Summer Bucket List

Over 50 activities and places to visit in NJ this Summer!

By Amanda Janke -Publishing Assistant June 21, 2017

Here are 50+ activities in and around NJ to enjoy this summer!


Free or nearly free:

Kids Bowl Free – Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!  Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.


Library summer reading programs - visit your local library’s website to see details on their summer reading program!


Barnes & Noble summer reading program - earn free books by completing activities!    


Earn $10 from TD Bank for reading! - click on the link for details!


Cheap Kid’s movies:

Cinepolis in Mansfield and Succasunna will be showing $2 movies every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM.  


Places to go, things to do:

Roller Skating

Bowling & Laser Tag

Mini Golf

Crayola Factory


Wild West City

Lakota Wolf Preserve

Mayo Center Morristown

Raritan Valley Planetarium 

Longo Planetarium

Jersey Shore Pirate Excursion

Treetops Adventure Course

Adventure Aquarium



NJ Naval Museum 

Sterling Mining Museum

Pequest Fish Hatchery 

Randolph Climbing Gym

Liberty Science Center

Morris Museum 

Children's museum in New York

Franklin Institute

Please Touch Museum

Thomas Edison's Lab

Northlandz Train Museum


Amusement Parks and Centers:

Land of Make Believe

Six Flags Great Adventure

Dorney Park

Keansburg Amusement Park

Bowcraft Amusement Park

Sesame Place

Hershey Park



Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and Amusements

iPlay America


Get Wet: 

Tomahawk Lake Waterpark

Mountain Creek Waterpark

Splash Pad at Turkey Brook Park

Crystal Springs Aquatic Center

Delaware River Tubing

Dutch Springs Aqua Park


Go to the Zoo:

Philadelphia Zoo

Turtleback Zoo

Van Saun Park and Zoo

Cape May Zoo

Raptor Trust


For the Sports Fans:

Visit Jets Training Camp

Visit Giants Training Camp

Somerset Patriots Baseball



Enjoy the Great Outdoors:

Ringing Rocks Park

Bushkill Falls

Spruce Run Recreation Area

Swartswood Lake Recreation Area

Round Valley Recreation Area

Mountain Lake Beach

Seven Presidents Beach

Sunrise Lake Beach


And of course, there are an abundance of farms and ocean beaches to visit when the mood strikes!  

Wherever your summer plans take you, enjoy every moment!