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Cool Getaways in New Jersey

What defines cool? Well, in our opinion, we consider cool to be a unique short excursion that is a little bit out of the ordinary.  So without further adieu, here are some unique weekend vacation destinations you may or may not have ever knew existed! From adventure destinations to 4-star resorts, we hope you enjoy our compilation of cool NJ getaways.

Southwest NJ
CoCo Key Water Resort 
915 Route 73, Mount Laurel, NJ

CoCo Key Water Resort cool weekend getaways in NJ A cool indoor waterpark getaway in NJ!
CoCo Key Water Resort, New Jersey's ultimate indoor water park, is your key to worry free, weather proof plans for the entire family! CoCo Key Water Resort brings 55,000 sq. ft of indoor water park fun that's close to home. A getaway the whole family can enjoy. From relaxing in the adventure river to braving the twists and turns on one of our 4 story high slides. The interactive play area and indoor/outdoor spa provide Gallons More Fun! Come relax for a few hours or the whole day, have a birthday party, play in the arcade, even add a room package and stay the weekend! CoCo Key offers a Splash-tacular time without breaking the bank. CoCo Key Water Resort is the only indoor water park in New Jersey providing on-site, full-service accommodations.

CoCo Key Water Resort is seconds away from exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike, 15 minutes from Philadelphia bridges and minutes away from Adventure Aquarium and Cherry Hill Mall.

See all of our packages and deals and book your next family-friendly NJ getaway.

Open 7 days a week, all year long!

Central Shore Region NJ
Jersey Shore Pirates 
Riverfront Marina, 281 Princeton Avenue, Brick, NJ

Jersey Shore Pirates cool getaways in NJ Cool cruise getaway in New Jersey!
Follow us to the Treasure! Come sail with Jersey Shore Pirates for an interactive treasure hunt where your child becomes part of the action! The Sea Gypsy and its experienced crew sets sail daily on the Metedeconk River for a Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure. This true Pirate Adventure begins with face painting and dress-up as we transform your mini mates into our mighty Pirate Crew.

Once onboard you'll fire our famous water cannons, battle the enemy pirate, taste some Pirate's grog, discover sunken treasure and much more! Jersey Shore Pirates is conveniently located just minutes from Point Pleasant Beach and Boardwalk. This adventure is a must do for locals and visitors alike.

Face painting and dress up will begin 30 minutes prior to sailing times. Don't miss the chance to transform your little ones into swashbuckling pirates!

See a map of how to get here! See information about our unique birthday parties in NJ. Please call 732 -899-6100 for more information or please visit our website.

Cool one-day getaway in NJ!

Southwest NJ
Sahara Sam's Oasis 
535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ

Sahara Sam's Oasis cool New Jersey getaways Weekend getaway to the tropics in NJ!
You don't need to go far to get away! Sahara Sam's has partnered with multiple hotels in the surrounding area at every price point to create a family trip to fit every family's needs! Sahara Sam's is New Jersey's LARGEST indoor water park! Featuring 58,000 square feet of water amusements all under one retractable roof! From the area's only Flow Rider indoor surfing simulator, to the Snake Eyes giant tube slides, to Lizard Lagoon toddler area, Sahara Sam's truly has something for everyone! In addition, Sahara Sam's has a 3,000 square foot modern arcade and a full-service cafe and lounge. Looking for a tropical retreat in the summer? Sahara Sam’s brand new Outdoor Beach Club features two acres of additional attractions including a wave pool, leisure pool, toddler play area, beach volleyball court, private cabanas and a tiki bar for the adults.

Year-round tropical getaway!

Northern NJ
The Wooden Duck B&B 
140 Goodale Rd., Newton (Andover Township), NJ 07860

The Wooden Duck B&B Cool Getaways in New Jersey Located in the middle of Kittatinny Valley State Park
Imagine a secluded estate not very far away yet far enough to escape from the real world. A comfortable, friendly B&B at the center of all Northern New Jersey has to offer. Do it all, or do nothing: find your perfect combination. Come see why travelers stay with The Wooden Duck B&B from all over the world.

Start your morning by indulging in the scrumptious 3 course breakfast overlooking the grounds. Relax and unwind by the in-ground pool and gardens or enjoy your time by the fireplaces whatever the season. They also offer in-room massages!

The Estate House contains 7 spacious rooms, each with private baths, sitting areas, flat screen TVs, DVD players and fireplaces. Some with 2 person soaking tubs. The Carriage House contains 3 more comfortable rooms, including a handicap appointed room, all with private bathrooms, and flat screen satellite TVs. A 24 hour snack station with coffee, tea, soft drinks and home baked goodies. DVDs and Games are also available for free use. Free WiFi.

Set in the middle of Kittatinny Valley State Park yet Wooden Duck is only minutes from Fine Dining, hiking, biking, jogging, antique shops, wineries, horseback riding, golfing, skiing, historic Waterloo Village, live entertainment, the Sussex County Fairgrounds, a ball game at Skylands Stadium and more.

Relax, Unwind, Reconnect & Restore in the Tranquility of the NJ Skylands

Northern NJ
Mountain Creek 
200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462

Mountain Creek cool Jersey Shore Getaways for families Come Unwind and Have Fun at Mountain Creek!
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 mountain with skiing, snowboarding or tubing with the family!

In the heat of summer, plunge into the world’s tallest and only double-looping waterpark slide or descend the East Coast trails of the Mountain Creek Bike Park. There’s no shortage of adventures that will leave you with stories and memories that will last a lifetime. With a wide range of accommodations like their mountaintop cabins or poolside condos and townhomes, there are always plenty of options to relax.

At Mountain Creek they pride themselves on offering a warm and welcoming resort experience for the entire family. The pioneering spirit that began almost 50 years ago lives on today through their independent ownership and vibrant staff.

Multiple Family Friendly Activities Available!

Northern Shore Region NJ
The Ocean Plaza Hotel 
18 Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

The Ocean Plaza Hotel cool Jersey Shore Getaways for families Beautiful Jersey Shore Hotel
Everyone knows The Jersey Shore is a “Cool” place to go in the summer, but did you know it is an even “Cooler” place to go in the fall, winter and spring? It has become a year round destination filled in the off season with theatre, concerts, sporting events, racetracks, nightlife, numerous great restaurants, shopping including everything from malls to outlets and weekend flea markets, indoor and outdoor amusement parks, even wineries. And the Ocean Plaza Hotel is situated right in the heart of it all! With Asbury Park right next door, the area offers a myriad of great restaurants from casual to fine dining, as well as many famed nightclubs such as the Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, the Watermark and McLoone’s Supper Club. The area also boasts many theatres such as the Count Basie in Red Bank, which features everything from legends and headline performers to the NJ Symphony Orchestra.

The Ocean Plaza is a grand century old hotel featuring 16 distinctively decorated guest rooms and 3 exceptional suites. Its numerous balconies and wrap-around porches provide magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, the famed Great Auditorium and the town's extraordinary Victorian architecture. All of the accommodations at the Ocean Plaza include WiFi, flat screen cable TV, refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, daily maid service and Continental Breakfast is included. New Jersey Transit and bus transportation from the City are within walking distance.

So for a really “Cool” getaway any time of the year – come stay with us at the Ocean Plaza Hotel, right in the heart of one of the best year-round destinations - the Jersey Shore!

Read recent reviews written by guests at the Ocean Plaza Hotel here.

Ideal place to stay any time of the year

Northern NJ
Condos at the Creek 
Vernon, NJ

Condos at the Creek Getaways for families in Vernon NJ Stay at a Secluded Resort Surrounded by Nature
Condos at the Creek are vacation rentals located in Black Creek Sanctuary. This cozy, gated community is nestled in the Kittatinny Mountains in Vernon, New Jersey which sits upon a pristine nature preserve, surrounded by lush woodlands. This private community boasts upscale townhomes, each one newly remodeled and tastefully furnished in modern decor. All townhomes include a kitchen, a spacious living room, dining room, 1 to 2 bathrooms, and 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms.

Guests are welcomed with the utmost hospitality and can enjoy the common areas with outdoor BBQs, a hot tub, a swimming pool in the summer months, a playground, fishing, bird watching, and endless memories. Guests can also enjoy biking, hiking, zip lining, water park, skiing, tubing, horseback riding, golf, restaurants, and much more near by. Condos at the Creek pride themselves on catering to our guests needs and giving them an unforgettable experience!

Family Friendly Getaway Great for Nature Enthusiasts!

Western NJ
Delaware River Tubing
778 Frenchtown Rd., Milford, NJ 08848

Delaware River Tubing cool NJ getaways Tubing getaway in NJ!
Bring the family to the Delaware River and spend the weekend tubing and rafting! Enjoy a scenic 2 to 4 hour tubing, rafting, kayaking, or canoeing trip on the Delaware River! Each rental includes an exclusive FREE BBQ meal at "The Famous River Hot Dog Man," halfway on your river adventure next to a private island with picnic tables in the water! Tubing on the Delaware River is a great way to spend the day with your kids or your loved one. Throughout your trip you can stop and explore the small islands! This is the most reasonably priced one day adventure that we have found in all of New Jersey. Visit their website for more information and to reserve your trip today, you can also call them directly at 908-996-5386. There are plenty of hotels nearby so spend the weekend in Frenchtown NJ!

A cool one-day getaway idea in NJ for families!

Central Shore Region NJ
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Jenkinson's Boardwalk cool getaways in Central New Jersey Boardwalk getaway any time of the year!
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 what you are craving along the boards! The Aquarium is home to a wide range of amazing animals from sharks and penguins to parrots and monkeys and many more interesting creatures that will make for a fun and exciting marine life experience.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk is everything you expect from a world-famous Jersey Shore boardwalk - and more! Whether you are just visiting for the day or making it your summer getaway, every member of your family will find excitement, fun, and adventure. They also feature both free weekly events and year-round festivals, so it's never an ordinary day at Jenkinson's!

A Jersey Shore staple with something for the whole family!

Southern NJ
Morris County Tourism
6 Court Street, Morristown, NJ

Morris County Tourism cool getaways in New Jersey Cool NJ getaways all year long!
There is always something for kids and families to do in Morris County. From great outdoor adventures and hands-on activities, shows and exhibits for kids - the offerings are always plentiful. Bookmark the Morris County Tourism Bureau website,, and check back frequently for ideas. No matter what time of year, there is always something new and different to explore in Morristown and throughout Morris County. Enjoy a variety of activities over Winter Break and Spring Break, Fireworks and the Reading of the Declaration of Independence in the summer, and hiking and biking and farm visits in the Fall, and end the year with Holly Days and First Night Morris. Indoor or outdoor, and for all ages, you can find it all in Morris County.

Something for everyone all year long in Morris County NJ!

Southern Shore Region NJ
The Chelsea
111 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ

The Chelsea cool getaways in Southern NJ Romantic getaway in Atlantic City!
The Chelsea is a luxury Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. The first non-gaming hotel to grace the Boardwalk since the 1960s, the Chelsea captures imaginations by conjuring the long-lost glamour and sophistication of this seaside resort town as a magical retreat where leisure and luxury come together in a perfect blend of great service, true comfort, and alluring spaces. Posh and luxurious, with a sleek, modern decor, Chelsea Luxe rooms and suites are situated in the hotel's 20-story tower. Many boast sweeping ocean and bay views. Come and stay with us at the Chelsea, where we usher in a new era of Atlantic City chic, re-imagining the fabled heyday of "America's Playground" for the savvy modern traveler.

A cool NJ getaway for adults!

Northern NJ
Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Drive, Stanhope, NJ

Wild West City cool New Jersey getaways One of the coolest getaways in New Jersey!
Hit the trail with us to Dodge City, Kansas in the 1880's! Cowboys, galloping horses and a town chock full of history will afford you a time you are not likely to forget. Experience living history with demonstrations, several museums, a barnyard zoo, panning for gold and much more! For an additional fee you can purchase a train, stagecoach, pony ride or play a round of miniature golf. Refreshments and picnic area are available. With 22 different live action shows there is always something going down on Main Street in the Wild West. Spend some time visiting and talking to our many knowledgeable town folk portraying early western life as historic figures or trades people.

Open May through Labor Day!

Southern Shore Region NJ
Historic Smithville
Smithville, NJ

Historic Smithville cool family-friendly getaways in NJ A hidden NJ getaway!
Historic Smithville is a town in New Jersey that not many people know about. It's a quaint little town that has cool attractions everyone in your family will enjoy. Spend the day strolling through the cobblestone paths and shop at one of their unique shoppes and boutiques. Take a ride on the Smithville train or carousel, during the warmer months you can rent a swan boat and spend hours on the water! After a day of shopping, dine at one of the cafes, taverns or restaurants which offer many types of cuisines including traditional all-American, comfort food, pizza, bakeries and more! Historic Smithville also offers beautiful lodging accommodations. Spend the weekend at this very cool, but hidden New Jersey town!

Start a family tradition!

Southern NJ
Winding River Campground
6752 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ

Winding River Campground cool getaways NJ A cool camping getaway in NJ
Winding River Campground is located right on the Egg Harbor River which gives campers dozens of activities to fill their weekend! The river offers a quiet and serene setting for camping, enjoy the light breeze that comes off the river as you relax outside of your tent or RV! On a hot, sunny day you'll want nothing more than to spend the day on the river. Rent a canoe or kayak right on the property or bring your own from home and enjoy hours of fun in Egg Harbor River. Spend the day hiking and exploring the river and the beautiful forest surrounding it! You can also bring your fishing gear and try to catch the fish of the day!

Winding River Campground has a heated swimming pool perfect for those in your family hesitant to get into the river, as well as a huge playground for children. A game room is available after the kids are worn-out from a day on the water! Don't miss their planned activities for families to participate in together.

Camping from May 1 through October 15!

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Cool Weekend Getaways in New Jersey

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