Use our guide to cool getaways in NJ to find unique weekend vacation destinations you never knew existed! From adventure destinations to 4-star resorts, we have compiled a list of cool New Jersey getaways.
A cool indoor waterpark getaway in NJ! CoCo Key Water Resort, New Jersey's ultimate indoor water park, is your key to worry free, weather-proof plans for the entire family! CoCo Key Water Resort brings 55,000 sq. ft of indoor water park fun to time-starved families with a close-to-home getaway the whole family can enjoy. From relaxing in the adventure river to braving the twists and turns on one of our 4-story high slides, interactive play area, indoor/outdoor spa and Gallons More Fun! Want to relax and have a great time doing it, without breaking your budget? Purchase one of our overnight stays. Not interested in staying overnight? Reserve an affordable family pack of tickets. CoCo Key Water Resort is the only indoor water park in New Jersey providing on-site, full-service accommodations. Relax and have a great time doing it by steering your course to CoCo Key Water Resort.
CoCo Key Water Resort is seconds away from exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike, 15 minutes from Philadelphia bridges and minutes away from Adventure Aquarium and Cherry Hill Mall.
Cool cruise getaway in New Jersey! Follow us to the Treasure! Come sail with Jersey Shore Pirates for an interactive treasure hunt where your child becomes part of the action! The Sea Gypsy and its experienced crew sets sail daily on the Metedeconk River for a Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure. This true Pirate Adventure begins with face painting and dress-up as we transform your mini mates into our mighty Pirate Crew.
Once onboard you'll fire our famous water cannons, battle the enemy pirate, taste some Pirate's grog, discover sunken treasure and much more! Jersey Shore Pirates is conveniently located just minutes from Point Pleasant Beach and Boardwalk. This adventure is a must do for locals and visitors alike.
Face painting and dress up will begin 30 minutes prior to sailing times. Don't miss the chance to transform your little ones into swashbuckling pirates!
See a map of how to get here! See information about our unique birthday parties in NJ. Please call 732 -899-6100 for more information or please visit our website.
Weekend getaway to the tropics in NJ! You don't need to go far to get away! Sahara Sam's has partnered with multiple hotels in the surrounding area at every price point to create a family trip to fit every family's needs! Sahara Sam's is New Jersey's LARGEST indoor water park! Featuring 58,000 square feet of water amusements all under one retractable roof! From the area's only Flow Rider indoor surfing simulator, to the Snake Eyes giant tube slides, to Lizard Lagoon toddler area, Sahara Sam's truly has something for everyone! In addition, Sahara Sam's has a 3,000 square foot modern arcade and a full-service cafe and lounge. Looking for a tropical retreat in the summer? Sahara Sam’s brand new Outdoor Beach Club features two acres of additional attractions including a wave pool, leisure pool, toddler play area, beach volleyball court, private cabanas and a tiki bar for the adults.
Beautiful Jersey Shore Hotel Everyone knows The Jersey Shore is a “Cool” place to go in the summer, but did you know it is an even “Cooler” place to go in the fall, winter and spring? It has become a year round destination filled in the off season with theatre, concerts, sporting events, racetracks, nightlife, numerous great restaurants, shopping including everything from malls to outlets and weekend flea markets, indoor and outdoor amusement parks, even wineries. And the Ocean Plaza Hotel is situated right in the heart of it all! With Asbury Park right next door, the area offers a myriad of great restaurants from casual to fine dining, as well as many famed nightclubs such as the Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, the Watermark and McLoone’s Supper Club. The area also boasts many theatres such as the Count Basie in Red Bank, which features everything from legends and headline performers to the NJ Symphony Orchestra.
The Ocean Plaza is a grand century old hotel featuring 16 distinctively decorated guest rooms and 3 exceptional suites. Its numerous balconies and wrap-around porches provide magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, the famed Great Auditorium and the town's extraordinary Victorian architecture. All of the accommodations at the Ocean Plaza include WiFi, flat screen cable TV, refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, daily maid service and Continental Breakfast is included. New Jersey Transit and bus transportation from the City are within walking distance.
So for a really “Cool” getaway any time of the year – come stay with us at the Ocean Plaza Hotel, right in the heart of one of the best year-round destinations - the Jersey Shore!
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Tubing getaway in NJ! Bring the family to the Delaware River and spend the weekend tubing and rafting! Enjoy a scenic 2 to 4 hour tubing, rafting, kayaking, or canoeing trip on the Delaware River! Each rental includes an exclusive FREE BBQ meal at "The Famous River Hot Dog Man," halfway on your river adventure next to a private island with picnic tables in the water! Tubing on the Delaware River is a great way to spend the day with your kids or your loved one. Throughout your trip you can stop and explore the small islands! This is the most reasonably priced one day adventure that we have found in all of New Jersey. Visit their website for more information and to reserve your trip today, you can also call them directly at 908-996-5386. There are plenty of hotels nearby so spend the weekend in Frenchtown NJ!
Boardwalk getaway any time of the year! Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach, NJ features white sandy beaches, games, rides, delicious food, even an Aquarium teaming with Sharks, Penguins, Seals, Monkeys and lots more interesting creatures. It’s everything you expect from a world famous Jersey Shore Boardwalk and more! Whether you are visiting for the day or making it your getaway, every member of your family will find excitement. Featuring free weekly events and year round festivals, it’s never an ordinary day at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk! Stay for the weekend at one of the beautiful ocean front hotels!
A Jersey Shore staple with something for the whole family!
Cool NJ getaways all year long! There is always something for kids and families to do in Morris County. From great outdoor adventures and hands-on activities, shows and exhibits for kids - the offerings are always plentiful. Bookmark the Morris County Tourism Bureau website, www.morristourism.org, and check back frequently for ideas. No matter what time of year, there is always something new and different to explore in Morristown and throughout Morris County. Enjoy a variety of activities over Winter Break and Spring Break, Fireworks and the Reading of the Declaration of Independence in the summer, and hiking and biking and farm visits in the Fall, and end the year with Holly Days and First Night Morris. Indoor or outdoor, and for all ages, you can find it all in Morris County.
Something for everyone all year long in Morris County NJ!
Southern Shore Region NJ
The Chelsea 111 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 800-548-3030
Romantic getaway in Atlantic City! The Chelsea is a luxury Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. The first non-gaming hotel to grace the Boardwalk since the 1960s, the Chelsea captures imaginations by conjuring the long-lost glamour and sophistication of this seaside resort town as a magical retreat where leisure and luxury come together in a perfect blend of great service, true comfort, and alluring spaces. Posh and luxurious, with a sleek, modern decor, Chelsea Luxe rooms and suites are situated in the hotel's 20-story tower. Many boast sweeping ocean and bay views. Come and stay with us at the Chelsea, where we usher in a new era of Atlantic City chic, re-imagining the fabled heyday of "America's Playground" for the savvy modern traveler.
One of the coolest getaways in New Jersey! Hit the trail with us to Dodge City, Kansas in the 1880's! Cowboys, galloping horses and a town chock full of history will afford you a time you are not likely to forget. Experience living history with demonstrations, several museums, a barnyard zoo, panning for gold and much more! For an additional fee you can purchase a train, stagecoach, pony ride or play a round of miniature golf. Refreshments and picnic area are available. With 22 different live action shows there is always something going down on Main Street in the Wild West. Spend some time visiting and talking to our many knowledgeable town folk portraying early western life as historic figures or trades people.
A hidden NJ getaway! Historic Smithville is a town in New Jersey that not many people know about. It's a quaint little town that has cool attractions everyone in your family will enjoy. Spend the day strolling through the cobblestone paths and shop at one of their unique shoppes and boutiques. Take a ride on the Smithville train or carousel, during the warmer months you can rent a swan boat and spend hours on the water! After a day of shopping, dine at one of the cafes, taverns or restaurants which offer many types of cuisines including traditional all-American, comfort food, pizza, bakeries and more! Historic Smithville also offers beautiful lodging accommodations. Spend the weekend at this very cool, but hidden New Jersey town!
A cool camping getaway in NJ Winding River Campground is located right on the Egg Harbor River which gives campers dozens of activities to fill their weekend! The river offers a quiet and serene setting for camping, enjoy the light breeze that comes off the river as you relax outside of your tent or RV! On a hot, sunny day you'll want nothing more than to spend the day on the river. Rent a canoe or kayak right on the property or bring your own from home and enjoy hours of fun in Egg Harbor River. Spend the day hiking and exploring the river and the beautiful forest surrounding it! You can also bring your fishing gear and try to catch the fish of the day!
Winding River Campground has a heated swimming pool perfect for those in your family hesitant to get into the river, as well as a huge playground for children. A game room is available after the kids are worn-out from a day on the water! Don't miss their planned activities for families to participate in together.