Cape May Point State Park
Climb 199 steps of the 157-foot high lighthouse for a rewarding panoramic view, and hike one of the park’s trails to explore the beach and coastal dune. Cape May Point Natural area is composed of 153 acres and is a good place to watch the Fall bird migration. Find Discount Hotels near Cape May Point State Park.
Fall 50 mph from a 10-story tower on Thunder Drop, spin through the sky on Flying Pharoah, feel your stomach drop on wooden coaster, Hellcat - and don’t miss King Neptune’s Revenge, a log ride built entirely over a lake! Splash World aquatic playland lets you free fall six-stories in a see-through flume at Torpedo Rush, get splashed and sprayed at Laguna Kahuna and perfect your tan on the Lazy River. Enjoy two parks for the price of one, and watch for excellent special events. Find Discount Hotels near Clementon Park.
High Point State Park
High Point Monument, 1,803 feet above sea level, provides observers with spectacular views of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains and the Wallkill River Valley – wow! Explore the Cedar Swamp Trail in Dryden Kuser Natural Area, some of the 50 trail miles available. Swim in fresh spring water at Lake Marcia, boat at Sawmill and Steenykill Lakes, and enjoy cross-country skiing in the winter. Find Discount Hotels near High Point State Park.
Thirty-eight thrill rides for every age and fear level, plus water park Runaway Rapids’ 18 slides, lazy river and kiddie area create a great family-fun destination. Pay just for what you want to do, and consider a combination pass to get the most action for your buck. You will find kiddie and adult levels of go-kart tracks as well. Find Discount Hotels near Keansburg.
Comprised of three seaside amusement parks on 3 separate piers, there is a little of everything to create a lot of fun! Mariner’s Landing offers over 30 rides for kids of all ages; Surfside Pier is where you will find “it” (the newest attraction), along with a Formula One Raceway and plenty of rides appropriate for everyone; Adventure Pier boasts wooden coaster The Great White, and numerous Xtreme and kiddie rides. Raging Waters water park offers lots of slides, a family pool and lazy river, while Ocean Oasis Waterpark boasts a 1,000 foot long Endless River, children’s area Bonsai Beach plus an adults-only pool and spa services. No matter where you land, it’s gonna be a blast! Find Discount Hotels near Morey’s Piers.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Face your fear! The stand-up coaster, Green Lantern, goes upside down - yikes! El Toro and Nitro coasters both won prestigious 2010 Golden Ticket awards. A variety of other thrill rides, plus plenty of age-appropriate fun for smaller children make this park truly a Great Adventure. If you would enjoy a California sea lion exhibit, a dolphin encounter and seeing more than 1,200 exotic animals, consider upgrading your pass to include the Wild Safari. Find Discount Hotels near Six Flags Great Adventure.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
From 1886 to his death in 1931, Thomas Edison lived and worked in West Orange, and visitors can learn more at this historic park. Ranger-led programs run through the day at the Laboratory Complex; obtain a pass there to enter Llewellyn Park, where you can tour Edison’s Queen Anne style mansion, Glenmont, as well as explore the estate grounds with a self-guided, cell phone tour. Find Discount Hotels near Thomas Edison National Historical Park.