30 Bucket List Things To Do In New Jersey
For An Unforgettable Winter
Wow – we’ve had quite a stretch of ridiculous winter weather here in New Jersey, and we’ve still got several long winter months to go before spring arrives. It’s easy to catch the winter doldrums – especially after the holidays have passed – but there are plenty of fun ways to shake the winter blues here in New Jersey. From awesome New Jersey museums, to fun winter sports like ice skating and snow shoeing to sampling fine New Jersey wines or craft beers – it’s not hard to find fun things to do in New Jersey this winter.
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So whether you’re looking for a winter getaway in New Jersey, you’ve resolved to take up a new hobby this New Year, or you’re taking a “mental health” day from work, here are 30 bucket list things to do in New Jersey to make this winter one to remember.
30 Amazing Things To Do In New Jersey This Winter
Visit the frozen Great Paterson Falls at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park…
…then check out the Paterson Museum when you need to warm up.
Rent a cabin in one of New Jersey’s beautiful state forests.
Brendan Bryne and Wharton State Forests have cabins available for rent throughout the winter.
Do some indoor stargazing at a New Jersey planetarium.
The largest planetarium in the United States just opened at Liberty Science Center!
Got cabin fever? Escape to an escape room!
Explore a few of the fabulous museums in New Jersey.
Got the Olympic spirit? Give curling a try!
Yeah, it’s a little weird… but also fun!
Catch a screening of The Princess Bride at the historic Union County Performing Arts Center.
“As you wish…”
Take advantage of an AWESOME deal on a getaway to Crystal Springs Resort…
… and enjoy skiing, snow tubing, and Crystal Springs’ amazing Biosphere pool complex featuring a heated indoor pool, underground aquarium, and a 140 foot water slide!
Raise money to support the Special Olympics and take the Polar Plunge in Seaside Heights!
Be Bold! Get Cold!
Visit Cape May – named one of prettiest winter towns in America by Travel & Leisure magazine!
Warm up at a New Jersey winery. We have over 3 dozen of them!
New Jersey’s wineries are a great place to visit in the winter with many special events including live music nights, specialty tastings, and more.
Take in some amazing ice sculptures at these New Jersey winter festivals.
Meet the Harlem Globetrotters and watch as they display their jaw-dropping blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship when they visit the Garden State on their 2018 World Tour!
Purchase a magic pass for a special 30-minute exhibition of tricks and hands-on basketball fun with the players prior to the game!
Come to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the NJ Expo and Convention Center and browse everything from fashion and fine art to woodcraft and specialty foods.
Whether you’re looking for jewelry, ceramics, glass or metal arts – with over 300 of the most creative independent artisans around – chances are you’ll find it at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Edison.
Warm up to a new workout class…like hot yoga.
And actually commit to those New Years resolutions.
Visit Camden’s Adventure Aquarium…
… and get an up-close view of sea turtles, penguins, stingrays, sharks, and other amazing aquatic creatures!
Take a hike to the highest point in New Jersey…
…and take in breathtaking views of three states.
Go ice skating at an outdoor ice skating rink.
Go maple sugaring at Trailside Nature Center….
…and enjoy some sweet and tasty treats .
Discover and drink great craft beer and wine at the Cheers Bergen Craft Beer and Wine Festival.
Save big on admission HERE!
Learn how to get started with some tips from the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Or do some cross country skiing!
Get a group of friends together and enjoy some indoor laser tag!
Prefer a more low-key activity? How about indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf?
Enjoy a weekend getaway in Atlantic City…
Raise your spirits – literally – with a distillery tour and tasting at Skunktown Distillery.
Or sample craft whiskey from all over the world at the Jersey City Whiskey Festival.
Get in touch with your inner dancing queen at ABBA Mania…
Bring the family to Discover the Dinosaurs at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus!
Step back in time and observe enormous prehistoric dinosaurs and glimpse at mythological dragons. This experience is all about hands-on family-friendly fun!
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