.
Tel: (609) 465-5271
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Summer Hours); 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Winter
Hours)
Admission: Free (donations appreciated)
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SPEND
THE
DAY
IN
NEW YORK CITY
Top Tourist Attractions
Empire State Building - The most famous landmark in the world
Radio City Music Hall - Check out their upcoming event calender
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island - Just reopened in August 2004!
Skyline Cruises - Set sail on a magnificent New York Cruise
Circle Line Cruises - Sightseeing around Manhattan
NYC Hall of Science - A hands on science technology center
United Nations Building - Offers tours daily
New York Public Library - The best public library in the world
Central Park – Walk through the park, visit the zoo, paddle on the lake…
Sony Wonder Tech Lab - Four floors of exhibits and they're Free!
Top “Fun” Things to Do
Bronx Zoo - Come see over 6,000 animals in this great city
Astroland Amusement Park - Ride the world famous Cyclone
New York Waterway - Take a ride on the Hudson
Rockefeller Center - Ice Skate or visit the NBC Studios
New York Skyride - A big screen simulated thrill ride
FAO Schwarz - The ultimate Toy store, but not just for kids
Mars 2112 - A Mars-themed restaurant with real aliens
Jekyll and Hyde Pub & Restaurant - Not for small children or faint of heart!
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - Cool Comic Exhibits and events
Top Museums
The Cloisters - See beautiful tapestries in a rebuilt medieval evil monastery
Studio Museum in Harlem - Many different changing exhibitions
The Frick Collection - NY City’s most beloved cultural treasures
Whitney Museum of American Art - Over 12,000 exhibits
Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum - The History of design
Asia Society - Allows Americans to see the diversity of asia
Guggenheim Museum - See the works of Picasso and Van Gogh
National Academy of Design - Museum Closed Mon and Tuesday
El Museo Del Barrio - Latin American art and culture
Museum of the City of New York - see over 1 million artifacts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Best NYC museum
Welcome to The Jewish Museum New York - Many fine programs
American Museum of Natural History - Best NYC museum
Hayden Planetarium - The most advanced theatre in existence
China Institute - Traditional and contemporary Chinese art
American Folk Art Museum - American folk art
Children's Museum of Manhattan - 5 floors of stuff to do
New York Historical Society - Many collections and exhibitions
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum - An awesome Battleship museum
Museum of Television and Radio - Over 100,000 programs
American Craft Museum - Learn about craft as a living art
International Center of Photography - See many photo exhibits
Dahesh Museum - 19th century European academic art
Madame Tussauds - New York Amazing wax museum
The Museum of Modern Art - Over 100,000 paintings ect..
Chelsea Art Museum - Contemporary Culture at its best
South Street Seaport - Museum See the fleet of vessels
New Museum of Contemporary Art - Something different
Dia Center for the Arts - One of the top contemporary Art institutions
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Museum of Chinese in the Americas - History of Chinese culture
Waterfront Museum - A wonderful museum on a barge
National Museum of the American Indian - superb!
Ellis Island Museum - Come see the statue of Liberty
New York City Fire Museum Soho - History of fire Dept and tours
New York City Police Museum - Collections of old objects
The Brooklyn Museum of Art - 2nd largest museum in NY
Brooklyn Children's Museum - The first museum ever created just for Kids
New York Hall of Science (Queens) - Over 225 Hands on exhibits
American Museum of the Moving Image Astoria- The art of film
Best Areas to Visit in NYC
Times Square - The most famous area in the City
South Street Seaport - A wonderful premier attraction in NY
Little Italy - Fine Italian cuisine in this world famous neighborhood
Chinatown - Close to 300 restaurants. Authentic Chinese cuisine
Central Park - Visit the official website of this world famous park
Bryant Park - Park covers a 4 block area 40-42nd & 5th and 6th
New York's Upper East Side - Restaurants and ethnic shops
SoHo and TriBeCa - Many Fine Galleries shops and Cafes
Greenwich Village - Good website for tourism and entertainment
East Village - Find major sites to see in this wonderful NY district
Gramercy and the Flatiron District - Beautiful townhouses
Fire Island - Pristine sand dune beaches and dazzling nightlife
Top Shopping in NYC
Meat Packing District
Fifth Avenue
Tiffany & Co - Fifth Avenue at 57th Street
Saks Fifth Avenue - 611 Fifth Avenue
FAO Schwarz - 767 Fifth Avenue (58th St.)
Gucci - 685 Fifth Avenue
Cartier - 653 Fifth Avenue
Steuben Glass - 754 Fifth Avenue
Macy's - 151 West 34th Street
Godiva Chocolates - 560 Lexington Ave (50th St.)
The Trump World Tower - 845 United Nations Plaza
New York Diamond Exchange - 47th street and 6th Ave
Top Broadway Shows in NYC
The Lion King
Mary Poppins
Jersey Boys
Wicked
(*Note See section on NYC shows for more information & shows)
Additional New York Favorites:
High Line Park – Gorgeous views of the urban city; great to sit and take a break
Governor’s Island – Take a free ferry over on the weekends; bike rentals for $10;
hammocks and exploration!
Magnolia Bakery – Amazing cupcakes - 401 Bleecker Street New York, NY
Chinatown – Canal St. (Shopping & restaurants)
Wo Hop - 17 Mott St.
Excellent Dumpling House - 111 Lafayette St. between Canal St. & Walker St.
Sun Hop Shing Tea House - 21 Mott St.
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Battery Park – Concerts, plays, watch the boats
Food Tours – Best ones are the pizza tours and those in the East Village
St. Patrick’s Cathedral – 14 E 51st St. (Between Park & Fifth)
Cathedral of St. John the Divine - 1047 Amsterdam Ave (1 or 9 train to the 110th
Street/Cathedral Pkwy station)
Lombardi’s – Best pizza - 32 Spring Street
Nick’s Pizza – Best pizza - 1814 Second Ave. (at 94th St.)
Carl’s – Best cheesesteaks - 507 Third Ave or 79 Chambers St (2 locations)
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VISIT THE HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM
Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ
Tel: (609) 737-3299
The Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville NJ is a great
place to bring kids. The best day to go is on Saturday as they
have events every Saturday. If you visit on other days you are
on your own for a self guided tour only, so try to go on a
Saturday. The farm has a lot to offer and you could spend
almost the whole say there. Pictured to the left is a pasture
that you will pass as you are entering the Farm. After you
park your car you need to visit the office and sign in.
Admission is free but they do charge about $3 for some of the
fun activities. After you check in, you have to take a little walk, to all the farm action. It is a
nice little walk with some great farmland views.
The Howell Living History Farm takes you back to the year 1900 where you can actually help
doing things around the farm. Depending on what they are doing that day you feel as if you
actually lived in that era. The Farmer pictured on the left was very friendly and informative
as she taught us history of the Farm and the animals. The kids helped care for the
animals and swept the barn.
You might go on a horse and buggy to the field and harvest corn then head back to the
barnyard and help shell it and grind it and bake it into corn bread. You might make soap,
butter or ice cream. The day we went, we helped the Farmers pick tomatoes then we
cleaned them, crushed them, and learned how to cook and can the tomatoes!
For $3 we got a nice decorative jar and all the ingredients to fill the jar so you could bake
your own cookies when you get home. There were two lovely ladies who helped the children
put the flour, sugar, salt and chocolate chips as well as all of other ingredients in the jar. We
then were able to pick out a cloth pattern and ribbon to tie to our jar. Kids will love to get
involved and make their own cookies!
There is also a fabulous 19th century kitchen where you can get lunch for very reasonable
prices. We had a New Jersey Tomato stuffed with homemade chicken salad. We also had
fresh tomato Gazpacho that was out of this world. Ham sandwiches were available for the
little ones as well as home baked pies and soft drinks. We all ate for under $10!
The cute three little pigs will come running when you come to visit them. They will let you
pet them and the kids went absolutely nuts over them! If you are lucky enough they will be
feeding right next to you.
You get to go into a small barn where all the little baby chicks are running around. They are
quick even at a young age and one of the farmers said that even she can hardly catch them!
The farmer teaches you all about the baby chicks and will answer any questions that you
may have.
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Teams prepare for the 2005 Plowing Match 2005 at the Howell Living History Farm in NJ
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GET
ON A
FERRY
TO
SOMEWHERE
NY Waterway
Route: Weehawken & Hoboken - Manhattan
Tel: (800) 53-FERRY (800-533-3779)
Some people say a NY Waterway Ferry Ride or Sightseeing Cruise is the friendliest
experience they have had in New York.
Seastreak
Route: South Amboy & Highlands - Manhattan
Tel: (800) BOATRIDE (800-262-8743)
Year-round weekday and weekend fast passenger ferry service to Pier 11
(Wall Street) and East 35th Street in Manhattan. Seastreak also offers trips
to sporting events, sightseeing cruises and many other special event cruises throughout the
year.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Route: Cape May -Delaware
Tel: (800) 64-FERRY (800-643-3779)
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is the most memorable way to travel between
Delaware and New Jersey. Their car ferries make it so convenient, cutting
miles off your trip along the Atlantic coast. Click on link above for schedule
and fares.
River Link Ferry
Tel: (215) 925-LINK
Route: Camden – Philadelphia
The River link Ferry on the Delaware River offers a 12-minute picturesque
view of the Philadelphia skyline and colorful attractions in Camden. Operates
May through September.
Liberty Landing Marina (Little Lady Water Taxi)
Tel: (201) 432-6321
Route: NJ to New York
Liberty Landing Marina offers a Weekend Water Taxi Service to NY in the summer
season.
Manasquan Water Taxi
Tel: (732) 528-9248
Route: New Jersey Shore areas and fun excursions
The Manasquan Water Taxi runs non-stop service between the best
restaurant and entertainment hot spots on the Manasquan River in Point Pleasant,
Point Pleasant Beach, and Brielle New Jersey. The Water Taxi has a variety of
services which include weekend restaurant and bar hopping. In addition, The
Manasquan River Water Taxi is available for charter for special events such as
children and adult birthdays, corporate parties, weddings, anniversary parties,
office parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, fundraisers, or any other special
occasion. Don't miss the fun trips that explore Treasure Island!
NY Water Taxi
Tel: (212) 742-1969
Route: New York
Hop on - Hop off easily with a one day or two day pass. The best way to see
New York! On Saturdays and Sundays, our boats provide regular service between 10 stops
at the city's hottest neighborhoods and attractions. Water Taxis are fast and fun, so you'll
see more sights in less time and enjoy a stress-free, breezy ride.
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TAKE A COOKING CLASS TOGETHER
The Cooking School at La Campagne
312 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ
Tel: (856) 429-7647
Now in its seventeenth year, The Cooking School at La Campagne
offers classes that explore a variety of cuisines, entertaining ideas,
and techniques for both the beginner and the advanced student.
Classes are held from 7 to 9pm, upstairs in our restaurant's
cooking classroom. The fee for each class is $45. Recipes are
handed out, and foods are sampled as they are prepared.
2011 Schedule:
Jan 6
Jan 7
Jan 13
Jan 27
Feb 4
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 4
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Apr 7
Apr 21
May 12
May 19
June 9
June 16
Italian Regional – Campagnia
Southern Italian cooking at its best. Well known for its simple dishes of
beans and vegetables we will also explore some of this regions
wonderful pasta dishes and cheeses.
Gourmet Club
Soup Classics
Italian Regional Cooking - Sicily
The largest and most Southern Italian island. Spaghetti al Tonno and
fried eggplant are on schedule for this chef’s favorite of regional
classes.
Gourmet Club
Tuscan Favorites (Part Two)
Explore the foods from the heart of northern Italy, where porchetta and
olive oil reign. Learn techniques from ancient Sienna to modern day
Florence.
Foods of France – Dijon
Midway between Lyon and Paris, Dijon is the capital of Burgundy and is
famous for more than its mustard. Pain d’epices and La Campagne’s
signature escargots Dijon are sure to make appearances.
Gourmet Club
Recipes from the La Campagne Kitchen
We’ll show our favorite recipes from the La Campagne cookbook and try
out some new dishes as well.
The Emerald Isle
For St. Patrick’s Day! Lush green Ireland has a culinary life deeply
rooted in family tradition, and her cities boast some of the best
restaurants in the world today. Learn dishes designed to keep you warm
when the north winds blow.
Tuscan Favorites (Part Three)
Explore the foods from the heart of northern Italy, where porchetta and
olive oil reign. Learn techniques from ancient Sienna to modern day
Florence.
Caribbean Cooking
Some of the chef’s favorite recipes he perfected while living and
working on the beautiful islands of the Caribbean.
French Classics – Coq Au Vin
Vintage French Recipes
Trattoria Style
Italian BBQ
Class will be held on our patio (rain or shine – there’s no stopping
barbeque) as we fire up the La Campagne grills!
American BBQ
More time on the grill! This class we will apply our new barbecue skills
to kebobs, salads and sides to serve with all those great summer grill
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dishes.
The Seafood Grill
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GO
TO A
DAY SPA
Best Central Jersey Spas
Aesthetic and Body Concepts (ABC) Day Spa at Centastate
901 West Main Street, Suite 120, Freehold, NJ
Tel: 732-625-1600
Welcome to the Aesthetic and Body Concepts (ABC) Spa in NJ. We are
located within the renowned CentraState Wellness Center in Freehold
Monmouth County New Jersey. ABC Spa is dedicated to offering results
oriented care for your mind and body at affordable prices in a
professional spa environment. Our menu of spa services encompass a clinical as well as
relaxing range of therapeutic massage therapy and skin care services, as well as full menu
of face and body waxing services for women and men. * $20-off coupon for massage
available online
Mosaic Spa & Salon
1392 St Georges Ave Avenel, NJ
Tel: (732) 669-9880
Escape from the pressure and stress of the world and enter Mosaic Salon
and Spa, where the scent of lavender and candles will calm your senses.
Close your eyes, relax to soothing music and allow our therapists to
rejuvenate you the way you deserve. Whether you desire a facial, massage, body
treatment, or hair and makeup, your time at Mosaic Salon and Spa will ease your mind, body
and spirit. Voted the best by H.N.T.
Mosaic Salon and Day Spa
508 Broad St. Shrewsbury, NJ
Tel: (732) 530-7666
Welcome to Mosaic Salon & Spa, a world of elegance and relaxation.
Over 10,000 square feet, our two locations give the best a spa can offer,
accommodating up to fifty guests. From Swedish massage to shiatsu and
hot stone, from European facials to microdermabrasion, from champagne-rose wraps to
mango scrubs, Mosaic Salon & Spa offers any desire of the body and soul. Open seven days
a week, you can never miss a chance to indulge the way you deserve.
The Pampered Spirit
We come to you!
Tel: (732) 299-8793
The Pampered Spirit creates a unique spa experience in the comfort and
privacy of your home, office, hotel or corporate venue. The at-home spa
experience not only reduces physical stress but eliminates the
environmental stress of having to drive home afterwards. We strive to achieve total
relaxation for each client by pampering the mind, body and spirit, alone or with friends and
loved ones in an intimate setting. The Pampered Spirit offers a full service spa menu along
with unique packages such as Dinner and Massage and Spa Parties for any occasion.
Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa
23 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair NJ 07042
Tel: (973) 746-8426
Featured in Elle Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Salons in America" and
voted "Best Spa" in Suburban Essex, Bangz has continuously raised the
bar in the areas of beauty and wellness. The ultimate full service salon
and spa, Bangz offers cutting edge style, signature treatments and the perfect environment
to relax and feel renewed. The Wellness Spa at Bangz offers peace, tranquility and
pampering with the effectiveness of the latest non-surgical medical technologies, including
injectables and laser treatments. In addition, the spa boasts a full menu of stress-relieving
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massages, luxurious facials, nail services, and unique treatment packages catering to
couples, bridal parties, and moms-to-be. For a full list of our services and our latest events
and promotions, please visit www.bangz.net.
Salon Ilona and Spa
859 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013
Tel: (973) 773-5300
Salon Ilona and Spa, located in Northern New Jersey, offers a wide
variety of luxurious body treatments including a Seaweed Body Wrap,
Thermal Fat Burner, and Cellulite Compression Wrap. Massages include
Pre-natal for expecting moms, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Swedish, and Hot Stone. Other
services include Anti-aging Facials, Microdermabrasion, Manicure/Pedicuare Nail services,
Waxing, and more.
AquaMedica Salon & Day Spa
16 Laird Street Long Branch, NJ
Tel: (732) 222-8611
A perfect getaway for Valentine's Day, Anniversary or just a Special
Occasion to say "I Love You!"… The facility encompasses 11 treatment
rooms, steam room, and color therapy vichy shower. "Just for Two"
massage, Facials, Chocolate Pedicures and much more…Special requests are also
welcomed, just call front desk for a full list of options or look for ideas online. See our NJ
Maternity Spa (Babymoon) Services. * $30-off coupon for massage available online.
Simply Skin Day Spa
313 W. Water St Toms River, NJ
Tel: (732) 505-9448
The Simply Skin Day Spa offers many services. Simply Skin has gathered
outstanding technicians with years of experience to offer you a
wonderful array of spa services. All technicians are properly
licensed/certified according to State Board of New Jersey regulations. Our treatment rooms
are private and all body rooms have shower facilities.
The Spa at Doral Forrestal
100 College Rd E. Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 897-7520
If you would like to be pampered with luxurious treatments, then you
must visit The Spa at Doral Forrestal in Princeton NJ. Enjoy a relaxing
experience while Indulging in all of their special services to revive your
senses and lift your spirits. Massage, body treatments, facials, waxing and more. They also
offer services for men!
Top 10 Spas in New Jersey (all)
1. Elements Spa - Crystal Springs Resort - Vernon NJ
2. Cape May Day Spa - Cape may NJ
3. Elizabeth Roche M.D. Medspa - Woodcliffe lake NJ
4. Bangz - Montclair NJ
5. The Spa at Trump Plaza - Atlantic City NJ
6. The Fountain Spa - Hackensack NJ
7. Depasquale the Spa - Morris Plains NJ
8. Avanti Day Spa - Manalapan NJ
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9. Spa Toccare - Borgata Hotel - Atlantic City NJ
10. Flic Spa - Bloomfield NJ
11. Mosaic Salon & Spa Avenel NJ - Mosaic Salon and Day Spa Shrewsbury, NJ
Day Spas in Northern NJ:
Fountains European Day Spa
Ramsey NJ
Edamame Maternity Spa
Paramus NJ
Dieci Spa
Livingston, NJ
Experience life Spa
Jersey City NJ
The Brass Rose Spa and Salon
Blairstown NJ
The Spa at Port LibertÉ
Jersey City NJ
Elements Spa at Crystal
Springs Resort
Vernon NJ
Araya-Rebirth Make-Up & Skin
Care
Ridgewood NJ
The Day Spa at RBA
Millburn NJ
Spa Depasquale
Morris Plains NJ
Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa
Montclair NJ
Skindeep Day Spa
New Providence NJ
Ridgewood European Day Spa
Ridgewood NJ
Balneo Esthetic Day Spa
Nutley NJ
Frank Anthony Spa
Chester NJ
The Fountain Spa
Hackensack NJ
The Mendham Spa
Mendham NJ
Salon Ilona and Spa
Clifton NJ
Day Spas in Central NJ:
AquaMedica Salon and Day Spa
Long Branch NJ
Vito Mazza Salon and day spa
Woodbridge NJ
Avanti Salon and day Spa
Manalapan NJ
Metropolis Spa
Princeton NJ
Looking good Salon and Day
spa
Edison NJ
Results Day Spa
Princeton NJ
Robert James Salon and Spa
Hamilton Square, NJ
The OldWick Spa at Annandale
Annandale NJ
Panache Hair Salon and Day
Spa
Whitehouse Station NJ
Rejuvenations Spa
Mountainside NJ
Renaissance Salon &Spa
Tinton Falls NJ
On The Side Spa
Westfield NJ
Matawan NJ
Re-New Med Spa
Manalapan NJ
The Spa at Bedminster
Bedminster NJ
Lilly Pad Day Spa
Millstone Township NJ
Sunquest Tanning and Day Spa
Freehold NJ
The Spa at Ocean Place
Long Branch NJ
The Spa at Doral Forrestal
Princeton NJ
Peter Conte Spa
Day Spas in Southern NJ:
Cape May Day Spa
Cape May NJ
White Sands Oceanfront Spa
Point Plesant NJ
D'Jais Salon and Spa
Toms River NJ
Simply Skin Day Spa
Toms River NJ
All of NJ - We come to you!
Toppers Spa
Voorhees NJ
Spa 500
Little Silver NJ
800 West Salon & Spa
Marlton NJ
Sea View Resort and Spa
Galloway NJ
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
Atlantic City NJ
The Spa at Trump Plaza
Atlantic City NJ
The Pampered Spirit
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Hands to You Massage Therapy
Atlantic City Area
In Essence Face & Body Care
Maple Shade NJ
MYSHA DAY SPA
Ocean NJ
Freedom Surf & Day Spa
Ship Bottom NJ
Tropical Escape Day Spa
Voorhees NJ
Senseabilities Day Spa
Manasquan NJ
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VISIT
AN
AQUARIUM
NY Aquarium
602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Tel: (718) 265-FISH
Admission: $13.00/adult
Oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States, having
opened in Castle Garden in Battery Park, Manhattan in 1896. Since
1957, it has been located on the boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Atlantic City Aquarium
800 North New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 348-2880
Admission: $8.00/adult
Features “Dive and Dine” with the aquarium’s diver in the 25,000
gallon “Fish of the Mid-Atlantic” tank; Shark & Ray Touch tank, and
exhibits on fish, turtles and other marine life.
NJ Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ
Tel: (856) 365-3300
Admission: $22.95/adult
Come explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippopotamuses,
free-flying birds and sea life from around the world. Features a 4-D
theater. Meet Liberty the penguin, their newest addition to the
family! Come experience Sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, seals, birds and much more.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 New York 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Tel: (516) 692-6768
Admission: $6.00/adult
The Hatchery is a fun place for your family to spend an afternoon
together. Visitors can tour our two aquarium buildings and eight
outdoor ponds, feed the hungry trout, and try our “Catch & Keep” fishing. Special events,
such as Herp Day and Turtle Hatch Day, offer the public an opportunity to learn more about
the creatures that inhabit New York State’s natural environment.
Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration
55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT
Tel: (860) 572-5955
Admission: $26.00/adult
Aquarium and oceanography institute in Mystic, Connecticut. The
Aquarium is one of only four U.S. facilities nation where people can
see Steller sea lions and has one of the largest outdoor Beluga Whale exhibits in the United
States. It is also among the first aquariums to attempt artificial insemination on a Beluga
Whale. Some other exhibits include a ray touch pool, a penguin exhibit, and a bat cave.
Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT
Tel: (203) 852-0700
Admission: $12.95/adult (packages at premium)
Features seals, river otters, steely sharks, jellyfish, loggerhead
turtles, and hundreds of other animals living in re-creations of their
natural Long Island Sound habitats. There are two touch tanks that
feature smooth stingrays, crabs, sea stars and other coastal creatures. The aquarium also
has an IMAX Theater. The aquarium also features educational programs, year-round study
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cruises on its 40-foot (12 m) trawler, Research Vessel Oceanic, special exhibits, and fun 3-D
simulator/adventure rides.
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GREAT MUSEUM
New Jersey:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
Tel: (201)200-1000
Admission: $15.75/adult (packages at premium)
Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center
located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. The center, which first opened in
1993 as New Jersey's first major state science museum, has science exhibits, the largest
IMAX Dome theater in the United States, numerous educational resources, and the original
Hoberman sphere, a silver, computer-driven engineering artwork designed by Chuck
Hoberman. Includes exhibits on energy, skyscrapers, wildlife, anatomy and more.
Philadelphia:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Tel: (215) 684-7965
Admission: $16/adult
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the
United States. It features 15-20 special exhibits this year and includes a café and sculpture
garden.
Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St., Philadelphia, PA
Tel: (215) 448-1200
Admission: $15.50/adult (packages at premium)
one of the oldest centers of science education and development in the
United States, dating to 1824. The Institute also houses the Benjamin Franklin National
Memorial. Among other exhibits, The Science Museum holds the largest collection of
artifacts from the Wright brothers' workshop.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
Tel: (215) 972-7600
Admission: $10.00/adult
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a museum and art school in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1805 and is the oldest art museum and school
in the United States. The academy's museum is internationally known for its collections of
19th and 20th century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives
house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training.
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Tel: (215) 299-1000
Admission: $12.00/adult
The Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest natural science research
institution and museum in the New World. Founded in 1812, the Academy has sponsored
expeditions, conducted original environmental and systematics research, and amassed
natural history collections containing more than 17 million specimens. The Academy also
has a long tradition of public exhibits and educational programs.
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA
Tel: (215) 898-4000
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Admission: $10.00/adult
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, commonly called
The University Museum, is an archaeology and anthropology museum that is part of the
University of Pennsylvania in University City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The museum
features collections on China, Egypt, iraq and Mesoamerica.
New York:
American Museum of Natural History
79 Street And Central Park West, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 769-5100
Admission: $16.00/adult
The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on
the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States, is one of the largest and
most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from
Central Park, the Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent
exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. The collections contain over
32 million specimens, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”)
1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 535-7710
Admission: $20.00/adult
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known colloquially as The Met, is an art
museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known
as Museum Mile in New York City, USA. Its permanent collection contains more than two
million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often
referred to simply as "the Met", is one of the world's largest art galleries; there is also a
much smaller second location in Upper Manhattan, at "The Cloisters", which features
medieval art. Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical
antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters,
and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive
holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to
encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique
weapons and armor from around the world. A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st
century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met's
galleries
Museum of Modern Art (“MoMA”)
11 W. 53rd St., New York, NY
Tel: (212) 767-1050
Admission: $20/adult
The Museum of Modern Art (stylized MoMA) is an art museum located in
Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, on 53rd Street,
between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been singularly important in developing and
collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern
art in the world.[1] The museum's collection offers an unparalleled overview in modern and
contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture,
photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media. MoMA
also houses an award-winning fine dining restaurant, The Modern, run by Alsace-born chef
Gabriel Kreuther.
Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave., New York, NY
Tel: (212) 423-3500
Admission: $18.00
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as "The Guggenheim") is a wellknown museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, United
States. It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, PostImpressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions
throughout the year. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is one of the 20th century's most
important architectural landmarks.
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Whitney Museum of American Art (“The Whitney”)
945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 570-3600
Admission: $18.00/adult
The Whitney Museum of American Art, often referred to simply as "the
Whitney", is an art museum with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century
American art. Located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street in New York
City, the Whitney's permanent collection contains more than 18,000 works
in a wide variety of media. The Whitney places a particular emphasis on exhibiting the work
of living artists for its collection as well as maintaining an extensive permanent collection
containing many important pieces from the first half of the last century. The museum's
Annual and Biennial exhibitions have long been a venue for younger and less well-known
artists whose work is showcased by the museum.
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 288-0700
Admission: $18.00/adult
Housing some of NY City’s most beloved cultural treasures, The Frick is one
of the preeminent small art museums in the United States, with a very high-quality
collection of old master paintings and fine furniture housed in 6 galleries within the formerly
occupied residential mansion. The paintings in many galleries are still arranged according to
Frick's design, although additional works have been bought by the Frick Collection over the
years in a manner deemed to correspond with the aesthetic of the collection.
The collection features some of the best-known paintings by major European artists, as well
as numerous works of sculpture and porcelain. It also has 18th century French furniture,
Limoges enamel, and Oriental rugs. The Frick also oversees the Frick Art Reference Library.
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 245-0072
Admission: $24/adult
An awesome Battleship museum, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a
military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It
is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases
the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST
and a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane. The museum serves as a hub for the
annual Fleet Week events. Visiting warships dock at the cruise ship terminals to the north,
and events are held on the museum grounds and the deck of the Intrepid.
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St., New York, NY
Tel: (212) 748.8786
Admission: $15/adult
The Museum houses exhibition galleries, a working 19th-century print shop,
an archaeology center, a maritime library, a craft center, a marine life conservation lab, and
the largest privately-owned fleet of historic ships in the country. In addition to an array of
permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Museum provides curriculum-based educational,
youth, social service, family and public programs that bring the history and culture of the
seaport to life. These programs interpret maritime history (navigation, trade, immigration
and communication) and/or focus on the natural environment and the sea (ecology,
oceanography, astronomy and physics). Programs are delivered in such venues as 19thcentury schooners, exhibition galleries and hundreds of public classrooms throughout the
five boroughs.
National Museum of the American Indian: George Gustav Heye
Center
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1 Bowling Grn # 1, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 514-3767
Admission: Free
Opened in October 1994, the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the
American Indian, at the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan,
serves as the National Museum of the American Indian's exhibition and education facility in
New York City. Permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as a range of public programs
—including music and dance performances, films, and symposia—explore the diversity of
the Native people of the Americas and the strength and continuity of their cultures from the
earliest times to the present.
Ellis Island Museum
Accessible via ferry only (departs from Bowling Green)
Tel: (212) 363-3200
Admission: $16/adult (includes ferry transport and museum access)
The museum is located in the Main Building of the former immigration station complex and
tells the moving tales of the 12 million immigrants who entered America through the golden
door of Ellis Island. Today, the descendants of those immigrants account for almost half of
the American people. The 45-minute audio tour, available in nine languages, invites visitors
to relive the immigrant experience as if they were the "new arrival" and is ideal for
individuals with limited time. Additional tour options describe exhibits in more detail via indepth interviews with historians, architects and archaeologists. A special children’s tour is
narrated by “Marty the Muskrat” and is offered in five languages. Highlights of the museum
include: The museum’s self-guided exhibits chronicle Ellis Island's role in immigration history
and include artifacts, photographs, prints, videos, interactive displays, oral histories, and
temporary exhibits; The American Family Immigration History Center®; The American
Immigrant Wall of Honor®; Ellis Island Living Theater; and the Award-winning film
documentary "Island of Hope, Island of Tears".
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Eastern State Pennitentary
2124 Fairmount Avenue, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-236-5111
Ghost Tours of Philadelphia
5th and Chestnut Streets, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-413-1997
Liberty Bell
6th Street b/w Market & Chestnut Sts,
Phil., PA
Tel: 215-597-8974
Penn's Landing
Del. River from Market St. to Lombard St.,
Phil., PA
Tel: 215-922-2386
IN
HISTORIC PHILLY
215-574-0560
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-243-1100
Ride the Ducks
6th and Market Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 877-887-8225 | 215-351-9989
Philadelphia Bike and Moped Tours
7th and Ranstead Sts, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-334-0790
Please Touch Museum
210 North 21st Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-963-0667
South Street
Length of South Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-413-3713
Franklin Institute Science museum
222 North 20th Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-448-1200
Old City Arts District
Box 111, 9 North 4rd Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-440-7000
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
Free!
222 North 20th Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-448-1200
Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch Sts. Phil., PA
Tel: 215-922-2317
Independence National Park
143 South 3rd Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-597-8974
Independence Hall
Chestnut Street b/w 5th and 6th Sts, Phil.,
PA
Tel: 215-597-8974
Italian Market
9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tel: 215-334-6008
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
532 North 7th St, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-597-8780
Bartram's Gardens
54th & Linden Blvd. Phil., PA
Tel: 215-729-5281
Elfreths Alley
2nd St between Arch and Race Sts. Phil.,
PA
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
530-32 N 7th St. Phil., PA
Tel: 215-597-8780
Fairmount Park
4231 North Concourse Dr. Phil., PA
Tel: 215-685-0000
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church
916 S Swanson St. Phil., PA
Tel: 215-389-1513
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National
Memorial
301 Pine St, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-597-9618
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Rte 23 and Gulph Rd. Valley Forge, PA
Tel: 610-783-1077
Deshler Morris House
5442 Germantown Ave. Phil., PA
Tel: 215-596-1748
Hopewell Furnace National Historic
Site
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2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA
610-582-8773
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Please Touch Museum
210 North 21st Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-963-0667
Franklin Institute Science museum
222 North 20th Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-448-1200
Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Phil.,
PA
Tel: 215-763-8100
Mutter Museum
19 South 22nd Street, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-563-3737
University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology & Anthropology
3260 South Street Phil., PA
Tel: 215-898-4000
Acedemy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Phil., PA
Tel: 215-299-1000
The African American Museum in
Philadelphia
701 Arch St. Phil., PA
Tel: 215-574-0380
American Sweedish Historical
Museum
1900 Pattison Ave. South, Phil., PA
Tel: 215-389-1776.
Abington Art Center
15 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA
Tel: 215-887-4882
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A
DAY
IN A
NJ TOWN/VILLAGE
Princeton, NJ
Princeton is a Historical Town filled with culture. It is the home, to the
world famous, beautiful Princeton University. Princeton has some fine
shops and restaurants at Palmer Square, which are located in the
heart of downtown Princeton. Check out the Princeton website and
plan to spend a day or a whole weekend in this beautiful city.
Start your day wandering around Palmer square, and have lunch at the Alchemist and
Barrister located in Palmer Square. Visit The Princeton Art Museum A free attraction located
on the University Campus. Right next door is McCormick Hall, where you can see an
extensive collection of European painting and sculpture from the Middle Ages to the 20th
century, as well as of American art from the Colonial period to the contemporary era. Then
you can go across the street and browse the famous Princeton Record exchange which
boasts thousands of used Lp's and Cd's. Knock back a few at the Triumph Brewing Co and
sleep it off at the historic Nassau Inn. A beautiful hotel used as a meeting place since 1756.
Other cool area attractions are Drumthwacket and Morven Museum and Gardens. See our
complete two day Romantic Itinerary of Princeton New Jersey
Frenchtown, NJ
Frenchtown is one of Hunterdon Countys best kept secrets.
Frenchtown is a small, quaint, charming town nestled on the
Delaware River. A great place to unwind for a day or the whole
weekend. You'll find restaurants shops, antiques, clothing and crafts even the most charming little book store you've even been to Check
out the Frenchtown website for more info.
Just wandering about downtown on Bridge street and browsing the quaint shops will relieve
some big city stress. Enjoy outdoor dining throughout Frenchtown - On the Porch at Lila's, at
the National Hotel, at Bucks Cafe, Cochina del Sol, The Bridge Cafe or The Frenchtown Inn.
Find the best places to eat and more at FrenchtownNJ.org. In the summer you can Tube
down the river right from Frenchtown. Also pay a Visit to Little Nishisackawick Creek. For
lodging may we recommend the Widow McCrea House. There are way to many quaint places
to stay to list here, so to find some lovely Bed and Breakfasts in New Hope and in all of
nearby Bucks county visit this Website. This will give you a good start to finding some really
nice Bed and Breakfasts in the area.
Villages in New Jersey
Historic Batsto Village
Wharton State Forest RD #9 Batsto Hammonton NJ
Tel: (609) 561-3262
Batsto, once a 19th-century ironworks and glassmaking industrial
center, is now a museum village consisting of 33 historic buildings
and structures. The Batsto Furnace furnished munitions for the
American Revolution and the War of 1812, and the Batsto post
Office, which was founded 140 years ago, is the longest-running post
office in the country not to have changed either its name or location.
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ
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Tel: (609) 296-8868
A real working seaport village and museum dedicated to preserving,
presenting and interpreting the rich maritime history of the New
Jersey shore. Come see the famous lighthouse. Learn about and see
artifacts about oystering. Learn how to shuck oysters and clams and
how they catch them. The the maritime library. This is a great place
with many exhibits and demonstrations. Way too many to list here.
Click on the link above and check out their information packed
website. The seaport is only open in the warmer months March 20
through December 20.
Historic Cold Springs Village
720 Rt. 9 South Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 898-2300
Visit historic Cold Springs Village in Cape May. Enjoy 25 restored historic buildings on a 22acre wooded site where costumed interpreters bring the crafts, sights, sounds, and aroma of
the Age of Homespun to life. See civil war actors, crafts and trades and much much more.
Dutch Neck Village
97 Trench Road Bridgeton, NJ
Tel: (856) 451-2188
A quaint country village with many shops. Visit the country living
museum and experience life as a farmer in the early 1900's. See the
100 year old hickory tree at the Old Hickory Arboretum as well as 3
acres of other fine plants and trees.You can spend A nice relaxing
day at this wonderful country village.
City.
Historic Smithville
Village Greene, Smithville, NJ
Tel: (609) 748-6160
Walk on cobblestone paths and return to the 1700's when you
explore the quaint historic town of Smithville located near Atlantic
Wheaton Village
1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ
Tel: (800) 998 4552
See one of many festivals or shows at The Wheaton Village in
Millville, home of the museum of American glass
Historic Speedwell Village
Morristown, NJ
Tel: (973) 285-6550
”Birthplace of the Telegraph”. Visit the Iron works, The Vail house
mansion, the S.S. Savanah and a telegraph factory among many
other things at Historic Speedwell Village.
Flemington
Great Shopping and dining in this quaint little town
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THE TOP 10 MOST ROMANTIC FINE RESTAURANTS
IN
NJ
Scalini Fedeli
North Jersey
63 Main Street Chatham, NJ 973-701-9200
Very romantic Tuscan Villa dining room with high vaulted ceilings
and antique pine floors. The restaurant was constructed inside of a
260-year-old New Jersey farmhouse. The charm, Old world Tuscan
feel and soft lighting evokes the feeling that you are in the private
house of royalty. BYOB and prepare for a very special evening.
Marcello's Ristorante
North Jersey
8 Wilsey Square, Ridgewood, NJ, 201-652-2120
A charming and unique BYOB dining experience in Ridgewood NJ
Each menu is a one-of-a-kind art collage mounted on a wooden
painter's box and handcrafted by Argentine owner Marcello
Czernizer. The dramatic interior of Marcellos makes use of faux
paintings, stone, fine fabrics, moldings and plaster. A one-of a-kind
highly romantic space artistically intriguing in every direction.
Cafe Mattise
North Jersey
167 Park Ave. Rutherford, NJ 201-935-2995
This very well may be the best restaurant in the entire state of NJ.
The service is truly amazing and the the food Exquisite.
Extraordinary to perfect. A BYOB gem located in an old firehouse
that just sizzles with romantic ambience. You will fall in love all over
again in here. A new wine shop is now located next door. The
beautiful outside garden is very romantic and is reminiscent of
Barcelona Spain.
The Frenchtown Inn
Central Jersey
7 Bridge St. Frenchtown, NJ 908-996-3300
The small town of Frenchtown surely adds to the charm of this
quaint restaurant. The simple beauty and scenic country location on
the banks of the Delaware River make make the Frenchtown Inn a
perfect venue for a remarkable dinner or a truly outstanding private
event. With unique dishes like their "Roast Sliced Pork Tenderloin
over Applewood Smoked Bacon Risotto" the night is sure to be
perfect! There is a no Jeans dress Policy.
Ivy Inn
North Jersey
268 Terrace Ave. hasbrouck Heights, NJ 201-393-7699
One of New Jerseys top 10 best restaurants. A romantic historic
stagecoach Inn. On Thursday Friday and Saturdays you can sit by
the fireplace and listen to Jazz piano while sipping on your favorite
wine. A very "romantic I-love-you-spot" in Northern NJ.
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The Ebbit room
South Jersey
25 Jackson St. Cape May, NJ 609-884-5700
Located in the historic district of Cape May in The Virginia Hotel. The
Superb Creatively prepared dishes and romantic atmosphere will
surely make this a memorable experience. This is one of the best
hotel resturants in South Jersey. They offer sweet romantic
packages.
Scarborough Fair
South Jersey
1414 Meeting House Rd. Sea Girt, NJ 732-223-6658
The storybook setting, with multileveled seating and outdoor patio,
transports you to an imaginary world of lovely respite. A very
Charming and unique spot. Scarborough Fair's enthralling
seductiveness is for all ages and is romantic and very private. Each
dining room has a matchless personality of its own.
Ombra
South Jersey
1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 866-692-6742
Without a doubt one of Atlantic City's best restaurants. Located in
the Borgata Hotel. Fabulous Italian food with one of the best wine
lists in Atlantic City. The restaurant is a relatively small but the
portions are big! Sit in a wine cellar atmoshere where all the bottles
of wine surround you. Although this place can hustle and bustle, it is
still very romantic!
Moonstruck Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Central New Jersey
517 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ, 732-988-0123
Moonstruck is one of the most romantic restaurants in Central NJ.
Moonstruck is an elegant, three-level restaurant located in Asbury
Park NJ. Moonstruck is about the experience...evoking a feeling of
just having fallen in love. When nothing else in the world matters,
except being with that special someone! Come early for a romantic
drink at the downstairs lounge and when your table is ready they'll
bring you upstairs for a dinner prepared served with love. They have
live music on Sunday nights.
Rats Restaurant
Central Jersey
16 Fairgrounds Road Hamilton, NJ 609-584-7800
If you are longing for a visit to a historic European village but don't
want travel far then you must visit Rats. You'll feel as if you have
stepped into a village reminiscent of French impressionist Claude
Monet's beloved town of Giverny. Located on the beautiful 35 acre
Grounds for sculpture. Grounds for sculpture is a lovely park which
boasts many sculptures in a variety of styles and media.
Honorable Mention for most romantic Dining in NJ
Bernards Inn - Bernardsville - Central NJ - Distintive and very Romantic!
Vine Restaurant Lounge - Basking Ridge - Central NJ - Very Modern and Hip
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Whispers - Spring Lake - Central NJ - Best unknown in Monmouth County
The Dining room at Anthony Davids - Hoboken - Northern NJ - Very romantic Italian
Stone House - Warren - Northern NJ - Very Unique and very pretty decor
Blue Bottle Cafe - Hopewell - Central NJ - Relaxed BYOB - pretty decor
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BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH SPOTS
IN
NJ
Frank Pombo's Bethwood
Totowa, NJ
Elegance suited for Royalty
Mad Batter Restaurant
Cape May, NJ
The Best Brunch in South Jersey
The Molly Pitcher Inn
Red Bank, NJ
Award winning Central NJ Brunch
The Cheesecake Factory
Edison & Hackensack, NJ
Fabulous brunch
Klein's Waterside Café
Belmar, NJ
Steak, Fish and Chicken
The Terrace at The Hilton of Short Hills
Short Hills, NJ
Excellent brunch!
Le Peep
Edison, NJ
Very reasonable Prices and great food
Cloverleaf Tavern
Caldwell, NJ
Casual Irish setting
O'Connor's Beef 'n Chowder House –
Somerset, NJ
Casual atmosphere
America
Tenafly, NJ
Fresh creative and hip
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EDITOR’S CHOICE: BEST RESTAURANTS
IN
NJ
BY
CATEGORY
BEST FRENCH
IN NJ
BEST NJ
STEAKHOUSE
Lorena's
Maplewood NJ
NORTHERN NJ
The Chophouse
Gibbsboro NJ
SOUTHERN NJ
Nicholas
MIddletown NJ
CENTRAL NJ
Scalini Fedeli
Chatham NJ
NORTHERN NJ
BEST OUTDOOR
BEST SEAFOOD
IN NJ
BEST RAW BAR
IN NJ
BEST THAI IN NJ
South City Grill
Jersey City NJ
NORTHERN NJ
The Lobster
House
Cape May NJ
SOUTHERN NJ
BEST JAPANESE
IN NJ
BEST CHINESE
IN NJ
BEST INDIAN IN
NJ
Sawa
Eatontown NJ
CENTRAL NJ
Cape Orient
Cape May NJ
SOUTHERN NJ
Raagini
Mountainside NJ
CENTRAL NJ
Chart House
Weehawkin NJ
NORTHERN NJ
BEST AMERICAN BEST ITALIAN IN
IN NJ
NJ
Teak
Red Bank NJ
CENTRAL NJ
BEST OVERALL
The Manor
West Orange NJ
NORTHERN NJ
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SPEND
A
DAY RELAXING
IN
HARRAH’S INDOOR ROOFTOP POOL
Harrah's Hotel and Casino - Rooftop Pool
777 Harrahs Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 441-5000
Housed by a spectacular glass dome, the hotel’s indoor pool
area is like a tropical oasis. A constant temperature of 82
degrees is maintained and a stunning arrangement of tropical
gardens create the perfect atmosphere for a day of swimming,
socializing, and soaking in the hot tub. The Pool area (a
172,000-square-foot complex) boasts six Jacuzzis, a dozen
cabanas and sundeck. The 25,000-square-foot pool is under a
90-foot glass dome and surrounded by one million in tropical
plants.
The Private cabanas feature plasma TVs, iPod docking stations and relaxing couches!
They have live music, "dive in" movies and other entertainment. You have to be a guest to
use the pool. Besides gaming they have awesome Nightlife and events for couples.
Pool By Day:
Monday through Saturday: 7am - 7pm
Sunday: 8am - 7pm
Step into our indoor tropical oasis. It’s 82 degrees and the water is warm 365 days a year.
What are you waiting for? Pick out your own comfy lounge chair and relax with a book or fall
asleep as the island tranquility washes over you. Craving a tropical treat? Caribbean cuisine
and refreshments await you, served by our waitresses poolside or in our bar and grill cove.
Feel your tension melt away as you soak in one of our six secluded hot tubs. For extreme
relaxation, schedule a private massage from one of our professional Elizabeth Arden Red
Door Spa masseuses. Take your experience to another level by renting one of our twelve
private poolside cabanas. Our hostesses will cater to your needs while you watch TV, listen
to music or simply take a nap.
Pool By Night:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 pm to 4:00 am
The heart-pounding atmosphere consumes you when you step through the door. Our house
and guest DJ's take "party" to the next level. Choose how you mix...and mingle. Slink up to
the bar for a drink, then hit the dance floor, or check out the balcony, where celebrities like
Carmen Electra and Kim Kardashian have been known to party. You never know who you
might bump into.
Overnight packages start at just $119 per night!
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VISIT AMISH COUNTRY
IN
LANCASTER, PA
Lancaster, PA has long been a popular vacation destination where visitors can enjoy a slower
pace. Relax & unwind to the clip-clop of horses' hooves echoing down quiet country roads.
Drive through one of our 28 covered bridges. Enjoy our beautiful scenery dotted with oneroom schools, mule teams working in the fields, and handmade clothes and quilts gently
blowing in the breeze. Learn more about things to see & do throughout Lancaster County,
PA.
Lancaster County is home to the oldest Amish settlement in the U.S. The Amish lifestyle and
culture insulates them from many of the worldly influences of our modern society. Learn
more about the Amish people and their Amish culture. On land originally deeded from
William Penn, you'll find distinctive architecture, the original eavesdropper, a 100-year old
house built in only 10 hours, and the city that was the capital of the United States for one
day.
Attractions Include:
*Check website for coupons (available for many attractions and restaurants)
American Music Theatre
2425 Lincoln Highway East (Rt. 30 across from Rockvale Outlets),
Lancaster, PA
Tel: (800)648-4102 | 717-397-7700
Where music is alive! The best live entertainment is on stage @
AMT! All year long, we host concerts by Grammy-winning musicians,
national Broadway tours, and original shows featuring a red-hot cast
of musicians, singers and dancers. Make AMT a part of your next trip to Central PA, visit
www.AMTshows.com or call the box office to find out what's on stage next!
Bird-In-Hand Farmers Market
2710 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA
Tel: (717) 393-9674
30 standholders offer delicious selections of fresh-from-the-farm
fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, jams and jellies, health
foods, fresh baked goods, candy, homemade fudge, homemade
Good 'N Plenty ice cream, canned goods, quilts and handcrafts, and
more. Plus, glassware, books, clothing outlets, and locally-made furniture. A delightful
country shopping experience!
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA
Tel: (717) 898-1900
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is a year-round theatre presenting live
musicals performed by professional performers selected from
national auditions and a live orchestra with a buffet of classic
American cuisine. Hotel and theatre packages available.
Kreider Dairy Farm Tour
1475 Lancaster Rd, Manheim, PA
Tel: (717) 665-5440 | (877) 720-1202
Our 90-minute dairy farm tour offers a high-tech view of farming
including a drive down the middle of our titanic loafing barn,
otherwise known as the Cow Palace and a bird's eye view of the
milking carousel. Filled with facts and humor, we please visitors of
all ages!
Longwood Gardens
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US Route 1, Kennett Square, PA
Tel: (610) 388-1000
Longwood Gardens is a place of unparalleled beauty, offering a new experience every day of
the year with one-of-a kind events, wonderful concerts, and delicious fine and casual cuisine.
The 1050 acres of natural woodlands, majestic gardens, opulent conservatories and dancing
fountains are open every day of the year!
Mennonite Information Center
2209 Millstream Rd. (off Rt. 30), Lancaster, PA
Tel: (717) 299-0954
We interpret Amish and Mennonite beliefs, lifestyle, and culture.
"Who are the Amish" is a multi-media program on the Amish culture.
Our Mennonite tour guides offer back country tours of Lancaster
County, including Amish and Mennonite shops and farms. Also,
home of the Biblical Tabernacle.
The National Watch & Clock Museum
514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA
Tel: (717) 684-8261
Take a tour through the history of timekeeping, from early nonmechanical devices to today's atomic and radio controlled clocks.
With over 12,000 items in its collection, this museum is the largest
and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.
Rainbow Dinner Theatre
Route 30 East, Box 56, Paradise, PA
Tel: (800) 292-4301
All Comedy, All the Time! Fine dining and critically acclaimed shows.
When was the last time you had a good laugh? America's only all
comedy dinner theatre!
Aboard!
Strasburg Rail Road
Route 741, Strasburg, PA (GPS: 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA)
Tel: (717) 687-7522
Welcome To Our Paradise. Take a 45-minute ride aboard America's
oldest
short-line railroad. Enjoy authentic trains and railroaders, shops,
dining and other fun extras at the historic East Strasburg Station. All
AAA BUGGY RIDES
Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt 340), Intercourse, PA
Tel: (717) 989-2829
Our friendly drivers will enlighten and entertain you with facinating stories and
information about the Amish lifestyle. Choose from any of our famous horse and
buggy tours: The Ultimate Four Mile Country Buggy Ride, The Five Mile Covered
Bridge Ride, The Over Three Mile All Country Ride and more!
Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides
Plain & Fancy Farm, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-inHand, PA
Tel: (717) 768-8828
Lancaster's only ride through real working non-commercial Amish
farms. Visit a real Amish home. Start your ride through our covered
bridge, rain or shine. 4-mile tour with Amish guides. Family owned.
Open all year. Longer rides available. Group and bus tours
welcome. See you!
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Amish Farm & House
2395 Lincoln Highway East (U.S. Route 30), Lancaster, PA
Tel: (717) 394-6185
Learn about the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County on a guided
house tour. Explore the 25-acre working farm, investigate the barns
and see the farm animals. Amish buggy rides and playground
available. Open daily year round.
The Amish Village
Route 896, Strasburg, PA (GPS directions: 199 Hartman Bridge
Road, Ronks PA)
Tel: (717) 687-8511
Located on 10 acres of beautiful PA Dutch countryside is The Amish
Village. A unique blend of Amish history, farmland fun and local
flavor. The Amish Village is a must-see stop on your adventure
through the Lancaster area and the PA Dutch Countryside.
Buck Motorsports Park
900 Lancaster Pike, Willow Street, PA
Tel: (717) 859-4244
Powersports - for today's supercharged family! In our 31st year -presenting the best motorsports entertainment at affordable family
prices. Championship truck and tracor pulling, monster truck shows,
mud bog events, demolition derbies, fireworks, tuff truck
competitions, and more!
Concerts at American Music Theatre
2425 Lincoln Highway East, (Rt. 30 across from Rockvale Outlets),
Lancaster, PA
Tel: (800) 648-4102 | 717-397-7700
AMT is where music is alive! Don't miss the biggest concerts,
Broadway tours and original shows live on stage year round.
Day Out with Thomas™ At Strasburg Railroad
Route 741, Strasburg, PA (GPS: 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA)
Tel: (717) 687-8421
Take a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, rolling into
Strasburg three times each year. In addition to a ride on the largerthan-life coal-burning steam train, enjoy a variety of activities for
the entire family. Advance purchase is recommended.
Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park®
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt. 30), Lancaster, PA
Tel: (866) FUNatDW
A Kingdom for Kids! 48-acre amusement park with over 30 rides,
Duke’s Lagoon interactive water play area, and live shows including
The Adventure of the Frog Prince high dive. Open daily Memorial
Day - Labor Day. Free parking.
Farmland Fun
429 Strasburg Rd., Paradise, PA
Tel: (717) 687-7353 | 1-888-321-8119
Experience life on a real working dairy farm. This educational tour
for adults & children includes interaction with a variety of farm
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animals and optional activities like hand milking a cow, bottle feeding a calf, and a wagon
ride. Try the many hands on activities as a Farmer's Apprentice.
Herr's Snack Factory Tour™
271 Old Baltimore Pike, Nottingham, PA
Tel: (800) 63-SNACK
Enjoy Herr's FREE Snack Factory Tour. Sample tasty snacks, fresh
and warm from our cookers. With guided tours, gift shop, Chipper's
Café, video and more, Herr's offers lots of fun! It's a day trip of free,
educational fun you'll remember for a lifetime.
Intercourse Pretzel Factory
3614 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA
Tel: (717) 768-3432
Learn how to twist a pretzel with us on our free factory tour. Enjoy
our plain, herb, cheese and brown butter hard pretzels. Soft pretzels
are made daily. We also offer an array of regional pretzels. Tour
hours and store hours are listed on our web site.
Sturgis family.
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
219 E. Main Street, Lititz, PA
Tel: (717) 626-4354
Tour America's First Commercial Pretzel Bakery and get a hands-on
lesson in pretzel twisting. See the original brick ovens built in 1861
and learn about the long history of pretzel baking. Taste our fresh
hot soft pretzels and unique flavors of hard pretzels baked by the
Kitchen Kettle Village
Route 340, Intercourse, PA
Tel: (800) 732-3538
Stroll through a Village of 42 shops, restaurants & lodging built
around our "world famous" canning kitchen. Sample freshly made
pepper jam, watch us quilt, see fudge being made and listen as
Banjo Jimmy plays a folk tune. Open Monday - Saturday 9-6 (Nov. -
April 9-5).
Lancaster Archery Supply
2195-A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA
Tel: (800) 829-7408 | (717) 394-7229
Check out USA's Largest Archery-Only Pro Shop and Distributor.
Discount prices on all your archery needs or shoot on our indoor
ranges. Take lessons from the pros or shoot our Techno-Hunt Virtual
Hunting Simulator. There's over 34,000 sq.ft. of Everything in
Archery. Visit www.LancasterArchery.com for store hours.
Laserdome Entertainment Center
2050 Auction Rd., along Rt. 283 at the Rt. 230 Mt. Joy exit,
Manheim, PA
Tel: (717) 492-0002
Laser tag, laser light shows, and the county's largest arcade - all
part of the hi-tech fun at Laserdome. Our games are fun for
everyone in your family ages 6 and up. Open late so you can play
longer! Open Tuesday - Sunday.
The Li'l Country Store And Miniature Horse Farm
264 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA
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Tel: (717) 687-8237
Stop in and say Hello to the miniature horses at our Old Order Amish farm just outside
Strasburg. They are gentle, friendly, and waiting to be petted. Saddle rides and cart rides
are available. Our Li'l Country Store features many Amish hand-crafted products, including
framed prints, quillows, birdhouses, and food products.
The National Toy Train Museum
P.O. Box 300, Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA
Tel: (717) 687-8976
An extensive collection of toy trains from the mid-1800's to the
present day. Five operating interactive train layouts, continuous toy
train videos, research library, and a gift shop. Located close to many
other railroad attractions and Amish farmlands.
Village Greens Miniature Golf
1444 Village Road (Route 741), Strasburg, PA
Tel: (717) 687-6933
Challenging golf amid the natural beauty of wooded hillside gardens
intertwined with dramatic waterways. Traditional challenges plus
natural obstacles. Two courses cover 13 acres in a beautiful wooded
setting. The foliage changes with the season. Not a typical miniature
golf course! Afterward, enjoy old-fashioned milk shakes, hand-dipped ice cream,
sandwiches.
Wonderland Mini-Golf
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt. 30), Lancaster, PA
Tel: (717) 393-3679
Experience the challenge and fun of 18 holes of miniature golf! Whether
you're an amateur or an expert on the greens, the whole family will enjoy
an ice cream sundae at Par 3 Cafe' afterwards! Special rates for groups of
10 or more, and children 3 and under play FREE!
Dining in Lancaster County
Lancaster County has a reputation for food. Delicious Family Style Dining , All-You-Can-Eat
Smorgasbords, as well as Fine Dining and Family Restaurants.
Family-Style Dining:
Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant
3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), one mile east of Bird-in-Hand, PA
Tel: 717-768-4400
Dig into our made-from-scratch golden fried chicken, baked ham, real mashed potatoes,
chicken pot pie, bakery fresh shoofly pie and much more. Or, select from our new ala
carte lunch and dinner menus, featuring everything from salads and charbroiled burgers
to turkey dinners with all the fixin's.
Good 'N Plenty Restaurant
Rt. 896, Smoketown, PA
Tel: 717-394-7111
Delicious, authentic Pennsylvania Dutch country cooking.
Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant
3716A E. Newport Rd. (Route 772), Gordonville, PA (¼ mile east of Intercourse)
Tel: 717-768-8156
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All-You-Can-Eat Smorgasbords:
Bird-In-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA
Tel: 717-768-1500
Good food has been a tradition with the Smucker family since our great grandparents
first moved to Bird-in-Hand at the turn of the century. We invite you to enjoy our local,
farm fresh foods and traditional Lancaster County recipes perfected by our family over
the past 35 years.
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Rt. 896, Strasburg (GPS: 240 Hartman Bridge Rd., Ronks, PA)
Tel: 717-687-8635 | 800-827-8635
Experience delicious PA Dutch favorites alongside modern flavors on the Grand
Smorgasbord featuring homemade soups, gourmet breads, freshly carved meats,
scrumptious side dishes, bakery fresh desserts and more! A Full Breakfast Smorgasbord,
Family Style Dining, and menu options are also available. Onsite Bakery, Boutiques, Inn,
and Farm Animals. AAA recommended.
Miller's Smorgasbord
2811 Lincoln Highway East (Rt. 30), Ronks, PA
Tel: 717-687-6621
Celebrating our 75th Year. Lancaster's original smorgasbord, featuring American
favorites as well as our own distinctive Lancaster County Heritage dishes, including
chilled steamed shrimp, carved top sirloin, turkey and ham, chicken pot pie, bakery fresh
desserts and more. Reservations and walk-ins welcomed. Dinner served 7 days from 12
noon. AAA recommended.
Willow Tree Restaurant & Smorgasbord
Willow Valley Inn & Suites, 2416 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA
Tel: 717-464-2716
Lancaster's best smorgasbords and Sunday brunch, featuring old-fashioned PA Dutch
recipes, a variety of fine chef specialties and desserts baked fresh in the on-site Willow
Valley Bakery.
Arthur's Terrace Restaurant
Best Western Premier Eden Resort & Suites, 222 Eden Rd., Lancaster, PA
Tel: 717-569-6444
Breakfast buffet, weekday lunch buffet, Thurs-Sat dinner buffet.
Eden Champagne Sunday Brunch
Best Western Premier Eden Resort & Suites,222 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA
Tel: 717-569-6444
Voted Lancaster's Best Brunch (Lancaster County Magazine)
The Family Cupboard Restaurant & Buffet.
3029 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA
Tel: 717-768-4510
Delicious Amish and Mennonite home cooking
Shady Maple Smorgasbord
129 Toddy Drive (7 miles East of Ephrata off Rt. 322), East Earl, PA
Tel: 717-354-8222
Largest smorgasbord in Lancaster County
Yoder's Restaurant & Buffet
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14 South Tower Road, New Holland, PA
Tel: 717-354-4748
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GO DOWN TO THE SHORE
Top 15 Beach Towns in NJ
1. Cape May
New Jerseys premiere vacation spot. Cape May has it all. The romantic bed and breakfasts
and romantic dining are just the beginning at this wonderful resort getaway town. Best for
lovers and honeymooners. A visit to the lovely Victorian town of Cape May will not soon be
forgotten. Cape May has some of the best dining establishments in all of New Jersey. Cape
May gets the easy nod here for the "Most romantic relaxing Couples getaway and best
seafood in a NJ Shore Town"
Recommended Day trip ideas for Cape May
If you have never been to Cape May then you must go so you can take a tour of the
beautiful streets to view all the beautiful Victorian homes and Bed & Breakfasts. The
Washington Street Mall consists of really cool tiny shops lined on an awesome cobblestone
street. You can also take a Whale & Dolphin Cruise and see the magnificent mammals up
close! A horse drawn carriage ride right before a nightcap is always romantic. Don't forget to
climb to the top of the Historic Cape May Lighthouse with your honey. For more adventure,
you can go Parasailing in Cape May at East Coast Parasail!
2. Ocean City
Ocean City has a lot more to offer than most people think. It has been named as America's
greatest family resort. Ocean City offers eight miles of beautiful beaches and on them you
can find great restaurants, museums and a two mile boardwalk. Ocean City is the #1
getaway shore town for Families.
Recommended Day trip ideas for Ocean City
Of course you can kick back on the beach and boardwalk in the summer. But there is plenty
to do off season also. Visit the Ocean City Arts Center and the Ocean City Historical Museum.
Check out the schedule of the Ocean City POPS Orchestra. If you have kids and want to
getaway to a great NJ Shore spot, then Ocean City is just the place to go. Besides the 10 or
so wonderful parks for the kids, including one of the more famous Amusement parks Gillian's
Wonderland Pier, they can also enjoy Congo Falls Golf or Pirate Island golf. Water sports are
also abundant in Ocean City. The Duke-o-fluke offers fishing geared towards kids, and
Waverunner rentals at Wet and Wild LLC. are sure to please almost any child! Rent a really
cool Surf Buggy! Don't forget the famous Pirate adventure!
For the freshest seafood, try the Island Grill. For the best world famous pizza and Italian
specialties down the entire NJ shore, be sure to visit Voltaco's! For other great dining
recommendations and to find many more things to do click Here.
3. Ocean Grove
Beautiful and ever elegant Ocean Grove is a shore town in New Jersey where time has taken
a vacation and just appears to stand still. Experience the wonder of their tree-lined
thoroughfares, historic architecture and gracious townsfolk. Ocean Grove is our pick for the
best getaway shore town for mature couples.
Recommended Day trip ideas for Ocean Grove
Ocean Grove has the largest collection of Victorian architecture in New Jersey and every
street is a dramatic testament to the beauty and style of the Victorian age. Take one of the
many Historic House Tours, sponsored by the Historical Society of Ocean Grove. Tours leave
from the small museum on Pittman Ave. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
May-September. Visit the Beersheba Well, the first well struck in Ocean Grove, and Thornley
Chapel, which has fun activities for the kids. Find a day full of quaint shopping along Main
Avenue. You also must see The Great Auditorium. A 7,000 seat auditorium, along Auditorium
Parkway, is a truly site to behold. Check out their upcoming Saturday night concerts. Don't
forget Ocean Grove is a beach resort so bring your bathing suit. Trolly tours and surf fishing
are also available.
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4. Point Pleasant
Point Pleasant has a great boardwalk with many fun attractions and rides for the kids. The
bar scene is one of the best out of all the NJ shore towns. There are also a lot of very nice
small eateries and restaurants on the boardwalk and in the area. All types of cool
sportfishing party and charter boats are close by. Because of Point Pleasant's clean beaches,
great cultural activities, cool restaurants, and diverse nightlife, we are picking it as the "Best
overall NJ shore getaway!"
Day trip ideas for Point Pleasant
Take a Tour on the River Belle, a replica Mississippi riverboat. The River Belle also offers
dinner, twilight, and starlight cruises with DJ and dancing as well. Hit up Martell's Tiki Bar or
Jenkinsons Pavillion Restaurant & bar. The best open party boat fishing is on the Norma K
III, (the only boat that we use!). Go on one of the most unique and unforgettable adventures
in all of NJ and sail with the Jersey Shore Pirates for swashbuckling fun (located just minutes
from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk!) See Fireworks for free every Thursday night during the
summer on the Boardwalk. Have Capt. John from Coast Wide Charteres give you a short
evening cruise during the fireworks! See our page about the Point Pleasant Beach
Boardwalk!
For the freshest and best seafood we've had down the shore, try the Shipwreck Grill in
nearby Brielle NJ. The Shipwreck is the best bet for dinner if your visiting Point Pleasant.
5. Wildwood
Family fun galore for the adults and kids and party time for the younger crowd. There is so
much to do in the Wildwoods that you need a whole month of vacationing time to really see
and do everything. Great getaway in NJ for Families with Kids. Wildwood NJ gets our choice
for the Wildest Adventure - Biggest Boardwalk for kids down the NJ Shore.
Day trip ideas for Wildwood
I must admit that Wildwood isn't for everyone....but if you have kids, this IS one of the best
beach resorts in all of NJ to go to! Stretch your legs and take a stroll on the historic
Wildwood Boardwalk. It is like Kid heaven! The boardwalk is a great place to visit in the
evening as it has that Mardi Gras feel every night as the lights flash and the bells ring! There
are several piers with exciting rides for all ages including the world famous Morey's
Amusement piers! There are also three amazing water parks including Splash Zone
Waterpark that are fun for all ages. Take a deep sea fishing cruise or a Whale watching
cruise. Kids will also love the abundant arcades, miniature golf and go carts. For the more
adventurous, try your hand at Parasailing! Visit Mocean Waverunner and go Jet Skiing in
over 3 miles of safe open area! Another great choice for wide open Jet Skiing is Wildwood Jet
Ski. Also be sure to visit the Green Street Market!
6. Atlantic City NJ
Atlantic City is "Always turned on"! Besides the obvious Casinos, there is so much to do in
the greater Atlantic city area from golfing to theater. Better restaurants and night life than
you might think as well. Our pick for the top "Fun Romantic couples getaway" down the New
Jersey Shore.
Great Day trip ideas for Atlantic City
Atlantic City Historical Museum is a nice free museum to visit. Climb to the top of NJ's tallest
lighthouse,-The Absecon Lighthouse. Visit the Atlantic City Aquarium. Visit the world famous
Lucy the Elephant museum. Take a day trip to the Historic Town of Smithville. Relax on a
morning or evening Atlantic City Cruise. Also home to the famous Atlantic City casinos!
7. Long Beach Island
Long Beach Island is an 18-mile long Barrier Island. LBI is a great place to visit and an
absolute great place to stay. There are over 20 beaches on LBI but Beach Haven and
Barnegat Light are two top destinations offering many great attractions including the
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famous Barnegat Lighthouse. If your considering a weekend getaway or vacation for the
entire family, we choose Long Beach Island as our "Perfect NJ Shore family getaway"
Recommended Day trip ideas for LBI
LBI is only a quarter mile wide, so visitors are close to both the sea and the bay. Only one
town on the island has amusement areas - Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven,
and Thundering Surf Water Park also in Beach Haven. There is no boardwalk on LBI, but
Long Beach Island does boast some of the most natural unspoiled beautiful beaches on all of
the Eastern Seaboard, as well as hundreds of awesome boutiques and fine restaurants.
Route 72 Waverunner offers Kayak rentals and waverummer rentals! Planning a LBI Fishing
trip has never been easier on Fish the Dropoff. Also see upcoming events and Exibits at the
LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.
8. Seaside Heights
Maybe one of the most famous boardwalks of them all. The night life is awesome and the
culturally historic seedy ambiance is unmatched by any other shore destination in the world.
Our choice for the best seediest (seedy in a good way!) and classic old time ambience
getaway down the NJ shore.
Day trip ideas for Seaside Heights
For a classic seedy NJ shore town feel, nothing comes close to Seaside Heights NJ. The
Seaside Heights Boardwalk is filled with old-style amusements, arcades and rides. The late
night Aroma from the pizza shops and sausage stands, brings back many a memory for NJ
natives. Beaches are free Wednesdays and Thursdays in season and of course they are free
everyday off-season. There are countless great dive bars along the boardwalk. Don't miss
the Bamboo Bar with it's awesome outdoor deck. Also visit Klee's Bar & Grill, a great little
Irish bar with very good pub fare. For more adventurous action, rent a waverunner in the
early afternoon and go fishing later on at the Casino fishing pier. The pier is open from 6AM
to 12PM and rents everything you need to go fishing. Funtown Pier and Casino pier are filled
with dozens of fun Attractions and Rides. Casino pier is also home to Breakwater beach
Waterpark. Seaside Heights is a great getaway town in NJ for the entire family regardless of
age.
9. Belmar New Jersey
One of the Northeast's premier resort communities, providing big time attractions, great
bars, numerous recreation facilities and exceptional special events. Belmar's beaches
stretch for more than a mile, and are among the finest and most popular along New Jersey's
entire coast. Their non- commercial Boardwalk is a wonderful place to walk, jog or peoplewatch. Because of the great nightlife for the more party oriented couples. Belmar gets the
nod here for "Best NJ shore town for the younger party crowd - best NJ nightlife getaway"
Recommended Day trip ideas for Belmar
If you want to party it up down the NJ Shore you have come to the right town! Belmar is
home to some of the best party spots on the entire East Coast,- The famous Belmar
nightclub Bar A offers live bands, dance music and open mic nights. This is probably the best
bar in all of NJ on Tuesday Nights for the younger generation. Other cool party spots include
D’jais Oceanview Bar & Cafe, Boathouse bar & grill, Brandl restaurant, Casa Solar, Connolly
Station, Matisse restaurant, and the list goes on and on! Come down to Belmar and check it
out for yourself.
10. Stone Harbor NJ
During your stay in Stone Harbor, you will be impressed with it's small town charm, quaint
shopping district, and the area’s exceptional restaurants. It’s a town you’ll tell your friends
about. Bordered on the East by the Atlantic Ocean and on the West by the Intercoastal
Waterway, Stone Harbor offers wonderful opportunities for family vacation fun too. There
are many things to do in Stone Harbor Beach NJ. Our pick for the top quiet relaxing shore
town getaway!
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Day trip ideas for Stone Harbor
Harbor Outfitters offers some really cool Ocean Boating Adventures. They have the largest
selection of kayaks in the South Jersey area. Come rent a Kayak or surfboard, or take
a Guided Eco-tour with the Family. Harbor Outfitters is located on 354 96th St. Stone
Harbor NJ609-368-5501. Be sure to visit the famous Wetlands institute which is a Natural
place for fun learning.
11. Avon by the sea
Avon-by-the-Sea is a four-season, seaside, Victorian community located on the Atlantic
Ocean - just 60 miles from New York City and Philadelphia. If you love the quiet open sea,
coupled with a secluded quiet shore town, then Avon-by-the-Sea is the place for you and
your loved one.
12. Sunset Beach
Find Cape may diamonds and see the famous sunken ship Atlantis in this great little resort
town. Quiet, romantic and the only place on the East coast to see a fully unobstructed
sunset.
13. Sea Isle City
'The Sea and Sand Family Vacationland.' Sea Isle City has five miles of clean uncrowded
beaches surrounded by the sea and immense natural beauty. The small island offers endless
opportunities year round for you and your family to enjoy a getaway. Great uncrowded,
unknown beach in NJ.
14. Avalon NJ
The Washingtonian magazine voted Avalon Beach the safest beach in NJ out of 30 beaches
visited for swimming! The magazine also called it "the best beach in New Jersey", with its
gentle surf, natural dunes, a wide beach, and good life guards. It even has a small and well
maintained boardwalk. Beach Tags are available and can be purchased in the booth outside
of Community Hall Friday - Sunday or at the beach by one of their friendly attendants. Very
quiet beach town. Please call 609-967-3066 for more beach information.
15. Sea Girt NJ
With one mile of white sandy beaches and an old fashioned boardwalk, Sea Girt is one of
New Jersey's nicest most relaxing beaches. Designated beaches are available for bathing,
fishing, surfing and of course sun bathing. A walk on the boardwalk offers a panoramic view
of the Atlantic Ocean. The Boardwalk starts at the foot of the Historic Lighthouse and runs to
the South end of town. Great food and nightlife too for such a quiet little town. The younger
crowd can hit up Edgars pub for some fun and dancing. Rod's Olde Irish Tavern is a great Old
Fashioned turn of the century Saloon, perfect for singles, couples or families. Great overall
relaxing beach town.
Honorable Mention: Long Branch
Often forgotten, Long Branch has recently undergone a massive makeover with all-new
restaurants, clubs and leisure locations. A lively beach with a great variety of shops and
eateries within walking distance, Long Branch is the new up-and-coming location for beachgoers in New Jersey.
Honorable Mention: Spring Lake
Spring Lake is not far from Sea Girt NJ. Spring Lake is another one of New Jersey's most
elegant beach resorts which boasts beautifully maintained historic homes and over two
miles of super clean beaches. Spring Lake also boasts the longest non-commercial
boardwalk in all of New Jersey. The town is noted for more than 60 fine shops and boutiques
as well as a variety of great gourmet restaurants. The beautiful 19th-century village of
Allaire is within close driving distance. Most picturesque Northern Seaside town.
Honorable Mention: Highlands
Thrown in here for the best in the North shore region. Miles of clean beaches that are for the
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most part uncrowded. Great Seafood restaurants and a nearby nude beach (Gunnison
beach) at Sandy Hook. A very nice spot in the Northern beach scene. Very close to New
York. Great relaxed getaway with clean beaches and great restaurants. For the kids visit
nearby Keansburg Amusement Park. Great fishing.
Honorable Mention: Keansburg
We have to include Keansburg here just for the unique rustic wonder of the Keansburg
Amusement Park Boardwalk. Keansburg is a really cool inimitable little town located on the
North Shore region in Central New Jersey. It's one-of-a-kind aura is unmatched by any other
NJ shore town. It has a an antiquated, unique seedy (in a good way) quality about it that you
will not find anywhere else on the entire East Coast. For a rusty, cool and different type of
hullabaloo vacation or day trip, Keansburg NJ is not to be missed! Great for families and
children of all ages. Great Old-Fashioned Shore town in NJ - Also a fun party spot, young or
old.
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TAKE SURFING LESSONS
7th Street Surf Shop
654 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609)391-1700
7th Street Surf Shop has been giving group surfing lessons for
over 15 years. We provide group and individual surfing lessons 7
days a week during the summer months.
The picture to the right is an example of the group surf lessons
provided by 7th Street Surf Shop. In the two hour course, we
teach you all the basics:
• Safety
• Technique
• Surf etiquette
7th Street instructors like nothing more than to see the students' first successful ride on a
wave! We have proven instructors that WILL help you learn to surf, whether you are 6 or 60
years old.
Group lessons cost $35 per individual, run for 2 hours, and include the use of a wetsuit and
soft, safe, surfboard. All of our group lessons use a 3-students-per-instructor ratio. Since
spots fill up fast, please be sure to sign up at the 7th Street Surf Shop (609-391-1700) to
secure your spot for a surfing lesson!
7th Street Surf Shop Surfing Lesson Schedule
Lesson Day
Lesson Times
Location
Monday
8:00 am 10:30 am
7th Street Beach
Tuesday
8:00 am 10:30 am
7th Street Beach
Wedsnesday
8:00 am 10:30 am
7th Street Beach
Thursday
8:00 am 10:30 am
7th Street Beach
Friday
8:00 am 10:30 am
7th Street Beach
Sat & Sun
8:00 am 10:30 am
7th Street Beach
Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up now to secure your spot - call us or go down to
the 7th Street Surf shop on the Boardwalk to sign up!
*If you are interested in getting group or individual surf lessons, please call 609-391-1700
for arrangements.
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GO SKYDIVING
Skydive Jersey Shore
Monmouth Executive Airport, Farmingdale, NJ
Tel: (732) 938-9002
Located just 5 miles from Belmar. Jump in tandem with up to 11 of your
friends and take the video home to relive this exciting experience forever.
After you've made your first jump, and you want more, you can take our
Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) program to become a licensed skydiver.
years.
Skydive Long Island
4062 Grumman Blvd, Calverton, NY
Tel: (631) 208-3900
Skydive Long Island uses only the newest and most up to date skydiving
equipment available. First time Tandem Skydives are available with
Skydiving Video & Photography Services. They are Long Islands only student
training facility, and have been skydiving in the New York area for over 17
Skydive The Ranch
45 Sand Hill Rd, Gardiner, NY
Tel: (845) 255-4033
Let one of our experienced tandem instructors take you for the rush of a
lifetime with confidence. You can progress towards your license in our
Instructor Assisted Freefall (IAF). With as little as 13 jumps you can also be
part of a world-wide community of skydivers
Sky’s the Limit Skydiving Center
Stroudsburg Pocono Airport, 7 Airstrip Road, East Stroudsburg, PA
Tel: (800) 335-JUMP
Tandem skydiving offers the best method for you to get in the air the same
day. You will freefall on the very first skydive! Conditions permitting, you'll be
able to see the New York City skyline from the air, and will skydive from as
high as 13,500 ft.
Skydive Philadelphia
1100 N. Ridge Road Perkasie, PA
Tel: (610) 366-1033
Just minutes from the heart of Philadelphia, Skydive Philadelphia is the only
fully certified skydiving center available 7 days a week for your skydiving
convenience. We employ only the finest skydiving staff, and we are
completely committed to your safety.
Jersey City Skydiving
Jersey City, NJ
Tel: (800) 993-3483
Skydive Connecticut Parachutists Inc.
Rt. 83, Ellington Airport, Ellington, CT
Tel: (860) 871-0021
Endless Mountains Skydivers
Skyhaven Airport, 17 Runway Road, Tunkhannock, PA
Tel: (800) 229-5557
Skydive Crosskeys
300 Dahlia Ave., Williamstown, NJ
Tel: (856) 629-7553
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GO JET SKIING/WAVE RUNNING
New Jersey:
East Coast Jet Ski and Wave Runnner Rentals
Utsch's Marina - 1121 Route 109, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 898-USKI
Experience the thrill of blasting off on a brand new 2008 Yamaha VX110 3seater Jet Ski! Jet Ski rentals are a great way to live life to the fullest this
summer without breaking your budget. We will escort you out to East Coast’s large, safe
riding area, where your boundaries will be identified for your safety. East Coast has a patrol
or escort on standby in our riding area the whole time of your rental.
Mocean Waverunners
560 W. Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-3159
VOTED "BEST OF THE JERSEY SHORE" 2009
Mocean Waverunners, voted “The Best of Summer” consecutively through
2009 delivers loads of FUN and excitement to visitors of ALL AGES. Providing top-of- line
equipment and professional instruction/supervision to cruise around or open the throttle on
3+ miles of riding area, the place you don’t ride in circles! Spectators welcomed!* Our
highly qualified staff is available to help everyone from the newest beginner to the salty
veteran. Large free parking lot, accommodations for large groups, fantastic prices and
specials make Mocean Waverunners a sure bet for a FUN-FILLED day on the water.-- $15 off,
call for details…
*certain restrictions apply.
Wildwood Jet Ski and Boat Rental
1044 West Rio Grande Blvd, Wildwood, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-WILD
Looking for a fun way to spend your day at the shore? Wildwood Jet Ski and
boat rental is your place to be! Whether you are looking for a thrilling high
speed adventure or a relaxing day on the water we have what you need. Wave runner
rentals, crab boats and fishing boats. We are located at the foot of the George Redding
Bridge. Not only are we right outside Wildwood, but just a short drive from North Wildwood,
Wildwood Crest, and Cape May!
Route 72 Waverunner
2390 East Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ
Tel: (609) 361-7147
Come to Rt. 72 Waverunner and Kayak Rental and get the BEST rental
experience on Long Beach Island (LBI). We are always offering the latest in
high performance rentals. Our fleet of up to 12 jet skis ensures availability at even peak
times, and brand new equipment means not only a great looking jet ski, but a terrific ride as
well! We also have the LARGEST riding area on “LBI”. NO boaters license required, operator
must be 16 with ID and parental consent for all minors. All of our employees are state
licensed instructors that assist you with any needs and will keep track of your riding time for
you. We guarantee the lowest rental rates in the area offering group discounts, and are open
7 days a week 9:00 – 6:00, weather permitting. We are located next to the beautiful Bonnet
Island Estate on the causeway “LBI” side of bridge, Rt.72 west bound, just past the
Dutchman’s.
Lakeview Docks
7118 Park Blvd, Wildwood Crest, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-0471
This is a place where the whole family can go and enjoy a fantastic day out
on the water. There is SO much to do here, at a business that’s been
established for more than half a century. You can hire speed boats, wave runners, kayaks,
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fish/crabbing boats. The waverunners can accommodate from one to three people and can
be rented for a half-hour or an hour, while many of the boats can accommodate up to six
people. But while fun is the business at Lakeview Docks, safety is just as important, which is
why the staff will show you a safety video before you take to the water ensuring that you will
be served by extremely well-trained personnel, who will give you hands-on instructions,
without cutting into your fun time.
Holgate H2O Sports
83 Tebco Terrace, Long Beach, NJ
Tel: (609) 492-1342
Waverunner Jet Ski Rentals, Pontoon Boat Rentals, Skiff Boat Rentals, Single Kayak Rentals.
Located in Holgate on Long Beach Island (3 miles south of Fantasy Island)
Cape May Water Sports
1286 Wilson Dr. Cape May NJ
Tel: (609) 884-8646
Waverunners rentals
Crest Water Sports
Sweetbriar & Park Blvd at The Starlight Fleet, Wildwood Crest, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-5926
Wave runners. Open every day in Summer from 9:30 to 5:30. Free Parking.
South Dock Marina
10th Avenue & The Bay, North Wildwood, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-0900
Waverunners
Ocean Water Sports
Spencer Avenue, Wildwood NJ
Tel: (609) 729-6660
Waverunners rentals
Island Watersports
Over 21st Street Bridge to the End, Avalon, NJ
Tel: (609) 967-5466
Wave Runners - singles doubles or triples - Kayack rentals
Seaside Waverunners
Porter Avenue & Bayfront, Seaside Heights, NJ
Tel: (732) 830-8171
Jet Ski & Waverunner Rentals in Seaside Heights New Jersey
Get Wet Water Sports
Route 35 South, Seaside Heights, NJ
Tel: (732) 830-6424
Jet Ski & Waverunner Rentals in Seaside Heights NJ
Route 37 Water Sports
3430 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ
Tel: (732) 270-0075
Jet Ski / Waverunner and boat rentals in Toms River NJ
Located before bridge to Seaside Heights on Route 37
Island Watersports
9633 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ
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Tel: (609) 368-6114
Wave Runners - singles doubles or triples - Kayack rentals
Bayview Marina
"On the Bay" 312 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609) 399-5100
Open bay riding! Wave Runners - singles doubles or triples. Singles are $80 per hour
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GO PARASAILING
East Coast Parasail
Utsch's Marina - 1121 Route 109, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 898-UFLY
Experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic veiws and pure excitement of
parasailing down the New Jersey Shore. Come parasail at 500' over the
beautiful Atlantic Ocean and experience firsthand the natural high of soaring above the
Jersey Shore. Parasailing is a safe and fun experience for the whole family. 100% Safety
record! Take off and land from the boat - Get wet or stay dry your choice. Single or tandem
passenger flights are available. Group rates available for parties of 6 or more flyers.
Hang Loose Parasail
1044 W. Rio Grande Blvd, Wildwood, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-WILD (9453)
Hang Loose Parasail is South Jersey’s premiere parasailing hook up! More
then just a vacation attraction, Hang Loose Parasail offers an extreme
adventure in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Our captains are seasoned and professionally
trained, our state of the art equipment is new, and our safety record is perfect! Conveniently
located just out side of Wildwood, Hang Loose Parasail is just a few minutes drive from the
nearby towns of Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Cape May.
Out trips fill early so plan your trip early in your vacation. Reservations required.
Belmar Parasail
618 5th Ave. Belmar NJ
Tel: (732) 682-0272
Ocean City Parasail
232 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: 609-399-3559
Atlantic Parasail
Two Mile Landing - Ocean Drive Hwy, Wildwood Crest, NJ
Tel: 609-522-1869
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VISIT
A
WINERY
AND/OR
VINEYARD
The State of New Jersey is home to over 35 Wineries and Vineyards. Most of them offer wine
tasting tours and many different types of special events during the year, including festivals,
concerts, grape-crushing parties and holiday themed celebrations. Many even offer the
option to make your own wine!
Recommended Wineries in NJ:
Alba Vineyard
269 Route 267 Milford NJ
Tel: (908) 995-7800
Located in the Village of Finesville just two miles to the east of the
beautiful Delaware River. Finesville has plenty of fine dining and cozy
lodging nearby. he Musconetcong Valley area has been a favorite
weekend destination for many years. A perfect weekend getaway! Visit
their upcoming Calendar of events.
Sharrott Winery
370 South Egg Harbor Road, Winslow, NJ
Tel: (609) 567-WINE
Sharrott Winery is a family owned vineyard and winery located in the
beautiful pine forests of New Jersey. Our belief is that great wines start
in the vineyard in collaboration with Mother Nature. We take great
care to use sustainable practices in our wine growing. This care has
translated into many award winning wines such as our Double Gold Unoaked
Chardonnay. Open year round Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 to 5:00.
Plagido's Winery
570 North 1st Road, Hammonton, NJ
Tel: (609-) 567-4633
As longtime vineyard owners and farmers, we decided to share our
passion for "old world vino" with the masses. On August 1st, 2007
Plagido's opened for business. Come visit Plagido's Tuscany theme
tasting room and try our plethora of Estate Bottled Wines. Tasting
Room and Gift Shop hours are from 11am-6pm and we are open all week long! Also
available by appointment. Plagido's Winery prides ourselves with not only being a family
owned business that treats our customers like family but also, by doing things right.
Cedarville Winery
205 Repaupo Station Rd. Logan Twp, NJ
Tel: (856) 467-8028
Welcome to Cedarvale Winery! Located in Gloucester County, New
Jersey, we craft a variety of fruit and grape wines. Come visit us at the
winery, where you can sample all of our wine, take a tour, and chat
with our winemaker. We host a number of small events, including
private parties and tastings, as well as offer a variety of gift baskets
and wine-related items. You can also try our wine at a number of festivals in the area.
Coda Rossa Winery
1526 Dutch Mill Road, Franklinville, NJ 732-267-0434
Coda Rossa of Franklinville New Jersey offers wine tasting by
appointment only. Coda Rossa is one of the newest wineries in the
Southern NJ area. Come visit and taste their impressive feature wines
of which are bottled using grape from their own vineyard. Please call
732-267-0434 to schedule an appointment.
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All Other NJ Wineries in Alphabetical Order
Amalthea Cellars
209 Vineyard Rd., Atco, NJ
Tel: (856) 768-8585
Located in Southern New Jersey in beautiful Atco NJ. Off of Exit 4 on
the Jersey Turnpike. Wander the grounds, tour the cellars, and browse
their unique gift shop. The time you spend at Amalthea Cellars will
not soon be forgotten. Complimentary tastings are available
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00AM to 5:00PM.
Balic Winery
Route 40, Mays Landing, NJ
Tel: (609) 625-2166
Balic Winery is located in southern NJ near Philadelphia. They make
more than 27 award-winning wines. Visit their other 2 locations as
well. 152 E. Main St. Manasquan, NJ (732) 223-2333. and 8 E. Main St.
Clinton, NJ (908) 713-9463. See their Upcoming Events Calendar
events calendar
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St, Landisville, NJ
Tel: (856) 697-7172
Bellview Winery is located in South New Jersey. Bellview grows and
produces the finest wines possible. They feature an impressive list of
award winning wines, the vast majority of which are estate bottled
using grape from their own vineyards. Check out their Upcoming
Cape May Winery and Vineyard
709 Townbank Rd,. Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 884-1169
Spend an afternoon at the awarding-winning Cape May Winery in
romantic Cape May NJ. Tour the vineyard to see how the grapes are
grown and then visit the winery where you'll be introduced to the
winemaker's art. $20 per person. Please call 609-884-5404 for
reservations and more information.
Chestnut Run Farm
66 Stewart Road, Pilesgrove, NJ
Tel: (856) 769-2158
Chestnut Run Farm is a fine wine producer in Pilesgrove, Salem
County, New Jersey. Specializing in Asian pear wines. Asian Pear
wines are very unique tasting wines. As far as we know there is no
wine tasting room. Please call 856-769-2158 for tour or purchase
information.
Cream Ridge Vineyards
Rt 539, Cream Ridge, NJ
Tel: (609) 259-9797
Located in Central New Jersey in beautiful Cream Ridge. Exit 7A off
the NJ Turnpike just minutes away from Great Adventure. Cream
Ridge has received 13 awards at the NJ wine competition including two gold medals. Open
Mon- Sat 11am - 6pm and Sun 11am - 5pm. Check out their Upcoming
events Calendar.
DiMatteo Vineyards
779 11th St, Hammonton, NJ
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Tel: (609) 567-3909
DiMatteo Vineyards is located in beautiful Hammonton NJ in South New Jersey. DiMatteo is a
smaller, but really nice winery, open to the public on the weekends.
Visit their tasting room and try their superb Blueberry, Peach and
Cranberry wines. Please call 609-567-3909 for more information and
reservations.
Four JG's
127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck, NJ
Tel: (732) 946-9777
Four JG's is a relatively new vineyard that opened in 2004 located in Colts Neck New Jersey.
They won a gold Medal in their first year of operation for their Chambourcin Reserve. Call
732-946-9777 for appointments from January thru April.
Four Sisters Winery
Route 519, Belvidere, NJ
Tel: (908) 475-3671
Four Sisters Winery sits nestled in a beautiful valley amidst the rolling fields and
picturesque hills of Warren County, New Jersey. They have many cool events
throughout the year including a terrific Father's day Pig Roast. See all their themed
activities by visiting their Upcoming events calendar
Grape Expectations
25 E Kearny st Bridgewater
Tel: (732)764-WINE
Come Make your own wine at Grape Expectations! You will experience
the atmosphere of your own winery and learn how much fun the
hobby of winemaking can be.You will be involved in the complete
process of winemaking from the crushing and pressing of your grapes
to the racking and bottling of your wine.
Heritage Vineyards
480 Mullica Hill, Richwood, NJ
Tel: (856) 589-4474
Heritage Vineyards makes their own wine from their own grapes.
Come taste such classics as Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet
Sauvignon. They also have their own Fruit wines: Peach, Apple, Sugar
Plum, Sour Cherry. Tasting bar open 7 days a week. Wine and Cheese
Tastings also by reservation.
Hopewell Valley
46 Yard Rd, Pennington, NJ
Tel: (609) 737-4465
Hopewell Valley Vineyards is a destination in itself. They have
designed the tasting room to provide a rustic, cozy atmosphere that
is perfect for relaxing and sampling wines. This room features a wood
burning stove, a copper wine bar and lots of large windows to enjoy
the views of their Vineyards.
LaFollette Vineyard
Harlingen Road, Belle Mead, NJ
Tel: (732) 310-9916
Located in the rolling hills of Central New Jersey, the family owned
and operated LaFollette Vineyard and winery produces small batches
of Seyval Blanc white wine with pride and care. Come and explore
their winery and get to know the LaFollette story. Instead of
producing many varietals, LaFollette concentrates on just one, and it
shows!
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Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Tel: (609) 758-8000
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon till 6 PM and Sundays from 12 noon till 5 PM.
Production at Laurita Vineyards focuses on making wines from grapes that are recognized
and accepted worldwide, concentrating on the Vinifera, the classic European noble varieties.
The Laurita Winery will be producing 14,000 cases of wine that will be
exclusive to the winery and will offer wine tasting, vineyard and
winery tours, educational seminars and sales in the marketplace.
Natali Vineyards, LLC
221 US Hwy 47N., Cape May Court House, NJ
Tel: (609) 465-0075
Natali Vineyards is a New Jersey Farm Winery where the wine is made in the Vineyard. The
Cape May peninsula is a very special place for growing European wine grapes (Vitis Vinifera).
The lower Cape May region has a moderating impact on these weather conditions due to the
influence of two large bodies of water, the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. It is
somewhat similar to the Bordeaux region of France which lies between the Atlantic and the
lower Gironde River, especially the area known as the Medoc. As one might expect,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc do very well in this climate.
Renault Winery
N. Breman Avenue, Egg Harbor, NJ
Tel: (609) 965-2111
Amid 1,400 acres of vineyards, graceful gardens and trickling streams
is the renowned Renault Winery and Gourmet Restaurant. The
restaurants entrance, an inclined ramp through a tunnel of three
enormous 105-year-old redwood wine casks, sets the tone for a truly
unique dining experience. A top choice if your not sure which winery to visit.
Sand Castle Winery
755 River Road, Erwinna, PA
Tel: (800) 722-9463
Sand Castle Winery is nestled on the banks of the Delaware River in
historic Bucks County. They are more than just making wine. They
offer terriffic tours geared towards those who truly are interested in
learning more about wine. Tours start at just $5 and the drive in along
the quiet county roads does wonders for the soul.
Silver Decoy Winery
610 Windsor-Perrineville Rd, E. Windsor, NJ
Tel: (609) 448-0008
Silver Decoy Winery was voted 2007 Winery of the year! Nestled in
the beautiful rolling terrain of Mercer County, NJ. Open to the public
on weekends from 10AM to 6PM. Their vineyard is also well suited to
events and parties ranging from large family gatherings, reunions and
corporate outings to outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Great for kids too!
Sylvin Farms
24 N. Vienna Avenue, Germania, NJ
Tel: (609) 965-1548
Sylvin Farms is run solely by Frank Salek. A Civil Engineer by trade,
Frank uses the artistry he developed as an engineer to develop the
uniqueness of his wines. Come taste some of his varietals including
Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, French Colombard, Pinot Noir, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot or Cabernet Francstart.
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Tomasello
225 White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ
Tel: (800) 666-WINE
Tomasello is dedicated to the production of
fine table and sparkling wines. They offer many
fine special events too. Check out their
upcoming events calendar. Come experience
their Wine & Cheese
Parties, Wine Education Seminars, Wine
tastings and Wine
Dinners They also offer a "Wine lovers club"
and custom labeling for any event.
Turdo Vineyards
3911 Bayshore Road, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 898-3424
"Like a dream come true..." Located in beautiful Cape May County at the southern-most part
of New Jersey, Turdo Vineyards creates a plethora of handcrafted premium wines from
grapes carefully nurtured to their full bounty. The Turdo Vineyard is now open for Wine
Tasting Friday through Sunday. Please call for details.
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, NJ
Tel: (908) 788-0400
Unionville Vineyards is one of New Jersey's premier award winning wineries located in
the heart of scenic Hunterdon County, NJ. They are open all year! Visit them Thursday
thru Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Open every day in December except Christmas
Day. Tours are available during festivals, wine events and by appointment.
Valenzano Winery
1320 Old Indian Mills Rd, Shamong NJ
Tel: (609) 268-6731
Valenzano Winery, located in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands, is
dedicated to producing the highest quality wines from the
vineyards of southern New Jersey; specializing in fine red and white
wines from grape varieties that are unique to the North Eastern
United States.
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Warren Glen Road, Finesville, NJ
Tel: (908) 995-2072
Villa Milagro Vineyards is the state’s only organic vineyard and one of
only two on the entire East Coast! Located along the Delaware River,
in the Warren Hills Appellation, its breathtaking views earn its name
“House of Miracles.” Organic wine grapes are blended to express the
best of each variety, creating complex and interesting wines. Come visit and experience the
miracle of our hacienda – Villa Milagro.
Westfall Winery
141 Clove Road – Montague, NJ
Tel: (973) 293-3428
There are only two wineries in Northern New Jersey and Westfall is
one of them. The Westfall Wine school experience offers a unique
opportunity to learn the art and science of winemaking with their easy
six step hands on, fun filled course. They have many events
throughout the year.
Auburn Road Vineyards
117 Sharptown-Auburn Road, Pilesgrove, NJ
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Tel: (856) 769-WINE
Located in Southern New Jersey just minutes from the Delaware Memorial Bridge. A very
nice NJ vineyard that sells great wine baskets. Come visit for a tour or tasting! Hours are
Friday from 4 to 8 PM - Saturdays from 12 noon to 8 PM and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 PM.
tribute to the
reputation. Our
from 10:00am to
have an assortment
meats, and delicate
accompany tastings.
Cava Winery and Vineyard
3619 Route 94, Hamburg, New Jersey
Tel: (973) 823-9463
The name Cava in Italian means cave or mine. With Hamburg and the
surrounding towns known for their history in
mining, the name seemed an appropriate
blistered hands that achieved the area’s
tasting room is open Saturday and Sunday
6:00 pm, other hours by appointment. We
of cheeses from around the world, Italian
handmade desserts and chocolates to
Swansea Vineyards
860 Main Street. Shiloh, NJ
Tel: (856) 453-5778
With nearly 70,000 acres of farmland, Cumberland County, New Jersey, is well known for the
production of an abundance of fine quality fruits and vegetables. It is lesser known for
having the soil and climate to grow grapes that make exceptional wines. The beautiful
vineyards and fruit orchards of Swansea Vineyards in Shiloh, NJ have already produced an
award winning wine; this shows great promise for our future. Our Tasting Room Is Now Open
Saturday & Sunday Afternoons. Tasting Room Hours: Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm Private Tastings by Appointment.
Ventimiglia Vineyard
101 Layton Road, Wantage, NJ
Tel: (973) 875-4333
The hand-crafted wine making of Ventimiglia Vineyard continues a family tradition
passed down for generations. Our wines are made in small batches with carefully
selected, top quality grapes. We use oak barrels and minimal chemical or mechanical
intervention. Artful blending promotes optimal flavors, aroma, and finish. Our aim is to
let you enjoy the delicious wine we share at our own table.
Wagonhouse Winery
353 Wolfert Station Rd. Mullica Hill, NJ
Tel: (609) 780-8019
We will now be offering tastings and selling wine out of our farm market. Try our
blueberry wine! The best fruit makes the best wine, so what better place to pick
blueberries than the blueberry capitol of the world, Hammonton, NJ. Fermented dry
and then lightly sweetened, off-dry to semi-sweet, this is a wine drinkers fruit wine.
Panther Branch Vineyard
2601 Cornucopia Avenue, Vineland, NJ
Panther Branch Vineyard has been growing wine grapes in Vineland
for 26 years but we are not yet an operating winery. Visit us again for
information on our winery plans or call 856- 768-1269 for more
Information.
Recommended Wineries in PA:
Buckingham Valley Vineyards
1521 Route 413, Box 371, Buckingham, PA
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Tel: (215) 794-7188
You’re welcome to visit, walk through the vineyards, tour the cool wine cellars, and
sample our wines. We offer self-guided tours, where you can see things and taste
wine at your own pace. There are picnic tables, a spacious lawn, and occasional
spontaneous live music. Wine can be purchased by the bottle or case. We also have
a small gift shop with wine related items, T-shirts, soft drinks and snacks. There is no
charge for individuals or small groups.
Crossing Vineyards
1853 Wrightown Rd., Box #66, Washington Crossing, PA
Tel: (215) 493-6300
Features Crossings Tasting Room, where customers can taste, tour &
purchase wines at the winery.
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Rushland Ridge Vineyards
2665 Rushland Road, Rushland PA
Tel: (215) 598-0251
Four acres of vineyards with Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, &
Chambourcin in the latest planting. Future expansion is in the plans.
Their winegrowing philosophy is to make and offer wines of consistent
quality at a reasonable price. Tasting wines change seasonally.
Tasting hours: Thurs & Fri 3-6pm; Sat 12-6pm; Sun 12-4pm.
Sand Castle Winery
Rt. 32 Box 177 Erwinna PA
Tel: (800) PA2-WINE
Sand Castle’s founders, Joseph and Paul Maxian, were born and raised
in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, a region renowned for wine making
before even the Romans ruled the world. Open daily, customers can
visit our tasting room to sample and purchase our world class wines, as well as enjoy a
guided tour of the winery, vineyard, wine cellar and castle. And every Saturday and Sunday
we feature our world renowned VIP and Barrel Tours. Tasting is $5; Cellar Tour/Tasting is
$10; Barrel Tour is $15; VIP Tour is $20.
Chaddsford Winery
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA (Brandywine Valley)
Tel: (610) 388-6221
Largest and most acclaimed winery in Pennsylvania. Open for
tours/tastings Tuesday through Sunday 12 - 6 p.m. Wine and cheese
tastings scheduled regularly (see website for dates). Snow Bar
available Jan – March and features hot caramel apple and hot mulled
wine sangrias. Wine & Chocolate Tastings in Feb. Chaddsford Winery
also hosts events and tastings at our Wine Shop and Tasting Room at Peddler's Village in
Lahaska, PA, near the scenic village of New Hope.
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VISIT PEDDLER’S VILLAGE
IN
LASANKA, PA
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, Bucks County, PA
Tel: (215) 794-4051
Peddler’s Village has something for everyone from 70 specialty shops
and six restaurants to the luxurious 70-room Golden Plough Inn and
Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. We invite you to
celebrate favorite traditions at our 11 annual festivals and
events. The Hospitality Center is staffed and ready to serve you,
whether you need maps, directions, reservations, gift certificates or
other information. When visiting, stop at the Peddler's Village
Hospitality Center in the lobby of the Cock 'n Bull Restaurant (#54).
Shopping Hours:
Winter
Monday - Thursday 10 am 6 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am 8 pm
Sunday 11 am - 6:00 pm
Spring - Autumn (Apr 1
thru Nov 18)
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 6
pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am - 9
pm
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
Annual Events:
Quilt Competition and Display
January 10 through April 10, 2011
Wonderful hand made quilt creations displayed in the Village Gazebo.
Strawberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1
Strawberries served up in various forms - dipped in chocolate, in assorted
pastries and shortcake, jams, fritters and fresh and unadorned.
Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Show
Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 2011
This juried outdoor exhibition features a variety of original artwork including
paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, & contemporary crafts
Celebration of Freedom
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Fireworks display at 9:15pm.
Sidewalk Sale and Community Days
Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14
Bargains galore plus learn about local nonprofit organizations.
Scarecrow Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2011
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Stroll among the many colorful scarecrows on display throughout the village. Make a
scarecrow to take home!
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GO WATER SKIING
Extreme Water Sports
314 Bay Ave, Bayview Marina, Ocean City NJ
Tel: (609) 398-2FLY
Extreme Water Sports offers, Waterskiing, Parasailing,
Wakeboarding, Bumper Tubing, Kneeboarding, Wakeskate, and
Wakesurfing. Whether you want to carve up the wake, slice through
the bay, or bounce and whip over the wake we have the watersports
for you. Parasailing over Ocean City's beachfront is both exhilarating and peaceful. Flying
high at 500' affords beautiful skyline views and glimpses of elusive sea life. Parasailing is
safe, easy, fun and so easy everyone can do it. Extreme Watersports offers "3 Ride
Specials" family packages, and individual rates. Parasail is located at All Seasons Marina just
over the 34th St. Bridge in Marmora NJ 609-390-2FLY. All other watersports located at 314
Bay Ave, Bayview Marina Ocean City New Jersey 609-398-2FLY.
Brigantine Island Water Sports
North Point Marina, 1225 East Shore Drive, Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 266-9330
Water Skiing, Tubing, Fishing and boat rentals. Off-Season phone number 215-233-1010
Extreme Water Sports Water Skiing
314 Bay Ave, Bayview Marina, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609) 398-2FLY
Island Watersports
97th Street and the bay, Stone Harbor, NJ
Tel: (609) 368-6114
Water Skiing. Mastercraft Ski Boat Equipped with ski boom for easy learning AWSA Slalom
course. Barefooting. Wake Boarding. FREE Waterskiing School Lessons for all ages with
rentals
Lake Hopatcong
2 Beach Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Tel: (973) 663-2935
Lakeview Marina, conveniently located at 2 Beach Road near Brady Bridge in Lake
Hopatcong, NJ offers a wide variety of water sport packages and rentals.They feature a
world class ski boat which is available for water skiing, tubing, hourly rentals, guided lake
tours, and driving instruction. We offer first class gear for rent including a vast selection of
tubes, wakeboards, waterskis, childrens rentals, & vests.
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GO TO A WAX MUSEUM
Madame Tassauds Wax Museum
Snap! Flash! Get past the sea of cameras and make a grand
entrance to the star studded Opening Night Party. Get the
latest gossip from the rich and famous. Be careful not to get
caught in the tabloids, the paparazzi are relentless.
Behind the velvet ropes of the VIP Club, you are transported
inside New York City’s hottest nightclub. No tough security or
pretentious doorman, just mention that you are on Jessica's
list.
Time travel may not be possible, but you can dive into a
chronological journey showcasing cultural influences through the decades. Meet some of the
world’s greatest sports and entertainment icons.
Now features Robert Pattinson, Taylor Swift, Barack Obama, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and
more.
Address:
234 West 42nd Street
7th and 8th Avenues, Times Square, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 512-9600
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (last ticket sold at 8:00 pm)
Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (last ticket sold at 10:00 pm)
Admission: $35.50/adult ($28.40 online)
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Bucks County Wine Trail 2011 Spring Tour
Price: $20.00
Bucks County Wine Trail 2011 Spring Tour
May 15 • 12 pm to 5 pm
Sip and savor the day with the wineries of Bucks County
A self-driving tour featuring nine Wineries and their
food partners offering fine wine and fare.
Taste the best of Bucks County!
$20 in advance.
$30 Day of Event
**Flyer available online
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GO SEE
A
JAZZ BAND LIVE
New Jersey:
Crossroads
78 North Ave. Garwood, NJ
Tel: (908) 232-5666
Jazz Hours: Monday 8pm - BYO Mug $2 drinks; Tues 9pm - Jam w. X-Roads All-Stars ($2.50
Choose Your Booze); Wed 9pm - Karaoke; Thurs-Sun live shows (check online schedule for
events).
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant
6 Depot Square Montclair, New Jersey
Tel: (973) 744-2600
Jazz Hours: Closed Mon & Tues; Live Jazz Sun/Wed/Thurs at 7:30pm & 9:15pm and Fri/Sat at
8pm & 10pm; Check online schedule for show details/artists.
Shanghai Jazz Club
24 Main Street Madison NJ
Tel: (973) 822-2899
Named one of the top jazz clubs in the world!
Jazz Hours: Tue: 6:30pm - 9:00pm; Wed-Thurs: 7:00pm - 9:30pm; Fri Seatings: 6:30pm &
8:30pm; Sat Seatings: 6:30pm & 8:45pm; Sun: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Cecil's Jazz Club
364 Valley Rd, West Orange, NJ
Tel: (973) 736-4800
Informal, small club
Jazz Hours: Daily at 9pm
Scotland Yard Bar
72 Hudson St Hoboken NJ
Tel: (201) 222-9273
Blues 6 nights a week
Jazz Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-2am; Fri 4pm-3am; Sat 2pm-3am; Sun 12pm-2am
Mexicali Live
1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck NJ
Tel: (201) 833-0011
Not all jazz – Diff types of music on diff days. Local/regional bands.
Music Hours: Tues Evenings: Open Jam; Wed: Corn Hole Tournament 8:00; Battle of the
Bands 9:00; LifeSpeed 10:30 (1/2 price dinners); Call for hours/show times
New York:
Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th st, NY, NY
Tel: (212) 576-2232
World-class BBQ; Blue Smoke (affiliated) casual restaurant upstairs; Classic jazz, funk, R&B,
blues & more.
Jazz Hours: Set times daily at 7:30pm (doors open 6:45pm); 9:30pm (doors open 8:45pm) &
on Fri/Sat 11:30pm (doors open 10:45pm)
BB King Blues Club
237 W. 42nd St. NY, NY
Tel: (212) 997-4144
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Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway, NY, NY
Tel: (212) 582-2121
The Village Vanguard
178 7th Ave. South, NY, NY
Tel: (212) 255-4037
Swing 46
349 W 46th St., NY, NY
Tel: (212) 262-9554
55 Bar
55 Christopher St., NY, NY
Tel: (212) 929-9883
Old speak-easy
Nells
246 west 14 St., NY, NY
Tel: (212) 675- 1567
2 floors 3 bars live jazz
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GO
TO AN
AUTO SHOW
The below is a list of some of the area’s more prominent
auto shows. Local shows and cruise nights are posted
online closer to the dates of the events and can be
located on numerous industry websites.
2011 Dates
Pennsylvania Auto Show*
Harrisburg, PA
Jan 27 – 30, 2011
Philadelphia International Auto Show*
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 29 - Feb 6
Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction
1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City, NJ
Feb 18-20
Oldies/Doo Wop Concert Car Show
101 Don Connor Blvd, Jackson, NJ
Apr 2, 2011
New York International Auto Show*
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
Apr 22 – May 1
Mount Ephraim Celebration Car Show
Kings Hwy, Mount Ephraim, NJ
Apr 30
Boardwalk National Car Show
4101 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
May 5-8
Antique Car Show & Flea Market
1 Lake St, Upper Saddle River, NJ
May 15
Car, Truck & Bike Show
950 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ
Jul 30
Cruising At the Drive-In
950 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ
Aug 26
Boardwalk Classic Car Show
4101 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
Sep 22-25
* Indicates a nationally-recognized auto show
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HIT BALLS
AT A
BATTING CAGE
Northern NJ:
Bat-A-Rama
Rt. 45 & Hazel Ave, Westville, NJ
Tel: (856) 456-2675
A year-round, indoor batting facility, Bat-A-Rama has five cages, each
equipped with "Jugs Pro Range" machines. Baseball pitches are 40 mph to 70
mph. Softball pitching options are fastpitch and slowpitch. Also, there is an Astro-Turfed 14'x
70' tunnel with a pitching mound, home plate, and free standing machine. Party packages
are available for all ages, and camps, clinics, teams, and leagues are all welcomed. As well
as the batting cages, there is a Pro Shop and Snack Bar & Custard Stand available for your
convenience.
The Ballpark
1 Silver Court, Springfield, NJ
Tel: (973) 376-9295
Youth league and high school players, as well as entire teams, have utilized
The Ballpark's outstanding facilities in their quests for improvement and
excellence. A vast array of youth league all-stars and all-county High School Players,as well
as sectional and state championship teams, have made The Ballpark their second home.
Five automated master pitch cages (open net) and one softball machine, wiffle ball pitching
machine cage, three 20' x 70 Astro Turfed pitching, batting, or fielding areas, Pitching
mounds, built in radar systems, home to 1st running track with computerized times, and
complete weight room with Cybex equipment. Of course, along with all of this State-of-theArt Training Equipment, is The Ballpark Food Court which has delicious hot dogs, pizza,
pretzels, soda, and more for you to enjoy!
National Golf Worx
410 Route 23 North, Pompton Plains, NJ
Tel: (973) 839-2938
National Golf Worx is more than just a Golf Practice Center, it also has 9
state-of-the-art batting cages, each featuring slow to fast pitch baseball and
softball. There is something for everyone, whether you're a little leaguer or a major leaguer!
For full team practice, a coach's discount is available. Also, hitting instructors are on staff to
help you perfect your swing.
Play 2 Win
350 Rt. 46 - Suite 203, Rockaway, NJ
Tel: (973) 390-2459
Play 2 Win Academy is an indoor training facility that provides private
fastpitch softball and baseball instruction, and open all year! Team practices
can be conducted as well. Reservations by call or email are required. One-on-one lessons for
$40 an hour are also available - learn pitching, hitting, slapping, or fielding for fastpitch
softball and pitching, hitting, or fielding for baseball.
Bergen Batting Center
3 New Bridge Road, River Edge, NJ
Tel: (201) 525-1888
Bergen Batting Center, is the premier Baseball and Softball facility in the tristate area. It was designed for everyone to enjoy, kids and adults alike. Step
up to the plate in one of the Pro Style Batting Tunnels, and hit in a modern, super clean,
player friendly baseball and softball tunnel! Don't worry about carrying around tokens; use
the VIP Card "cashless" system instead. Bergen Batting Center is the only batting center in
the United States offering the Virtual Pitcher for baseball and softball, making your
experience as realistic as possible. One of the best batting cage centers in Northern NJ.
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In The Swing
145 Hopper Avenue, Waldwick, NJ
Tel: (201) 444-3556
In The Swing batting cages are still offering the same coin-operated batting,
but also a more realistic hitting experience. There are six pitching machines
throwing baseballs at speeds of 45mph, 55mph, 65mph, and 75mph, as well as Slow Pitch
and Fast Pitch Softball. Batting cages/tunnels are all open during regular hours, and can be
rented for personal and team training at 15/30/45/60 minute intervals. The batting cages
can accommodate players of all sizes and abilities. Softball training on your own, with a
team, or with one of the instructors will bring a positive change to your game.
Ocean Sports Academy
1750 Brielle Ave, Ocean Twp, NJ
Tel: (732) 493-4500
Ocean Sports Academy has five batting cages and ten pitching machines
ranging from Arc Softball to 80mph Baseball, each 60 feet long and 22 feet
high. Every lane has a professional pitching mound, balls, tees, and L-screens. Reservations
are recommended in winter months.
Central NJ:
Blackbeard's Cave
136 Route 9, Bayville NJ
Tel: (732) 286-4414
Take a whack at the batting cages at Blackbeard's Cave if baseball is your
field of dreams! Strive to hit the ball out of the park with a back fence 250'
away. There are 10 cages, starting with slow pitch and moving up to the 92 mph pro cage! If
you prefer softball over baseball, there are 3 cages to challenge and help you! Rentals are
by the half hour and hour. Tokens are sold separately.
Farmer Brown's Golf Center
1191 Route 33, Farmingdale, NJ
Tel: (732) 938-6110
Farmer Brown's Golf Center has 6 seasonal batting cages: slow baseball,
medium baseball, fast baseball, fast softball, arc softball. Just like the big
leaguers, there's real outfield grass and a real home run wall. Only $1 per token.
BB Grandslam
910 Oak Tree Ave, South Plainfield, NJ
Tel: (908) 756-4446
There are four fast pitch softball batting cages (speeds: 25 mph, 45 mph, 55
mph, 65 mph) at BB Grandslam, as well as two arc pitch softball, and 6
baseball batting cages (speeds: 25 mph, 38 mph, 45 mph, 55 mph, 65 mph, 75 mph). Find
the right cage for YOU and master your baseball skills. Pay $2.00 per token (16 pitches),
$9.00 for 5 tokens (80 pitches), or buy one of the token value plans! Cage rentals are
available for groups, also.
Langan Baseball
712 Ginesi Drive, Morganville, NJ
Tel: (732) 536-4900
Langan Baseball Academy is a 15,000 square foot facility featuring three
hitting cages, two pitching tunnels, and 3 Pro Batter simulators. Langan
Baseball Academy offers private baseball and softball lessons for children of all ages and
skill levels. Each and every player is ensured a positive experience while learning the game.
High Bay Professional indoor lighting is designed for indoor athletes, portable mounds are
available for pitching drills, and a functional baseball strength training area is available.
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Southern NJ:
Swing Batter
22-B Roland Avenue, Mount Laurel NJ
Tel: (856)778-9340
The batting cages at Swing Batter in Mount Laurel, NJ have over 11,000
square feet of dedicated baseball and softball training space. Indoor batting
cages and training facilities are open to individual players and teams of all ages and skill
levels. Swing Batter offers the latest automated equipment for both serious and casual
players. Indoor practice space for your team, professional softball and baseball instruction,
and state-of-the-art batting cages are all offered to you right in Mount Laurel, NJ!
Hit Doctor Baseball & Softball Academy
333 Preston Ave. Unit 1, Voorhees, NJ
Tel: (856) 354-0201
Private lessons are tunnel rentals are arranged by appointment depending on
availability of both space and facility, and of the staff coaches. Tunnels are
available for one hour rentals with or without a pitching machine. Additional options with
pitchers, catchers, larger tunnels, mounds, etc, are also available. The Hit Doctor camps
address every facet of baseball with instructional techniques and drills unlike anything the
average player has ever seen. The individualized training systems were developed to go far
beyond anything normally offered in a camp situation. When a player participates in a Hit
Doctor camp, he emerges with a workable program he can stay with for the rest of his
career.
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WATCH
A
HORSE RACE
AT A
RACETRACK
Race Tracks in New Jersey:
Meadowlands Racetrack
50 Rt. 120, East Rutherford, NJ
Tel: (201) 935-3900
Live Horse racing in NJ!
Meadowlands Racetrack offers live racing and simulcasting. The
Pegasus restaurant is located on the penthouse level overlooking
the NY skyline.
Freehold Raceway
Rts. 9 & 33, Freehold, NJ
Tel: (908) 462-3800
Horseracing action in NJ!
Harness racing, trotters, and pacers. 2 restaurants and bars.
Simulcasting from many different tracks year round. A really fun
day for the kids too.
Monmouth Park
Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ
Tel: (732) 222-5100
Thoroughbred Horse Racing NJ!
Monmouth Park has Thoroughbred racing Wednesday through
Sunday each week, through September 2. Post time is 1:00 p.m.
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SPEND
THE DAY IN
NEW HOPE
New Hope is a charming little village nestled along the Delaware River and Delaware Canal
that conjures up visions of a by-gone era. Located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, this
sophisticated little gem of a town represents different things to different people. To some,
New Hope is the place to visit art galleries. To others, it's a place to spend enchanting
romantic weekends, cuddled up by the fire at one of the many beautifully restored inns, or
walking down by the riverside. New Hope's natural beauty has always been mesmerizing.
New Hope has always been a place to escape the humdrum routine into a magical fantasy
experience. Performing arts are more alive and progressive in New Hope than in most cities,
five, even ten times its size. It's an easy trip from New York, Philadelphia and most parts of
New Jersey, perfect for dining in one of our many nationally renowned restaurants, or taking
in a show or concert at one of the many theatres in the area. Day trips to New Hope are
easy to fill with things to do - ferry rides, visits to historic sites, carriage rides, mule barge
rides, and of course, shopping. New Hope is a Shoppers Paradise with over 100 shops,
offering local crafts, as well as, beautiful items from around the world.
The streets of New Hope are few (only four: Main Street, North and South, Bridge Street,
Ferry Street and Mechanic Street), plus quaint little alley-ways and side streets where
visitors can wander along the cobblestone walks, finding many surprising nooks and
crannies. Throughout the year, the many active New Hope associations and groups provide
events. For instance, the town will become "The Enchanted Christmas Village" with the glow
of white lights and streets lined with candles. New Hope believes in serving up its holidays
the old-fashioned way, with plenty of charm and history.
New Hope's history is an important part of its attraction. It is just a few miles from
Washington's Crossing. It was here that Washington crossed the Delaware to fight the Battle
of Trenton in the American Revolution. There are important historic sites in and around New
Hope attached to this private historic event. William Penn owned the original parcel of land
that eventually became New Hope and signed it over in 1681 to another owner. It changed
hands several times until the American Revolution. After the war, Benjamin Parry began
operating two mills here, which burned down in 1790. When they were rebuilt they were
called the "New Hope Mills", offering new hope to the entire town.
Today New Hope continues the tradition of bringing the world a positive "new hope" by
preserving its own unique tradition of offering its visitors an experience you cannot find
anywhere else...a fantasy, an escape into the arts, a page turned back in history. Welcome
to New Hope.
Antiques:
Jim's of Lambertville - 6 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 Gallery: 609-397-7700
Lyle Rickards Antiques & Art - River Rd, Point Pleasant, PA [email protected]
Cockamamie's - 6 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5454
Ferry Hill - 15 W. Ferry St., New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5335
Gardner's Antiques - Route 202, New Hope, PA 18931 215-794-8616
Ingham Springs Antique Center - Route 202, New Hope, PA 215- 862-0818
Lyons Antiques - Route 202 & Aquetong Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
TearDrop Memories NorthFork Pet Antiques - 12 West Mechanic St. New Hope
Attractions:
Concordiaplayers.org
World Class Chamber music in the historic town of New Hope, PA.
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New Hope Historical Society - Parry Mansion Museum
45 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
Tel: (215) 862-5652
Hours: Sat/Sun - May 1 - Oct 31 1pm to 5pm
Peddler's Village
Rt 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA
Tel: (215) 794-4000
Hours: M-Th 10a-6p; F-S 10a-9p; Sun 10a-6p
Located five miles south of New Hope in Lahaska, PA., Peddler's Village is Bucks County's
premier shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment destination. The charming 18th
century-style village consists of 70 quality specialty shops, 6 restaurants, the luxurious 70room Golden Plough Inn, Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center and year round
festivals and events all set amidst 42 acres of award winning gardens and winding brick
pathways. For more information, please logon to www.peddlersvillage.com or call 215-7944000.
Rice’s Market
A 30-acre outdoor market, Rice's Market features such items as antiques, collectibles,
jewelry, fresh fruits and vegetables, Amish meats and baked goods, clothing, and handbags.
Rice's Market is open year round on Tuesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays
from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. March through December.
Riverside Symphonia
Lambertville, NJ
Tel: (609) 397-7300 | (215) 862-3300
Where the spirit is nourished by the harmonies of music. Bringing splendid performances in
beautiful settings to music lovers.
Roxey Ballet Company
243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ
Tel: (609) 397-7616
Swan Creek Rowing Club
Lambertville, NJ
Tel: 609-397-5545
Swan Creek Rowing has been teaching the art of sculling and sweep rowing to the New
Hope-Lambertville community since 1992. April thru November.
New Hope Canal Boat Company
149 S Main St, New Hope, PA
Tel: (215) 862-0758
Bucks County Carriages
2586 N. River Rd., New Hope, PA
Tel: (215) 862-3582
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main, New Hope, PA
Tel: (215) 862-2041
Bucks County River Country - Canoeing/tubing
2 Walters Lane Point Pleasant, PA
Tel: (215) 297-5000
New Hope Ivyland Railroad
32 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA
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Tel: (215) 862-2332
New Hope Winery
6123 Lower York Rd., New Hope, PA
Tel: (215) 794-2331 or 800-592-WINE
Hours: Sun-Tues 10-5, Thurs-Sat 10-6, Closed Wed
Stockton Carriage Tours
94 Worman Rd., Stockton, NJ
Tel: (609) 397-9066
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ
Tel: (908) 788-0400
West End Farm
2586 N. River Rd., New Hope, PA
Tel: (215) 862-5883
Restaurants:
Golden Pheasant Inn
763 River Rd, Erwinna, PA
Tel: (610) 294-9595 | (800) 830-4474
Hours: Dinner - Wed-Sun & Brunch - Sun 11-3
1857 Bucks County fieldstone Inn nestled between Delaware River and Canal. Originally built
as a mule barge stop & listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Creative French
cuisine by Chef Michel served in Tavern with fireplace and Greenhouse overlooking canal.
Romantic lodging featuring four poster canopy beds, fireplaces and river views. Near scenic
roads & covered bridges the Inn is 60 miles from Philadelphia or New York City & only 12
miles north of New Hope.
Hamiltons Grill Room
8 Coryell, Lambertville, NJ
Tel: (609) 397-4343
Hours: Mon-Fri 6-10pm, Sat: 5:30 to 10pm, Sun: 5-9pm
Experience the restaurant that food and travel writers across the country are giving rave
reviews. We offer contemporary Mediterranean cooking featuring fresh seafood fired on an
open grill, a romantic setting, and both indoor and outdoor courtyard dining.
Lambertville Station Restaurant
11 Bridge, Lambertville, NJ
Tel: (609) 397-8300
Enjoy the natural tranquility of the Delaware River while you dine in a meticulously-restored
1867 railway station. The Station's New American Cuisine features signature dishes such as
Chesapeake Lump Crab Cakes, Dijon-Rosemary Encrusted Rack of Lamb and rare Ahi-Tuna
with Wasabi puree. Private celebration rooms available. Casual dining and live
entertainment downstairs at the Station Pub. Open 365 days per year.
Marsha Brown, Refined Creole Kitchen & Lounge
15 S. Main St, New Hope PA
Tel: 215-862-7044
Hours: Lunch - Fri-Sun 12 to 4, Dinner - Mon-Sat 5 to 11 & Sun - 4 to 10
Valet Parking available 7 days a week. Marsha Brown is a refined Creole Kitchen and Lounge
built inside a 125 year old stone church located on New Hope's bustling Main St. The menu
specializes in simply prepared prime meats and seafood as well as a wide variety of
Marsha's own Creole family favorites, such as the Eggplant Ophelia and her Granmere's
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Comfort Custard. Whether it’s a relaxing drink and snack at the bar or a fine dining
experience Marsha Brown is sure to please.
The Landing Restaurant
22 N. Main, New Hope, PA
Tel: (215) 862-5711 Email
Hours: Lunch from 11:00 Dinner from 5:00
Riverside Terrace Dining In The Heart Of New Hope.
Excellent Service and Exceptional Cuisine Await You in One of The Most Beautiful Riverside
Settings in Bucks County.
90 Main
90 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
Blue Tortilla
20 N. Main St., New Hope, PA
Café LuLu’s
110 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
El Taco Loco
4 Stockton Ave, New Hope, PA
Esca
18 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, PA
Fran’s Pub
116 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
Havana’s
S. Main St., New Hope, PA
Italia Cucina
95 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
John & Peter’s (Bar)
94 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
Last Temptation
115 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
Logan Inn
10 W. Ferry St., New Hope, PA
Mansion Inn
9 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
Marcella’s
7 Ferry St., New Hope, PA
Martine’s River House
14 Ferry St, New Hope, PA
Mother’s
34 N. Main St., New Hope, PA
Spatola’s
84 S. Main St., New Hope, PA
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Tastebuds
41 B W. Ferry Street, New Hope, PA
Wild Flowers
8 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, PA
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VISIT
A
COOL FLEA MARKET
Belvidere - Sat & Sun
Venue: Five Acres Flea Market
Hours: 7 am until dark
Location: Route 46 South
Tel: (908) 475-2572
Ample parking. Indoor and outdoor market with approximately 100 vendors. New
merchandise, sportswear, house wares, antiques, collectibles, crafts, art, produce
secondhand items. Restrooms, food available, bar, game room, h/a.
Berlin - Thurs thru Sun *
Venue: Berlin Farmers Market
Hours: 8am-4pm
Location: 41 Clementown Road, Route 54
Tel: (609) 767-1284 | (609) 767-1246
Free adm. Ample parking. Average daily attendance 10,000+. 4-500 dealers on any given
day. Wide range of merchandise outdoors. A pure New England flea & farmers market.
Indoor mini mall with over 80 specialty shops. One of the areas largest and best markets.
This one is a real pleasure for shoppers and sellers. A wide variety of food. Approximately 7800 spaces.
Columbus - Thurs Through Sun *
Venue: Columbus Farmers Market
Hours: 7:30am to 3pm
Location: 2919 Route 206 South
Tel: TBD
Free adm. Ample parking. Outdoor/indoor market with approximately 1,000 dealers.
Antiques, collectibles, produce and lots of used merchandise. This is a " don't miss" market
with an excellent variety of dealers selling just about everything. Some really nice booths
here. Good selection of food on premises including a bakery. Good parking, clean restrooms.
Over 70 inside stores and specialty shops. Lots of walking here so plan to dress accordingly.
Dorchester - Sat & Sun
Venue: Campbell's Flea Market
Hours: 7am-4pm
Location: Route 47 at Morristown
Tel: TBD
Causeway
Indoor/outdoor market with approximately 100 dealers. Lots of collectibles, vintage clothing,
crafts, jewelry, housewares. Space from $10. Snack bar. Very picturesque market located in
a scenic area. Seasonal market open March-December.
Edison - Tuesdays
Venue: New Dover United Methodist
Hours: TBD
Church
Tel: (908) 381-9478.
Location: 690 New Dover Road
Seasonal market open March through December. Ample parking. Approximately 100
dealers. Collectibles, produce, crafts, new and used merchandise, bric-a-brac and lots of
garage sale items. Market open March-December. Inside and outside space. Space from $20.
Food available, restrooms, ample parking.
Englishtown - Sat & Sun *
Venue: Englishtown Flea Market
Hours: Sat 7am-5pm | Sun 9am-5pm
Location: 90 Wilson Avenue
Tel: (732) 446-9644
New Jersey Turnpike, Exit 9. Hours. Ample parking. Approximately 400 dealers. Wide range
of merchandise at this market. Booths are well stocked by many quality conscious dealers.
Plenty of good food. Well attended market. A good market for commercial vendors. The
Englishtown Flea Market has been in business since 1929. Very popular local attraction.
Indoor and outdoor space avail from $5 per day. Snack bar, restrooms, h/a.
Farmingdale - Fri, Sat & Sun *
Venue: Collingwood Auction & Flea Market
Location: Highway's 33 & 34
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Tel: (732) 938-7941 | (732) 919-9821
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Free adm. Ample parking. New merchandise, closeouts, surplus, used desirables, house
wares, clothing, jewelry, sports merchandise, country collectibles, antiques, furniture. Food
available, restrooms, h/a. Year round market. Approximately 125 inside spaces, 550 outside.
Space from $2 Friday. Saturday's $6 and $9. On Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Permit required for food.
Gillette - Sundays
Venue: Meyersville Grange Antique Mart
Hours: 8am-3pm
Location: Meyersville Rd, between Rt 78
Tel: (908) 306-0231
and Rt 24
Ample parking. Approximately 35 dealers. Antiques, collectibles and nice quality decorator
and crafts items. Market open April-October. Indoor market with space from $15. per table.
Lambertville - Wed, Sat & Sun
Venue: Lambertville Antique Flea Market
Hours: 8am-4pm
Location: Rt 29, 1-1/2 miles South of town
Tel: TBD
Free adm & ample free parking. Indoor and outside market with approximately 150 dealers.
Market is heavy on quality antiques and collectibles. It also has an indoor mini-mall that is
open daily, 10am-4pm. A good stop for the serious collector/investor, shopkeeper or
decorator. Nice restaurant. h/a and clean restrooms.
Lambertville - Wed, Sat & Sun
Venue: Golden Nugget Antique Flea
Hours: 6 am to 4 pm
Market
Tel: TBD
Location: Route 29, two mi. south of
Lambertville
Ample parking. Hours. Approximately 150 dealers. Antiques, antique furniture, collectibles,
crafts and produce. Indoor shops open daily with outside weekend flea market.
Manahawkin - Fri, Sat & Sun
Venue: Manahawkin Flea Market
Hours: 8am to 5pm
Location: 629 E. Bay Ave. (GSP Exit 63)
Tel: TBD
Free adm & ample free parking. Indoor/outdoor market with approx 100 dealers. Antiques,
collectibles, locally made crafts, produce, new and used merchandise. Snackbars, restrooms,
h/a.
Meyersville - Sundays
Venue: Meyersville Grange Antique Market
Hours: 8am to 3pm
Location: Myersville Road
Tel: (973) 538-5935.
Seasonal market open October through April. Indoor market with approx 25 dealers.
Montclair – Tues & Fri
Venue: Montclair Antiques Market
Hours: TBD
Location: Lackauana Plaza
Tel: TBD
Ample parking. Antiques, furniture, collectibles, memorabilia, jewelry, glassware, silver,
vintage clothing, decorator items, kitchen collectibles, primitives, toys. Indoor market. Snack
bar, restrooms, h/a.
Mt Arlington - - Sundays
Venue: Hopatchong Elks Flea Market
Hours: TBD
Location: Howard Blvd
Tel: (201) 398-9835
Antiques, collectibles, silver, coins, jewelry, decorator items, toys, advertising memorabilia,
as well as the typical used flea market fare. Approximately 25 spaces. Inside market.
Neshanic Station - Sundays
Venue: Neshanic Flea Market
Location: 100 Elm Street, off Highway 202
Hours: 7am to 2pm
Tel: (201) 369-3660
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Seasonal market open March through Christmas. Ample parking. Approximately 100 dealers.
No charge for admission or parking; many garage sale items; sports and non sports cards;
plants and shrubs. Varied line of merchandise here with lots of new merchandise, used
items, crafts, bric-a-brac and some collectibles.
Snack bar, restrooms, h/a.
New Brunswick - Fri, Sat & Sun
Venue: Brunswick Bazaar
Hours: TBD
Location: 710 Somerset Avenue. Route 27
Tel: (201) 846-9838
Ample parking. New and used merchandise, garage sale items, house wares, clothing,
outdoor items. Snack bar, restrooms, h/a.
New Egypt - Wed & Sun
Venue: New Egypt Auction & Farmers
Hours: 7 am and runs until early afternoon
Market
Tel:
Location: Rt. 537. Between Rt. 528 and Rt.
539
Market opens at. Free adm., Ample parking. Approximately 100 dealers. All types
merchandise. Many unusual shops here that one would not expect to find at a flea market
but makes for an interesting place to poke around. Antiques and collectibles auctions held
on Sundays starting at 12 am.
Newark - Sat & Sun *
Venue: The Market Place
Hours: TBD
Location: 6839 Ramona Boulevard
Tel: TBD
Indoor, outdoor market with approximately 750 dealers. Wide range of new merchandise,
antiques, collectibles, crafts and produce.
North Bergen - Sundays
Venue: Hudson County Church Flea Market
Hours: TBD
Location: 1069 - 89th Street
Tel: (201) 861-9798
Ample parking. Antiques, collectibles, glassware, silver, coins, linens, vintage clothing,
memorabilia, country collectibles. Food available, restrooms, h/a. Indoor market. Market
open June-September.
Patterson - Every Once In A While
Venue:
Hours:
Location:
Tel:
Patterson Flea Market. Rt. 22. Outdoor market with approximately 50 dealers. Mostly
secondhand merchandise. Mountains of trash along with some treasures. Space from $15
per day. Market open April-October. c/p Patterson Flea Market, Rt. 22, 12563. (914) 8786660.
Perth Amboy - Thursdays
Venue: Perth Amboy Moose Lodge Flea
Hours: (201) 382-3680
Market
Tel: TBD
Location: Moose Lodge, Convery Blvd.,
Route 35
Ample parking. Antiques, country collectibles, jewelry, watches, linens, vintage clothing,
memorabilia, kitchen collectibles, decorator items, crafts. Food available, h/a, restrooms.
Piscataway - Sundays
Venue: Arbor Fire Department Flea Market
Hours: TBD
Location: 1780 W. 7th Street
Tel: (201) 968-6386
Ample parking. Antiques, collectibles, coins, silver, linens, vintage clothing, memorabilia,
advertising items, used merchandise, new merchandise, crafts. Food available, restrooms,
h/a.
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Pleasantville - Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon
Venue: Pleasantville Indoor Flea Market
Hours: 9am-5pm
Location: 306 S. Main Street
Tel: (609) 344-5079
.Hours. Lots of parking. Approximately 50 dealers. New and used merchandise, souvenirs &
novelties, jewelry, both fine and costume, house wares, sportswear, collectibles, electronics,
sports, fishing and beach merchandise, crafts. Indoor/outdoor market. Food available,
restrooms, h/a. Camping nearby. 5 miles from Atlantic City.
Rahway - Wed & Fri
Venue: Rahway Italian-American Club Flea
Hours: TBD
Market
Tel: (732) 574-3840
Location: Corner of New Brunswick &
Inman Avenue
Approximately 75 table top dealers. New merchandise, sportswear, jewelry, used and
secondhand items, some collectibles. Snack bar.
Rancocas Woods - 2nd Sunday
Venue: William Spencer's Flea Market
Hours: 9am-5pm
Location: Creek Road and I-295
Tel: (609) 235-1830
Ample parking. Outdoor market with approximately 150 dealers. Wide range of goods,
collectibles, glassware, silver, antiques, advertising items, paper goods, coins, primitives.
Quality oriented market. No new merchandise. Snack bar, restrooms, h/a. Many special
events during the season. Market open March-December. Well attended market.
Trenton Sat & Sun
Venue: International Bazaar
Hours: TBD
Location: Marine Park at the waterfront
Tel: TBD
Ample parking. New merchandise, gifts, souvenirs, novelties, imports, used merchandise,
crafts, produce, ethnic packaged food items. Restrooms, h/a, food available.
Vincetown - Sundays
Venue: Elms Near Flea Market
Hours: TBD - Auction on Mondays
Location: Vincetown-Lumberton Road
Tel: TBD
Ample parking. Antiques, collectibles, new and used merchandise, jewelry, house wares,
closeouts, surplus, lots of bric-a-brac. Inside & outside spaces. Snack bar, restrooms, h/a.
Vineland - Fri, Sat & Sun
Venue: U-Sell Flea & Farm Market
Hours: TBD
Location: Delsea Drive and Gant Avenue
Tel: TBD
Ample parking. Approximately 75 dealers. New merchandise, lots of general flea market and
garage sale items. Crafts, collectibles, produce. Snack bar, restrooms, h/a.
Vineland - Fri, Sat & Sun
Venue: Rovers Flea Market
Hours:
Location: South Delsea Drive
Tel:
Ample parking. This market has some new merchandise but is heavily weighted with used
merchandise, some collectibles, crafts, produce.
Watchung - Fri, Sat & Sun
Venue: Watchung Antiques Market
Hours: TBD
Location: TBD
Tel: (201) 622-3189
Ample parking. Antiques, collectibles, nice furniture selection, lots of quality decorator
pieces, silver, coins, glassware, primitives, kitchen collectibles, primitives, linens, vintage
clothing, fine and estate jewelry. Snack bar, restrooms, h/a.
Woodstown - Tues & Sat *
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Venue: Cowtown Flea Market
Hours: TBD
Location: Rt 40. (8 mi. east of Del
Tel: TBD
Memorial Bridge)
Indoor and outdoor market with approximately 400 dealers. Wide variety of items at this
market. Antiques, collectibles, crafts, new & used merchandise, lots of western wear and
western items here. Market conducts livestock sales on Tuesday's and has a rodeo on its
premises on Saturday nights. One of the area's better markets. This one has always
reminded me of a big Texas flea market more than an eastern market.
* Signifies larger, more popular flea markets.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
IN
NEW JERSEY
January 2011
Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival
January 26 – 30, 2011
Lambertville, NJ
www.winterfestival.net
Fire & Ice Festival
January 29, 2011
Mount Holly, NJ
www.fireandicefestival.com
February 2011
Atlantic City International Power Boat Show
February 2 – 6, 2011
Atlantic City, NJ
www.acboatshow.com
Super Pet Expo
February 11 – 13, 2011
Edison, NJ
Garden State Home Show
February 11 – 13, 2011
Somerset, NJ
Cupids Enchanted Evening
February 12, 2011
Belvidere, NJ
New Jersey Flower & Garden Show
February 17 – 20, 2011
Edison, NJ
Atlantic City Classic Car Show
February 18 – 20, 2011
Atlantic City, NJ
www.acclassiccars.com
Leonia Winter Craft Fair
February 20, 2011
Elmwood Park
www.thecraftique.com/Craftique_Fairs.html
March 2011
New Jersey Boat Show
March 3 – 6, 2011
Edison, NJ
JC Fridays
March 4, 2011
Jersey City, NJ
www.jcfridays.com
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St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 6, 2011
Belmar, NJ
www.belmarparade.com
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
March 11 – 13, 2011
Somerset, NJ
St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade
North Wildwood, NJ (Parade on Atlantic Ave.)
March 12, 2011
www.jerseycoastrealty.com/jersey-shore-events.php
St Patricks Day Parade
March 12, 2011
Union, NJ
Springfest Flower and Garden Show
March 17 – 20, 2011
Augusta, NJ
www.springfestgardenshow.com
Chili and Chowder Challenge
March 19, 2011
Cape May, NJ (Lafayette St.)
www.jerseycoastrealty.com/jersey-shore-events.php
Shawnee Spring Craft & Gift Fair
March 26, 2011
Medford, NJ (Shawnee High School 600 Tabernacle Rd)
April 2011
The Atlantic City Beer Festival
April 1 – 2, 2011
Atlantic City, NJ
Mind Body Spirit Expo
April 8 – 10, 2011
Edison, NJ
Fine Art and Crafts Show
April 9 – 10, 2011
Westfield, NJ
www.rosesquared.com
Millburn/Short Hills Street Fair & Craft Show
April 10, 2011
Millburn, NJ
www.StreetFairs.org
New Jersey Folk Festival
April 30, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ
www.njfolkfest.rutgers.edu
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Millburn/Short Hills Street Fair & Craft Show
April 10, 2011
Millburn, NJ
Lambertville ShadFest
April 30 – May 1, 2011
Lambertville, NJ
Westfield Spring Fling
May 1, 2011
Westfield, NJ
May 2011
Summit Street Fair & Craft Show
May 1, 2011
Summit, NJ
Woodbridge Street Fair & Craft Show
May 14, 2011
Woodbridge, NJ
Springtime Home & Garden Expo
May 14 – 15, 2011
Buean, NJ
Cranford Street Fair & Craft Show
May 15, 2011
Cranford, NJ
Seaside Music Festival
May 19 – 21, 2011
Seaside Heights, NJ
Bourban Street Blues Fest
May 21, 2011
Lebanon Township, NJ
www.bourbonstreetbluesfest.com
Everything Jersey City Festival
May 21, 2011
Jersey City, NJ
www.jcheights.com/atwork-EJCF_2011.shtml
NJ State Chili & Salsa Cook-Off
May 21, 2011
Toms River, NJ
Bernardsville Street Fair & Craft Show
May 22, 2011
Bernardsville, NJ
Highland Park Street Fair & Craft Show
May 22, 2011
Highland Park, NJ
New Jersey Vintage Grand Prix Festival
May 27 – 29, 2011
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Millville, NJ
www.njvintagegrandprixfestival.com
West Orange Street Fair & Craft Show
May 29, 2011
West Orange, NJ
Annual Cedar Lane Family Festival
May 30, 2011
Teaneck, NJ
June 2011
RiverFest 2011
June 3 – 5, 2011
Red Bank, NJ
Rhythm & Blues by the Brook
June 4, 2011
Plainfield, NJ
Bonnie Brae Scottish Festival
June 4, 2011
Liberty Corner, NJ
Metuchen Street Fair & Craft Show
June 5, 2011
Metuchen, NJ
14th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival
June 5, 2011
Island Heights, NJ
Somerville Spring Spectacular
June 5, 2011
Somerville, NJ
Hoboken International Film Festival
June 5 – 11, 2011
Hoboken, NJ
New Jersey Seafood Festival
June 10 – 12, 2011
Belmar, NJ
Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show
June 11, 2011
Westfield, NJ
Fanwood Street Fair & Craft Show
June 12, 2011
Fanwood, NJ
Fair Lawn Street Fair & Craft Show
June 12, 2011
Fair Lawn, NJ
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Rahway Street Fair & Craft Show
June 18, 2011
Rahway, NJ
State Fair Meadowlands
June 24 – July 10, 2011
East Rutherford, NJ
July 2011
Oceanfest
July 4, 2011
Long Branch, NJ
Annual San Gennaro Feast
July 13 – 17, 2011
Atlantic City, NJ
The Feast of Mount Carmel
July 14 – 16, 2011
Berkeley Hts, NJ
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival
July 16 – 17, 2011
North Wildwood, NJ
New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival
July 16, 2011
Toms River, NJ
Family Fun Day
July 17, 2011
Warren, NJ
Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
July 29 – 31, 2011
Readington, NJ
August 2011
New Jersey State Fair
August 5 – 14, 2011
Augusta, NJ
Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show
August 27, 2011
Westfield, NJ
Nutley Street Fair & Craft Show
September 4, 2011
Nutley, NJ
September 2011
MusicFest
September 8 – 11, 2011
Clark, NJ
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Rahway Street Fair & Craft Show
September 10, 2011
Rahway, NJ
Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire
September 17 – 18, 2011
Lakewood, NJ
Red Bank Street Fair & Craft Show
September 18, 2011
Red Bank, NJ
Champion of the Grill Community Festival
September 18, 2011
Augusta, NJ
Mercer County Italian American Festival
September 23 – 25, 2011
West Windsor, NJ
Westfield FestiFall
September 25, 2011
Westfield, NJ
Hackettstown Street Fair & Craft Show
September 25, 2011
Hackettstown, NJ
October 2011
Chowderfest Weekend
October 1 – 2, 2011
Beach Haven, NJ
Fanwood Street Fair & Craft Show
October 2, 2011
Fanwood, NJ
Millburn/Short Hills Street Fair & Art Show
October 2, 2011
Millburn, NJ
Somerville Arts & Main
October 2, 2011
Somerville, NJ
Summit Street Fair & Craft Show
October 9, 2011
Summit, NJ
Westfield Street Fair & Craft Show
October 15, 2011
Westfield, NJ
Cranford Street Fair & Craft Show
October 16, 2011
Cranford, NJ
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Fair Lawn Street Fair & Craft Show
October 23, 2011
Fair Lawn, NJ
T.R.F.C.# 1S Halloween Parade
October 29, 2011
Toms River, NJ
Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
October 2011
Chatsworth, NJ
November 2011
Delaware & Raritan Canal Canoe Race
Franklin, NJ
This fun day happens every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The course is 10.6
miles long and takes about 2 1/2 hours. The race begins at 10:00 at the canal house on
Blackwells Mills Road and ends at the historic Van Wickle house on Eastern Avenue in
Franklin.
December 2011
Holiday Crafts at Morristown
December 2 – 4, 2011
Morristown, NJ
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SPECIAL EVENTS IN NEW YORK
See http://www.nycstreetfairs.com/sched.html for more festivals
January 2011
Idiotarod
January, 2011
The Iditarod is the famous long-distance race in which yelping dogs tow a sled across Alaska.
The Idiotarod is pretty much the same thing, except that instead of dogs, it's people, instead
of sleds, it's shopping carts, and instead of Alaska it's New York City.
February 2011
The Coffee & Tea Festival
February 19 – 20, 2011
NYC, NY
Annual U.S. Pastry Competition
February 27, 2011
Join the festivities as pastry professionals from across the country compete for the
'Pastry Chef of the Year' award, presented by Paris Gourmet. Thousands of baking and
pastry whizzes head to this annual competition to flex their sugar craft, candy and
dessert making skills under the eyes of the world's most critical judges.
March 2011
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 2011
NYC
The St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue is a New York City's tradition. The Parade
marched for the first time 249 years ago, on March 17, 1762 - fourteen Years before the
Declaration of Independence. The parade is held to honor the Patron Saint of Ireland and the
Archdiocese of New York and celebrates Irish Faith and heritage.
Greek Independence Day Parade
March 27, 2011, NYC
Greece celebrates its Independence on March 25th, which is also the day Gabriel announced
to Mary that she was with child. In 1821, Greeks vigorously rose up against the oppressive
Ottoman Empire which had occupied Greece for nearly four hundred years, embarking on
the ultimately successful war of independence. Bishop Germanos of Patras boldly raised the
Greek flag at the monastery of Agia Lavras, inciting the Peloponnese to rise against the
oppressors.
Macy’s Flower Show
March 28 – April 11, 2011
Herald Square, NYC
The Annual Macy's Flower Show at Macy's Herald Square in New York City is one of the
country's premier flower shows and creates an urban sanctuary in the midst of Midtown.
This two-week event features over a million flowers consisting of more than thousands of
species of colorful flowers, plants and trees. There are 11 specialty gardens in all, many
featuring rare and exotic flowers including the new, dramatic Italian Garden, the fantastic
Orchid Garden and the enchanting Yellow Garden.
Shakespeare in the Park
Spring-Summer, 2011
Central Park, NYC
Joseph Papp founded the New York Shakespeare Festival and "Shakespeare in the Park" in
the 1950s. Free Shakespeare in the summer in Central Park is now a ritual, but Papp
presented Shakespeare in other parks as well.
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April 2011
New York Auto Show
April 22 – May 1, 2011
NYC - Jacob Javits Convention Center
The New York Auto Show (now the New York International Auto Show) began in Madison
Square Garden in the 19th century as "The Bicycle and Automobile Show." It remains one of
New York's longest running shows. The 2006 NYIAS will showcase some of the hottest
concept and production cars ever seen. Many of the vehicles will be cutting-edge innovative
design studies, others just a few steps away from production, but all provide a window on
the future of automobile design and technology.
Cherry Blossom Festival
April 31 – May 1, 2011
Brookly Botanic Garden (BBG)
Participate in New York City’s “rite of spring” at Sakura Matsuri, a phenomenal weekend
celebrating Japanese culture with over 60 events and performances. Enjoy contemporary
and traditional Japanese music and dance, taiko drumming, ikebana flower arranging,
Japanese DJs, presentations on the art of manga, tea ceremonies, and workshops for all
ages.
Central Park SummerStage
SummerStage has built a reputation of presenting cutting-edge, in-depth and thoughtful
programming, showcasing the very best of both veteran and up-and-coming artists in
popular music, world music, jazz, word, dance and film.
May 2011
Bike New York, New York
May 1, 2011
NYC
The adventure starts in Lower Manhattan. The ride heads north through the heart of
Manhat...
B.E.E.R.'s Annual Brew Off
Mid-May, Long Island, NY
This homebrew competition is the perfect spot for beer enthusiasts to taste and sample
some of the best local brew. Got a strong appetite? Make your way to the Chili Cook-off
contest that's also a part of the beer fest.
Fabulous Fifth Avenue Street Fair (large, musical)
May 2011
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Park Slope's annual 5th Avenue Street Fair runs from Sterling to 12th Street and starts at
noon. Not your typical corn dog and lemonade street fair (though they do have that stuff),
the Brooklyn event features multiple stages of live music including two hosted by Southpaw
which is also home to the day's Punk & Underground Record Fair.
June 2011
The Belmont Stakes
June 5, 2010
Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
Third and final leg of the Triple Crown (thoroughbred horseracing).
Puerto Rican Day Parade
June 12, 2011
NYC - 2804 Third Avenue - 5th Floor
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The Parade, televised for three hours by WNBC, achieves the highest Nielsen rating for
stations in the New York area.
Mermaid Parade
June 18, 2011
Coney Island, NY
The Mermaid Parade is a completely original creation that is that nation's largest art parade
and one of New York City's greatest summer events. The Mermaid Parade celebrates the
sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and
mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is
characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes,
various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or
amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht
pulled on flatbed.
Lesbian and Gay Pride Week
June 26, 2011, NYC
The world's biggest Pride event kicks off with a rally and ends with a parade, street fair and
dance.
Adventures NYC
June 2011
The Big Apple is turned into the country's largest urban adventure playground with a fiveborough celebration of all things outdoors. Designed to encourage New Yorkers to take
advantage of the parks and natural resources just outside their doorstep, Adventures NYC
offers both novice and experienced outdoor enthusiasts a variety of adventures. Activities
will include hiking, camping, rock climbing, trapeze shows, fishing demos, and kayaking -- all
in the middle of New York City!
NYC Food Film Festival
June 2011
Water Taxi Beach
Celebrate Brooklyn Festival
June – August, 2011
Celebrate Brooklyn is one of New York City’s longest running, free, outdoor performing arts
festivals. Launched in 1979, as a catalyst for Brooklyn’s performing arts scene and to bring
people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn has been an
anchor in the park’s revitalization and has become one of the city’s foremost summer
cultural attractions.
River to River Festival
June – September, 2011
The River to River Festival is an annual performing arts festival with events held in various
public venues from June through September in Lower Manhattan, NYC. The festival's
programming includes free music, dance, film, and arts events open to the public.
July 2011
Washington Square Music Festival
Every Tuesday in Jul 2011
NYC
A free outdoor classical and Music of the Americas concert series. Performance space is in
the southeast quadrant of Washington Square Park at the foot of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
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40th Annual 111th Street Stickball Music Festival
July 10, 2011
NYC, NY
116th St. Festival Carnaval del Barrio
July 30-31, 2011
NYC, NY
Harlem Jazz and Music Festival, Harlem
July 31 & August 20, 2011
NYC
2009 Theme: "Honoring Harlem's History and Its Great Legacy"
August 2011
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
August 13-14, 2011
NYC
With over 100 teams and 1,000+ participants competing from around the World, this Year
we celebrate the "Year of the Tiger." This much anticipated world-class, multi cultural event
features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances and an ethnic
food court.
Warrior Dash
August 13 – 14, 2011
Windham, NY
FlyNY Kite Festival
August 2011
NYC
Unidentified flying objects will be hovering over Riis Park as the New York Kite Festival at the
Rockaways takes to the sky! Enjoy an entire weekend of priceless family fun - all for free.
There will be kite making workshops, hands-on activities for the kids, delicious food, music
and other entertainment will be featured throughout the weekend.
September 2011
Brazilian Day Festival
September 4, 2011
NYC - From 6th to 5th Ave
Brazil’s Independence Day (September 7th) is the occasion chosen to bring BrazilianAmericans, Brazilians who live away from home and those many people interested in Brazil
together for a very special event. In 1984 the City of New York proclaimed the first Sunday
in September as the day in which it celebrates Brazilian Independence from Portugal, which
took place on September 7th, 1822.
New York Festival of Balloons
Labor Day Weekend 2011
Dansville, NY
The annual event features hot air balloon launches on Labor Day Weekend along with an
arts and crafts show, balloon rides, food and live music. Don't miss out on the classic car
show and amusement rides when you need a break from the fun in the sky.
Richmond County Fair, Staten Island
Labor Day Weekend 2011
Staten Island, NY
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Fried foods? Check. Pies to put your face in? Yep. How about pig races and rock ‘n’ roll?
Noooo problem. Richmond County Fair at Historic Richmond Town turns 31 this year, and
we’ll be darned if it isn’t entering adulthood nicely. Attracts more than 25,000 people
annually.
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
September, Saugerties, NY
The annual, fall Hudson Valley Garlic Festival celebrates garlic and its generous lifesustaining gifts with early harvest rituals, music, dance, delicious food, and fun. Main
attractions include the GArlic MArketplace, Garlic Food Alley, demonstrations and lectures
about garlic, chef demonstrations, arts and crafts and a children’s area.
The first festival in 1990 attracted less than 420 enthusiasts. Today, the event draws more
than 50,000 attendees.
Broadway on Broadway
September 2011
Broadway on Broadway is a free outdoor concert that kicks off the Broadway season each
September, held on a giant stage in Times Square. Presented in 2010 by HUE Leggings and
Continental Airlines, Broadway on Broadway is produced by The Broadway League and the
Times Square Alliance. The event features star performances from new shows and longrunning favorites, accompanied by a live 30-piece orchestra. In 2010, 40,000 Broadway fans
took part!
October 2011
Oyster Festival, Oyster Bay
October, Long Island, NY
The free Oyster Festival is one of the East Coast's largest annual waterfront festivals. A
major fund-raising event for local charities, the celebration has offered food and
entertainment for over 24 years.
Visitors enjoy live music outdoors, craft fairs and an antiques market, as well as an exotic
animal petting zoo, tall ships and the Food Court for the freshest seafood and tastiest snacks
available anywhere.
For more information visit: www.theoysterfestival.org
November 2011
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
November, New York City, NY
Starting in 1924 as Macy’s Christmas Parade with animals from the Central Park Zoo, this
popular event now attracts more than 2.5 million people and another 44 million tune in to
watch the balloons, floats, bands and celebrities in the most spectacular Thanksgiving
holiday celebration in the world.
The three hour parade trails from 77th Street down Central Park West to Columbus Circle,
then down Broadway to Herald Square.
December 2011
Miracle on Madison Avenue
Early December, 2011
NYC
Miracle on Madison Avenue is a New York City holiday tradition that brings together a caring
community of shoppers, retailers and sponsors to help children who depend on the vital
health care services of The Children’s Aid Society. Streets are closed down and during that
time, 165 stores, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Barneys New York, Nicole Miller,
Gianni Versace and Victoria's Secret, will donate 20% of each of their sales to Partnership
with Children, The Children's Aid Society,
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Christmas Tree Lighting
Early December 2011
NYC - Rockafeller Center
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SPECIAL EVENTS
IN
EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
January 2011
New Year’s Day Mummers Parade
Philadelphia, PA
Climaxing months of drill in a ritual dating to pagan times, some 15,000 Mummers parade
along Philadelphia streets, codified into four divisions: Comic Clubs, Fancy Clubs, String
Bands, and Fancy Brigades.
Chinese New Year
Philadelphia, PA
In Philadelphia's Chinatown, the year starts with New Moon on the first day and ends on the
full moon 15 days later with the Lantern Festival. Call (215) 922-2156 for more information.
Philadelphia Chinese New Year New Year’s Day comes twice a year, thanks to Greater
Philadelphia’s Chinese Lunar New Year at the Asian Culture Center.
Chinese New Year in Wilmington
Wilmington, DE
New Year’s Day comes twice a year, thanks to Wilmington, Delaware’s Chinese Lunar New
Year celebration at the Grand Opera House in the Market Street Mall.
Pennsylvania Farm Show
January, Harrisburg, PA
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in America, attracting
more than 400,000 spectators with more than 270 commercial exhibitors, 10,000 animals
and 8,000 competitive exhibitors. From livestock shows to educational displays, the
participants at the Farm Show help to keep Pennsylvania growing.
February 2011
Philadelphia International Auto Show
The Philadelphia International Auto Show cruises each year into the Pennsylvania
Convention Center, produced by the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia
with more than 700 classic, luxury, and exotic vehicles. A Black Tie Tailgate Preview Gala
benefits the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia via the Auto Dealers CARing For Kids
Foundation.
African American History Month
Events throughout the city herald Africa American history.
Tattoo Artists Convention
Seminars by some of the nation's most gifted tattoo artists unfold along with live
performances by Dead Meat, Full Blown Cherry and more.
Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium
At the end of February, Taller Puertorriqueno graphic arts workshop on 5th street in
Philadelphia hosts a panel discussion and program relating to issues of race within the
Lainto community.
Groundhog Day
February, Punxsutawney, PA
Celebrating this day this 1886, every February 2, visitors gather in Punxsutawney for a
weather forecast from internationally-recognized weather expert, Punxsutawney Phil - a
groundhog. On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob - in front of
thousands of followers from all over the world - to predict the weather for the rest of winter.
Tradition has it that if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of
winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. Festivities also
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include the Woodchuck Whittle Carving Show, the Souvenir Show & Sale, Phil’s Wedding
Chapel, Hay Ride Town Tours, Groundhog Day in the Park and much more.
International Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous
February, Ridgway, PA
Each year, 25,000 people flock to this town in the highlands known as the Pennsylvania
Wilds to take part in a celebration of chainsaw carving. More than 200 chainsaw carvers
from all over the world display their talents, share and learn new techniques, teach the craft
to others and raise money for charities. Hosted by master carver, Rick Boni, and his wife Liz,
the International Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous offers chainsaw competitions, safety
classes, carving displays, an auction of chainsaw art, the chance to buy large and small
pieces from the assembled artists, communal meals, and live music.
March 2011
South Street Mardi Gras for Fat Tuesday
South Street, Philadelphia's hip strip, is where Mardi Gras is celebrated on Fat Tuesday
before Ash Wednesday.
Manayunk in Bloom
Spring brings Manayunk in Bloom, an annual event with fun at Pretzel Park, at Cotton and
Cresson streets for the annual Easter Egg Scramble. Merchants stock up with Easter finery
and accessories.
Philadelphia Flower Show
North America’s largest collection of specimen orchids radiates color at the Philadelphia
Flower Show, going strong for more than a century. Festivities surrounding the show start in
January.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Philadelphia's Irish community goes green with more than 100 floats and 10,000 marchers,
ranking as the third largest in the nation after New York and Atlanta.
The Book and the Cook Festival
Cooks share their books and recipes at different restaurants and at the convention center
during KitchenAid’s The Book and the Cook Festival.
Victorian Boutique Craft & Home Decor Show
In Telford, 13 magnificently decorated rooms of a traditional circa 1893 Victorian-style home
showcase stained glass, pictures, floral arrangements, kitchen and bath accessories, and
gourmet treats. Original gifts are ideal for spring weddings, graduations, or Mother’s Day.
Admission of $1 supports area charities.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
In mid to late March, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks hosts over 300 artisans
who will display and sell their crafts. Gourmet foods, live entertainment and demonstrations
will be featured.
The Red Ball
National Constitution Center is the scene for an evening of gourmet dining and dancing at
The Red Ball, supporting operations of the one-of-a-kind Red Cross House, providing shortterm shelter for families and individuals displaced by disasters.
FirstEnergy Berks Jazz Fest
March 2011
Reading, Pennsylvania
This 10-day smooth jazz festival, a tradition for almost 20 years, is held annually in March,
and offers more than 130 concerts, lunches, brunches, workshops, worship services, happy
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hours and midnight jam sessions to the public. Past performers include The Manhattan
Transfer, US Air Force Rhythm In Blue Jazz Ensemble, Jason Miles, Kim Waters, Jeff Kashiwa,
Walter Beasley, Deodato, Marion Meadows, Paul Jackson Jr, David Mann, Jaared, Jay
Beckenstein, Maria Muldaur, Paul Brown to name just a few. More than 4,500 people attend
the event each year.
April 2011
Major League Baseball
Nothing signals advent of spring more than baseball with a capital B, tightly meshed into
American culture with historic firsts, icon performances, record-setting events, and traditions
from hot dogs slathered in mustard to unexpected curveballs, and seventh-inning stretches.
Books and movies about baseball are fine and dandy, but nothing beats Major League
Baseball action, playing out each season from April through the World Series.
The Philadelphia Science Festival
April 15, 2011
The 2-week event will feature hundreds of mostly free events, exhibitions, hands-on fun,
debates and other educational opportunities. Highlights include a Science Carnival on the
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a science scavenger hunt throughout the city, science nights at
popular bars and more.
Spring Splash on South Street
Celebrants parade down South Street in Easter bonnets.
Baseball Season Opens
When the Phillies were formed in 1883, the team was on its way to becoming the oldest,
continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of the professional sports.
Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show
Showcased are furniture and accessories by more than 250 juried artisans, a Design Smart
Seminar Series, Art of the Home devoted to residential architecture, artisan building services
and green smart products, plus hands-on craft demonstrations.
Champions on Ice
During the first week in April, check out the First Union Center in Philadelphia which hosts
the annual exhibition of the U.S. Figure Skating Association and the International Skating
Union.
May 2011
Broad Street Run
The venerable Broad Street Run’s 10-mile course starts at Broad Street and Somerville
Avenue, ending in the Philadelphia Naval Business Center. (Not for Runners Only Health &
Fitness Expo is at the Cruise Terminal, Pier 1, near the finish line.)
Annual Canal Day
Attracting crowds along Main Street, this long-standing neighborhood event celebrates the
1823 opening of the Schuylkill Navigation System, part of the Manayunk Canal.
Dad Vail Regatta
The second week of May brings crew teams from schools across the U.S. to compete on the
Schuylkill River in the nation’s largest collegiate regatta.
Jam on the River
Enjoy music on the banks of the Delaware River on Memorial Day weekend.
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival
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The chic Rittenhouse area celebrates spring with music, dance, outdoor and indoor sales and
displays by area retailers, gallery exhibits, and more on Walnut Street from Broad to 19th,
and within Rittenhouse Square.
June 2011
Philly International Great Beer Expo
During the first week in June, Philadelphia Navy Yards hosts over 50 domestic and
international breweries presenting over 100 beers.
First Union U.S. Pro Cycling Championship
The First Union men’s pro cycling championship is the nation’s longest running, richest
single-day race on the Pro Cycling Tour. The Amateur Wall Climb has cyclists pedaling up the
Manayunk Wall, a stretch of road at a 45-degree angle. The race starts at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art.
State Street Blues Stroll
Towards the middle of June, restaurants along State and Plum Streets in downtown Media,
as well as local outdoor concert venues, host the best blues talent in the region, sponsored
by a local radio station.
First Union Liberty Classic
International women cyclists compete in the First Union Liberty Classic, the only World Cup
Cycling race event for women in the U.S. and the world’s richest single-day women’s event.
Manayunk Arts Festival
As the largest outdoor arts and crafts show in the Delaware Valley, the juried Manayunk Arts
Festival features more than 250 artists from across the nation while attracting a quarter
million spectators.
Sunoco Welcome America
Events start a week before July 4th, with fireworks on the Delaware the Friday preceding the
4th of July fireworks celebration.
Plain & Fancy: A Taste
Fox Chase Cancer Center hosts Plain & Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley,
featuring a mouthwatering array of food and beverages from top regional chefs and
vendors. Proceeds go to cancer research and prevention at Fox Chase.
Zhang San Feng Festival
At East Stroudsburg University the first weekend in June, the Zhang San Feng Festival & Dao
of Health Expo features interactive workshops by day and evening parties with free wine,
snacks and entertainment. Call(973) 670-6582 for more information.
Welcome America! Festival
June 24 – July 4, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
July 2011
Fourth of July
The birthplace of the nation hosts more than 50 free events culminating in a 14-hour July 4th
extravaganza.
Dragon Boat Races
Benefitting the Fox Chase Cancer Center, the International Dragon Boat Races feature eight
lanes of action with up to 100 teams.
Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational
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Staged at the William Way Community Center, Asian Karaoke Idol spices up Cult classic
highlights of previous years with freestyling and more.
August 2011
Eagles Football Opener
Named the Eagles to symbolize the New Deal’s National Recovery Act, Philadelphia’s team
first played the Chicago Bears in a 3-3 tie.
Laughtastic Sketchopalooza
Towards the end of August, World Cafe Live on Walnut Street hosts a night of improv
sketches and stand-up comedy to benefit the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience.
Peoples Festival
August 6 – 7, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
2011 JCC Maccabi Games
August 14 – 19, 2011
Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
September 2011
National Football League
If it’s fall and you’re ready for some football, count on the National Football League to
deliver non-stop grid action, leading to playoffs, and the incomparable Super Bowl. The NFL
has come a long way since its 1920 founding in Canton, Ohio at Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile
dealership. NFL action was first televised in 1939 when NBC broadcast within New York City.
The NFL’s Longest Day was on Christmas, 1971, in a playoff between the Kansas City Chiefs
and Miami Dolphins, and Miami’s 17-0 Perfect Season unfolded the following year. But that’s
history, and prospects for new milestones start in September.
College Football
NCAA Football, created in 1997 to promote college football ideals, makes no bones about
the importance of each game. Losing at any time during the season can thwart a team's
chances for postseason action or an NCAA Championship. No wonder NCAA Football
marketers have adopted a tagline of "NCAA Football: Every Game Counts." Temple Owls,
Pennsylvania Quakers, Princeton Tigers, Villanova Wildcats.
Labor Day Events
Concerts and more mark Labor Day weekend festivities.
Museum of Art Rodin Garden Party
Early in September, Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art gather for the Rodin
Garden Party at the Rodin Museum, with opportunity to win prizes in a raffle that funds
museum initiatives.
Puerto Rican Week Festival Parade
Running since 1964, Philadelphia's annual Puerto Rican Week Festival (Festival
Puertorriqueño Fildelfia) includes Puerto Rican Day (the last Sunday of September), a grand
parade (Desfile Puertorriqueño) and the Miss Puerto Rico-Philadelphia pageant.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Each September, the Philadelphia Fringe takes over with an extended festival of new art
attracting thousands of onlookers to admire works of more than 1,300 artists in theater,
dance, performance art, music, poetry, puppetry and visual arts.
Popnoise Festival
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At the University of Pennsylvania Rotunda, the Popnoise Festival promotes diverse artistic
development with stand-up comedy, art and sculpture, freestyle / urban poetry, and more.
Annual Sippin’ by the River
Sippin’ By The River at Penn’s Landing, hosted by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of
America, serves samples from more than a dozen vineyards and some two dozen breweries,
along with tutored tastings.
Annual German-American Steuben Parade
A parade, gala banquet, ecumenical service, and Octoberfest event are part of the
festivities.
LiveStrong Challenge Series
The LiveStrong Challenge is the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s signature fundraiser in
Philadelphia and other cities, where participants push the limits in walking, running, or riding
in the fight against cancer.
Tails on the Trails
At Core Creek Park near Langhorne, Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue welcomes
every dog, every size, every shape, along with dogless people for the hike on a one- or twomile trail. Registration fee includes hike T-shirt, goodie bag and dog bandana.
October 2011
National Hockey League
The National Hockey League’s rough and tumble world packs a motherlode of milestones,
from 1917’s NHL opener, to when Maurice Richard was first to score 50 goals in one season
in 1944-45, to when Clint Benedict was the first goalie to put on a mask after a shot knocked
him unconscious, to when Manon Rheaume made headlines in 1992 as the first woman
playing in one of the four major sports leagues, goaltending for the Tampa Bay Lightning
against the St. Louis Blues. From October on, it’s non-stop action in the world of hat tricks -three goals in a game by a player -- and sudden death overtime.
Columbus Day Parade
Philadelphia celebrates Columbus Day with a parade on the second Sunday in October along
Broad Street.
Fishtown River City Festival
5K River City Run in the morning followed by live music, eats from Fishtown Restaurants,
historical presentations, children's activities and more! Penn Treaty Park.
Philly Neighborhood Food Week
In mid October, over 30 neighborhood restaurants, located in Manayunk, Northern Liberties,
East Passyunk, Penn's Landing and Chestnut Hill, showcase their creations with 3 and 4
course meals offered at special prices.
Philadelphia College Festival
Events include College Day on the Parkway, a concert and expo.
Manayunk Annual Antiques & Collectibles Festival
The festival showcases goods of more than 250 professional dealers from across the nation.
Zen Weekend Country Retreat
In Wilkes-Barre, at Endless Mountain Zendo, the Zen Beginner's Weekend Country Retreat
includes orientation, outdoor walking, dawn chanting, and vegetarian meals.
Global Gala
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With Eurocircle joining Young Friends in festivities, the Global Gala unfolds at the Museum of
Archeology & Anthropology, with magical entertainment, lively dancing, and exotic African
cuisine. Silent auction prizes range from gift baskets to trips to Japan and Monserrat.
Bridesmaid's Ball
Going strong for more than a dozen years and benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society, the Bridesmaid's Ball at the Diamond Club at Citizen Bank Park celebrates ghosts of
nuptials past, with all the fun of a wedding sans the hassles.
November 2011
National Basketball Association
Toronto, Canada was the site of the National Basketball League's first game on Nov. 1, 1946,
with the Huskies hosting the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens. Thirteen
original rules were drafted by Dr. James Naismith, creator of basketball. Pro basketball
suffered in popularity in the early 1950's, but one rule change -- that of the 24-second clock
-- transformed the sport from a dull, stalling game to an exciting, offensive showcase. Icons
along the way, from Bob Cousy and Wilt Chamberlain to Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and
Michael Jordan, have immortalized what's now the National Basketball Association's game,
creating long-standing rivalries from coast to coast. Philadelphia 76ers - To book seats to
root for your Philadelphia 76ers, click here.
College Basketball
First devised by James Naismith in 1891, with the first recorded collegiate game in 1893,
legions testify there’s no sound so soothing as a basketball whooshing through the net after
a flick of the wrist. NCAA basketball brings grass roots hoop dreams to an entirely new level
each fall, building toward March Madness, the NCAA Division Basketball Championships.
Rider Broncos, Villanova Wildcats, Drexel Dragons, Pennsylvania Quakers, Princeton Tigers,
Rutgers-Camden Scarlet Raptors, St. Joseph's Hawks, Swarthmore Garnet, Temple Owls.
Philadelphia Marathon
The annual Philadelphia Marathon starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Dating to 1920 as the nation's first Thanksgiving Day parade, Philadelphia’s spectacle now
lasts three hours and features more than a dozen marching bands, floats, a youth choir and
more. Santa shows up at the end, launching the Philadelphia Holiday Festival.
December 2011
Holiday Light Show
Since 1956, a multi-media holiday light show has unfolded with water fountains, organ music
and more in the Grand Court at Center City.
12th Night Celebration Dinner
Colonial holiday customs unfold at this 12th Night Celebration with singing, dancing and
entertainment provided by a tavern keeper and a band of eccentrics, creating an evening of
spoofs and jocularity.
COSELI Jewelry Trunk Show
At the Village Coffee House, this trunk show provides a leg up on gifts holiday gifts.
New Year’s Eve
Fireworks on the Delaware are a focal point of festivities.
Christkindlmarkt
December 2011
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Visitors and locals alike celebrate the holidays at this unique Old World-style family
marketplace voted one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus
Association. Christkindlmarkt features an amazing array of exquisite gifts and fine arts and
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crafts, from jewelry to hand-made quilts and the perfect atmosphere in which to relax, enjoy
a hot cocoa or apple strudel and listen to the musicians performing an assortment of holiday
classics and original Christmas music. St. Nicholas is on-hand for the children, who can also
explore rides, ice carving demonstrations and other holiday-related activities in the
charming historic district of Christmas city.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
IN
DELAWARE
Dover Days Festival
May 2011
Dover, DE
Celebrated since 1933, the Dover Days Festival is a three-day celebration of the First State’s
Capital City and features a huge parade, maypole dancing by children dressed in colonial
costumes, historical reenactments, a car show, free admission to many museums, live music
and entertainment on three different stages, a pet parade, 200 craft and food vendors, an
antique and collectible show, and so much more --all for free! Held on The Green and
Legislative Mall, two beautiful outdoor parks in the historic downtown district, traditional
elements and new components bring in thousands of visitors each year with attendance
reaching 25,000.
Delaware State Fair
July 2011
Harrington, DE
First held in 1920, the ten-day, annual Delaware State Fair is held in Harrington at the end of
July. Today the fairgrounds offer more than 300 acres of agricultural exhibits, rodeo, races, a
midway, and other typical stair fair demonstrations and events. Concert events have
included the likes of Gloria Estefan, New Kids on the Block, Tammy Wynette, Travis Tritt and
Bill Cosby. The Midway Slots and Simulcast, Harrington Raceway and The Centre Ice Rink are
also nearby.
Nanticoke Indian Powwow
September 2011
Millsboro, DE
A powwow is an annual gathering of native people and a celebration of culture – a secular
event in which the history of the powwow passes from generation to generation. A tradition
since 1978, the Nanticoke Indian Powwow features singing, drumming, dancing, arts and
crafts vendors (including jewelry, pottery, moccasins, ribbon shirts, shawls, dream catchers,
and paintings), native foods, visiting tribes and a Sunday morning outdoor worship service.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
IN
MARYLAND
Germantown OktoberFEST
October 2011
Germantown, Maryland
Oktoberfest is Montgomery County Maryland’s flagship Upcounty event at which people
from all over come together to celebrate the community and heritage. Germantown
Oktoberfest offers a wonderful, fun-filled day of live music and performances, delicious food,
kids’ games & inflatables, exhibits by local crafters and businesses, the ever-famous
Germantown Oktoberfest Biergarten, and a spectacular display of fireworks to end a perfect
day!
Sunfest
September 2011
Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City’s biggest & best festival. Fine art, distinctive crafts, performers on two stages &
a variety of food vendors including gourmet delights & Eastern Shore specialties. Fall
children’s activities include pumpkin decorating, hayrides & inflatables on the beach.
Highlights include the Adler’s Treasure Hunt and free continuous entertainment with the
exception of ticketed evening headline entertainers.
Festival of Trees
November 2011
Timonium, Maryland
The largest holiday-themed event in the Mid-Atlantic region, the Festival of Trees features
more than 500 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses plus holiday
crafts shopping at more than over 100 craft boutiques, hourly live entertainment and, of
course, Santa! The three day extravaganza takes place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds
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BEST OVERALL BARS AND CLUBS IN NEW JERSEY
COOLEST LOUNGE IN
NJ
BEST TRENDY BAR IN
NJ
CASUALLY COOL NJ
BAR
Sandbar
Jersey City NJ
The Headliner
Neptune NJ
Boat House
Belmar NJ
Two dance floors, A
separate dining area,
lounges and outdoor
bars. There is different
music in every room and
a nice even ratio of girls
to guys.
A soothing atmosphere.
A great place for friends
to meet. You will find
that this is everything
that you ever wanted in
a bar. The Headliner is
truly is a cool place to
hang out.
Very Casual laid back
type place, with a really
cool crowd. Everyone
seems very friendly in
here and this place can
really sizzle at night. It
was a great time without
the attitude that some
bars possess.
11 Marin Blvd Jersey
City 201-714-5000
1401 highway 35 south,
Neptune NJ, 732-7756200
1309 Main Street
Belmar NJ 732-681-5221
BEST ROCK BAR IN NJ
COOLEST DANCE BAR
NJ
BEST YOUNG CROWD
Park City Bar & Grill
East Rutherford NJ
KatManDu
Trenton NJ
Chubby's Bar & Night
Club
Red Bank NJ
Very cool Cajun themed
restaurant in Central
Jersey. Good place to
see live shows or dance.
You will find a nice
mixed crowd of all ages.
Great food and
wonderful Sunday
brunch too.
Good younger crowd in
here. Get ready to party
to some live rock cover
music. See the girls
jump up on the bar and
let loose. Always a lot of
fun. Ride the mechanical
bull. One of the best in
Red Bank.
125 Park Ave E.
Rutherford NJ 201-9333308
Waterfront Park Trenton
609-393-7300
26 W. Front St Red Bank
732-741-3637
BEST CHIC SPOTS
BEST BANG FOR $$
BEST WINE BARS NJ
Lua
Hoboken NJ
Cabana Club
Keansburg NJ
Cask 591
Long Branch NJ
Latin theme with views
of Manhattan.
$1 Coors lights all the
time! Right by all the
rides. 732-495-1100
Awesome 11-page wine
list! Great Seafood. 732571-8848
Leggett's
Manasquan NJ
Nappa Valley Grill
Paramus NJ
Spin the famous $1 shot
wheel on Thursday
nights.
California wines in North
Jersey. Wonderful
Thursday, Fri and
Saturday nights really
rock here with the areas
hottest live bands They
also boast over 40 TVs.
Each booth in the club
has its own personal TV.
Thursday nights $2 Bud
light and Blackhaus
shots.
Daddy O
Brant Beach NJ
It's cool. It's
contemporary, Its NJ's
only Boutique Hotel and
restaurant- Bar.
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service.
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BEST BARS AND CLUBS
BY THE
SHORE IN NEW JERSEY
BEST DOWN THE
SHORE
COOLEST DOWN THE
SHORE
Bar Anticipation
Lake Como NJ
Martell's Tiki Bar
Point Pleasant
Beach NJ
Without a doubt one of
New Jersey's best bars.
This is the best place
bar-none on a Tuesday
night in the whole state
of NJ. Great Bands on
Fridays and DJ and
dancing on Saturdays.
Huge outside bar.
703-5 16th Ave Lake
Como, NJ 732-681-7422
As everyone in NJ
knows, this is one of the
summers best hot spots.
Live music during the
day and almost every
night in the summer. A
cool stage on a pier built
out over the surf always
attracts a good crowd.
BEST MIXED CROWD
Donovan's Reef
Sea Bright NJ
Donovan's Reef is the
only Shore bar with its
own private lifeguarded
beach! Where else can
you swim, drink, hang
out on the beach, play
volleyball, eat, and
listen to bands all in the
same place?
Ocean Ave. Seabright NJ
732-842-6789
Boardwalk - Point
Pleasant Beach, NJ 732892-0131
BEST PARTY
HOTSPOTS
BEST BEACH PICKUP
JOINT
BEST GIRLS NIGHT
OUT
Bamboo Bar
Seaside Heights NJ
Edgars Pub
Manasquan NJ
Sawmill
Seaside Heights NJ
For a good all night
party try this hotspot.
Classic beach Bar with a
good turnout of sexys.
Up and coming Hotspot
in Seaside Heights.
Headliners
Neptune NJ
Joey Harrison's Surf
Club
Point Pleasant Beach
NJ
WindanSea
Highlands NJ
They have it all.
Martinis, sports,
Dancing, pool, food.
Good classy pick up spot
in the Highlands.
Very sexy older crowd
with a private drinking
beach.
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BEST LIVE VENUE BARS IN NEW JERSEY
NORTHERN NJ LIVE
VENUE
CENTRAL NJ LIVE
VENUE
SOUTHERN NJ LIVE
VENUE
The Stanhope House
Stanhope NJ
Scotland Yard Bar
Hoboken NJ
Brighton Bar
Long Branch NJ
One of the best venues
in North Jersey to see a
live show. Open 5 days
a week, Tues. - Sat.,
with a wide variety of
live music, food and
drink. They present the
areas best live acts. Also
have a good Blues
following
The Scotland Yard bar
now features live blues
SIX days a week with
the best happy hour
prices in Hoboken.
Scotland boasts over 30
different
imported/microbrew
beers. Open Blues Jam
Monday and Friday
nights.
We picked this bar for
one reason only. It is
truly the best bar in
south Jersey for some
serious cut-up original
bands. Most nights they
will have 4 or 5 bands in
the lineup. Worth
checking out.
45 Main st. Stanhope NJ
973-347-0458
72 Hudson St Hoboken
NJ
201-222-9273
CLASSIC DIVE LIVE
VENUE
BEST
OUTDOOR VENUE
Stone Pony
Asbury Park NJ
Patio Bar
Point Pleasant Beach
NJ
Still A classic dive with
top live shows from all
around.
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville NJ
It doesn't get better
than seeing top acts.
Live Maine Lobsters and
live bands all the time!
Martell's Tiki Bar
Point Pleasant
Beach NJ
Cool bar out on the pier
with a lot of open space.
121 Brighton Ave. Long
Branch NJ 732-2229684
BEST HIP LIVE VENUE
Maxwell's
Hoboken NJ
Awesome underground
Acts with international
followings.
Trumpets Jazz Club
Montclair NJ
Casually cool and hip
with some pretty good
food.
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BEST SEAFOOD BARS IN NEW JERSEY
BEST UNKNOWN
SEAFOOD
BEST UPSCALE
SEAFOOD
BEST DECOR AND
VIEW
Blue Rock Cafe
Cliffwood Beach NJ
Shipwreck Grill
Brielle NJ
South City Grille
Jersey City NJ
Some of the best
underrated seafood
around for a really cool
dive bar in the Northern
Raritan Bay area. The 6''
Colossal shrimp are the
biggest we've seen and
the clams are the best
we have had in a long
time. Outdoor bar for
bayside eating and
smoking in season.
Come and taste fresh
Oysters from four
different regions. We
loved all of the
wonderful inventive fish
dishes that we tried.
Awesome atmosphere
and very dimly lit bar.
Some very sexy woman
were sitting at the bar
listening to the live jazz
trio.
You enter underneath a
waterfall encased in
glass, then you will find
yourself in an open airy
lounge, with a large bar
and intimate seating
areas. See spectacular
views of the Manhattan
skyline and feast on the
best seafood you have
ever had in NJ!
732-583-7699
732-292-9380
BEST SEAFOOD BARS
NORTHERN NJ
BEST SEAFOOD BARS
CENTRAL NJ
BEST SEAFOOD BARS
SOUTHERN NJ
Fornos of Spain
Newark NJ
Casual, cozy setting,
with a good party vibe
Spanish Tavern
Newark NJ
Awesome buzz, smart
crowd, great seafood!
Europa South
Point Pleasant Beach
NJ
Fine Portuguese and
Spanish seafood
Opah Grille
Gladstone NJ
Great seafood in a
country setting with a
nice little bar!
The Big Fish
Princeton NJ
Sexy crowd, sexy
bar, sexy fish. A good
pick-up spot!
3 Forty Grill
Hoboken NJ
Sleek, romantic and
sexy. On the upscale
side.
Joes Crab Shack
Lawrenceville NJ
Best crabs in NJ with
cool nautical Party
oriented bar
201-610-9225
Atlantic Bar and Grill
Seaside Park NJ
The locals turned us on
to this, and they were
right!
Sand Bar
Brielle NJ
Excellent Seafood!
Dockside dining on the
river
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BEST MARTINI BARS IN NEW JERSEY
BEST MARTINI NORTH
Martini Blue
Hoboken NJ
Very upscale decor
including cool Leopard
barstools and velvet
curtains. They have a
wonderful martini menu
which includes some
nice different twists. The
crowd is usually 25 and
up, and on Fridays and
Saturdays the dance
floor gets moving with a
DJ.
201-653-blue
BEST MARTINI
CENTRAL
Clydz
New Brunswick NJ
A cozy little place with a
very good Martini
selection. A younger
good looking hip crowd.
Not a bad place to meet
someone. Clydz also has
terrific and unusual
food. In the winter the
fireplace keeps
everyone toasty.
Sometimes gets a little
crowded.
732-846-6521
BEST MARTINI SOUTH
Blue Martini
Atlantic City NJ
This chic setting offers
more than 100 types of
martinis. Live music and
a bar with a built-in
frosted ice rail - perfect
for keeping the chill in
your glass while your
night heats up in one of
the hottest clubs in
town. Live
entertainment Fridays
and Saturdays.
609-340-2000
BEST NEW JERSEY GO-GO BAR
Titillations Go-Go Bar
12 Willow Street, Bloomfield, NJ 973-748-3699
By far the best Go-Go-Bar in NJ. The dancers are amazing-looking and friendly. The bar
features 25 to 35 dancers per day, has pool tables, 17 TV's to watch every sport on, darts,
and 6 private dance booths. Happy Hours and drink specials 7 days a week. Full kitchen and
great bar food as well as homemade thin crust pizza. As an added bonus, THE UPSTAIRS at
TITILLATIONS is an upscale, extremely comfortable cigar lounge. Bring your own cigars or
buy one there, you may smoke cigarettes, pipes or even a hookah as you watch a game,
play cards, chess or domino's. THE UPSTAIRS has a full bar with all the finest scotches,
ports, cognacs and champagnes. And don't forget to spend some time with your favorite
dancer in one of the three private champagne rooms!
BEST NEW JERSEY BAR PIES
Leo's Grandevous
200 Grand St Hoboken, NJ (201) 659-9467
Photos and clippings of Frank Sinatra are all about in this Italian restaurant- bar. You are
sure to hear Frankie crooning on the jukebox as well. Make sure to find a spot at the bar and
try one of their great bar pies.
Reservoir Tavern
90 Parsippany Blvd Rte. 202 Parsippany, NJ 973-334-5708
The tavern is most famous for its bar pies -- thick-crusted, extra-cheesy creations that are
truly scrumptious. The Meatballs are also to die for.
Kinchley's Tavern
86 North Franklin Tpke Ramsey NJ 201-934-7777
You must try this pizza, you will most definitely not be disappointed. Smoke filled Tavern
with an excellent pie topped with very fresh ingredients.
Race Zone Bar and Grill
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1194 Englishtown Rd, Old Bridge NJ 732-251-2332
Very thin Crust, slightly greasy and very consistent. It's almost like the white castle crave of
Pizza's because you find yourself craving Raze Zones pies and only Race zone pies! A bit of
a dive bar vibe but very down to earth. Has a nice small back area away from the bar,
perfect for families. Table side seating is also available by the bar.
BEST KARAOKE BARS IN NJ
Villa Francesco
306 Gatzmer Avenue, Jamesburg NJ, 732-521-2255
Villa Francesco has an awesome Karaoke crowd on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at
9:30 PM. Small free buffet is served around 9:30 and a late night bar menu is available till
closing. Hosted by DJ Mike Dworkin from Absolute Entertainment.
Tavern on the Lake
101 Main Street, Hightstown, NJ, 609-426-9345
Live Karaoke every Wednesday Night from 8PM - 12AM! The Tavern on the Lake (formerly
Theo's) has been undergoing extensive renovations and now boasts a brand new exciting
menu and staff. Every Wednesday night they offer karaoke in a great fun atmosphere.
BEST SPORTS BARS IN NJ
Plank Road Inn
1538 Paterson plank rd Secaucus
They have the area's best sports coverage with both analog satellite and DirecTV on 32 TVs.
Coverage includes every NFL game, over 750 NCAA Basketball games (Including EVERY
March Madness game), 35 Major League Baseball games a week, and NCAA Football on ESPN.
Tuesday 10 cent wing night. Wednesday rib night should not be missed.
Boathouse Bar and Grill
1309 Main St Belmar, NJ 732-681-5221
You can pretty much watch every game being played on any given night by use of their
dozen or so big-screen televisions. Very cool casual laid back vibe. Pretty decent menu too.
O'Donoghues
205 1st st Hoboken NJ
DJ'S on Thursdays and live bands Fridays and Saturdays. Gets a good crowd. You wont miss a
soccer or rugby game here on 2 big screens and 5 Televisions.
Intercrew II Sports Bar
974 Boulevard E. Weehawken NJ
Located in the top floor of a house perched on a cliff in Weehawken, This bar boasts a lovely
view of Manhattan. The crowd loves their games here and are not afraid to voice their
opinions. Japanese food is available.
Steve's Sizzling Steaks
620 Route 17 S. Carlstadt NJ
Great party vibe in here, smoke filled and bustling. The steaks are grilled and reasonably
priced. This place has been standing for over 60 years
10 West Bistro and Sportz Bar
130 Route 10 West East Hanover NJ 973-386-5622
The "Sportz" Bar was Voted New Jersey's #1 Sports Bar. Featuring 60 satellite televisions
covering every game available. They have a full lunch and dinner menu daily. Weekly
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promotions and giveaways and live bands perform throughout the year
The Shack (Formally Erricos's)
1121 Route 12 Frenchtown NJ, 908-996-4300
Very cool bar nestled on the Central Jersey West coast near the Delaware river. A very big
venue with live bands pool tables, games and sometimes their famous Jello wrestling. Always
draws a good young attractive party crowd. We give it the nod for the best unknown Sports
bar in NJ.
NJ TOP WEIRD SWANKY BARS
The Loop Lounge
373 Broadway Passaic Park NJ 973-365-0807
Very cool venue with nightly drink specials including $1 domestic drafts every Wednesday
night. Top name acts. Click on the link above to see who is coming. 2 rooms and 2 DJ's
Wednesday through Saturday 9PM- 3AM.
QXT
Newark NJ 973-643-3996
Wear black in this trendy gothic hotspot. Always something cool happening here like their
annual gothic Luau Hawaiian style party and Pre-apocalyptic decadence night downstairs in
the cript with DJ Myke Hideous.
Fatso Fogarty's
584 Ridge Road North Arlington 210- 998-7383
Billiards and beer pong every night. Live bands and 50 cent drafts all night long on Sundays.
Very cool bar in North Jersey where Dancing on the bar is always encouraged.
NEW JERSEY'S BEST DANCE CLUBS
Axis Lounge
316 16th street Carlstadt NJ
Bliss Lounge
Clifton NJ 973-773-2110
KatManDu
50 Riverview, Trenton 609-393-7300
Deko Lounge
1979 State Hwy 35 Sayreville
Lounge 11
Hoboken NJ 201-792-2244
Fatso Fogarty's
Arlington NJ 201-998-7383
Casbah Night Club
Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City
Tribecca
2027 Lemoine Ave. Fort Lee, 201-461-7744
Centro
South Amboy NJ 732-727-1505
QXT
Newark NJ 973-643-3996
Diva Lounge
369 Bloomfield Av. Montclair NJ 973-509-3000
Glo Ultra Lounge
New Brunswick 732-246-8330
Club Abyss
South Amboy NJ 732-727-5252
Perle
New Brunswick 732-937-6113
NEW JERSEY'S BEST COUNTRY BARS - Country halls and dancing NJ
Landslide Saloon
1090 route 173 Asbury NJ 908-735-6628
Colorado Cafe (Country Dancing on selected
nights)
Watchung NJ 908-322-7200
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Whiskey Cafe
Lyndhurst NJ 201-939-4889
Indian Rock Resort
Jackson NJ (732) 928-0034
Let's Dance
100 Hibernia Ave Rockaway NJ 862-209-1330 Country Palace
Buena NJ (856) 697-1475
Dance Hall - Country line dancing
Dunellen NJ 732-873-6472
Prospectors Grill
Mount Laurel NJ (856) 222-4111
Remember - Always call the club first!
NEW JERSEY'S BEST LOUNGE BARS - Sexy lounge spots in NJ
Elements the Lounge
1072 Ocean Av. Sea Bright NJ
732-842-1100
381 Main
381 Main Street, Little Falls NJ
973-785-3815
Traxx Lounge
198 Stuyvesant Av. Lyndhurst NJ
201-842-TRAX
Nine
333 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ
201-795-9899 (Hot)
Diva Lounge
369 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair NJ
973-509-3533
Lounge 11
505 Madison Street Hoboken, NJ
201-792-2244
Akai Japanese Lounge
11 North Dean St., Newark NJ
201-541-0086
X L Lounge
70 Jabez St Newark, NJ
973-522-2045
Glo
New Brunswick
732-246-8330
Deko Lounge
1939 Rt 35 South, Sayreville NJ
732-727-4141
46 Lounge
300 Route 46 E. Totowa, NJ
973-890-9699
Euro Lounge
185 River Road North Arlington, NJ
201-246-9095
Bliss Lounge
955 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ
973-773-2110
Perle
New Brunswick, NJ
732-937-6113
Remember - Always call the club first!
Teak on the Hudson
16-18 Hudson Place, Hoboken NJ
201-653-6888
NEW JERSEY'S BEST BLUES BARS - Best Jazz Clubs in NJ
Crossroads
78 North Ave. Garwood NJ 908-232-5666
Cecil's Jazz Club
364 Valley Rd W. Orange NJ 973-736-4800
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant
Scotland Yard Bar Blues 6 nights a week
6 Depot Square Montclair New Jersey 973-744- 72 Hudson St Hoboken NJ 201- 222-9273
2600
Mexicali Live
Shanghai Jazz Club Live Jazz 5 nights!
1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck NJ 201-83324 Main Street Madison NJ 973-822-2899
0011
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NEW YORK’S BEST BLUES BARS - Best Jazz Clubs in NY
Jazz Standard
Swing 46
116 E. 27th st, NY, NY 212-576-2232 World349 W 46th St., NY, NY (212) 262-9554
class BBQ
55 Bar
55 Christopher street (212) 929-9883 Old
speak-easy
BB King Blues Club
237 W. 42nd St. NY, NY (212) 997-4144
Iridium Jazz Club
Nells
1650 Broadway, New York - (212) 582-2121
246 west 14 st (212) 675- 1567 2 floors 3 bars
The Village Vanguard
live jazz
178 7th Ave. South, NY, NY (212) 255-4037
NEW JERSEY'S BEST IRISH BARS AND PUBS
O'Donnell's Pub
233 Harrison Ave Harrison NJ 973-4829800
O'Donoghues on First
205 First st. Hoboken NJ 210-798-5595
Willie McBrides
616 Grand St. Hoboken NJ 201-610-1522
The Auld Shebeen
1401 Rte 10 E. Whippany, NJ 973-898-6454
The Dublin Pub
4 Pine Street Morristown, NJ 973-538-1999
Irish Pub New Jersey
168 Whitehorse Pike, Clementon NJ 856-627-0947
NEW JERSEY'S BEST LATIN BARS AND CLUBS
46 Lounge - (Saturday Nights only)
300 Route 46 E. Totowa, NJ 973-890-9699
Bliss Lounge (Wednesdays Nights only)
955 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 973-773-2110
Euro Lounge - (Sunday Nights Only)
185 River Rd. N. Arlington, NJ 201-246-9095
Club CocoBongo
429 N. Broad St. Elizabeth, NJ 908-527-1928
BEST DAILY BAR SPECIALS IN NJ
MONDAYS
Crossroads
78 North Ave. Garwood NJ 908-232-5666
Beer Pong at 9pm - $2 Drafts every Monday
THURSDAYS
Bahama Mama's
215 Washington St Hoboken NJ 201217-1642
$1 Drafts every Thursday Night!
Maxwell's
1039 Washington St. Hoboken 201-6531703
Buds or Bud lights $2.50 every Monday Night!
Texas Arizona
76 River Street Hoboken NJ
$2 drafts 7pm-close every Thursday night
TUESDAYS
The Firkin Tavern
1400 Parkway Ave Ewing, NJ 609-771-0100
.50 Cent tacos and $3 Coronas on Tuesday
FRIDAYS
Orange Lantern
15 Firehouse ln, Paramus NJ 201-6524443
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Nights!
FREE BUFFET 4-8 every Friday!
Crossroads
78 North Ave. Garwood NJ 908-232-5666
$2 Pints -Open Jazz Jam every Tuesday
SATURDAYS
The Firkin Tavern
1400 Parkway Ave Ewing, NJ 609-7710100
2$ Bud light bottles on Saturday Nights!
Bar Anticipation
Lake Como NJ
Best place by far on a Tuesday night in all of NJ.
WEDNESDAYS
The Firkin Tavern
1400 Parkway Av Ewing, NJ 609-771-0100
2$ Bud light bottles on Saturday Nights!
SUNDAYS
Texas Arizona
76 River Street Hoboken NJ
50 cent wings all day Sunday!
Glo
New Brunswick 732-246-8330
5pm - Happy Hour -1/2 Priced Drinks & Salsa
Lessons
BEST HAPPY HOURS IN NJ
The Sand Bar
Brielle Yacht Club Marina (201 Union Lane) Brielle NJ 732-528-7750
Every Monday-Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM
Buffalo Wings, Stuffed Clams, Clams on the Half Shell, Mozzarella Stix – all less than $1/ea.
Texas Arizona
76 River Street Hoboken NJ
Every Monday-Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM
$2 Yuengling Drafts
HOBOKEN: BEST OVERALL BAR TOWN IN NJ
Madison Bar and Grill
Hoboken NJ
Great classy Pick up spot!
Love-Sexy
104 Hudson Street
A Slithery dark small dive club with live bands on Saturday nights.
Bar None
84 Washington Street
M-F Hoboken's Only True Happy Hour: Beat The Clock .25 cent drafts starting at 5:00pm and
the price goes up .25 cents every 1/2 hour after that till 8:00 pm.
McMahon's Brownstone Ale House
1034 Willow Ave
For $20/person, get 3-hour open bar of all draft beers on tap. Also includes non-premium
mixed drinks and wine.
O'Donoghues on First
205 First Street
Live Bands Every Friday and Saturday!
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Whiskey Bar
125 Washington Street
Live Bands Wednesday through Saturday!
Liberty Bar
61 - 63 14th Street
"Wingmania"! 20 Wings + a Pitcher of Domestic Beer... Only $15.99! Jumbo Wing - Best in
Town.
Bahama Mammas
215 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ 201-217-1642
The wildest place in the Northeast!
Texas Arizona
76 River Street
Many Drink and food specials. Great place to watch NFL Football games.
The Goldhawk
936 Park Avenue
Live music and DJ's.
Maxwell's
1039 Washington Street
Live music 3 to 7 nights a week!
Rodeo Ristra
230 Washington St Hoboken, NJ
Big comfy couches, Open mile nights, Great Hip hop dance floor.
Scotland Yard Bar
72 Hudson St
Happy hour Tues-Fri 4-7:30 $2 Domestic drafts $3 Imported draft. Complimentary Catered
Hot food
NEW JERSEY GAY BARS
Paradise
101 Asbury Ave.Asbury Park NJ 732-988-6663
Its 7,000-square feet are divided into a cozy piano lounge, a New York-style dance club and
a quiet back bar for canoodling couples. It also boasts a pretty cool pool room and patio
scene. This bar has everything including some of the hottest area music acts.
Alberts 366 Marin Blvd Jersey City (201) 222-3282
Anybodys Asbury Park (732) 774-0123
Brass Rail 10 S. Mt. Vernon Ave Atlantic city (609) 348-0192
Buddie's Pub 677 S. Broad St Trenton (609) 989-8566
The Cage 32 Newark St Hoboken, NJ 201-216-1766
Club One Wallington (973) 815 1122
Colosseum Rt. 9 & 35 North Sayreville (732) 316-0670
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Connexions 202 Myrtle Ave Boonton (973) 263-4000
The Den 700 Hamilton St Somerset (732) 545-7329
Feathers 77 Kinder Kamack Rd River Edge (201) 342-6410
Georgie's 812 5th Ave. & R.R Asbury Park(732) 988-1220
Gold's Gym 4481 Rte. 9 Howell (732) 905 0999
Murphy's Tavern 59 Edison Pl Newark (973) 622-9176
Maxwell's 1039 Washington St Hoboken (201) 656-9632
The Outer Limits 1102 Rt. 130 Westville (856) 845-1010
Paradise Club 101 Asbury Ave Asbury Park (732) 988-6663
Reflections 181 S. South Carolina Ave Atlantic city (609) 348-11155
Surfside Sun Deck Bar 18 S. Mt. Vernon Ave (609) 347-SURF
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BEST LOCAL PLACES
Le Peep 
561 US Hwy 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 819-7666
The Chef's Place 
349A George St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 220-0071
FOR
BREAKFAST/BRUNCH
Blue Rooster Bakery & Café 
17 N Main St, Cranbury, NJ
Tel: (609) 235-7539
Americana Diner & Restaurant ½
US Highway 130 N, Hightstown, NJ
Tel: (609) 448-4477
Hansel & Griddle 
112 Church St & 53 Mine St (2 loc.), New
Bruns, NJ
Tel: (732) 846-9727
Carousel Luncheonette ½
182 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-2677
Skylark Diner ½
Route 1 N & Wooding Ave, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 777-7878
Fedora Café ½
2633 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ
Tel: (609) 895-0844
Omega Diner ½
1337 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 745-2628
Brass Ring Café 
304 Route 31 N, Ringoes, NJ
Tel: (609) 333-1243
Old Man Rafferty's ½
106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 846-6153
Culinary Creations 
434 US Highway 206, Hillsborough, NJ
Tel: (908) 281-3894
The Cereal Bowl 
296 George St
New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 543-2727
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse and Bistro
½
3570 Route 27, Kendall Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 821-9500
Bagel Dish Cafe
 ½
327 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-8804
Bagel Street Grill ½
660 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro, NJ
Tel: (609) 936-1755
IHOP 
Nearby locations in East Brunswick,
Somerset, Franklin Park & Hillsborough, NJ
Tel: (732) 390-6565
Hilton Brunswick & Towers ½
3 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-2000
Pineapple Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn 
1324 River Rd, New Hope, PA
Tel: (215) 862-1790
Mom's Restaurant 
36 John Ringo Rd. Ringoes, NJ
Tel: (908) 782-8025
Country Griddle 
Rte 202 & 31, Flemington, NJ
Panera Bread ½
Loc in Princeton, No Bruns, Somerset &
Edison, NJ
Tel: (609) 514-1456
P J's Pancake House Restaurant 
154 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-1353
Calico Grill 
180 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-0500
Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market
½
4437 Route 27, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 683-0779
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Main Street Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
½
194 Main St, Flemington, NJ
Tel: (908) 782-4928
Tel: (609) 921-6760
It's Nutts 
1382 River Rd, Titusville, NJ
Tel: (609) 737-0505
The Little Chef Pastry Shop ½
8 S Tulane St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-5335
Buddy's Grab n Go 
Main St, Flemington, NJ
Bagel Giant Café 
365 Georges Rd, Dayton, NJ
Tel: (732) 438-1700
Brewed Awakening Coffeehouse 
417 Main St, Metuchen, NJ
Tel: (732) 744-9700
Holly Thorn House 
143 Readington Rd, Whitehouse Station,
NJ
Tel: (908) 534-1616
Duchess Diner «
338 Lake Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Tel: (732) 548-5393
Chez Alice Cafe & Bakery ½
5 Palmer Sq W, Princeton, NJ
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BEST LOCAL PLACES
FOR
LUNCH/DINNER
American Cuisine
Clydz 
Categories: Bars, American (New)
55 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 846-6521
Categories: Food, American (Traditional),
Pizza
166 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 249-1800
Houlihan's 
Categories: Bars, American (New)
55 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 448-0500
Christopher's 
Category: American (Traditional)
10 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 214-2200
The Peasant Grill 
Category: Restaurants
21 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ
Tel: (609) 466-7500
Jimmy's Grill & Specialties 
Category: American (Traditional)
104 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 418-9600
Old Man Rafferty's ½
Categories: Bars, American (Traditional)
106 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 846-6153
The Chef's Place 
Category: American (Traditional)
349A George St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 220-0071
Stage Left An American Café ½
Category: American (Traditional)
5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-4444
Verdigre Restaurant 
Categories: American (New), Local Flavor
25 Liberty Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-2250
Stuff Yer Face 
Categories: Pubs, American (Traditional)
49 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-1727
The Tiger's Tale  ½
Categories: Bars, American (Traditional)
1290 Rte 206, Skillman, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-0262
Bonefish Grill 
Category: Seafood
335 Rt 18, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 390-0838
ONE 53 
Category: American (New)
153 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-0153
Harvest Moon Brewery & Café ½
Categories: Bars, American (New)
392 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 249-6666
Elements 
Category: American (New)
163 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-0078
Tula Restaurant & Lounge ½
Categories: Lounges, American (New)
47 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-0014
Hoagie Haven ½
Categories: American (Traditional),
Sandwiches
242 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-7723
Daryl Wine Bar & Restaurant 
Categories: American (New), Wine Bars
302 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 253-7780
Blue Point Grill 
Category: Seafood
258 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-1211
PJ's Grill & Pizza ½
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Ferry House ½
Category: American (New)
32 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ
Blue Bottle Café  ½
Categories: American (New), French
101 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ
Tel: (609) 333-1710
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn ½
Category: American (Traditional)
15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ
Tel: (609) 466-9889
Peacock Inn ½
Categories: Hotels, Bed & Breakfast,
American (New)
20 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-1707
Salt Creek Grille 
Categories: American (New), American
(Traditional)
Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 419-4200
Triumph Brewing Co  ½
Categories: Breweries, American (New)
138 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-7855
J.B. Winberie's Restaurant & Bar ½
Categories: Bars, American (Traditional)
1 Palmer Sq. East, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-0700
Tel: (609) 924-0666
The Frog & The Peach ½
Category: Restaurants
29 Dennis St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 846-3216
Rocky Hill Inn Eatery and Tavern 
Category: American (New)
137 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ
Tel: (609) 683-8930
Calico Grill 
Category: Seafood
180 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-0500
P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro 
Category: Chinese, American (New)
3545 US Hwy 1, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 799-5163
Hometown Buffet 
Category: Restaurants
561 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 777-1104
The Barge ½
Category: Seafood, American (Traditional)
201 Front St, Perth Amboy, NJ
Tel: (732) 442-3000
Big Fish Seafood Bistro  ½
Category: Seafood, American (New)
3535 US Highway 1, #370, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 919-1179
Underground Cafe and Restaurant 
Category: American (New)
4 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ
Steakhouses
Steakhouse 85 
Category: Steakhouses
85 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-8585
Arthur's Steakhouse & Pub 
Categories: Steakhouses, Pubs
644 Georges Rd, North Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-1117
Outback Steakhouse 
Category: Steakhouses
481 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 819-0990
Witherspoon Grill  ½
Category: Steakhouses
57 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-6011
Christie's Steak House
Category: Restaurants
State Highway 27 N, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 287-5657
181
Barbeque
Big Ed's BBQ 
Category: Barbeque
174 SR 34, Old Bridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 583-2626
H.I. Rib & Co. 
Category: Barbeque
145 N Rt. 31
Pennington, NJ
George's Roasters & Ribs 
Category: Barbeque
244 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 252-0419
Buffalo Wild Wings ½
Categories: Chicken Wings, Sports Bars
2241 Rt 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ
Burgers
Tumulty's Pub 
Categories: Pubs, Burgers
361 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 545-6205
Five Guys Burgers and Fries 
Categories: Food, Burgers
561 Rt 1, Edison, NJ (also Rt. 1 N in No.
Bruns)
Tel: (732) 985-5977
White Rose System  ½
Category: Burgers
154 Woodbridge Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 777-1881
Sandwiches
Hansel & Griddle ½
Category: Sandwiches
53 Mine St, New Brunswick, NJ (also on
Church St.)
Tel: (732) 846-7090
The Brothers Moon 
Categories: Bakeries, Sandwiches
7 W Broad St, Hopewell, NJ
Tel: (609) 333-1330
Lucy's Ravioli Kitchen 
Category: Food
830 State Rd, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-3623
Jersey Subs ½
Category: Sandwiches
380 George St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 418-7900
Southern/Cajun/Creole
The Old Bay Restaurant ½
Category: Cajun/Creole
61-63 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-3111
Omega Diner ½
1337 Route 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Tel: (732) 745-2628
Skylark Diner ½
Category: Diners
Route 1 N & Wooding Ave, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 777-7878
Deltas Restaurant ½
Category: Soul Food
19 Dennis St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 249-155
Diners
Category: Diners
101 Route 1 S, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 985-3335
Peterpank Diner 
Category: Diners
967 US Hwy 9, South Amboy, NJ
Tel: (732) 721-2850
Edison Diner  ½
182
State Hwy 18, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 254-1125
Seville Diner  ½
Italian
Due Mari Pesce e Vinotecca 
Categories: Italian, Seafood
78 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 296-1600
Catherine Lombardi ½
Category: Italian
3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 296-9463
Dusal's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
½
Categories: Italian, Pizza
100 Ryders Ln, Milltown, NJ
Tel: (732) 745-7312
Ponte Vecchio ½
Categories: Italian, Seafood
3863 County Rte 516, Old Bridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 607-1650
Cafe Patanaro 
Category: Pizza, Italian
24-C State Highway 34 N, Old Bridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 553-9202
Paulie's Pizza & Pasta 
Categories: Pizza, Italian
34 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 227-0900
Bella La-Pizza & Restaurant 
Categories: Pizza, Italian
337 SR 18, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 254-6665
Panico's 
Category: Italian
103 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 545-6100
Sciortino's Harbor Lights 
Categories: Pizza, Italian, Sports Bars
132 S Broadway, South Amboy, NJ
Tel: (732) 721-8788
120 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-0360
Fresco Steak & Seafood Grill ½
Categories: Italian, Seafood
210 Ryders Ln, Milltown, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-7616
Villa Gennaro 
Category: Italian
75 State Rt 27, Metuchen, NJ
Tel: (732) 549-8554
Spring Street Caffe e Trattoria  ½
Category: Italian
9 Spring St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 545-4501
Martini's Romantic Italian Restaurant

Category: Italian
3602 State Route 35, South Amboy, NJ
Tel: (732) 727-9466
Tomato Factory Italian Rest. & Pizzeria
½
Category: Italian
268 Ryders Ln, Milltown, NJ
Tel: (732) 249-1199
Aldente Gourmet Pasta ½
Category: Italian
1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ
Tel: (732) 985-8220
Teresa's Cafe Italiano
Category: Italian
23 Palmer Sq E, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-1974
Eno Terra ½
Category: Italian
4484 Route 27, Kingston, NJ
Tel: (609) 497-1777
Ginger N Olive ½
Categories: Indian, Italian
183
Lucy's Ravioli Kitchen 
Category: Food
830 State Rd, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-3623
Camillo's Café 
Category: Italian
301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 252-0608
Mediterra Restaurant ½
Categories: Italian, Spanish
29 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 252-9680
Trepiani 
Category: Italian
120 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 452-1515
Pizza
Cafe Patanaro 
Category: Pizza, Italian
24-C State Highway 34 N, Old Bridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 553-9202
Delio's Pizza & Hero Shop  ½
Categories: Pizza, Sandwiches
120 N Broadway, South Amboy, NJ
Tel: (732) 721-9440
Dusal's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
½
Categories: Italian, Pizza
100 Ryders Ln, Milltown, NJ
Tel: (732) 745-7312
Vinnie's Pizza & Subs 
Categories: Pizza, Sandwiches
429 Ryders Ln, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 257-1111
Paulie's Pizza & Pasta 
Categories: Pizza, Italian
34 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 227-0900
Bella La-Pizza & Restaurant 
Categories: Pizza, Italian
337 SR 18, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 254-6665
Panico's 
Category: Italian, Pizza
103 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 545-6100
PJ's Grill & Pizza ½
Categories: Food, American (Traditional),
Pizza
166 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 249-1800
Sciortino's Harbor Lights 
Categories: Pizza, Italian, Sports Bars
132 S Broadway, South Amboy, NJ
Tel: (732) 721-8788
Highland Pizza  ½
Category: Pizza
601 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 572-6744
Mancini Pizza 
Category: Pizza
293 Rte 18 S, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 387-8805
Camillo's Restaurant Pizza 
Category: Pizza
31 MacArthur Ave, Sayreville, NJ
Tel: (732) 390-4444
Frank's Pizza Restaurant ½
Category: Pizza
300 State Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 698-1500
Jerusalem Pizza ½
231 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-9687
Nomad Pizza Company ½
Category: Pizza
10 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ
Tel: (609) 466-6623
Conte's Bar 
Category: Pizza
339 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-8041
184
Old World Pizza 
Category: Pizza
242 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-9321
Joe's Pizza & Restaurant 
Category: Pizza
856 US Highway 206, Hillsborough, NJ
Tel: (908) 874-6661
Alfonso's Pizzeria & Restaurant 
Category: Pizza
1212 US Highway 206, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-8351
Mexican
Cinco De Mayo 
Category: Mexican
206 French St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 214-1551
Tortuga's Mexican Village ½
Category: Mexican
42 Leigh Ave, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-5143
Maritas Cantina 
Category: Restaurants
1 Penn Plz, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-3840
Taste of Mexico ½
Category: Mexican
Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 252-1575
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
½
Category: Mexican
51 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 214-9400
Kaliente Mexican Grille 
Category: Mexican
235 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 688-8916
Fiesta Mexican Restaurant ½
Category: Mexican
342 George St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 843-6550
Chapin Guatemalan & Mexican Restaurant

Category: Restaurants
146 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-5772
South American
TeTe Peruvian Restaurant 
Category: Peruvian
304 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-1502
Salsa Latina Restaurant ½
Category: Puerto Rican
343 RT-34, Matawan, NJ
Tel: (732) 583-7000
Spanish
Costa Verde 
Categories: Spanish, Portuguese
US Hwy 9 & State N
Sayreville, NJ 08872
Tel: (732) 727-7070
Caribbean Café 
Categories: Cuban, Spanish
85 Bayard St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 846-2620
Salsa Latina 
Category: Spanish
343 Hwy 34, Old Bridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 970-3571
Mediterra Restaurant ½
Categories: Italian, Spanish
29 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 252-9680
185
Portuguese
Costa Verde 
Categories: Spanish, Portuguese
US Hwy 9 & State N
Sayreville, NJ 08872
Tel: (732) 727-7070
Seabra's Armory ½
Category: Portuguese
200 Front St, Perth Amboy, NJ
Tel: (732) 826-6000
Ria-Mar 
Categories: Caterers, Bars, Portuguese
25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
Tel: (732) 257-1100
Indian
Rajpoot Authentic Indian Restaurant
½
Category: Indian
520 Ernston Rd, Parlin, NJ
Tel: (732) 525-2055
Guru Palace ½
Categories: Food, Indian
2215 Commerce Center, North Brunswick,
NJ
Tel: (732) 398-9022
Akbar Restaurant ½
Category: Indian
21 Cortlandt St, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 632-8822
Tandoori Bite ½
Category: Indian
36 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 385-0169
Spice'in 
Category: Indian
371 George St, New Brunswick, NJ
(732) 247-1177
Mehek ½
Categories: Indian, Pakistani
164 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 279-9191
Bombay Gardens 
Category: Indian
1020 State Rt 18, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 613-9500
Masala Grill 
Categories: Indian, Pakistani
19 Chambers St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-0500
Ginger N Olive ½
Categories: Indian, Italian
120 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-0360
Kalluri Corner ½
Category: Indian
235 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: (609) 688-8923
Cool Spice Indian Cuisine  ½
Category: Indian
152 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 354-4070
Cross Culture 
Category: Indian
301 North Harrison St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 688-9400
Chinese
Yao's Restaurant 
Category: Asian Fusion
1330 Route 206, Skillman, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-3100
Grand Buffet ½
Categories: Chinese, Buffets
1008 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 452-1818
186
Grand Shanghai 
Categories: Chinese, Japanese
700 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 819-8830
Hunan Chinese Restaurant 
Category: Chinese
157 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-6950
Sichuan Spring 
Category: Chinese
1167 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 572-9510
P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro 
Category: Chinese, American (New)
3545 US Hwy 1, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 799-5163
Tung Hsing House  ½
Category: Chinese
Old Stage Road, Spotswood, NJ
Tel: (732) 251-8076
Hunan Chinese Restaurant 
Category: Chinese
1225 Rte 206, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-0995
Meemah Chinese-Malaysian Cuisines 
½
Category: Chinese
State Hwy 27 & PA N, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 548-0323
Shanghai Park 
Category: Chinese
301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-8001
Noodle Gourmet 
Category: Chinese
43 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-8188
Wonder Seafood Restaurant 
Categories: Seafood, Dim Sum
1984 State Route 27, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 287-6328
Golden East Garden Restaurant  ½
Category: Chinese
50 W Prospect St, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 254-9709
Ivy Garden NJ  ½
Category: Chinese
238 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-1152
Hong Fu Chinese Cuisine 
Category: Chinese
239 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-8813
Tiger Noodles ½
Category: Chinese
260 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 252-0663
Ya Ya Noodles Chinese Restaurant 
Category: Chinese
1325 US Highway 206, Skillman, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-8551
Tiger Noodles ½
Category: Chinese
3495 US Hwy 1. Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 799-1469
Japanese
Midori Sushi 
Categories: Japanese, Sushi Bars
327 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-4511
SushiO Asian Bistro ½
Categories: Japanese, Asian Fusion, Sushi
Bars
691 US Hwy 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 572-0000
Categories: Seafood, Buffets, Japanese
415 Rte 18 S, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 967-8900
Grand Shanghai 
Categories: Chinese, Japanese
700 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 819-8830
Makkoli Seafood Buffet ½
187
Edo Japanese Restaurant 
Category: Japanese
68 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 514-0700
Ajihei 
Category: Japanese
11 Chambers St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 252-1158
Wasabi House ½
Categories: Sushi Bars, Japanese
77 Tices Ln, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 254-9988
Mo C Mo C Sushi 
Category: Japanese
14 South Tulane Street, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 688-8788
Maru Restaurant ½
Categories: Japanese, Korean
415 State Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 698-1113
Nassau Sushi 
Categories: Japanese, Korean
179 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 497-3275
Sapporo Sushi & Steak House 
Category: Japanese
375 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-3888
Sakura Express  ½
Categories: Sushi Bars, Japanese
43 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 430-1180
Shogun 18 
Categories: Sushi Bars, Japanese
State Highway 18 N, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 390-1922
Kanoko Japanese Cuisine 
Categories: Japanese, Sushi Bars
3885 Rt 27, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (732) 821-8822
Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Category: Japanese
986 Route 9 S, Sayreville, NJ
Tel: (732) 525-3551
Tomo Sushi of Princeton ½
Categories: Sushi Bars, Japanese
236 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-8478
Hotoke Japanese Restaurant & Lounge

Categories: Bars, Japanese
350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-8999
Matsuba Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant
½
Category: Japanese
450 Amwell Rd, Hillsborough, NJ
Tel: (908) 904-0088
Korean
Chung Sol Bat 
Category: Korean
560 Old Post Rd
Edison, NJ 08817
Tel: (732) 287-1234
Picnic Garden Korean BBQ Buffet 
Category: Korean
1763 Route 27, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 650-1000
Keum Ho Jung Restaurant 
Category: Korean
518 Old Post Rd Ste 12, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 650-1588
My Way Korean Restaurant 
Category: Korean
351 George St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 545-5757
Woojeon Restaurant ½
Category: Korean
411 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 572-6100
Nassau Sushi 
Categories: Japanese, Korean
179 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 497-3275
Thai
188
Thai Shangri La Restaurant 
Category: Thai
2590 County Highway 516 N, Old Bridge,
NJ
Tel: (732) 607-7600
Thai Thai Restaurant 
Category: Thai
3843 County Hwy 516
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Tel: (732) 679-4455
Pad Thai 
Category: Thai
217 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-9636
Thai Noodle 
Categories: Thai, Vegetarian, Asian Fusion
174 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-6938
River Thai Cuisine 
Category: Thai
50 Main St, South River, NJ
Tel: (732) 698-2225
Penang Malaysian & Thai Cuisine  ½
Categories: Malaysian, Thai
342 Old Post Rd, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 287-3038
Coco Asian Cuisine ½
Categories: Malaysian, Thai, Sushi Bars
1803 Lincoln Hwy, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 777-1300
Jasmine Thai Cuisine 
Category: Restaurants
1 Elm Row, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-5700
Thai Kitchen III 
Category: Thai
649 Hwy 206, Hillsborough, NJ
Tel: (908) 904-8038
Vietnamese
Pho Anh Dao 
Category: Vietnamese
691 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 985-7977
Huong Que  ½
Category: Vietnamese
72 Milltown Rd, North Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-2181
Bien Hoa Restaurant  ½
Category: Vietnamese
2090 State Route 27, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 287-9500
Mongolian
The Round Grill Restaurant
Category: Mongolian
1 Penn Plz, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-3337
Filipino
La Parrilla de Manila ½
Category: Filipino
16 Condict St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 428-7273
189
Middle Eastern
Sahara Restaurant ½
Categories: Middle Eastern, Turkish
165 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-3020
Zeina Restaurant 
Category: Middle Eastern
441 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 543-1530
Evelyn's Restaurant ½
Category: Middle Eastern
45 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 246-8792
Sahara Restaurant ½
Category: Middle Eastern
1325 Us Highway 206, Skillman, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-8336
Headquarters An American Lebanese
Restaurant 
Category: Middle Eastern
647 Georges Rd, North Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-5454
Kavkaz Kebab  ½
Category: Barbeque
415 Hwy 18 S, East Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 238-9991
Mediterranean
Pithari Taverna 
Categories: Greek, Mediterranean
28 Woodbridge Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 572-0616
Kairo Kafe 
Categories: Greek, Mediterranean
49 Bayard St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 545-2476
Efes Restaurant ½
Categories: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish
32 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 249-4100
Amarna 
Category: Mediterranean
776 Rte 1 N, North Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 249-4500
French
Blue Bottle Café  ½
Categories: American (New), French
101 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ
Tel: (609) 333-1710
German
Pheasants Landing Restaurant 
Category: German
311 Amwell Rd, Hillsborough, NJ
Tel: (908) 281-1288
Ethiopian
Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant ½
Category: Ethiopian
338 George St, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 545-5115
190
Sweets/Ice Cream
The Bent Spoon ½
Categories: Bakeries, Ice Cream & Frozen
Yogurt
35 Palmer Sq W, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-2368
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream and Chocolates
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Categories: Candy Stores, Ice Cream &
Frozen Yogurt
55 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 828-3855
Halo Pub  ½
Categories: Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt,
Coffee & Tea
9 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 921-1710
Sanctuary Inc 
Categories: Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt,
Sandwiches
135 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 846-3393
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream 
Category: Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
183 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 683-8720
Bakeries
The Brothers Moon 
Categories: Bakeries, Sandwiches
7 W Broad St, Hopewell, NJ
Tel: (609) 333-1330
The Bent Spoon ½
Categories: Bakeries, Ice Cream & Frozen
Yogurt
35 Palmer Sq W, Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-2368
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Ristorante Venezia
Woodbridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 855-8995
Our pick for one of the best Italian spots in Central NJ. Superb food &
ambience. Staff is exceptional and portions are overwhelming. Chef
accommodates special requests.
David Drake
Rahway, NJ
Tel: (732) 388-6677
A truly memorable romantic dining experience! Rustic atmosphere with
modern paintings and dim lighting. Very romantic!
Solo Trattoria
Freehold, NJ
Tel: (732) 780-2337
Try their Bolognese! It may be the best Italian restaurant in all of NJ. True
authentic Italian dishes like the 10-layer lasagna with extremely thin noodles
will satisfy you immensely.
Solo Bella
Jackson, NJ
Tel: (732) 961-0951
Very down to earth simple homemade Italian dishes. Huge portions! Nothing
fancy (very casual) but very, very good. The BYOB helps keep the
check under control.
Bistro Ole
Asbury Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 897-0048
The Spanish cuisine in all of Central NJ. A little busy with hustle
and bustle and somewhat loud at times, but well worth a visit!
Great friendly staff. The Ole Ole Chicken was to die for!
Gennaro’s
Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 497-2774
Two words: Pappardelle Bolognese! Made with veal, beef and
pork the Old World way. Great Italian dishes all over the menu.
Great sauces! A must visit.
Whispers
Spring Lake, NJ
Tel: (732) 974-9755
Whispers is ne of best unknown romantic restaurants in all of Monmouth County NJ.
Imaginative and delicious American cuisine.
Joe's Crab Shack
Lawrenceville, NJ
Tel: (973) 989-1550
Complete with Singing waitstaff, balloon twisters, outdoor playground and fun
Nautical stuff hanging all around. Not to mention the best Dungeness crabs
this side of San Francisco!
Red
Red Bank, NJ
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Tel: (609) 219-1900
The Hip bar/lounge which serves fabulous drinks makes this elegantly casual restaurant with
big-city sophistication worth visiting. Nice ambiance and vibe with a very interesting steak
and seafood menu.
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Best Unknown & Least expensive Italian in Central NJ
Villa Francesco
306 Gatzmer Avenue, Jamesburg NJ
Tel: (732) 521-2255
World-renowned chef Francesco Pesce is once again showcasing his
Italian flair in Southern Middlesex County! Villa Francesco offers
fine dining (lunch or dinner) in a relaxing atmosphere. The
wonderfully dim lit room sits adjacent to a gorgeous newly
expanded romantic bar. A perfect spot to enjoy a romantic table for
two or a larger table for a family gathering. The menu offers fine
Italian Southern Neapolitan cuisine. Enjoy live soft music and
complimentary Italian pastries from 6:00 - 10:00pm on Friday nights! Least expensive
upscale Italian in NJ! Early bird specials are also very reasonable. Villa Francesco also offers
Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9:30 PM with a special late night bar
menu.
Best Unknown "New American" Gem in Central NJ
The Blue Bottle Cafe
101 E. Broad St. Hopewell, NJ
Tel: (609) 333-1710
The Blue Bottle Cafe is truly a one-of-a-kind restaurant. They move
the menu with the seasons and always come up with imaginative
variations of the Contemporary American fare that they offer. They
have a flair for mixing the freshest ingredients and turning out a
spectacular product. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed
this restaurant. BYOB
"Best Off-the-beaten-path Italian restaurant" in Central NJ
Albivi Brick Oven
866 Perrineville Rd. Millstone Twp. NJ
Tel: (732) 446-8211
Albivi's is off the beaten path a little bit in beautiful Millstone
Township but you'll love quiet scenery on your ride there! We love
that it is tucked away a little bit on a quiet country road. Albivi's
served us the best chicken francaise we've ever had, and if your
lucky enough in season to catch their stuffed artichokes make sure
to order one to go! Magnificent! They have a very nice Italian
dinner menu and are famous for their brick oven pizza. Lovely outdoor patio is the place to
be in the warmer months. They have live entertainment outside in the summer months on
Sunday evenings. BYOB
Best Japanese in Central NJ
Shumi Restaurant
30 South Doughty Ave, Somerville, NJ
Tel: (908) 526-8596
The food is excellent, fresh and extremely tasteful. We loved the
presentations of all of the dishes. Shumi restaurant is one of the
rare Japanese restaurants that try to add a romantic touch and
style to all their dishes! Very quiet, peaceful atmosphere. First rate
Shushi
Best Unknown "Italian Gem" in Central NJ
Nonna's Italian Feast
190 Route 9 North, Marlboro NJ
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Tel: (732) 536-9050
Dim lights, big bar, BIG portions...family style! We just love this place. Their bolognese sauce
is thinner and with less meat that the traditional bolognese, but it is one of the best that we
have ever had. One of the best salads we have ever had too. Great for families with kids
too.
Best Unknown "Romantic Gem" in Central NJ
La Taverna
375 Georges Rd, Dayton, NJ
Tel: (732) 274-2200
La Taverna (formally Whitlock Tavern) was originally built by James
Whitlock in the 1730's. The five separate dining areas offers really
great food in a very cozy atmosphere. Quiet, romantic settings with
fireplaces. Very romantic bar is a great place to bring a date to try
something new. The chicken parmesan with angel hair was almost
the best we have ever had. Great simple salad too!
Best "Breakfast/Brunch" in Central NJ
Le Peep
561 Route 1 & Plainfield Ave, Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 819-7666
Le Peep boasts some of the most unique breakfast, brunch and
lunch dishes in all of NJ! They have a wide range of breakfast and
lunch choices but are well known for their creative skillet and
omelet dishes. Le Peep offers great salads, sandwiches and a few
unique twists on some old time classics like eggs Benedict, heuvos
rancheros, omelets, crepes and more. Kids will also love Le Peep as
they make some of the best French toast and chocolate chip pancakes that we have ever
tasted! If you want to try something a little out of the ordinary for breakfast or brunch, then
give Le Peep's unique menu a try.
Best American Cusine in Central New Jersey
Nicholas
160 State Route 35, Red Bank, NJ
Tel: (732) 345-9977
Outstanding combination of presentation, detail oriented service, and exceptional cuisine.
Truly one of the best American restaurants in Central NJ
Best Unknown Seafood/Steak in Central New Jersey
KC Prime
4160 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Tel: (609) 275-5418
By far one of the best unknown Steakhouses in all of NJ. Don't miss the awesome seafood
appetizer. Their menu features the finest in USDA Choice and Prime beef, as well as the
freshest seafood, chicken, pasta around. Well worth a try!
Jakeabob's Bay
525 Front St. Union Beach, NJ
Tel: (732) 264-3730
The food and service is great and the summer atmosphere is wonderful. Very reasonable
prices and a cool bar.
Best Italian Restaurants in Central NJ
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Deanna's Restaurant
54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ
Tel: (609) 397-8957
Very cozy with a small wine list specializing in homemade pasta. Simple Italian comfort food.
Cool bar too! Tuesdays & Wednesday: Locals Night Prix Fixe $20/3 courses. Second Saturday
of every month: Live music with Michelle Wiley 6-10pm . Sunday: Live Piano Music 5-8pm.
Pino's
448 Us Hwy No 9 Marlboro, NJ
Tel: (732) 972-6663
If your looking for a New York Flair without going through the tunnel then Pino's is fine
choice. The service is very good. The waiters always make you feel special. They will carry
your drinks for you from the bar to your table! Very good food although some selections are
a little but pricey. Good loyal crowd is always willing to greet you at the bar. Reservations
are necessary on weekends. Very nice romantically lit atmosphere.
Michael's Cusina Italia
Alexander Plaza - Route 9 South, Manalapan NJ
Tel: (732) 409-4777
We have chosen Michael's here for their large "Family Style" Portions and their consistency
of down home Italian dishes. Their house salad is terrific and most of the dishes that we
have tried were way better than average. BYOB
Unknown restaurant in Central New Jersey
Spargo's Grill
130 Route 33 West, Manalapan, NJ
Tel: (732) 294-9921
Spargo's Grille, an upscale, casual restaurant in Manalapan, New Jersey. Spargo's has
quickly become a gem in Monmouth County (for those who know about it). Chef/owner Tim
Murphy refreshes bored palates with his fresh Californian–Caribbean flair. You must try their
Bolognese Rigatoni (Rigatoni pasta tossed with a classic meat sauce and finished with fresh
ricotta).
Other Very Good Top Restaurants in Central Jersey
2 Senza Ristorante - Red Bank - Traditional Italian
Anton's at the Swan - Lambertville - Fine Romantic American
Bobbys Burger Palace - Eatontown - Bobby Flays new underpriced burger spot
Christopher's - New Brunswick - Fine American dining
Clydz - New Brunswick - Offers unusual fare in a sleek atmosphere
Colorado Café - Watchung - Steakhouse with Weekly Entertainment
Il Castello's - Woodbridge - Better than average Italian
La Casa Bianca - Whitehouse Station - Mediterranean Cuisine
LouCas - Edison - Best Italian in the area
Old Bay Restaurant - New Brunswick - French Cuisine
Sputino 360 - New Brunswick- Very upscale Italian
Stage Left - New Brunswick - Contemporary American Cuisine
The Big Fish - Princeton - Contemporary Seafood Cuisine
The Cranbury Inn - Cranbury - Quaint Colonial Bar Restaurant
The Ferry House - Princeton - Innovative French-American Cuisine
The Frog & The Peach - New Brunswick - American Cuisine
Lamberti's Cucina - Manalapan - Above average Italian Fare
Luchento's Country Italian Ristorante - Millstone Township - Country Italian
Costa Verde - Sayreville - Portuguese restaurant with large wine list
Equus Restaurant – Bernardsville – Fine dining in a historic tavern
A Toute Heure – Cranford – Bistro serving American cuisine with French and Spanish
flavors
J.J. Bitting Brewing Co. – Woodbridge – Great brewpub
Basil T’s Brewery and Italian Grill – Best restaurant/brew pub in New Jersey
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Mr. Pi’s – Metuchen – Great Chinese Food
Sergeantsville Inn – Sergeantsville – Beautiful 1700’s romantic inn with fireside dining
Trinity Restaurant – Keyport – Great American fare served inside a restored multi-level
church
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BEST RESTAURANTS
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NORTHERN JERSEY AREA
Due Terre Enoteca
Bernardsville, NJ
Tel: (908) 221-0040
Vibrant authentic Italian cuisine with a touch of European hospitality. You
must come and visit just to try the terrific homemade pasta tasting menu.
Very nice wine bar too.
Boulevard Five 72
Kenilworth, NJ
Tel: (908) 709-1200
Combine the luxurious warm and relaxing atmosphere with their exquisitely
fresh contemporary American menu and you've got one of the best
restaurants in all of NJ.
Highlawn Pavilion
West Orange, NJ
Tel: (973) 731-3463
Spectacular view of the New York skyline and unbelievably gorgeous decor.
You will not be disappointed at this famous NJ mainstay.
Trattoria Fresco
Bernardsville, NJ
Tel: (908) 221-0040
Rich authentic Italian cuisine that is too good to be true. One try of this
restaurant and you will be hard pressed to go anywhere else. The lasagna is a
must try! BYOB
Cafe Archetypus
Edgewater, NJ
Tel: (201) 941-0609
Sitting in one of the candlelit caves is a very unique experience and is one of
the most romantic atmospheres in all of NJ! The unique decor truly makes this
a one-of-a-kind not to be missed.
The Manor Restaurant
West Orange, NJ
Tel: (973) 731-2360
Beautiful and elegant dining. You can stroll through beautiful gardens, walk past magnificent
fountains or enjoy a romantic after dinner dance. Absolutely beautiful.
Fascino
Montclair, NJ
Tel: (973) 233-0350
The service is awesome. The food is awesome. The decor is elegant. The
short ribs are delectable. The desserts are dreamy. Together you've got one
of the best restaurants in NJ!
Lorena's
Maplewood NJ
Tel: (609) 497-2774
Very small French BYOB that does not disappoint! A really romantic spot in downtown
Maplewood for couples to enjoy. A must visit. Very casual but, very nice.
Restaurant Serenade
Chatham NJ
Tel: (973) 701-0303
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Exquisite light French-influenced food in a beautiful atmosphere. Dinner at this jewel-like
restaurant has been described as the "truly luxurious eating." A must try for any NJ Native.
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Best Contemporary American in Northern NJ!
Pluckemin Inn
359 Route 202 South, Bedminster NJ
Tel: (908) 658-9292
As soon as you walk in the door, you know you'll be in for a nice
surprise! The Pluckemin Inn is a contemporary American restaurant
that brings a top level of food, wine and service you might expect
to find in a big city, but presents it all in a warm and inviting
atmosphere, right here in North-Central New Jersey.
Best Unknown Gem in Northern NJ
Blu
554 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Tel: (973) 509-2202
We are only picking this as unknown because it is relatively new.
Blu boasts a mix of American cuisine with French, Italian and Asian
influences. Their Baby Arugula and Wild Mushroom Salad with
shaved Parmesan was amazing. Very nice atmosphere and above
average service.
Best "Old reliable" Italian restuarant in Northern NJ
Casa Dante
737 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Tel: (201) 795-2750
This is by far one of the best all-time classic Italian restaurants in
all of NJ. We love Casa Dante because it has been so amazingly
consistent for so many years. The food is always excellent and the
waitstaff has always been more than just very professional. This old
standby continues to produce time after time on every level. If
you'd like to visit a real classic Italian restuarant and take in an old
world delightful ambiance, then head over to Casa Dante. It's worth a visit just to see how
special each and every plate is prepared and for the auspicious opportunity to taste their
wonderful red sauces!
Best Decor Northern New Jersey
Chakra
144 W State Rt 4, Paramus, NJ
Tel: (201) 556-1530
The decor of this place was pretty awesome! Chakra has huge canopy seating areas with
very comfortable cushions. Very nice place to bring a date in Northern NJ.
Best American Cuisine in Northern NJ
Copeland
144 W State Rt 4, Paramus, NJ
Tel: (201) 556-1530
New American Cuisine & Martini Bar. Eclectic menu led by Award winning Executive Chef
Thomas Ciszak and his team. This upscale, trend-setting hot-spot is located in The Westin
Governor Morris hotel in Morristown, New Jersey.
Best French in Northern NJ
Le rendez-vous
520 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ
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Tel: (908) 931-0888
Very cozy informal restaurant with French prints and paintings on the walls. The food is
excellent. Simple menu but very consistent.
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Other Very Good Top Restaurants in Northern New Jersey
15 Fox Place - Jersey City - Intimate Culinary Experience
Adagio Ristorante - Summit - Italian Cuisine in an elegant setting
Adega Grill - Newark - Portuguese/Spanish Cuisine
American Bistro - Nutley - Excellent Italian-American Cuisine
Amici Restaurant - Bayonne - Fine Italian/Mediterranean Cuisine
Appian Way - Orange - Fine Italian Cuisine
Aroma Italian Restaurant - West Paterson - Northern Italian Cuisine
Boulevard Five 72 - Kenilworth - Fine New American in a beautiful setting
Buco Ristorante - Clifton - Old World Italian Cuisine
Cafe Italiano - Englewood Cliffs - Regional Italian Cuisine
Cafe L' Amore - Oakland - Italian fare low in fat
Cafe Repetti - Kenilworth - Regional Italian Cuisine
Copeland - Morristown - Smart American Fare
CulanAriane - Montclair - Top Notch American - Very Romantic
Crossroads - Garwood - New Orleans Style Cajun Food
El Artesano Restaurant - Union City - Cuban & Spanish Cuisine
GoodFellas Ristorante - Garfield - Exceptional Italian Cuisine
Grand Colonial - Perryville - Eclectic contemporary fare
Herbert's - Secaucus - Family Style Dining
Janice a bistro - Ho-Ho-Kus - Home-Style Cooking
Le rendez-vous - Kenilworth - Very cozy French
Lorena's - Maplewood - The finest French in Northern NJ
Lua - Hoboken - Best Latin Cusine in Northern NJ
The Manor - West Orange - One of the lovliest around
Marcello's Ristorante - Ridgewood - Fine Northern Italian Cuisine
Mario's Trattoria - Union - Authentic Italian Cuisine
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Lyndhurst- Awesome jousting
Pierre's Bistro - Morristown - The quintessential bistro
Restaurant Latour Hardyston - American Cusine at its best
Ristorante da Benito - Union - Exquisite Italian Cuisine
Rita and Joe's - Jersey City - Fine Italian Cuisine
Saddle River Inn - Saddle River - World Class American French
Sammy's Ye Old Cider Mill - Mendham -Stone Crabs and best Nj steaks
Scalini Fedeli - Chatham- Romantic Italian
The Orange Lantern - Paramus - Fine Italian & Mexican Cuisine
Waterloo Sue's - Hackensack - American Eclectic Cuisine
Wazwan - West Caldwell - Authentic Cuisine of Kashmir
Fascino – Montclair – Sophisticated Italian fare
Table 8 – Montclair – Trendy, casual Mediterranean cuisine
Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille – Morristown – Excellent steakhouse, great wine
Roots – Summit – Steakhouse
Dino and Harry’s Steakhouse – Great steakhouse
Long Valley Pub & Brewery – Long Valley – Brew pub
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The Washington Inn
Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 884-5697
The Inn was built as a Plantation home in 1840. The Washington Inn
offers five unique dining rooms, from summer patio dining to a cozy
fireside table. Top American, Mediterranean fare.
Shipwreck Grill
Brielle, NJ
Tel: (732) 292-9380
Located on on the Manasquan River. At first glance the shipwreck looks like
any other shore restaurant but don't be fooled by imitators. The food here is
terrific. Very casual. very good!
Knife and Fork Inn
Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 344-1133
There is not much to say about the Knife and Fork in except that "You will
absolutely love the steaks and the service!" The seafood dishes are excellent
too. A must visit!
Blackbird Dining Establishment
Collingswood, NJ
Tel: (856) 854-3444
The marscapone risotto was wonderful. All pastas are homemade! Very clean
and nicely decorated. As close to a 4 star restaurant as you can get in the
Southern NJ region.
Bobby Flay Steak
Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (866) 692-6742
Unbelievable expertly grilled, Top-quality beef, rubbed with a just the perfect
blend of spices. Excellent service and decor. Has a nice bar area. On the
pricey side but well worth it.
Tomatoes
Margate, NJ
Tel: (609) 822-7535
Don't be fooled by the Italian name! Tomatoes has a full page of sushi and
sashimi on the menu. Very delectable dishes and a very cool bar scene.
Tomatoes also boasts a very diverse wine list.
Manna
Margate, NJ
Tel: (609) 822-7722
Above average American cuisine served in a simple straightforward manner.
Imaginative menu is sure to please clientele that are looking for a fresh new
twist on things.
Peter Shields Restaurant
Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 884-9090
This superb restaurant is located in a charming Victorian House, directly the
street from the beautiful Atlantic ocean. A great place for a quiet, romantic,
intimate dinner together.
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Best restaurant on Long Beach Island
Avenue
23 Ocean Avenue, Long Beach, NJ
Tel: (732) 759-2900
This beautiful new restaurant was designed by the internationally
renowned architect David Collins. We were amazed by how
gorgeous and modern the decor was. The food was even better. A
very nice lounge and Terrace deck seating make this a great place
to bring a date. (But make sure to bring your wallet too!)
Best Steakhouse in Southern NJ
The Chop House
4 South Lakeview Drive, Gibbsboro, NJ
Tel: (856) 566-7300
Very classy, expensive and noisy. What more could you want from
a classic steakhouse? The Filet Mignon was perfect and was one of
the best we have ever had. The Veal chops were delicious too. They
have a really cool Martini menu that couples can enjoy. We think it
is a bit overpriced (especially some wines) but it is truly a great
steakhouse. I guess the old adage is true, "You get what you pay
for"!
Oh Yoko
1428 Rt 70 West, Pine Tree Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ
Tel: (856) 857–9050
Owners Jin Sung and In Mi Jang serve light, crisp dishes of Japanese
and Japanese-Hawaiian fusion food. Much of the seafood is caught
in the waters of Honolulu, and served on platters made of ice, a
Japanese serving technique that keeps sushi as fresh and cool as
the moment it was caught.
Best Italian Restaurant in Southern NJ
Catelli Ristorante
Plaza 1000 Main Street, Evesham & Kresson Road, Voorhees, NJ
Tel: (609) 751-6069
Sophisticated cuisine and superior service are hallmarks of Catelli Ristorante. A great place
to bring a date for a an elegant evening out in Southern New Jersey.
Best Mix of Culture's and Cuisine's in Southern NJ
410 Bank Street
410 Bank Street, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 884-2127
Not quite what it once was but it is still awesome the way it fuses styles. Where else can you
get unique New Orleans/French/Caribbean cuisine in New Jersey? Still worth a visit.
Best Chinese Restaurant in Southern NJ
Joe's Peking Duck House
145 Rt. 73 South, Marlton Crossing Shopping Center, Marlton NJ
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Tel: (856) 985-1551
The food is amazing here. If you really want to finally try the best Chinese around then Joe's
will not disappoint. Best Peking duck in all of NJ and some of the best Chinese dinner dishes
that we have ever had. The fresh ingredients shine through on every dish. Also has a dim
sum menu!
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Other Very Good Top Restaurants in Southern New Jersey
Axelsson's Restaurant - Cape May - Known for it's fine Seafood
Buttonwood Manor - Matawan - Gracious Country Dining
Caffe Aldo Lamberti - Cherry Hill - Innovative Italian Cuisine
Chef Ed's Seaside Grill - Belmar - Specializing in Seafood
Crab Trap, The - Somers point -Awesome seafood over looking the bay
Dorris & Ed's Restaurant - Highlands - Seafood Restaurant
East Bay Crab & Grille Restaurant - Egg Harbor - Famous Garlic Crabs
Inn at Sugar Hill - Somers Point - Victorian waterfront B&B
Lobster House - Cape May - Fine raw bar and fish market
Mad Batter Restaurant - Cape May - The Best Brunch in South Jersey
Joseph's Restaurant Renault Winery - Egg Harbor- Mediterranean
Peter Shields Restaurant - Cape May- Charming Victorian House
The Ebbitt Room - Cape May - Regional American Cuisine
Tropea Ristorante - Bridgewater - Regional Italian Cuisine
Villa Amalfi - Toms River - Serving Fine Italian Cuisine
Washington Inn - Cape May - Five unique dining rooms - American (Traditional)
Wolfgand Puck - Atlantic City – World-famous American cuisine
Ombra - Atlantic City - Italian
Blue Claw Seafood and Crab Eatery - Burlington Township - Seafood
Fuji - Haddonfield NJ - Japanese
Plantation Restaurant and Bar - Harvey Cedars - Casual yet elegant, very different kind
of adventurous menu
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GO
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DOG PARK
Thompson Park Dogpark
1701 Perrineville Rd, Monroe Twp, NJ
Tel: (973) 371-9577
Large fenced in area with benches, poopbags, doggie water fountain and trees. Double entry
gate and plenty of parking. Always plenty of friendly pet owners. There are two parks
adjacent to each other, one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs. There are also some
nice trails behind the dog park with streams where you can walk your dog.
Colonial Park leash free Dog area
Mettlers Lane, Somerset NJ
Tel: (732) 873-2695
Very large 3 acre park with double entry gate. Picnic table and parking. The leash-free dog
area is located off of Mettlers Road and is accessed via the same driveway as the Spooky
Brook Golf Maintenance area.
Mercer County Park
Old Trenton Road at Robbinsville Rd, West Windsor NJ,
Tel: (609) 448-1947
There's a new dog park located within the 2500 acre Mercer County Park in West Windsor on
Rt. 571 in the recreation complex. It's nice, right behind the skateboarding park. Separate
areas for large and small dogs
Donaldson Park
South 3rd Ave., Highland Park, NJ
Double gated entry, benches, water fountain for dogs, bags, grass & mulch & trees
East Brunswick Dog Park
Dunhams Corner Road (off of Cranbury Road), East Brunswick, NJ
Lights are on until 10pm! Two seperate parks, one for small dogs and one for larger dogs.
Has trash cans, bags for pick up, handicapped parking, trees, grass, gravel and a cute little
fire Hydrant.
North Brunswick Dog Park
Route 130 South, North Brunswick NJ
The Dog Park is located at the North Brunswick Community Park on Route 130 South and is
open from Sunrise to Sunset. Dog Park Rules and dog pass application.
Village Park Dogpark
Yeger Drive off Route 206, Lawrenceville, NJ
Low Fenced in area, parking, trashcans. Area is 80' by 150'. Surface is gray gravel. No
water or poopbags. Located in Village Park, behind the Village Park Townhouses on Yeger
Drive, off Route 206 across from the Lawrence Prep School. There is also another entrance is
on Gordon Avenue.
Bernards Township Dog Park
War Memorial Athletic Field Complex on South Maple Ave., Bernards Township, NJ
Tel: (908) 630-5539
Good size park with double entry gate and parking
Hunterdon County Off-leash Dog area
1020 State Route 31, Lebanon, NJ
Tel: (908) 788-1158
The Hunterdon County Off-Leash Dog Area is open to the public from dawn to dusk, daily.
The Hunterdon County Off-Leash Dog Area is located on Route 12 just west of the Route 12
Flemington Circle and adjacent to the Route 12 Hunterdon County Complex on Route 12.
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Hunterdon County Off-Leash Dog Area
Adjacent to the Route 12 Hunterdon County Complex, Hunterdon, NJ
Tel: (908) 788-1158
Good size park with trees and parking. About an acre and a half in size.
Ten Eyck Park
Route 28 in the North Branch section of Branchburg
Very small dog park with a double entry gate.
Banchoff Park Dog Run
Mountain View Rd off Bear Tavern Road, Ewing, NJ
Ewing Township has a dog run in Banchoff Park. Situated on 70 acres off of Mountain View
Rd. The dog area is in the back by the picnic tables on top of a small hill. This facility
aslo has 4 tennis courts, walking, biking and hiking trails, a pond, picnic area and a tot lot.
Montgomery Township Dog Park
2261 Route 206
Tel: (609) 466-3023
1 acre with double-gated entries and parking
Plainsboro Township Dogpark
Plainsboro Community Park on Scotts Corner Road
Tel: (609) 799-0099
One acre, fenced with double-gated entries Tall 6 ft. Fence, poopbags, parking, trashcans.
parking, port-a-potty and benches.
Plainsboro Park Doggie Park
Schalks Crossing and Dey Road, Plainsboro, NJ
Fenced in Dog Park.
Bedminster Dogpark
River Road Park - Route 206 and River Road, Bedminster, NJ
Pretty good size fenced in dog park. Open Dawn to Dusk.
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SPEND
THE
DAY
AT AN
AMUSEMENT PARK
New Jersey:
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard, Jackson, NJ
Tel: (732) 928-1821
New Jersey's premiere Amusement park. If you haven't heard about it
yet or haven't been there yet, well then you’re missing out on one of
the New Jersey's best attractions! Six Flags Great Adventure is
known for its award-winning roller coasters. Great Adventure has
over 200 rides and attractions on over 2,200 acres. It is the largest amusement park and
safari in the country. There are numerous restaurants, food courts, arcade games and
games of skill and chance with prizes are located throughout the park. Its sister water park
Hurricane Harbor is located right next door.
Keansburg Amusement Park
1275 Beachway Ave, Keansburg, NJ
Tel: (732) 495-1400
Leave your worries behind and have fun on the Northern Shore of
New Jersey. At Keansburg Amusement Park, there is no entry fee!
Spend only on the rides that appeal to you. Choose from dozens of
kiddie rides, many thrill rides such as the Wildcat Roller Coaster,
Double Shot, Moby Dick, and Cliff Hanger. Arcades and Wheels-of-Chance at reasonable
rates and delicious assortments of food and snacks to full dinners. Also, don't miss the
exciting FastTrax Go Karts! See our Keansburg Boardwalk Guide! You can also spend time at
the waterpark, Runaway Rapids, which is right next door! NJ's oldest amusement park by
the beach!
Clementon Amusement Park
1144 Berlin Road, Clementon, NJ
Tel: (856) 783-0263
Clementon Amusement Park is just 15 minutes from downtown
Philadelphia, offering area residents and groups a clean, friendly,
professionally run theme and waterpark right in their own backyard.
It will give fun-seekers a classic, quality, family theme park
experience with beautiful new improvements at a great price! Enjoy
thrill rides such as the Sea Dragon and Thunder Bolt, family rides such as the Giant Ferris
Wheel and Vintage Carousel, and children's rides such as the Safari Train and the Castle
Bounce! Splash World is the fun water park right next door! An Amusement Park and Water
Park All in One!
Funtown Pier
1930 Boardwalk, Seaside Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 830-7437
Funtown Pier has an incredible ocean view with beautiful beaches for
the whole family to enjoy. Have a great time on the thrilling adult
rides, fun family rides, and gentle kiddie rides! Don't forget to
ride Funtown's Go-Carts, and feel the rush of racing on the Oceans
Edge! Roller coaster fans, ride the looping coaster with the waves crashing right beneath
you. Walk the beautiful boardwalk, try the amusement games, and taste the delicious food!
A Cool Amusement Park with an Ocean View!
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township
Tel: (609) 646-0103
The memories of childhood will ring true as your family literally walks
through its all-time favorite stories and nursery rhymes at Storybook
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Land. Children’s classics are interspread with exciting family rides and attractions.
Storybook Land has been in operation for over 50 years. Your memories will last a lifetime!
The FunPlex
3320-24 Route 38, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
Tel: (856) 273-9666
The Funplex is the area’s most original amusement center filled with
the absolute best in entertainment. So whether it is sunny or raining,
you are sure to have a fabulous time. With 25 acres of air
conditioned indoor and outdoor attractions, the Funplex is able to
accommodate parties and groups of 20- 500+ and also features a café that serves snacks,
sandwiches pizza, salads and more. Some of our amusements include: 3 Story Foam Frenzy,
Bumper Cars, Updated arcade with over 100 games, Indoor Electric Go Karts, Lazer Tag,
Bowling, Outdoor Pool (summer), Free Fall Ride with 30 ft. drop, Bumper Boats, Outdoor Go
Karts, Kiddie Kart, Mini Golf, Driving Range, Tilt-a-whirl, Super Twister (opens Spring 2011).
The FunPlex
182 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
Tel: (973) 428-1166
The Funplex is the area’s most original amusement center filled with
the absolute best in entertainment. So whether it is sunny or raining,
you are sure to have a fabulous time. Fully air-conditioned and
offering 100,000 square feet of fun with activities for ages 2and up.
The Funplex is able to accommodate groups of 20-500+ also making it perfect for Class
Trips, End of Year parties, Camp Day Trips and more! Some of our amusements include: 3
Story Foam Frenzy, Bumper Cars, Over 100 arcade games, Indoor Electric Go Karts, Outdoor
Pool, Free Fall Ride with 30 ft. drop, Lazer Tag, 4-D Motion Theater, MagiQuest- an
interactive role playing game, Toddler play area. We also feature the Funplex cafe offering a
wide variety of your favorite food.
Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights NJ
732-793-6488
Every second is exciting at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights NJ! There
are rides with thrilling high speeds as well as endless amounts of
kiddie rides. If you are feeling brave, experience the haunted
Stillwalk Manor! Try your hand at the many games of chance, play a
round of roof-top miniature golf, or spend some time in the fun-filled arcade! Also visit the
water park, Breakwater Beach, which is right next door! Also Water Park Near the Beach!
Steel Pier
1000 Boardwalk Atlantic City NJ
Tel: (609) 345-4893
Ride every fun-filled thrilling ride Steel Pier has to offer. Come hungry
and enjoy a variety of amazing boardwalk food! Take a chance at one
of the many amusement games or just stroll along the pier taking in
the gorgeous sights and sounds. Also, don't miss the live thrill shows
that will leave you in awe! Memories will be made that will last a lifetime!
Morey's Piers
3501 Boardwalk Wildwood NJ
Tel: (609) 522-3900
Morey's Piers has three separate Amusement Piers. Surfside
Pier combines kiddie rides, thrills, and one great waterpark
with boardwalk fun and food in Wildwood, New Jersey. Mariners
Landing Pier offers some of the best amusement park rides
concessions that Morey's Pier has to offer! Adventure Pier stays true to it's name and is full
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of adventuresome family-fun and memories for a fun filled family beach vacation in
Wildwood. Enjoy all three, with lots of games and amusements for all, from the kids to the
extreme rides.
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Jenkinson's
300 Ocean Ave, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
Tel: (732) 892-0600
Jenkinson's Amusement Park offers your family a wide range of funfilled activities. Whether you are visiting for the day or the entire
summer, you will always find something to excite every member of
your family! From free weekly events to yearly festivals, there is
always something extraordinary to experience at Jenkinson's.
Fantasy Island Park
Tel: (609) 492-4000
Fantasy Island Park will delight both young and old with its Victorianfeeling. Z-Brick walkways, oak benches, ornate lamp posts, and
Tiffany glass chandeliers and panels all come together in a clean,
safe family facility. Enjoy fun Rides - Games - Arcades - Great food Ice Cream - Free Entertainment - Free Parking and Free Admission! A
very unique Amusement park in NJ.
Bowcraft Amusement Park
2545 Route 22 West, Scotch Plains, NJ
Tel: (908) 389-1234
Recently updated, Bowcraft is a great amusement park only 30 mins
from NYC and centrally located in NJ. Bowcraft Amusement Park is
located on Route 22 West in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States.
It is a medium size family amusement park with a large selection of
rides for children and teens. Rides include the Dragon roller coaster and the brand new
Crossbow Rollercoaster. Bowcraft Amusement Park is open weekends from April through
October and daily June through Labor Day. Only pay for the rides that you want to go on.
Bowcraft amusement park is great for young kids.
A Small Amusement Park in Central NJ
Glian's Wonderland Pier
6 Street & Boardwalk, Ocean City NJ
Tel: (609) 399-7082 If you are looking for fun and excitement in
"America's Greatest Family Resort" you will find it here at Gillian's
Wonderland Pier. Gillians Wonderland Pier is located at Sixth Street
and the Boardwalk, in beautiful Ocean City, New Jersey. Gillians
Wonderland Pier has many indoor rides as well as outdoor rides.
Their fun deck is geared towards children and has a fun slide a kite
flyer and a cool glass house kids have to keep their hands in front of them at all times as
they try to progress through the glass maze.
Wonderland Pier is a "pay as you go" type amusement park. Each ride or attraction requires
an appropriate amount of tickets for admission onto the ride or attraction of your choice.
Wonderland Pier has 35 different rides and attractions to choose from, ranging from small
rides for the little kids, to rides for the kid in all of us! No matter what you ride, your sure to
have fun here at Gillian's Wonderland Pier. The best pay-as-you-go amusement park in NJ.
Playland's Castaway Cove
10th and Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609) 399-4751
Playland's castaway Cove has many exciting fun family rides
including bumper cars, a Ferris wheel, a hot air balloon ride, a merry
go round and more. For the more adventurous, they have many
exciting thrill rides including a Gravitron where the centrifugal force
explodes at a speed of 24 RPM's, an upside down roller coaster and a Wipe out ride where
you tumble around and around as you twirl clockwise all while suspended 43 ft high! The
rise is gravity driven, you are never sure which way you'll go next. Playland's castaway cove
has an awesome Go-Kart Speedway featuring an all new fleet of Go-Karts, located on 9th
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and Boardwalk. There is also a 19-hole miniature golf theme park featuring a replica of
Ocean City's historic shipwreck "The Sindia", and a maritime fishing village proudly
displaying the catch of the day - a great white shark! A hole-in-one on the 19th green
delivers a free round of golf. There are also many great concession stands including the
world famous NJ Boardwalk curly fries.
Land of Make Believe
354 Great Meadows Road, Hope, NJ
Tel: (908) 459-9000
The Land of Make Believe Amusement Park features safe and wholesome recreation,
entertainment, and activity for real families like yours. Enjoy a fun day full of exciting rides,
shows, attractions, games, a picnic area over 30 acres, and even a waterpark! The Land of
Make Believe has been designed exclusively for an action-packed day of special family fun
for adults and their children. Great Amusement Park in Northern NJ for Kids.
Eagleswood Amusement Park
597 Route 9 - Staffordville, NJ
Tel: (609) 978-6606
Eagleswood Amusement Park is located on Route 9 only 2.5 miles
south of Route 72 right behind Calloway’s Restaurant and Bar (only 5
minutes from the LBI Causeway). Their hottest attraction is their gokarts. They have Kiddie Go Karts, Single Rider Go Karts and Double
Seater Go Karts. They also have a small but cool collection of outdoor thrill rides including a
free fall ride, a sky glider ride, the tornado and even a bungy trampoline ride. Eagleswood
also boasts a driving range, batting cages, miniature golf and an arcade. A fun place for kids
of all ages. A small but cool amusement park for all ages
Blackbeard's Cave
136 Route 9, Bayville, NJ
Tel: (732) 286-4414
The goal at Blackbeard's Cave is to put a smile on your face, whether
you are 1 or 101. This is accomplished with games that are both fun
and challenging, a 20-hole Miniature Golf Course, the Formula 1 GoKart track complete with bridges and tunnels, exciting Bumper Boats,
and the Batting Cages. Bring back the days of Robin Hood and try the
Archery Range. The fun never stops with the other activities like the battle of Water Wars,
the Jousting and Gangster Alley. Last, don't forget to visit the Arcade which has tons of
games to enjoy! Fun Outdoor Bumper Boats and More!
Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Drive Stanhope, NJ
Tel: (973) 347-8900
Experience an atmosphere of true western hospitality at a
reasonable cost! Wild West City is a theme park that brings the old
west back to life through portrayals of real-life characters, legendary
events, and a frontier town re-creation. Visitors have the chance to
"live" in the old west by browsing museums and shops, talking to some of the
knowledgeable townsfolk portraying early western life, panning for gold, visiting the
barnyard, or playing a game of miniature golf! A large picnic area is available. New Jersey's
Most Unique Attraction!
Pennsylvania:
Hershey Park
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100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: (800) HERSHEY
Nothing beats a sweet weekend getaway to Hershey Park. With a theme of chocolate, many
rides feature chocolate or other Hershey products, and some even offer samplings at the
end of the ride! They offer many packages throughout the year, including the winter
months. Includes rides, roller coasters, water rides, shows and boardwalk. One-day
Admission: Approx. $30-$40 per person; Two-day Flex Admission: Approx. $60 per person.
Discount coupons available at Giant Foodstores and other locations (check website for
season).
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
3830 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Tel: (610) 395-3724
Features nine roller coasters, other adult and children's rides, and a
large waterpark, Wildwater Kingdom. Wildwater Kingdom has 22
water slides (including the 6-mat racing slide Aqua Racer), three
aquatic playlands for children, a water funhouse, two tubing rivers, two wave pools and
other water rides.
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
Tel: (866) FUNatDW (386-2839)
A Kingdom for kids, located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch
country! Primarily geared towards families with small children,
although it has a few adult rides as well.
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Tel: (215) 752-7070
Share in the spirit of imagination with your kids at Sesame Place where you can experience Sesame Street together through whirling
rides, water slides, colorful shows & furry friends. And where you'll
discover that sometimes, the best part of their childhood is
rediscovering yours.
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GO BOBSLEDDING / LUGE ROCKET RIDING
Whiteface Lake Placid
Olympic Sports Complex - Lake Placid, NY
Tel: (518-523-4436)
Lake Placid Bobsled Experience
If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be a
comet, this is the place to start. Bobsled rides, with a
professional driver and brakeman, begin at the halfmile point on the track (the same one used by
Olympic racers) and wind through Shady, Labyrinth
and The Heart—turns known by racers the world
over. You'll slide through one turn, bank high on the
next one and pick up speed on the straightaway. Then you'll get to the bottom and want to
do it again.
For your bravery, we'll give you a bobsled lapel pin, a 4x6 commemorative team photo, tshirt, a Lake Placid Bobsled Experience sticker, membership in the U.S. Bobsled and
Skeleton Federation and 20 percent off your second bobsled ride.
Admission: $79/adult; Combine with Skeleton Experience for $120/adult
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday – Friday: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lake Placid Skeleton Experience
At the Olympic Sports Complex, you’ll have the chance to try the sport of Skeleton. This is
your childhood sled on overdrive. Thirty miles per hour never seemed as fast as when you
are lying on your stomach rocketing down an icy chute.
Your experience includes sliding from Start 5, a 4 x 6 photo of you and your sled, a team Tshirt & a one year membership to the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.
Admission: $65/adult; Combine with Bobsled Experience for $120/adult
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Daily during Holiday periods: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Après Sliding Parties
Are your skis and boots retired for the day, and are you looking for a fun activity for the
whole family? The Après Sliding Party at the Olympic Sports Complex is exactly what you
are looking for…thrilling rides, great music, prize giveaways, a cozy bonfire, s’mores,
delicious food, hot cocoa and even a chance to win another winter vacation to Whiteface
Lake Placid! This is a unique occasion where you can try both the Bobsled and Skeleton
Experience in one evening. Slide down the very track where elite athletes compete in World
Cup and World Championship events, at speeds faster than you ever thought you would go!
Come join us! Admission to the Olympic Sports Complex is free during the après parties.
Rides, food and drinks are sold separately.
Schedule:
Saturday Nights (call to confirm)
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Bobsledding: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Skeleton: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY
Just Bead Yourself
113 Central Ave, Westfield, NJ (Northern NJ)
908-232-3411 (908-BEAD-411)
Make your own Jewelry in NJ on a rainy
day!
Rain or shine, Just Bead Yourself is a great place for
family fun! Use your creativity to design
jewelry from our wide selection of beads. Kids
and adults are welcome to bring your
imagination, and we’ll provide the beads and
expertise to help you create your jewelry. You
do the design and stringing, and we will
professionally finish your jewelry for you. Call
908-BEAD411 (232-3411) or check our website
for our walk-in hours. We offer jewelry classes, kids’ parties and ladies’ night out, too!
Hours:
Mon Appointment Only
Tues 10:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 10:30am – 5:30pm
Thurs 10:30am – 6:30pm
Fri
10:30am – 6:00pm
Sat
10:30am – 4:30pm
Sun
12:30am – 4:30pm
Price (Fixed Price Projects):
Sterling Earrings - $10.00 (plus beads)
Bracelet with lobster clasp - $19.50
Wrap-around Bangle Bracelet - $19.50
Necklace or Choker with a pendant - $21.50
Beads include beautiful glass seed beads, Japanese seed beads, and fire-polished crystal
and glass accent beads. We have a large selection of gemstones and swarovski crystals
available to upgrade your jewelry. Just add the price-per-bead to the project price. We have
amethyst, turquoise, quartz, black onyx, rose quartz, amber, moonstone, jasper, agate and
much more!!
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PAINT-YOUR-OWN POTTERY STUDIO
Brushes and Bisque
45 Broadway Denville, NJ
Tel: (973) 627-6292
Brushes and Bisque is a place where families spend quality time
together, friends casually gather, couples find romance, and
most importantly, people come to relax. Take a deep breath as
you walk into our cozy studio, feel yourself begin to unwind and
become . . . inspired. Our atmosphere can stimulate even those
who consider themselves "unartistic"!! The studio is located in
beautiful Downtown Denville & is operated by sisters Cherilyn
Saft & Farah Merkle who are always there to make your experience exceptional! There are
at least 300 pieces of bisque, or unfinished ceramics, in all shapes and sizes & 100 colors of
paint! You can make a mug, your own dinner plate, a jewelry box, figurine and just about
anything else you can imagine for yourself, your home or a special occasion! A really cool
way to spend time on a rainy day....or just a relaxing afternoon! See our website for Pottery
Wheel Classes, Kids Camp, Birthday Parties & much much more!!
The Pottery House
251 Main Street. Matawan, NJ
Tel: (732) 970-7613
Pottery - Beading - Mosaics - Fused Glass - Metal Art!
The Pottery House is a unique arts & crafts studio boutique. We
provide you with a unique studio experience in painting pottery,
beading, mosaics, fused glass art, and metal art. Walk in and
paint anytime. No experience necessary! No appointment
necessary! We also sell pre-made pottery and jewelry items for
you to enjoy right away for yourself or as a gift. We are a fully stocked walk-in arts & crafts
workshop & boutique. We will also host your child's or adults birthday parties, bridal
showers, bar-mitzvahs, bat-mitzvahs, company parties and more.. See our Events and
Classes ..Give us a call at 732-970-7613 or register for email updates online.
Color Me Mine
438 Springfield Ave., Summit NJ
Tel: (908) 598-0248
Color Me Mine is a Paint-Your-Own ceramics studio where you can create your own
pottery. Color Me Mine is a fun, fresh idea that appeals to everyone. Whether you want to
create your own gifts, are looking for a unique party idea or just want to escape the stress of
modern living, Color Me Mine's paint-your-own pottery studio may be just may be the
coolest thing you can do with your kids in NJ on a rainy day.
A great make your own Pottery studio in Northern New Jersey
Hot Sand
1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, NJ
Tel: (732) 927-5475
The Hot Sand Studio, the Jersey Shore's first public-access hot glass studio, is dedicated to
promoting art glass through education, demonstration, and fun activities for all ages. The
Hot Sand Studio, a fully-functioning hot glass studio, is suitable for several glass-making
techniques: Blowing creates pieces that are, at some stage, hollow. (Takes a lot of practice.)
- Casting is pouring molten glass into a mold. (Takes a lot of planning.) - Fusing is layering
pieces of flat glass then melting them together. (Takes a lot of patience.) - Slumping is
heating glass just enough that it bends over a mold to make a shape. (Think specialty sinks.)
Walk-in activities are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 – 6:30. No appt
necessary, just com to the Boardwalk! A very cool Glass Studio on the boardwalk in NJ. ** I
have a voucher for Hot Sand **
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Island Studio
261 96th St. Suite 118, Harbor Square Mall, Stone Harbor, NJ
Tel: (609) 368-6500
Welcome to Island Studio, a contemporary "Paint Your Own Pottery Studio" located in Stone
Harbor, New Jersey. We are located 10 minutes north of Cape May and 40 minutes south of
Atlantic City. Please stop by to check out all of our wonderful shapes of ceramic bisque. We
have vases, picture frames, dishes, mugs, figurines, and much more. You don't have to be
an artist to paint pottery. Come in and let us help you release the creative artist in you.
A Paint Your Own Pottery Studio located in Southern NJ
Brushes and Bisque
45 Broadway, Denville, NJ
Tel: (973)627-6292
Brushes and Bisque is a place where families can spend quality time together, friends can
casually gather, couples find romance, and people can just come to relax on a rainy day in
the NJ area. Brushes and Bisque is a Contemporary Ceramics studio. They have at least 200
pieces of bisque, or unfinished ceramics, in all shapes and sizes. You can make a mug, your
own dinner plate, a jewelry box, figurine and just about anything else you can imagine for
yourself, your home or a special occasion! A really cool way to spend time on a rainy day
Kids love it too! - Special $15 per person -includes lunch plus 1 1/2 hours of studio time!
Make your own ceramics in NJ!
The Clay Station
Bonton Plaza 3143 Fire road Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Tel: (609) 383-2529
Bring your family, your friends, your friend’s friends, bring them all! We will show you how to
have fun in a relaxing environment while you discover the inner artist that you never knew
lived inside of you. We provide all the supplies necessary to create a one-of-a-kind
masterpiece for that special place in your home or office, or for gift-giving to a special friend
or relative. We love groups and parties! We host parties for birthdays, Bridal Showers, Scout
Groups, Teen groups, Ladies' Nite Out, School field Trips and more.
A Paint your own pottery studio in Southern NJ
Casa Picasso
Main Avenue & Main St. (Rt. 71) Ocean Grove, NJ
Tel: (732) 897-0007
Casa Picasso is a Paint Your Own Pottery and Mosaics Studio - the hottest new trend in
entertainment alternatives! We are located in the historic village of Ocean Grove, just blocks
from the ocean. Customers can walk in anytime, alone or in a group and spend the
afternoon or evening painting one of the hundreds of ceramic pieces we have to choose
from - a mug, platter, sushi plate or even a margarita glass. Kids have tons of items to
choose from, including Disney figurines, skateboards, sports banks, fairies, ballerinas and
more!
A Paint your own Pottery studio down the NJ Shore
Doin' Dishes
50 Church Street, Montclair, NJ
Tel: (973) 744-8589
A Fun Paint your own pottery studio where the workers are very helpful. A great rainy day
activity for the entire family.
Dish it Out
123 Route 73 South Marlton, NJ
Tel: (856) 985-7868
Dish It Out Charlotte is the #1 pottery painting studio in town. We offer over 800 different
ceramic pieces to choose from to create your own ceramic masterpiece.
A cool ceramic studio in Southern NJ
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The Ceramic Barn
Mount Laurel, NJ
Tel: (856)234-0455
We are excited to announce that the Ceramic Barn is now under new ownership! The
painting areas have received a face-lift, and with extended hours and an expanded
collection of molds, the possibilities are endless! We offer a range of products and services,
from greenware to pottery-to-go. We have over 2000 molds in the studio, and if we don't
already have the piece you would like, we would be happy to get it for you! In addition to
greenware and bisque, we also have a potter's wheel for throwing clay, so your possibilities
are endless! Please call JoAnn today at 856-234-0455 for more information about the pottery
wheel. Now open Sundays too!
Pottery Studio with a potter's wheel in NJ
B Craft-E
South Plainfield, NJ
Tel: (732) 841-5734
B Craft-E is New Jersey's only mobile paint your own pottery studio! This means we bring the
party to YOU! Whether looking for a birthday party idea, a ladies night, or even an
anniversary party we can make your event more special and memorable. We will bring
everything you need (including tables and chairs if necessary) to make your event a work of
art! We are located in Piscataway NJ and service customers within 20 miles without any
travel fee. We will gladly travel further for a minimal fee.
A Mobile Paint Your Own Pottery Studio in NJ
Glazed Over
935 Asbury Ave Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609) 398-8880
A store front Paint your own Pottery studio in the Southern shore region of NJ.
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NJ WATER PARK
CoCo Key
Mt. Laurel Marriott, 915 Route 73, Mount Laurel, NJ (Southern NJ)
Tel: (856) 234-7300
CoCo Key Water Resort, New Jersey’s ultimate indoor water park, is
your key to worry free, weather-proof plans for the entire family!
Located at the Mt. Laurel Marriott, CoCo Key Water Resort brings
incredible water park fun indoors, providing families, friends, groups
and troops with fun for everyone. From relaxing in the adventure
river to braving the twists and turns on one of our 40-foot slides, interactive play area,
indoor/outdoor spa, state of the art arcade and Gallons More Fun! Is your time starved family
in need of a close to home get-a-way that won’t break your budget? Purchase one of our
overnight stays. CoCo Key Water Resort is the only indoor water park in New Jersey
providing on-site accommodations. Relax and have a great time doing it by steering your
course to CoCo Key Water Resort. CoCo Key Water Resort is seconds away from exit 4 of
the NJ Turnpike, just 12 miles outside Philadelphia and minutes away from Adventure
Aquarium and Cherry Hill Mall.
Hurricane Harbor
537 Monmouth Rd, Route 537, Jackson, NJ
Tel: (732) 928-1821
Hurricane Harbor is a great waterpark to bring the family for fun
water thrills in Central New Jersey on hot summer days! Some water
rides include" Hurricane Mountain, featuring a massive one-of-a-kind
50-foot tower with six separate slides, gives riders a twisting, heartstopping journey. Or you can travel an incredible 448 feet at lightning-fast speeds in a 3person, toboggan-like tube or plunge down winding, high-speed, in-the-dark slides. Located
next to Six Flags Great Adventure.
Sahara Sams
535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ
Tel: (856) 767-7580
Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park promises to be New Jersey’s
wettest and wildest year-round family fun and entertainment venue.
Sahara Sam’s is Open Year Round. Sahara Sam’s features
exhilarating water attractions, children’s area, interactive games,
and an array of admission and birthday party packages --- all under an awesome retractable
roof! Sahara Sam’s features a Flow Rider surf simulator, Mt. Kilimanjaro 45-foot high raft
ride, Snake Eyes double twisting slide barrels, Congo Bongo Adventure River, Tim Bu Tu Tree
Fort and Lizard Lagoon. Sahara Sam’s is located minutes from Exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike and
Exit 36 of Route 295! Hotel packages available!
Splash Zone
3500 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ
Tel: (609) 729-5600
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 skills
soaring down the Speed Dominator. And while you’re at it, don’t miss
our famous 1000-gallon bucket that drenches everyone in its path! Younger guests will have
a blast at Zoe Zone, featuring a shallow pool, fountains, and soft play equipment. And
everyone can enjoy slides, body flumes, water blasters, or an inner tube ride on Adventure
River. So grab your swimsuit and take the family to the #1 Wildwood NJ Water Park —
Splash Zone.
Mountain Creek
200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ
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Tel: (973) 864-8444
Mountain Creek Water Park in Northern NJ is the Mac Daddy of all water parks in the entire
State on NJ. There are some very serious rides here. The 23 foot jump off of Canyon Cliffs
into a huge natural pool below is the highest Cliff Jump of all the NJ water parks. If you only
have time to hit up one water park in NJ then Mountain Creek would have to be your first
choice. The one main thing that makes Mountain Creek good is that it is very unique. It does
not offer many of the normal conventional water rides that most other water parks do. It is
situated in a very cool setting on a huge Mountain that has beautiful secluded natural
surroundings that are second to none in NJ.
Mountain Creek also has very nice children's rides and play areas. There is a beautiful
natural lagoon where children can actually go inside caves! This is our pick for the best
overall Family water Park in NJ.
Keansburg Runaway Rapids
275 Beachway Ave, Keansburg, NJ
Tel: (732) 495-1400
Right across the street and just a few steps from The Keansburg
Amusement Park is Runaway Rapids Water Park. You can purchase a
two park pass so you can go to the waterpark or Amusement Park all
day. Runaway Rapids has dozens of rides and interactive attractions.
There is also a very nice sunbathing area surrounding the play pool areas. The park has
been recently cleaned up a bit and some all new features have been added to
the waterpark. They have a few thrilling high speed slides for the older children. Parents
with young children will love the brand new interactive kiddie area. A newly designed play
space has been designated just for toddlers. Lounge chairs are provided as well as complete
changing facilities. As always, Ellis-trained lifeguards are on duty to safely monitor all water
play.
Breakwater Beach
Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, NJ
Tel: (732) 793-6488
Jenkinson's Breakwater Beach Water Park is located at Casino Pier in
Seaside Heights New Jersey just blocks from the beach! The water
park is a fairly new renovated, state-of-the-art water park with the
largest interactive play area on the North Atlantic Coast. There is an
awesome Toddler Area, which is ideal for the smallest members of any family. With safe,
soft play throughout, your little one will slide and have a splashtacular good time.
They do offer some good rides for the older kids as well. Their family Play Section is a totally
interactive multi-level area for everyone from ages 3 to 103. Cool water slides and hundreds
of interactive play elements make Breakwater Beach an excellent choice for a hot summer
day trip for the entire family.
Pirates Cove
354 Great Meadows Road - Rt. 611, Hope, NJ
Tel: (908) 459-9000
Pirates Cove water park is part of the Land of Make Believe. Water
attractions include the "Pirates Plunge" where kids can imagine
that they have to Escape the pirates in an adventurous body
slide. "BLACKBEARD'S PIRATE FORT" is where Pirates One And All
Get Wet with the 1000 Gallon Dumping Bucket!! "Blackbeard's
Action River Ride" is an incredible, million dollar, river tube ride! Riders of all ages have
proclaimed "BLACKBEARD'S RIVER" to be "the ultimate river-tubing experience"! Buy far the
coolest ride of them all is "The Sidewinder" where kids can go down a huge ramp on a tube.
The park has 9 food areas, boardwalk games with prizes and plenty of cool rides.
Crystal Springs Waterpark
Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick NJ
Tel: (732) 390-6981
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Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center is a municipal water park in Central NJ where East
Brunswick residents can enter for a discount fee. If you do not live in East Brunswick, you
can still enter for a few dollars more!
This state-of-the-art aquatic facility is very clean and offers two large pools, splash pools for
tots, serpentine water slides for the adventurous, and the lazy river for the young at heart.
The facility also offers light lunch and snacks at the concession stand, or you can pack a
lunch and enjoy a family picnic in the shade. Grills are available in the groves of Crystal
Springs for your cooking pleasure as well. Alcohol is prohibited as is any glass item. A most
important feature of the aquatic center is the accessibility for all patrons to enjoy the
facility. The barrier-free access meets all of the regulations as required by the American
with Disabilities Act. Crystal Springs offers seating with approximately 300 deck chairs for
poolside relaxation and comfort. Patrons may also bring their own chairs. In addition to
these many amenities, Crystal Springs hosts the Sandpiper Swim Team. Furthermore, swim
lessons are scheduled throughout the summer for those who are seasonal members.
Raging Waters
Morey's Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ
Tel: (609) 522-3900
Wildwoods Ocean Front Water Park. Water rides for all
ages. The famous 1,100 Foot Endless River, Rocket Raft Tube Slides
and for the little ones, Lil' Dipper pool area. For the kids, Shipwreck
Shoals children's play area. Parents are welcome to join the fun, but
your kids might make you walk the plank. Arrrggghhh. Raging Waters holds the Platinum
International Aquatic Safety Award since 1997. Lockers and Beach Grille available all day
for a soakin good time. Beach Front WaterPark.
Ocean Oasis - Morey's piers
Morey's Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ
Tel: (609) 522-3900
Ocean front water park. Kids of all ages will love Bonsai Beach, a
10,000 square foot interactive water play area. Several fun water
slides the older kids will enjoy, also. While the kids enjoy the great
rides, mom and dad can relax in the all new resort-themed
atmosphere, which features include family cabanas and huts, hammocks, massage therapy,
and plenty more! Beach Grille and Oasis Cafe are open all day to satisfy the entire family.
Clementon Splash World
114 Berlin Road, Clementon, NJ
Tel: (856)-783-0263
Splash World welcomes Laguna Kahuna, 13,000 square feet of
splashing, sliding, drenching, beat-the-heat fun. This Polynesianthemed adventure includes 8 slides, 10 different play platforms and
more than 125 sprays, jets, bubbles, streams, squirters, waterfalls
and wheels. Sitting atop the 50-foot tall structure is the big Kahuna himself, a giant jungle
water bucket that dumps more than 422 gallons of water on his unsuspecting islanders
playing below. The all-new park expansion features an aqua-play paradise of interactive fun
and adventure surrounded by cool, calm shallow waters and a zero-entry deck. Playful
parrots, South Seas slides, coconut trees and tropical flowers theme.
Thundering Surf Waterpark
8th Street & Bay Ave. Beach Haven (LBI), NJ
Tel: (609) 492-0869
Thundering Surf Water Park is definitely the place to spend a few
hours with the entire family! There is something for all ages!
Toddlers can play in the brand new Kiddie Play Area called
"Cowabunga Beach". The new “Dancing Fountains” are something
everyone will love! The 6 Giant Waterslides are designed for single and double tubes.
Experience the one-of-a-kind "Lazy Crazy River!" While the river is Lazy, cruise around with
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the current and relax. But don’t get too cozy…. when the river turns "Crazy"... be prepared
as a small wave rolls through the river because you’re going to get wet! Come have some
fun.... or just relax and sunbathe on the SunDeck located inside the waterpark so you are
never too far from you children!
Gillian's Island Waterpark
6 Street & Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609) 399-7082
When it comes to splashing, wet fun in the sun, Gillian's Island Water
Park is your destination water playground at the Jersey Shore!
Whether you want to feel the rushing sensation of the Serpentine,
plug into Splash Down Falls or just lay back in the Lazy River, while
your kids are splashing their way through Lil' Buc's Bay in a fantasyland of shipwrecks, forts
and raining palm trees. Gillian's Island Water Park has everything to suit the whole family.
This park is about thrills, chills. Located at the Jersey Shore!
Water Works Aquatic Complex
193 Princeton Hightstown Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ
Tel: (609) 799-0150
The West Windsor Water Works Aquatic Complex is a small public
waterpark. Non-residents can buy passes for entrance. The park
features one slide, a lap pool, a kiddie pool for the little ones, and
one other smaller pool. Please call the Water Works Aquatic Complex
Office at 609-799-0150 for more information (seasonal only). A small water park offering
public pools.
Lake Lenape
6303 Harding Highway, Mays Landing NJ
Tel: (609) 625-8219
Lake Lenape is not a water park but we've added it here because you
can swim, Kayak, scuba dive and boat here. There are kids play
areas as well as areas to swim on the lake. Safety ropes and the
swim raft are maintained. The Lake facilities at Lake Lenape are top
notch. They have immaculate bathrooms. The launching facilities have sandy beaches as
well as a beautiful free dock to launch from. There is a park is located on the western side of
Lake Lenape (note that some land on the eastern side and the entire lake surface is
controlled by the county). The park entrance is located at 6303 Harding Highway in Mays
Landing and encompasses nearly two thousand acres of land, all the way up to the Black
Horse Pike (Route 322). Great lake to swim and boat in NJ.
New York:
Splish Splash Waterpark
2549 Splish Splash Drive, Riverhead, NY
Tel: (631) 727-3600
Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family.
Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water
attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like no
other! The Park offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages
and all swim levels.
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Cowtown Rodeo
780 Route 40, Pilesgrove, NJ (Southern NJ)
856-769-3200
The real deal!
Enjoy professional Rodeo in the true Tradition of the Old
West! This is not a carnival or a traveling circus, this is the
real thing! The Cowtown Rodeo is a professional stop on a
professional circuit for real Cowboys and Cowgirls from
across the Country!
Some of the best cowboys in the east call the Cowtown
Rodeo home. With limited chances to rodeo on the East
coast, you can see why any cowboy from would love to make
their way to the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove NJ. Kids and
adults alike will enjoy the show. A truly unique day trip in
New Jersey!
Open May through September every Saturday Night
The Rodeo is open every Saturday night during the season
from May through September. The weekly action gives you a
chance to experience Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping,
Steer Wrestling, Girls Barrel Racing, Brahma Bull Riding and
more. Season tickets are available! Free Parking and refreshments available.
Events:
• Bull Riding
• Bareback Bronc Riding
• Saddle Bronc Riding
• Steer Wrestling
• Tie Down Roping
• Team Roping
• Girls Barrel Racing
Admission: $15/adult
Schedule: Saturday nights at 7:30 pm
Cowtown Flea Market:
The Cowtown Flea Market has "Everything imaginable for sale." It is open Tuesdays &
Saturdays, 8AM-4PM, all year 'round! Cowtown Livestock Auction: Every Tuesday at Noon.
Cowtown Flea Market and Livestock Auction are located at the Cowtown Rodeo
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GO
TO THE
ZOO
Animal Kingdom Zoo
1800 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road, Bordentown, NJ
Tel: (609) 267-3111
Who knew? Who knew there was a zoo right smack dab in the
middle of Central NJ. Who knew that Animal Kingdom boasts one of
the most extensive wild animal collections in all of New Jersey?
Many of their Animals are endangered species, which is one of the
reasons why the zoo is so important. Their mission is to educate
visitors about the importance of preserving the environment and,
as a result, the animals that live here. This is a great day trip with
the kids in Central NJ where kids get a chance to see Animal
kingdom’s large collection of animals, some of which are free
roaming. You may find it hard to believe that Animal Kingdom
boasts one of the largest collections of primates in the United
States. But it's true! Among many other animals, they also have
one of the kid's favorites, 7 Giraffes, two of which are babies that were born right here in
New Jersey.
Admission: Adults $9.00
Hours: 10am – 6pm (M-Sa); 10am – 5pm (Sun)
Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
Tel: (718) 367-1010
During winter at the zoo, visit with snow leopards, polar bears,
tigers, and other cold-weather creatures. Get a taste of the
tropics inside Jungleworld, our giant indoor rainforest, or escape
to the southern hemisphere inside Madagascar! Ride the
enclosed Bug Carousel, enjoy a showing of Dora and Diego’s 4Adventure, and check our daily schedule of enrichment demonstrations.
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Admission: $16/adult
Hours:
November 1–April 1: 10am–4:30pm
April 2–October 31: 10am–5pm (M-F); 10am–5:30pm (weekends)
Philadephia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Tel: (215) 243-1100
The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to
more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and
endangered. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make
the Zoo Philadelphia's leading family attraction with over 1.2
million visitors last year. Like many other Philadelphia
landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an
American first. The charter establishing the Zoological Society of Philadelphia was approved
and signed on March 21, 1859. Due to the Civil War, however, it was another 15 years
before America's first zoo was ready to open.
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Admission: $14/adult
Hours: 9:30am - 4pm daily (extended hours in summer)
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ
Tel: (973) 731-5800
Situated on 18 acres (7.3 ha) the South Mountain
Reservation, it is part of the Essex County Park System, the
oldest county park system in the United States. Founded in
1963, the zoo was originally a showcase for animals
indigenous to New Jersey, but currently features species
from every continent except Antarctica. Recent additions to
the zoo include Filipino "golden mantled" flying foxes,
making Turtle Back the first zoo in the country to show this
species of bat; an American Black Bear exhibit; and the Essex Farm, which holds common
farm animals and includes a petting zoo. The new reptile center contains a pair of nine-footlong "black dragons", a species of monitor lizard which was discovered in Malaysia in 2005
and has yet to receive a scientific name. The lizards at Turtle Back are believed to be the
only "black dragons" on display in the world. Also features a Safari Mini Golf course, which
replicates three African regions: the Sahara Desert, the African Grasslands and the Congo
located to the center is Mount Kilamanjave. Voted #1 zoo in NJ.
Hours: 10am - 3:30pm Daily (park remains open for 1/2 hour after last admission)
Admission: $8/adult
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VISIT
THE
LONGEST MODEL RAILROAD
IN THE
WORLD
Northlandz
495 Highway 202 South, Flemington, NJ
Tel: (908) 782-4022
If you have nothing to do on a rainy day, then you must visit
Northlandz ..."Home of the Great American Railway- doll
museum and art gallery" in Flemington, NJ.
Northlandz is a museum of some of the finest scenery in
America all under one roof. They have built landscapes of
miniature cities and mountains and railways that will blow
your mind. 25 years went into sculpting this place. The tour
length is 1 mile and well worth the trip!
See over 50,000 feet of train track (8 miles long!) - See the
94 room dollhouse - See over 4000 buildings and 135 Trains
- Hear the 2000 pipe organ - See over 500,000 Lichen trees See over 250 works of art and much more!
Admission: $13.75/adult
Sun
10:30 –
5:30
Mon
10:30 –
4:00
Hours of Operation
Tue
Wed
Thu
CLOSED*
10:30 –
10:30 –
4:00
4:00
Fri
10:30 –
4:00
Sat
10:30 –
5:30
*Except for Christmas Week
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GO WALKING AMONG BEAUTIFUL GARDENS
IN
NJ
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
170 Longview Rd, Chester, NJ
Tel: (908) 234-0061
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center was known originally as
Merchiston Farm, the home of William and Martha Brookes
Hutcheson from 1911 to 1959. The Center’s 100 acres include fields,
woodlands and a formal garden designed by Mrs. Hutcheson, one of
the first women to be trained as a landscape architect in the United
States. The Park Commission is just embarking on an extensive restoration of the gardens at
Bamboo Brook.
Brookdale Park Rose Garden
Watchung Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ
Tel: (973) 268-3500
Brookdale Park is located in the northernmost part of the eastern
section of Essex County, bordered by Watchung Avenue, Grove
Street, and Bellevue Avenue, and lies within the municipalities of
Montclair and Bloomfield. It is the third largest park in the county
system, containing 121.41 acres.
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ
Tel: (856) 365-8733
The Camden Children's Garden is the most exciting project of the
Camden City Garden Club. It is a special place for the young and the
young at heart to explore and discover the natural world. The Garden
provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.
The 4-acre interactive Garden includes indoor exhibits, the
Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, the Tropical
Exhibit Plaza de Aibonito, and the Ben Franklin exhibit. Other exhibits include a Dinosaur
Garden, Maze, Picnic Garden, Tree House, Amphitheater and Storybook Gardens. The
Garden has three amusement rides.
tulip trees.
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ
Tel: (973) 379-5059
Encompassing 16.5 acres, the Arboretum trails pass kettle moraines,
hilly slopes and even a natural amphitheater created by the glaciers.
The Arboretum today boasts one of the state’s greatest
concentrations of wildflowers, over 150 species, and is home to 45
species of trees, 100 species of birds, rare ferns, and 275-year-old
Cross Estate Gardens
61 Jockey Hollow Rd, Bernardsville, NJ
Tel: (973) 376-0000
The Cross Estate Gardens, a project of the New Jersey Historical
Garden Foundation in cooperation with the National Park Service, are
located on the Cross Estate, site of the New Jersey Brigade Unit of
Morristown National Historical Park, on Old Jockey Hollow Road in
Bernardsville, NJ. The Gardens comprise formal and native gardens, a
wisteria-covered pergola, and a mountain laurel allee. The Cross Estate is open from dawn
to dusk. Parking is free, and there are no entry fees.
Deep Cut Gardens
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152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ
Tel: (732) 671-6050
Deep Cut Gardens is dedicated to the home gardener. The 54 acres of gardens and
greenhouses are planned as a living catalog of cultivated and native plant materials to be
observed through the seasons. Our renovated Parterre features 55 varieties of roses with
over 170 bushes. Discover new ways to improve your home garden by taking a walking tour
of the park, ask the staff horticultural questions, or visit the reference library. Garden
programs and classes are also offered. See the latest offerings.
Duke Farms
80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, NJ
Tel: Phone (908) 722-3700
Visitors to Duke Farms should book tours or register for classes and
activities in advance, as public access to the property is by
reservation only. If you are coming in a group of 20 or more, see the
information for Tour Groups. Duke Farms will host a new Community
Garden starting in Spring 2011 that will provide people with the opportunity to grow produce
that is healthy for their families in a way that is friendly to the environment. 15 x 30 feet for
an annual fee of $30.
Edith Duff Gwinn Garden
5th Street and Central Avenue, Barnegat Light, NJ
(No phone)
Surrounding the Barnegat Light Museum is one of the most delightful
gardens on Long Beach Island. Several years ago, Edith Duff Gwinn
and Frances Selover joined forces to beautify this corner of Barnegat
Light with a unique and beautiful garden. While both women passed
away a few years ago, their successors, members of the Long Beach Island Garden Club,
continue their work today. The gardens are open every day for the pleasure of those seeking
beauty and peace. They are a continued tribute to Edith and Frances, whose dream lives
beyond them. They are also a wonderful testimony to those who continue to give them the
loving care they need to make the sands of Long Beach Island bloom.
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 E. Hanover Ave , Morristown, NJ
Tel: (973) 326-7600
An arboretum is a collection of woody trees and shrubs cultivated
and labeled for educational and scientific purposes. The beautiful
127-acre Frelinghuysen Arboretum more than satisfies that
definition, offering visitors a serene place to relax as well as to learn
more about plants well-suited to the soils and climate of Morris County. Surrounding a
magnificent Colonial Revival mansion, the woodlands, meadows, beautiful gardens and
distinctive collections of trees and shrubs of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum make the ideal
setting for leisurely strolls. Self-guiding trail booklets are available at the reception desk to
enrich one’s visit to this singular property.
Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ
Tel: (973) 258-4026
Greenwood Gardens is a 28-acre public garden in Short Hills, New
Jersey, nationally significant for its beauty, history, and design. Listed
on the National Register of Historic Places, it is a time capsule of New
Jersey’s gracious past and a haven of tranquility in the busy New
York metropolitan area. Greenwood Gardens combines formal gardens, open meadows,
woodlands, and pasture. Surrounded on all sides by protected parks and wilderness, its
sweeping views create a sense of solitude and serenity. Greenwood Gardens is more than a
garden; it is a center for the study of nature, historic preservation, and conservation. Visitors
travel back through time as they walk the century-old paths.
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Volunteers learn to preserve our natural history by helping to restore native wildflower
meadows. Artists find inspiration in the garden’s elegant details and magnificent views.
Grounds for Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Rd, Trenton, NJ
Tel: (609) 586-0616
Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was
founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson
to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people.
Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions,
and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including
workshops for adults and children, artist residencies and lectures, tours for adults,
schoolchildren, toddlers, as well as touch tours for the blind. In addition, the park also offers
various events, a 35-acre arboretum, shopping and dining, including the high-rated fine
dining destination known as Rat’s Restaurant. In 2007, over 100,000 people visited Grounds
For Sculpture.
Hunterdon County Arboretum
1020 Rt. 31, Lebanon, NJ, 08833
Tel: (908) 782-1158
Once a commercial nursery, this 73 acre site of distinctive trees,
shrubs, and native and exotic plants has been set aside as a
fascinating place to observe and study natural science. The
undeveloped Furnas Section, an additional 32 acres named after the
former owner, J.C. Furnas, features a mixed hardwood community that serves as a haven for
many species of birds and animal life.
James Rose Center
506 East Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ
Tel: (201) 446-6017
The mission of the James Rose Center is to educate and preserve the
modern landscape architecture of James Rose; as well as other works
of modern landscape architecture. We provide authoritative lectures
and tours, professional historical documentation, modern landscape
preservation consultation and research; as well as internships and awards for qualified
students to assist us in our work.
Leaming's Run Gardens
1845 Route 9 North, Swainton, NJ
Tel: (609) 465-5871
A visit to Leaming’s Run Gardens is a delightful relaxing walk along
winding paths where at every turn is yet another celebration of
nature’s beauty. Each visit is unique with ever changing vistas from
May through October. Benches are provided for your enjoyment
along the way as you are invited to enjoy the scenery at your own
pace.
Leonard J. Buck Garden
11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ
Tel: (908) 234-2677
The Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the
eastern United States. Begun in the late 1930’s, the garden has
reached a breathtaking point of maturity. It consists of a series of
alpine and woodland gardens situated in a 33-acre wooded stream
valley. Named for Mr. Leonard J. Buck, who developed the garden as part of his estate, it
was donated to the Somerset County Park Commission by Mrs. Helen Buck in 1976.
Macculloch Hall Museum and Gardens
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45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ
Tel: (973) 538-2404
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is the cornerstone of Morristown’s National Historic
District. George Macculloch, a Scotsman born in Bombay, immigrated to America from
London with his wife and two children in 1806. Settling in Morristown in 1810, Macculloch
began building his Federal-style brick mansion on his new 26-acre gentleman farm. A
businessman, scholar, and visionary, Macculloch is best known as the Father of the Morris
Canal, an international engineering marvel. Originally, the Macculloch Family owned 26
acres of land surrounding their house, much of it used as farmland and orchards. Wisteria
planted along the porch arbor was brought to Macculloch Hall circa 1857 by Commodore
Matthew Perry as a gift to Sen. and Mrs. Miller. Perry opened China and Japan to American
trading in the mid-1850s. Among the sixty-five varieties of roses, many considered
heirloomor pre-1920s, are two bushes that have defied identification and have been named
Old Macculloch Hall Roses. It is possible that these roses have survived from the earliest
period of the Macculloch’ residency and were brought from England.
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 924-8144
Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton,
New Jersey, and serves as the gateway to this university town.
Located in the former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion, Morven
showcases the cultural heritage of the Garden State through exhibits
of fine, folk, and decorative arts and educational programs. Morven is open for tours
throughout the year. Come experience Morven and discover something new about New
Jersey.
New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ
Tel: (973) 962-9534
From the delicate shades of a tiny wildflower to the vibrant colors of
massed annual plantings, Skylands is a place of beauty in any
season. Here you can wander amid the elegance of formal gardens,
or along gentle paths winding through the woods. Skylands is also a
safe haven for unusual plant species from around the world. The garden protects and
preserves these plants as their natural habitats are changed forever by progress. Designed
in the mid-1920’s by the distinguished American architect John Russell Pope, whose works
include the National Archives and the National Gallery of Art, the Tudor Revival Mansion was
intentionally made to appear centuries old. Note the building’s weathered stone facade, and
the sags and ripples in the slate roof. All stone was quarried on the estate.
Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ
Tel: (973) 783-5974
The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is a living museum dedicated to
cultivating and displaying a rich variety of irises, recording the
history of the genus, providing horticultural expertise and activities
for the public, and, in partnership with the Township of Montclair,
maintaining the gardens.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ
Tel: (908) 273-8787
The Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a suburban conservancy dedicated to
environmental and horticultural education for children and adults and
to the enjoyment of nature through the professional care and
preservation of a historic country estate. Distinct from a park, an
arboretum is an educational conservancy promoting the awareness
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that the natural environment needs protection and deserves concern. Trees, shrubs and
herbaceous plants are conserved and identified in their natural settings for study and
appreciation. Native flora, new plant introductions and unusual specimens that can be grown
in this region are also on display.
Rockingham State Historic Site Gardens
108 County Route 518, Kingston, NJ
Tel: (609) 683-7132
While the Continental Congress met in Princeton, Rockingham
Historic Site served as General George Washington’s final
Revolutionary War headquarters for almost three months in 1783. In
November 1783 Washington received the long awaited news - the
Treaty of Paris had been signed, and the thirteen colonies were indeed independent of Great
Britain.
For eight years Washington had served his country in the American Revolution, and as one
of his last official acts, at Rockingham wrote the Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United
States, delivered to Newburgh, New York.
Also known as the Berrien Mansion, the original two rooms of the farmhouse were built
between 1702 and1710. Enlarged into a grander home in the 1760\'\'s by Judge John
Berrien, the house and grounds are preserved and interpreted as the temporary residence of
George and Martha Washington. Physically relocated three times since 1896, Rockingham
Historic Site maintains a fine collection of 18th century furnishings, Children’s Museum and
Colonial kitchen garden.
Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden
Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ
Tel: (732) 873-2459
The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden is one acre in size and
contains more than 3,000 roses of 325 varieties. As an accredited AllAmerica Rose Selections (AARS) display garden, it is entitled to
display AARS award-winning roses one year before their release to
the public. The garden was named in honor of Rudolf W. van der Goot, the first horticulturist
with the Somerset County Park Commission, as a tribute to his efforts in designing and
developing the garden.
Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 932-8451
To promote and provide accurate information about public
horticulture, the connectivity between plants and human health and
nutrition, as well as the roles plants perform in the created and
natural landscapes. Historically, the Rutgers Gardens was comprised
of a series of horticultural collections arranged in garden settings and
spread over fifty acres. They are located just east of U.S. Route 1 on
Ryders Lane in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The future of the Rutgers Gardens is the
development of designed gardens. Landscape architects, design professionals, and home
owners will be able to see and learn different methods of combining plants that will provide
four seasons of color, texture and form. The Gardens will also be running comparison tests
of various cultivars, to see which will do best in the conditions of central New Jersey.
Sayen House and Gardens
155 Hughes Dr., Hamilton, NJ
Tel: (609) 890-3874
Situated in historic Hamilton Square, Sayen House and Gardens
provide a welcome sanctuary for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts
and history buffs alike. Along with this breathtaking scenery as
nature’s perfect background, Sayen Gardens is available for a variety
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of functions and gatherings, including wedding receptions, bar and bat mitzvahs, private
parties, holiday parties, showers and business meetings and luncheons. Outside ceremonies
may be arranged with special permission. The house can accommodate up to 120 people for
dining and 150 plus for assembly. Our recommended catering company, Rosa’s Ristorante,
will accommodate the most discriminating palate.
Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum
900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ
Tel: (732) 987-2373
Georgian Court University was formerly the winter home of George Jay
Gould, millionaire son of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. The architect Bruce
Price was hired to transform the land, purchased in 1896, into a lavish
country estate resembling an English estate of the Georgian period;
therefore, it was named Georgian Court. In addition to designing the
buildings, Bruce Price designed three of the four major gardens: the Classic
or Italian Gardens, the Sunken Garden or Lagoon, and the Formal Garden.
The garden designer Takeo Shiota designed the Japanese Garden. The
arboretum, established in 1989, is named after Sister Mary Grace Burns, who was the
chairperson of the biology department. Approx. 155 acres.
Somerset Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ
Tel: (908) 766-2489
The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education
Center is located within Lord Stirling Park, in the Basking Ridge
section of Bernards Township, and is nestled within 425 acres of the
western portion of the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River. The
variety of habitats of floodplains, swamps, rivers, intermittent streams, marshes, meadows,
and natural and man-made ponds, fields, and forests provide homes for diverse plant and
animal populations in this environmentally sensitive park. All are within walking distances of
the multi-faceted building. The Great Swamp Exhibit, a swamp vivarium, and an
environmentally based library are located within the Center itself.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ
Tel: (973) 744-4752
Van Vleck House & Gardens is dedicated to preserving for public
enrichment the spirit and beauty of this late 19th and early 20th
century house and gardens. Continuing the Van Vleck family’s
commitment to the community and to horticultural excellence, the
house serves as a center for non-profit organizations and the gardens
are open to the public for display, education and research.
Wagner Farm Arboretum
197 Mountain Avenue, Warren, NJ
(No phone)
The Wagner Farm Arboretum will include diverse trees, shrubs,
flowers and other plant life in a beautiful natural setting. It will
include formal gardens, leased garden spaces, a greenhouse,
handicapped accessible gardens, a butterfly garden, walking trails
and other related gardening activities. We collaborated with The
Gardeners of Watchung Hills to complete the Community Garden on schedule, and opened
the Garden in the spring of 2007. The Children’s Garden broke ground in the fall of 2008.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mount Bethel Road, Port Murray, NJ
Tel: (908) 852-5390
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Our farm, a family endeavor, is located in the picturesque mountains of Warren County and
is home to one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country. Germinating
from the seed of handed down tradition and hobby - to a business that has flourished, 2009
proclaims our 40th year. From around the globe, with a breadth of Acanthus to Zatar, our
selection spans from the familiar and unusual to the rare and exotic. This season we are
introducing 46 intriguing new plants to our collection which now tops 1,864 varieties.
Whether you’re a collector, designer, dabbler, or windowsill gardener ... we hope to arouse
the curiosity of all.
Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ
Tel: (609) 368-1211
Come discover why The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, NJ is The
Natural Place to Have Fun! At the Wetlands Institute, we promote the
conservation and preservation of coastal ecosystems by providing a
fun and educational experience for families, school groups and
vacationers of all ages. As you browse through our site, you will see
the many attractions we offer to visitors, as well as the extensive array of educational
programs available throughout the year. Be sure to visit in September for the annual Wings
‘n Water Festival!
Willowood Arbouretum
300 Longview Rd, Far Hills, NJ, 07931
Tel: (973) 326-7600
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GO PARASAILING
Extreme Water Sports Parasailing
All Seasons Marina, 34th St. in Marmora NJ
Tel: (609) 390-2FLY
Extreme Water Sports offers, Parasailing, Wakeboarding,
Waterskiing, Bumper Tubing, Kneeboarding, Wakeskate, and
Wakesurfing. Whether you want to carve up the wake, slice through
the bay, or bounce and whip over the wake we have the watersports
for you. Parasailing over Ocean City's beachfront is both exhilarating
and peaceful. Flying high at 500' affords beautiful skyline views and glimpses of elusive sea
life. Parasailing is safe, easy, fun and so easy everyone can do it. Extreme Watersports
offers "3 Ride Specials" family packages, and individual rates. Parasail is located at All
Seasons Marina just over the 34th St. Bridge in Marmora NJ 609-390-2FLY. All other
watersports located at 314 Bay Ave, Bayview Marina Ocean City New Jersey 609-398-2FLY.
East Coast Parasail
Utsch's Marina - 1121 Route 109, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 898-UFLY
Experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic veiws and pure
excitement of parasailing down the New Jersey Shore. Come parasail
at 500' over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and experience firsthand
the natural high of soaring above the Jersey Shore. Parasailing is a
safe and fun experience for the whole family. 100% Safety record!
Take off and land from the boat - Get wet or stay dry your choice. Single or tandem
passenger flights are available. Group rates available for parties of 6 or more flyers.
Hang Loose Parasail
1044 W. Rio Grande blvd. Wildwood, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-WILD (9453)
Hang Loose Parasail is South Jersey’s premiere parasailing hook up!
More then just a vacation attraction, Hang Loose Parasail offers an
extreme adventure in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Our captains
are seasoned and professionally trained, our state of the art
equipment is new, and our safety record is perfect! Conveniently
located just out side of Wildwood, Hang Loose Parasail is just a few minutes drive from the
nearby towns of Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Cape May.
Out trips fill early so plan your trip early in your vacation. Reservations required.
Other Parasailing Companies
Belmar Parasail
618 5th Ave. Belmar NJ
Tel: (732) 682-0272
Ocean City Parasail
232 Bay Avenue, Ocean City NJ
Tel: (609) 399-3559
Atlantic Parasail
Two Mile Landing - Ocean Drive Hwy, Wildwood Crest NJ
Tel: (609) 522-1869
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VISIT
AN
INDIAN RESERVATION
Powhatan Renape Nation at the Rankokus Indian
Reservation
Rancocas Rd.
Westampton Township, NJ
Tel: (609)261-4747
“We are descendants of an ancient confederation that at
one time included over thirty nations. Our people were
placed here by the Creator and have maintained an
unbroken history of thousands of years of settlement
along the coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic.”
The Powhatan Renape Nation is a non-profit American Indian Nation which maintains its
cultural community land base and administrative offices on the Rankokus Indian Reservation
in Westampton, Burlington County, New Jersey.
Government is maintained in the traditional way of an elected nine person Tribal Council and
Tribal Chief.
The general public is invited to visit during the Semi-Annual Juried Native American Arts
Festival:
Semi-Annual Juried Native American Arts
Festival:
Date: May 29 – 31, 2011 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Time: 11am – 6pm daily
What: Features 150 American Indian artists and
entertainers from throughout the Americas.
Continuous entertainment. Wide variety
of native food. Demonstrations, Wisdom Keepers,
and live animals.
Admission: $10/adult
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TOUR BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY
1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ
Tel: (866) 877-6262 | (856) 966-1652
During World War II, New Jersey shelled targets on Guam and Okinawa, and screened
aircraft carriers conducting raids in the Marshall Islands. During the Korean War, she was
involved in raids up and down the North Korean coast, after which she was decommissioned
into the United States Navy reserve fleets, better known as the "mothball fleet". She was
briefly reactivated in 1968 and sent to Vietnam to support U.S. troops, serving as the only
U.S. battleship to provide gunfire support during the Vietnam War. After returning to the
mothball fleet in 1969, she was reactivated once more in the 1980s as part of the 600-ship
Navy program and modernized to carry missiles and recommissioned for service. In 1983,
she participated in U.S. operations during the Lebanese Civil War.
New Jersey was decommissioned for the last time in 1991, having earned a Navy Unit
Commendation for service in Vietnam and 19 battle and campaign stars for combat
operations during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Lebanese Civil War,
and service in the Persian Gulf. After a brief retention in the mothball fleet, she was donated
to the Home Port Alliance in Camden, New Jersey, and began her career as a museum ship.
America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for
tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a
whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are
put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral
Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into
the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.
From the moment you step across the ship’s brow you will understand that this is a museum
where visitors take an active role. From strolling across forecastle to climbing the original
ladders up to the bridge, and beyond, each step in your journey brings you closer to
understanding what life was like for a sailor on the Battleship New Jersey.
Admission: $18.50/adult
Hours:
Jan 3 - Feb. 4: Closed for tours
Feb 5 - March 31: Sat & Sun, 9:30am - 3pm
April 1 - April 30: Every day, 9:30am - 3pm
May 1 - Sept. 5: Every day, 9:30am - 5pm
Sept 6 - Dec. 31: Every day, 9:30am - 3pm
Accessibility:
Car - parking available on site
NJ Transit – River Line
Freedom Ferry – From Penn’s landing on the Philadelphia side
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VISIT
A
CRANBERRY / BLUEBERRY BOG
Whitesbog Village
120 W Whites Bogs Rd # 34, Browns Mills, NJ
Tel: (609) 893-4646
The story of Whitesbog begins at the current site at Fort
Dix, the site of the former Hanover Iron Furnace. The
production of iron was a dynamic and important industry
in the Pines, but ultimately the most destructive. The
process of dredging the land and diverting water had a
devastating effect on the land. Ironically, it was the
physical conditions produced by the iron industry that
set the stage for cranberry cultivation. The American
cranberry grows naturally and extensively in swampy
areas of the North American temperate zone. The
cranberry thrived in the disturbed strip mined conditions
in the Pinelands.
Realizing the potential market for this crop, an
enterprising Colonel named James A. Fenwick purchased
a 490-acre tract which included the site of the former canal and canal pond that fed Hanover
Furnace during its operation. He proceeded to cultivate the land for cranberries. By the
1860's Colonel Fenwick's efforts proved to be successful and the cranberry boom began.
Land that was thought to be worthless was suddenly found capable of producing 30 to 60
barrels of cranberries worth about $10 each in American markets and $20 in Europe.
An enterprising young Elizabeth developed an
interest in cultivating the land between the
cranberry bogs where wild blueberries were
growing. Blueberries ripen earlier than do
cranberries. Their harvesting in July would
complement the cranberry harvest in September.
Many New Jersey farmers tried to cultivate the
plants in their gardens but without success. At the
time, it was generally accepted that blueberries
could not be cultivated. Elizabeth did not have the
scientific background or education necessary to
cultivate the fruit herself. However, in 1911 she
read about Dr. Frederick V. Coville's work in
blueberry cultivation. Realizing the potential value of this work, Elizabeth convinced her
father to support Dr. Coville's research. Elizabeth knew that the size of the cranberry
farming operation at Whitesbog could provide the financing and infrastructure necessary to
carry out experiments on a large scale. Dr. Coville agreed to do his research at Whitesbog.
The result of the blueberry research done at Whitesbog was the production of a new crop, as
well as the entirely new business of propagating and selling blueberry bushes. At its
production peak, Whitesbog had 90 acres of blueberries under cultivation. Elizabeth's
business prowess did not end with cultivation, in 1927 Elizabeth helped organize the New
Jersey Blueberry Cooperative Association. She was also the first woman member of the
American Cranberry Association and became its first female member to receive the New
Jersey Department of Agriculture's citation.Elizabeth became one of the first major growers
to move to the bogs in 1923. Ms. White lived at "Suningive," her home in Whitesbog Village,
next to her grandfather Fenwick's first bog, until her death in 1954.
Activities include:
• Whitesbog Driving Tour;
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Monthly walking tours (3-5mi.) - $5/adult
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SWIM
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TOMAHAWK LAKE
WATERPARK
Tomahawk Lake Waterpark
153 Tomahawk Trail, Sparta, NJ
Tel: (973) 398-7777
Tomahawk Lake is celebrating their 58th spectacular year
entertaining parents and children alike, Tomahawk Lake is
conveniently located just one hour from the George
Washington Bridge in Sparta. NJ. The parks grounds are
situated on 200 breathtaking acres that come complete with
everything a family could ask including an 18-hole miniature
golf course, rustic outdoor beer garden featuring live music
on the weekends, Souvenir shops, Softball field, horse-shoe
and volleyball areas, an old fashioned picnic area with more
than 800 tables and New Jersey's largest white sand beach
featuring an incredible 20-acre lake!
Parents and older children will be swept away by Tomahawk Lake's wide variety of incredible
water slides and 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 Mountain slide that spans over 500 feet!
Admission*: $10/adult on weekdays; $11/adult on weekends (CASH ONLY)
*Admission prices include parking, beach and swimming
facilities, changing facilities, Kiddies Water World, and the
use of a picnic table on a first-come, first-served basis.
Unlimited water slide rides and boats are an additional
charge.
Boat Rentals
Bumper Boats - $4
Paddleboats - $4
Swan/Duck Boats - $4
Blue Heron Boats - $7
Rowboats - $3
Papoose Canoes - $1
Paddleboats - $1Hours of operation:
Holidays/Weekends:
May/Sept: 9am -6:30pm
Jun/Jul/Aug: 9am-7pm
Weekdays:
Jun/Aug/Sept: 10:00am-5:30pm
July: 10am-6pm
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DINNER/JOUSTING AT MEDIEVAL TIMES
Lyndhurst Castle
Overview:
Medieval Times is celebrating its 27-year reign in North America. Our founders first launched
their unique idea for an 11th century-style dinner attraction on the Spanish island of Majorca
in 1973. This imaginative new entertainment spot was inspired by the true medieval
tradition of royal families inviting guests to a festival and feast to watch knights compete on
horseback.
During the early years in Spain, the show's authentic display of classic equestrian skills and
medieval pageantry took place in outdoor arenas, a far cry from the climate-controlled
castles of today. There, the conventions of today's shows were established. Guests were
seated in sections named for regions of Medieval Spain and encouraged to cheer for the
Knight representing their region.
As Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament has grown in popularity internationally, some
things haven't changed -- like our commitment to the accuracy of weapons and costumes.
Others have: the characters and storyline of our show evolve every few years, keeping the
experience fresh and exciting for generations to come.
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Garlic Bread
Tomato Bisque Soup
Oven-Roasted Chicken
Spare Rib
Herb-Basted Potato
Pastry
Select Beverages
* Vegetarian Meal Available
Adult Admission: $59.95 (+tax & processing fee)
Schedule: Multiple shows on weekends; shows most weekday evenings. Check site for
details.
Address:
149 Polito Ave
Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071
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HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
AT A
WINERY
The Grape Escape
12 Stults Road
Suite 101
Dayton, NJ 08810
Tel: (609) 409-WINE (9463)
The Grape Escape offers a great selection of food events, including balsamic bottling, olive
oil bottling and mozzarella making. Choose from one or all:
I. Wine Making
II. Oil or Balsamic Bottlinge
III. Mozzarella Making
IV. ...and more!!
Come experience the most advanced custom hands-on winery on the East Coast. With more
options then any other custom winery in the region, you personalize your wine by choosing
the region, grape type, barrel type, and the amount of aging it will receive. You actively
participate in the four key steps of winemaking: crushing, pressing, racking and finally
bottling. Each bottle, finished with your custom label, is truly your creation and can be
served with pride.
The same grapes used in the best wineries in the U.S. are now available to all winemakers in
New Jersey. In the Fall, award-winning grapes are shipped to our location, from the
renowned California wine regions of Amador, Sonoma and Napa Valley. In the Spring, grapes
are shipped from Chile and Argentina.
Make Your Own Mozzarella
Learn the art and science behind making your mozzarella. The cost is $85.00 per person or
$160.00 per couple and includes the following:
* Hands-on instructions on how to make your own mozzarella
* Notes and recipe provided
* Two person teams will be created - master cheesemaker and assistant
* Each guest will make their own mozzarella and then switch roles with their assistant
* Ticket for 1 enables you to go home with 4-5 large mozzarella balls; Ticket for 2 will
be 7-8 balls
* We will teach you the proper way to freeze and unfreeze your mozzarella balls
Bottle Your Own Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
Join us to bottle your own olive oil & balsamic vinegar. The cost is $90 per person or $150
per couple and includes the following:
* Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting - enjoy our different snacks with seasonal
items
* Cooking with Olive Oil Balsamic Vinegar - Two of our recipes will be prepared for
you to enjoy
* Design Your Own Labels - Our state of the art software instantly builds your custom
label (perfect for gifting to friends and loved ones)
* Bottle your Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar using our bottling machine and label it with
your own labels
* Take home 3 bottles of premium 12-yr Aged Balsamic Vinegar and 3 bottles of our
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* Take home our Grape Escape Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Recipe book inspired by
Tom and Nancy Nye's favorite recipes and recipes from our favorite local restaurants
The Balsamic Vinegar is from the famous Modeno, Italy region and was painstakingly
researched for months before selecting the perfect award winning Balsamic Vinegar.
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Melt Your Own Wine-Infused Chocolate
The Robinson Family has over 100 years of chocolate-making experience and has agreed to
combine their knowledge and expertise of making high quality chocolate with The Grape
Escape’s expertise in wine making to create five custom blends just for you.
Each custom blend is created by Robinson’s Master Chocolatier Jim Robinson of Robinson’s
Fine Candies in Princeton, using their own family recipe blend of semi-sweet Belgium and
Swiss Dark Chocolate. The Grape Escape’s one-of-a-kind blends are:
• Cabernet Bar- Hint of blackberry infused with Cabernet Sauvignon
• Super Tuscan Bar - Kiss of cherry infused with Super Tuscan
• Shiraz Bar - Touch of orange and raspberry infused with Shiraz
• Merlot Bar - Raspberry goodness infused with Merlot
• Original Bar - Special blend of rich dark chocolate
Each unique chocolate bar comes in its own custom labeled gift box made by you. The cost
is $70 per person or $120 a couple and includes the following activities:
* History of chocolate making and discussion on different chocolate types
* Chocolate and wine tasting/pairing
* Melt your choice of custom blend of chocolate (enough for 6 custom bars per
person)
* Infuse your chocolate with wine (directly from the barrel!)
* Create custom labels for your gift boxes
* Shrink seal your chocolate bars
* Enjoy our grilled pear with chocolate balsamic sauce prepared for you
The chocolate blend and wine infusion for our Vintner’s Cocoa Collection is only available at
The Grape Escape. The Grape Escape winery is located in Dayton NJ (near Princeton) and is
home to many unique food and wine events.
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SHOOT ARROWS
AT AN
ARCHERY RANGE (PUBLIC)
Fletchers Corner
South Jersey
A complete premiere archery pro shop which provides customers with hunting & archery
gear as well as a place to shoot. They have a 14 lane, well lit, indoor archery range.
A & M Archery Sporting Goods
201 2nd St Lakewood NJ
Tel: (732) 363-2802
Offers an indoor archery range and video target range as well as complete bow sales and
service. We could not find their website but can provide their telephone number 732363-2802. Range offers Archery Indoors, Food Service, Instruction, youth Program.
Farmers Sportsmans Club
225 Ellis Rd, Milford, NJ
Tel: (908) 996-4862
Range Offers Archery Indoors, Skeet Shooting and Trap Shooting. Trapshooting is open to the
public every Friday Night at the Farmers Sportsman club from 7pm to 10pm. You do not
need a rifle, a license or any experience to go trapshooting at the Farmers Sportsman
Club. The Clubhouse is open for a light dinner at 7:00pm. Just bring ear muffs or ear
plugs and any type of clear safety goggles. The cost is $8 for 50 birds and $5 for a box
of shells. Call (908) 996-4862 or Click Here to view their website.
Red Wing Sporting Clays
317 Sooys Landing Rd, Port Republic, NJ
Tel: (609) 748-1948
Shooting opportunities for the beginner and competitive shooter. Shooting instructions in NJ
are available. Sporting Clays, Archery. 30 target 3D range outdoor range. Shoot 30
targets through the woods and fields. Open to public every sat & sun. Cost $10 a round
United Bowhunters of New Jersey 3-D Archery Range
Assunpink Wildlife Mgmt Area, Robinsville, NJ
Tel: (732) 616-5137
Archery
Targeteers
101 Route 46, Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Tel: (201) 843-7788
Indoor Range and Pro Shop
Flatbrook-Roy WMA
Route 615, Layton, NJ
Tel: (609) 984-0547
The 2,090-acre Flatbrook-Roy WMA offers some great hiking, fishing, mountain biking,
horseback riding, birding, and botanical exploration. Shotgun, Archery, Muzzleloader (75
yards)
Pequest WMA
Pequest Rd off of route 46, Oxford, NJ
Archery
AssunpinkWMA
Imlaystown-Highstown Rd, Upper Freehold Twp
Tel: (609) 984-0547
Shotgun, Archery
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Clinton WMA
Route 173 W, Clinton, NJ
Tel: (609) 984-0547
Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery, Shotgun, Archery
Fort Dix Rod & Gun Club
Building 9060, Range Road, Fort Dix, NJ
Tel: (609) 562-4676
Join the Rod & Gun Club if you love to hunt or fish!! Range 14 offers shooting facilities/firing
ranges for skeet and trap shooting and rifle, pistol and archery practice.
Winslow WMA
Piney Hollow Rd, Monroe Twp, NJ
Archery
Delran Junior Marksman Club, Inc
North side Taylors Lane, Delran, NJ
Tel: (856) 461-4585
Facilities include an Outdoor Pistol (25 & 50 yard) range, Outdoor Rifle (50 & 100 yard)
range, Rifle Silhouette, Muzzleloading, Trap, and Archery.
Good Sports Gun Club
57 Union Rd, Millville, NJ
Tel: (856) 451-3647
Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
Makepeace Lake WMA
Elmwood-Weymouth Rd, Weymouth, NJ
Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
Millville WMA
Ackley Rd. (Rt. 718), Millville, NJ
Tel: (609) 984-0547
Muzzleloading, Trap, Archery
Quinton Sportsmen's Club, Inc
Jericho Rd., Quinton, NJ
Tel: (856) 935-9843
We are a 120-acre Private/Public Sporting Club, located on Jericho Road in Quinton Township
N.J.
Archery
Stafford Forge WMA
Off Rt. 539, South of Warren Grove, Little Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
Tel: (609) 984-0547
Archery
Tuckahoe WMA
Off Tuckahoe Rd. (Rt. 631), Tuckahoe, NJ
Tel: (609) 984-0547
Trap, Archery
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VISIT
A
CAVERN OR MINE
NJ/PA/NY
Coal Mines:
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Ogdensburg, NJ
Visit a world famous underground zinc mine in Ogdensburg
(northwestern) New Jersey - open for tours to all. Kids under 6 not
recommended. Sterling Hill is one of two mines that make up one
of the most renowned mining districts in the world. Who would
think that the mineral deposits at the Sterling Mine and its sister
mine in nearby Franklin would be one of the great geological mysteries known to earth
science today? And they exist in the Skylands of New Jersey, just an hour from midtown New
York.
Pioneer Tunnel Coal mine tour
Ashland, PA
Tour a real Anthracite Coal Mine and take a ride on an Old-fashioned
narrow gauge Steam Train. The Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine is located
in Ashland PA. The town of Ashland lies in the anthracite coal region
of eastern Pennsylvania. It is worth the drive to see this fine
attraction. There are many mines in the area. Visitors ride into the
Tunnel on mine cars rebuilt to carry passengers. Stroll through the
Playground and Park, and check out our Outdoor Mining Displays. The Henry Clay Steam
Train ride takes you on a scenic three-quarter mile ride around the side of Mahanoy
Mountain to show you another kind of mining called strip mining. Click on the link above for
more info. An awesome Family Day Trip filled with rich history.
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Scranton, PA
Explore 300 feet beneath the earth. Meet a miner in the winding
caverns while traveling down through three different veins of hard coal.
Learn about life and hard coal times in the Shifting Shanty. See photomural exhibits, mining tools, artifacts and video presentations. Enjoy a
day of recreation at the 200 Acre McDade Park which is adjacent to the
coal mine. Complete picnic and swimming facilities as well as sports fields. The Lackawanna
Coal Mine Tour is open from April 1st through November 30th and is closed only on
Thanksgiving Day.
Lost Caverns and Mines:
Pennsylvania:
Lost River Caverns
726 Durham St. Hellertown, PA (Closest to New Jersey)
Tel: (610) 838-8767
Admission: $11/adult
Summer Hours: 9 am - 6 pm; Winter Hours: 9 am - 5 pm
Crystal Cave
963 Crystal cave Rd. Kutztown, PA (Located in PA Dutch Country)
Tel: (610) 683-0070
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Admission: $11.50/adult
Hours: Apr – Nov, 9am – 5pm daily (Extended hours in summer)
Indian Caverns
5374 Indian Trail Spruce Creek, PA
Tel: (570) 322-0350
Admission: $12/adult
Hours: June – Aug, 10 am – 5 pm (limited hours May, Sept, Oct)
10%-off coupon available online
Indian Echo Caverns
368 Middletown Rd. Hummelstown, PA
Tel: (717) 566-8131
Admission: $13/adult
Summer Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 am
Off-season Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 am
$1-off coupon available online
Laurel Caverns
200 Caverns Park Rd. Farmington, PA
Tel: (724) 438-3003.
Admission: Upper Cave (developed): $19/adult; Lower Cave (developed
& undeveloped): $22/adult
Hours: May - Oct 9 am to 5 pm
Lincoln Caverns
7703 William Penn Highway - U.S. Route 22 - Huntingdon, PA
Tel: (814) 643-0268
Admission: $12/adult (coupons available on site and at VisitPA.com)
Hours: March – Nov 9am – 4pm (extended summer hours)
Woodward Cave
Woodward Cave Dr. Woodward, PA
Tel: (814) 349-9800
Admission: $10.50/adult
Hours: Apr - Sept 10 am – 4 pm (extended summer hours)
Has campground available
New York:
Howe Caverns
255 Discovery Dr. Howes Cave, NY (upstate)
Tel: (518) 296-8900
Traditional Tour: $23/adult; Lantern Tour: $35/adult (Fri/Sat eve) ;
Spelunking: $108/adult
Summer Hours: 9 am – 6 pm
Winter Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
535 Stone Bridge Rd. Pottersville, NY
Tel: (518) 494-2283
Rates: $13/adult (reg, Sat moonlight or winter snowshoe tour); $80/adult
(adventure tour)
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Hours: Jul – Sept 9 am – 5 pm
$1-off coupon available online
GO HIKING
ON A
NJ TRAIL
Bearfort Ridge
West Milford Township, NJ
Located in the Abram S. Hewitt State Forest, under the administration of the Wawayanda
State Park. While its rough nature and difficult trails are far from unique, the ridge offers
something you won't find often in New Jersey: a bare and unprotected trail.
Beaver Brook Trail
Morristown, NJ
Located within the Mahlon Dickerson Rerservation. Features some of the most unusual
sights in New Jersey, and will make you work hard to enjoy them. Long and tiring ascents
and descents, dangerous footing and a narrow trail will be in your way to enjoy some of the
best shy wildlife sightings in the area.
Black River Trail
Chester Township, NJ
Located in Cooper Mill Park. Combining history with one of the most varied pieces of nature
in northern New Jersey, the Black River area is perfect for hikers who look for something less
strenuous and more entertaining. Families will love hiking here, as will wildlife observers, but
even those who look for some good old-fashioned long-distance walking will not be
disappointed.
Boonton Falls Trail and Waterfall
Boonton, NJ
Many people do not know is that Boonton is home to a beautiful and spectacular waterfall.
Boonton Falls is awesome in its power and a surprisingly well kept secret.
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Branch Brook Park is not really a place to hike. In fact, unless you live nearby, it is not worth
your time. That is, except of the middle of April, when all of its 2100 cherry trees are in full
bloom...
Carris Hill
Ringwood, NJ
One of the most difficult short hikes in New Jersey. It has not the streepest climb, nor it is
the longest hike. However, the layout of the trails is rather unconventional: you start by
descending, which would place one last ascend into your way when returning, and some
parts of descend from the top of the hill are difficult.
Farny Highlands Trail
The Farny Highlands Trail Network consists of 3 Trails which range about 30 Miles. The trails
are not widely known to people in Mountain Lakes. The Farny Highlands region, is a huge,
rugged, primative, 35,000-acre wilderness less than 10 miles away.
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Englewood, NJ
More hiking and walking trails with a small nature center. Ramapo Reservation Loop. See
rushing streams, ruins, and incredible water falls!
Great Swamp
Basking Ridge, NJ
Conveniently located in the greater Metro area, does not offer any challenging hikes. In fact,
you will find here some of the easiest trails ever. You will be surrounded by the sounds of
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civilization - cars, planes, work noises. And you will be swarmed by hordes of people and
mosquitoes alike. Yet, I do highly recommend you visit the Great Swamp at least once.
High Mountain Preserve Park
Wayne Township, NJ
One of the best places to hike in northeastern New Jersey. In fact, I have yet to find a place
as pristine and quiet as High Mountain, north of I-80 and east of I-287. The park offers very
varied terrain, ranging from wet and muddy valleys to bare hilltops and anything inbetween. With about 12-15 marked trails and twice as much unmarked trail, the park offers
better hikes than you'd expect to find in the middle of urban sprawl.
High Point
Sussex, NJ
Awesome view (High Point is the highest point in New Jersey). The park offers a few cabins
you can rent, a small beach at Lake Marcia, and lots of picnic facilities. While you won't find
big grassy areas for summer sports, the picnic locations offer some little privacy. Expect lots
of tourists visiting the Monument when the weather is warmer. In addition, Lake Steenykill,
Sawmill Lake and Big Flatbrook offer some fishing opportunities.
Jenny Jump
Hope, NJ
One of the most beautiful and soothing hikes ever. Plenty of shade and a slight breeze, very
few hikers, and some of the best marked trails in New Jersey. You may find the state park a
bit eerie, because of the names you will encounter. Jenny Jump, according to the legend,
became the name of the region after a father with a daughter, Jenny, were ambushed by the
Minsi tribe of the Lenni Lenape. The father yelled at his daughter to jump, in order to save
her purity. However, that's not all - there is a lake called Ghost Lake (name subscribed to a
massacre between two native tribes), and a local road called Shades of Death Road. No local
I asked could explain the road name, however
Jockey Hollow
Morristown, NJ
Serving as the winter encampments of George Washington's troops in 1779-1780, Jockey
Hollow merges history with some decent hiking. In addition to the trails, the following hike
will allow you to take a guided tour through a mid-1700s farmhouse and the reconstruction
of the soldiers' barracks.
Kittatinny Ridge
Branchville, NJ
The Kittatiny Ridge hike is tucked away between better-known parts of the Appalachian Trail
system. Just south, you have the Delaware Water Gap, while to the north is Stokes State
Forest and behind it High Point. It would be unwise to ignore the ridge, though. It offers
great variety - from swampy areas, through open forest, to one of the best eastwards views
in the New Jersey portion of the Appalachian Trail. It also offers lots of wildlife: spotting a
black bear or deer in the morning is not unusual, and rattlesnakes and copperheads like to
catch some sun in the afternoons. It also offers great workout for beginning hikers. With the
exception of one steep but very short climb, the hike is relatively level.
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
Morristown, NJ
The largest reservation in Morris County is relatively unknown. While there are some busy
days when the trails are full of hikers, bikers and horseback riders, all too often you'll be
able to find some solitude here, or at least the escape from the hectic world. Offering a lake,
a scenic vista, multiple streams, swamps, a railroad bed, but also playgrounds, a softball
field, picnic tables and trails for horses, the reservation is a boon for everybody who is
willing to get out of the house.
Merrill Creek Reservoir
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Washington, NJ
If there were awards handed out for the best-hidden treasures, Merrill Creek Reservoir would
certainly receive one of them. It is actually pretty well known in its immediate area, and
even hiking books that cover the entire New Jersey tend to mention it, but finding the place
may not be too easy. Once you do, however, you will be treated to one of the most beautiful
hikes for beginners, as well as varied wildlife, different terrains and one of the cleanest trails
around.
Millbrook Village
Millbrook, NJ
Located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Take The Millbrook
Hiking Tour! Pick up the Millbrook Village Trail that goes to Donkey's Hollow Trail. Heading
south from here along Van Campens Glen Trail takes the hiker past the Watergate Picnic
Area, the Upper Falls, and the Lower Falls to the Lower Glen Picnic Area on Old Mine Road.
The hiker can then hike north along Old Mine Road back to Millbrook Village or turn around
and return on the Van Campens Glen Trail.
Mount Hope
Wharton, NJ
Mount Hope Historical Park is one of the most overlooked parks in the state. While providing
little to see and even less to hike, it is still worth the visit when you have a few free hours.
Offering about three miles of marked trails with only small portion of them being on an even
level, the hiking may be challenging. Combine that with a piece of history and the sight of
dozens of iron ore mines, and you have something unique you should not miss.
Mount Tammany
Columbia, NJ
Located in the Worthington State Forest, the hike to the top of Mount Tammany is one of the
most rewarding hikes you could ever take. The trail has one of the largest vertical
differentials in New Jersey; it rises 1200 feet within less than 2 miles. Because of this, there
are sections you will have to climb, or at least crawl up. However, the view is worth it. Sitting
on an almost-overhang on the top of the Delaware Water Gap and enjoying the view is one
in a lifetime experience.
NJ Costal Heritage Trail Route
The Trail will show you roads less traveled where you can find historic villages, migrating
eagles, and boardwalks on miles of sandy beaches. This auto-trail stretches nearly 300 miles
along New Jersey’s shore and bays. Explore the Trail’s five regions and you’ll find the
nation’s oldest operating lighthouse; the town where revolutionaries burned British tea; and
the state’s official tall ship.
Palisades Interstate Park
Alpine, NJ
Located in the metro area, jut of the George Washington Bridge, the Palisades offer a great
one-day escape for beginning hikers. In addition to the great view you will get, you will have
the choice of numerous trails, as well as great resting places. Includes cliffs, water and
monuments.
Pyramid Mountain
Montville, NJ / Boonton, NJ
Offers a strange combination of hiking terrains, camp sites and views. Well known and
wisited by the locals, this park does not offer long hiking trails, but due to the varried
terrain, they can pose a challenge. Combine it with a few spectacular views and an easy
access, and you have a popular outdoor area. Add to it a few less known places, and you
have a place to go to.
Raccoon Ridge
Hardwick Township, NJ
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A portion of the Appalachian Trail stuck between the Kittatinny Ridge hike and Mount
Tammany, the Raccoon Ridge hike offers a relatively easy climb, rewarded by what's
probably the best view of Eastern Pennsylvania from New Jersey.
Ringwood Manor
Ringwood, NJ
There are two hiking trails. The first hike will get you familiar with the immediate area
surrounding the manor house, while the second hike is longer and more challenging, leading
you to all major attractions in the Ringwood State Park.
• The Ringwood Manor Loop
One of the easiest hikes you are likely to take in New Jersey. Only 1.5 miles long with
gentle elevation changes, the trail offers a nice relaxing walk for the whole family.
Considering the fact that Ringwood Manor offers the perfect afternoon picnic spot in
the northwest, this hike is a nice addition to a relaxing weekend afternoon.
• The Shepherd Lake Loop
Ringwood Manor is usually associated with nice afternoon walks in a well-maintained
garden. As such, it may come as a surprise that the area offers one of the wildest
hikes of Northern New Jersey. In fact, when I first hiked the Shepherd Lake loop, I was
shocked at how difficult the hike was, how wild the surrounding nature looked and
how few people I met. The next time, I was able to conserve my strength much
better, but the rugged nature surrounding the trail is still awing me. The following
hike will lead you from the manor house to Shepherd Lake, and through a small
backwoods loop to the Skylands Manor and New Jersey Botanical Gardens before
returning back to where you began.
Round Valley
Lebanon, NJ
Since the 1970s when the Round Valley Reservoir was created, it has been a favorite spot
for fishers, swimmers, scuba divers, hikers and bikers, as well as for people who enjoy the
simple pleasures of camping and boating. 180 feet deep, the reservoir is the deepest one in
New Jersey and the only one to accommodate lake trout, which occasionally grows to over
20 pounds here. The crystal-clear waters are inviting, and the surrounding forests offer a
relatively easy yet beautiful hike.
Stairway to Heaven
Hewitt, NJ
Stairway to Heaven is one of the most fulfilling hikes you are likely to take in northern New
Jersey. The westward view, without any doubt the best you can get on a hike in this area, is
the prefect reward for a relatively difficult climb. Combine that with very varied scenery, and
you'll get one of the best hiking experiences you'll ever get. I rank this hike among my five
most favorite, for a good reason.
Stokes State Forest
Branchville, NJ
A hiker’s paradise. While offering very little is the terms of sights, it features a large variety
of trails of a total length of over 45 miles. While the trails are harder than the average New
Jersey hiking trail, the variety will suit every hiker. Combine this with relatively few hikers,
and you get an excellent place to work out.
South Mountain Reservation
West Orange, NJ
Located conveniently in the greater metro area and accessible by train, South Mountain
Reservation can still surprise with its rough terrain and enough hiking trails to satisfy almost
everyone. Combined with great views, places of historical significance, fishing and rock
climbing places, the reservation offers plenty of entertainment for nearly anybody.
Terrace Pond
Hewitt, NJ
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Part of Wawayanda State Park in the Bearfort Ridge area. One of those unique places, where
within a few miles you can see almost every possible terrain you can imagine. From rock
climbing, to wide flat woods roads, from a dense undergrowth to a mountain lake, from
swamps to peaks offering nice views - everything is represented here. A little away from
main hiking routes, this hike remains relatively unknown.
Watchung Reservation
Mountainside, NJ
One of the worst marked parks in New Jersey, Watchung Reservation has only one
advantage - it is inside of the Metro area, very close to I-78 and Summit. It offers several
trails (so badly marked that I have to mention it again), a few historical places, but very little
elevation. Most of the time, you will be surrounded by sounds of civilzation - cars, other
people and plains. If you still decide to hike here, read further. If not, check the other
activities listed towards the end of this review.
Wawayanda State Park
Hewitt, NJ
I cannot say that Waywanda State Park is among my most favorite ones. True, it offers
different and challenging hikes, terrain ranging from hilly to swampy and a large lake, the
park is infested with weekend hikers, bike riders and horses. That's right: a major portion of
the park is open to horses.
The Wetlands institute
Stone Harbor, NJ
The Wetlands institute in Stone Harbor overlooks 6,000 acres of coastal wetlands. Walk the
nature trails or check out the observation tower. Their Salt Marsh Trail takes visitors into the
marsh where you will witness views of migratory birds, fiddler crabs and other creatures are
up close and personal. Along the trail, several stations provide visitors with information on
what is growing and living all around them. At trail’s end, there is a 125' pier that stretches
out over a tidal creek where you can observe one of the worlds’s largest colonies of laughing
gulls. Or, you can simply sit, rest and enjoy a truly beautiful and peaceful vista. During the
summer season, guided walks, featuring an informative film about the wetlands, begin
Monday–Saturday at 10AM, Noon & 2PM and Sundays at 11AM & 1PM.
Wharton State Forest
Pemberton, NJ (and numerous other cities)
NJ State Park with some awesome Hiking trails. The largest single tract of land in the state
park system of New Jersey, it encompasses approximately 115,000 acres (470 km2) of the
Pinelands northwest of Hammonton, in Burlington, Camden, and Atlantic counties. Includes
Batsto Village.
Worthington State Forest
Columbia, NJ
Delaware Water Gap is one of the most visited parks in New Jersey. Even though the
following hike can be quite strenuous for people who are out of shape, on a nice day the
trails will be full of people with their dogs or children. Those who know me know that I'm not
too fond of crowds on trails. Still, I am willing to suffer them to do as nice a hike as this one.
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HAVE A BEER AT THE VERY FIRST BREW PUB IN NJ
The Ship Inn - 61 Bridge St. Milford, NJ
Tel - (908) 995-0188
The Ship was opened in May 1985 after extensive renovations to the 1860′s Victorian
building. The building, known as The Town Tavern was originally a bakery and then an ice
cream parlor with a speak-easy in the back room during the Prohibition
Era.
In the 1950′s and sixties, the building housed a two lane bowling
alley and served employees of the now-defunct paper mill. In
1985, Ann and David Hall purchased The Town Tavern, and
transformed it into The Ship Inn, serving Watney’s Red Barrel,
John Courage Ale, Guinness, and our renowned fish and
chips and shepherd’s pie.
The Ship was once again transformed in late 1994 to make
way for a new 7 barrel brewing system, additional dining
adjacent to the brew house, a new kitchen and restrooms,
and wheelchair accessibility from Honeysuckle Lane.
On January 3rd 1995, The Ship was proud to become the
first in New Jersey to brew beer for consumption on premise
since the days of Prohibition.
The Ship Inn offers casual dining, British and American
pub savories, freshly brewed beer, and live
entertainment in a traditional English pub atmosphere.
We endeavor to provide simple, honest, home-made food from local and ecologically
responsible sources when possible.
Each week we brew fine hand-crafted ales in 7 barrel batches using freshly milled whole
grain. Our unfiltered beers are made in a Peter Austin system complete with handmade
brick, copper and open fermenters in the old English tradition.
Hours: The kitchen is open Sunday-Thursday, Noon-9 pm, Friday-Saturday, Noon-9:30 pm.
The bar stays open with the crowd.
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4pm - 6:30pm at the bar
Open Mic Tuesdays Tues 9pm
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GO OUTLET SHOPPING
Regional Outlets:
Region
NYC Area NJ
NYC Area NJ
NYC Area NJ
NYC Area NJ
NYC Area NJ
Northern NJ
Central NJ
Central NJ
Central NJ
Western NJ
Southern NJ
Southeast
PA
Philly Area PA
Philly Area PA
Poconos - PA
Southeast
NY
Location
Name
No.
Stores
Secaucus, NJ
Secaucus Outlets
62
Secaucus, NJ
Harmon Cove Outlet Center
30
Secaucus, NJ
Designer Outlet Gallery
17
Secaucus, NJ
Outlets at the Cove
1
Elizabeth, NJ
Jersey Gardens
200
Lafayette, NJ
Manasquan, NJ
Jackson, NJ
Tinton Falls, NJ
Flemington, NJ
Atlantic City,
NJ
Lancaster, PA
Old Lafayette Village
Circle Factory Outlet Store
Jackson Premium Outlets
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
Liberty Village Premium Outlets
16
18
71
117
39
Atlantic City Outlets - The Walk
88
Rockvale Outlets
120
Philadelphia,
PA
Limerick, PA
Franklin Mills
200
Philadelphia Premium Outlets
150
The Crossing Premium Outlets
100
Woodbury Common Premium
Outlets
220
Tannersville,
PA
Central Valley,
NY
Shopipng Malls in NJ:
Region
Location
Central
Jersey
Central
Jersey
South
Jersey
South
Jersey
South
Jersey
Central
Jersey
NYC Area NJ
South
Jersey
Bridgewater
Township, NJ
East Brunswick, NJ
Name
No.
Stores
170
Movie
Theater
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60
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Cherry Hill, NJ
Bridgewater
Commons
Brunswick Square
Mall
Cherry Hill Mall
Vineland, NJ
Cumberland Mall
75
Deptford Township,
NJ
Freehold, NJ
Deptford Mall
160
Freehold Raceway
Mall
Garden State Plaza
Mall
Hamilton Mall
225
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346
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Paramus, NJ
Mays Landing, NJ
160

140
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NYC Area NJ
Central
Jersey
Central
Jersey
South
Jersey
Central
Jersey
NYC Area NJ
NW Jersey
Central
Jersey
NYC Area NJ
South
Jersey
NYC Area NJ
South
Jersey
South
Jersey
NYC Area NJ
Central
Jersey
Livingston, NJ
Livingston Mall
103
Edison, NJ
Menlo Park Mall
175

Eatontown, NJ
Monmouth Mall
150

Moorestown, NJ
Moorestown Mall
90

Toms River, NJ
Ocean County Mall
140
Paramus, NJ
Paramus Park Mall
107
Lopatcong Township,
NJ
Lawrence Township,
NJ
Hackensack, NJ
Phillipsburg Mall
102
Quakerbridge Mall
120
Riverside Square Mall
70
Shore Mall
50
160
Vorhees, NJ
The Mall at Short
Hills
The Pier Shops at
Caesars
Vorhees Town Center
Wayne, NJ
Willowbrook Mall
200
Woodbridge, NJ
Woodbridge Center
180
Egg Harbor Township,
NJ
Short Hills, NJ
Atlantic City, NJ
80
100
*Note: Paramus enforces blue laws, resulting in closed malls on Sundays.
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GO ICE SKATING
North Jersey:
Clary Anderson Arena
41 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ
Tel: (973) 744-6088
General admission is $5.50 and skate rental is $3.50. The Clary Anderson center offers
skating lessons and hockey lessons for children and or adults. You can have your children's
birthday parties here. They also offer group rates or complete ice rental for $235 an hour.
Floyd Hall Arena
One Hall Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Tel: (973) 746-7744
Their twin rinks are open year-round, seven days a week for public sessions, figure skating,
and ice hockey. They also have a full service pro shop if you need equipment or accessories.
Lessons Available.
Ice Vault Arena
10 Nevins Dr., Wayne, NJ
Tel: (973) 628-1500
The North Fork Bank Ice Vault Skating Arena is the tri-state area's newest multi-rink facility.
Two rinks operating year round, with open public skating available. Clink on link above to
view their public skating schedule.
Richard L.Korpi Ice Rink
West 28th Street, Bayone High School, Bayone, NJ
Tel: (201) 858-5850
Located at the foot of West 28th Street in the Bayonne High school. Must be a resident of
Bayonne to use facilities. Guests are permitted but must be accompanied by a resident.
Offers Skating parties for children as well. Prices are very reasonable.
Mennen Sports Arena
161 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ
Tel: (973) 326-7651
The arena is a full service ice center with skating year round. The arena offers public
sessions, group lessons, hockey clinics, figure skating clubs and a birthday party package.
Rentals bring in the Annual Shrine Circus, cat and dog shows, antique shows, craft shows,
and other types of shows.
Chillout Sports Arena
300 Stiger St., Hackettstown, NJ
Tel: (908) 684-1161
PUBLIC SKATING is great for a family-outing, to spend time with friends or even to meet new
ones. Clink on the link above to see PUBLIC SKATING & OPEN & POND HOCKEY
Schedules! They offer skate rentals or you can bring your own.
Swartswood State Park
Swartswood, NJ
Tel: (973) 383-5230
Offers ice skating, cross- country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, ice boating. The ice skating
here is on the actual lake outdoors. You must call first to see if the lake is frozen enough to
allow skating.
Beacon Hill Club
250 Hobart Avenue, Summit NJ
Tel: (908) 277-6655
The skating rink is nestled in wooded surroundings and provides the center for a busy ice
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skating program for all ages. Skaters can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a warm fire and the
view of other skaters from the window in "Pat's House."
Ice House Web Site
111 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack, NJ
Tel: (201) 487-8444
Skate Jam on Friday Nights from 9:30-Midnight. DJ Willie, awesome laser Lights and smoke
Machines. Only $20 per person including skate rental! They also offer public skating at other
times. Visit their website above to view their schedule.
Twin Oaks Ice Rink
Twin Oaks Tennis & Fitness Center 65 Columbia Rd., Morristown, NJ
Tel: (973) 292-5699
New Jersey's Premier Ice Skating rink featuring a state-of-the-art NHL size rink, 4-star cafe
with espresso bar, pro-shop, and conference/meeting room overlooking the ice.
Aspen Ice at Randolph
16 Aspen Drive, Randolph, NJ
Tel: (973) 927-9122
Adult Open Hockey Friday Mornings 6:30 to 8:30am - $15 per player Goalies skate for free.
Winter adult hockey leagues also.
Englewood Field Club
341 Engle Ave., Englewood, NJ
Tel: (201) 568-0094
Private year round sports activities club for the whole family. Their Ice skating rink
accommodates Ice hockey, figure skating competitions and recreational skating.
Dietl Ice Skating Rink
639 Broadway, Westwood, NJ
Tel: (201) 666-9883
Dietl offers freestyle Ice Sessions and open skating. Dietl is an older ice skating rink that is
almost never crowded. Snacks are available
Central NJ:
Old Bridge Ice skating Arena
1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 607-7971
Offers public skating everyday. Clink on the link above to see the exact times for open public
skating. Children's birthday parties and many types of classes for all ages to learn how to
skate.
Princeton Sports center
1000 Cornwall Rd, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Tel: (732) 940-6800
New Jersey's State Of The Art Skating Facility. They have Travel Hockey and open skating to
the public. Take lessons and learn To Skate or Figure Skate. They have a great coaching
staff.
Bridgewater Sports Arena
425 Frontier Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Tel: (732) PLAY-BSA
Offers Public Skating 7 days a week. Please check their schedule for current public dates and
skating times. Click on the link above for more info.
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Ice Land
6 Tennis Court, Hamilton, NJ
Tel: (609) 588-6672
Ice land is open year round. They offer 3 Ice Rinks, 2 Arcades, 2 Snack Bars, 2 Heated
Lobbies overlooking their Rinks, 2 Party Rooms and a great Pro Shop. Many programs to
learn how to skate.
Red Bank Armory Ice Complex
76 Chestnut Street, Red Bank, NJ
Tel: (732) 450-9001
They offer public skating as well as skating lessons. They also have a pro shop. You can also
have your parties here.
United Skates of America Inc
600 Main St., Woodbridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 596-4100
Open Year Round! For details of their ICE HOCKEY PROGRAM Information, please check out
their Adult Hockey league page and their Youth hockey league page.
Edison Family Ice Skating Rink
Roosevelt Park (off route 1), Edison, NJ
Tel: (732) 494-3785
This outdoor rink is open Open January 17 - March 31. Hours are Mon - Fri 5- 9 PM - Saturday
12 Noon - 9 PM - Sunday 12 Noon - 7 PM and Holidays 12 Noon - 9 PM. Adults $5.00,
Children 17 & Under $4.00
The Rock Ice Pavilion
125 North Ave. Rt. 28, Dunellen, NJ
Tel: (732) 752-8600
The Rock Ice Pavilion offers Ice Skating Lessons! Hockey Clinics, Adult Open Hockey,
Freestyle, Public skating sessions and more!
Mercer County Skating Center
South Post Road, West Windsor, NJ
Tel: (732) 371-1669
The Mercer County Public Ice Skating Center is open to the public seven days a week during
the operating season. The Olympic-sized rink which measures 200' by 85', offers general
public skating sessions, family night sessions, birthday parties and ice time for hockey.
Aspen Ice at Flemington
426 Cace Blvd., Flemington, NJ
Tel: (908) 237-1423
NHL regulation size rink, full size arcade, party areas, snack bar, fully stocked full service pro
shop, all complemented with high quality features. Offers Public Skating. Visit their website
for Public Skating Calendar.
Wall Sports Arena
1215 Wyckoff Road, Farmingdale, NJ
Tel: (800) ICE-HOCKEY
Adult Open Hockey Ages 18 & Over. Monday / Wednesday / Friday 12pm - 1:30pm and
Fridays 10pm - 11:30pm. Public skating is also available. Friday Night DJ Skate Is Here!!
8pm-11pm Every Friday.
Southern NJ:
Vineland Ice Arena
2111 Industrial Way, Vineland, NJ
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Tel: (856) 691-2222
Please visit their website by clicking on the link above to view public skating schedule.
Scheduled public skating sessions are subject to change but you can always verify public
skating hours by calling 856-691-2222.
Hollydell Ice Arena
601 Hollydell D.,r Sewell, NJ
Tel: (856) 589-5599
From public skating to figure skating to ice hockey, Hollydell offers something for
everyone. Their two ice rinks (one Olympic size, one NHL size) gives everyone the
opportunity to skate at their own skill level.
The Igloo at Mt Laurel
3033 Fostertown Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ
Tel: (856) 638-0801
The Igloo has it all! From summer camps to youth leagues. Mens Hockey leagues, skating
lessons and Ice skating Birthday Parties in NJ.
Winding River Skating Center
Winding River Park 1211 Whitesville Rd., Toms River, NJ
Tel: (732) 244-0720
Click on the link above to view their public skating schedule. They also have Family skating
sessions where individuals are not allowed to skate.
Flyers Skate zone
501 North Albany Ave., Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 441-1780
Come out and experience our NEW and IMPROVED weekend public skating sessions! The
Atlantic City Facility offers many great opportunities for anyone to come out from the
community and skate. Clink on link above for public skating times.
Flyers Skate zone
6725 River Rd. Pennsauken, NJ
Tel: (856) 488-9300
The Flyers Skate Zone offers many great opportunities for anyone to come out from the
community and skate. Daily public skating hours are Monday through Sunday 12:30 PM until
2:30 PM, Friday and Saturday nights 8 PM until 10 PM. Click on link above for more info!
Ocean Ice Palace
197 Chambers Bridge Rd, Brick, NJ
Tel: (732) 477-4411
Come visit the updated and spectacular Ocean Ice Palace! This professionally designed rink
is the ideal place to practice, train and maintain your edge on the competition! Public
Skating Every Saturday afternoon 3:15pm-5:15pm Admission $7.00 Rentals $2.00
Ventnor Ice Rink
Newhaven Ave. & Atlantic Ave., Ventnor City, NJ
Tel: (609) 823-7947
Ventnor City Municipal Ice Rink is located at Newhaven Ave. & Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor City
New Jersey. Open year round.
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Route 72 Waverunner – Kayak Rentals
2390 East Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ
Tel: (609) 361-7147
We provide kayak trips that are customized to your family or group. Whether
you're looking for a relaxing afternoon on the Barnegat Bay, or a more
adventurous trip that may include getting wet and cooled dow n from the
days heat, we can assist you with the best routes and locations. Our
extensive experience and expertise in kayaking our local waterways will
provide you with a wonderful experience and a great time! We provide high quality
equipment and attention to detail. We carry all emotion kayaks of varying styles in single,
double, and triple sit on top ocean kayaks.
Lakeview Docks
7118 Park Boulevard, Wildwood Crest NJ
Tel: (609) 522-0471
A great place to go Kayaking in NJ! This is a place where the whole family can
go and enjoy a fantastic day out on the water. There is SO much to do here,
at a business that’s been established for more than half a century. Our
Fishing/Crabbing boats hold up to 5 people. Our 40 HP boats hold up to 4-5
people. You can also hire speed boats, paddle boats, wave runners and kayaks. The Kayaks
can accommodate from one to three people and are rented by the hour.
Delaware River Tubing
2998 Daniel Bray Hwy (Rt. 29) Frenchtown NJ
Tel: (866) Wet-Tube I (908) 996-5386
Delaware River Tubing now offers Kayaking and Canoeing on the Delaware,
along with a new river supply store for all the must have essentials. Enjoy a
scenic 2 to 4 hour tubing, rafting, kayaking, or canoeing trip on the Delaware River! Each
rental includes an exclusive FREE BBQ meal at "The Famous River Hot Dog Man," halfway on
your river adventure next to a private island with picnic tables in the water! The 4 hour river
adventure (including lunch) - starts at an unbelievable $19.62 per person on weekdays!!
This is the most reasonably priced one day adventure that we have found in all of New
Jersey.
Holgate H2O Sports
83 Tebco Terrace, Long Beach NJ
Tel: (609) 492-1342
Located in Holgate on Long Beach Island (3 miles south of Fantasy
Island). Our single person kayaks are Sit-On-Top Kayaks and they are good
to paddle right from our Bay Front location or you can take them to the ocean. Our two
person kayaks are Sit-On-Top Kayaks and they are good to paddle right from our Bay Front
location or you can take them to the ocean. Our fishing kayaks are Sit-On-Top Kayaks and
they are good to paddle right from our Bay Front location or you can take them to the ocean.
Also offering Waverunner - Jet Ski Rentals, Pontoon Boat Rentals and Skiff Boat Rentals.
Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental
3107 Route 563 Chatsworth, NJ
Tel: (609) 726-1380
Located in Beautiful Chatsworth NJ. Come enjoy a fantastic adventure at
Pine Barrens. Canoe through Wharton State Forest in the New Jersey
Pinelands. Mick's is now the largest canoe rental in the Wharton State Forest with over 600
canoes and kayaks available.
First Bridge Marina and Kayaks
500 Great Bay Blvd Tuckerton,NJ
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Tel: (800) 50-KAYAK
Go fishing, Crabbing then Kyaking all in one great day Two hours to two-day trips, your
Kayak or our Kayak. Be prepared for some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife in
Southern New Jersey. Visit our website which is devoted to Kayak adventures by clicking on
the link above. First Bridge Marina & Kayaks also offers boat slips, boat rentals, fishing and
crabbing, bait & tackle, and a well stocked boat store.
Bay Cats
On the Bay at 316 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609) 391-7960
Kayak Rentals and sailing lessons on the Ocean. Explore and discover with
guided nature tours. Find it all at their terrific website by clicking on the link above.
Indian Head Canoes
Barryville, NY and Matamoras, PA
Tel: (800) 874-2628
Canoe on The Delaware River. Kick back for a gentle calm water float or go all out for an
exciting white water trip. Then relax and enjoy their popular chicken & steak barbecue with
all the trimmings. Sleep under the stars in their riverside campground, unique bunkhouse or
cozy log cabins. Canoeing on the Delaware at its best!
Mowhawk Canoe & Livery
Squankum-Yellowbrook Rd, Farmingdale, NJ
Tel: (732) 938-7755
They rent canoes and kayaks for use on the scenic Manasquan River,
from their site on the river in Farmingdale, NJ. Their trips run through Allaire State Park,
Wildlife Management Areas, rolling hills, and finally, a salt marsh estuary.
Hackensack Riverkeeper
Hackensack Riverkeeper 231 Main St., Hackensack NJ
Tel: (201) 968-0808
Open every weekend April through the end of October, weather permitting.
Hours of operation are from 9 AM until 6 PM. Reservations are required and
subject to availability. Group activities are also available; call 201-968-0808 to inquire.
CANOE RATES (per day): $25 per paddler (17 years and up) / $10 per passenger. Up to three
adults. KAYAK RATES (per day): $25 per single paddler. We have solo and tandem kayaks.
NO solo paddling is permitted so if you want to paddle a solo kayak, bring a buddy for a
second boat.
Row Your Boat Rentals
Swartswood Lake State Park, Swartswood, NJ
Tel: (973) 383-4200
Row your Boat rentals has all of the following for rent: Rowboats, Canoes,
Kayaks, Peddle Boats, Sailboats: Sailcats and Sunfish. They also offer
overnight Camper's Rates
Bel Haven Paddlesports
1227 Route 542 Green Bank, NJ
Tel: (609)-965-2205 or (800) 445-0953
Take the little ones camping then take them and on the river for some
tubing or canoeing in beautiful Green Bank NJ. This all-purpose shop hosts trips to and from
a variety of locations. See website for details.
Kittatinny Canoes
3 Pennsylvania Locations:
- River Beach Campsites: 378 Routes 6 & 209, Milford, PA
- Dingmans Ferry Base: 2130 RT. 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA
- Matamoras Base: 1147 Delaware Drive, Matamoras, PA
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Tel: (800) FLOAT-KC
Take a white water joy ride in a kayak down the beautiful Delaware river. They also offer
tubing, rafting and camping.
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Cedar Creek Campground
1052 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville, NJ
Tel: 732-269-1413
Rent a canoe or kayak at Cedar Creek in Bayville, NJ. Rates seasonal (posted
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NEW JERSEY STATE PARKS
The New Jersey Division of State Parks and Forestry administers over 375,000 acres of land.
Facilities include 39 parks, 11 forests, 3 recreation areas, 1 golf course, 43 natural areas and
57 historic sites. For more information on the state parks and historic sites, call (800) 8436420 or (609) 984-0370.
Allaire State Park
Farmingdale NJ 07727
Tel: (732) 938-2371
Allaire State Park is best known for Allaire Village, a well-preserved early 19th-century
ironmaking town with a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter's shop, owner's house,
foreman's house, church, and museum.
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Light NJ
Tel: (609) 494-2016
The site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County
was regarded as one of the most crucial "change of course" points for coastal vessels. A
panoramic view of Island Beach, Barnegat Bay and Long Beach Island awaits visitors to the
top of the lighthouse.
Bass River State Forest
762 Stage Rd. New Gretna
Tel: (609)296-1114
State forest in southern New Jersey's Pine Barrens. Boating, camping, fishing, lodging,
picnicking, swimming. Batona Trail, which winds 50 miles through Pine Barrens, begins here.
Batsto Village
Batsto RD. #9, Hammonton NJ 08037
Tel: (609) 561-0024
This Pine Barrens village is composed of thirty-three historic buildings and structures
including the Batsto Mansion, gristmill, sawmill, general store, workers' homes and post
office. Batsto Village was a former bog iron and glassmaking industrial center from 1766 to
1867 and currently reflects the agricultural and commercial enterprises that existed here
during the late 19th century.
Belleplain State Forest
Rt. 550 Woodbine, NJ
Tel: (609) 861-2404
State forest in Cape May County. Boating, camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing,
hunting, lodging, picnicking, snowmobiling, swimming.
Blackwells Mills Canal House
625 Canal Road, Somerset NJ
Tel: (732) 873-3050
Most of the old canal system remains intact today and is a reminder of the days when the
delivery of freight depended upon a team of mules or steam tugboats. Nearly 36 miles of the
main canal and 22 miles of the feeder canal still exist, with many historic structures along
the canal.
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
New Lisbon NJ
Tel: (609)726-1191
Hikers can follow the sandy trails and roads that crisscross the forest, sometimes passing
near the remains of stone or brick structures or where large depressions indicate the
location of what was once a bustling town. Pure, iron-rich streams flow through acres of
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swampy land covered with dense stands of Atlantic white cedar. Whitesbog village is here as
well as camping.
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Bull's Island Recreation Area
2185 Daniel Bray Hwy. Stockton
Tel: (609)397-2949
This 24 acre natural area comprises a portion of a small forested island surrounded by the
Delaware River and the Delaware & Raritan Canal. A trail along the towpath of the canal
reveals a lowland floodplain forest dominated by sycamore, silver maple and tulip poplar.
Several rare plant species are found in this natural area. Camping 69 tent and trailer sites
with fire rings, picnic tables, flush toilets and showers. Campsites open April 1 through
October 31.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point NJ
Tel: (609) 884-2159
The 157-foot high lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb to the top of the
lighthouse can view the constantly changing Cape May peninsula shoreline. The first known
lighthouse at Cape May was built in 1823, but had to be moved. The present lighthouse was
built in 1859.
Cheesequake State Park
300 Gordon Rd. Matawan
Tel: (732)566-2161
Open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens, and a
northeastern hardwood forest are the main characteristics of the park. Camping 53 tent and
trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets, shower, are within walking
distance.
Cooper Enviornmental Center
1170 Cattus Island Blvd. Toms River
Tel: (732) 270-6960
Natural area with three miles of frontage on Barnegat Bay. Nature trails, picnicking,
playground, boat tours
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Dr. S. Short Hills
Tel: (973)376-3587
The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum encompasses 16.5 acres in Millburn Township. Arboretum
trails pass kettle moraines, hilly slopes and even a natural amphitheater created by the
glaciers. The Arboretum today boasts one of the state's greatest concentrations of
wildflowers, over 150 species, and is home to 45 species of trees, 100 species of birds, rare
ferns, and 275-year-old tulip trees.
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
625 Canal Rd. Somerset
Tel: (732)873-3050
The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey’s most popular
recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding.
The canal and towpath are part of the National Recreational Trail System. The 70-mile linear
park is a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
River Rd. Bushkill, PA
Tel: (570)588-2451
This park preserves 40 miles of the middle Delaware River and almost 70,000 acres of land
along the river's New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores. A one-day auto tour of the park can
include waterfalls, rural scenery, and historic Millbrook Village. Visitors can also canoe, hike,
camp, swim, picnic, bicycle, crosscountry ski, and horseback ride. Fishing and hunting are
permitted in season with state licenses.
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Double Trouble State Park
Administered by Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park NJ 08752
Tel: (732) 793-0506
Fourteen original historic structures dating from the late 19th century through the early 20th
century include a general store, a schoolhouse and cottages. The sawmill was restored in
1995, and the cranberry sorting and packing house was completed in 1996.
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Great Creek Rd. Oceanville
Tel: (609)652-1665
Wildlife Drive and trails are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. See wildlife and
migratory birds. Nature trails
Fort Mott State Park
454 Fort Mott Road Pennsville NJ
Tel: (856) 935-3218
Fort Mott was part of a coastal defense system designed for the Delaware River in the late
1800's. The fortifications seen today at Fort Mott were erected in 1896 in anticipation of the
Spanish-American War.
Frelinghuysen Arbortem
53 E. Hanover Ave. Morristown
Tel: (973) 326-7600
Landscaped grounds featuring a variety of trees and plants surround the 1891 Colonial
Revival summer residence of George Frelinghuysen. Visitors' Center open Monday thru
Saturday, 9AM-4:30PM, Sunday, 12Noon-4:30PM. Grounds open 8:30AM-dusk.
Gateway National Recreation Area
210 New York Ave. Staten Island
NY Sandy Hook phone
Tel: (732) 872-5970
National recreation area featuring fishing, picnicking, swimming. Holly forest, historic
lighthouse. Former Army base Fort Hancock, including Sandy Hook Museum and History
House, is at the north end of Sandy Hook
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
152 Pleasant Plains Rd. Basking Ridge
Tel: (973) 425-1222
Wilderness wildlife refuge in North Jersey boasting trails, observation, photography blinds
and a boardwalk.
Hacklebarney State Park
119 Hacklebarney Rd. Long Valley NJ
Tel: (908)638-6969
The freshwater Black River briskly cuts its way through rocky Hacklebarney State Park. Even
in the heat of midsummer, the temperature of Black River gorge is cool and
refreshing.Hacklebarney is a favorite place for avid anglers, hikers and picnickers, yet in the
19th century the park was a mined iron ore site. The gushing river against the grey boulders
and dark green hemlocks creates a majestic beauty in any season.
High Point State Park
1480 State Route 23 Sussex NJ
Tel: (973) 875-4800
Built in 1930 with donations from the Kuser family of Trenton, the monument was built on
the highest point in New Jersey and was erected in honor of the American servicemen who
served in World War I. The view from High Point Monument, at 1,803 feet above sea level, is
a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest, soft hills and lush valleys in three states
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Hopatcong State Park
Lake Hopatcong NJ
Tel: (973)398-7010
Nine miles in length and covered by 2,500 acres of freshwater, Lake Hopatcong is the focal
point of the park. Hopatcong State Park is at the southwest end of the lake and is a popular
spot for fishing, boating, and swimming.
Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park NJ
Tel: (732) 793-0506
Miles of sand dunes and white sandy beaches offer habitat to maritime plants and diverse
wildlife that is almost the same as it was thousands of years ago. Island Beach contains
outstanding examples of sand dunes, thicket community, freshwater wetlands, maritime
forest and tidal marshes. The state's largest osprey colony, as well as peregrine falcons,
wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl and migrating songbirds, are found here.
Jenny Jump State Forest
Hope NJ
Tel: (908) 459-4366
Panoramic vistas of the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the west, and
scenic views of the Great Meadows in the east dramatically greet the visitor who climbs the
narrow path leading to the top of Jenny Jump Mountain. Glaciers receded from Jenny Jump
Mountain near the end of the Wisconsin Ice Age, about 21,000 years ago. The dramatic
effects of this can be seen in Jenny Jump State Forest. Camping Twenty-two tent and trailer
sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Showers and toilets are within walking distance. Open
April 1 through October 31.
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Andover NJ
Tel: (973)786-6445
Glacial lakes, limestone outcroppings, and former railroad lines are features of New Jersey’s
newest state park. The 117-acre Lake Aeroflex and 39-acre Gardner’s Pond are part of the
headwaters of the Pequest River and are excellent for fishing and boating.
Leaming's Run Gardens
1845 Route 9 North Swainton NJ
Tel: (609) 465-5871
Leaming's Run Gardens is the largest annual garden in the USA - featuring acres of beautiful
flowers, ferns, lawns and ponds. Cape May County complex includes 25 themed gardens and
an 18th-century farm
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
Ringwood State Park 1304 Sloatsburg Rd Ringwood, NJ
Tel: (973 962-7031
Long Pond Ironworks was founded in 1766 and operated continually until 1882, making iron
for a wide range of purposes. Today, the ruins of three furnaces and other unique structures
remain in a beautiful setting within Long Pond Ironworks State Park near the New York
border in West Milford NJ.
Liberty State Park
Morris Pesin Dr. Jersey City
Tel: (201) 915-3403
A great State park on the Jersey City waterfront. You can enjoy Boating, canoeing, crabbing,
fishing and picnicking. Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal Museum and Liberty Science
Center are here as well as Access by ferry to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Interpretive
center has exhibits of Hudson River ecology. Liberty Natural Area preserves one of the
remaining salt marsh environments in the area
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Monmouth Battlefield State Park
347 Freehold-Englishtown Road, Manalapan NJ (732) 462-9616
One of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place in the fields and forests that
now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park. A reenactment of the June 1778 battle is
held every year with authentically dressed troops camped out in the park and situated in the
fields for fighting.
Morristown National Historical Park
30 Washington Pl. Morristown (973)539-2085
Morristown National Historical Park preserves sites in the Morristown New Jersey area
occupied by General George Washington and the Continental Army during the Revolutionary
War from 1779-1780. Historical sites within the park include the historic Jacob Ford Mansion
and the historic Wick House & Farm. Morristown National Historical Park offers over 27 miles
of hiking trails which cross through the New York Brigade area and the New Jersey Brigade
areas, located in the Jockey Hollow Unit of the park. Washington's Headquarters Museum
Open All Year 9 - 5. Jockey Hollow Visitor Center is also open All Year 9 - 5.
Palisades Interstate Park
Alpine, NJ
Tel: (201)768-1360
30 miles of hiking trails, two public boat basins, a boat launching ramp, four riverfront picnic
areas, a scenic riverside drive, and a cliff-top Parkway with three scenic overlooks. They also
have a nature sanctuary with many historic sites and mile after mile of rugged woodlands
and vistas just minutes from midtown Manhattan.
Parvin State Park
701 Almond Rd. Pittsgrove, NJ
Tel: (856) 358-8616
State park in southern New Jersey on the fringes of the Pine Barrens, including both pine and
hardwood forests. Biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, picnicking.
Penn State Forest
New Gretna, NJ
Tel: (609) 296-1114
Penn State Forest's undeveloped wilderness attracts picnickers and hikers. Lake Oswego, a
result of an upstream dam that was constructed to create a reservoir for a downstream
cranberry operation, is suitable for canoeing and fishing.
Princeton Battlefield State Park
500 Mercer Road, Princeton NJ
Tel: (609) 921-0074
On January 3, 1777, the peaceful winter fields and woods of Princeton Battlefield were
transformed into the site of what is considered to be the fiercest fight of its size during the
American Revolution. During this desperate battle, American troops under General George
Washington surprised and defeated a force of British Regulars.
Ramapo State Forest
Ringwood State Park 1304 Sloatsburg Rd.
Ringwood
Tel: (973) 962-7031
This hilly forest is a sanctuary for wildlife. Hikers and mountain bikers enjoy miles of
challenging trails. Many trails offer a view of the New York City skyline. Birdwatchers are
attracted to the forest for its ponds, streams and marshes.
Rancocas State Park
New Lisbon NJ
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Tel: (609) 726-1191
The Rancocas Creek is the idyllic setting for hiking, casual picnicking and nature observation
in this lesser known park. Juried American Indian Arts Festivals. The festivals are held in May
and October and are sponsored by the Powhatan Indians. For more information, call (609)
261-4747.
Ringwood State Park
1304 Sloatsburg Rd. Ringwood
Tel: (973) 962-7031
The garden contains an extensive variety of plants, evergreens and deciduous trees and
shrubs in specialty areas. Of particular interest are the crabapple alley, terraced gardens,
perennial and annual gardens and woodland paths. The extensive vistas of the garden and
veiw of Ramapo Mountains frame this 96-acre botanical showplace. Visitors can tour the
gardens and surrounding woods year round. Also within the park is the RING WOOD MANOR.
This beautiful country house, which was home for a succession of well-known ironmaster for
nearly 200 years, sits comfortably on a low hill overlooking a landscape that looks as if it
escaped from a painting. The house contains an excellent collection of paintings and period
furniture, all of which are associated with the families who lived in the manor.
Round Valley Recreation Area
1220 Lebanon-Stanton Rd. Lebanon
Tel: (908)236-6355
The brisk blue waters of Round Valley Reservoir attract swimmers, boaters, fishermen,
picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. A reservoir swimming area was created by the
construction of an earth dam across a narrow waterway on the west side of the reservoir,
separating it from the main part of the reservoir. The reservoir covers over 2,000 acres and
is over 180 feet deep, the deepest lake in New Jersey. It has a water capacity of 55 billion
gallons. The reservoir is stocked with lake trout. Round Valley is one of the few parks
that offers wilderness camping. The campsites on the eastern side of the reservoir are
accessible only by hiking or boating.
Skylands Manor & State Botanical Garden
Box 1304, Ringwood NJ
Tel: (973) 962-7031
Skylands Manor, with its English Jacobean architecture common in the English countryside
400 years ago, was designed by John Russell Pope for Clarence McKenzie Lewis, a
stockbroker and civil engineer. Built in the 1920's, it is constructed of native stone and halftimbers and has 44 rooms. The garden is a culmination of two eras of landscape architecture
under the direction of Francis Lynde Stetson, owner of Skylands from 1891 to 1922.
Spruce Run Recreation Area
1 Van Syckle's Corner Rd. Clinton NJ
Tel: (908) 638-8572 or (908) 638-8573
State park surrounding reservoir features biking, boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking,
hunting (waterfowl), ice boating, ice fishing, picnicking, sailing, swimming, windboarding
Stephens State Park
800 Willow Grove St. Hackettstown NJ
Tel: (908) 852-3790
The Musconetcong River, an excellent freshwater fishing spot, flows over and around
boulders through Stephens State Park. An easy walking but rocky path follows the river with
places for picnicking in shaded areas.
Stokes State Forest
1 Coursen Rd. Branchville, NJ
Tel: (973) 948-3820
Breathtaking and panoramic view from Sunrise Mountain along the Appalachian Trail. Stokes
is famous for its impressive beauty, whether it is at the top of a mountain ridge or in the cool
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and fragrant Tillman Ravine with its rushing stream and steep cliffs. Hikers, campers,
fishermen and photographers are attracted to its wild setting.
Swartswood State Park
Swartswood, NJ
Tel: (973) 383-5230
Swartswood Lake, a glacial lake, provides excellent opportunities for water recreation.
Summer months find Swartswood Lake and Little Swartswood Lake bright with sailboats and
fishing boats, while a sheltered cove in Swartswood Lake is filled with swimmers. The
swimming area at Swartswood boasts safe, clean and clear water as a result of a model
Watershed Management Program.
Trenton Battle Monument
348 South Warren Street, Trenton NJ
Tel: (609) 737-0623
The monument marks the site of the American artillery emplacement that commanded the
streets of Trenton during the battle that led to the defeat of the three Hessian Regiments by
the American Army at the Battle of Trenton, December 26, 1776. The monument was
designed by John H. Duncan, architect of Grant's tomb.
Twin Lights
Lighthouse Road, Highlands NJ
Tel: (732) 872-1886
The current brownstone structure was built in 1862 and served as the primary seacoast light
marking the entrance to New York Harbor. The towers are not identical twins; the south
tower is square and the north is octagonal. This 1862 structure replaced an earlier twin
tower lighthouse.
Voorhees State Park
251 Route 513 Glen Gardner
Tel: (908) 638-6969
Wooded state park features biking, camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, hunting,
mountain biking, picnicking and sledding.
Two overlooks provide scenic views of Round Valley Reservoir and Spruce Run Reservoir. In
1965, the New Jersey Astronomical Association built an observatory on land leased from the
state. The 26-inch Newtonian reflector telescope is one of the largest privately owned
telescopes in New Jersey. The public is invited to explore the night sky at skywatching
programs that are offered year round by the NJAA. For further information, call (908) 6388500.
Washington Crossing State Park
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ
Tel: (609) 737-9303
After crossing the icy waters of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776, General George
Washington and the Continental Army landed at Johnson's Ferry, at the site now knows as
Washington Crossing State Park.
Washington Rock State Park
Greebrook Township
Tel: (201) 915-3401
One of the oldest state parks in New Jersey. Prominent point in Watchung Mountains from
which George Washington observed British troop movements during the Revolution. Picnic
tables and grills.Panoramic view across northeastern New Jersey to New York.
Watchung Reservation
Trailside Nature and Science Center 452 New Providence Rd. Mountainside
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Tel: (908) 789-3670
2,000-acre reservation in midst of New Jersey suburbs includes nature trails and bridle
paths. Trailside Nature and Science Center has nature exhibits, including live reptile area.
Waterloo Village
Waterloo Road, Stanhope NJ
Tel: (973) 347-0900
This early 19th-century restored village contains a working mill complex with gristmills and
sawmills, a general store, blacksmith shop and several historic houses. The village is located
on the banks of the Morris Canal and is well known for its historic buildings and diverse
cultural programs.
Wawayanda State Park
885 Warwick Tpk. Hewitt
Tel: (973) 853-4462
Forested hills surround Lake Wawayanda creating a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters
and fisherman, while steep mountains challenge casual as well as serious hikers. A twentymile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the park, while the top of Wawayanda
Mountain offers sensational views. More than forty miles of trails are marked in the park.
Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd. Stone Harbor
Tel: (609) 368-1211
Come discover why The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, NJ is "The Natural Place to Have
Fun!" At the Wetlands Institute, they promote the conservation and preservation of coastal
ecosystems by providing a fun and educational experience for the entire family. They offer
many attractions to visitors.
Wharton State Forest
4110 Nesco Rd. Hammonton NJ
Tel: (609) 561-0024
Wharton State Forest is the largest single tract of land within the New Jersey State Park
System. It is also the site of Batsto Village, a former bog iron and glassmaking industrial
center from 1766 to 1867 that currently reflects the agricultural and commercial enterprises
that existed here during the late 19th century.
Offers wilderness camping at Mullica River
Whitesbog Village
New Lisbon NJ
Tel: (609) 726-1191
Whitesbog was an active 19th- and 20th-century cranberry and blueberry producing
community, founded in the 1870's by Joseph J. White. The commercial high-bush blueberry
was developed here by Elizabeth White. The site is undergoing restoration and is leased to
the Whitesbog Preservation Trust.
Worthington State Forest
Columbia NJ
Tel: (908) 841-9575
Some of the most rugged terrain and splendid views of northern New Jersey are found in
Worthington State Forest. Camping, hunting and fishing are all available. In the Dunnfield
Creek Natural Area Hikers can follow a steep trail through a mature hemlock and mixed
hardwood ravine along Dunnfield Creek or climb to the top of Mount Tammany at 1,527 feet
above sea level for a panoramic view of the Delaware Water Gap. Sunfish Pond Natural Area
(258 acres) This impressive glacial lake, surrounded by a chestnut oak forest community
and rare species habitat, is reached by a steep and rocky climb along the Appalachian Trail.
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GO TO A PICK-YOUR--OWN FARM
Central NJ Listings Only
Hunterdon County:
Box J Farm
Address: 523 Bellwood Park Road, Asbury (Bethlehem Twp.) NJ
Phone: (908) 479-2268
Pick your own: Red raspberries, blueberries
Chia-Sin Farms
Address: 215 Quakertown Rd., Quakertown NJ
Phone: (908) 730-7123
Pick your own: Chinese vegetables; tomatoes; peppers; squash; eggplant
Grochowicz Farm Market
Address: 2401 Rt. 31 South, Glen Gardner NJ
Phone: (908) 537-4332
Pick your own: Pumpkins
Melick's Orchards
Address: 472 Rt. 513, Califon NJ
Phone: (908) 832-2905
Pick your own: Apples, peaches,pumpkins
Melick's Town Farm (at the Cider Mill)
Address: 19 King St., Oldwick NJ
Phone: (908) 439-3888
Pick your own: Strawberries, apples, pumpkins, flowers
North Slope Farm
Address: 386 Rock Rd. East , Lambertville NJ
Phone: (609) 466-8330
Pick your own: Flowers, cherry tomatoes
Peaceful Valley Orchards
Address: 150 Pittstown Rd., Pittstown NJ
Phone: (908) 730-7748
Pick your own: Strawberries, apples
Phillips Farms
Address: 290 Church Rd., Milford NJ
Phone: (908) 995-0022
Pick your own: Red raspberries; strawberries; blueberries; apples; peaches; blackberries
Schaefer Farms
Address: 1051 County Road 523, Flemington NJ
Phone: (908) 788-2982
Pick your own: Pumpkins, raspberries, thornless blackberries, flowers
The Raspberry Field
Address: 452 County Road 579, Milford / Alexandria Twp. NJ
Phone: (908) 479-6658
Pick your own: Raspberries (red, black), black currants, gooseberries
Valley Brook Farm Market
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Address: Rt. 22 East, Lebanon NJ
Phone: (908) 236-2959
Pick your own: Pumpkins
Valley Crest Farm
Address: 14 Allerton Road, Lebanon NJ
Phone: 908-238-9696
Pick your own: Peaches; Apples; Berries
Somerset County:
Hillsboro Farm
Address: 219 Hillsborough Rd., Hillsborough NJ
Phone: (908) 500-0803
Pick your own: Pumpkins, gourds
Norz - Hill Farm & Market
Address: 116 South Branch Road, Hillsborough NJ
Phone: (908) 369-8586
Pick your own: Pumpkins, gourds, winter squashes
Sunhaven Farms
Address: 1018 Orchard Dr., Hillsborough NJ
Phone: (908) 369-6504
Pick your own: Strawberries; sweet peas (June); peppers; green beans; eggplant; tomatoes;
plum tomatoes (August); broccoli; cauliflower; garden mums (Sept.)
Suydam Farms
Address: 1803 Route 27 & Skillman's Lane, Somerset NJ
Phone: (732) 846-7139
Pick your own: Pumpkins
Blossom Hill Farms
Address: Dey Road, Cranbury NJ
Phone: (609) 799-7275
Pick your own: Apples, peaches
Middlesex County:
Farmer Al's Market & Greenhouses
Address: 387 Buckelew Ave., Monroe Twp. NJ
Phone: (732) 521-1888
Pick your own: Lima beans; string beans; black-eyed peas
Giamarese Farm
Address: 155 Fresh Pond Rd., East Brunswick NJ
Phone: (732) 821-9494
Pick your own: Apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees
Habiak Farms
Address: 315 Deans Rhode Hall Rd., South Brunswick NJ
Phone: (732) 297-0751
Pick your own: Pumpkins, Gourds, Jack-B-Littles, Christmas Trees
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Joe Indyk
Address: 595 Spotswood-Englishtown Rd, Jamesburg NJ
Phone: (732) 521-2548
Pick your own: Strawberries
John Himich Farms
Address: 701 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick NJ
Phone: (732) 257-1538
Pick your own: Tomatoes, eggplant, peaches, pears, apples (Sept. & Oct.), vegetables,
flowers, pumpkins, cut & choose Christmas trees
Stults Farm
Address: 62 John White Rd or 146 Cranbury Neck Rd., Cranbury NJ
Phone: (609) 799-2523
Pick your own: Strawberries, peas, raspberries, blackberries, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes,
eggplant, peppers, bitter melon, pumpkins, beans , lima beans
Von Thun's Country Farm Market
Address: 519 Ridge Rd. (Rt. 522), Monmouth Junction NJ
Phone: (732) 329-8656
Pick your own: Strawberries; raspberries; blackberries; pumpkins; peas (snap, pod); string
beans
Mercer County:
Grover Farm
Address: 348 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction NJ
Phone: (609) 799-1195
Pick your own: Strawberries; peas; potatoes; sweet corn; green beans; pumpkins
Lee Turkey Farm
Address: 201 Hickory Corner Rd, East Windsor NJ
Phone: (609) 448-0629
Pick your own: Apples, cherries, nectarines, peaches, beans, peas, squash, sweet corn,
tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, eggplant, peppers, broccoli, pumpkins,
other vegetables, flowers
Little Acres Farm Market
Address: Pennington-Lawrenceville Rd., Pennington NJ
Phone: (609) 737-6502
Pick your own: Strawberries; plum tomatoes; eggplant; peppers
Little Acres Too
Address: Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville NJ
Phone: (609) 896-1230
Pick your own: Annuals, perennials, plants, mums
Terhune Orchards
Address: 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton NJ
Phone: (609) 924-2310
Pick your own: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, cherries (sweet, sour),
blackberries, peaches, pumpkins, flowers
Monmouth County:
Antonio Casola Farms & Greenhouse
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Address: 178 Highway 34 & Schank Rd., Holmdel NJ
Phone: (732) 332-1533
Pick your own: Vegetables; pumpkins; fall squashes; gourds; corn stalks; hay; straw; flowers
Atlantic Farms
Address: 1506 Atlantic Ave. (Rt. 524), Wall NJ
Phone: (732) 528-8680
Pick your own: Peppers; eggplant; tomatoes; squash; plum tomatoes; cut flowers; pumpkins;
mums; hay straw; corn stalks; Christmas trees
Battleview Orchards
Address: 91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold NJ
Phone: (732) 462-0756
Pick your own: Strawberries, sour cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples, pumpkins
Boyce Berry Farm
Address: Burnt Tavern (Rt. 537), Clarksburg NJ
Phone: (609) 259-9198
Pick your own: Blueberries
Bullock Farms
Address: 83 Emleys Hill Road, Cream Ridge NJ
Phone: (609) 758-8726
Pick your own: Christmas trees
C. Casola Farms
Address: 489 Rt. 520 E., Marlboro NJ
Phone: (732) 946-8588
Pick your own: Pumpkins
Earth Friendly Organic Farm
Address: 17 Olde Noah Hunt Rd., Cream Ridge NJ
Phone: (609) 259-9744
Pick your own: Blueberries, thornless blackberries, persimmons
Eastmont Orchards
Address: 169 County Rd E., Rt. 537, Colts Neck NJ
Phone: (732) 542-5404
Pick your own: Apples, peaches, pumpkins
Laurino Farms
Address: 773 Sycamore Ave., Tinton Falls NJ
Phone: (732) 842-3470
Pick your own: Pumpkins, Beans, Tomatoes, Okra, Strawberries
Lincroft Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 523 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft NJ
Phone: (732) 747-4381
Pick your own: Christmas trees (fir, pine, spruce)
Ogule's Farm
Address: 39 McCaffery Rd., Englishtown NJ
Phone: (732) 446-7342
Pick your own: Tomatoes; watermelons; okra; sweet pot cantaloupe; assorted peas; assorted
beans.
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River Bend Farm
Address: 200 Casino Dr., Farmingdale NJ
Phone: (732) 938-2387
Pick your own: Tomatoes; Vegetables, Herbs, Berries
Slope Brook Farms
Address: 213 Heyers Mill Rd., Colts Neck NJ
Phone: (732) 462-5775 or (732) 772-1772
Pick your own: Pumpkins
Stattel's Farm Market
Address: Rt. 520, Marlboro - West of Rt. 79 NJ
Phone: (732) 946-9666
Pick your own: Pumpkins
The Berry Farm
Address: Rt. 34 (behind Delicious Orchards), Colts Neck NJ
Phone: (732) 294-0707
Pick your own: Strawberries; raspberries (red, black), blackberries
Wemrock Orchards
Address: 300 Rt. 33 W., Freehold NJ
Phone: (732) 431-2668
Pick your own: Strawberries; blackberries; raspberries; pumpkins; gourds; Mums; cornstalks;
Indian corn
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WATCH
RACE AT AN AUTO TRACK
NY, NY, PA, CT
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Atco Raceway
1000 Jackson Rd, Atco, NJ
Tel: (856) 768-2167
Great 1/4 mile drag strip. Watch Pro-stocks, jet dragsters, Muffled Street
Cars, Motorcycle Racing, Funny cars and more. Located in Central NJ
Bridgeport Speedway
83 Floodgate Rd, Bridgeport, NJ
Tel: (856) 467-4408
See Demolition Derby action in NJ!
Micro sprints. Demolition Derbys. Outlaw stocks and much much more.
Click on the link to the left for schedule information. Awesome family fun! Located
in Southern NJ
Island Dragway
20 Island Road, Great Meadows, NJ
Tel: (908) 637-6060
Best Drag Racing in NJ!
Drag racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday from March-November. Please
call 908-637-6060 for more information about racing Hours. Located in North Western NJ
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Tel: (609) 758-1900
Classic NJ Dirt track racing
The speedway itself, is a racy half-mile D-shaped clay oval. On average,
close to 150 race cars compete weekly at New Egypt, every Saturday
night from April to October. Located in Central NJ
Old Bridge Raceway Park
230 Pension Road, Englishtown, NJ
Tel: (732) 446-7800
Drag, Motocross and funny cars. They have many special events. Check
out their website to see what's on their upcoming event calandar.
Located in Central NJ
Wall Township Speedway
1803 Route 34, Wall, NJ
Tel: (732) 681-6400
NJ's only asphalt speedway!
Cool Demolition Derby, monster truck events and racing every Saturday
night. Remodeled facilities with family focused Auto Racing
entertainment Auto Racing. Located in Southern NJ
Drive a Real Race Car in NJ:
Billy Pauch Racing School
Frenchtown, NJ
Did You ever have the urge to drive a dirt track race car? Just want to try
once? Billy himself takes each student around the track! You can even
bring 2 guests along for the ride! Located in Central NJ
it
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Green Flag driving experience
Brick NJ
Located in Brick NJ. Experience the thrill of a Winged Three-Quarter
Midget with speeds that can reach in excess of 100 M.P.H! 15 laps $129 25 Laps $229. Group rate and Corporate events at discount rates.
Located in Southern NJ
Stock Car racing experience
Poconos, PA
Programs range from a 3 lap ride to a 80 mile drive. Prices Start at Only
$119. Your friends, family and camcorder are welcome to come and
watch at no additional cost. They also offer Gift certificates. Located in
the Poconos PA
Pennsylvania Race Tracks:
Beaver Springs
Dragway
Beaver Springs, PA
Bedford Speedway
Bedford, PA
Big Diamond Raceway
Minersville, PA
Grandview Speedway
Bechtelsville, PA
Greenwood Valley
Action Track
Millville, PA
Hamlin Speedway
Hamlin, PA
Race Tracks in PA - NY and CT
Huntingdon, PA
Maple Grove Raceway
Mohnton, PA
Hummingbird
Speedway
Falls Creek PA
Mercer Raceway Park
Mercer, PA
Jennerstown Speedway
Jennerstown, PA
Motordrome Speedway
Smithton, PA
Lernerville Speedway
Sarver, PA
Penn Can Speedway
Susquehanna, PA
Lincoln Speedway
Abbottstown, PA
Pittsburgh's PA Motor
Speedway
Pittsburgh PA
Linda's Speedway
Jonestown, PA
Mahonig Speedway
Lehighton, PA
Hesston Speedway
Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA
Selinsgrove Speedway
Selinsgrove, PA
Silver Spring Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA
Susquehanna
Speedway Park
Newberrytown, PA
Thunder Valley
Raceway
Central City, PA
Trailway Speedway
Hanover, PA
Tri-City Speedway
Franklin, PA
Williams Grove
Speedway
Mechanicsburg, PA
New York Race Tracks:
Accord Speedway
Accord, NY
Albany-Saratoga
Speedway
Malta, NY
Brewerton Speedway
Brewerton, NY
Can-Am Int'l Speedway
LaFargeville, NY
ESTA Safety Park
Dragstrip
Cicero, NY
Fonda Speedway
Fonda, NY
West Lebanon, NY
Holland Int'l Speedway
Holland, NY
Poughkeepsie
Speedway
Poughkeepsie, NY
Lancaster Raceway
Park
Buffalo, NY
New Utica Rome
speedway
Vernon, NY
Lebanon Valley
Dragway
West Lebanon, NY
Orange County Fair
Speedway
Middletown, NY
Lebanon Valley
Speedway
Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY
Ransomville Speedway
Ransomville, NY
Riverhead Raceway
Riverhead, NY
Watkins Glen
International
Watkins Glen, NY
Woodhull Raceway
Woodhull, NY
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Connecticut Race Tracks:
Lime Rock Park
Speedway
Lime Rock, CT
Stafford Springs,
Stafford Mtr
CT
Thompson Int’l
Spdwy
Thompson, CT
Waterford
Speedbowl
Waterford, CT
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GO TUBING DOWN
A
RIVER
New Jersey:
Delaware River Tubing
2998 Daniel Bray Hwy (Rt. 29) Frenchtown, NJ
Tel: (866) Wet-Tube I 908-996-5386
Best place to go tubing on the Delaware River! Enjoy a scenic 2 to 4 hour
tubing, rafting, kayaking, or canoeing trip on the Delaware River! Each rental
includes an exclusive FREE BBQ meal at "The Famous River Hot Dog Man," halfway on your
river adventure next to a private island with picnic tables in the water! A great way to spend
the day with the kids or relax with a loved one. You can stop and explore the small islands
and sun bathe. We took our time and spent six hours when we did the Delaware River tubing
adventure! This is the most reasonably priced one day adventure that we have found in all
of New Jersey. Delaware River Tubing now offers Kayaking and Canoeing on the Delaware.
Lazy River Outpost
4 Union Square, Phillipsburg, NJ
Tel: (570) 242-8020
Enjoy Nature and tubing in a Natural Setting! Fun and safe, kid-friendly
Delaware river tubing, rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Enjoy a scenic
weekend tubing trip down a quiet reach of the middle Delaware. The Lazy
River Outpost has everything you need! The Lazy river outpost offers some great family
adventurous river fun! Enjoy the outdoors on kayak, canoe, rafting, or tubing trips.
Delaware River Family Campground
100 Route 46, Delaware, NJ
Tel: (908) 475-4517
Go Camping and tubing in one great weekend. 4 or 8 mile river tubing trips
are available. Single tubes are available for rent to go tubing on the beautiful
Delaware. Canoes can hold 2-3 people. Rafts can hold up to 6 people and
they have single or Double Kayaks. The Delaware River Family Campground is a great place
to go tubing in the Delaware River Water Gap area. Trips leave on the hour from 9:00am —
3:00pm daily, and equipment must be returned by 6:00pm. You can bring beer! A limit of 3
cans of beer per person will be enforced by the U.S. Park Rangers.
Pennsylvania:
Kittatinny Canoes Delaware River
3 Pennsylvania Locations:
- River Beach Campsites: 378 Routes 6 & 209, Milford, PA
- Dingmans Ferry Base: 2130 RT. 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA
- Matamoras Base: 1147 Delaware Drive, Matamoras, PA
Tel: (800) FLOAT-KC
Lay back, relax and drift along. Tubing trips with Kittatinny fill an afternoon with cool, clean
family fun. You have a choice of two different tubing trips offered daily. You can either meet
at our at our River Beach campgrounds in Pennsylvania or our Kittatinny Campgrounds in
New York. Whichever trip you choose, Kittatinny will transport you upriver to a launch site
that will give you a 3 mile float trip. Tubing trips generally last about 2.5 to 3 hours. You will
finish at the campground where you met us. Here you have use of our bathhouse facilities
for drying off, cleaning up, and changing clothes. You can reserve your Kittatinny tubing trip
for any time during the day, but we usually recommend beginning around noon or a little
later. This way, you will have had the opportunity to have your lunch, and because you are
actually in the water for the entire trip, it is better to be there at the hottest part of the day.
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Chamberlain Canoes
Minisink Hils, PA
You can rent Tubes, Canoes, Kayaks and Rafts. Experience the majestic
Delaware River in Pennsylvania with Chamberlain Canoes. From the water
you will see the natural beauty of the area, smell the fresh air rich with the
aroma of flowers and plants, see the birds and animals, and take a break from your rapidfire lifestyle. Chamberlain Canoes also offers Overnight River Camping!
New York:
Indian Head Canoes River Rafting
Barryville, NY and Matamoras, PA
Tel: (800) 874-2628
Get ready for an adventure to remember at Indian Head Canoes & Rafts! Delaware River
rafting, canoeing, and kayaking is fun and exciting for everyone. Unique to the Delaware
River, we also offer a variety of overnight lodging...deluxe cabins, riverside log cabins, group
bunkhouse and campgrounds. For 34 years, Indian Head Canoes and Rafts has been a
leader on the Delaware River, providing all you need to make your visit comfortable. Located
in Barryville, NY and Matamoras, PA, we are nestled between the lush forest mountains of
the Poconos and Catskills. The Delaware River is a National "Scenic and Recreational River",
spectacular in it's pristine beauty and perfect for whitewater river rafting, canoeing,
kayaking, and tubing. It's a river adventure vacation that is close to home, yet feel a world
away.
Adirondack Adventures
4659 State RT 28 North River, NY 12856
Tel: (877) 963-RAFT
RIVER TUBING is offered daily from the third weekend in June to Labor Day.
$15.00 - $20 includes shuttle. Overnight Tubing & Camping: We supply all
the equipment and food (except sleeping bag or bedroll) for 2 great days of
rafting and one night under the starry sky. We can also plan multi-day trips
by raft, canoe, kayak, etc.
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Delaware River Tubing
2998 Daniel Bray Hwy (Rt. 29) Frenchtown NJ
Tel: (866) Wet-Tube I (908) 996-5386
Enjoy a scenic 2 to 4 hour tubing, rafting, kayaking, or canoeing trip on the Delaware River!
Each rental includes an exclusive FREE BBQ meal at "The Famous River Hot Dog Man,"
halfway on your river adventure next to a private island with picnic tables in the water! A
great way to spend the day with the kids or relax with a loved one. You can stop and explore
the small islands and sun bathe. We took our time and spent six hours when we did the
Delaware River tubing adventure! This is the most reasonably priced one day adventure that
we have found in all of New Jersey. Visit their website for more information and reservation
information or call them directly at 908-996-5386.
Class I. Very nice relaxing tubing and rafting on the Delaware River
Delaware River Family Campground
100 Route 46, Delaware NJ
Tel: (908) 475-4517
Go Camping and rafting in one great weekend! There are no places to go actual white water
rafting in NJ where you will hit wild waters but The Delaware River Family Campground still
offers an exciting river experience in the breathtaking Delaware Water Gap area - only a five
minute drive from Hwy 80. You can rent canoes, kayacks, rafts or tubes for 4 mile 8 mile and
12 mile river trips. This is very easy class I white water rafting trip and is suited for kids. You
will hit a few areas where the water moves a bit but this is not true white water rafting. You
can take to the river in a raft, kayack, canoe or tube. You can also hike the Appalachian Trail
which is nearby or simply relax around the Resort. It's a great escape from the hustle and
bustle of everyday life. Please call 908-475-4517 for more information. Class I White Water
Rafting. Very nice for children
Lazy River Outpost
4 Union Square, Phillipsburg, NJ
Tel: (570) 242-8020
Enjoy Nature in a Natural Setting! Whether you are looking for a safe, kid-friendly float trip in
one of our Delaware river rafts or tubes, a scenic weekend canoe trip down a quiet reach of
the middle Delaware, or even a challenging Delaware River whitewater excursion in a stateof-the art kayak, the Lazy River Outpost has everything you need! Are you looking for some
fresh air? A family adventure? A unique corporate outing, or a fabulous birthday party or
gift? Lazy river outpost offers some great family adventurous river fun! Enjoy the outdoors
on kayak, canoe, rafting, or tubing trips. 4 Union Square, Phillipsburg, NJ. Please call 570242-8020 for more information. Class I and II White Water rafting in NJ. Very nice for
children and novices
Cedar Creek Campground
1052 Atlantic City Blvd (Route 9), Bayville NJ
Tel: (732) 269-1413
Welcome to New Jersey's finest camping get-away! Located in Ocean County NJ. Cedar creek
offers awesome deluxe family cabins, and a huge pool with double slides. Perhaps best of all
is the outstanding canoe rental and livery service which operates right out of the
campground. A wide variety of trips have been pre-planned for the novice through the
experienced. Whether you would like a quiet, leisurely one-hour paddle, or six hours of river
adventure, beautiful Cedar Creek and the famous New Jersey Pine Barrens are sights to
behold and an experience to remember. Superb! Class I White water Rafting.
Pennsylvania:
Jim Thorpe River Adventures
One Adventure Lane, Jim Thorpe, PA
Tel: (570) 325-2570 (800) 424-RAFT (7238)
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Jim Thorpe River Adventures is located on the Lehigh River Gorge in scenic Jim Thorpe, PA!
This part of the Pocono Mountains is home to great whitewater rafting, easy family rafting
trips, exciting whitewater kayaking, and some of the best mountain biking around. Lehigh
River rafting happens weekdays and weekends! Whitewater dam releases every other
weekend kick it up a notch all summer long! Whether you want kayaking lessons, Lehigh
River rafting trips, or rail-trail bike rides, look no further - you've found a great place to play
close to home! Come on out and change your life a little with a Jim Thorpe River Adventure
of your choice! We're less than one tank of gas away!
Pocono Whitewater Rafting
1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA (Poconos)
Tel: (800) WHITEWATER
Captain your own raft on professionally guided, Class II - III river trips through the beautiful
Lehigh River Gorge State Park in the Poconos. Or, paddle extreme Class IV - V whitewater on
the Hudson River in the New York Adirondack Mountains!
White Water Rafting Adventures
Paradise Road, Nesquehoning, PA (Poconos)
Tel: (800) 876-0285
Whitewater Rafting Adventures is the premier rafting and adventure outfitter on the Lehigh
River in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. For over 25 years we have offered outdoor
adventures taking advantage of everything that the Lehigh River and the Pocono Mountains
have to offer. We are family owned and operated, love what we do and believe that it shows.
A great place to go whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River in the Pocono Mountains!
Whitewater Rafting at Whitewater Challengers
288 North Stagecoach Road, Weatherly, PA (Poconos PA)
Tel: (800) 443-RAFT
The closest real whitewater rafting to most of the East Coast! The Lehigh is an easy drive of
2 hours or less from New York City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Enjoy over
30 miles of fun filled water. It's perfect for families and kids from beginner to advanced.
Come enjoy Great pennsylvania river adventures ... easy rafting to exhilarating whitewater just the way you want it!
White Water Adventurers
6 Negley Street, Ohiopyle, PA
Tel: (800) WWA-RAFT (992-7238)
White Water Adventurers is the leading rafting outfitter in Ohiopyle Pennsylvania. Come and
feel the roar of the river beneath your whitewater raft. Taking a whitewater adventure with
your friends and family will help you to forget the stresses of everyday life. Come have a
true whitewater get-a-way with White Water Adventurers, right here in Ohiopyle, PA.
Kittatinny Canoes Delaware River
3 Pennsylvania Locations:
- River Beach Campsites: 378 Routes 6 & 209, Milford, PA
- Dingmans Ferry Base: 2130 RT. 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA
- Matamoras Base: 1147 Delaware Drive, Matamoras, PA
Tel: (800) FLOAT-KC
Go Canoeing on the Delaware River. The Deleware River offers varying levels of whitewater
that experienced paddlers can challenge all summer long.
Adventure Sports Delaware River Rafting
Route 209 (2 mi. N. I-80 Exit 309), Marshalls Creek, PA
Tel: (570) 223-0505 | (800) 487-2628
We specialize in river trips through the spectacular Delaware Water Gap National Recreation
Area located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The crystal clear water
and many islands and beaches offer unlimited opportunities for swimming, snorkeling,
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fishing, hiking and picnicking. We offer several different unguided trips, that vary in distance
and can last from two hours to overnight multi-day camping trips. Our rates include canoes,
kayaks or rafts, life jackets, paddles, shuttle transportation, river maps, trip planning, and
orientation. Group rates are available.
Chamberlain Canoes
Minisink Hils PA
Experience the majestic Delaware River in Pennsylvania with Chamberlain Canoes in a raft,
canoe, kayak or tube. From the water you will see the natural beauty of the area, smell the
fresh air rich with the aroma of flowers and plants, see the birds and animals, and take a
break from your rapid-fire lifestyle. You can rent Canoes, Kayaks, Rafts and Tubes.
Chamberlain Canoes also offers Overnight River Camping!
New York:
Adirondac Rafting
100 W. Main St, Indian Lake, NY (On Lake Placid / Lake George, NY)
Tel: (800) 510-RAFT | (518) 523-1635
Adirondac Rafting Co. invites you to enjoy one of the finest Whitewater rafting adventures in
the East. Our rafting season begins in early April and runs through mid October (Columbus
Day). Our river trips vary from family fun to raging big water. Adirondac Rafting Company's
guides are some of the most skilled and experienced in New York State. We have all new
state of the art equipment with self bailing rafts for a more enjoyable ride. Our focus is on
your safety and enjoyment. Adirondac Rafting Company maintains the highest rafting
standards on the river. Come and spend a high quality rafting adventure through the
spectacular Hudson River Gorge with us.
Silver Canoe
37 South Maple Avenue, Port Jervis, NY
Tel: (845) 856-7055
Join us at Silver Canoe for the 2009 Whitewater Rafting & Canoeing season on the Delaware
River! Family-owned and operated, we are proud to welcome you to our professional and
knowledgeable livery. We have provided excellent service at the LOWEST PRICES on the
Upper Delaware for more than 25 years! Make Silver Canoe your professional paddlesports
outfitter on the Upper Delaware...call us today!
Whitewater Willie's
37 South Maple Avenue, Port Jervis, NY
Tel: (845) 856-7055
So you are planning a Delaware River rafting trip, and you are learning that there are quite a
few liveries on the river. You may be asking yourself, why should I go with this raft livery
over the other. Rafting is rafting, once you get in the water, right?? Sure, but here's why
many who have found Whitewater Willie's come back. We pride ourselves on the distinction
of being the smallest Rafting Company on the Upper Delaware. SMALL is good. In fact it's
great.
Whitewater Challengers Hudson River
4511 Route 28, North River, NY
Tel: (518) 251-3746
The right whitewater rafting trips in NY ... at the right price ... in the right locations ... with
the best deals! whitewater rafting trip through the Hudson River Gorge means western-style
whitewater adventure right here in the central Adirondacks of New York! The Hudson River
Gorge is rated one of the Top 10 whitewater rafting runs in America. And no wonder! This is
the Hudson River as she used to be ... crystal clear, clean, alive and powerful, as her
unbridled whitewater thunders alongside 500-foot granite cliffs, and through awesome
rapids like Givneys' Rift, the Narrows, Little Nasty and Greyhound Bus Stopper. The Hudson
River's whitewater is most powerful in the spring and fall; rafting is somewhat more
moderate in mid-summer. Scheduled whitewater dam releases assure terrific rafting fun all
season long. Class III-IV rafting in NY!
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Indian Head Canoes River Rafting
3883 Route 97, Barryville NY
Tel: (800) 874-2628
Get ready for an adventure to remember at Indian Head Canoes & Rafts! Delaware River
rafting, canoeing, and kayaking is fun and exciting for everyone. Unique to the Delaware
River, we also offer a variety of overnight lodging...deluxe cabins, riverside log cabins, group
bunkhouse and campgrounds. For 34 years, Indian Head Canoes and Rafts has been a
leader on the Delaware River, providing all you need to make your visit comfortable. Located
in Barryville, NY and Matamoras, PA, we are nestled between the lush forest mountains of
the Poconos and Catskills. The Delaware River is a National "Scenic and Recreational River",
spectacular in it's pristine beauty and perfect for whitewater river rafting, canoeing,
kayaking, and tubing. It's a river adventure vacation that is close to home, yet feels a world
away.
Adirondack Adventures
4659 State RT 28 North River, NY 12856
Tel: (877) 963-RAFT
Adirondack Adventures provides everything you need to enjoy a great day of white water
fun & adventure. Travel through a true wilderness area filled with towering cliffs, waterfalls
flowing into the river. Loaded with over 22 Class III or higher rated rapids on the Hudson
River Gorge
Landers River Trips
5666 Route 97, Narrowsburg, NY
Tel: (845) 252-3925
Located just a short driving distance from New York City and nestled between the Catskills
and Pocono Mountains, on the Scenic Delaware River. Lander's River Trips has provides
canoeing, kayaking, rafting and bicycling trips . Stay at one of their 4 campgrounds or relax
in their motel.
Explanation of Whitewater Rafting Classes:
Class I: EASY Fast moving water with small waves. Few obstructions, all obvious and easily
missed with little training. Risk to swimmers is slight; self-rescue is easy. Perfect for
beginners
Class II: NOVICE Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels . Occasional
maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium sized waves are easily missed by
trained paddlers. Perfect for beginners
Class III: INTERMEDIATE Rapids with moderate, irregular waves which may be difficult to
avoid and which can swamp an open raft. Complex maneuvers in fast current and good boat
control in tight passages or around ledges are often required. Scouting is advisable for
inexperienced parties. Injuries while swimming are rare; self-rescue is usually easy.
Class IV: ADVANCED Intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat
handling in turbulent water.may feature large, unavoidable waves and holes or constricted
passages demanding fast maneuvers under pressure Scouting may be necessary the first
time down. Risk of injury to swimmers is moderate to high
Class V EXPERT: Extremely long, obstructed, or very violent rapids which expose a paddler
to added risk. Drops may contain large, unavoidable waves and holes or steep, congested
chutes with complex, demanding routes. Rapids may continue for long distances between
pools, demanding a high level of fitness. Swims are dangerous, and rescue is often difficult
even for experts. There are 3 more levels to this class 5.1 - 5.2 - and 5.3
Class VI :EXTREME AND EXPLORATORY These runs are only attempted by experts.
Unpredictability and danger levels are high. Extreme turbulent waters are present. The
consequences of errors are very severe and rescue may be impossible. For teams of experts
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only, at favorable water levels, after close personal inspection and taking all precautions.
After a Class VI rapids has been run many times, It's rating may be changed to an
apppropriate Class 5.x rating.
The seasons help determine water roughness. Spring thaw provides huge volumes of water
that runs very fast. Fall often brings dam releases. It is during these periods that you can run
a class III or higher. During the summer months the water is usually calm. Perfect for
beginners and smaller children.
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The Lehigh and Delaware both fall within Class II – III
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The Hudson, up by Hudson River Gorge is a IV - V
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The Moose is a V and VI
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PLAY PAINTBALL
Northern NJ:
ABC Paintball Supply and Field
1745 Greenwood Lake Trpk, Hewitt, NJ
Tel: (973) 728-1762
Playing fields are open every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM year round.
Games are played rain or shine. Good place to play Paintball in NJ.
E.T Paintball Park
Lackawanna Drive, Netcong, NJ
Tel: (973) 347-FUNN
15 Playing Fields! Open weekends 8 AM - 3:30 PM. Located next to Wild west city. Open
during the week for private groups of 20 or more. One of the best places to play Paintball in
North New Jersey!
Hustlers Indoor Paintball
10 Paterson Ave, Newton, NJ
Tel: (973)383-6500
Saturdays Entry fee is $30 with free air/co2. All day play from 9AM to 3PM . Or 4PM to 12AM
New Jersey Paintball Club
Butler, NJ
Tel: (973) 838-7493 or (201) 572-9570 (weekend # only)
Does not accept Walk-ins. All players, guests, and visitors MUST have reservations.
Paintball Depot
West Milford, NJ
Tel: (973) 584-2220
Birthday Parties-Bachelor Parties -Corporate Outings -Church Groups School Trips -Team
Building -Group Activity - One Day Getaway. Paintball fun in New Jersey!
X-Caliber Paintball
480 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, NJ
Tel: (908) 213 8800
Playing field hours Tu-Fr 4PM-10PM Saturday 10AM- 10PM and Sunday 10AM-6PM. Games
begin every 2 hours.
Knightbreed Paintball
625 Macopin Rd, West Milford, NJ
Tel: (973) 697-5712
3 playing fields consisting of wild bunkers, trenches and foxholes, all made by hand and
camouflaged.
Central NJ:
Combat Sports Outdoor Laser Tag Park
LaValley Drive, Manalapan NJ
Tel: (732) 845-9393
Have the opportunity to traverse our woodland field while playing an exciting game of
electronic tag. Safety and fun are our first priority, and that is why over 30,000 guests
participated in outdoor laser tag in 2009.
Fireball Mountain
1959 Englishtown Rd (Rt 527) Old Bridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 656-9566
Saturdays and Sundays are bring your own paint for walk-on players only Wed & Fri: 1PM to
7PM Sat & Sun: 9AM to 4PM
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Top Gun Paintball Games
Jackson, NJ
Tel: (732) 928-2810
Next to Great Adventure. One of the better playing fields in NJ. Sat and Sun Top Gun is open
to the public from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Fade to Black Paintball
1001 Ikea Drive. Elizabeth, NJ
Tel: (732) 968-8200
For Limited Time You Can Get Paint as Low as $29.99 a Case.
Rex Plex Paintball
Exit 13A NJ Turnpike, Elizabeth, NJ
Tel: (908) 355 7797
Play paintball all year round SUNDAY NIGHT SHOOT OUT 7PM to 11PM. BYOP and pay only
$20.00 for all night Entry and Air/CO2
On top Paintball Field
335 New Rd. Monmouth Jct., NJ
Tel: (888) 336-6867
If you bring your own paint the entrance fee is $20. If you Buy paint, the entrance fee is only
$12
Paintball Club Games & Supplies
Route 527, Old Bridge NJ
Tel: (732) 329-1538
6 fields on 20 acres. Reservations required. Pro shop. Tournaments available. Capture-theflag and more.
Paintball Club Games & Supplies
Route 27, Princeton NJ
Tel: (732) 329-1538
8 fields on 75 amazing acres. Many different varieties of the game. Overnight games are
also available.
Southern NJ:
Accurate Painball
1535 N. Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown, NJ
Tel: (856) 629-7509
Currently 3 Speedball fields and 1 woods play. Open year round SAT and SUN 9AM-5PM and
MON - FRI 9AM-5PM - by Appt only
Fireball Mountain
281 Meany Rd. Wrightstown, NJ
Tel: (609)758-0855
Saturdays and Sundays are bring your own paint for walk-on players only Wed & Fri: 1PM to
7PM Sat & Sun: 9AM to 4PM
Del Hobbies Paintball
322 Artillery Ave. Pedricktown, NJ
Tel: (856) 299-6000
Sundays Come join the fun!!! Everyone is welcome!!! $15.00 for all day or bring your own
paint for $20.00. Rent a gun & mask for $5.00
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Egg Harbor PAL
2594 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
30 acres worth of fields ! NJ Skirmish Paintball wars. Offers an annual registration fee of $30
and play all year!
Cousins Paintball
750 route 539, Manchester NJ
Tel: (800) FLAG-007
HAS 3 OTHER LOCATIONS IN NY -Newburg NY - Coram LI - Happauge NY - Open week ends
"YEAR ROUND" 8:30 Am - 4 PM
On target paintball
35 Sheep Pen Hill Rd, Pemberton, NJ
Tel: (609) 894-4330
117 Acres of challenging Paintball Fields! Target Paintball is the perfect location for a
weekend outing with friends
Paintball invasion
192 S. Route 73, Winslow, NJ
Tel: (609) 704-7787
Indoor and Outdoor. Now you can play rain or shine, day and night! The indoor facility has
19 pieces of Air bunkers and carpeted floor.
Picasso Lake Paintball
Winslow Township, NJ
Tel: (800) 21-FIELD
There are 10 major playing fields. Such as Desert Storm, Hamburger Hill, and Trenches,
Hours of play and adequate amounts of strategic points.
Campbell's Paintball
1000 State Highway 47, Rio Grande, NJ
Tel: (609) 889-0004
Campbell's paintball is right off of route 47 in Rio Grande, Cape May. A great 1 field course
that suites the needs of the beginner player.
PBX Battle Zone
2 Route 37 West - Dover Mall - Toms River, NJ
Tel: (732) 473-9937
NJ's best indoor paintball. Open Tues- Friday 3 PM- 11PM . Sat 10 AM- 11PM and Sunday
10AM- 10PM. All days Wal-ins BYOP.
Cumberland County Paintball
5378 Route 49, Millville, NJ
Must have your own equiptment. There is no field cost to play. They can supply CO2. They
sell paintballs at wholesale prices.
Gino's Mini Golf and Paintball
671 Bridgeton Pike. Mantua, NJ
Tel: (856) 468-1643
Walk on SUNDAYS 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. $15 Per person includes feild time and unlimited re-fills of
CO2 or nitrogen.
Manhunt Paintball
1000 Jackson Road, Atco, NJ
Tel: (856) 768-2220
Located at Atco Raceway in Atco, NJ. OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9 AM - 4 PM. Offers 6
separate playing fields.
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Willow Ridge Woods
Marlton, New Jersey
Willow Ridge Woods is the only field in Marlton. There are great bunkers and trenches and
plenty of trees to hide behind.
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GO
FOR A
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
Hot Air Balloon Rides Northern NJ
In Flight Balloon Adventures Clinton NJ 888-301-2383
In Flight's most popular hot air balloon flight is the Exclusive 2-Passenger Flight above the
scenic and picturesque hills, fields and historic homes of Northwest NJ. Also check their
Overnight Romantic Adventure Getaway and Surprise Dinner Flight Packages. EXPERIENCED
PROFESSIONALS since 1987 fly 365 days, weather permitting.
New Jersey Hot Air Ballooning Clinton NJ 908-208-1869
One hour balloon flights are $175-$225 per passenger. Flight fare includes elegant
champagne & Hors D'oeuvres toast after landing. Conveniently located off RT 78 in
Clinton NJ, Just 60 minutes West of NYC. They fly year round- 7 days a week.
Balloonatics and Aeronuts Harmony Twp NJ 877-438-6359
Pilot Fred Grotenhuis has over 34 years experience which includes military flight training,
helicopters, fixed wing, and hot air balloons. He recently took up paragliding and when the
weather conditions permit and he is not busy ballooning you will find him at Little Gap or
Kirks Ridge soaring. Awesome Hot air ballooning in Northern NJ. Highly recomended!
Tewksbury Balloon Adventure Oldwick NJ 908-439-3320
Come take an enchanting and peaceful HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE with New Jersey's most
experienced balloon team over the lollipop green hills of north-west New Jersey. You will
spend a relaxing hour floating over patchwork farmland, fragrant apple orchards, pastures
and magnificent old estates ...and see the world from a dreamy perspective. NJ Hot Air
ballooning at it's best!
Avian balloon Adventures Clinton NJ 908-713-6123
One of the best experiences you can give yourself or another person is the gift of flight. The
wonder of floating above the earth in a hot air balloon is something that can not be
described, it has to be experienced. Come fly with us on an awesome Hot Air Balloon
adventure in NJ! The Northern Jersey iClinton area is perfect for a Hot air balloon ride!
Alexandria Balloon Flights Milford NJ 888-468-2477
NJ Hot Air Balloon Rides serving New Jersey, New York, and Eastern Pennsylvania. Alexandria
Balloon Flights provides scenic Hot Air Balloon Rides over some of the most beautiful and
charming countryside NJ has to offer. A great place for Hot air balloon rides in New Jersey!
Hot Air Balloon Festival Warren County 3 miles north of Phillipsburg, on Route 519
Conveniently located off Route 78 and Interstate 80 in Northern NJ. Come enjoy the 6th
Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival of Warren County, NJ. The New Jersey Hot Air Balloon Festival
Is Held Annually at the Warren County Farmers' Fair, just outside of Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
Join Us on Sunday July 30 through Saturday August 5 2006 for some family fun in NJ!
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A Beautiful Balloon Parsippany NJ 973-335-9799
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Or what it would be like to not be
enclosed in an airplane? Come Balloon in NJ with us and fly out in the open, just like a bird.
Visit "A Beautiful Balloon" and experience a feeling of freedom like no other.
Air America Balloons Readington NJ 201-818-0266
Our primary launch site is Solberg Airport located in Readington, NJ. This site is near Round
Valley and Spruce Run reservoirs, the historic town of Flemington. Our customers will
sometimes make a day of visiting this lovely part of New Jersey. If you are coming from New
York City, A train serves the area from Penn Station taking the Raritan Line to the Raritan
stop. We also fly regularly from the Poughkeepsie and Chester, NY areas. When contacting
us, tell us your preference.
Have Balloon Will Travel Phillipsburg NJ 800-608-6359
100% safety record
HAVE BALLOON WILL TRAVEL INC. is one of N.J.'s oldest and most experienced hot air
balloon companies, They are the choice if you are seeking a personalized adventure
delivered by one of the most experienced professionals in NJ balloon flight - bar none. Highly
recommended!
Sky Sweeper Balloon Adventures Clinton NJ 800-462-3201
Our launch site/balloon port is just west of the small historic village of Clinton, N.J., located in
the beautiful rolling hills of Hunterdon County. From the time that you lift off to the final
landing, you will enjoy the scenic and picturesque landscape that our area has to offer:
floating over rolling hills or one of several small lakes that enhance this area on a clear day
you may even be able to catch a view of the New York City skyline!
Day Dream Believer Belvidere NJ 908-475-3570
Hot Air Balloon Rides Central NJ
Hunterdon Ballooning Flemington NJ 908-788-5415
These are just a few of the words we hear to describe a hot air balloon flight over beautiful
NEW JERSEY. And what better place to go on a hot air balloon flight than over historic
Flemington, New Jersey – the heart of Hunterdon County.
Balloons Aloft Pittstown NJ 1-866-800-4FUN
Flights last about an hour. Take a beautiful balloon ride in Hunterdon County, NJ. The
landscape is a combination of wooded areas, farmland, and beautiful villages and towns.
The passengers aloft are treated to a serene, fantastic, sometimes dream-like panorama.
American Balloon Whitehouse Station NJ 908-534-5220
Tom Oerman, American Balloon Pilot, proudly offers a wide variety of balloon flights in NJ. He
has more than 34 years of experience and is the most knowledgeable pilot in the area. Our
flight area for hot air ballooning is over the lovely hills and valleys of Hunterdon County in
western New Jersey - convenient to the New York City and Philadelphia areas. The Central western area of NJ is an ideal location in for balloon passenger flights because of the
abundance of beautiful rolling hills and valleys.
Dancing on Air Flemington NJ 1-877-hot-air-4
Dancing on Air, Inc. has been in business since 1990 offering hot-air balloon rides, corporate
promotions, group events, balloon sales, and flight instruction throughout New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida. They have owned and operated in Lambertville, NJ for
many years.
Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Readington NJ
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The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is held every year in July at the Solberg
Airport in Readington NJ. There is live musical entertainment, children's entertainment, food
and drink, interactive exhibits and many different attractions. There are usually about 125
balloons filling the sky. It is the largest and most popular ballooning event in the United
States. Twice a day there is an old-time air show and group parachute jump. Don't miss
the spectacular fireworks display. At night there is a "light bulb" show when all the balloons
inflate and light up casting an eerie light in the night sky to thrill the crowds. For the littlest
ones there is a special area with a petting zoo and many games. For those who want to ride
the balloons, you have to reserve early because they go fast.
A-Lot-A Hot Air Ballooning Frenchtown NJ 908-966-4233
Come Fly With Me! We will take you for a ride over the beautiful country side of Western
New Jersey, near the Delaware River. I will make you feel right at home in my Balloon,
looking down on the thrilled inhabitants below. As the wind takes us drifting on gentle
breezes with Mother Nature fulfilling her destiny as co-pilot, you will know that flying in a
balloon is about the journey, not the destination. I will give you views of Earth you have
never experienced when I take you flying in a Hot Air Balloon Ride over New Jersey. You will
fly over one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Hot Air Balloon Rides Southern NJ
Two Angels Hot Air Balloon Team Mays Landing 609-965-6313
They offer year round balloon flights in the historic area of Deptford Township, New Jersey.
Flights generally last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and sometimes longer. The Mays
Landing area in Southern NJ is a great place for a Hot air balloon flight.
Seize the Breeze Eastampton, NJ 856-764-2300
Our flights are primarily in Burlington, Mercer and western Monmouth Counties in New
Jersey. On a clear day you are able to see breathtaking views of nearby Philadelphia,
Trenton, and even Atlantic City and New York. We fly from South Jersey Regional Airport, the
Red Lion Airport and approved balloonports. A launch site is chosen on the day of the flight
after careful evaluation of the weather and wind trends.
Dreamworks Balloon Forked River, NJ, 609-693-0044
We invite you to experience the beauty of a hot air balloon flight. A Balloon flight is a perfect
gift for any occasion, birthdays, anniversaries.....This could be a unique and memorable way
to propose to that special someone! We offer tether rides for parties or grand openings. We
also enjoy doing school presentations.
Hot Air Balloon Rides in Pennsylvania
Wings of gold Bucks County PA 215-788-3822
Take a Balloon ride over Central Bucks County in PA and feel the amazing natural high as
you embark on one of the most enchanting encounters of your life. The tranquility, color,
and grace. A magnificent aerial view of this beautiful countryside region. Wings of Gold is
very close to New Jersey!
Air Ventures PO Box 711 Paoli PA 800-826-6361
Offering hot air ballooning flights over beautiful Chester county Pennsylvania...flight
certificates are available for sunrise or sunset. Enjoy a champagne toast and Hors D'oeuvres
after viewing the earth from above.
The United States Hot Air Balloon Team St. Peters, PA 800-763-5987
A hot air balloon company unlike any other in the world. They customize balloon flights and
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tours in southeastern Pennsylvania, as well as, throughout the country and overseas.
Couples and groups alike are able to choose the details that make their flights so
memorable. Picture romance with champagne. Hands-on adventure with the experts.
Serenity in the skies. This is more than just a balloon ride – it’s a ballooning experience
you’ll not soon forget.
Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons R.R.#1 Box 1462 Nicholson PA 570-945-3008
Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons, Inc. invites you to experience the exciting sport of hot
air ballooning over the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. We offer charter champagne
flights, tethers, commercial promotions, and flight training in Northeastern and Southeastern
Pennsylvania. Our balloons fly from two great locations - Scranton in Northeastern PA and
Doylestown in Bucks County just north of Philadelphia.
Color The Sky 354 North Main Street. Doylestown PA, 215-340-9966
Experience the serene beauty of Bucks County on an hour long hot air balloon ride from
Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Your exhilarating ride will be commemorated with a flight
certificate and a traditional champagne toast.
Lollipop Hot Air Balloons PO Box 90 - 1638 Yellow Springs Road Chester Springs PA 610827-1610
Embark on a life experience that many people only dream of--- taking a hot air balloon ride.
Imagine wild geese in flight against orange and fuchsia skies just at sunrise and your balloon
lifting off to follow. Lollipop Balloon, Inc. has been flying over Chester County since 1984
with a perfect safety record.
AApex Sunrides 1012 North Pottstown Pike Chester Springs, PA 610-458-7050
A hot air balloon ride with AApex Sunrides Balloon Company is a once in a lifetime
experience and should not be missed. Come to beautiful Chester County for a hot air balloon
ride and see Pennsylvania from an entirely new perspective. On a clear day we can see the
Appalachian Trail to the north, the city of Wilmington, Delaware plus the Delaware and
Chesapeake Bays to the south. To the east, view the city of Philadelphia with the Delaware
River and to the west lies Reading and Lancaster cities.
AE Balloon Flights 320 Charles Circle - York, PA 717 600-8482
AE Balloons offers one of the best "bird's-eye" views of Southcentral Pennsylvania from a hot
air balloon, leaving from beautiful York, PA. You will soar over York and Lancaster Countys'
rolling hills and open farmlands. Fly inches above the water of the Susquehanna River or
Lake Redman. Come and experience the beauty of the Lower Susquehanna Valley area.
WindJammer Balloons Inc. 2291 Manor Road, York PA (888) 826-1965 or 717-767-7744
Providing hot air balloon flights and corporate advertising in South Central Pennsylvania.
Providing flights year round engagements/weddings corporate programs and picnics
traditional champagne flights family discount - children 12 and under - $100.00 each
FAA certified and insured pilots.
York County Balloon Festival 400 Mundis Race Road, York PA 888-826-1965
June 16-18, 2006 - John Rudy County Park Balloon Rides can be reserved by calling 888-8261965. Rides cost $175 per person Activities are planned throughout each day: Over 100 Arts
& Craft Vendors - A Wide variety of Food Vendors - Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and family
oriented Activities all Day.
Magical Mystery Flights P.O. Box 622 Media, PA 610-892-0860
Hot Air Balloon rides from Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania. They are a 5th
Generation Ballooning Family! Witness breath taking 360 degree views of Delaware and
Chester County PA while ballooning.
Balloon Flights Above America Lancaster Host Resort 2300 Lincoln Highway E. Lancaster
PA (800) 478-HOTAIR
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Enjoy Lancaster County farmlands from above. Balloon Flights Above America (formerly
known as Lancaster Balloons) is the county's oldest ballooning company. Balloon Flights
Above America is about 60 to 90 minutes west of Philadelphia PA.
Hot Air Balloon Rides in New York
Above the clouds Middletown NY (845) 692-2556
They are so close to the New Jersey border that if the winds are right, You may have an
interstate balloon flight! The views of the Shawangunk Ridge and Hudson Valley are
breathtaking! Witness rolling green hills, beautiful farms, small towns, lakes and streams,
and there is no shortage of deer or red tailed hawks.
Fantasy Balloon Flights, Inc. 3 Evergreen Lane, Port Jervis New York 914-856-7103
Fantasy Hot Air Balloon Flights, Inc. offers professional hot air balloon rides with views of the
following surrounding areas: Middletown New York, Port Jervis New York, the lower Catskills
of New York, the Hudson Valley Region and best of all, ballooning in Orange County New
York offers beautiful views of the entire Hudson Valley Region.
Adirondack Balloon Flights P. O. Box 65 Glens Falls NY (518) 793-6342
Experience the first form of flight that dates to 1783. Float on gentle air currents beneath
the colorful canopy of a hot air balloon. Experience magnificent views of the Adirondacks Lake George Region of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the feeling of
escape and freedom that only a hot air balloon ride can give. Join us for a unique,
unforgettable good time.
Airborne Adventures Ballooning Inc. 6255 Haslauer Road, Munnsville NY 13409 (315)
495-6544
Little compares to the thrill of a balloon flight! It's everything you might have dreamed of as
a child, floating effortlessly over the tree tops, skimming just above the corn tassles, or
rising up to catch a glimpse of far away horizons! Whether you are 8 or 80, even 95 as one
of our passengers was, you are almost never too young or too old to enjoy a balloon flight!
Call us or E-mail us to schedule your adventure of a lifetime!
Balloon Rides over Syracuse 277 Salt Springs Street, Fayetteville NY 315-727-9000
Floating majestically above the world in a hot-air balloon is an experience that is unlike
anything else. Peaceful, serene, and at one with nature, you get to see the landscape from a
completely new perspective. Whether picking leaves from the top of a passing tree or
floating through the clouds, the experience of a hot air balloon ride is something that
anyone is sure to enjoy.
Blue Sky Balloons 99 Teller Avenue, Beacon NY 12508 1-888-999-2461 or 845-831-6917
One hour flights - $195 per person
BSB is a full service balloon charter company specializing in scenic flights. We are an
authorized dealer for Aerostar Balloons and provide comprehensive balloon pilot training to
accompany balloon sales. An FAA authorized repair station rigorously inspects our balloons
at least every year and we operate them well below the authorized limits as an added safety
factor.
Hudson Valley Enchanted Balloon Tours 14 Franklin Lane Otisville NY 845-386-1402
Enchanted Balloon Tours is a full service hot air balloon ride adventure company that looks
down upon New York's Lower Hudson Valley from high above. During the balloon ride, you
will take in breathtaking and panoramic views. You may reach spectacular heights of 3000
feet or more. You will be able to observe some of the most beautiful scenery in New York
State. Your hot air balloon ride will give you memories that will last a lifetime.
Wandering Winds Hot Air Balloons Randall Airport Middletown, NY (845) 754-8540
Wandering Winds is a small intimate company that grew out of a passion for the sport of Hot
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Air Ballooning. We fly over Orange County, New York which sits at the base of the
Shawangunk Mountains. See the back drop of the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains - On a
clear day at 1200ft you can see the NYC skyline. Romantic Ballooning in NY at its best!
Soaring Sports Serving the New York New Jersey Pennsylvania Tri-State Area
Hang Gliding - Para Gliding - Soaring - Glider Plane Rides - Airplane Rides - Ballooning Skydiving
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GO DOG SLEDDING
Locations in NY, PA, MA, VT
Linendoll's Happy Husky Kennel
Mountaintop Inn & Resort in Chittenden, VT
Tel: (800) 445-2100
Dog sled rides are given at Mountaintop Inn & Resort in Chittenden,
VT. If you are interested in booking a ride, please contact the resort
at 1-800-445-2100. For more information, visit their website at
www.mountaintopinn.com. My dog sledding background
encompasses over 15 years of experience; from being self-taught-to
being taught by the "pros". I have raced everything from 4-dog recreational class races to a
500 + mile trip with my team. I have experience purchasing the perfect dog to fit my team,
ranging from buying a dog from a recreational musher to buying multiple dogs from a
champion Iditarod kennel. I also have training as a Vet Technician,
which gives me a unique understanding of a racing dog's metabolism,
physical health, and physiological well-being.
Triune Guide Service
19 North 2nd Street. Perkasie, PA
Tel: (215) 257-6780
Chuck Weiss owns and operates Triune Guide Service, which offers
dog sled trips throughout New Hampshire and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Call
215-257-6780 for more information or to schedule. Chuck Weiss is a single father of an
eight-year-old boy, Mackenzie and lives in eastern Pennsylvania.
Northern Exposure Outfitters
52 Longhill Road. Brookfield, Massachusetts
Tel: (508) 867-4396
Standard Tours or Lessons is $250.00 (2 passengers): In the Fall and Spring, we offer NO
Snow Sledding $45.00 per Adult $25.00 per Child or $125.00 per Family. Be Part of the
Team! Participate in the preparation and care of the dogs. Help the musher hook up the
dogs and sled. Enjoy a ride through the woods like never before. Northern Exposure will
bring the dogs and sleds to any location for your customer's experience. Rides also
available.
Northern Illusion
100 Old Winchester Rd. Warwick, Ma.
Tel: (978) 544-5515 or (978) 345-1912
Northern Illusion is located in Massachusetts. They have many packages to choose from.
One option is a TWO HOUR RIDE: 20+ Mile Sled Dog Ride with Overnight Accommodations
$350.00 first person and $100.00 for second person.
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
2559 Main Street, Lake Placid, N.Y.
Tel: (518) 523-3353
The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort on Lake Placid, N.Y. offers ten minute sled rides, for $10 a
person. Please call 518-523-3353 for more information.
Eden Dog Sledding
Eden Mills Vermont
Tel: (802) 635-9070
Mush! If you've never been dog sledding it is time that you have this experience. If you've
already been, you know why it's time to go again. Eden Mountain Dog sledding is the place
to come to have an authentic dog sledding experience. Eden offers many Dog sledding
options including Dogsledding-On-Wheels in the warmer months! When people come to our
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paradise to try it for their first time they are often astonished at how much fun they are
having with the dogs and how beautiful our “get-a-way” is.
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GO SKIING
New Jersey:
New Jersey has 3 great ski resorts. Come enjoy skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing at one
of these NJ top resorts. New Jersey's ski resorts provide great outdoor excitement and
scenery as well as relaxing accommodations. Click on the following links to plan a
wintertime getaway for your entire family. NJ offers plenty of wintertime fun.
Mountain Creek Ski Resort
200 Route 94, Vernon NJ
Tel: (973) 827-2000
Mountain Creek is NJ’s backyard playground for skiers and snowboarders
of any age, featuring snowmaking and lighting across 45 trails serviced
by 11 lifts with a 1040' vertical, and home to the Largest Terrain Park in
the East! We also boast luxurious townhome-style accomodations at
Black Creek Sanctuary or the slopeside Appalachian hotel, which also hosts small groups
and meetings. There is also free ski and board check resort-wide. Rental equipment and
lessons are also available. www.mountaincreek.com
Offers: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowtubing, Terrain Parks, Rentals, Lessons, lodging, Play
and Stay Package.
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The Hidden Valley Club
44 Breakneck Road, Vernon, NJ
Tel: (973) 764-4200
The Hidden Valley Club is a semi-private ski area located in Vernon NJ.
Catering to families they offer a great place for families to ski and
snowboard. They are open to the public for the 08/09
season. The mountain features 15 trails, three chair lifts and one
tow. There is night skiing and the mountain has 100% snowmaking capability. The
Snowsport School teaches children and adults of any level to ski and snowboard. They also
offer a SkiWee program for children as young as 4. The mountain race program has even
produced some Olympic caliber talent. The cozy lodge has a cafeteria and a beautiful
restaurant and bar called Hickory Sticks Grill which offers hearty food. If you are planning a
group outing there are also group discount packages available. For information on becoming
a member of The Hidden Valley Club please call 973-764-4200.
Offers: Skiing in NJ, Snowboarding in NJ, Night Skiing in New Jersey, Ski and Snowboard
Lessons.
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Campgaw Mountain
200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ
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Tel: (201) 327-7800
Campgaw Mountain is New Jersey’s premiere ski - snowboarding and tubing destination.
Campgaw Mountain offers an alpine escape right in your backyard. Located in northern
Bergen County, we are the closest ski area to the New York metro area with 100%
snowmaking capabilities. Only 18 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.
We provide of variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain for all abilities with short lift lines,
un-crowded trails, and a friendly staff. You’ll find the latest in rental equipment and the
highest level of skiing or snowboarding instruction for all ages. Whether you are a beginner
or an enthusiast, you’ll love the skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Campgaw Mountain.
Campgaw Mountain also offers eight scenic cross-country trails. They offer kids skiing lesson
programs that introduces kids to skiing through fun games.
Offers: Night time Skiing in NJ, Snowboarding in NJ, Adult Ski Workshops, Snowtubing, Snow
sports camp, Season passes, group rates.
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Poconos & Pennsylvania
Camelback
Tannersville, PA
Tel: (570) 629-1661
Looking for an escape from the everyday? Whether your a first time skier or seasoned pro.
Camelback will simply make you smile. They have 33 trails ranging from very gentle
beginner to the intermediate pulse pounding steeps. 100% of the mountain is equipped with
lights for night time thrills. They also have two terrain parks with their own lifts
accommodate snow boarders. Complete with a pipe dragon groomed halfpipe. For a
different adventure try the snowtubing park. No lessons or skills required. It has 9 runs and 4
tows. The kids will never tire of the thrills. They also offer a children's learning center where
kids will learn how to ski in no time.
Alpine Mountain
Analomink, PA
Tel: (570) 595-2150
Learn how to ski or snowboard by their experienced ski school staff. They offer 21 trails and
a snowtubing park. They also have great beginners packages and exceptional children's
programs.
Sno Mountain (Formally Montage Mountain)
Scranton, PA
Tel: (570) 595-2150
Sno Mountain offers skiing snowboarding and snow tubing. 21 trails on 140 acres of terrain
with a very cool 1.2 mile run. Click the link above to find hotels in the area and make it a
weekend getaway.
Blue Mountain Ski Area
Palmerton, PA
Tel: (610) 826-7700
Do you love skiing but have the urge to try something a little different? Feel like a kid again
on our super-fast tubing runs. We have three lifts and 14 slides with 3 levels of excitement.
Tubing runs at Blue Mountain are located at the base of the mountain near the Valley Lodge.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Shawnee on the Delaware, PA
Tel: (570) 421-7231
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One of the best Ski spots in the Poconos. Shawnee offers;ALL NEW Tandem (Two person)
Snow Tubes at Shawnee’s Pocono Plunge Snow Tubing Park. New Teaching area also which
is located between lower Bushkill Trail and Little Chief Slope. Great place for kids!
Jack Frost Big Boulder Poconos Resorts
Blakeslee, PA
Tel: (570) 443-8425
Jack Frost Poconos Resorts is located in the heart of Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono
Mountains. Their Pocono resort is the ideal destination for your next Pocono vacation. You'll
find the best skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and more at Jack Frost.
Ski Big Bear
Lackawaxen, PA
Tel: (570) 685-1400
Ski Big Bear is the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard. They have gentle learner
slopes, affordable rentals and quality instruction will have you making turns in no time.
Private ski and snowboard lessons are available throughout the day and are scheduled on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Whitetail Mountain Resort
Mercersburg, PA
Tel: (717) 328-9400
Snow tubing is a lot like sledding, only much more fun, and much less work! Sit back and
enjoy the ride down one of ten lanes, then head back to the top of the hill the easy way.....
Our conveyor lift! You are an expert the very first time out!!
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Go Horseback Riding
Deer Path Stable
Deer Path Riding Stable offers a relaxing and scenic ride through the
Pocono forest.
Our trails meander through fields and woods full of freshwater
springs, mountain laurel, and rhododendron. Deer and wild turkey
are often seen. We are the only stable in the western Poconos that
accepts credit cards. Open 7 days a week. Open at 8:30a.m. for
reservations. Rides available every hour 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
reservations are advised.
Triple W Riding Stable
Go Horseback riding in the wild! You actually get to ride and manuver your horse anywhere
through the 200 acre mountain top setting with trails through woods, past lakes and in
streams.
Bushkill Falls
Bushkill Falls is the "Niagra of Pennsylvania. Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State's
most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the
wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through an excellent network of hiking trails and
bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest.
Dingmans Falls & Visitor Center PA
Walk on the mile long boardwalk that criss-crosses the stream a couple of times and climb
the stairs that go up to the top of the 200 foot falls. Open in the Summer daily from
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Closed in the Winter.
Go to a Water Park in the Poconos
- Camelbeach Waterpark has 8 exciting waterslides including "Titan" the worlds largest
- Enjoy some more great water fun park fun at the Carousel Water and Fun Park!
- Lahey Family Fun Park Clarks Summit PA
- Ride the Water slides at Shawnee Place
Mount Airy Casino and Resort
Come play in the great indoors at the Pocono's premier casino resort. Go wild with over
2,500 of the hottest slots including your favorite reel-spinning slots and electronic table
games like poker, roulette and blackjack. Experience the very nature of luxury at their
Pocono's resort and with a stay in one of their lavish guest rooms or suites.
Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park is an awesome "zoo in the woods" in the Poconos that
is only only one hour away from Lake Harmony, PA.
Big Pocono State Park
A day trip to the Poconos would not be complete without a visit to Big Pocono State Park in
Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park consists of 1,306 acres of rugged
terrain on the summit and slopes of Camelback Mountain. From the summit, visitors can
enjoy a magnificent view of a vast portion of eastern Pennsylvania and portions of New
Jersey and New York. The park closes the day after the end of deer season in December and
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reopens as conditions permit in the spring. The park is open sunrise to sunset.
Go Fly Fishing in The upper Delaware.
Visit the world famous Christmas Factory and be amazed at their fun selection of Christmas
products and awesome low prices. They're not just Christmas as they offer a vast selection
of garden decor, soy candles, porcelain dolls, kitchen-ware, home decor accents, and unique
gifts for every occasion and personality all year round!
Adventure sports Canoeing Kyacking and White water Raft Trips.
Stourbridge Line Railroad offers fascinating Rail excursions that take you back into
history.
Crystal Cave Park is one of Pennsylvania's greatest Natural Wonders!
Alpine Mountain The Poconos best Skiing Value
Alaska Pete's in Marshall's Creek is a popular bar night spot in the Poconos.
Caesars Pocono Resorts offers many exciting Getaway Packages.
Big Wheel Family Roller Skating Center has been serving the community since 1977.
Located on Rt. 191 North, just 3 miles north of I-80 off exit 307
Shop for candy or visit their Pretzel factory at Callie's Candy Kitchen!
Have some serious family fun at Costa's Family Fun Place. Costa's Family Fun Park offers
bumper boats, go karts, miniature golf, driving range, batting cages, video games, dining,
Hershey's ice cream and new for 2008, water slides!
One of the most popular activities in the Poconos is undoubtably white water rafting, and
there's no better place to enjoy this White Water rafting than on the Lehigh River!
Visit an awesome 2.5 mile oval super speedway that is jammed packed with fast furious
family fun at the Poconos Raceway!
Shawnee River Trips
Shawnee River Trips, located in Minisink Hills, Pennsylvania offers cool outdoor adventures
which include rentals of rafts, solo and tandem (2-person) kayaks, canoes, fishing
equipment, and mountain bikes.
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The Poconos Indian Museum
The Pocono Indian Museum is the only museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to
showing the history of the Delaware Indian. The museum will both inform and, perhaps,
shock you. It will show the North American history of man in Northeastern Pennsylvania from
10,500 B.C. to the contact period with European man prior to the American Revolution. It will
show the Delaware Indian's peaceful coexistence with other Indians. And, it will show you
the shocking and short 100 years it took the white man to virtually eliminate almost all
traces of the Indian's existence.
Split Rock Resort
Split Rock has many fun activities for families including an indoor waterpark pool and huge
hot tub as well as a gorgeous golf course. They have many reasonably priced getaway
packages throughout the year.
Skytop Lodge
With 5,500 acres of pristine mountain country, Skytop Lodge offers a winter retreat with
limitless variations, every one amazing. They offer many activities for familie or couples
including Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, sledding and tobogganing.
Fernwood Hotel and Resort
Fernwood Hotel & Resort is a stunning 440-acre Pocono Mountain resort retreat that offers a
host of activities and amenities for a perfect family resort vacation getaway. Plan your day
around the amazing variety of things to do at Fernwood Resort in the Poconos. Hit the links
and play 18 holes. Take the family snowtubing. Splash around in the indoor or outdoor pools.
Go for a scenic Pocono Mountains trail ride on horseback. Try navigating the Delaware on a
river canoe trip. Work out at the fitness center. Take a water aerobics class. Play a round of
mini golf with the kids. Summertime and bumper boats are made for each other & you
complete the picture. Go on a paintball excursion and more!
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GO
TO A
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS EVENT
Baseball:
NY Mets
NY Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
NJ Nets
Philadelphia 76ers
Basketball:
NY Knicks
Football:
Pittsburgh Steelers
NY Giants
Buffalo Bills
NY Jets
Tickets
Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots
NY Sharks
Hockey:
NY Islanders
NY Rangers
NJ Devils
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Buffalo Sabres
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
College Sports
Rutgers Football
Syracuse Orangemen
Pittsburgh Panthers
Syracuse Football
Rutgers Scarlett
Princeton Tigers
Penn State Football
St John's Red Storm
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SEE
A
FAMOUS BAND/SIGNER
IN
CONCERT
New Jersey
Sayreville, NJ
Tel: (732) 238-5500
NJPAC 1 Center St
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973) 642-2002
The Izod Center
50 State Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ
Tel: (201) 935-8500
Prudential Center
744 Broad Street, 11th
Floor
Newark, NJ
Tel: (973) 854-8760
New Meadowlands
Stadium
102 Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Tel: (201) 460-4370
Boardwalk Hall
One Miss America Way
Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 449-2000
Asbury Park
Convention Hall
and Paramount
Theatre
Ocean Ave b/w Fifth and
Sunset
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Tel: (732) 897-8810
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ
Tel: (732) 842-9000
Sun National Bank
Center
81 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ
Tel: (800) 298-4200
House Of Blues
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tel: (609) 343-5795
Ocean City Music Pier
Ocean City, NJ
609-399-6111
PNC Arts Center
Exit 116 Garden State
Parkway
Holmdel, NJ
Tel: (732) 203-2500
Starland Ballroom
570 Jernee Mill Road
Susquehanna Bank
Center
1 Harbor Blvd
Camden, NJ
(856) 365-1300
New York
Madison Square
Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 465-MSG1
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the
Americas
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 307-7171
BB Kings Blues Club
&Grill
237 West 42 St.
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 997-4144
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Irving Plaza
17 Irving Place
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 777-6800
Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 465-6500
Town Hall Theatre
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 840-2824
Webster Hall
125 E 11th St
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 353-1600
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 721-6500
Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead
Turnpike
Long Island, NY
Tel: (516) 794-9300
Roseland Ballroom
239 West 52nd Street
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 247-0200
Best Buy Theater
1515 Broadway at W.
44th St.
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 930-1950
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 279-7740
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PLAY GAMES
AT AN
ARCADE
Kids Towne USA
967 Route 517 Glenwood, NJ (Central NJ)
Tel: (973) 764-3735
Lights, action and sound all around step into our arcade for a test of skills.
There's a whole bunch of exciting entertainment geared for everyone from
toddlers to teens. The latest video games are available for play where kids try to get the
high score and their name up in the digital lights. Prize machines tempt with an array of
goodies sitting behind the glass waiting for some lucky player to pluck them up and plop
them down the chute and into waiting hands. Classic games like skee ball and hoops shoot
check your technique.
Sahara Sams
535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ
Tel: (856) 767-7580
Did you know that in addition to having the region’s largest indoor water
park, Sahara Sam’s also has a 3,000 square foot arcade? No water park
admission or bathing suit is required to play the day away in the arcade! Sahara Sam’s
arcade features games like air hockey, hoops, race car driving, and bowling. Our arcade
games are state-of-the-art and well-maintained. We also have fantastic prizes at our
redemption counter, so be sure to collect all of your tickets! Grab a snack while you’re here
at Sam Dune’s Café, featuring yummy treats like sandwiches, pizza, chicken fingers, Turkey
Hill novelties, and icy drinks. What an awesome way to spend a rainy day in Southern NJ!
Sahara Sam’s is located minutes from Exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike and Exit 36 of Route
295! Hotel packages available!
Open daily at 10:00 am
Sunday – Thursday 7:00 pm close
Friday and Saturday 8:30 pm close
The Funplex
182 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
Tel: (973) 428-1166
You know the excitement and fun of the Boardwalks on the Jersey shore?
That’s just the kind of fun you’ll find at the Funplex Arcade; an exciting
collection of games of skill and family fun at the Funplex Amusement Park in East Hanover,
New Jersey. We have more than 100 of the latest “high tech” video and redemption games
of skill. The arcade is constantly being updated to ensure players can enjoy the newest
games. And for fans of the classics, we have air hockey and other all-time faves. In addition
to the arcade we also feature: Bumper Cars, Indoor Electric Go Karts, an outdoor pool, Free
Fall Ride with 30 ft. drop, Lazer Tag, a 4-D Motion Theater & MagiQuest - an interactive role
playing game.
The Funplex
3320-34 Route 38 Mt. Laurel, NJ
Tel: (856) 273-9666
You know the excitement and fun of the Boardwalks on the Jersey
shore? That’s just the kind of fun you’ll find at the Funplex Arcade; an
exciting collection of games of skill and family fun at the Funplex Amusement Park in Mount
Laurel, New Jersey. We have more than 100 of the latest “high tech” video and redemption
games of skill. The arcade is constantly being updated to ensure players can enjoy the
newest games. And for fans of the classics, we have air hockey and other all-time faves. In
addition to the arcade we also feature: Bumper Cars, -Indoor Electric Go Karts, an outdoor
pool (coming Summer 2011), Free Fall Ride, Lazer Tag, Bowling, Bumper Boats, Outdoor Go
Karts, Kiddie Kart, Mini Golf, Driving Range, Tilt-a-whirl & Skyscraper (coming Spring 2011).
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Swingtime
2390 US Highway 9 South, Howell, NJ
Tel: (732) 845-0093
The arcade at Swingtime is a classic and features over 50 games, including
DDR Extreme, air hockey, various 2-player racing games, Skee Ball, and
much more! Test your shooting skills on a game with an actual shattering mug for a target
called Quick and Crash, or prove your performing skills as a member of a rock band in Guitar
Hero. Open year round!
FunTime America
111 Highway 35 South, Cliffwood, NJ
Tel: (732) 583-4600
FunTime America's Video Game Arcade features many great games your
whole family will love! Racing games, fighting games, sports games,
shooting games, and more! If you're the competitive type, enjoy the full size Air Hockey
Tables! Many of the games are "Arcade Only", which means you won't find them on home
systems. Also on Funtime America's incredible 40,000 square feet of entertainment, are
rides, a cafe, and laser tag!
Jilly's Arcade
1168 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609) 399-2814
Jilly's Arcade, located on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ, has the hottest
new racing games at the shore, fun classic air hockey tables, Pinballs,
Shocker, 18 Wheeler Star Wars, Time Crisis, and much more! Enjoy some old fun with the
entire family on one of the seven pool tables! Bring your friends, and race with up to four
players, choosing from up to eleven exciting tracks and twelve exotic vehicles! The fun
never ends at Jilly's Arcade!
Mariner’s Arcade
3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-5563
Mariner's Arcade has the biggest and easiest progressive jackpots in South
Jersey! As well as the latest video games, the arcade features Progressive
Skeeball, Progressive Wheel Poker, Gift Card Slots, Monopoly Pusher, Winner's Wheel, and
more merchandise cranes to test your skill! When you're done playing the extremely fun
games, reward yourself with the best and largest selection of merchandise! Mariner's Arcade
is located on Mariner's Landing Pier, in the heart of Wildwood's World Famous Boardwalk.
Funtime Junction
400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ
Tel: (973) 882-9777
Funtime Junction features a great arcade for your kids! Visit their website for
your choice of a free game of Lazer Tag OR 10 free game tokens to use in
the arcade! On Wednesdays and Fridays Pay One Price for admission, 8 tokens, one slice of
pizza or a hot dog, and one small soda or juice! On Fabulous Thursdays, pay just $12.75 per
child and get: admission, sand art, and 8 game tokens!
Action Zone Arcade
6725 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
Tel: (609) 272-0008
Action Zone is a clean, safe family oriented arcade featuring the latest video
games, games of skill, kiddie rides, and much more! Some of the great
challenging games are basketball, skeeball, and bowling! You will not find yourself bored for
one second in this exciting arcade!
Bev and Wally's Family Fun Center
46 Beachway Keansburg, NJ
310
Tel: (732) 787-2707
Bev and Wally's Family Fun Center has a spectacular selection of games to
play. They have skeeball, air hockey, basketball, video games, slot
machines, poker machines, pinball machines, driving games, cranes, and
much more! All kids love the sound of a genuine arcade! When you're done
playing, head over to one of the redemption slots to redeem your very own prize. Keep the
cool prizes you win as a souvenir of your day.
FunMania
2441 New Jersey 18, Old Bridge, NJ
Tel: (732) 360-2076
FunMania is the perfect place for family and kids to spend an enjoyable day,
a 50,000 square foot arcade with over 150 arcade games, three indoor
rides, and outdoor mini-golf! There is also a "South Beach Grill" for you to visit when you
start getting hungry. At FunMania, it's all about having a great time!
Playcade Amusements
2629 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 345-8260
Playcade is open daily, year round. It is located at 2629 Boardwalk between
Atlantic City's Convention Hall the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Come play
the best paying slots in all the Jersey Shore. Playcade Amusements has been bringing fun to
the whole family for over 30 years, and is Atlantic City's longest established arcade! Bring
the kids and be a kid again!
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GO
TO A
LOCAL NJ ART MUSEUM
Princeton University Art Museum
PU Campus (short walk from Nassau St.), Princeton, NJ
Tel: (609) 258-3788
Admission: Free
This Museum is one of the finest university art museums in the world, with a
history extending back 128 years and collections of over 72,000 works
of art spanning the world of art from antiquity to the present. As one of few university
museums of truly universal scope in its collecting practices, we are delighted to share
with you our collections, exhibitions, educational activities, social opportunities, whether
via this Web site or, we hope, in person.
Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers University)
71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, NJ
Tel: (732) 932-7237
Admission: $6/adult
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, one of the largest and most
distinguished university-based museums in the nation, is located on the New Brunswick
campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Zimmerli Art Museum
houses more than 60,000 works, including Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art from
the acclaimed Dodge Collection, American art from the 18th-century to the present, and
six centuries of European art with a particular focus on 19th-century French art. The
Zimmerli is also noted for its strong holdings of works on paper, including prints, rare
books, drawings, photographs, and original illustrations for children's books.
Newark Museum of Art
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
Tel: (973) 596-6550
Admission: $10/adult
The Newark Museum, established as the largest New Jersey
museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and
natural sciences. Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of worldclass collections including American, Asian, African and Classical. Experience
another era in the Victorian Ballantine House—a National Historic Landmark.
Enjoy our exciting science collections, from live animals in the Mini Zoo to
space travel in our popular planetarium. Stroll through our beautiful
sculpture garden, visit our museum shops and enjoy a delicious lunch or snack
at our café.
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TAKE
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WALK DOWN
A
BOARDWALK
ON THE
JERSEY SHORE
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ
The seediest Boardwalk in all of NJ is the most fun of them all too! Let
us show you the Seaside Heights Boardwalk like you have never seen
it before. An absolute must visit if you have never been. An old world
all time classic. For a great seedy Old-time, down home, grungy
atmosphere, we pick the Seaside Heights Boardwalk as the best in all
of NJ! Click here to see the Seaside Heights Boardwalk guide.
Keansburg Boardwalk
Keansburg, NJ
Running a close second in the seedy department is Keansburg NJ.
Although not an official boardwalk, it has that awesome NJ boardwalk
feel. It is regarded locally as a boardwalk town, boasting America's
oldest shoreside amusement rides dating back to the 1920's! This is
the coolest people watching area in NJ. The historic antique games
and rides must be seen to be believed. I love this place! Click here to see the Keansburg
Boardwalk guide.
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City is the City that is "Always Turned on". Fine restaurants,
Casino gaming and luxury Hotels make Atlantic City the place to be.
See our unique guide to find fun and romance on the Atlantic City
Boardwalk in NJ! Click here to see the Atlantic City Boardwalk guide.
Ocean City Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ
Billed as "Americas greatest Family resort" Ocean City doesn't
disappoint with two Boardwalk Amusement parks (Playland's
Castaway cove and Gillians Wonderland Pier) great restaurants and
really cool shops. A great family vacation for kids and adults alike.
Click here to see the Ocean City Boardwalk guide.
Wildwoods Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ
Morey's Peir and beach shown at night here to the left. The Wildwood
boardwalk is probably the best in all of NJ for rides. If you have kids
and want to hit up one of the best boardwalks in NJ, then the
Wildwoods is a sure bet! Click here to see the Wildwood NJ Boardwalk
guide.
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk
Point Pleasant, NJ
Another top destination in NJ is Point Pleasant Beach. The Boardwalk
is very clean and is geared towards kids. Point Pleasant is also loaded
with cool bars and restaurants making it a terrific vacation for all
ages, but it is still your best bet if you have kids. Click here to see the
Point Pleasant NJ Boardwalk guide.
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Asbury Park Boardwalk
Asbury Park, NJ
Asbury Park used to be one of the best boardwalk seaside resort
towns in NJ. It flourished from the late 1800s until the 1960s. In the
1970s, race riots due to segregation and lack of opportunity for the
city's large black community, caused many residents and businesses
to move out of the town. The boardwalk in Asbury Park is in the
process of revitalization and has recently been connected to the neighboring town of Ocean
Grove, NJ. Click here to see the Asbury Park NJ Boardwalk guide.
Coney Island Boardwalk
Coney Island, NY
Although not in New Jersey, we have included one of the most
famous boardwalks of all time. The Coney Island Boardwalk and
beach is home to Astroland Amusement park and the world famous
Cyclone roller coaster! Pictured here is a crowded Coney Island
Beach during the Nathan's Hot dog eating contest in 2006. Police
reported that nearly 50,000 people attended the event in Coney Island. Click here to see the
Coney Island Boardwalk guide.
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INDOOR & OUTDOOR MINI GOLF COURSES
IN
NJ
Central NJ:
Swingtime
2390 US Highway 9 South, Howell, NJ
Tel: (732) 845-0093
Swingtime, a family fun center with a variety of activities, has the
two best miniature golf courses on the Jersey shore! There are two
full 18-hole courses at Swingtime ranked #1 on the Jersey Shore by
Night & Day magazine, and best in Monmouth County by the Asbury
Park Press. As well as miniature golf, there are also an arcade and
batting cages at Swingtime. On Highland Falls, one of the 18-hole
golf courses, you can climb the massive waterfall at the center of
the course and view all 36 holes from the top. On the other course,
Raccoon Hollow, you're inside a cave under the waterfall, listening to the water rush down
next to you as you putt! Open all year round. Stops selling golf 30 minutes before closing.
Two 18-Hole Courses Ranked #1 on the Jersey Shore!
Pine Creek
394 Route 31, West Amwell, NJ
Tel: (609) 466-3803
Pine Creek, complete with 28 acres of trees, flowers, ponds,
streams, gazebos, fountains, and waterfalls, is one of America's
largest and most beautiful miniature golf facilities. Each of Pine
Creek's two challenging 18-hole courses features a beautiful,
picturesque setting. The Upper Course takes about 60 minutes to play, and is just a little
easier than the Lower Course which is a little more challenging and takes about 75 minutes
to play. This great golf experience's peaceful landscaping and fun courses will leave you
amazed and have you wanting to come back all the time! The core golfing season runs April
1 through October 31, but there is also daylight play during November through March. Golf
is always "weather permitting", so call ahead if its cold or rainy
Fun Mini Golf Facility in a Beautiful, Peaceful Setting!
Fairway Golf Center
1650 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ
Tel: (732) 819-0111
Fairway Golf Center's Adventure Mini Golf features 18 holes of mini
golf fun for the whole family! Set to the theme of the California Gold
Rush, its sure to be the most fun that you can have on a mini golf
course. Call ahead and confirm course hours. Inclement weather will
affect hours. Children 12 and under are $5 and adults are $7. Call
ahead and ask about group packages! A California Gold Rush Themed 18-Hole Mini Golf
Course!
Tara Green Golf Center
955 Route 27, Somerset, NJ
Tel: (732) 247-8284
Tara Greens Golf Center offers a meticulously kept Miniature Golf
Course which provides 18 holes of golfing fun for every member of
your family. Old time miniature golf is lighted for night play to make
your game even more exciting! Birthday parties are welcome!
Course fees are $6.00 at all times! Course Fees are $6.00 at all times!
Twin Brook Golf
1251 Jumping Brook Road, Tinton Falls, NJ
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Tel: (732) 922-1600
Twin Brook Golf Center's 18-hole championship miniature golf
course is well suited for both adults and children. Explore amazing
and beautiful caverns and waterfalls while putting your miniature
golf skills to the test! The course is 18 holes of fun and enjoyment
for the entire family! Besides the 18 hole miniature golf course, the
facility features a 9 hole par 3 golf course, 1500 square feet of bent
grass putting green, two tier heated driving range, shag bag only
area, grass tees, and a bar & grill. Fun 18-hole miniature golf
course!
Monster Mini Golf
194 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ
Tel: (973) 244-0026
Monster Mini Golf in Fairfield, NJ offers an exciting 18 holes of indoor
glow in the dark monster-themed fun for all ages! Beware, this is not
your average putt putt golf course! Whether it's your first visit, or
your hundredth visit, you will feel the excitement and adventure of
playing among scary but cool monster decor with custom and
animated props! The courses are challenging enough for adults to navigate, but very
playable for children, making is great fun for the entire family! If that is not enough, the
crazy in-house DJ will entertain throughout your stay! Also, great arcade games and two
very posh private haunted mansion-style private party rooms for birthdays, corporate
events, scout meetings, and even weddings! 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Complete with Indoor
Glow in the Dark Monster Decor and a DJ!
Branchburg Family Golf Center
3091 Route 22 East, Branchburg, NJ
Tel: (908) 541-0465
There are two eighteen-hole golf courses at Branchburg Family Golf
Center, presenting a fun challenge for the novice and advance golfer
alike. Complete with cascading waterfalls and beautiful landscapes,
a round of mini golf is a great way to spend time with family, friends,
or co-workers! Adults are $8 per round of 18 holes and Kids 12 &
under are $6 per round of 18 holes. The event staff can organize the
perfect party to suit and occasion,from a small birthday party, to a large corporate event.
There is a comfortable patio area to entertain your guests! A Fun Mini Golf Challenge for the
Whole Family!
Dynamite Falls Adventure Golf
400 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield, NJ
Tel: (973) 808-0300
Dynamite Falls is a new and spectacular 18-hole miniature golf
course located in Fairfield, NJ. The course is western-themed, and
some of the special features include: putting into an ore car, unique
water features that carry you ball to different playing levels, an
interactive 18th hole which produces sounds, a moving ore car, and
numerous fountain explosions! Golfing is weather permitted, so
make sure to call before you visit! Adults (ages 12 and over) are
$7.75, children (ages 3-11) are $6.75, Seniors (age 62+ with AARP card) are $6.75, and
children under 3 (with a paying adult) can play for FREE! Western-Themed Miniature Golf
with Lots of Exciting Special Features!
Southern NJ:
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Atlantic City Miniature Golf
1 Kennedy Plaza, Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 0347-1661
Atlantic City Miniature Golf is located right at the center of the
exciting Atlantic City Boardwalk, across from Boardwalk Hall at
Mississippi Avenue. Play 18 holes of world-class golf at Atlantic City's
premier miniature golf course. Enjoy the beauty of lush landscapes,
elevated greens, and real waterfalls as you tackle the challenge of realistic contours,
formidable roughs, and sandtraps. Call 609-347-1661 for operating hours and more
information!
Located at the Center of the Atlantic City Boardwalk!
Congo Falls Adventure Golf
1132 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ
Tel: (609) 398-1211
The fun and excitement of Disney comes to New Jersey at Congo Falls
Adventure Golf, located on Ocean City's world-famous boardwalk! The
towering sight of the enormous King Kong will have you in awe! Enjoy
the the world-class 18-hole miniature golf courses: Congo Queen,
Solomon's Mine, and the Lost City, which is indoors and air conditioned, making it a perfect
and fun choice for rainy days! The waterfalls, caves, snake pit, and other special effects will
leave you wanting to come back for more all the time! Open from 8am until 12 midnight
when in season.
Fun Miniature Golf Located at the Center of Ocean City's Amazing Boardwalk!
The FunPlex
3320-24 Route 38, Mount Laurel, NJ
Tel: (856) 273-9666
The Funplex in Mount Laurel miniature golf course has two
Adventure Mini-Golf Courses surrounded by blue misting waterfalls,
trickling streams, lagoons, ponds, and enchanted caves. The first
course, Adventure Cave is a family favorite that takes young
adventurers through the heart of a thrilling course. Also, the
challenging Lost Lagoon, filled with sparkling ponds, fountains, and
waterfalls. All of the courses are covered in a lush shaded landscape that lets you beat the
summer heat in a fun way! Test your skills on the final hole! Win a free game of miniature
golf if you make it up the ramp!
Win a Free Game of Miniature Golf!
Pleasant Valley
93 Route 73, Voorhees, NJ
Tel: (856) 767-2167
Pleasant Valley is the perfect place to have your child's next
birthday party! A safe environment at a fair price without the
hassles or mess of having a party in your home will save you so
much time and work! The Valley is always being improved, but the
past is not forgotten. A place where children and adults can have fun
together! Please call 856-767-2167 for more information or to check
availability about parties or group visits. The Perfect Place to Have
Your Child's Next Birthday Party!
Cape May Miniature Golf
315 Jackson St, Cape May
Tel: (609) 884-2222
Cape May Miniature Golf is the place to go if your family wants the
ultimate in mini golf this year! Because nothing screams summer as
much as flip flops, beach cruisers, ice cream, sand, sun, and of
course miniature golf! 18 beautifully sculpted greens are complete
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with an 18 foot-tall play through waterfall cave, lush landscaping,cleverly positioned water
hazards, and even real sand traps. Every age can enjoy this kind of fun! After you play,
enjoy the tropically themed ice cream oasis - Cocomoe's Premium Ice Cream Parlor. Fun
Miniature Golf and Tasty Ice Cream All in One!
Other Mini-Golf Centers in NJ:
Al Bohem's Golf Center - 468 US Highway 22W, Whitehouse Station, NJ (908) 534-4748|
Cape May Miniature Golf - 315 Jackson Stm Cape May, NJ (609) 884-2222
Duffer's Miniature Golf Course - 5200 Ocean Ave, Wildwood (609) 729-1817
Funmania - 2441 New Jersey 18, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 (732)360-1800
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GO INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING
Kids Towne USA
3 Nami Lane, Hamilton NJ - Central NJ
Tel: (609)838-1881
Mount Kidstowne Climbing Tower! Ascend above the landscape of Kids Towne USA on the
magnificent Mount Kidstowne Rock Climbing tower. This climbing tower rises eighteen feet
above the avenues of the towne below. Take this alpine challenge
and see how far you can get. Will you make it to the summit, or
come shy of claiming victory over this man made "force of nature"?
After one of our Mountain Guides straps you into your secure
harness, you'll begin your ascent to the top. Grab onto the
comfortable hand grips and boost yourself onto the realistic rock
climbing surface. Place your hands and feet in the right spots and
you'll be moving towards the top in no time Choose your path
wisely as you work your way up the craggy face of Mt. Kidstowne.
Don't worry if you slip up, the redundant auto belay system is the
safest climbing rig that there is in the industry.
Is the air getting cooler up there? That's what you might think as
you reach the dizzying heights of the summit. Have you made it to
the top? Take a second to look out over the landscape before signaling your success. Then
hang on as you zip back to base camp where you can share stories of your thrilling climb.
Kids Towne USA has over 10,000 square feet to explore in our brand new state of the art
play space.
New Jersey Rock Gym
373D Route 46, West Fairfield, NJ - North Jersey - Map
Tel: (973) 439-9860
Take the kids indoor rock climbing! Here's a question we get all the
time: Are there any indoor Rock wall climbing places in New Jersey?
The answer is yes! The New Jersey Rock Gym in West Fairfield NJ is
an awesome rock gym, if we've ever seen one! Bored with
conventional play places? Welcome to indoor rock climbing, an
exciting alternative to children's normal run of the mill play places.
A one day pass is $17 for adults. Family pricing options are
available as well. Please call 973-439-9860 to inquire about the
details for family pricing.
They also offer instructional classes throughout the week for adults
and children covering all aspects of the sport of rock climbing. For
kids, they offer instructional climbing lessons after school and on
Saturdays with levels ranging from beginner to advanced. You can also celebrate your
Birthday at the New Jersey Rock Gym. Our Instructional Climbing Parties are loads of fun and
totally safe.
The Gravity Vault
107 Pleasant Ave @ Rt. 17 North, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Tel: (201) 934-7625
One of New Jersey's best State-of-the-Art indoor rock
climbing centers is in Upper Saddle river NJ. 13,000+
Square Feet of Rock Climbing Including: Aretes,
Overhangs, Arches, Slabs,35+ ft. Climbing Walls, 45-60
Top Rope Stations, Keyhole Arches, Extensive Bouldering,
Rappel Ledges and more.
Best indoor rock climbing center in Northern NJ
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Blackbeards Cave
136 Route 9 Bayville, NJ
Tel: (732) 286-4414
Blackbeards Cave Climbing Wall. Experienced climbers and
novices alike now have a spot to test out their rock-climbing
skills. Explore our 30 foot 'mountain wall' as you race your
friends to be the first to the top.
Don't forget to stop in at their famous C B Huntington's
Restaurant. It is filled with miniature train sets (that are
always running) and lots of memorabilia.
Fun rock climbing for kids in NJ
Somerset Hills YMCA - Rock Climbing
140 Mt. Airy Road. Basking Ridge, NJ
Tel: (908) 766-7898
Open to members only, ages 4 and up and there is no fee.
No experience necessary. Fridays from 6:30-8:30pm on a
drop-in basis. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes or
sneakers. For new climbers, a staff person will "show you
the ropes." For Group Bookings email Donna Dourney at
[email protected] Climbing Wall Birthday
Parties can be booked through Julie Pascarella at 908-7667898 ext. 1554.
Open to members only - Ages 4 and older
Diamond Rock
182 Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, NJ - Northern NJ
Tel: (973) 560-0414
It's a thrilling, challenging, great workout at Diamond Gymnastics. At 37' high and the new
technology surface, you'll test your balance, defy gravity, bend your body and problem solve
your way to 'high flying' fitness and fun! Rock Climbing at Diamond is not limited to
experienced climbers. It is truly a sport that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Adults and
children can participate in this unique activity, working together to conquer the 'Rock.'
Diamond's Rock Climbing Mountain is open each day and offers day passes, memberships,
group climbs and birthday parties.
Elite Gymnastics
80 Fifth Avenue, Hawthorne NJ - Northern NJ
Tel: (973) 423-4040
Elite's Peak Rock Climbing! Elite Gymnastics is proud to announce our most challenging,
most breath-taking and most family-fun sport yet - Elite's Peak. It's our new indoor rock
climbing wall. Rising to a height of 25 feet, the professionally sculpted walls provide over
2,000 square feet of climbing terrain. With 13 top ropes, lots of cracks, toe-holds, bouldering
and overhangs, Elite's Peak offers plenty of unique challenges for the expert and novice
alike. No experience is necessary and the fun of climbing is open to everyone from 5 years
old to adults.
Garden State Rocks
705 Ginesi Dr. Morganville, NJ - Central NJ
Tel: (732) 972-3003
Garden State Rocks is one of New Jersey's most contemporary indoor rock climbing facilities.
Offering lessons and children's rock climbing parties.
Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway Maple Shade, NJ - Northern NJ
Tel: (856) 273-1370
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Welcome to Elite Climbing formerly known as Vertical Reality, South Jersey's only rock gym.
With 17 top rope stations, 2 huge bouldering areas with more than 120 problems, we are
committed to providing newcomers a fun and exciting look into the world of rock climbing as
well as giving experienced climbers a challenging place to call home.
For the past year, Elite Climbing has been renovated with new walls and colors. Our ever
exciting top rope routes and boulder problems have people flocking to our gym for fun and
fitness. So bring yourselves, along with your friends and family, there might just be a
climber in you! Best rock climbing Gym in Southern NJ!
Randolf Climbing Center
3 Middlebury Blvd. Randolph, NJ - Northern NJ
Tel: (973) 598-8555
State-of-the-art climbing facility offering Beginner to Expert instruction. Children's parties
are available at just $11 per child!
Middlesex Gymnastics Academy
33 McGuire St. East Brunswick, NJ - Central NJ
Tel: (732) 249-6422 or (732) 249-2865
Indoor climbing classes are conducted weekday afternoons and on Saturday morning for
kids ages 7-15. The Youth Climbing of America (YCA) curriculum covers basic climbing
techniques, equipment use, and safety practices. Special color-coded climbing routes are
used on MGA's unique, designed-for-kids wall. Merit awards are given to each student at the
end of each 8-week session. Advanced Climbing Technique classes are held for experienced
climbers ages 11-17.
Rockville Climbing
200 Whitehead Road. Hamilton, NJ - Central NJ
Tel: (609) 631-7625
Rockville Climbing Center is Central New Jersey's premier indoor rock climbing facility. We
give the general public an opportunity to try this exciting sport in a safe,controlled
environment. Rockville also has facilities that are perfect for birthday parties and special
events. Rockville's state-of-the-art facility and team combine to make it the best climbing
center in the region! ****There is also a location in Philly****
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PLAY LASER TAG
Indoor & Outdoor
Kids Towne USA
3 Nami Lane, Hamilton NJ
Tel: (609) 838-1881
This next generation Space Odyssey laser tag system
offers the latest features and technological advances that
have come to the "sport" of laser tag. Players enter a
staging area where Station Techs assist with putting on
the gear a lightweight, LED lit vest with attached phasor
pistol.
As the timer begins to count down, multiple teams
identified by colored LED lights begin to explore the arena
and look to tag opposing team. Be on the lookout for
stationary targets scattered throughout the playing field for bonus points. Spectators back in
Towne can watch the high definition monitors for real time scoring updates so that they can
cheer you on. After you've returned from Station Arena, you'll receive a printed scorecard
that lets you know how you stacked up against the competition.
Admission: Laser Tag $7.00 Per Game; Laser Maze $6.00 Per Game
Hours of Operation: Mon- Friday: 12pm- 7pm; Sat: 11am- 7pm; Sun: 11am- 7pm
Combat Sports
58 La Valley Drive, Manalapan NJ
Tel: (866) 9COMBAT (926-6228)
Combat Sports is an outdoor laser tag arena, it covers
over 20 acres of land which is situated all in wooded
areas. Combat Sports was one of the first outdoor laser
tag arenas in the whole country, and today they are proud
to admit that they have hosted laser tag for over ten
thousand people since they have opened. The laser tag
gear that you are provided with is state of the art; it is a
high tech infrared system that includes a laser tag unit
effective for over 1000 ft. With laser tag units that can
reach that far who knows how much fun you will have outdoors playing in the woods. Each
Combat Sports mission can have different assignments. Some of the assignments may
include, Team Elimination, Capture the Flag, King of the Hill, Call of Duty, Center Flag, and
HALO. Teams must work together to plan and execute their mission in attempts to win the
Combat Sports Laser Tag Mission. Even though Combat Sports is open all year round it is
best to call ahead and also check weather; Combat Sports does not play in inclement
weather.
Hours of Operation: Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm; Weekdays By Appointment Only
Laser Blaze
19 Hekel Rd. Lakewood NJ
Tel: (917) 710-6057
Laser Blaze is the world’s only mobile arena! What
happens is that Laser Blaze comes to your school or work
place with all of the equipment to have a great time
playing laser tag. They set up their lighting system after
darkening the whole room, after that they plug in the fog
machines, LCD lights, score boards and session timers.
After all of that they set up barriers for each team, when
that is complete your group is all ready to battle it out
green vs. orange style. Each person is given gear and the
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laser guns have a 30 mm red dot for accuracy. As you Duck! Fire! Dodge! and Dive! to avoid
getting hit you at once are having a blast. There is music and everything, just be careful
because when you hear the WEEOO!! WEEOO!! you have been hit and your team loses ten
points. As much fun as this seems Laser Blaze does not have a permanent arena that they
can provide so you must provide the space.
Please call 917-710-6057 or visit their website for more Information and Pricing
Funtime America
111 Rt 35, Cliffwood NJ
Tel: (732) 583-4600
Funtime America hosts a 2 story laser tag arena in which up
to 24 players can play at a time. They call their laser tag the
21st century way to play hide and go seek, the best time to
go would be Saturday nights from 8pm-12am the price is
only $15.00 for all four hours. Funtime America is a very
family friendly facility and has emphasis on affordable
family fun for all ages. With rides, arcade games, a
simulator, and laser tag it is a great place to take the family
for a fun day or evening out. Funtime America is open most
school holidays and is open late on weekends for more fun.
Funtime America is also great for birthday parties and all sorts of events!!!
Hours of Operation: M-W 12pm-9pm; Thurs 12pm- 10pm; Fri 12pm- 11pm; Sat 10amMidnight; Sun 10am- 10pm
The Funplex
3320-24 Rt 38, Mount Laurel NJ
Tel: (856) 273-9666
The Funplex at Mount Laurel is one of two Funplex facilities
in New Jersey. They have a unique game system where all of
the players play on two different teams and play until the
time is up for everyone. You get your phazer and an electro
vest and enter into the futuristic space maze lit up by
colorful space-like lights. You and your team must zap the
opposing team’s home base and anyone from the other
team that gets in your way. Oh No! You were hit it’s no big
deal because its just five seconds until you are back into the
game and ready for some revenge on the other team. Once
the game is over all of the players are notified and their personal scores and team scores
are on their arm band. Every time you play try to beat your score so that you can become a
pro at laser tag!!!
Laser Tag is $7.00 Per Person/ Per Battle
*Check Website for Complete Listing of Hours for each Attraction*
Laser Park
45 Everett Dr. Bldg C, Princeton Junction NJ
Tel: (609) 936-1800
Imagine!! You are just standing in the dark and all of a
sudden there is a sheet of fog and your adrenaline starts
rushing. You and your teammates are running around in a
maze trying to defend your home base, its scary and yet
at the same time you are having SOO much fun. You hear
a loud siren, you think to your self “O NO!” your home
base is under attack you run back to defend it, while
running you are dodging laser beams from every angle.
Everyone from the other team is after you! Your team
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decides to start to attack the other team and you look up at the score board and you see
that your team is winning, but for how long? When you play laser tag at Laser Park this is
the kind of experience you get, it’s an amazing feeling. Walk in players are welcome but if
you have a group of 4 or more they suggest that you call ahead of time so that they can see
when is the best time for your group to come, just remember only 28 players at a time.
Hours of Operation: M & Tu: Closed; W - Th: 4:30pm-7pm; Friday: 4pm-10pm; Sat: 11am10pm; Sun: 12pm-7pm
Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Rd. Bridgewater NJ
Tel: (732) 627-0006
Laser Zone is a 21st century version of capture the flag.
Three teams compete for points in this intense game, you
and your team will run around in a black light lit arena with
fog. When you are playing your best bet it to aim for the
bases or the chest areas because they are worth the most
points and when playing it is always good to go for the
places with the most amount of points instead of trying to
be clever and aiming for harder places. To get rid of an
opponent shoot at them until their vest stops blinking, they
will become deactivated. Aiming at bases and teaming up
will help you a great deal, bases take some effort to shoot but when deactivated massive
amounts of points come your way. When you team up two lasers are better than one, with
two people it is easier to get more opponents. Moving in a counterclockwise motion will help
you to hit more targets, if you are right handed its easier to hit someone on the right instead
of the left, Right? When you get into Laser Zone use teamwork and make sure your team
comes up on top.
Admission: $6/adult/mission
Hours of Operation: Mon- Thurs: 4pm- 9pm; Fri: 4pm- 11pm; Sat: 10am- Midnight; Sun:
10am- 10pm
Gold Coast Arena
1215 Wyckoff Rd. Farmingdale NJ
Tel: (732) 919-7070
Gold Coast Laser Tag is perfect for all ages 7 and up. It’s a
fast paced game filled with loud music and flashing lights,
all placed in a maze for even more fun! Players whether on
teams or individually use their lasers to attack their
opponents. Setting off an opponent’s sensor allows the team
or players to score as many points as they can. Scoring the
most amount of points is key, because without that factor
you cannot win the game. Gold Coast Laser Tag also caters
to parties and large groups, call ahead to make reservations
and for more information from the experts at Laser Tag themselves. *Call For Hours*
Laser One
205 Rt 23 North, Wantage NJ
Tel: (973) 702-0500
Laser One is a great place to spend an evening or an
afternoon. They have an advanced system that caters to
only laser tag players, none of this laser tag is an extra thing
at some place. Their arena is multileveled with tons and tons
of ramps, towers, corners, obstacles, special effects, and an
amazing sound system. Black lights and fog generators
make your experience at Laser One and unforgettable one. With laser jackets that have
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lights and vibrators so that you are aware when you are hit by an opponent, you will never
be in the dark you will know where you opponents are and when you get hit. Your laser
phaser has a LED screen that tells you your personal score and the score of your team, it
also tells you your rank, how much ammo you have, and how long you have left in the
game. Everyone loves a good time at Laser One.
Hours of Operation: Mon- Wed: 4:30pm- 10pm; Thurs: 4:30- 11pm [Unlimited Laser Tag
Night]; Fri: 4:30pm- Midnight; Sat: 11pm- Midnight; Sun: 11pm- 10pm
The Funplex
182 Rt 10 W, East Hanover NJ
Tel: (973) 428-1166
The Funplex at East Hanover is one of two Funplex facilities in New Jersey. They have a
unique game system where all of the players play on two
different teams and play until the time is up for everyone.
You get your phazer and an electro vest and enter into the
futuristic space maze lit up by colorful space-like lights. You
and your team must zap the opposing team’s home base
and anyone from the other team that gets in your way. Oh
No! You were hit it’s no big deal because its just five
seconds until you are back into the game and ready for
some revenge on the other team. Once the game is over all
of the players are notified and their personal scores and
team scores are on their arm band. Every time you play try to beat your score so that you
can become a pro at laser tag!!! *Call For Hours*
Admission: $7/adult/battle
Solar Eclipse
1595 Reed Rd. Pennington NJ
Tel: (609) 737-0127
At the moment that you walk into that 4,500 square foot
building with two floors you get a rush of excitement. Who’s
ready to play some laser tag? With flashing lights, music,
and colored fog you can play an amazing game of laser tag
in this professional styled laser tag arena. With the ability to
play 40 people at a time in a 15 minute game it makes a
laser tag experience like no other. No one needs
reservations, they love walk INS! While wearing a special
vest with sensors on it you run around aiming your laser gun
at opponents trying to get the highest score and be a top ranked scorer for your game.
Players will be briefed before going into the arena so there is no need to know how to play
laser tag before you get there. *Call For Hours*
Admission: $9/adult
Space Odyssey
491 South Dean Rd. Englewood NJ
Tel: (877) SPACE40
Space Odyssey is one of two membership only laser tag arenas in New Jersey. They pride
themselves on family participation and including children and parents to play games with
each other to grow stronger bonds. Space Odyssey offers two types of laser tag. They offer a
regular laser tag game which they recommend is played by children 7 and up. Space
Odyssey also have paint less paintball games, they have incorporated the game of paintball
into a less messy environment with glow in the dark obstacles in a 3,000 sq ft arena. The
facility also has three different types of lounge areas, cosmic bowling, a “night club” area,
and an arcade. Space Odyssey is a safe environment that families can bring their children to
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so they can have a good time.
*Call for Membership Prices*
Space Port
301 Main Street, Paterson NJ
Tel: (888) 81-SPACE
Space Port is one of two membership only laser tag arenas
in New Jersey. They were opened after Space Odyssey due
to the vast amount of interest in the laser tag arena. Space
Port is the same exact thing as Space Odyssey they offer
the two types of laser tag. The facility also has all of the
same attractions as Space Odyssey; they made it just like a
chain business. They offer a regular laser tag game which
they recommend is played by children 7 and up. Space
Odyssey also have paint less paintball games, they have
incorporated the game of paintball into a less messy
environment with glow in the dark obstacles in arena. The facility also has three different
types of lounge areas, cosmic bowling, a “night club” area, and an arcade. Space Odyssey is
a safe environment that families can bring their children to so they can have a good time.
*Call for Membership Prices*
B Bonds GrandSlam
910 Oak Tree Ave, South Plainfield NJ
Tel: (908)756-4446
B Bonds GrandSlam is proud to introduce the Laser Ball
Generation, paint less paintball gun. Instead of using
paintballs they use lasers, the game becomes best of both
worlds with the mix of paintball and laser tag. Codenamed
Eagle Eye System B Bonds GrandSlam offers the option to
customize your own game or to use the pre- defined games
that are available. The system that’s on the gun keeps track
of ammunition, game time, and your health level; you can
customize these options to fit your needs and skill level.
With the addition of a radio wave system when someone
gets hit everyone within a mile radius knows that someone was hit and who hit them. This
way there is no way to cheat and say that you weren’t hit. This game is great for adults who
rather not get their hands dirty but enjoy the thrill of paintball mixed with laser tag.
Hours of Operation: Mon- Fri: 11am- 10pm Sat- Sun: 9am- 10pm
Fun Station USA
3555 Victory Blvd, Staten Island NY
Tel: (718) 370-0077
Fun Station USA is not in New Jersey but is in nearby Staten
Island New York. They are a family based indoor amusement
park that is open 365 days a year. Their facility includes an
arcade, amusement rides, a batting cage, virtual reality
simulator, and laser tag. They cater to birthday parties and
any other types of events. Fun Station USA will cater to all events.
Hours of Operation: Mon- Thurs: 10am- 11pm; Fri- Sat: 10am- Midnight; Sun: 10am- 10pm
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Spirit of Cape May Dinner Cruise
Miss Chris Marina, 2nd Ave. & Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (800) 786-5445 or (609) 884-5445
Scheduled Dinner Cruises from Memorial Day to Labor Day only
Have a cocktail, enjoy dinner, sight dolphins and a beautiful sunset over Delaware Bay. The
best new thing to do in Cape May. We have the most to offer in Southern New Jersey. We
offer the finest food available a float, the largest and cleanest vessel, and a family oriented
atmosphere. The Spirit of Cape May Dinner Cruise is perfect for any celebration from a first
date to an 80th Birthday Party. Every evening at
6:30pm from Mid-May to Mid-September set sail for
the top Rated and Most Beautiful Trip in Southern
New Jersey. Must reserve in advance of the trip by
4PM.
What: Dinner cruise and Whale watch. Select from
Flounder Francaisé, Shrimp Scampi, Seafood
Combo, Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti w. Meatballs or Sausage, Linguine w. Red or White
Clam Sauce, or Fettuciné Alfredo.
When: The 6:30 2 Hour Dolphin Watch/ Sunset Cruise /Optional dinner cruise runs from
Memorial Day to Labor Day only.
Please Note : They also offer 2 exciting Whale watching trips daily from March through
December. 10AM - 2 Hour Dolphin Watch and 1PM - 3 Hour Whale and Dolphin Watch. (No
lunch or dinner is served). See more information about their Whale watching trips.
Festiva Charters
Sails from several NJ and NY Marinas down the Hudson River
Tel: (973) 626-1846 or (732) 910-1610
Dinner Cruises by Charter only
Looking for a unique location for that special party or event and want it to be remembered
for years? Step aboard Festiva, New York’s premiere mid-sized
motor yacht, and make this year’s corporate or private event
the most memorable ever! Experience breathtaking views of
the spectacular New York City skyline, while dining on an
exclusive menu created by Chef Linda Tintle, a French
Culinary Institute-trained private chef. Dance under the stars
on New York’s largest floating dance floor. Or simply relax and
enjoy the view on the wrap-around deck seating. Festiva is
the perfect location for parties of 40-100 people comfortably
(certified for 149 passengers). It features two decks, removable top deck canopy, dance
floor, experienced DJ, sound and light system, karaoke, two bars, buffet dining, day and
night cruises, and friendly staff. Festiva is the perfect location for parties of 40-100 people
comfortably (certified for 149 passengers). Call Festiva at 973-626-1846 or 732-910-1610 to
hear about our favorable rates or arrange a tour. Proposals based on estimated guest count,
length of cruise, bar package will be emailed immediately along with menu options. Package
pricing available.
What: Dinner cruise charters for any type of event. Yacht Charters for any type of
event. Many packages to choose from.
favorable rates or arrange a tour.
When: Sails year round by appointment.
River Lady
1 Robbins Parkway, Toms River, NJ
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Tel: (732) 349-8664
Mid-day magic aboard the River Lady brings forth the tranquility of the sea air with a midday meal guaranteed to make your day memorable. During this cruise your Captain will
present a historical commentary and a delectable lunch will be served. As time passes you
will see some of the most beautiful sights in the area. As the cruise comes to an end you will
have experienced the delightful ambiance of good old fashioned dining aboard an authentic
paddleboat. Scheduled Dinner Cruises from May through September.
What: Beautiful Lunch and Dinner Cruises. The River Lady splendidly captures the ambience
of a 19th century Mississippi Paddleboat. The interior design of the lower deck is of the
Victorian style The deck is completely enclosed and is climate controlled for year round
comfort.
When: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - and some Wednesdays.
Cornucopia Dinner Cruise
Harbor Side at the foot of Smith St. in the Ferry Slip, Perth Ambo, NJ
Tel: (732) 697-9500
What: Scheduled Dinner Cruises sailing year round. Intimate
romantic Dinner Cruises. All dinner and Brunch cruises have
either a live band or a D.J. The lunch and brunch cruises have a
D.J. Dining, dancing and sailing aboard the Cornucopia Princess
and The Cornucopia Destiny make any evening out a special
affair. Cruises are approximately 4- 41/2 hours.
When:
Thursday - Boards at 6:30 PM - Sails at 7:00 PM - Returns 11:00
PM - $64.95
Friday - Boards at 7:00 PM - Sails at 7:30 PM - Returns 11:30 PM - $64.95
Saturday - Boards at 7:00 PM - Sails at 7:30 PM - Returns 11:30 PM - $74.95
Sunday - Boards at 5:00 PM - Sails at 5:30 PM - Returns 9:30 PM - $64.95
Atlantic Highlands Princess
Atlantc Highlands NJ
Tel: (732) 291-4141
Welcome aboard the Atlantic Highlands Princess Monmouth counties premier cruise boat.
We have introduced the most unique trend in party planning. Together with nature’s beauty,
magnificent sunsets and beautiful breezes, your special event
will surpass any affair, be it an elegant dinner party or alight
and fun brunch on the river. Once you step aboard our beautiful
yacht you are sure to experience superior service, impeccable
cuisine, and a serene ambiance of the Navesink and
Schrewsbury rivers unmatched by any other facility. Dinner
Cruises by Charter only
What: The Atlantic Highlands Princess is an elegant 66-foot victorian styled dinner cruise
riverboat. The Atlantic Highlands Princess provides guests with two fully enclosed decks. The
main salon and second deck of the Atlantic Highlands Princess can accommodate a dinner
cruise for up to 140 passengers. Full service bar with large picture windows that offer guests
a full view of the breathtaking scenery that passes by as you cruise along the the Navesink
and Shrewsbury Rivers.
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SeaStreak - Sightseeing Cruises
Highlands, NJ
Tel: (800) BOATRIDE (262-8743)
SeaStreak LLC offers fast passenger ferry service from points in
Monmouth County, New Jersey to Manhattan. In addition to ferry
service SeaStreak offers many special events year round. For
sightseeing, you can simply sail over to New York City or you can stay
on the boat and take a 2 hour sightseeing cruise and see the sights of
the Sandy Hook Bay and the Lower Manhattan Harbor. All SeaStreak vessels offer indoor and
outdoor seating, a full service cash bar, restrooms and complimentary parking at our NJ
locations. Guests are welcome to bring their own food onboard.
Sightseeing Cruises by Charter only - Festiva Charters
Hudson River (Sails from several NJ and NY Marinas)
Tel: (973) 626-1846 | (732) 910-1610
Charter a Yacht for a sight-seeing cruise. Looking for a unique
location for that special party or event and want it to be remembered
for years? Step aboard Festiva, New York’s premiere mid-sized motor
yacht, and make this year’s corporate or private event the most
memorable ever! Charter a sight-seeing Cruise today and experience breathtaking views of
the spectacular New York City skyline. Dance under the stars on New York’s largest floating
dance floor. Or simply relax and enjoy the view on the wrap-around deck seating.
Atlantic City Cruises
800 N. New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
Tel: (609) 347-7600
Take a Morning Skyline cruise! An amazingly refreshing way to start
your day is on the narrated morning cruise along the ocean front
skyline of Atlantic City. The tour is one hour long. Cruises depart
daily June 23rd - September 5th at 10:30 AM. If your looking for a
relaxing sightseeing cruise in NJ, this is a very good choice! Atlantic city Cruises also offers 3
other fantastic daily cruises:
• Marine Mammal Adventure Sails Daily May 29- Sept 19
• Happy Hour Cocktail cruise Sails Wed- Sat June 26 - September 8 at 6 PM
• Harbor tour Sails Daily May 29- September 19 at 4 PM
Zephyr Harbor Seaport Liberty Cruises from Circle Line
Downtown
Sails from South Street Seaport - Pier 16, NY
Tel: (866) 977-6998 | (212) 809-0808
1 hour cruise of NY and NJ from the Hudson River. There's one New
York harbor sightseeing cruise that offers something no others can:
luxury. Its name...ZEPHYR Seaport Liberty Cruise. Climb aboard this
one-of-a-kind yacht for a one-hour cruise and the opportunity to view New York City from the
comfort of multiple climate-controlled decks. Surrounded by spectacular sights outside and
elegant amenities inside, you will glide past many of New York's most legendary landmarks,
including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the
Brooklyn Bridge. From start to finish, ZEPHYR provides a unique fun-filled experience. Yearround service, except for Christmas Day. Snack bar.
Barnegat Bay Sailing Charters
100 Harbor Inn Road, Bayville, NJ (Cedar Creek Marina)
Tel: (732) 269-1351
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Experience the beauty of Barnegat Bay under sail. Relax and enjoy a carefree cruise aboard
the thirty foot sailing vessel Margarita.
Sailing Schedule
Rates
2 1/2 Hour Cruise: Departs 10 am or 2
pm
Adult
$50
1/2 Day Cruise (4 Hours): Departs 10
am or 3 pm
Adult
$75
Sunset Cruise: Departs 1 Hour Before
Sunset
Adult
$50
Snacks and beverages provided. $5 off per person for all cruises Monday – Thursday
Cape May Whale Watcher
Miss Chris Marina, 2nd Ave. & Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (800) 786-5445 or (609) 884-5445
Runs March to December. Climb aboard the 100-ft boat Cape May
Whale Watcher to view humpback and fin back whales, sea birds,
dolphins, sea and the beautiful Cape May peninsula. Dinner and
lighthouse cruises are also available. Cruise times are as follows:
• 10am 2-hour Dolphin Watch
• 1pm 3-hour Whale and Dolphin Watch
• 6:30pm 2-hour Dolphin Watch as well as optional Dinner Cruise*
* Please Note: The 6:30pm 2-hour Dolphin Watch/ Sunset Cruise with optional dinner
cruise runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Schooner AJ Meerwald
2800 High Street Bivalve, Port Norris, NJ
Tel: (856) 785-2060
The A.J. MEERWALD sails April through October from many ports throughout the New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware tri-state area. They offer many different types of public sails and
private charters. The cost for public sails is $15 for children (12 years and under) and $30
for adults for the morning and afternoon sails. For evening sails the cost is $35 for all
passengers. See their upcoming Public schedule.
Other NJ Cruises:
River Belle
47 Broadway, Point Pleasant, NJ
Tel: (732) 892-3377
This 80-foot replica of a Mississippi River paddle-wheeler cruises the picturesque intracoastal
waterway up the Manasquan River and Barnegat Bay daily. Luncheon and dinner cruises,
twilight cruises and starlight excursions with DJ and dancing depart several times during the
week.
Duke of Fluke
Higbee Ave. at the Bay Somers Pt, NJ
Tel: (609)-926-2280 | (609)-822-2272
Don't feel like fishing? Duke of Fluke offers many other activities while in the Ocean City
area including Eco-Tours, Family day trips and more! The Eco-tour is a weekly narrated
nature tour.
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Atlantis
Bogan’s Brielle Basin, 800 Ashley Ave., Brielle, NJ
Tel: (908) 528-6620
The Atlantis, a 110-foot passenger vessel, departs every Sat and Sun from mid-May through
September. Take a five-hour whale - and bird-watching cruise where you can see Finback,
Humpback, and Meinke whales. Enjoy the comfort of a heated cabin, heated handrails and a
full snack bar.
Black Whale Cruises
100 N West Ave., Beach Haven, NJ
Tel: (609) 492-0333
A scenic one-hour back bay cruise during the early evening, Mon.through Fri. Experience the
beauty of the coast and the excitement of Atlantic City, all in one day! Passengers are
treated to a 90-minute ride to Trump Castle in Atlantic City where they can spend five hours
in this famous resort before returning. Live entertainment, cash bar and snack bar are all
available on board ship.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
1200 Lincoln Blvd, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 886-9699
Sails from the Terminal Building in Cape May. This popular auto/passenger ferry offers daily
and evening cruises to Lewes, Delaware, on the beautiful Delaware Bay, Food and
beverages are sold on board. Ask about the summer passenger incentive program, "A Fare
to Remember."
Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center
1286 Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ
Tel: (609) 898-0055
A ride on this 75-foot double-hulled whale watcher is a unique adventure. The cruise
features lectured tours by naturalists who identify whale, dolphin and water-bird sightings
along with a picturesque view of historic Cape May. Daily departures Apr. through Nov. The
boat is complete with both a cash and snack bar.
Big Flamingo
6006 Park Blvd. and Cardinal Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ
Tel: (609) 522-3934
Sails from 6006 Park Blvd. and Cardinal Rd. in Wildwood Crest. Enjoy dolphin- and whalewatching trips along the beautiful southern New Jersey Shore.
CRUISIN-1
Sails from 42nd St. & the Bay, Sea Isle City, NJ
Tel: (800) CRUISN-1
Dolphin and mammal sightseeing cruises depart daily from this lovely seaside town.
Morning, sunset,dinner and moonlight dance cruises are also available.
North Star and Evening Star
Sails from 9th St. & Palen St., Ocean City NJ (Near Somers Point Bridge)
Tel: (609) 399-7588
Marine mammal environmental tours are given with a full commentary by a science
naturalist. Cruise the back bays, inlets and ocean by Atlantic City, Somers Point and Ocean
City. Fishing excursions are also available.
Sandy Hook Lady
Sails from the Liberty Landing Marina at the Atlantic Highlands Harbor (off Rte. 36), Atlantic
Highlands, NJ
Tel: (908) 291-4354
The Shrewsbury and the Navesink Rivers are the cruising grounds for this 85-foot paddle-
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wheeler. Narrated lunch cruises, dinner cruises, theme nights, sightseeing, moonlit cruises
and Sunday brunches are all enhanced by a Victorian-style bar and restaurant. Brunch
cruises for only $34.50. Reservations a must.
Yankee Schooner
102 Sunset Blvd., Cape May/Wildwood Crest, NJ
Tel: (609) 884-1919
Sails from the Ocean Highway Docks This 80-foot-tall ship cruises along the Jersey shore;
dolphin sightings, historical narrative; refreshments and soft drinks included.
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