Teens are a notoriously difficult group to entertain, but there are plenty of attractions in the area that they'll love. Take your teens to these attractions in New Jersey that are perfect for older kids.
A safe and fun attraction for teens in New Jersey!
Power Play Gaming, located in Denville, NJ, offers awesome Video Game parties at their location. Parties are available 7 days a week. Mondays & Tuesdays are reserved for private parties. Party time is tailored to your needs, with or without food. Wednesday through Sunday we offer 2 hour parties that include everything but the cake! You can also stop by and play for an hour or two!
Power Play Gaming has Xbox 360, wii & PS3 gaming stations featuring state-of-the-art monitors and sound systems. Whether you just want to play with friends for an hour, participate in high-stakes tournaments or have a birthday party you'd like to host, they have you covered.
Power Play Gaming regularly host tournaments for Call of Duty, Smash Bros Brawl and Halo Reach with prizes for the winner. Check their Calendar page to see party availability or when the next tournament will begin.
Power Play Gaming offers Girls Karaoke Parties and amazing Private Overnight Gaming Parties from 11PM to 7AM for boys or girls! Power Play Gaming also offers Laser Tag at Your Home! They travel from Morris, Monmouth & Somerset Counties to wherever you are!! Parties are set up any day & any time during daylight hours.
Teens can spend hours at this state-of-the-art gaming center!
A NJ attraction your teen won't want to leave! Sahara Sam's Oasis is located in West Berlin, New Jersey. It is a family owned and family focused indoor and outdoor water park, arcade, and all around entertainment destination. Their innovative design provides year-round water park attractions inside and out. Out of the nearly 70,000 square feet of indoor fun, 80% is contained under a retractable roof system providing a weather proof experience. Most recently the water park opened a 2-acre outdoor expansion replicating the thrills of ocean side entertainment – The Beach Club in addition to a new dining court facility and private birthday party rooms. Attractions aside, Sahara Sam’s is recognized for exceptional service in a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere. Additionally, Sahara Sam’s is the principal financial backer for SAMBULANCE Safety Squad a 501(c)3 nonprofit education program. It’s Always 84 and Sunny at Sahara Sam’s!
Indoor water park open year round!
Northern Shore Region NJ
Hot Sand 500 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 732-927-5475
Learn glass making techniques Hot Sand is the Jersey Shore’s first public-access hot glass studio. It is dedicated to promoting art glass through education, demonstration and fun activities for people of all ages. Teens learn how to work with molten glass to craft beautiful pieces of art. Learn glass blowing, casting, fusing and slumping techniques. Walk-in glassblowing is available 5 days a week for children 9 years and older. Children under 9 can participate in activities such as Quickcast or SunTile. Take a fun hands-on workshop in a safe environment and learn a unique skill today!
Record-breaking roller coasters Six Flags Great Adventure is one of the most popular attractions in New Jersey, and it is a top favorite among teenagers in particular. Kids of all ages love this huge theme park, but teenagers will especially love the thrills of award-winning roller coasters and rides. Kingda Ka, Nitro and Medusa are just a few of the record-breaking roller coasters throughout the park. There are even free concerts throughout the summer featuring the hottest celebrity artists! Enjoy a day of screams and fun at Six Flags Great Adventure with your teens!
Thrilling water rides Located among picturesque mountains, the water rides at Mountain Creek Waterpark look as if they are formed by the natural springs and waters rushing down the landscape. Sometimes, water parks can get a bit boring with the same attractions over and over again, but the adrenaline-pumping attractions at this thrilling water park are sure to keep teens coming back year after year. You can’t ever outgrow the fun at Mountain Creek with attractions like Cannonball Falls, a pitch-black body slide that shoots you out like a cannonball before a 10-foot drop into the splash pool. Many water rides at Mountain Creek are action-packed and not for the faint of heart. Teens are sure to have a great time!
Museum of weird stuff This Atlantic City museum is a great destination for teens that are still a bit too young to take part in other Atlantic City fun. Young adults will have a great time walking through all the odd, intriguing and even some of the gross exhibits! See a shrunken human head, play in the Lazer Maze Challenge, get lost staring at cool optical illusions and engage in cool interactive displays of weird and unusual. Ripley's Believe it or Not is the perfect museum for teens in NJ.
Largest go kart facility in NJ Teens will love the adrenaline rush as they race fast and fun go karts at Speed Raceway. Speed Raceway’s eco-friendly race karts have more torque than traditional go karts, so this attraction is perfect for older kids. This is the largest go kart facility in NJ! The “arrive & drive” format makes it easy for anyone to compete in an adrenaline-pumping go kart race. Simply sign up using a computerized registration system and get added to races on a first-come, first-served basis. At the end, racers will receive a results sheet full of interesting statistics.
Fast, eco-friendly go karts
Laser Park 45 Everett Drive, Building C, Princeton Junction, NJ 609-936-1800
Fun laser tag for teens Teens can grab their friends and head to Laser Park in Princeton Junction NJ for an exciting and competitive experience. Defend your base and take down the other side as you navigate through a maze of barriers to reach your targets. Have fun at this awesome glow-in-the-dark facility designed to keep you on your toes and guessing what your opponent’s next move will be. Walk in players are welcome.
Best boardwalk for teens in NJ The boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ is one of the best in New Jersey. There are three piers of exciting attractions and rides that are sure to please teens. Unlike many other boardwalks, the rides at the Wildwood Boardwalk are perfect for teens and adults- blast off on adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, bungee jump rides and more. Traditional rides and attractions can also be found for those who want a less intense boardwalk experience. There are over 38 blocks of pure fun and entertainment and something for everyone. This is the best boardwalk in NJ for teens!
Fun athletic facility Have fun at this full-featured family entertainment center. There is a 9,000 foot interactive laser tag arena, an arcade with over 25 sports and adventure themed games and programs for basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, tennis and soccer. High school athletes can register for Sports Performance Training to gain an edge over the competition. Branchburg Sports is an ideal athletic environment for teens.
Sports, laser tag and an arcade
Monster Mini Golf 775 Route 1 South, Edison, NJ (Located in the Shop-Rite shopping center) 732-248-4400
Glow in the dark mini golf! Play mini golf with a unique and exciting spin at Monster Mini Golf. This mini golf arena is glow-in-the-dark and features frightening monstrous obstacles. Admission also includes use of the arcade. Work your way through the monsters guarding the course at this fun New Jersey teen attraction. Teens will love the unusual course that adds a cool element to traditional mini golfing! Your teen will no longer grunt and groan when you suggest a family mini golf outing!
Great athletic activity for teens! The New Jersey Rock Gym is one of the best teen attractions in NJ and the state’s greatest rock climbing facility. This state of the art athletic center has over 12,000 square feet of climbing terrain and 4.000 square feet of dedicated bouldering. Teens who love a challenge will love climbing here. There is a climber’s lounge with free Wi-Fi and a private refreshment room to relax between climbs. This awesome rock climbing gym is perfect for both beginners and advanced climbers!