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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

(973) 484-4600

89 Ridge St
Newark, NJ 07104   Directions Website

It’s hard to miss the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart as you explore downtown Newark. This French Gothic-styled cathedral features more than 200 stained glass windows and 14 giant bells imported from Italy. The fourth largest of its kind in North America, this cathedral is not only a beautiful architectural attraction but also a performance venue for several choirs and symphonies.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

(201) 933-2220

149 Polito Ave
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071   Directions Website

Feast upon a delightful four-course meal, which you shall eat like royalty. Medieval royalty, that is, which means with your hands. Children and children at heart will love the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, an attraction where the whole family can enjoy a unique twist on dinner and a show. Cheer for your knight as he fights with and against other knights, both on foot and on horseback.

Pole Position Raceway
Pole Position Raceway

(201) 333-7223

99 Caven Point Rd
Jersey City, NJ 07305   Directions Website

Give family time a slightly competitive edge at Pole Position Raceway, an indoor go-kart racing attraction in Jersey City. This huge indoor track features two quarter-mile tracks and adult karts that can go all the way up to 45 mph. Kid’s karts, of course, are also available. Race each other or team up to beat your opponents on these fun, winding racetracks.

The Hermitage House
The Hermitage House

(201) 445-8311

335 North Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423   Directions Website

Walk the halls where the first president, George Washington, once roamed. The Hermitage House, a National Historic Landmark and museum, consists of a preserved and restored stone house from 1763. This lovely home features several stunning Gothic Revival architectural details, from the diamond-paned windows to the high Tudor arches and gabled roof, as well as a collection of period furniture, clothing, accessories and other attractions on display.

Turtle Back Zoo
Turtle Back Zoo

(973) 731-5800

560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052   Directions Website

Bring your wild things out to see the really wild things at the Turtle Back Zoo, the #1 zoo in New Jersey. Over 700 animals call this 20-acre zoo home. Discover all sorts of new creatures as you explore, like the Filipino flying foxes. Little ones will love attractions like the train ride, carousel and playground, not to mention the petting zoo, reptile house and aquarium!

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Baltusrol Golf Club
  • • 18 Hole Courses
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(973) 376-1900
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