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If you are looking for something new and fun to do, check out our guide to the top 50 overall cool things to do in NJ. From arcades and unique museums to breweries and shooting ranges, you are sure to find something fun that interests you. Sure, you can always head down the shore or catch a great view of the NYC skyline, but there are so many more awesome things to do in New Jersey that you might never have thought of. Try making your own wine, suiting up for paintball, blowing glass and so much more. Check out the selection below to find your next cool adventure.

iPlay America

  732-577-8200 | Monmouth County

Freehold, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of endless family fun like no other. iPlay America, the all indoor destination where the city meets the boardwalk. From recreating everything on the Jersey Shore, from the Boardwalk and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes,... Read More

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Northlandz is the world's largest miniature wonderland located in Flemington, NJ, USA.

Northlandz

  908-782-4022 | Hunterdon County

Flemington, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Northlandz is a famous tourist attraction and a fun place to be for families. You can explore unlimited fun activities at the site. The place is packed with big surprises. There's something for everyone, from the tiniest tot to the most seasoned adventurer. With so much to explore, you're sure to find something that will fascinate and delight yo... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Sessions in September/October and April/May!

If you find yourself often leaning towards California or Italian wines, the fall session may be the right one for you. Use fresh grapes from California and Italy to create a wine. Alternatively use either Chilean or Argentinian grapes in the spring session.

Grape Expectations

  732-764-WINE (9463) | Somerset County

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

At Grape Expectations you can extend your love of wine into making wine. You will get to crush, press, rack, and bottle to create a world-class wine out of California, Italian, and South American grape... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Group tours available for schools or families!

There are three group options that will help you and your group travel to the past. You can choose Meet The Past where the kids will be recruied into General George Washington's army or choose A Call to Arms which adds on two workshops to the Meet the Past program. The final option is an outreach program that is interactive through a variety of activities. 

Old Barracks Museum

  609-396-1776 | Mercer County

Trenton, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Travel into the 1770's as you explore the Barracks in Trenton. Tours occur every hour starting from 10 a.m. You will get to see original barracks while the guides will be in authentic dress and behavior... Read More

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NJ Magazine's #1 Amusement Park in North Jersey!

The Land of Make Believe offers rides, a waterpark, and more in a beautiful scenic setting. It has everything you need for a day filled with family fun and laughs. They consistently add new rides and attractions, so don't forget to check back to see what's new!

Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove

  908-459-9000 | Warren County

Hope, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

The Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove is every child's summer fantasy! With classic rides in the amusement park section and water attractions in the waterpark section, this theme park combines two of the best places to be on a summer day! You can relax in the pool at Pirate's Cove or get your adrenaline pumping on the Black Hole. Or you can choose to jo... Read More

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Wetlands Wildlife Safari

  609-898-3500 | Cape May County

Cape May, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Discover Cape May Wildlife up-close! 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 kid-friendly cruise from the Cape Island Creek Nature Preserve through historic Cape May Harbor and into the Co... Read More

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Exclusive Salt Cabin and So Sound Technology available at the Jersey Shore's Premier Salt Lounge and Spa

The Pampered Spirit

  848-241-9577 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Introducing Point Pleasant's first Himalayan salt lounge and dry salt therapy cabin. Pampered Spirit Wellness Center was created for you and we invite you to take the next step to wellness. Unlock your potential, breathe better and optimize your relaxation experienc... Read More

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Enjoy mass hot air balloon launches as up to 25 hot air balloons go from green pasture to blue sky!

Warren County Farmer's Fair

  908-283-0721 | Warren County

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Spend the day out in the countryside. Enjoy a mass hot air balloon launches as up to 25 hot air balloons go from green pasture to blue sk... Read More

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interACT Theater Productions

  973-544-8489 | Essex County

Maplewood, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

ABOUT interACT - interACT's mission is to be an inclusive, accessible, true theatre of the Community, creating opportunities for those who wish to be involved, novice or veteran, and explore works that create conversation, challenge the status quo, and embrace diversity, while maintaining high-quality productions at affordable price... Read More

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Statue Cruises

  1-877-523-9849 | Hudson County

Jersey City, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions 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 it is one of the only f... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Diggerland USA is the only construction theme & water park in the U.S. located in West Berlin, NJ. Now open, The Water Main, water park which is included with regular summer admission or grab the whole season with our season passes!

Diggerland USA Theme Park

  856-768-1110 | Camden County

West Berlin, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Drive, Ride, Soak & Slide at Diggerland USA, the ONLY construction theme & water park in the U.S. offering over 40+ attractions. Our all-new water park is now open and perfect for your family to cool off in the hot sun. Located in West Berlin, NJ and only 20 miles from Philadelphia, perfect for family-fun day trip. Diggerland offers one-of-a-kind birthday ... Read More

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Daily public tours starting at 1 p.m.!

Come with the whole family for a two hour underground walking tour. Be sure to bring a light jacket since it's around the mid 50's in temperature. Adult price is $12 while children between 4 and 12 is $11. During July and August they have tours starting at 10 a.m., too.

Sterling Hill Mine Tour and Museum

  973-209-7212 | Sussex County

Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Take a step into earth science and geology as you uncover a variety of mysteries. At this NJ museum you will see a world famous mineral deposit, fossils, and even fluorescent mineral... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Mini-golf that glows!

Monster Mini Golf provides you with a unique experience golfing under black lights. The oddly spooky yet cool environment will be memorable for anyone who visits! Wear neon colors so you can glow, too!

Monster Mini Golf

  732-544-2200 | Monmouth County

Eatontown, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Monster Mini Golf guarantees a memorable experience playing mini-golf under black lights surrounded by vibrant colors! Enjoy the challenge in a cool and one-of-a-kind environment. Bring your friends and family for double the fun... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Perfect for expelling your fear of bugs!

At Insectropolis, you will learn all the things that nobody tells you about spiders, butterflies, millipedes, and more! Explore their habitats and lifestyles while getting up close and personal with the opportunity to touch a few, including a tarantula!

Insectropolis

  732-349-7090 | Ocean County

Toms River, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

If you often find your kid crawling and picking at dirt, Insectropolis may be the perfect place for them to explore! They'll learn all about the creepy crawlies that they've found outside and even get to touch some... Read More

Visit Website View Details

The Marketplace now open!

Adventure Aquarium recently opened The Marketplace, an all-new eco-friendly dining experience with a fresh menu with locally sources options. They focus on combatting plastics from entering the ocean through sustainable practices. 

Adventure Aquarium

  856-365-3300 | Camden County

Camden, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Set aside a day to learn and explore the wonder that is Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. This is a great opportunity for animal lovers to take on one sector of the animal world in depth. They regularly have special events including shows and feedings that kids will love... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Regular events including reenactments!

The Village at Allaire regularly hosts a variety of fun events such as flea markets, car shows, and more. They even have reenactments of local historical events from the 1800s! Check out the calendar to see what's coming up. 

The Historic Village at Allaire

  732-938-2371 | Monmouth County

Wall Township, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

The Village at Allaire used to be a self-sufficient factory town that produced iron. It had a carpentry shop, blacksmith shop, bakery, mills, and more. Now, it's an interactive museum where you can experience history through hands-on activities... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Featuring special day trips and getaways!

To break the cycle of your humdrum commute, explore their other travel options. The Seastreak will take you to Martha's Vineyard, Newport, Nantucket, and more! It is the most elegant method of transport when exploring the east coast. 

SeaStreak

  1-800-262-8743 | Monmouth County

Highlands, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

What better method of commute to NYC than aboard a high-speed ferry with beautiful views. Not to mention and abundance of leg room and a well-equipped bar on boar... Read More

Visit Website View Details

More than an art studio... a community!

When you come to Let's Create, you don't just get a chance to channel all your creative energy, but you make friends doing it. Everyone in the studio shares an appreciation and love of art providing a nurturing and social environment. 

Let's Create Art Studio

  973-299-0633 | Morris County

Denville, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Let's Create Art Studio features workshops, summer camps, and classes for all ages to enjoy. Their philosophy to art education is to provide students the tools that they need to express themselves creatively. All students will learn in different ways and have different results embodying their imagination... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Summer savings: $5 after 5 p.m.!

Take advantage of GSDM's savings throughout the summer months of August and July. Monday's through Thursday's admission price after 5 in the evening is only $5! A perfect activity for spending time with your kid after work.

Garden State Discovery Museum

  856-424-1233 | Camden County

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

There's a little bit of everything at Garden State Discovery Museum. From arts to sciences, your kid is sure to find something that grabs their attention. They have over 20 giant kid-powered exhibits to explor... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Mommy and Me classes offered, too!

The very little ones can have fun decorating, too! Take them to a mommy or daddy and me class so they can have fun playing and expressing themselves, no matter how messy! Their seasonal one is decorating a gingerbread house available in December.

The Chocolate Belles

  732-920-2266 | Ocean County

Brick, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

The Chocolate Belles offers cake and chocolate decorating classes where you can learn about the process and make your very own special creations! You can learn basic decorating, fondant flowers, embellished candy apples, and more... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Youth classes grounded in STEAM!

STEAM (STEM + Arts) is a holistic educational approach. Glass Roots has core programs for teens and young adults that are offered through workshops, camps, and more. They will handle molten glass and pick up on techniques and common practices. 

Glass Roots

  973-353-9555 | Essex County

Newark, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Try a new way to express your creative self! Take on a glass making course. Students will be provided with an interactive curriculum where they will learn all about the process and get to participate in i... Read More

Visit Website View Details

iPlay America

 732-577-8200 | Monmouth County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Freehold, New Jersey

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of endless family fun like no other. iPlay America, the all indoor destination where the city meets the boardwalk. From recreating everything on the Jersey Shore, from the Boardwalk and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes,... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Northlandz is the world's largest miniature wonderland located in Flemington, NJ, USA.

Northlandz

 908-782-4022 | Hunterdon County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz is a famous tourist attraction and a fun place to be for families. You can explore unlimited fun activities at the site. The place is packed with big surprises. There's something for everyone, from the tiniest tot to the most seasoned adventurer. With so much to explore, you're sure to find something that will fascinate and delight yo... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Sessions in September/October and April/May!

If you find yourself often leaning towards California or Italian wines, the fall session may be the right one for you. Use fresh grapes from California and Italy to create a wine. Alternatively use either Chilean or Argentinian grapes in the spring session.

Grape Expectations

 732-764-WINE (9463) | Somerset County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Bridgewater, New Jersey

At Grape Expectations you can extend your love of wine into making wine. You will get to crush, press, rack, and bottle to create a world-class wine out of California, Italian, and South American grape... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Group tours available for schools or families!

There are three group options that will help you and your group travel to the past. You can choose Meet The Past where the kids will be recruied into General George Washington's army or choose A Call to Arms which adds on two workshops to the Meet the Past program. The final option is an outreach program that is interactive through a variety of activities. 

Old Barracks Museum

 609-396-1776 | Mercer County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Trenton, New Jersey

Travel into the 1770's as you explore the Barracks in Trenton. Tours occur every hour starting from 10 a.m. You will get to see original barracks while the guides will be in authentic dress and behavior... Read More

Visit Website View Details

NJ Magazine's #1 Amusement Park in North Jersey!

The Land of Make Believe offers rides, a waterpark, and more in a beautiful scenic setting. It has everything you need for a day filled with family fun and laughs. They consistently add new rides and attractions, so don't forget to check back to see what's new!

Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove

 908-459-9000 | Warren County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Hope, New Jersey

The Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove is every child's summer fantasy! With classic rides in the amusement park section and water attractions in the waterpark section, this theme park combines two of the best places to be on a summer day! You can relax in the pool at Pirate's Cove or get your adrenaline pumping on the Black Hole. Or you can choose to jo... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Wetlands Wildlife Safari

 609-898-3500 | Cape May County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

Discover Cape May Wildlife up-close! 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 kid-friendly cruise from the Cape Island Creek Nature Preserve through historic Cape May Harbor and into the Co... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Exclusive Salt Cabin and So Sound Technology available at the Jersey Shore's Premier Salt Lounge and Spa

The Pampered Spirit

 848-241-9577 | Ocean County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Introducing Point Pleasant's first Himalayan salt lounge and dry salt therapy cabin. Pampered Spirit Wellness Center was created for you and we invite you to take the next step to wellness. Unlock your potential, breathe better and optimize your relaxation experienc... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Enjoy mass hot air balloon launches as up to 25 hot air balloons go from green pasture to blue sky!

Warren County Farmer's Fair

 908-283-0721 | Warren County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Spend the day out in the countryside. Enjoy a mass hot air balloon launches as up to 25 hot air balloons go from green pasture to blue sk... Read More

Visit Website View Details

interACT Theater Productions

 973-544-8489 | Essex County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Maplewood, New Jersey

ABOUT interACT - interACT's mission is to be an inclusive, accessible, true theatre of the Community, creating opportunities for those who wish to be involved, novice or veteran, and explore works that create conversation, challenge the status quo, and embrace diversity, while maintaining high-quality productions at affordable price... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Statue Cruises

 1-877-523-9849 | Hudson County

Coolest Attractions 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 it is one of the only f... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Diggerland USA is the only construction theme & water park in the U.S. located in West Berlin, NJ. Now open, The Water Main, water park which is included with regular summer admission or grab the whole season with our season passes!

Diggerland USA Theme Park

 856-768-1110 | Camden County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

West Berlin, New Jersey

Drive, Ride, Soak & Slide at Diggerland USA, the ONLY construction theme & water park in the U.S. offering over 40+ attractions. Our all-new water park is now open and perfect for your family to cool off in the hot sun. Located in West Berlin, NJ and only 20 miles from Philadelphia, perfect for family-fun day trip. Diggerland offers one-of-a-kind birthday ... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Daily public tours starting at 1 p.m.!

Come with the whole family for a two hour underground walking tour. Be sure to bring a light jacket since it's around the mid 50's in temperature. Adult price is $12 while children between 4 and 12 is $11. During July and August they have tours starting at 10 a.m., too.

Sterling Hill Mine Tour and Museum

 973-209-7212 | Sussex County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Take a step into earth science and geology as you uncover a variety of mysteries. At this NJ museum you will see a world famous mineral deposit, fossils, and even fluorescent mineral... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Mini-golf that glows!

Monster Mini Golf provides you with a unique experience golfing under black lights. The oddly spooky yet cool environment will be memorable for anyone who visits! Wear neon colors so you can glow, too!

Monster Mini Golf

 732-544-2200 | Monmouth County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Eatontown, New Jersey

Monster Mini Golf guarantees a memorable experience playing mini-golf under black lights surrounded by vibrant colors! Enjoy the challenge in a cool and one-of-a-kind environment. Bring your friends and family for double the fun... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Perfect for expelling your fear of bugs!

At Insectropolis, you will learn all the things that nobody tells you about spiders, butterflies, millipedes, and more! Explore their habitats and lifestyles while getting up close and personal with the opportunity to touch a few, including a tarantula!

Insectropolis

 732-349-7090 | Ocean County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Toms River, New Jersey

If you often find your kid crawling and picking at dirt, Insectropolis may be the perfect place for them to explore! They'll learn all about the creepy crawlies that they've found outside and even get to touch some... Read More

Visit Website View Details

The Marketplace now open!

Adventure Aquarium recently opened The Marketplace, an all-new eco-friendly dining experience with a fresh menu with locally sources options. They focus on combatting plastics from entering the ocean through sustainable practices. 

Adventure Aquarium

 856-365-3300 | Camden County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Camden, New Jersey

Set aside a day to learn and explore the wonder that is Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. This is a great opportunity for animal lovers to take on one sector of the animal world in depth. They regularly have special events including shows and feedings that kids will love... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Regular events including reenactments!

The Village at Allaire regularly hosts a variety of fun events such as flea markets, car shows, and more. They even have reenactments of local historical events from the 1800s! Check out the calendar to see what's coming up. 

The Historic Village at Allaire

 732-938-2371 | Monmouth County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Wall Township, New Jersey

The Village at Allaire used to be a self-sufficient factory town that produced iron. It had a carpentry shop, blacksmith shop, bakery, mills, and more. Now, it's an interactive museum where you can experience history through hands-on activities... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Featuring special day trips and getaways!

To break the cycle of your humdrum commute, explore their other travel options. The Seastreak will take you to Martha's Vineyard, Newport, Nantucket, and more! It is the most elegant method of transport when exploring the east coast. 

SeaStreak

 1-800-262-8743 | Monmouth County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Highlands, New Jersey

What better method of commute to NYC than aboard a high-speed ferry with beautiful views. Not to mention and abundance of leg room and a well-equipped bar on boar... Read More

Visit Website View Details

More than an art studio... a community!

When you come to Let's Create, you don't just get a chance to channel all your creative energy, but you make friends doing it. Everyone in the studio shares an appreciation and love of art providing a nurturing and social environment. 

Let's Create Art Studio

 973-299-0633 | Morris County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Denville, New Jersey

Let's Create Art Studio features workshops, summer camps, and classes for all ages to enjoy. Their philosophy to art education is to provide students the tools that they need to express themselves creatively. All students will learn in different ways and have different results embodying their imagination... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Summer savings: $5 after 5 p.m.!

Take advantage of GSDM's savings throughout the summer months of August and July. Monday's through Thursday's admission price after 5 in the evening is only $5! A perfect activity for spending time with your kid after work.

Garden State Discovery Museum

 856-424-1233 | Camden County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

There's a little bit of everything at Garden State Discovery Museum. From arts to sciences, your kid is sure to find something that grabs their attention. They have over 20 giant kid-powered exhibits to explor... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Mommy and Me classes offered, too!

The very little ones can have fun decorating, too! Take them to a mommy or daddy and me class so they can have fun playing and expressing themselves, no matter how messy! Their seasonal one is decorating a gingerbread house available in December.

The Chocolate Belles

 732-920-2266 | Ocean County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Brick, New Jersey

The Chocolate Belles offers cake and chocolate decorating classes where you can learn about the process and make your very own special creations! You can learn basic decorating, fondant flowers, embellished candy apples, and more... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Youth classes grounded in STEAM!

STEAM (STEM + Arts) is a holistic educational approach. Glass Roots has core programs for teens and young adults that are offered through workshops, camps, and more. They will handle molten glass and pick up on techniques and common practices. 

Glass Roots

 973-353-9555 | Essex County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Newark, New Jersey

Try a new way to express your creative self! Take on a glass making course. Students will be provided with an interactive curriculum where they will learn all about the process and get to participate in i... Read More

Visit Website View Details


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