The Garden State hosts Spring Break with Adventures and Explorations
Interactive experiences in New Jersey abound for all ages with spring
TRENTON, NEW JERSEY (March 7, 2022) – The largest cherry blossom collection in the United States, indoor wonders and outdoor adventures are just a few of the ways to enjoy spring break at New Jersey. Kids, teens and their parents can continue to learn and explore at places like the Liberty Science Center or on one of Sussex County’s famous walking trails this spring, entertaining and engaging them away from the classroom. class.
Whether the family prefers indoor experiences or outdoor adventures, the Garden State offers many interactive ideas to help visitors and residents plan an unforgettable spring break in New Jersey:
- paper mill playhouse – Millburn: from March 24. Central Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse is a Broadway alternative for theatergoers who love the thrill of musicals and plays, but for a fraction of the price. Notable alumni of the program include Anne Hathaway, Shanice Williams, Rob McClure and many more. The upcoming season includes renditions of popular musicals, such as “The Wanderer” (March 24-April 24) and “Sister Act” (June 1-26).
- American dream – East Rutherford: throughout March and April. The acclaimed American Dream has elevated New Jersey’s entertainment scene for families with activities, shopping, and dining aplenty. In addition to top-notch shopping, American Dream features over 22 rides, roller coasters, attractions and live entertainment, including beloved characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues and more. Guests of all ages can ride roller coasters through Nickelodeon Universe with great views of the New York skyline or go swimming in the world’s largest indoor pool at DreamWorks Water Park, which is kept at a comfortable temperature of 81 degrees all year round.
- Freedom Science Center – Jersey City: throughout March and April. Liberty Science Center is a center of learning featuring 12 museum exhibit halls, live animal collections, giant aquariums and the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The center’s latest exhibits feature Paw Patrol, which features daring rescues and activities, and an immersive Minecraft exhibit, where visitors embark on digital quests and encounter life-size characters. The exhibits are friendly to visitors of all ages.
- Burlington/Mount Holly County Parade – Mount Holly: March 5. March is also the time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and few states are as lively as New Jersey, featuring parades, entertainment and festive foods, such as green beer, corned beef and cabbage. , throughout the month. . The Burlington County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 5 features pipe bands, Irish dancers and other Irish traditions of the day, producing a non-stop celebration for onlookers.
- Van Vleck House and Gardens – Montclair: March 16. Conservation of the garden hosts more than 100 gardens nationwide, and 18 of them are in the state of New Jersey. A nonprofit committed to historic preservation, the early 20th-century Van Vleck House offers a rare opportunity to see a plethora of private gardens open to the public daily, free of charge. This private 12-acre estate was established over 140 years ago; since then, countless donors and volunteers have made the gardens accessible for guests to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the green spaces. On March 16, “Tales from the Trails: Signs of Spring” invites visitors to register and experience the wonders of the outdoors through a series of kid-friendly nature walks and crafts.
- cherry blossom festival – Belleville and Newark: April 2 to 10. Home to the largest collection of cherry blossoms and the oldest county park in the United States, Branch Brook Park in Essex County is home to one of the best cherry blossom festivals in the country. Visitors can marvel at the nearly 4,000 trees while soaking up the seasonal splendor. This year’s festival will be held from April 2 to 10 and will include a fun 10 km run, a bicycle race, many family activities, Japanese cultural activities such as origami, bonsai, ikebana and arts martial arts, food and much more.
- Choose Your Own Farms – Across South Jersey: From April. South Jersey is home to several farms, run by the same family for several generations. While each farm experience varies, all offer a picking experience with flowers, produce, and the option to purchase fresh produce or baked goods. In April, spinach, broccoli and tulips are in season, and popular sites include Emery’s Farm in New Egypt, The farm of Sahl’s father and son in Egg Harbor City and Springdale Farm at Cherry Hill.
- Bird watching – Throughout South Jersey: from April. The state’s diverse habitat makes South Jersey a major seasonal migration route for hundreds of bird species like great blue herons and American robins. spots like Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary at Stone Harbor and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway are a birdwatcher’s paradise due to the variety of distinct habitats. From highland mountains to pine forests, the assortment of natural resources translates to enormous diversity in the state’s wildlife, such as Rufous-bellied Peckerheads and Tufted Chickadees. New Jersey Audubon offers many courses, from introductory birding classes and guided evening walks to preschool programs to learn about animals. Plus, avid birdwatchers will flock to Cape May on May 14where teams will compete in the prestigious World Birding Series to see how many birds they can spot in a 24 hour period.
- Sussex County Trails – Across Sussex County: Spring 2022. Whether you’re looking to hike, bike, trail or explore outdoor pursuits, Sussex County is home to three scenic trails: Wood Duck Trail, Appalachian Trail: Wantage Foothills and Timberdoodle Trail. Family trails range from 3.1 to 5.9 miles in length and are great for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. The trails provide visitors with distinct opportunities for bird and wildflower viewing, while offering breathtaking views of the Delaware River. Located 1,803 feet above sea level, a hike in High Point State Parkin Sussex County offers the highest elevation in the state and panoramic views of the surrounding three states. Visitors can explore any of the 23 famous hiking trails to the summit for magnificent sunset views.
For more information on planning your spring getaway in the Garden State, please visit www.vistnj.org.
About New Jersey
New Jersey offers a wide variety of visitor experiences throughout the year. Travelers and residents alike can enjoy outdoor adventures, renowned culinary offerings, educational opportunities, and a strong arts and culture scene. With numerous state and national parks, beaches, skiing, duty-free shopping, historic sites, museums and more, New Jersey blends its rich history with its exciting present. Home to the nation’s first seaside resorts and the birthplace of major inventions, New Jersey offers a scenic escape and dynamic opportunities for visitors from near and far. For more information, visit www.visitnj.org.
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