Cape May County is hard to beat when it comes to family fun! During the summer months, a trip to New Jersey's southern most county is sure to be a hit for both teens and toddlers alike. Cape May County boasts fabulous beaches as well as family friendly, unique attractions. Check out our list of can't miss hot spots that are sure to please the entire family. For even more to do in our southern beach towns, check out our small town posts on Cape May and Stone Harbor.
The next stop in our Great Small Town series is Red Bank. With an eclectic mix of small town charm and arts & entertainment mecca, Red Bank is the perfect destination for a New Jersey day trip. Located in Monmouth County, Red Bank is filled with restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries and parks. It’s located on the Navesink River and just five miles from the Atlantic Ocean, so it’s a short drive to several public beaches, including Sandy Hook and the Gateway National Recreation Area.
This mug is an awesome gift to make for Dad for Father's Day. All you need are some Sharpie markers, a white ceramic mug, (we got ours at the dollar store), a can of acrylic spray finish (optional) and an oven!
A brand-new theme park opens this Saturday in West Berlin, NJ but it's not like anything you've ever seen before. That's because it's the first-ever construction-themed amusement park in all of the US! Inspired by (but not affiliated with) the four Diggerland parks in the United Kingdom and located right next to popular indoor water park Sahara Sam's Oasis, Diggerland USA features a variety of rides made from real-life construction equipment. If your child is fascinated by construction sites, a trip to Diggerland is a no-brainer. But you don't need to be obsessed with bulldozers and tractors and dump trucks to have a blast at this unique theme park.
My two sons and I were recently invited to a media preview to experience what Diggerland USA has to offer families. And considering the older one is a typical hard-to-please tween, I can attest that Diggerland USA isn't just for preschoolers going through that inevitable Bob the Builder phase.
When the grass turns green and the temperatures warm up many New Jersey moms and dads grab their golf clubs and hit the links. This summer, why not get the kids in on the fun? The game of golf teaches skill, logic and honesty, and it happens to be a great way for kids to pass the time during the summer months. With some of the best golf courses in the country, New Jersey is the perfect place to introduce kids to this fantastic sport. Start them swinging by enrolling them in one of these great kids golf programs. Check out our post on the Best Miniature Golf Courses in New Jersey for more fun golf options this spring and summer.
Sure, you can go big'n'splashy for the 4th, but why not try a celebration in a small NJ town? They may not have Macy's fireworks, but the charm, the history, the food and the Americana feel may more than make up for the loss of crowds, noise and, well, crowds. Check out some of these local celebrations in Southern NJ that come complete with parades, fun runs, antique car shows…. so much more than just fireworks! And for more summer awesomeness, check out our New Jersey Kids Summer Activities Guide!
Nestled between Memorial Day and Independence Day is a salute to the stars and stripes – Flag Day. Although not a federal holiday, June 14th is an official celebration honoring our American patriotic symbol, Old Glory, and commemorated with small town parades, school essay contests, and veterans’ ceremonies. Check out these upcoming New Jersey events and for other fun this month, try our June GO List.
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