Ok, let’s admit it: Boat parties are awesome. They’re unique, they’re memorable, they’re different. Good to know: Most party boat rentals involve some type of fishing. Not all, but some. Note: If your child is interested in a boat party, it’s strongly advised to strap them into a life preserver. Most marinas have life vests for children, but it may be wise to invest in a floatation device for every child. Here are five NJ-based marinas that offer some boat-riding fun for the whole family.
My mother always likes to tell people that I could pretty much swim before I could walk. Now maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but growing up in Miami - the land of backyard pools and endless beaches – some of my first memories were sticking my toes in the warm sand or giggling with glee as I dove into my grandparents’ pool. Now that my hubby and I have made the decision to raise our family in the wintry Northeast, I realize that cold weather doesn’t stop New Jersey kids from making a splash. After all, what child doesn’t want to shed the bulky winter coat and boots and dive into the pool each week to splash, laugh and do the backstroke? Not only is learning how to swim at an early age important for safety and a great way to stay fit, it’s just plain fun! Check out our list of awesome New Jersey indoor swim schools that promote water safety as well as good times in the pool.
It is August, ladies and gents, and the heat is on. School isn’t back in session QUITE yet, so why not take advantage of the many ways you can cool down with your kids this last month of summer? Whether it’s watching a movie inside a chilly air-conditioned theater, floating down a lazy river while fishing, or visiting a sprinkler park, here’s 20 ways to cool off with kids in New Jersey in the dog days of August!
Add another item onto your Summer Day Trip list: The Delaware River. Whether it’s hiking to Sunrise Pond or floating quietly in a tube, there's a variety of activities to suit all members of your brood. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area offers fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping, and water sports. Enjoy local farms and eateries, or take in a historic landmark. Horseback riding, picnicking and bird watching are also options to make a full adventure complete!
Whether you hail from the Garden State, are visiting for the weekend or need a break from the city, this welcoming, eclectic NYC neighbor has tons to offer. Looking for culture? Spend a day in an art museum. Like the great indoors, but art makes you yawn? Try this great family games complex. And if you want nature, well, NJ is crazy with camping, mountain reservations, beaches, and zoos. So whether you fish, dig for fossils or your idea of a fun day is a Free day, we've got you covered with the best of New Jersey Day Trips. And if you're feeling very adventurous and want to try a (gasp!) weekend trip or a full-on family vacation, be sure to check out Mommy Poppins NYC Family Vacations Resort and Travel Guide. Have a nice day, NJ!
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