Spring Break Day Trips 2017

Spring Break Day Trips 2017

The words we don't want to hear from the kids roar during spring break, "I'm bored." Let's keep the kids busy and happy during spring break. There are some great day trip opportunities to explore. Here are a few suggestions for places to visit. Don't worry! We've got you covered should it rain during this week.

Spring Break Day Trips NJ 10 Spring Break Day Trips for Your New Jersey Family

Turtle Back Zoo and South Mountain Recreation Complex
West Orange (Essex County)
Adorable zoo. Touch the sting rays, ride the carousel and say hello to the gibbons. The zoo is part of the South Mountain Recreation Complex with an ice skating arena, mini golf, an aerial obstacle course and an amazing new playground (pictured on right).

Diggerland USA
West Berlin (Camden County)
This construction-themed adventure park lets you drive, ride and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment. It's awesome!

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island   
Jersey City (Hudson County)
Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is a memorable experience for everyone. Departures from NJ.

Cape May Whale Watcher
Cape May (Cape May County)
Whale and dolphin watch! The excursion is fully narrated. Come aboard! Departures all week during spring break.

Here are a few suggestions of indoor places to visit, in case it rains!

iPlay America
Freehold (Monmouth County) (Over 250 rides, games, and attractions including go karts, two-level laser tag, a 4-D theater, bumper cars, midway games and more fun at iPlay America.

Liberty Science
Jersey City (Hudson County)
What keeps you drier, running in the rain or walking through it? Find out at Liberty Science Center. Don't mis the Illusion exhibit. Kids love seeing themselves in the mirror as an animal. Lots to explore!

Sahara Sam's Oasis
West Berlin (Camden County)
Great deal for spring break. Splash around, inside.  Now that sounds like great fun for everyone!  Kids will be tired from swimming and playing all day! Parents will have tired kids at night! I'll be on the lazy river!

Adventure Aquarium
Camden (Camden County)
Come nose to nose with massive hippos Button and Genny at Adventure Aquarium in Camden. There are fifteen different exhibits and shows. Great "Dinosaurs of the Deep" exhibit there now.

Legoland Discovery Center
Two locations: Westcher, NY and Philadelphia, PA
There is a Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester, NY. It's not a far ride for us from North Jersey. Family fun with 2 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more! AND just in time for spring break, a NEW Legoland Discovery Center is opening in Philadelphia. It will interactive LEGO-themed ride, a 4D Cinema, and thousands of LEGO bricks in themed building areas.

Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Located just over the NJ border in Easton, PA, is the only place in the world where the magic of Crayola comes to life. Here, you’re always encouraged to let your creativity run free, to color outside the lines and to play, explore, and learn. My kids LOVE making crayons with their names on the wrapper.

Photo taken at South Mountain Recreation Complex.

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