- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 20 April 2016
- Written by MEAGHAN WHEELER | STAFF WRITER
As school is winding down, the only light at the end of the tunnel for students is summer. That six letter word almost seems untouchable when finals, tests and papers take over our days.
But what do you do when the work finally ends? Summer is a time where your days should be filled with stress-free fun. So what is there to do that is budget friendly as well as close in proximity?
Luckily for us, New Jersey is filled with fun and exciting day trips to keep you busy all summer long.
If you are looking for a fun beautiful place to just sit back and relax, New Jersey has an entire coastline filled with relaxing beaches.
There is Wildwood, Point Pleasant Beach, and much much more. If you are in the mood for an exploring day, there are several cities to visit. Montclair, Princeton, and Lambertville are just a few of my favorite fun cities to explore.
What about some educational learning days? A day at the museum sounds like a perfect summer day to me.
Professor Veit, Department Chair for history and anthropology, says, “I love spending summers traveling through the historical sites of New Jersey: Pine Barrens, old factories, and even the battlegrounds. I love to learn about all the history New Jersey has to offer.”
There are so many academic museums to explore in New Jersey, including the Franklin Mineral Museum, Jersey Shore Children’s Museum, Liberty Science Museum, Marine Mammal Center and Garden State Discovery Museum.
For those of you who might have an adventurous side, there are plenty of places to fulfill it.
We have Delaware River Tubing, Sky rides in Seaside Heights, and even sky diving.
Junior business student, Rob Ewanis, said, “I cannot wait until summer so I can go skydiving. It is an occasion I’ve been saving up for and I’ve been waiting to make the jump for years.”
There are several zoos and aquariums to visit as well as amusement parks. For the hiking outdoorsy type, New Jersey has hiking trails and waterfalls to see.
Turtleback Zoo has a rope course called Treetop Adventures, which is an amazing experience.
Victoria Petruzzella, sophomore health studies student, said, “I cannot wait until this summer so I can enjoy all of the hiking trails with my boyfriend. We are such an outdoor-loving couple and cannot wait to enjoy the nature that this tri-state area has to offer.”
If you are a history buff, there are several places to take you back in time to enjoy the history of the east coast.
Waterloo Village, Historic Cold Spring Village and Monmouth Battlefield State Park are just a few places to go to satisfy your history bug.
Summer is meant for traveling, exploring and discovering what this great state has to offer!
From waterparks to museums, lakes to beaches, and museums to state parks, New Jersey has it all. Get out there and start seeing the sights this summer.
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