Top Ten Things to Do in New Jersey in July

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Things to Do in New Jersey in July

This is a great time of the year with peak summer weather that makes it an excellent time of the year to enjoy the Jersey Shore, it's beaches, boardwalks, amusements parks and fireworks

It's also a great time to of the year to visit many of the cultural festivals.

1 - Take a day trip to a Jersey Shore Beach

New Jersey beaches along the 127 miles of the Jersey shore are a natural landscape of beauty, clean ocean water, refreshing breezes and beautiful, white sandy beaches, making the Jersey Shore one of the most desired vacation destinations on the east coast. The beaches in Cape May County are especially known for their wide, fine, powdery sand, and are considered to be among the best beaches on the Atlantic coast.

For information on the most popular Jersey Shore beaches including fees, parking, rest rooms, and whether fishing is permitted. Click Here

2 - Pack your fishing rod and get out and enjoy an ocean, bay or river fishing trip

New Jersey Fishing

New Jersey fishing is a huge opportunity to experience a wide variety of fishing experiences and fish species. From the spring migrations of striped bass on the Jersey shore, and the American shad in the Delaware River to the bay shores and the ocean along the Atlantic coastline, there's something for all anglers

NJ with it's vast ocean coastline, bays, and rivers, offers anglers a wide variety of fishing experiences and fish species. Learn about tips on fishing, and where to go. Learn More

3 - Take in 4th of July fireworks, parades and events

July 4th nFireworks

New Jersey has many spectacular fireworks demonstrations from many different vantage points including along the beaches and boardwalks, along river front's, and in small town communities. Check out the New Jersey Guide to Independence Day fireworks, parades and events. Read more

4- Plan a weekend getaway or vacation to a Jersey Shore beach destination with an Amusement Pier

New Jersey Amusement Piers

Discover the top NJ Amusement and Theme parks. Summertime is for families and kids, couples and singles to enjoy a weekend getaway or vacation along the shore.
While they all have outstanding beaches, the destinations vary with activities from the charming, Victorian Cape May, exciting Point Pleasant Beach with Jenkinson's Pavilion, the family-oriented alcohol free town of Ocean City, the family oriented Wildwood with Doo Wop ambiance, and Seaside Heights with attractions for all ages. Read More

5 - Take a camping trip to a private camping ground

Private Camp Ground

Camping at a private campground offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy nearby attractions on a modest budget.

For those who prefer not to wander far from the camp grounds, many of them have extensive family recreational facilities on the grounds. For others who enjoy a beer or glass of wine with their meal, they usually do not have restrictions on moderate alcohol use. However, that does not mean that they will allow a large group with a keg party. Read more

6- - Get out an enjoy the outdoors and some exercise with a scenic bike trip.


NJ has a range of terrain from gentle terrain along the Jersey shore and the Pine Barrens, to the more moderate-difficult terrain of the Hunterdon County farmlands, gentle rolling hills,and lazy country roads, to the Skylands in Northwest New Jersey where you can find the more difficult mountainous terrain. Learn more

7 - Take a Canoe or Kayak trip through the Pine Barrens

pine barrens

Many outdoor enthusiasts regard Pine Barrens canoeing or paddling a kayak in the Pine Barrens as one of the best ways to experience the Pine lands up-close. A million-acres chunk of arid pine forests, cedar swamps, and twisty little rivers right in the middle where you can paddle for two days and not see a single house. Learn more

8 - Take in an Italian Festival

Italian Festivals

July is a popular month for Italian Festivals. Discover when and where the most popular Italian festivals are held. The festivals are generally run for three to four days around a summer weekend and in addition to promoting the Italian culture, they raise money to support many worthwhile charitable causes Discover the top festivals

9 - Take the Family To A Pick Your Own Farm For Blueberry Picking

blueberry picking

Blueberry picking is a fun family activity and a great way to get fully ripened, tasty, and healthy blueberries. The blueberry is also the official state fruit of New Jersey, with the Garden State being the second-biggest producer of blueberries after Michigan. Most of the best blueberry picking farms are located in southern NJ in the Pine Barrens region. Learn more

10 - Take in the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
July 28, 29, 30,2017
Solberg Airport
Readington, NJ
This weekend family festival is one of the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festivals in North America. It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association.
The event features twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more. The Fireworks Extravaganza takes place on Friday @ 9:30 pm


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