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 playing with real construction equipment 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. 

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Here are 50 spring break ideas around New Jersey: 

North Jersey

via High Point State Park

Visit High Point Monument for spectacular views of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains
High Point State Park
1480 Route 23, Sussex, NJ 07461
(973) 875-4800

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

Swim in a biosphere pool, play golf, or go horseback riding at Crystal Springs Resort
Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419
(866) 348-095

Scale rock walls at a rock climbing gym
New Jersey Rock Gym
373 US-46, Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 439-9860

Tour an underground mine and learn about fluorescence at The Sterling Hill Mining Museum
The Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant St., Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
(973) 209-7212

Walk in the footsteps of George Washington & Alexander Hamilton in historic Morris County
Morris County
6 Court St., Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 631-5151

Check out new exhibits and go to art camp at Montclair Art Museum
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-5555

Get up-close and personal with the animals at Turtle Back Zoo
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 731-5800

Cruise down the Delaware River
Delaware River Tubing
778 Frenchtown Rd., Milford, NJ 08848
(908) 996-5386

via Liberty Science Center

Visit the current exhibits at Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 200-1000

Try a Treescape ropes course or ride a 51-trail bike park at Mountain Creek Resort
Mountain Creek
200 Route 94, Vernon, New Jersey 07462
(973) 827-2000

Chase the Easter bunny at Terhune Orchards
Terhune Orchards
300 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Play billiards and pinball machines at Rack N Roll
Rack N Roll Family Entertainment Center
212 Washington Place, Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 365-0020

Visit the Tenafly Nature Center or one of NJMOM’s Best Garden & Nature Centers
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 568-6093

Dig up fossils and meet your favorite dinosaurs at Field Station Dinosaurs
Field Station Dinosaurs
40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, NJ 07605
(855) 999-9010

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

Ferry over to the Statue of Liberty departing from Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Central Jersey

via Highland Airs Alpaca Ranch

Meet loving, cuddly alpacas at an alpaca farm and check out NJMOM’s Best Alpaca Farms Guide
Edel Haus Farm
2660 Allaire Rd., Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 890-1024

Enjoy indoor rides, boardwalk games, and one of NJ’s largest arcades at iPlay America
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Freehold, NJ
(732) 577-8200

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

Ride roller coasters and other thrill-seeking rides at Casino Pier
Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
(732) 793-6488

Show your kids the beauty of antique shopping at Historic Burlington Antiques & Art Emporium
Historic Burlington Antiques
424 High St., Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 747-8333

Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Monster Mini Golf
Monster Mini Golf
749 Hope Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 544-2200

Play classic games like Pac Man at YESTERcades
80 Broad St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 383-7873
*locations also in Somerville and Westfield*

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

Enjoy a family home run watching a Minor League baseball game
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 901-7000

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

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

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
(848) 932-7243

Get lost in over 100,000 works of art
Princeton University Museum of Art
Elm Dr., Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-3788

Explore a Revolutionary War farmhouse near one of the largest battle sights in history
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 462-9616

Step back in time and witness farm life from over 250 years ago
Howell Living History Farm
70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530
(609) 737-3299

Make your own chocolate with The Chocolate Belles
The Chocolate Belles
249 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, NJ 08723
(732) 920-2266

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

Reach new heights on sky-high coasters
Six Flags Great Adventures
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 928-2000

South Jersey

Operate real construction equipment at Diggerland
100 Pinedge Ct., West Berlin, NJ 08091
(856) 768-1110

Spend time at America’s oldest seaside resort
Congress Hall
200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-8421

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

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
(856) 234-7300

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

Celebrate the beauty of imagination at Garden State Discovery Museum
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd. Suite 100, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 424-1233

Explore underwater life at Adventure Aquarium
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103
(844) 474-3474

Head to a Victorian-style amusement park
Fantasy Island Amusement Park
320 Seventh St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008
(609) 492-4000

Rides and games and food, oh my
Keansburg Amusement Park
275 Beachway Ave., Keansburg, NJ 07734
(732) 495-1400

Check out the spring migration of whales, dolphins, and birds
Cape May Whale Catcher
1218 Wilson Drive Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-5445

Soar into space at New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium
New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium
205 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 292-6300

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

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

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

Walk through the pages of classic stories at a 20-acre family amusement park
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 646-0103

Psst! We love sharing your adventures around New Jersey. Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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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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