NJ Guided Tours


Our beautiful state is filled with history, amazing scenery and delicious food, all waiting for you to explore. One way to take in what New Jersey has to offer is by partaking in one of the Guided Tours available. We have found a few tours for your family to enjoy and we would love to see your pictures or hear about your experiences. Be sure to tag #NJMOM on social media for the chance for your little cuties to be featured in our weekly photo roundup.

Food Tours

Cape May Food Tours
Spend three hours walking exploring the quaint town of Cape May and sample some of the delicious restaurants. There are two tours available, West Cape May Food Tour and Historic Downtown Food Tour, so you can find exactly what you are looking for. While the tour makes stops for some yum food, take in the history all around you.
Tickets must be purchased in advance
For more information, call 609-527-3131

Jersey Girls Food Tours
Centered in Jersey City and the surrounding area, JGFT is a fun way to experience tasty food for ladies, gentlemen and sometimes even children. With multiple tours to chose from, there is something for all taste buds. Tours available now are the Brunch N Booze, Best of Downtown, Hamilton Park and Jersey City Chef’s Table.
Tickets need to be purchased in advance
For more information, call 551-233-9553

Mangia Hoboken
Who doesn’t love some amazing Italian delectables? Gather a group of family and friends and spend the afternoon sampling some delicious food in Hoboken. Some of the stops on the tour include Carlo’s Bakery from Cake Boss, Lisa’s Italian Deli, Grimaldi’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Empire Coffee and Tea. The tour also stops at Frank Sinatra’s childhood home.
Tours leave from the entrance of the Hoboken PATH station, every Saturday at 2 pm
For more information, call 800-595-4849

Historic Tours

Burlington NJ Walking Tours
Take a walk around Historic Burlington with a guide and learn more about some of the historic spots in the city. With a guide that is dressed in authentic colonial attire, the whole family will have the opportunity to see places that are a part of the National Register of Historic Places. The tour will take around an hour to an 90 minutes and can be customized to your liking.
For more information, call 609-386-0200 x114 or email tour@tourburlington.org

Bergen County Historic Walking Tour
The Bergen County Historical Society has put together a fun and educational walking tour through Main Street Hackensack or New Bridge Landing. Visit multiple locations along the tours such as the 1752 Steuben House, Low Truss Swing Bridge, the 1889 Westervelt Barn and 18th century Out Kitchen. Downtown Hackensack has strong ties to the Revolutionary War and George Washington.
1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ
For more information, call 201-343-9492

New Brunswick Historic Walking Tour
Spend two hours walking through historic New Brunswick and take in the sites. Young children and adults alike can participate in the tour and take a stroll through history. Some of the stops along the tour include Christ Episcopal Church, Willow Grove Cemetery, Civil War Memorial and Dutch Reformed Church.
For more information, call 732-986-8656 or email historicwalkingtoursofnb@yahoo.com

Princeton Tour Company
Take a tour around the beautiful and historic town of Princeton with the Tour Company. They have many different ways of viewing the history of the city from walking tours to shuttles and holiday trolleys. Stop at Princeton University and the neighborhoods of Albert Einstein, JFK, Woodrow Wilson and so many more.
For more information, call 855-743-1415 or email info@princetontourcompany.com

Nature Tours

Aqua Trails
With five kayak tours to chose from, there is something for every member of the family. Climb aboard your own kayak and wade through the marshes of Cape May or enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery with the Full Moon or Sunset tours. There is also a stand up paddle board guided tour where the family can spend a little over an hour in the salt marsh on your very own paddle board.
1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
For more information, call 609-884-5600

Bay Cats
Get on the water in a kayak and spend the day on a guided tour of the marshes in picturesque Ocean City. Fun for the whole family, the views and experiences you will have will last a lifetime. The tour lasts for two hours and you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the local wildlife in their natural habitat.
316 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
For more information, email baycatsocnj@gmail.com or call 609-391-7960

Mercer County Park Tours
There are so many ways to enjoy nature with the Mercer County Park Commission and their many different guided programs. With different options to chose from, families have the opportunity to either see numerous unique aspects of nature or pick the one they will enjoy the most. Some of the guided programs available are visits to the freshwater marsh and wetlands or Saturday Morning Birding and Night Hikes.
For more information, call 609-443-8560

New Jersey Audubon Tours
Almost every day of the week, the New Jersey Audubon hosts guided nature tours. With more tours than we can list, every member of the family can experience the joys and discovery of birds in Cape May. From walking tours to kayak and paddle board tours, check out nature however you chose.
9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
For more information, call 908-204-8998 or email hq@njaudubon.org


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Karen lives in Central Jersey with her two dogs, one cat, husband and daughter Olivia. Graduating from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations, she has been writing and working in the social media field for a few years. One of her proudest moments as a writer so far has been interviewing Tim Gunn from 'Project Runway' and subsequently winning Honorable Mention in NJ for Feature Writing. When she is not busy as a mom, she enjoys reading, going to the beach and watching the Real Housewives. She is very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the NJ Mom team!