50 Spring Break Ideas Around New Jersey

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Spending spring break at home? FOMO fear not – New Jersey has some of the nation’s best attractions (and shoreline!), making it the perfect reason to have a spring staycation. From going on a whale watching tour and digging up giant holes to a family circus class and tubing down the Delaware River, we’ve got your exclusive guide of 50 amazing things to do this spring break in your own backyard – they’ll be sure to banish any child’s “I’m bored” syndrome!

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#NJMOM New Jersey Spring Break Ideas for Your Family

North Jersey

1. Go to the top of High Point Monument for spectacular views of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains and Wallkill River Valley
High Point State Park
1480 Route 23, Sussex, NJ 07461
For more information, please call (973) 875-4800.

2. Get outside and enjoy nature; sleepover party optional
Delaware River Family Campground
100 Rt. 46, Columbia, NJ 07832
For more information, please call (908) 475-1006 and to make a reservation, please call (800) 543-0271.

3. Swim in a biosphere pool, play a round of golf, or go horseback riding
Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419
For more information, please call (866) 348-095

4. Take your shot at a rock wall
New Jersey Rock Gym
373 US-46, Fairfield, NJ 07004
For more information, please call (973) 439-9860.

5. Walk in the footsteps of George Washington & Alexander Hamilton, pick apples at a lush farm in a hip and historic NJ county
Morris County
6 Court St., Morristown, NJ 07960
For more information, please call (973) 631-5151.

6. Check out a new Spring exhibit about an American artist
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
For more information, please call (973) 746-5555

7. Get up-close and personal with animals
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052
For more information, please call (973) 731-5800.

8. Cruise down the Delaware River
Delaware River Tubing
778 Frenchtown Rd., Milford, NJ 08848
For more information, please call (908) 996-5386. 

9. Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305
For more information, please call (201) 200-1000.

10. Try a TreEscape adventure ropes course or ride a 51-trail bike park
Mountain Creek
200 Route 94, Vernon, New Jersey 07462
For more information, please call (973) 827-2000.

11. Chase the bunny at this annual spring farm festival
Terhune Orchards
300 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

12. Visit a “New World” zoo with rare wildlife from North and South America
Bergen County Zoo
216 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652
For more information, please call (201) 336-7275.

13. Play billiards and pinball machines
Rack N Roll Family Entertainment Center
212 Washington Place, Passaic, NJ 07055
For more information, please call (973) 365-0020.

14. Celebrate Earth Day in advance
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670
For more information, please call (201) 568-6093.

15. Enjoy springtime fun at an Easter and Springtime Family Festival
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
For more information, please call (908) 879-7189.

16. Get close to nature at a historic woodlands garden
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078
For more information, please call (973) 376-3587.

17. Dig up your favorite dinosaurs
Field Station Dinosaurs
40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, NJ 07605
For more information, please call (855) 999-9010.

18. Fly through two centuries of NJ aviation and space heritage
Aviation Hall of Fame
400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro, NJ 07608
For more information, please call (201) 288-6344.

19. Ferry over to the Statue of Liberty departing from Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
For more information, please email CustomerCare@StatueOfLibertyTickets.com

Central Jersey

20. Enjoy indoor rides, boardwalk games, and one of NJ’s largest arcades
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Freehold, NJ
For more information, please call (732) 577-8200.

21. Shiver me timbers! Sail the high seas with Jersey Shore’s best pirate crew
Jersey Shore Pirates
281 Princeton Ave., Brick, NJ 08724
For more information, please call (732) 899-6100.

22. Show your kids the beauty of antique shopping
Historic Burlington Antiques
424 High St., Burlington, NJ 08016
For more information, please call (609) 747-8333.

23. Take a family class in circus arts
New Jersey Circus Center
165 Amboy Rd. Suite 701, Morganville, NJ 07751
For more information, please call (732) 705-3244.

24. Ride roller coasters and other thrill-seeking rides
Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
For more information, please call (732) 793-6488.

25. Enjoy a family home run watching a Minor League Baseball game
BlueClaws
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701
For more information, please call (732) 901-7000.

26. Get a belly laugh with your family
Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
518 Arnold Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
For more information, please call (732) 899-3900.

27. Climb to the top of a 160-year old lighthouse in Barnegat Light
Barnegat Lighthouse
208 Broadway, Barnegat, NJ 08006

28. Identify minerals and learn about the natural history of New Jersey
Rutgers Geology Museum
Geology Hall, 2nd Floor, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
For more information, please call (848) 932-7243.

29. Get lost in over 100,000 works of art spanning the world of art from antiquity to the present
Princeton University Museum of Art
Elm Dr., Princeton, NJ 08544
For more information, please call (609) 258-3788.

30. Explore a Revolutionary War farmhouse near where one of the largest battles in history ever took place
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
For more information, please call (732) 462-9616.

31. Step back into time and witness farm life from over 250 years ago
Howell Living History Farm
70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530
For more information, please call (609) 737-3299. 

32. Make your own chocolate
The Chocolate Belles
249 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, NJ 08723
For more information, please call (732) 920-2266.

33. Experience a day in the life of rural 1890s Monmouth County
Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733
For more information, please call (732) 946-3758.

34. Enjoy Spring Break by reaching new heights
Six Flags Great Adventures
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
For more information, please call (732) 928-2000.

South Jersey

35. Get soaked in Southern Jersey
Sahara Sam’s Oasis
535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091
For more information, please call (856)767-7580.

36. Spend time at America’s oldest seaside resort
Congress Hall
200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
For more information, please call (609) 884-8421.

37. Go for classic boardwalk fun and games
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and Aquarium
Parkway & Boardwalk 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
For more information, please call (732) 899-1212.

38. Splash around in pools and ride down slides at NJ’s largest indoor water park
CoCo Key Water Resort
915 Route 73, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
For more information, please call (856) 234-7300.

39. Languish in a by-gone era at this Victorian Hotel
The Grand Hotel
1045 Beach Ave., Cape May New Jersey 08204
For more information, please call (609) 884-5611.

40. Dig up some big holes – with real construction equipment
Diggerland
100 Pinedge Ct., West Berlin, NJ 08091
For more information, please calls (856) 768-1110. 

41. Get hands-on fun at a museum celebrating imagination
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd. Suite 100, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
For more information, please call (856) 424-1233.

42. Explore underwater life
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103
For more information, please call (844) 474-3474.

43. Head to a Victorian-style amusement park
Fantasy Island Amusement Park
320 Seventh St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008
For more information, please call (609) 492-4000.

44. Rides and games and food, oh my
Keansburg Amusement Park
275 Beachway Ave., Keansburg, NJ 07734
For more information, please call (732) 495-1400.

45. Check out the spring migration of whales, dolphins, and birds
Cape May Whale Catcher
1218 Wilson Drive Cape May, NJ 08204
For more information, please call (609) 884-5445.

46. Soar into space
New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium
205 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08608
For more information, please call (609) 292-6300.

47. Hit the trails and see wildlife habitats at a historical state park
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, NJ 08560
For more information, please call (609) 737-0623.

48. Visit a zoo sanctuary for rescued abandoned and injured animals
Popcorn Park Zoo
1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731
For more information, call (609) 693-1900.

49. Discover the natural world, a four seasons butterfly house, and storybook-themed gardens
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103
For more information, please call (856) 365-8733.

50. Walk (and ride) through the pages of children’s classic stories at a 20-acre family amusement park
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
For more information, please call (609) 646-0103.

About Author

Kristen is a writer coming out of northern New Jersey who loves seeing the NYC skyline everyday. She is a senior at Felician University and can't wait to graduate and become a journalist. One of her favorite New Jersey staples is Surf Taco, which she always gets when she goes down the shore. If you can't find Kristen on the beach, you can most likely find her in a bowling alley, with her favorite being Lodi Lanes.

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