10 Great New Jersey Weekend Getaways

Need a staycation? Keep these New Jersey destinations in mind for your springtime travels.

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A stroll through Lambertville's charming streets is the perfect way to spend a warm afternoon. You can browse the Victorian homes or window shop at one of the many antique shops. And if you're looking for that perfect Instagram picture, the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge is sure to deliver. More about the town here.
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Liberty State Park in Jersey City overlooks Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, both of which are accessible by ferry. The park is home to a Holocaust memorial, a 9/11 memorial and offers stunning views of New York City. More on the park here.
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Adventure seekers can hike through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Swimming, kayaking, fishing and hiking are among the activities offered. More info here.
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Essex County Paddle Boat House in West Orange allows guests to rent swan paddle boats. The boats hold up to four people and life jackets are provided. Nearby the is the Turtle Back Zoo, which also houses mini golf, a zip line and an obstacle course. More info here.
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The view of the Clinton Red Mill Museum is worth the trip to Clinton alone. However, there are plenty of other fun things to do while in town. You can stroll the downtown area and shop the small businesses or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. More info on the town here.
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With more than 8,500 aquatic species, Adventure Aquarium in Camden has plenty to see. The New Jersey aquarium features the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States and is the only aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos. More info here.
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The "garden of the Garden State" in Ringwood offers 96 acres of gardens and winding trails through the woods. You can find out more about the garden here.
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The adventure park in Jackson has over 50 rides. It is home to the world’s tallest roller coaster, Kindga Ka, and El Torro, one of the world’s fastest wooden coasters. If thrill rides aren’t for you, the park also has the Wild Safari on site with 1,200 animals from six continents. More info here.
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Vernon Township’s Mountain Creek Resort operates as ski and snowboarding resort during the winter and a water park in the warmer months. More info here.
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Tour Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, which features 42-acres of contemporary outdoor sculptures. You can also take things indoors for rotating exhibitions. More info here.
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