Top 5 winter places to see in New Jersey
Shake off the post-Christmas winter blues and head out to have some great times in New Jersey. There’s still lots going on even though the tinsel is packed away and the festive lights have been turned off for another year and if you and your friends want a great weekend together, the solution is party bus rental and an itinerary to see all the winter attractions.
- Fun in the snow
Winter means that there are some sports and activities available which can only be tried when there’s snow on the ground. Sledding and ice skating top this list and the New Jersey weather means you can either speed down the hills or perfect your pirouette. Head to Allamuchy Mountain State Park for the best sledding runs or to Citizen’s Park to join adults and children alike. For seasonal skating, Glassboro has the outdoors Winterland Ice Skating Rink open throughout the season and you can wrap up warm and either wobble around the edge or glide through the ice on your blades.
- Holiday shopping magic
With January sales in full swing and Christmas gift money tucked in your pocket waiting for a bargain, winter shopping is always a fantastic experience in New Jersey. There are numerous outlet malls such as Tanger Outlets or Gloucester Premium Outlets where low prices are often reduced even further. Then head to the shopping malls of Newport Center in Jersey City or MarketFair Mall in Princeton.
- A day on the ski slopes
Whether you want to head to a black run or you’re planning to slide around with the beginners, there are stunning places to visit in New Jersey each winter if you want to ski including the Campgaw Mountain Ski Center in Mahwah. Not only are there views of Manhattan on a clear day, you can either sign up for one of their popular learn to ski programs or have a try on one of their 800-foot long snow tubing runs.
- History comes alive
In celebration of the last series of Downton Abbey, there are many places you can visit in New Jersey which are open over the winter and you can pretend you are your favorite character from the hit show. The original setting may have been England but there are many well preserved estates and historic homes in the States and New Jersey is no exception. Find out about the refinements of life before modern appliances by visiting Lambert Castle, the home of a Paterson silk magnate or Princeton Greek Revival Drumthwacket, the official residence of the governors of New Jersey.
- All of life’s a stage
After being chauffeur driven in your party bus from location to location during the day, end the weekend with a trip to the theatre. There’s every form and genre to choose from in New Jersey, whatever your taste in live performance. The ultimate destination for award-winning shows has to be the McCarter Theatre Center for Performing Arts in Princeton. If music is more your thing then ask your driver to head to either the New Jersey Performing Arts Center or the Count Basie Theatre. Pop, rock, folk, tribute band or even ukulele, it’s all out there waiting to be heard.