Pokemon Go In New Jersey –
The Best Spots To Play
The Pokémon Go epidemic is sweeping the world, with people officially spending more time per day on the app than on Facebook or Snapchat! The craze has taken a firm hold in New Jersey as well – everywhere you look, New Jerseyans are playing Pokémon Go! This new game provides a great incentive to get out of the house and do some walking around New Jersey, but not all Pokéstops are created equal. I’ve been doing some research, and I’ve found some of the best places to play Pokemon Go in New Jersey. Here are the ten best Pokestops in New Jersey …
10 Best Pokéstops in New Jersey
This beautiful park has a ton of fantastic sculpture art, as well as a ton of Pokestops. Truly a beautiful place to go for a walk and find some Pokémon.
2. Rutgers Livingston Campus
This campus of Rutgers University houses 14 Pokestops and two gyms, all within an easily walkable area. Perfect for just passing through for supplies, or an extensive Pokehunt. (Other places to hunt Pokemon nearby: Rutgers Geology Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University)
This 81-acre Bergen County nature center is filled with animals, nature trails, science exhibits, and Pokestops! It’s one of the nicest places in North Jersey to walk around hunting Pokemon and collecting supplies.
4. The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey’s beautiful Ewing campus is a great place to take a walk, and the fact that there are Pokestops (as well as 2 gyms) make it a fantastic place to go Pokehunting. (Other places to hunt Pokemon nearby: The NJ State Museum, The Old Barracks Museum, Washington Crossing State Park)
5. Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City is one of the most popular beach destinations in New Jersey, and odds are you’re going to need to refill your Pokesupplies if you’re going to catch all those Pokémon by the water, so stop by one of the many Pokestops on the boardwalk!
There are so many different Pokestops in Princeton that it just has to be included on the list of best places to play Pokemon Go in New Jersey. Princeton is a great college town to explore – while you’re there, be sure to check out the Princeton University Art Museum! It’s free and you’re sure to find some Pokemon nearby.
7. Six Flags Great Adventure
Yeah, you have to pay to get in, but this theme park makes the list because – let’s be honest – it’s just not summer in New Jersey without a trip to Great Adventure! And with consistently placed Pokestops all over the park (the Log Flume and Kingda Ka are great spots), it makes it a great place to stock up on Pokeballs.
Seldom do you get the chance to hunt for Pokémon while looking at lions or monkeys, but at this free zoo, you can do just that. They even have free wi-fi so there’s no need to worry about data usage!
9. Seaside Heights Boardwalk
It’s summertime, which means that it’s time to hit the beach in New Jersey, so you’re sure to find a ton of water Pokémon near this Pokestop.
There is an abundance of Pokestops in the Morristown Green. At one point, 17 different stops are visible on your screen! Due to the huge amounts of stops in walking distance, this is one of the best spots for Pokestops in New Jersey. Be sure to check out Morristown National Historical Park while you’re in town – you can catch Pokemon where George Washington slept!
Do you know of other great places to play Pokemon Go in New Jersey? Comment below!
EJ is a guest teen writer who (like most NJ teens) is fully immersed in the Pokemon Go epidemic in NJ. When he’s not playing Pokemon Go, he enjoys playing and watching sports, going to the movies, and exploring New Jersey with his family.
Featured Photo Credit: “Welcome to New Jersey” sign by Thomas Seymour via Flickr