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 fun like no other. iPlay America, the indoor city, recreates the Jersey Shore from the Boardwalk and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the asphalt city streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes, fire hydrants, benches and more to create... Read More

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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

Experience the inviting atmosphere of this winery and learn how much fun winemaking can be. You will be completely involved in this hands-on experience throughout the entire process. Everything from the crushing and pressing of the grapes to the bottling of the wine will be in your control. Choose from select California, Italian... Read More

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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

"Get In The Ball!"Knockerball and More is in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, NJ and has 18,000 square feet of family fun and activities! Their trademark attraction Knockerball is a growing fascination across the country. For those that don’t know, Knockerball is when you get strapped into a giant... Read More

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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 creates a unique spa experience in the comfort and privacy of your home, office, hotel or corporate venue. The at-home spa experience not only reduces physical stress but eliminates the environmental stress of having to drive home afterwards. The Pampered Spirit strive to achieve total relaxation... Read More

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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

July 29th through August 5th! Celebrating the Fabric of Life! This year the Fair celebrates 80 years and it is the 20th year of the Traditional Arts Expo at the Fair. The Fair provides families with affordable admission and quality food at a reasonable price. Make some noise with an antique tractor... Read More

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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

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 through your 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

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Most everything man-made has something to do with mining. Take a 1/4 mile underground walking educational adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in NJ. Along the way you will see a mining equipment history display, a drilling and blasting demonstration and the world famous... Read More

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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 of Eatontown, a cool mini golf course in Monmouth County NJ, is strewn with black lights and awesome displays so your golfing experience is truly unique. With monsters guarding each hole, the goal of this golf game is to successfully maneuver your ball through the course and around the monsters, earning points and... Read More

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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

Insectropolis, a New Jersey museum dedicated to insects, bugs and creepy crawlers, is located in Toms River. They have numerous exhibits that feature both basic information and more complex facts about the insects that live in your yard. If you want your children to begin with the basic fun facts, bring them to Insectropolis' Bug... Read More

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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

Open 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium continues to offer new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and, most importantly, new moments of magic. Check out KidZone, an enchanting... Read More

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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 Historic Village at Allaire State Park in Wall, NJ provides families with countless hours of fun, activity and a little bit of education! Families who visit this cool Central NJ attraction will be afforded the opportunity to take a step back in time, learn about life in the early 19th century and see reenactments of certain... Read More

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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

Finally, a better way to get to New York City! Skip the traffic! Relax! Enjoy the views aboard our high-speed ferry! Seastreak also offers lots of fun family friendly trips year round. Join us for one of our Sightseeing Cruises from Highlands or Atlantic Highlands to see the amazing sights of New York Harbor; direct service to and... Read More

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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 is the place for children, and adults, to go for art lessons. They have beginner classes for children where the basics of drawing and painting can be learned and experienced. If your child already knows the basics, they may decide to take Let's Create Art Studio's cartooning class where they can learn how to... Read More

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Conveniently located between Moorestown Mall and Cherry Hill Mall!

Elite Climbing is right near a number of restaurants, shops, and two major South Jersey malls! Grab dinner after your adventure in a nearby food restaurant or shop til you drop. This is also a great place for kids to try out a new activity and get moving!

Elite Climbing

 856-273-1370 | Burlington County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Maple Shade, New Jersey

Elite Climbing, an indoor rock climbing gym in Maple Shade, NJ, offers visitors of all ages the chance to conquer their fear and climb a rock wall! They have both bouldering and top climbing walls so climbers can choose the level of difficulty and pursue their goals. A friendly staff member is always available to answer any... Read More

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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 Family Fun Center and Laser Tag is a great place to bring the kids for a fun-filled afternoon in Princeton, NJ. They offer great specials on laser tag games, where kids can play unlimited rounds, run the grounds shooting their friends and earning points, all in a safe environment. These rounds of unlimited laser tag are... Read More

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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

The Garden State Discovery Museum, located in Cherry Hill, is an excellent place to take your children for a day of fun and education in Southern NJ. Their goal is to provide children with the tools they need so safe and engaging exploration of the world can take place. The staff encourages your child, whether they are one or ten,... Read More

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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, a candy making shop in Brick, NJ offers various make your own classes. There are two candy making classes available and, if you take both, you will be an expert at making all kinds of delicious chocolates! In their Candy Making 2 class, you will learn the art of making raspberry jellies, almond butter crunch,... Read More

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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

Glass Roots opened in 2001 under the belief that art can elevate and transform a community. The owners seek to bring creativity to the forefront by offering fun, cool glass making classes. As a means of encouraging their students, Glass Roots employs the fun curriculum-based disciplines of STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts,... Read More

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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 fun like no other. iPlay America, the indoor city, recreates the Jersey Shore from the Boardwalk and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the asphalt city streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes, fire hydrants, benches and more to create... Read More

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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

Experience the inviting atmosphere of this winery and learn how much fun winemaking can be. You will be completely involved in this hands-on experience throughout the entire process. Everything from the crushing and pressing of the grapes to the bottling of the wine will be in your control. Choose from select California, Italian... Read More

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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

"Get In The Ball!"Knockerball and More is in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, NJ and has 18,000 square feet of family fun and activities! Their trademark attraction Knockerball is a growing fascination across the country. For those that don’t know, Knockerball is when you get strapped into a giant... Read More

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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 creates a unique spa experience in the comfort and privacy of your home, office, hotel or corporate venue. The at-home spa experience not only reduces physical stress but eliminates the environmental stress of having to drive home afterwards. The Pampered Spirit strive to achieve total relaxation... Read More

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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

July 29th through August 5th! Celebrating the Fabric of Life! This year the Fair celebrates 80 years and it is the 20th year of the Traditional Arts Expo at the Fair. The Fair provides families with affordable admission and quality food at a reasonable price. Make some noise with an antique tractor... 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

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 through your 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

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Most everything man-made has something to do with mining. Take a 1/4 mile underground walking educational adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in NJ. Along the way you will see a mining equipment history display, a drilling and blasting demonstration and the world famous... Read More

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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 of Eatontown, a cool mini golf course in Monmouth County NJ, is strewn with black lights and awesome displays so your golfing experience is truly unique. With monsters guarding each hole, the goal of this golf game is to successfully maneuver your ball through the course and around the monsters, earning points and... Read More

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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

Insectropolis, a New Jersey museum dedicated to insects, bugs and creepy crawlers, is located in Toms River. They have numerous exhibits that feature both basic information and more complex facts about the insects that live in your yard. If you want your children to begin with the basic fun facts, bring them to Insectropolis' Bug... Read More

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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

Open 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium continues to offer new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and, most importantly, new moments of magic. Check out KidZone, an enchanting... Read More

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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 Historic Village at Allaire State Park in Wall, NJ provides families with countless hours of fun, activity and a little bit of education! Families who visit this cool Central NJ attraction will be afforded the opportunity to take a step back in time, learn about life in the early 19th century and see reenactments of certain... 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

Finally, a better way to get to New York City! Skip the traffic! Relax! Enjoy the views aboard our high-speed ferry! Seastreak also offers lots of fun family friendly trips year round. Join us for one of our Sightseeing Cruises from Highlands or Atlantic Highlands to see the amazing sights of New York Harbor; direct service to and... Read More

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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 is the place for children, and adults, to go for art lessons. They have beginner classes for children where the basics of drawing and painting can be learned and experienced. If your child already knows the basics, they may decide to take Let's Create Art Studio's cartooning class where they can learn how to... Read More

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Conveniently located between Moorestown Mall and Cherry Hill Mall!

Elite Climbing is right near a number of restaurants, shops, and two major South Jersey malls! Grab dinner after your adventure in a nearby food restaurant or shop til you drop. This is also a great place for kids to try out a new activity and get moving!

Elite Climbing

 856-273-1370 | Burlington County

Coolest Attractions in NJ

Maple Shade, New Jersey

Elite Climbing, an indoor rock climbing gym in Maple Shade, NJ, offers visitors of all ages the chance to conquer their fear and climb a rock wall! They have both bouldering and top climbing walls so climbers can choose the level of difficulty and pursue their goals. A friendly staff member is always available to answer any... Read More

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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 Family Fun Center and Laser Tag is a great place to bring the kids for a fun-filled afternoon in Princeton, NJ. They offer great specials on laser tag games, where kids can play unlimited rounds, run the grounds shooting their friends and earning points, all in a safe environment. These rounds of unlimited laser tag are... Read More

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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

The Garden State Discovery Museum, located in Cherry Hill, is an excellent place to take your children for a day of fun and education in Southern NJ. Their goal is to provide children with the tools they need so safe and engaging exploration of the world can take place. The staff encourages your child, whether they are one or ten,... 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, a candy making shop in Brick, NJ offers various make your own classes. There are two candy making classes available and, if you take both, you will be an expert at making all kinds of delicious chocolates! In their Candy Making 2 class, you will learn the art of making raspberry jellies, almond butter crunch,... Read More

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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

Glass Roots opened in 2001 under the belief that art can elevate and transform a community. The owners seek to bring creativity to the forefront by offering fun, cool glass making classes. As a means of encouraging their students, Glass Roots employs the fun curriculum-based disciplines of STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts,... Read More

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