Terrie Carr here and as much as I hate to say it- Summer in New Jersey is winding down. BOO! Summer in New Jersey rules- With so much to do in the state.
Beaches, Lakes, Mountains, Parks and of course the “DAYTRIP”. I remember day tripping as a kid with my family and it’s so crazy how some of the places are long gone….(Action Park, Bowcraft, Gingerbread Castle…..Ahhhh the memories).
There are however many places that you may remember and not even know that they are still in existence, welcoming visitors, and new generations and making lasting memories for families.
I decided to write this story because as we all race through summers and life and scroll through our phones a thousand times a day, let’s not forget how much fun we had jumping in the car, packing a snack, and heading to some whacky, fun, novelty theme parks right in our own backyard. We actually went on a “TRIP FOR A DAY”! How wild is that?
My list below consists of some legendary places that are still going strong after 60 years and some that are “younger” that have been welcoming families for 25 years.
Either way, before the summer breeze of 2023 gives way to New Jersey Nor’easters, let’s remind ourselves that we are never too busy to take a day, to play and take a “trip”…… (you can click on the red link in each story below the video for the link to each attraction and info!)