NJ Family Fun Never Ends at These Garden State Amusement Parks
Summer is here and that means it is time to take advantage of the longer, warmer days by getting out and visiting some of the top amusement parks in the Garden State. No matter what area of our amazing state you live in, you will find a bevy of parks just brimming with NJ family fun waiting to be had by your entire family.
For those in the Southern Shore region of NJ, the summer is all about the boardwalk. With over 18 acres of family fun, Morey’s Piers in Wildwood has been a perennial favorite among New Jerseyites since it opened in 1969. With 3 expansive amusement “piers” including more than 100 rides, 2 oceanfront water parks, over 40 carnival games, and 1 insanely fun arcade, it will take more than just a weekend to experience all this little slice of the coastline has to offer.
Other options for family-fun seekers in the southern part of our state include the childhood favorite Storybook Land and construction-centric Diggerland USA.
Head a little north to the central part of the state and there is no question where the crown resides when it comes to non-stop family fun – Six Flags Great Adventure! The largest amusement park and safari in the USA, Great Adventure has over 200 rides and attractions including the tallest and fastest roller coaster in North America. It is not all thrills and high-flying spills, there are also a variety of shows, tamer rides, and carnival games to delight the young and young-at-heart. If you can’t stand the heat, fear not as its sister water park, Hurricane Harbor, is right next door.
Other options for some Central Jersey family fun is the award-winning indoor amusement park iPlay America and Lucky Leo’s Arcade along Casino Pier in Seaside Heights.
One of the top places for the whole family to enjoy a day of safe, wholesome fun is at the historic Northern NJ landmark, the Land of Make Believe. A true throwback to the amusement parks of yesteryear, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy: picnicking with the family for the adults, the newer thrill rides and pirate-themed water park for the older kids, and of course the traditional carnival rides that even the youngest children can enjoy.
Other options for the entire family to enjoy when visiting the North include the party haven The Funplex and our state’s most unique theme park, Wild West City!
Coming to NJ to experience some of this family fun for yourself? No matter what region you decide to adventure in, you’ll want the best accommodations at the best price. Book a stay at The Wilshire Grand, one of the top West Orange hotels, for a comfortable home base for any family vacation.