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Ice Skating Rinks in New Jersey

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Ice Skating In New Jersey - Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Ice skating is a fun family adventure. My kids are so proud when they manage to stay upright! They are even more proud when they learn a new skill on the ice. They also laugh very hard when mommy or daddy falls down. (For the record, daddy falls down way more times than mommy!)

10 Top Family Resorts for the Christmas Holiday

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The Holidays are almost here... thinking about a trip?  Yes, we are too! 

Christmas seems to bring out the best in the Family Resorts, and we have definitely noticed.  Pack up the family and head to one of these festive family resorts for the holidays.  Think Gigantic Christmas Trees, lavishly adorned tables, twinking lights everywhere and plenty of Christmas activities for the whole family.

So what are you waiting for?  Start planning that Holiday Vacation with the The Top 10 Family Resorts for the Holidays.   

Holiday Events at New Jersey Zoos

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Holiday Events at New Jersey Zoos

Visiting a zoo during the holiday season can be magical. Many zoos offer special holiday events including holiday lights, visits with Santa, train rides and more holiday fun. In New Jersey, we are fortunate our local zoos have wonderful events planned for the holiday season.

Venues with Sensory-Friendly Events in NJ

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Venues with Sensory-Friendly Events in New Jersey

Many venues in New Jersey offer events for special needs children and families with sensory concerns. At these events, accommodations have been made to allow children to feel comfortable and included. See locations in New Jersey offering sensory-friendly events.

Indoor Water Parks for Your NJ Family

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Indoor Water Parks for Your New Jersey Family

Indoor water parks are a great location for family fun any time of year. Consistently 84 degrees and sunny inside, they are places for families to escape all sorts of weather and always be guaranteed a fun time! Many are attached to hotel resorts, allowing for leisurely overnight getaways.

Guide to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Our High-Kicking Guide to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

There is no better place to be during the holiday season than at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. Whether you are going for the first time or go yearly as a family tradition, the show is always magical and appeals to all ages.

Boo at the Zoo at New Jersey Zoos

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Boo at the Zoo at New Jersey Zoos

October is such a great month for New Jersey families with fall fun and amazing Halloween events available right here in our state. Nothing says fall better than Halloween and what's better than celebrating Halloween at a New Jersey zoo. It's time for Boo at a New Jersey Zoo. Put the costumes on and head to one of our state's zoos.

We've Been BOO-ed!

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We've Been BOO-ed!

Get ready! These signs pop up in neighborhoods in October. First one house has the sign then another and another as they get closer to you...house by house. And then, it's your turn. You've Been BOO-ed! 

All Aboard! Holiday Train Rides

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All Aboard! Holiday Train Rides in New Jersey

There's something magical for the kids to meet Santa on a train. It's magical for parents, too. In New Jersey, we have a number of different opportunities to take a holiday train ride with Santa. Learn more about each holiday train ride and pick the one that's best for your New Jersey family. Book your tickets as soon as possible because some holiday train rides sell out fast. Remember, one thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.

What's With the Teal Pumpkins?

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What's With the Teal Pumpkins?

Halloween! It's supposed to be a bit scary, but in a fun way with witches, ghosts and haunted houses. For children with food allergies, Halloween can be very scary, but not in a fun way. There's a lot of food, especially candy, with this holiday and finding treats that do not trigger an allergic reaction can be tricky. Enter the teal pumpkins!

Farms for Fall Fun for Little Ones in NJ

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Farms for Fall Fun for Your Little Ones in New Jersey

October is pumpkin season. There's nothing better than finding just the right pumpkin. The little ones in your family want to be involved in all the fun fall has to offer, too. Here are some farms in New Jersey perfect for pumpkin picking and fall fun for the little ones.

Jersey Week at Disney World

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Jersey Week at Disney World

Each year, the New Jersey Educational Association (NJEA) holds a convention that includes a Thursday and Friday in November. As you probably know, New Jersey public schools are closed for those days.  What do many families do in response to the schools being closed? They head to Disney World.

Solar Eclipse for NJ Families

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Where New Jersey Families Can See the Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse is coming to the United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking the sun’s rays from shining on our planet. This is a rare event.

New Jersey will not have a full view of the eclipse. In New Jersey, about 75 percent of the sun will be blocked. The moon will gradually cover the sun until a maximum eclipse occurs at 2:45 pm for about two minutes. This is an amazing event to witness. See where in New Jersey you can watch the solar eclipse.

Things to do on Rainy Days at the Shore

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Rainy Day at the Shore Places            Summer 2017         Jersey Shore Region

It happens. Not all the time. Not to everyone. But to some... it happens. And it is best to be prepared.  Rain. It happens. And sometimes during your vacation. You are going to need a plan.  Keep this list handy.