School is finally out, the warm weather is finally here, and it’s finally time to start making our summertime plans. If your summer adventures include a trip to New Jersey, consider yourself lucky – this small U.S. state is big on beaches, sights, and attractions. In fact, there’s so much to see and do in New Jersey throughout the summer, and it can be challenging to create your short list of “must-do” activities. We can help. Here are the top five summer activities (in no particular order) to do in New Jersey this season.
1. Cape May
If you’re traveling with both beach and history lovers in your group, Cape May is the place to be. As one of the country’s oldest seaside resorts, Cape May not only offers long beachfront stretches on the Atlantic Ocean, but it also touts its own National Historic District. Visitors can soak in the sun as well view almost 600 well-preserved historic Victorian buildings. Worried you may tire of surf, sand, and history lessons? Cape May offers a slew of other attractions such as the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and a local Nature Center. There are also countless restaurants, shops, and seasonal special events to ensure Cape May is the perfect summer hotspot for people of virtually all ages and interests.
2. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
No trip to the Jersey Shore is complete without a visit to one of its many famous boardwalks. Jenkinson’s has earned its reputation as the most family-friendly boardwalk in the entire state. Here, you’ll find attractions and activities for everyone. Games, mini-golf, and thrill rides are just some of the many ways you can spend your time here. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is also home to an aquarium where you and your group can experience a wide range of animals from both the land and the sea. No matter what you’re looking to do, you’ll easily find a way to reach your fun quota at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk.
3. Unionville Vineyards
Seeking some adventure with your companions who are 21 and older? Visit Unionville Vineyards. Located in Hunterdon County, showcases some of the most noteworthy Rhone and Burgundy grape varieties bottled in the region. Plan a picnic, stroll through 6 renowned vineyards, or plan a tasting during your visit. Unionville is the perfect place to sip some fantastic wines, relax, and enjoy a little quality adult time.
4. Jersey Shore Pirates
Jersey Shore Pirates in Brick, NH offers a fun, unique, and interactive pirate experience unlike anything else found in the region. Board the Sea Gypsy for a thrilling pirate adventure that begins with face painting and dressing up like a real pirate. Once onboard, kids and adults will embark upon an exciting treasure hunt, firing water cannons, engaging in battle, and sipping grog along the way to a sunken reward!
5. IPlay America
Summer in New Jersey doesn’t always mean sunshine and blue skies. If you find yourself faced with a cooler or rainy day, take the adventure inside at iPlay America. This award-winning indoor amusement park offers video and skill games, thrill rides, Go Karts, a 4D theater, and laser tag all under one roof. Restaurants, a candy store, live concerts, and the largest indoor high-ropes course in New Jersey are just some of iPlay’s many amenities. There’s even rides for younger children for a family-friendly outing everyone will love.
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