find lots of interesting things to do in New Jersey in August 2020. This is a
great time of the year with warm summer weather still in effect and the
end of the peak vacation season nearing the end.
It's also a great time to of the year to visit many of the cultural festivals.
Haven’t been to iPlay America lately? It’s time to come back to experience new rides, new games, and more fun! Plus, all the fun you have always loved with our two level laser tag, rides, 4-D Theater, arcade, Topgolf Swing Suite, and more!
At this time, and until further notice, COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to large public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, and fireworks.
Some outdoor recreational areas and businesses have been able to restart their operations. These include;
Beaches, State and Municipal Parks, and recreational campgrounds are open for passive recreation, including fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, jogging, biking, birding, horseback riding, and more.
Atlantic City's casinos will be able to reopen July 2 at 25% capacity.
Playgrounds and outdoor amusement parks, water parks, and arcades in the Garden State can also reopen on July 2. Parks and boardwalk rides will be limited to 50% of typical guest capacity and must enforce social-distancing rules on rides and in lines. Face coverings for guests and staff are required
Currently most public gatherings are limited: Indoor gatherings are limited to 25% capacity of the rooms in which they will take place, with a maximum of 100 persons. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 persons.
Restaurants are open for outdoor dining only. Indoor dining has been postponed until further notice
With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.
Ocean City is a Jersey Shore beach resort that sets itself apart from other beach front towns in going all out to insure that its reputation as “ America’s Greatest Family Resort” is true to its motto. This family resort destination has many attractions and accommodations that are family oriented and reasonably priced. Lodging including motels, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and vacation home rentals; family oriented restaurants, both sit in and take-out; shopping, including clothing, T-shirts, souvenirs, and antiques; and of course its beautiful beach and fun filled boardwalk.
Best Bike Trips -
New Jersey has great terrain and scenery and offers a wide variety of trails for a wonderful cycling adventure for beginners to advanced cyclists.
Some favorites include:
Island Beach State Park - Ride adjacent the sea shore, dunes and wildlife sanctuary - 16 miles round trip - Easy
The Pine Barrens - Traverse pristine pine & oak forests, blueberry fields and cranberry bogs and 3 major rivers. - 43 miles - Easy
New Jersey Beach Information - fees, facilities, and more
With 127 miles of beaches, 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.
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.
Best NJ Canoe and Kayaking
Batsto River - Hampton Furnace to Quaker Bridge - The lower Batsto River from Quaker Bridge to the lake at Batsto Village is a good paddle for all levels. Rentals available at Adams Canoe Rental 1005 Atsion Road, Atsion 609- 268 - 0189
Merrill Creek Reservoir, Warren County - Paddle past the red pine and cedar-lined shore forests and fields amongst wildlife and water fowl, where you will find mergansers, king fishers, pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, muskrat, hawks and herons.
NJ offers a wide variety of scenic and wildlife experiences, with a range water from easy flat water to the more intermediate, challenging rivers and beach areas.
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.
A popular New Jersey family activity. If you love peaches and enjoy getting out with the family for a fun activity, head on out to a pick your own peach farm and take home fresh, fully ripened, and flavorful peaches --- peaches that you aren't able to get at the local supermarket.
Peach picking season begins in early July and runs to the middle of September, depending on varieties and weather conditions.