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Things to See and Do

Come to our show and make it a "Showcation." Here are a few nearby. Website links are shown to help you plan your trip. Enjoy the show and your stay!

Beaches - Here are some of the top rated beaches in the state:

Wildwood Cape May Point Pleasant
Wildwood Crest Asbury Park Beach Haven
Ocean City Sandy Hook Stone Harbor
North Wildwood Belmar Seaside Heights

Asbury Park, NJ - Beach; visit the Stone Pony, where Bruce Springsteen got his start; Great Auditorium; music performances, concerts, small boardwalk, mini golf, shops, food, Wednesday fireworks.
Website Link: www.cityofasburypark.com

Belmar, NJ - Nice beach, fishing boats, marina, kayak rentals, skateboard park, clubs, restaurants.
Website Link: belmar.com

Cape May, NJ - Victorian homes to tour, bird watching, fishing boats, gardens, bed and breakfasts, shops, restaurants, lighthouse; nearby - four wineries, Cape May Zoo, the Wildwoods, Atlantic City.
Website Link: www.capemaytimes.com

Point Pleasant, NJ - Jenkinson's Boardwalk - Nice beach, thrill rides, mini golf, games of chance, concession stands, restaurants, candy, ice cream, fishing boats. An aquarium with penguins, poison dart frogs, fish native to NJ waters, seahorses and other assorted inhabitants. Sunday night movies on the beach, Wednesday night concerts, Thursday fireworks
Website Link: www.jenkinsons.com

Sandy Hook, NJ - Arrive early for parking - seven-mile beach, surf casting, swimming; over 300 species of migratory birds; pristine holly forest; clothes optional beach. In nearby Highlands, the highest point on the eastern seaboard, is the first twin lighthouse ever built and the first to use kerosene and electricity; a maritime museum and many seafood restaurants.
Website Link: www.sandy-hook.com

Seaside Heights, NJ - Beach, boardwalk, water park, rides, arcades, mini golf, shops, clubs, restaurants, fishing boats, concessions and plenty more to do.
Website Link: www.seasideheights.net

Wildwood, NJ - This actually encompasses three towns - Wildwood Crest, Wildwood, and North Wildwood. Nice very wide beaches, full boardwalk with rides, arcades, shops, games of chance, concessions and much more; near Atlantic City and Cape May.
Website Link: www.wildwoodsnj.com

Campgrounds - These have the most amenities within 30 miles. For more information, to make online reservations or to view a listing of other campgrounds go to: www.newjerseycampgrounds.com

Pine Cone Resort
340 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-2230

Tip Tam Camping Resort
301 Brewers Bridge Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 363-4036

Butterfly Camping Resort
360 Butterfly Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 928-2107

Indian Rock Family Campground
920 W. Veterans Highway
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 928-0034


Atlantic City, NJ - Free beach; several casinos with slot machines, table games, sports betting; aquarium, outlet shopping, miles of boardwalk, restaurants, night clubs, concerts, shows, museums, Absecon Lighthouse, fishing boats and more. Nearby is Cape May with many Victorian era homes, the Cape May Zoo, Wildwood Beach and Amusement Park, vineyards and Storybook Land.
Website Link: www.atlanticcitynj.com

Bethlehem, PA - The Sands Bethlehem has table games, 3,000 slot machines, electronic black jack and poker games, upscale restaurants and all the charm of historic Bethlehem.
Website Link: www.pasands.com


Batsto Village - Hammonton, NJ - Historic Batsto Village is on Rt. 542 in the Wharton State Forest in Washington Township, which is in Burlington County. A working village; iron and glass works; shops.
Website Link: www.batstovillage.org

Historic Smithville and Village Green - Smithville, NJ -
Historic Smithville and The Village Greene are located Galloway Township New Jersey. Located on Rt. 9, Smithville is only a 20 minute ride to Atlantic City. A thriving colonial village just 20 minutes from Atlantic City; open every day but Christmas, 60 shops, 13 eateries, and car shows.
1 North New York Rd
Website Link: www.smithvillenj.com

Wheaton Village - Millville, NJ
Museum of American Glass - over 6,500 objects on display, shopping glass blowing, folk artists.
Wheaton Arts,
1501 Glasstown Road
Site Links: mail@wheatonarts.org


Trenton City Museum - Trenton, NJ
Many any fine collections, musical performances, art exhibitions. It occupies the old mansion Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park. Use 299 Parkside Ave. for park entrance.
Website Link: www.ellarslie.org

Old Barracks Museum - Trenton, NJ
Revolutionary War buffs might enjoy a visit. The barracks predates the Revolutionary War and is located in downtown Trenton, next to the NJ State House.
Website Link: www.barracks.org

Horse Racing

Monmouth Park - Oceanport NJ
This racetrack offers live thoroughbred racing from May to early October on Sat.-Sun. and some weekdays; simulcasting all week. Early morning tours by reservation, restaurants, picnic areas. Sundays are family day with lots of free activities for the children.
175 Oceanport Avenue      732-571-5544
Website Link: www.monmouthpark.com

Freehold Raceway - Freehold, NJ - This 1/2 mile track features live Standardbred harness races for trotters and pacers Thurs. - Sat. from March into May and late August into December. The racetrack was established in 1853 and is open seven days a week and seven nights for year round thoroughbred and harness racing simulcasts.
Route 9 & 33     732-462-3800
Website Link: www.freeholdraceway.com

Meadowlands Racetrack - East Rutherford, NJ - Harness racing begins in January and extends into August. Post time is 7 p.m. Racing Thurs.-Sat.; simulcasts daily. Dining at the award winning Pegasus or other restuarants.
2150 State Route 120     201-460-4079
Website Link: www.meadowlandsracetrack.com


Stores come and go; the number of stores or stores listed can change at any time and are just a guide.

Brunswick Square Mall - East Brunswick, NJ
(90 stores; restaurants, and services)
This mall is just minutes away from the show hall. JC Penney, Macys, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, Victoria's Secret, The Children's Place, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday, Mega Movies movie theater, jewelry stores, restaurants and numerous other stores all located on one ground floor. Mall's address is 755 State Rt. 18 at the intersection of Rt. 18 South and Rues Lane. Other strip malls and restaurants like Red Lobster, Denney's and IHOP, also the Best Western Hotel, are across the highway and in the nearby area all along Rt. 18.
Website Link: www.mallseeker.com /brunswick-square.aspx

Freehold Raceway Mall - Freehold, NJ
(205 stores, restaurants, and services).
This is one of the largest malls in the area with numerous stores like Lord & Taylor, Macy's, JC Penney, Nordstrom, Apple, and Coach; plenty of restaurants, a food court and even a carousel. Valet parking is available Fri.-Sun. for $5 in front of the Cheesecake Factory, near Dick's Sporting Goods and JC Penney. Address is 3710 Rt. 9, located at Rt. 33 & Rt. 9.
Website Link: www.freeholdracewaymall.com

Jackson Premium Outlets - Jackson, NJ
(80 stores, restaurants, and services)
Coach, Reebok, Timberland, Under Armour, Maidenform, Big Dog, Disney Store, Gap and more. Located just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor at 537 Monmouth Rd. (Rt. 537)
Website Link: www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=54

Jersey Gardens - Elizabeth, NJ
(225 stores, restaurants, and services)
Jersey Gardens is New Jersey's largest outlet mall - all under one roof. Lego Store, Lane Bryant, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls, Wilson's Leather, Legg's, Nike, Skechers, Levi's, Motherhood Maternity, Disney Store, and many more; AMC movie theater; restaurants; and a food court. Valet Parking is available every Saturday and Sunday during mall hours for $7 or $10 on holidays. Valet Parking is located on the upper level by Entrance B.
Mall address is NJ Turnpike Exit 13A, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ.
Website Link: www.jerseygardens.com

Menlo Park Mall - Edison, NJ
(130 stores, restaurants, and services)
Macy's, Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Godiva Chocolatier, Coldwater Creek; AMC Dine-In Theatre; numerous eating establishments and a food court. 100 Menlo Park is located at Rt. 1 South and Parsonage Rd.
Website Link: www.simon.com/mall/?id=113

Quakerbridge Mall - Lawrenceville, NJ
(85 stores, restaurants, and services)
Sears, JC Penney, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Old Navy, Champs, and other stores on Rt. 1 South at 150 Quaker Bridge Mall.
Website Link: www.simon.com/mall/ default.aspx?id=849

Woodbridge Center - Woodbridge, NJ
(170 stores, restaurants, and services). Another one of NJ's largest malls with Macy's, Sears, Dick's Sporting Goods, JC Penney, Aeropostale, Parisienne, Joyce Leslie, Quails, etc. Conveniently located near all major routes at 250 Woodbridge Center Drive and bordered by Rt. 1 North and Rt. 9 South.
Website Link: www.woodbridgecenter.com

Theme Parks
Six Flag Parks are located next to each other.

Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park and Safari - Jackson, NJ
The country's largest Six Flags; rides, kid's splash areas, concerts, shows, fireworks, games of chance, restaurants, animal exhibits; 350 acre drive through safari. Entrance is off Monmouth Rd. (Rt. 537) at 1 Six Flags Blvd.
Website Link: www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Water Park - Jackson, NJ
20 water slides, half mile long lazy river, and a one million gallon wave pool are all part of this 45 acre tropical themed water park. Plenty of water fun for people of all ages. Entrance is off Monmouth Rd. (Rt. 537) in Six Flags Blvd.
Website Link: www.sixflags.com/hurricaneHarborNJ/index.aspx

Storybook Land - Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Located 10 miles West of Atlantic City at 6415 Black Horse Pike (U.S. Routes 40 / 322). Children's all-time favorite stories and nursery rhymes are interspersed with family rides and attractions in a remarkably clean and enjoyable park setting.
Website Link: storybookland.com

Keansburg Amusement Park - Keansburg, NJ
Keansburg Amusement Park / Runaway Rapids Water Park / Fishing Pier
275 Beachway Ave. - Close to 40 assorted rides in the amusement park, go carts, arcade, games of chance, numerous places to eat; over 18 assorted slides, toddler water play area, lazy river, spa pool areas, kiddie lagoon area, lifeguards, lounge chairs, full snack bar, lockers and dressing rooms; Monday night free fireworks; privately run 2,500 ft. fishing pier open 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. with bait shop and gear rental available. Keansburg has a free beach but we have listed it here for the fun parks and fishing pier - not the beach.
Website Links: www.keansburgamusementpark.com      www.keansburgfishingpier.com