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17 Things To Do With Kids in New Jersey

New Jersey travelers! The Garden State offers no shortage of fun and educational destinations perfect for the whole family.

Here are 17 guaranteed winners:


1. Located along (and on top of) the Delaware River, the USS New Jersey is a floating museum and interactive tour.

2. Set across 40,000 square feet, Fun Time America in northern New Jersey is an indoor amusement park perfect for the entire family.

3. The Rutgers Gardens in East Brunswick offers 50 acres of beautiful landscape and natural greenery.

4. Featuring more than 1.2 million square feet of retail space, the Outlet Collection Jersey Gardens has something for the entire family.

5. Catch all the high-speed action at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

NJ Beach

Amusement Park Fun

6. Experience the wide variety of commerce and fashion at Jackson Premium Outlet.

7. Between the thrills rides and the African wildlife preserve, you'll find no shortage of entertainment at Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari.

8. Take a tour of the Liberty Science Center near Newark and find out exactly just how things work.

9. Make a stop near Hazlet at the Keansburg Amusement Park and prepare for an entire day of fun-fill laughs and thrills.

10. Take in a significant part of American history at Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown.

11. Home to a vast collection of hands-on exhibits, the New Jersey Children's Museum is a great stop for kids and, hey, you might learn something yourself.

12. Take the whole family to Point Pleasant Beach on the Jersey Shore and have yourself an exciting day of beach and boardwalk activities.

NJ Boardwalk

Boardwalk Cuisine

13. Just outside of Newark you'll find the Mall at Short Hills, the premiere, upscale retail experience in northwest New Jersey.

14. Also along the Jersey Shore, travelers will find the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, home to 120 designer and name brand stores.

15. Located in southern New Jersey, Bass River State Forest offers a perfect stop for outdoor enthusiasts.

16. Explore Willowbrook Mall, home to more than 200 stores and services near Fairfield.

17. If you're looking for a sporty destination near Bordentown, visit Mercer County Park where you'll find a variety of athletic facilities and fields.

Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

1

Best Western Garden State Inn

701 White Horse Pike, Absecon NJ 08201-1415
Phone: (609) 645-0697  |  Fax: (609) 407-9006  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

2

Best Western Envoy Inn

1416 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City NJ 08401-8011
Phone: (609) 344-7116  |  Fax: (609) 344-5659  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

3

Best Western Bordentown Inn

1068 Route 206, Bordentown NJ 08505-2124
Phone: (609) 298-8000  |  Fax: (609) 291-9757  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

4

Best Western East Brunswick Inn

764 Route 18, East Brunswick NJ 08816-4907
Phone: (732) 238-4900  |  Fax: (732) 257-2023  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

5

Best Western Plus Fairfield Executive Inn

216 Route 46 E #234, Fairfield NJ 07004-2324
Phone: (973) 575-7700  |  Fax: (973) 575-4653  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

6

Best Western Hazlet Inn

3215 Highway 35, Hazlet NJ 07730-1539
Phone: (732) 888-2800  |  Fax: (732) 888-2098  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

7

Best Western Leisure Inn

1600 Route 70, Lakewood NJ 08701-5906
Phone: (732) 367-0900  |  Fax: (732) 370-4928  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

8

Best Western Princeton Manor Inn & Suites

4191 US Highway 1, Monmouth Junction NJ 08852-9801
Phone: (732) 329-4555  |  Fax: (732) 329-1041  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

9

Best Western Plus Morristown Inn

270 South Street, Morristown NJ 07960-6019
Phone: (973) 540-1700  |  Fax: (973) 267-0241  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

10

Best Western Plus Murray Hill Hotel and Suites

535 Central Avenue, New Providence NJ 07974-1561
Phone: (908) 665-9200  |  Fax: (908) 665-9562  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

11

Best Western Plus Newark Airport West

101 International Way, Newark NJ 07114-2314
Phone: (973) 621-6200  |  Fax: (973) 621-6266  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

12

Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel

50 Park Place, Newark NJ 07102-4398
Phone: (973) 622-1000  |  Fax: (973) 622-6410  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

13

Best Western Plus Atlantic City West Extended Stay & Suites

701 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville NJ 08232-2301
Phone: (609) 646-5515  |  Fax: (609) 646-0163  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

14

Best Western The Garden Executive Hotel

101 New World Way, South Plainfield NJ 07080-1104
Phone: (908) 561-4488  |  Fax: (732) 200-8505  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

15

Best Western Philadelphia South - West Deptford Inn

98 Friars Boulevard, West Deptford NJ 08086-2263
Phone: (856) 848-4111  |  Fax: (856) 845-8977  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

16

Best Western Burlington Inn

2020 Route 541, Westampton NJ 08060-4411
Phone: (609) 261-3800  |  Fax: (609) 267-0958  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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    Historic New Jersey

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