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On vacation with kids to: New Jersey, USA.
New Jersey, also called 'the garden state' is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and North-eastern regions of the United States of America. New Jersey is bordered on the north and northeast by New York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the southwest by Delaware, and on the west by Pennsylvania.
The state is named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel. Capital of New Jersey is Trenton and largest city of New Jersey is Newark. Total population of New Jersey is 8,724,560 (estimated in 2006). New Jersey is broadly divided into three geographic regions: North Jersey, Central Jersey and South Jersey.
North Jersey lies within New York City's general sphere of influence. Central Jersey is a largely suburban area. South Jersey is within Philadelphia's general sphere of influence, and most of it is included in the Delaware Valley.
New Jersey has a temperate climate, with hot humid summers and cold winters.
Whether it’s the gateway to New York City, the quaint colonial towns, the East Coast gaming and theme parks, or the 127 miles of beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey can be the perfect vacation destination for your next vacation with the kids. And because it’s a compact state, you get easy access to beach life, nightlife and city life, all ingredients for a great family vacation. New Jersey is a popular vacation destination for families in both summer and wintertime.
Wintertime guests of New Jersey can go skiing, cross-country skiing or snow tubing at one of the downhill trails, snow tubing lanes, several terrain parks or at the super pipe New Jersey has to offer.
Northwest New Jersey, also called 'The Skylands Region' offers a solid diversity of activities.
Here you can ski or relax by a lake in the northern Skylands Region or hike on the Appalachian Trail or in the Delaware Water Gap. Outdoor fans should try the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The area offers a multitude of choices for eating and drinking but here you can also enjoy the old-fashioned style streets and shops in Chester and Frenchtown. History lovers will enjoy the lands of George Washington’s military headquarters at the Morristown National Historic Park.
The Gateway region looms on the edge of New York City and benefits from its richness of mixed culture. The Gateway National Recreational Area offers wide beaches and is a great spot for surfing, but you'll also find great clubs, restaurants and shopping opportunities in this area.
South Jersey’s Delaware River region includes the state capital of Trenton. A must-see in this region is the New Jersey State Aquarium.
The New Jersey’s Shore region has attractions for the whole family. Here you have access to an abundance of beautiful beaches where you can do everything from surf & swim to fish & scuba dive. This region is full of white-sand beaches along with lands of pine trees. The beach fun ranges from water sports, surfing, swimming, and fishing, to leisurely walks, and sunbathing.
The Jersey Shore extends 127 miles from Sandy Hook in the north to Cape May in the south and is lined with beaches, resorts, boardwalks, arcades, and casinos. Here you’ll have access to an abundance of beautiful beaches where they can do everything from surf & swim to fish & scuba dive. The New Jersey Southern Shore is the definition of a resort region and home to miles of beaches and excellent birding especially in Cumberland County. Here you'll find towns like Ocean City, Wildwood and Cape May, where the waves, sand, and sun are only part of the fun. Ocean City with its beaches, boardwalk and theme parks, family rides and water slides says it invented family fun.
The New Jersey Southern Shore offers lots of outdoor activities like swimming, boating, camping and hiking, but also is a shopper’s delight, with places like Dutch Neck Village, the Cumberland Mall in Vineyard, and the Washington Street Mall in Cape May. This is another great vacation spot for your next family vacation with the kids. Trenton, the state capital, offers activities that include a tour of the gold-domed State House to see the government at work and the Old Barracks Museum to view life as it was over 200 years ago.
Greater Atlantic City is a city/resort area that enhances the definition of play to 24 hours, all ages and interests. Atlantic City is the city where the beach is linked to the hotels, casinos, shops, and many amusements and theme parks by the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. Guests of Atlantic City will also find arcades, shops, eateries, rides, spectacular nightlife and entertainment on the four miles of boardwalk. Since Atlantic City is an island, there is also fishing. Outdoor enthusiasts will find biking, canoeing and kayaking. Atlantic City hotels, motels and resorts offer many vacation specials for families.
Get the best of both worlds in New Jersey! Here, you can have the pleasure of being right on the water in a clean and safe environment in the coastal region, but at the same time you'll be minutes from the incredible food, cultural events, exciting nightlife and historic landmarks of the New Jersey mainland.
So whether you choose New Jersey for a weekend trip or a longer vacation, whether it's summer or winter time, whether you prefer the coastal region or the main land, New Jersey has got a lot to offer and can be the perfect vacation destination for your next family vacation with the kids.
Popular cities and towns in New Jersey:
Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in New Jersey are: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison and Woodbridge cities and township.
New Jersey offers lots of accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids. You can take a look at the
accommodations section to find out what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children. All depends on the season and vacation plans you have with the kids. If you choose New Jersey to be your winter vacation destination then New Jersey offers several ski resorts, family friendly hotels and vacation rentals to choose from. In summertime New Jersey is a great destination for your family vacation too and offers a large choice of accommodations. New Jersey offers accommodations ranging from bed & breakfasts and Inns to major hotels and even world-class hotel casino resorts in Atlantic City. For a relaxing, quiet night, sit under stars at one of New Jersey's many state parks or campgrounds. Or choose a vacation rental that is comfortable, clean, spacious and friendly for your vacation with the kids. New Jersey offers a large variety of accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids, so you’ll probably have no problem finding the perfect place to stay.
New Jersey offers a large variety of both outdoor and indoor activities and attractions. Below we’ve listed some New Jersey attractions that you can visit on your vacation with the kids and are fun for the whole family.
Amusement and Theme Parks:
Bowcraft Amusement Park
Casino Pier Water Works
Clementon Amusement Park
Fairy Tale Forest
Funtown Amusement Pier
Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Keansburg Amusement Park
Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove
Playland's Castaway Cove
Six Flags Great Adventure
Wild West City
Waterparks and water fun:
Mountain Creek Waterpark
Runaway Rapids Waterpark
Sahara Sam's Oasis
Thundering Surf Waterpark
New Jersey zoos and aquariums:
Bergen County Zoological Park
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
New Jersey State Aquarium
Popcorn Park Zoo
Space Farms Zoo & Museum
Other New Jersey sites and tours to see:
Cape May Lighthouse
New Sweden Farmstead Museum in Bridgeton
Walking and trolley tours of Cape May
East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville
USS Battleship New Jersey on Camden Waterfront
Circle Line Statue of Liberty Cruise
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Lyndhurst
Ocean Life Center in Atlantic City
Historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal in Jersey City
The Green Sergeants Bridge
The New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt
The Old Bridge Raceway Park in Englishtown
Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg
Old Barracks in Trenton
Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove
Horse racing at Monmouth Park
More vacation destinations....
More usefull websites:
New Jersey Official State Information Website
New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism