Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:41 pm
Spring break doesn’t mean you have to travel to Florida or Mexico for a good time! New Jersey has a plethora of activities to satisfy a spring breaker of any age.Check out these eight great spring break options in New Jersey.
Six Flags Great Adventure | Jackson, NJ
For the daredevil and thrill seeker in all of us, Six Flags Great Adventure offers everything from Dare Devil Dive to the record setting Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. Looking for something a little less heart stopping? Visit the animals at the Safari Adventure. And don’t forget to check out all of the events coming to the Plymouth Rock Assurance Arena this season. Jason Derulo kicks off the year on April 20.
Delaware River Tubing | Frenchtown, NJ
If the weather is right, take a relaxing ride down the Delaware River. Take a three- to four-hour jaunt in a tube, raft, canoe, or kayak, and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drift down the river. If tubing is for you, try the StayTogether Strap, which connects your tube with all of your friends! Every rental includes a BBQ meal at the Famous River Hot Dog Man.
Sahara Sam’s | West Berlin, NJ
Rain or shine— over to Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park for summer fun all year long. Ride a 350-foot body slide or try your hand at the FlowRIDER surfing simulator. Take a break and wind down on the park’s lazy river. Stay for a while! Sahara Sam’s offers Stay and Play Packages with participating hotel partners.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not | Atlantic City, NJ
Prepare to be amazed! Home to hundreds of unbelievable exhibits, Ripley’s is a great way to spend a few hours with friends. Coming with a group? Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more. Afterwards, head over to P.F. Chang’s in the Tropicana for lunch, or skip straight to dessert at IT’SUGAR at The Pier Shops at Caesars.
Historic Smithville | Smithville, NJ
A short trip outside of Atlantic City lives the Historic Smithville and Village Greene, home to over 40 shops and delicious restaurants. Spend the night at the Colonial Inn and enjoy everything this quaint town has to offer. Looking for some pampering? Take a drive down the road to the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa for a luxurious massage or facial.
Whale and Dolphin Watching | Cape May, NJ
How many opportunities do you have to see a whale or dolphin up close and personal…and so close to home? Join Captain Jeff and his crew on a three-hour trip along the Delaware Bay, where you will likely catch a glimpse of one of these beautiful creatures. The trip is narrated by the Captain himself, who will highlight local history as well as marine life you see along the way.
Grounds for Sculpture | Hamilton, NJ
Established in 1992, the Grounds for Sculpture boasts a 42-acre park featuring sculptures by well-known and emerging artists. After enjoying the exhibits, stop for a meal at Rat’s Restaurant famed by Executive Chef Kevin Sbraga, victor on season seven of Bravo’s hit show Top Chef.
Liberty State Park | Jersey City, NJ
Up for a little adventure? Take a two-hour kayak tour around the Hudson River Estuary. The trip includes paddle instructions— experience necessary! Prefer to stay on land? Bicycles can be rented on an hourly or daily basis and guided Segway tours are also available. Hop on the ferry and visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or head over to the Liberty Science Center for some educational fun. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the backdrop of the New York skyline.
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