Twin Rivers Tubing Top 50 Cool Attractions in NJ


Fun Outside the Box

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

For a fun way to spend an entire day with friends or family, check out iPlay. This renowned indoor amusement park features rides, attractions, games, food, events, and so much more! It's never a dull day at iPlay... 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

Visit Website View Details

Bubble Soccer, Mash-Up Games, Laser Tage, Nerf Wars! 
This place is the ultimate family fun center, created with groups in mind, this place will have your friends raving! 

Knockerball and More

  732-690-5670 | Monmouth County

Eatontown, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Join Knockerball and More for 18,000 square feet of exciting, active and fun entertainment... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Featuring a sports massage focusing on a problem area!

If you have a frozen shoulder or pulled hamstring, or another sports-related injury, opt for their sports massage. It is a Swedish massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids while focusing on the sore area. 

The Pampered Spirit

  732-299-8793 | We Come to You

We Come To You, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

The Pampered Spirit provides massage and spa treatments in the comfort of your own home all over NJ. This is a hassle-free and satisfying option when you don't want to travel too far out of your way... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Featuring the popular Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Watch mass balloon launches every night at the Warren County Farmer's Fair! Tethered rides will also be offered. One night, they even have the Bicycle Balloon Race. If you plan early enough, you may even get the chance to ride up high in one of the balloons!

 

Warren County Farmer's Fair

  908-859-6563 | Warren County

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Since 1937, Warren County Farmers' Fair has been bringing together families for day of outdoor fun. They have competitive fun, delicious local foods, carnival attractions, and more! Spend a day exploring the fair while it's going o... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Ride includes a BBQ meal with the Famous River Hot Dog Man!

Halfway through your ride, you can stop by the Famous River Hot Dog Man and enjoy your complimentary BBQ meal next to a private island. They even feature picnic tables in the water! The meal includes two hot dogs or one cheeseburger along with a large beverage and snack. 

Delaware River Tubing

  908-996-5386 | Hunterdon County

Milford, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Unwind on a hot day in the Delaware River. Enjoy up to 4 hours tubing down the river and taking in the surroundings. It's even been voted the #1 Tube Ride due its location on the historic Delaware River... 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

Perfect for field trips!

If you're looking to take your camp or school group somewhere fun for the day, BonkerZ is a premier choice. There are a variety of packages based on per person price and offering different combinations of fun. Choose one the best suits your group size and interests!

BonkerZ Family Fun Center

  609-454-5653 | Mercer County

Princeton, New Jersey

Coolest Attractions in NJ

BonkerZ is the place to go with kids for a full day of entertainment! Try out their many arcade games or explore their laser tag arena. They even have mini-golf for something slightly more slow-paced. Everyone will have a blast... 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

For a fun way to spend an entire day with friends or family, check out iPlay. This renowned indoor amusement park features rides, attractions, games, food, events, and so much more! It's never a dull day at iPlay... 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

Bubble Soccer, Mash-Up Games, Laser Tage, Nerf Wars! 
This place is the ultimate family fun center, created with groups in mind, this place will have your friends raving! 

Knockerball and More

 732-690-5670 | Monmouth County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Eatontown, New Jersey

Join Knockerball and More for 18,000 square feet of exciting, active and fun entertainment... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Featuring a sports massage focusing on a problem area!

If you have a frozen shoulder or pulled hamstring, or another sports-related injury, opt for their sports massage. It is a Swedish massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids while focusing on the sore area. 

The Pampered Spirit

 732-299-8793 | We Come to You

Coolest Attractions in NJ

We Come To You, New Jersey

The Pampered Spirit provides massage and spa treatments in the comfort of your own home all over NJ. This is a hassle-free and satisfying option when you don't want to travel too far out of your way... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Featuring the popular Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Watch mass balloon launches every night at the Warren County Farmer's Fair! Tethered rides will also be offered. One night, they even have the Bicycle Balloon Race. If you plan early enough, you may even get the chance to ride up high in one of the balloons!

 

Warren County Farmer's Fair

 908-859-6563 | Warren County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Since 1937, Warren County Farmers' Fair has been bringing together families for day of outdoor fun. They have competitive fun, delicious local foods, carnival attractions, and more! Spend a day exploring the fair while it's going o... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Ride includes a BBQ meal with the Famous River Hot Dog Man!

Halfway through your ride, you can stop by the Famous River Hot Dog Man and enjoy your complimentary BBQ meal next to a private island. They even feature picnic tables in the water! The meal includes two hot dogs or one cheeseburger along with a large beverage and snack. 

Delaware River Tubing

 908-996-5386 | Hunterdon County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Milford, New Jersey

Unwind on a hot day in the Delaware River. Enjoy up to 4 hours tubing down the river and taking in the surroundings. It's even been voted the #1 Tube Ride due its location on the historic Delaware River... 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

Perfect for field trips!

If you're looking to take your camp or school group somewhere fun for the day, BonkerZ is a premier choice. There are a variety of packages based on per person price and offering different combinations of fun. Choose one the best suits your group size and interests!

BonkerZ Family Fun Center

 609-454-5653 | Mercer County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Princeton, New Jersey

BonkerZ is the place to go with kids for a full day of entertainment! Try out their many arcade games or explore their laser tag arena. They even have mini-golf for something slightly more slow-paced. Everyone will have a blast... 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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