NJ Stay-cations!

June 21, 2017

Some years, it’s too hard to coordinate the family’s schedules or take too much time away. Other times, it’s a budgetary decision. Whatever your reason, we’ve compiled a list of 2 weeks worth of day trips you can easily take from Union County.

  1. Atlantic City – walk the streets that Boardwalk’s streets were named for and buy some salt water atlantic citytaffy.
  2. Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, has acres and acres of beautiful park-like land and dozens of life size and larger sculptures that will delight and amaze you. Visit http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/index.cfm for more information.
  3. Tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Visit http://activerain.com/blogsview/4719196/the-statue-of-liberty for more information.
  4. Take a tour of Princeton University.pick your own
  5. Visit a pick-your-own farm and buy enough strawberries, peaches, or blueberries to make jelly or at least a pie.
  6. Visit Liberty Hall – the home of NJ’s first governor. Visit http://activerain.com/blogsview/4439697/liberty-hall—home-of-nj-s-first-governorfor more information.
  7. Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson is a perennial favorite of nearly every kid we know.
  8. Visit a winery. Some of our favorites are Bellview WineryBrook Hollow WineryFour Sisters WineryLaurita Winery, and Old York Cellars. Visit their websites to see what special events they have.
  9. Visit the Culinary Institute and either take a class or enjoy a gourmet meal – or both. Visit https://www.ciachef.edu/ for more information.
  10. Visit the Vanderbilt Mansion, a National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. Visit https://www.nps.gov/vama/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm for more information.
  11. Tour the Thomas Edison Museum, a National Historic Site in West Orange. Visit http://activerain.com/blogsview/4403201/visit-the-thomas-edison-museum for more information.
  12. Spend the day exploring the wetlands at the Meadowlands Nature Center (http://activerain.com/blogsview/4778666/meadowlands-environment-center) and then spend the evening at the Race Track (http://activerain.com/blogsview/4913666/meadowlands-race-track).
  13. Visit the 911 Memorial. See https://www.911memorial.org/ for more info.
  14. Visit Jockey Hollow and Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown. See https://morristourism.org/history/american-revolution/morristown-national-historical-park?pp=1 for more info.
  15. Spend a day at the Jersey Shore. Soak in the sun and play a few games on the boardwalk in Wildwood or Seaside Heights.

What are your favorite things to do during your New Jersey Staycation?