Enjoy Inexpensive Fun In New Jersey With Family & Friends This Month!
Looking for some inexpensive things to do in New Jersey this month? I’ve rounded up some fun, yet super cheap things to do in New Jersey in November. Some of these activities are perennial seasonal favorites, others are awesome deals on New Jersey events and activities that you’ll want to grab now before they’re gone! Best of all, every one of these fun things to do costs less than $10 per person!!! Read on for things to do in New Jersey in November for under $10!
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Enjoy the New Jersey’s Fall Foliage Season!
Now that Halloween is over, thoughts are turning to Thanksgiving and Christmas but there’s still time to enjoy some beautiful fall foliage in New Jersey. Some places to consider visiting where you can still catch some vibrant color are Washington Crossing State Park, Morristown National Historical Park, the New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, or some of New Jersey’s wonderful nature centers and wildlife refuges such as the Tenafly Nature Center or Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford. Most of these places to view fall foliage in New Jersey offer free admission and those that don’t are well under $10 per person.
Visit a Museum!
Chilly days are upon us and it’s a great time to visit one of the many awesome New Jersey museums that can be found all around the state. If you have a library card, chances are good that you can visit many New Jersey museums for free (find more about that program here)! Other New Jersey museums, such as the Princeton University Art Museum and the Rutgers Geology Museum offer free admission year round. There are also some great deals being offered on admission to a number of New Jersey museums being offered this month, such as the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Falls, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison, the Jersey Shore Children’s Museum, the Tuckerton Seaport, Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum, and the New Jersey Vietnam Era Museum and Education Center in Holmdel. These are limited time offers so be sure to grab them before they’re gone!
Catch a Show!
November is a great time to enjoy a concert, play, or dance production in New Jersey. With world-class venues all over the state, there’s no shortage of indoor entertainment options. Check out Things To Do In New Jersey’s November Calendar of Events for some great inexpensive entertainment options or take advantage of some these great deals on ZOSO (Led Zeppelin tribute show) at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville or One Magical Christmas by the Sketch Club Players in Woodbury, or You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown at the Haddonfield Plays and Players Performing Arts Center.
Visit a New Jersey Winery!
New Jersey has a plethora of top-notch wineries all over the state and they’re a great place to visit in November. Warm sunny day? New Jersey wineries are a beautiful place to enjoy an al fresco lunch and an award-winning wine. Chilly or rainy day? No problem – the tasting rooms at New Jersey’s wineries are a great place to warm up and find some new favorites just in time for the holidays. Most wineries offer at least a light fare menu; some even have full scale restaurants on the premises. Some wineries that are offering special deals on tours and tastings this month include Brook Hollow Winery in Warren County, Plagido’s Winery in Atlantic County, and Old York Cellars in Hunterdon County.
Enjoy Some Fun and Games!
There are tons of indoor and outdoor recreational activities in New Jersey where you can gather your friends, unleash your competitive edge, and have a blast while doing so! November is a great time for outdoor or indoor mini golf in New Jersey so be sure to check out the great deals that are being offered at Mt. Freedom Golf in Randolph, Willowbrook Golf Center in Wayne, and Glowgolf in Brick. Another exciting outing for all ages is laser tag. Round up your friends and head out to Bridgewater Sports Arena, where you can enjoy laser tag and arcade games for less than $4 per person this month! Prefer some outdoor fun? Be sure to check out this phenomenal deal (save 80%!!!) on a full day of paintball at Battle Creek Paintball in Passaic County, NJ!
Explore the History of New Jersey!
There are a number of fun and really interesting programs (many of them are FREE!) happening at historic sites in New Jersey in November. Learn more about the cranberry industry of New Jersey at Double Trouble State Park in Ocean County, tour the historic Craig House at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, learn about the Native Americans of New Jersey at Cape May Point State Park or Washington Crossing State Park, or enjoy a cider making demonstration or Thanksgiving hayride while learning what farm life in New Jersey during the early 20th century was like at the Howell Living History Farm in Mercer County.
Ring In the Holidays – Jersey Style!
We may still be stealing the kids Halloween candy, but by the end of the month a number of towns will be kicking off Christmas in New Jersey with holiday parades and Christmas tree lightings. Be sure to check out the Wallington Fire Department Holiday Parade, the Swedesboro Christmas Parade, and the Stone Harbor Christmas Parade, all happening on Saturday, November 28th. Swedesboro will also be holding their annual Christmas tree lighting on November 28th, as will Mullica Hill. On November 27th, the annual Sea Isle City Christmas Parade and Christmas tree lighting will take place. Other New Jersey towns holding their Christmas tree lightings on November 27th include Red Bank and Princeton. Another fun New Jersey Christmas activity that begins at the end of the month is the Christmas Express with Santa train ride at Allaire State Park. This magical New Jersey Christmas tradition has been delighting families for over 3 decades and costs only $6 per person. Trains run weekends (including the day after Thanksgiving) through Christmas.
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