I do love a good water park, but if there’s one thing I hate more than being cold, it’s being wet and cold. Which is why I was so enamored of the Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park in the Poconos. A balmy and constant 84 degrees, no matter what the weather outside--now this is my kind of water park. And with the mere hour and a half drive from Northern NJ, this is the ultimate in family weekend trips. Mentally put on your swimsuit, and read on for my family’s "good times" at the Great Wolf Lodge.
If you thought Atlantic City was only slot machines and cocktail waitresses, think again.This South Jersey seaside city is reinventing itself as a family destination.
My kids and I took an overnight vacation to Atlantic City last spring, with winning results.The kids were excited to walk the actual streets whose names they recognized from frequent games of Monopoly.We headed over to the boardwalk, and though it was too cold to swim, there were lots of activities to keep the kids entertained.We had a great time visiting the emporium of the weird and freaky, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.We hit the famed amusement park, the Steel Pier, and had a ball on the rides and trying our luck at the arcade games.
If Thomas, Percy and James are a part of your daily conversations, take advantage of the many New Jersey train and railroad attractions. Located throughout the garden state, each location offers a different experience, but will surely put a smile on any train lovers face!
All aquariums have tropical fish, penguins and some sort of seal or sea lion, but what they don’t have are the amazing touch tanks offered at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. Nearly every exhibit has a touchable component (think sharks and jellyfish) plus they have two hippos on exhibit!
Hopefully you read our post Six Thrill-Seeking Adventures for Kids in New Jersey, especially the part about swimming with the sharks at this very aquarium. We checked out the whole aquarium (well, not the swimming with sharks bit) last month and are certainly glad we did – it is totally worth the trip. You can trust me I have been to every aquarium in the northeast with my 5 year old sea creature–obsessed son!
The Adventure Aquarium is a great day or weekend trip for us aquarium-challenged NYers and what is more – you can get there without a car.
Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? Read on for more on this great destination, what else you can do nearby and how to get there.
There is only so much time you can spend at the beach this summer... and when you are looking for a day of instant fun, just head to one of the many fun (and often FREE) kid-friendly festivals across New Jersey. Who can pass up a day helping determine the best ice cream in New Jersey? Have you ever seen a dog ride a motorcycle at the county fair? You will be amazed at the wide variety of chickens that exist in NJ at the NJ State Fair's animal exhibits, while you kids croon over the newly hatched chicks. And you never know, you may have a champion sand-castle builder in your household!
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