Great Summer Fun Ideas For the Whole Family in New Jersey!



Summer is in full swing and there’s nothing more wonderful than having a day of fun or heading out on a nice long vacation with your family! If you’re like me, and needing some fresh new ideas, I found a great resource for 149 of them! Yes, that’s right… 149 ideas!…and guess what?! They are all in one state! This one-stop vacation site is called FunNewJersey.com!

If you live in the New York City area, then New Jersey is basically your backyard. They are a hop, skip and a jump away from anywhere in the North East and just a road trip or plane ride away for others. Growing up I used to go to New Jersey a lot, but I never even knew about most of these! It was certainly an eye-opener for me and now I have travel-lust!

FunNewJersey.com has resources for anyone looking to have a great time! I am so glad I partnered with them so that I can share with you their attractions for adventurous souls, culture enthusiasts, kid-friendly fun, romantic ideas, free things, and so much more!

I love activities that the whole family can enjoy and here are my Top 5!

1) Go River Tubing and Explore an Island – Nothing sounds more relaxing than floating down a river in your own colorful tube, getting a bite to eat, and even exploring an island!


2) A Theme Park on a Lake (Tomahawk Waterpark by Lake Hopatcong ) – What kid doesn’t love a theme park? This will be sure to please with mini golf, water slides, ping pong - all on a lake! And your wallet will agree since it’s like Six Flags, but it will cost you a lot less! Perfect for young kids up to teenagers and runs from May-September.

3) Dine Like You’re in France at a Monet-Inspired Café – Ok, so maybe this is more for the adults, but kids need to eat too!…hehe…and the scenery here looks beautiful! The kids will enjoy the pathways, pond, sculpture garden, and more! There’s a Kids' Menu with Cheeseburgers and other goodies for the little ones!

4) See the Great Falls - This powerful waterfall is second biggest in volume east of the Mississippi! No need to travel to Niagara Falls, check out this wondrous site right before Paterson, NJ!

5) Whale & Dolphin Watch Cruise – Get excited and see who can spot the first dolphin or whale in your family! Cape May Whale Watcher offers many diverse cruises to choose from; including the Sunset Dolphin Watch, Whale & Dolphin Weekend Watch and the Prime Rib Dinner Cruise. Dinner and a cruise, sign me up!


It was truly difficult picking only 5! I also love horses, and you can even ride a horse on the beach(!!), visit an aquarium, get a fun ice cream cone character for dessert, go zip-lining, hike, and so much more! There are endless opportunities for fun and adventure, whatever your style!

What would you choose?!

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30 comments :

  1. Lots of fun things to do. Too bad I live 2,000 miles away.

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  2. I was really sad we had to cancel our yearly trip from SC to NJ/NY this year. You have some great ideas.

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  3. Wow, 149 ideas in such a little state is great. Thanks for posting!

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  4. Love these suggestions!

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  5. it looks like fun,,ive never been to New Jesery before,glad yall had a good time

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  6. I was born in New Jersey, but can't remember it.

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  7. Great, stay safe, never been to NJ before.. Cheers.

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  8. sounds like a great fun place

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  9. New Jersey is definitely the place to visit!

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  10. When I lived in Delaware that would have been nice... but I live in Florida.. I have friends in Jersey..

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  11. I would love to visit New Jersey someday! It would be wonderful to visit the Monet-inspired café.

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  12. I don't live nearby, but these are some fun activities!

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  13. wow so many things to do!

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  14. Oh how I wish I was there. wowowow

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  15. Jersey sounds like a fun destination.

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  16. Always wanted to visit Jersey .

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  17. Great fun....winter here, prefer the warmer weather

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  18. So many fun things to do! Would love to visit some day.

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  19. These activities sound very fun. I would love to ride a horse on the beach!

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  20. This interesting article was pin worthy!! All the times we went to New York and drove through New Jersey to get to where we were going and never knew how beautiful and fun it was!! I love waterfalls!!
    1) Visit the The NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
    My husband is a Viet Nam Veteran.
    2) Dine Like You’re in France at a Monet-Inspired Cafe!
    We enjoyed Paris! Since we can’t go back, this is the best next thing!
    3) Go on a Date to a Drive-In Movie!
    WOW! This would be a blast from the past!
    4) Fish on a Sunset Cruise!
    This would be relaxing and fun!
    5) Delaware Valley’s Oldest & Largest Flea Market!
    I love Flea Markets!!
    I probably would have opted some adventurous activities, but we are too old.A few things, we can do in IL
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  21. Have never been up to that area ever couple of years we make it Ocean City MD This ooks like a fun filled time there

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  22. Wow, this is great information to have on hand if we ever get a chance to go there.

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  23. I have read this awesome review again. I still want to go and relax! I would still love to go to the Flea Market and spend some money! It’s been a long time! Be Safe!

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  24. Lots of fun things to do.....I am on the West Coast so a bit far to visit.

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  25. Adventures galore! This would make a memorable and rewarding vacation.It would be both educational and an experience of a lifetime. The food will be delicious and the shopping will be out of this world I'm sure.This will definitely be a fun yet time crunching vacation.

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