June is a great time of the year with excellent weather and un-crowded conditions to visit the popular attractions before school is out and vacationers and day trippers are in full force.
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, fireworks, and inside restaurant dining and bars, resulting in either closures or restrictions in operation.
Some outdoor recreational areas and businesses have been able to restart their operations. These include; Restaurants, beginning June 15, will be allowed to open for outdoor dining. Beaches, State and Municipal Parks, and recreational campgrounds. State parks are open for passive recreation, including fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, jogging, biking, birding, horseback riding, and more.
Limits on people gathering outdoors have been increased from 10 to 25, including picnics and cookouts. However, indoor gatherings are still limited to 10 people.
With near term, (prior to June 30) 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.
Liberty State Park in Jersey City has awesome views of lower Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It also has playgrounds, picnic areas, bike paths, jogging paths, estuary, gardens, a marina and a large, beautiful restaurant with an fantastic waterfront view. Take in Liberty Science Center, a family science museum and the most visited museum in New Jersey. Have lunch or dinner at the Liberty House restaurant in the park. It's hard to beat this waterfront dining experience with fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Liberty State Park. June is a good time to enjoy outside dining on the terrace.
Best Public, NJ State Managed Camp Grounds
The New Jersey State Park System also offers many excellent camping facilities that bring you up close to the wilderness and many other amenities. Two of the popular state parks for camping are Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - Worthington State Forest Campground in Warren County; and Wharton State Forest straddling Atlantic, Burlington and Camden Counties.
Best New Jersey Amusement Parks
June is an ideal time to getaway to a Jersey shore top boardwalk amusement park before the summer crowds descend. Bring the kids along and catch the fun at Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Ocean City, and Wildwood.
Best New Jersey Hiking Trails
NJ has a large variety of forested trails, waterfalls, ridges, and scenic views.
The best time of the year to enjoy hiking in NJ is in the fall when the leaves are in full color and in the spring or after a heavy rainfall when the waterfalls and rivers are at their best
Best NJ Biking Trails
New Jersey has great terrain and scenery and offers a wide variety of trails for a wonderful cycling adventure for beginners to advanced cyclists.
Best NJ Kayaking
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.
Spring Lake Visitors Guide
Spring lake is a Jersey Shore town popular with couples looking for an upscale relaxing, romantic seashore experience without the honky-tonk t-shirt shops or other commercial tourist attractions found in other oceanfront destinations. Spring Lake has many sprawling Victorian mansions with wraparound porches, charming B & B's, a wonderful beach, and a two mile non-commercial boardwalk that is ideal for jogging or a slow walk.
Take a trip to the CowTown Rodeo
780 Route 40,
Open May-September, 7:30 PM, Saturday nights. They are the longest running weekly rodeo in the USA. Here you can enjoy quality Western Rodeo entertainment by touring professional cowboys. Includes; Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Girls Barrel Racing, Brahma Bull Riding and more.
Best New Jersey Strawberry Pick Ur Own Farms
Strawberry picking is a great family activity and the best way to enjoy flavor full strawberries. If you love strawberry's avoid the supermarkets --- where strawberries are sold before they fully ripen --- and head out to a strawberry picking farm in New Jersey. Strawberries do not ripen after picking. Strawberry picking begins in late May in Southern NJ and runs into late June and depending on weather conditions can sometimes last until early July in Northern NJ.