Winter, the coldest season of the year is a time for many indoor events, and for the more adventurous, there are some great outdoor winter fun activities like skiing, snow boarding, and skating.
It is also Valentines Day and a time to celebrate an intimate romantic occasion.
Question: Winter Holiday Dining - Looking to go out to a non-Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day. Do you know of any decent restaurants open on Christmas Day?
Question: We're going with my family to NYC this January and we want to visit a neighboring city. We are thinking about Jersey City and was wondering if it's worth spending a day or two with an overnight stay? If so, how do we get there, what is there to do, and can you recommend a hotel to stay at?
Answer: Jersey City, across the river from NYC is certainly worth visiting. Jersey City has a variety of attractions, and entertainment. It's many attractions include museums, a nationally recognized science learning center, and unbeatable, world class harbor views overlooking the New York City Skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Jersey City is very easy to access from the PATH rail system in NYC from either the 33rd Station or World Trade Center stations. In just 20 minutes you can get off at one of the three Jersey City stations --- Newport, Grove Street or Exchange Place.
For more information including hotels in Jersey City, visit Jersey City Visitors Guide
Question: We need to be in Atlantic City for a business trade show during the winter off season and since we are not Casino people, we would like to take the kids with us. Are there activities or things for kids to do the AC?
Answer: Atlantic City is becoming a family destination with plenty of year round activities and things to do for kids. Some of the popular Winter kids things to do are:
Atlantic City Aquarium - Get to see more than 100 species of fish and other marine creatures.
The Marine Mammal Center - Located in neighboring Brigantine. They are an organization that rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick and injured marine mammals and sea turtles that wash ashore on NJ beaches.
Haunted Tales - On the Boardwalk. This is a ghostly Adventure with a special effects theatre where people can get to hear about the Jersey Devil and pirates who still haunt the Jersey shore.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! - Located on the Boardwalk. Exhibits a collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures.
IMAX Theater. Located at the Tropicana. Has a 5-1/2 story screen with the newest Hollywood films and IMAX 3D releases.
Family Fun Station - Located in the Tropicana. An arcade with lots of games and prizes.
Placade Amusements. Located on the Boardwalk. Open daily, year round. An arcade with a huge selection of games and prizes.
Skate Zone - Located on North Albany Ave. Offers public ice skating and rental skates
Rainforest Café - Located in the trump Plaza hotel. It’s a great place to eat with kids. A tropical rain forest with cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, animated wildlife and live tropical fish. They have a kids menu with a special treat for dessert!
For More information, visit Atlantic City Kids Activities
Question: Valentines Day Weekend Trip - We are considering taking a long weekend trip over Valentines Day but are concerned there will be nothing to do in the off-season. Can you find enough sites to see or things to do for a 4 - 5 day trip in February?
Answer: If your are looking for top entertainment, excellent restaurants, romantic spa's and some gambling, Atlantic City has plenty to offer. Check out the Atlantic City Visitors Guide for inframtion on things to do, restaurants, and more.
For a more subdued, romantic experience, visit Cape May. Cape May attracts visitors year round, and in the off season, visitors can enjoy charming B & B's, restaurants, and seasonal things to do.
For more on Valentines Day Information visit Valentines Day in New Jersey:Things To Do to Make it a Special Occasion
Question: Accommodations near Train Station to NYC - I am looking for a hotel which is conveniently located for my family of four. We will be there for a holiday in December and we plan to go into New York. Please advise where we can stay, preferably a budget hotel near the train station.
Answer: For public transportation and ease of getting in an out of New York City, I would recommend staying in either Jersey City, NJ or Newark, NJ. Each o0f these NJ cities have a PATH subway system to get into NYC, as well as plenty of entertainment activities and less expensive lodging options.
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