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42 Amazingly Fun Day Trips in NJ

Who doesn't love an exciting adventurous day trip to get away from the daily hustle and bustle and relax with the family? Some of our day trip ideas are destinations where you can just travel to for the day but we have some really cool full-day itinerary ideas included with many things to do locally in your region.

 

Many of these are family-friendly and great for groups so bring the kids, friends, and whoever else along to share these day ideas with those who matter most. Thank you for visiting FunNewJersey.com. We'll show you New Jersey like you've never seen it before!

Birding by Boat on the Osprey

  609-898-3500 | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Join Captain Bob and naturalists aboard the Osprey on a smooth voyage into Cape May’s natural wetlands. Cape May is world famous for its variety and abundance of bird and marine life. Your interactive trip from the Cape Island Creek Nature Preserve through historic Cape May Harbor and into the Coastal Salt Marsh is a great... Read More

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Mountain Creek

  973-827-2000 | Sussex County

Day Trips in NJ

Adventurous NJ Day Trip in NJ Year-round! Free yourself from the mundane everyday routine and unwind at Mountain Creek, the ultimate four season resort in the New York and New Jersey Metro area.When winter is in full swing Mountain Creek’s guest are enjoying the snow and getting plenty of time on the... Read More

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Jenkinson\u2019s Boardwalk

  732-892-0600 | Ocean County

Day Trips in NJ

Located in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach New Jersey, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk has attractions for people of all ages. It features white sandy beaches, fun games, mini golf courses, aquarium, arcades, thrilling rides and exciting attractions. From cotton candy and ice cream to pizza and healthier options, you can find exactly... Read More

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Jenkinson\u2019s Aquarium

  732-899-1212 | Ocean County

Day Trips in NJ

Jenkinson's Aquarium is located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The whole family will love the exotic exhibits such as Atlantic & Pacific sharks, Parrots, Penguins, Monkeys & more! Explore the world of penguins up-close and watch the animal feeding times throughout the day. The kids will love the touch tank... Read More

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Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark

  732-793-6488 | Ocean County

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Seaside Heights, NJ is waiting for you this summer! Don’t miss a visit to Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark in the heart of the Jersey Shore. It’s two great parks in one convenient location in the center of town. Casino Pier offers some of the best attractions at the Jersey Shore, including the brand new Hydrus... Read More

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Montclair Art Museum

  973-746-5555 | Essex County

Day Trips in NJ

Situated amid a beautiful, tree-lined residential area of Montclair, the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is esteemed for its holdings of American and Native American art, its exhibitions and its public programs and education classes. Montclair and the surrounding area offers a wide range of cultural activities, a variety of places to... Read More

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Twin Rivers Tubing

  908-857-1289 | Warren County

Day Trips in NJ

Start and end your trip on Twin River Tubing’s riverfront location, a breathtaking setting located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey overlooking the city of Easton, Pennsylvania. This is where the Lehigh River and Delaware River merge. You and your loved ones will be energized for the fun 2-3 hour water journey ahead of... Read More

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The Sussex Skylands

  973-579-1811 | We Come to You

Day Trips in NJ

The Sussex Skylands, New Jersey’s \"Great Northwest,\" offers four seasons of exciting activities for all ages. Located in Sussex County, NJ, the Sussex Skylands is home to Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort. The resort features seven World-Class golf courses, Minerals Resort and Spa, Grand Cascades Lodge, two luxury... Read More

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Unionville Vineyards

  908-788-0400 | Hunterdon County

Day Trips in NJ

Unionville Vineyards is the featured stop on your day trip through Hunterdon County, a rural, charming, and beautiful corner of the Garden State. Visitors will find the great outdoors at their beck and call. The Delaware canal path is perfect for a picturesque stroll, or the adventurous will enjoy hiking and biking over the hilly... Read More

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East Coast Parasail

  609-898-UFLY | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic views and pure excitement of parasailing down the New Jersey Shore. Come parasail at 500 feet over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean with East Coast Parasail.\nExperience for yourself the natural high of soaring above the Jersey Shore. Plan your next day trip in NJ with East... Read More

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Jersey Shore Pirates

  732-899-6100 | Ocean County

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Pirate Cruises! 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... Read More

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Highlands Natural Pool

  973-835-4299 | Passaic County

Day Trips in NJ

The Highlands Natural Pool is Passaic County, New Jersey most unique hidden gem. In 1935, the now Olympic-sized pool was carved out of a hillside, allowing the natural mountain stream to fill it. No chemicals are used in the pool, the fresh water comes straight from a mountain stream. The Highlands Natural Pool is adjacent to the... Read More

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A Day on the Bay

  609-234-8046 | Ocean County

Day Trips in NJ

A Day On The Bay is located on the Forked River in Ocean County, New Jersey. Their sailing vessel \"Steph-Er-Laur\" is a Beneteau 32' sloop with lots of space and foredeck for kicking back while you take in the sights and beauty the the Barnegat Bay has to offer, including the Barnegat Lighthouse. The vessel is US Coast Guard... Read More

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Tree to Tree Adventure Park

  609-388-8289 | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Find Your Inner Monkey at the Areas Best Beach Adventure! Tree to Tree is a playground in the trees featuring zip lines and tree top obstacles unlike anything you've ever seen before! Experience the thrill of moving from tree to tree via wobbly bridges, tightropes, zip lines and more! Tree To Tree color coded courses... Read More

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Silver Bullet Tours

  609-522-6060 | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

The Silver Bullet is the world’s largest speedboat and dolphin watching tour boat! A tour on The Silver Bullet has been likened to the thrill of an accelerating Nascar driver speeding around a corner, or an amusement park, without the long lines!\nThe silver bullet's twin v-12 turbo-charged diesel engines will show... Read More

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Statue Cruises

  1-877-523-9849 | Hudson County

Day Trips in NJ

Get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty! Statue Cruises of New York and New Jersey offers ground, pedastal, and crown access the the Statue of Liberty National Monument, as well as admission to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, and a round trip boat tour in New York Harbor. This cruise is a must-see because... Read More

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Well Sweep Herb Farm

  908-852-5390 | Warren County

Day Trips in NJ

The farm is family operated and located in the picturesque mountains of Warren County and is home to one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country. Set on 120 acres. Whether you're a collector, designer, dabbler, or window sill gardener ...they will be sure to arouse your curiosity. They have selections from... Read More

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The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

  973-783-5974 | Essex County

Day Trips in NJ

Hilly terrain and wondrous homes are the setting for this beautiful park. See over 4,000 varieties of Irisis. Because of its stunning visual and historical appeal, the \"Iris Gardens\" has been designated a National Historic Site. It is also often referred to as the \"rainbow on the hill\" due to its colorful appearance granted by... Read More

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Pochuck Quagmire Bridge and Boardwalk

  201-512-9348 | Sussex County

Day Trips in NJ

Kids will love exploring the mile-long boardwalk, with its 110-foot long wooden suspension bridge on a part of the Appalachian Scenic Trail, between the Pochuck and Wawayanda Mountains. This is a great way to enjoy a scenic walk over the wetland and streams of Sussex County. The walk is low and narrow through the floodplain with... Read More

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Morris Museum

  973-971-3700 | Morris County

Day Trips in NJ

The Morris Museum proudly presents the initial exhibition of the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. The exhibition features 60 of the nearly 700 musical boxes, automatic musical instruments and mechanically activated figures dating from the late 16th to the early 20th centuries.The museum also celebrates a variety of arts, sciences,... Read More

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Whippany Railway Museum

  973-887-8177 | Morris County

Day Trips in NJ

Explore old railway cars! This museum is a nonprofit, educational organization that preserves and maintains historical artifacts related to railorads. They aim to educate the public about the history and workings of the railway system in an interactive way. A number of special and seasonal events are offered as well as train rides.... Read More

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Lambert Castle

  973-247-0085 | Passaic County

Day Trips in NJ

The Lambert Castle  is a well-known landmark in Northern Jersey. It is an English-style castle that used to be a private residence. Now it stands as a symbol and reminder of the Victorian Era and fulfills its mission of preserving the history of Passaic County. Inside you will find a number of artworks, antiques, as well as... Read More

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Historic Allaire Village

  732-919-3500 | Monmouth County

Day Trips in NJ

Discover the Historic Village at Allaire and all it has to offer. The Historic Village at Allaire is a living history museum dedicated to the life and times of James Allaire. Visitors to The Historic Village at Allaire, which is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places, will step back in time and experience... Read More

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Frenchtown NJ

  - | Hunterdon County

Day Trips in NJ

Frenchtown is one of Hunterdon Countys best kept secrets. Frenchtown is a small, quaint, charming town nestled on the Delaware river. A great place to unwind for a day or the whole weekend. You'll find restaurants, shops, antiques, clothing and crafts - even the most charming little book store you've even been to. Check out the... Read More

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Trailside Nature and Science Center

  908-789-3670 | Union County

Day Trips in NJ

Come for a day of camps, workshops and family programs. Trailside Nature and Science Center visitor center re-opened in 2006 after an extensive renovation and re-modeling. Trailside location in the scenic Watchung Reservation provides the perfect classroom to have fun while learning about the environment and natural world around... Read More

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NJ Astronomical Association Observatory

  908-638-8500 | Hunterdon County

Day Trips in NJ

If you are you interested in the rewards contained in the night sky, stop by the Paul Robinson Observatory on any designated evening and see what one of their qualified observers can show you. Look through the largest public telescope in all of New Jersey. The Buzz Aldrin Astronomical Center is the center for club activities and... Read More

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Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

  973-882-5464 | Hunterdon County

Day Trips in NJ

The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is held every year in July at the Solberg Airport in Readington NJ. There is live musical entertainment, children's entertainment, food and drink, interactive exhibits and many different attractions. There is usually about 125 balloons filling the sky. It is the largest and most... Read More

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Historic Cape May

  609-898-4500 | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Visit the lovely Victorian town of Cape May. If you have never been to Cape may then you must take a tour of the beautiful streets to view all the Victorian homes and bed & breakfasts. Cape May has some of the best dining establishments in all of New Jersey. The Washington Street Mall consists of really cool tiny shops lined on... Read More

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Chatsworth Cranberry Festival

  609-726-0006 | Burlington County

Day Trips in NJ

The Annual festival is held every October. There are many artists and craftsmen at the festival as well as many different varieties of cranberry sauces, cranberry cookies, muffins, cakes, relishes. juices and of course, cranberry ice cream. The Chatsworth festival features tours of the bogs and the sorting and packing sheds,... Read More

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Birding by Boat on the Osprey

 609-898-3500 | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

Join Captain Bob and naturalists aboard the Osprey on a smooth voyage into Cape May’s natural wetlands. Cape May is world famous for its variety and abundance of bird and marine life. Your interactive trip from the Cape Island Creek Nature Preserve through historic Cape May Harbor and into the Coastal Salt Marsh is a great... Read More

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Mountain Creek

 973-827-2000 | Sussex County

Day Trips in NJ

Vernon, New Jersey

Adventurous NJ Day Trip in NJ Year-round! Free yourself from the mundane everyday routine and unwind at Mountain Creek, the ultimate four season resort in the New York and New Jersey Metro area.When winter is in full swing Mountain Creek’s guest are enjoying the snow and getting plenty of time on the... Read More

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Jenkinson\u2019s Boardwalk

 732-892-0600 | Ocean County

Day Trips in NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Located in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach New Jersey, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk has attractions for people of all ages. It features white sandy beaches, fun games, mini golf courses, aquarium, arcades, thrilling rides and exciting attractions. From cotton candy and ice cream to pizza and healthier options, you can find exactly... Read More

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Jenkinson\u2019s Aquarium

 732-899-1212 | Ocean County

Day Trips in NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Jenkinson's Aquarium is located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The whole family will love the exotic exhibits such as Atlantic & Pacific sharks, Parrots, Penguins, Monkeys & more! Explore the world of penguins up-close and watch the animal feeding times throughout the day. The kids will love the touch tank... Read More

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Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark

 732-793-6488 | Ocean County

Day Trips in NJ

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Seaside Heights, NJ is waiting for you this summer! Don’t miss a visit to Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark in the heart of the Jersey Shore. It’s two great parks in one convenient location in the center of town. Casino Pier offers some of the best attractions at the Jersey Shore, including the brand new Hydrus... Read More

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Montclair Art Museum

 973-746-5555 | Essex County

Day Trips in NJ

Montclair, New Jersey

Situated amid a beautiful, tree-lined residential area of Montclair, the Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is esteemed for its holdings of American and Native American art, its exhibitions and its public programs and education classes. Montclair and the surrounding area offers a wide range of cultural activities, a variety of places to... Read More

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Twin Rivers Tubing

 908-857-1289 | Warren County

Day Trips in NJ

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Start and end your trip on Twin River Tubing’s riverfront location, a breathtaking setting located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey overlooking the city of Easton, Pennsylvania. This is where the Lehigh River and Delaware River merge. You and your loved ones will be energized for the fun 2-3 hour water journey ahead of... Read More

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The Sussex Skylands

 973-579-1811 | We Come to You

Day Trips in NJ

We Come To You, New Jersey

The Sussex Skylands, New Jersey’s \"Great Northwest,\" offers four seasons of exciting activities for all ages. Located in Sussex County, NJ, the Sussex Skylands is home to Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort. The resort features seven World-Class golf courses, Minerals Resort and Spa, Grand Cascades Lodge, two luxury... Read More

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Unionville Vineyards

 908-788-0400 | Hunterdon County

Day Trips in NJ

Ringoes, New Jersey

Unionville Vineyards is the featured stop on your day trip through Hunterdon County, a rural, charming, and beautiful corner of the Garden State. Visitors will find the great outdoors at their beck and call. The Delaware canal path is perfect for a picturesque stroll, or the adventurous will enjoy hiking and biking over the hilly... Read More

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East Coast Parasail

 609-898-UFLY | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

Experience the high-flying thrill, panoramic views and pure excitement of parasailing down the New Jersey Shore. Come parasail at 500 feet over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean with East Coast Parasail.\nExperience for yourself the natural high of soaring above the Jersey Shore. Plan your next day trip in NJ with East... Read More

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Jersey Shore Pirates

 732-899-6100 | Ocean County

Day Trips in NJ

Brick, New Jersey

Pirate Cruises! 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... Read More

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Highlands Natural Pool

 973-835-4299 | Passaic County

Day Trips in NJ

Ringwood, New Jersey

The Highlands Natural Pool is Passaic County, New Jersey most unique hidden gem. In 1935, the now Olympic-sized pool was carved out of a hillside, allowing the natural mountain stream to fill it. No chemicals are used in the pool, the fresh water comes straight from a mountain stream. The Highlands Natural Pool is adjacent to the... Read More

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A Day on the Bay

 609-234-8046 | Ocean County

Day Trips in NJ

Forked River, New Jersey

A Day On The Bay is located on the Forked River in Ocean County, New Jersey. Their sailing vessel \"Steph-Er-Laur\" is a Beneteau 32' sloop with lots of space and foredeck for kicking back while you take in the sights and beauty the the Barnegat Bay has to offer, including the Barnegat Lighthouse. The vessel is US Coast Guard... Read More

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Tree to Tree Adventure Park

 609-388-8289 | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

Find Your Inner Monkey at the Areas Best Beach Adventure! Tree to Tree is a playground in the trees featuring zip lines and tree top obstacles unlike anything you've ever seen before! Experience the thrill of moving from tree to tree via wobbly bridges, tightropes, zip lines and more! Tree To Tree color coded courses... Read More

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Silver Bullet Tours

 609-522-6060 | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Wildwood, New Jersey

The Silver Bullet is the world’s largest speedboat and dolphin watching tour boat! A tour on The Silver Bullet has been likened to the thrill of an accelerating Nascar driver speeding around a corner, or an amusement park, without the long lines!\nThe silver bullet's twin v-12 turbo-charged diesel engines will show... Read More

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Statue Cruises

 1-877-523-9849 | Hudson County

Day Trips in NJ

Jersey City, New Jersey

Get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty! Statue Cruises of New York and New Jersey offers ground, pedastal, and crown access the the Statue of Liberty National Monument, as well as admission to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, and a round trip boat tour in New York Harbor. This cruise is a must-see because... Read More

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Well Sweep Herb Farm

 908-852-5390 | Warren County

Day Trips in NJ

Port Murray, New Jersey

The farm is family operated and located in the picturesque mountains of Warren County and is home to one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country. Set on 120 acres. Whether you're a collector, designer, dabbler, or window sill gardener ...they will be sure to arouse your curiosity. They have selections from... Read More

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The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

 973-783-5974 | Essex County

Day Trips in NJ

Upper Montclair, New Jersey

Hilly terrain and wondrous homes are the setting for this beautiful park. See over 4,000 varieties of Irisis. Because of its stunning visual and historical appeal, the \"Iris Gardens\" has been designated a National Historic Site. It is also often referred to as the \"rainbow on the hill\" due to its colorful appearance granted by... Read More

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Pochuck Quagmire Bridge and Boardwalk

 201-512-9348 | Sussex County

Day Trips in NJ

Vernon Township, New Jersey

Kids will love exploring the mile-long boardwalk, with its 110-foot long wooden suspension bridge on a part of the Appalachian Scenic Trail, between the Pochuck and Wawayanda Mountains. This is a great way to enjoy a scenic walk over the wetland and streams of Sussex County. The walk is low and narrow through the floodplain with... Read More

View Details

Morris Museum

 973-971-3700 | Morris County

Day Trips in NJ

Morristown, New Jersey

The Morris Museum proudly presents the initial exhibition of the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. The exhibition features 60 of the nearly 700 musical boxes, automatic musical instruments and mechanically activated figures dating from the late 16th to the early 20th centuries.The museum also celebrates a variety of arts, sciences,... Read More

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Whippany Railway Museum

 973-887-8177 | Morris County

Day Trips in NJ

Whippany, New Jersey

Explore old railway cars! This museum is a nonprofit, educational organization that preserves and maintains historical artifacts related to railorads. They aim to educate the public about the history and workings of the railway system in an interactive way. A number of special and seasonal events are offered as well as train rides.... Read More

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Lambert Castle

 973-247-0085 | Passaic County

Day Trips in NJ

Paterson, New Jersey

The Lambert Castle  is a well-known landmark in Northern Jersey. It is an English-style castle that used to be a private residence. Now it stands as a symbol and reminder of the Victorian Era and fulfills its mission of preserving the history of Passaic County. Inside you will find a number of artworks, antiques, as well as... Read More

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Historic Allaire Village

 732-919-3500 | Monmouth County

Day Trips in NJ

Farmingdale, New Jersey

Discover the Historic Village at Allaire and all it has to offer. The Historic Village at Allaire is a living history museum dedicated to the life and times of James Allaire. Visitors to The Historic Village at Allaire, which is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places, will step back in time and experience... Read More

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Frenchtown NJ

 - | Hunterdon County

Day Trips in NJ

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Frenchtown is one of Hunterdon Countys best kept secrets. Frenchtown is a small, quaint, charming town nestled on the Delaware river. A great place to unwind for a day or the whole weekend. You'll find restaurants, shops, antiques, clothing and crafts - even the most charming little book store you've even been to. Check out the... Read More

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Trailside Nature and Science Center

 908-789-3670 | Union County

Day Trips in NJ

Mountainside, New Jersey

Come for a day of camps, workshops and family programs. Trailside Nature and Science Center visitor center re-opened in 2006 after an extensive renovation and re-modeling. Trailside location in the scenic Watchung Reservation provides the perfect classroom to have fun while learning about the environment and natural world around... Read More

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NJ Astronomical Association Observatory

 908-638-8500 | Hunterdon County

Day Trips in NJ

High Bridge, New Jersey

If you are you interested in the rewards contained in the night sky, stop by the Paul Robinson Observatory on any designated evening and see what one of their qualified observers can show you. Look through the largest public telescope in all of New Jersey. The Buzz Aldrin Astronomical Center is the center for club activities and... Read More

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Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

 973-882-5464 | Hunterdon County

Day Trips in NJ

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is held every year in July at the Solberg Airport in Readington NJ. There is live musical entertainment, children's entertainment, food and drink, interactive exhibits and many different attractions. There is usually about 125 balloons filling the sky. It is the largest and most... Read More

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Historic Cape May

 609-898-4500 | Cape May County

Day Trips in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

Visit the lovely Victorian town of Cape May. If you have never been to Cape may then you must take a tour of the beautiful streets to view all the Victorian homes and bed & breakfasts. Cape May has some of the best dining establishments in all of New Jersey. The Washington Street Mall consists of really cool tiny shops lined on... Read More

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Chatsworth Cranberry Festival

 609-726-0006 | Burlington County

Day Trips in NJ

Chatsworth, New Jersey

The Annual festival is held every October. There are many artists and craftsmen at the festival as well as many different varieties of cranberry sauces, cranberry cookies, muffins, cakes, relishes. juices and of course, cranberry ice cream. The Chatsworth festival features tours of the bogs and the sorting and packing sheds,... Read More

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Here are some day trip ideas suited for families with kids!

 

Whether you're looking to explore historical sites, stroll across the Atlantic City Boardwalk, or snap memorable photos of this state's most famed attractions; we've got a slew of day trips in New Jersey that you are bound to enjoy. Start the car, grab the kids, and take advantage of one of these great NJ day trip ideas today!

Medieval Times - Stray from the traditional notion of a day trip and travel to a different time period! Plan a Medieval Times visit for your next experience. Kids and adults will love watching a live jousting watch and digging into their meals with their hands.


Alstede Farms - Kids and parents will love visiting this farm as there is so much to do. Kids can mingle and pet the friendly Goats, Sheep, Horses, and Donkeys year-round. Families can also go on a tour of their cider mill where they press their own apples. 

Go Maple Sugaring at the Tenafly Nature Center. Perfect for all ages. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Visit their website to see upcoming dates and times.


Take the Kids Snowtubing - Campgaw Mountain is a great place for beginner skiers. Kids will love the snow tubing as well. 


Duke Farms - 
Visit one of the most historic homes in all of New Jersey by taking the Country Manor Tour. You can also go on a self Guided Nature tour of the 700-acre farm where you will see the park's man-made lakes, lush meadows, ornamental fountains, woodlands, bridges, and waterfalls. Take a trolley and see all the beautiful gardens on the grounds and hear the history of this unbelievable farm. One of our favorites was the beautiful indoor garden tour (open September through May only). They always have special events happening. Open year-round. Plan your visit here

Camden Aquarium - Take a day trip to see something new in Central New Jersey. The Camden Aquarium is one of the largest in all of New Jersey! They have new exhibits every few months and hundreds of animals - many you've never seen before! This is a great day trip idea for kids and adults! You're never too old or young to explore the many beautiful creatures of the world.


Island Surf & Sail - Try something really different. Take stand up paddleboard lessons, windsurfing lessons or kiteboarding lessons from $50 an hour. Learn a really cool sport with one on one sessions. They also offer Kayak and surfing rentals. Located in Brant Beach NJ. Click here for more information or call today for more info at 609-494-5553.


Chatsworth Cranberry Festival - The Annual festival is held every October. There are many artists and craftsmen at the festival as well as many different varieties of Cranberry sauces cranberry cookies, muffins, cakes, relishes and, juices and of course, cranberry ice cream. The Chatsworth Festival features tours of the bogs and the sorting and packing sheds, displays of the berries, antique crates, labels, farm machinery, and furniture. Ask about the Jersey Devil when you are there. The G.P.S. address of the festival is 3980 Route 563 Chatsworth NJ 08019. The phone number is 609-726-0006 and their email is [email protected] For more information and directions click here.


Franklin Mineral Museum -
A very small museum that has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room, including those that are on display in the 33-foot long fluorescent display, in the fluorescent room. The museum's fluorescent display has a dazzling array of the world's most brilliant and colorful fluorescent minerals in the world.


Walk across a one-mile boardwalk over a flood plain - Kids will love exploring the mile-long boardwalk, with its 110-foot long wooden suspension bridge on a part of the Appalachian Scenic Trail, between the Pochuck and Wawayanda Mountains. See more here.


Thompson Park Zoo - There is a small animal zoo located within Thompson Park featuring deer, goats, ducks, roosters and other small caged birds. The park also has 4 Jungle Gyms for the kiddies. There are 4 tennis courts, a volleyball court, 4 basketball courts, a nice handball court, and an 18 hole disc golf course. There are also three nature trails and plenty of picnic areas with grills on a beautiful lake. The park has a great big hill which is very popular in the winter season for awesome sled rides. New additions include a dog park and horse corral. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, all year long and admission is FREE. 


Touch and Mingle with Alpacas! - This unbelievable cool little farm in Green Creek, NJ (We know, whoever knew that Green Creek was an actual town in NJ!) is humbly owned and operated by Jim and Tish Carpinelli. We saved this best day trip idea for last on our list. Trust us when we say that there is NOTHING cuter and more adorable than an Alpaca in your arms. And if you bring the kids (or spouse, or grandma or grandpa or whoever!) The kids (and/or family) will forever be indebted to you. And we mean FOREVER!

 

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