Family-Friendly Vacation Ideas in New Jersey

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School is out, summer is finally here, and it’s family vacation season! Looking for ideas of where to go? Here are some suggestions from a weekend away to a day trip, to some fun “staycation” ideas:

The Jersey Shore

The Jersey Shore boasts 130 miles of beach coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May and consists of over 40 different communities including: Long Beach Island, Atlantic City, and Seaside Heights.

Six Flags

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari is the largest theme park in the world! The amusement park section features rides such as El Diablo, a one-of-a-kind roller coaster that takes riders seven stories high through a 360 degree loop. The safari includes over 1,200 animals from six different continents on their 350-acre preserve.

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway starts at the Bayonne Bridge and extends 18.5 miles to the George Washington Bridge. From biking to boating to fishing, or something more leisurely like walking, having lunch or shopping, this walkway provides spectacular scenic views of the New York skyline.

New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, an agricultural fair with livestock competitions, food tasting competitions, a Queen of the Fair competition, demolition derby, oxen pull, carnival rides, crafts, and exhibits from local organizations, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

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