The Chol Hamoed Trip Guide
October 1, 2020
Just six interminable months ago, the Voice of Lakewood was forced to scrap its biannual trip guide a week before Pesach. As the then-popular joke went, for Chol Hamoed every family was going on a super-exciting trip—to the back porch. With the entire world shuttered, packed amusement parks with lines as long as Route Nine, soft-play areas where you meet everyone in your age group who lives in Lakewood, and concerts where the animated audience stands shoulder to shoulder as they sway in song were all things of the past. Under these surreal circumstances, no one had any need for a trip guide.
B’chasdei Hashem, the shadow of fear that colored the world last Pesach has since faded—but it’s still there. Things are not quite back to normal yet, and you’ll see the strange new world we’ve grown accustomed to reflected in these pages. The trip guide this season is a lot slimmer than it’s been in years past, and you won’t find any concerts here since as super-spreader events, they’re still not allowed. Many of your favorite attractions may still be closed or only operating at a very limited capacity. Masks are required at most indoor venues, and many places will ask you to sign a liability waiver for COVD-19 before entering their premises.
Despite all of this, Chol Hamoed Sukkos 2020 will look a lot different from Chol Hamoed Pesach of last year, and that alone is reason to be grateful.
Please note: We’ve added new COVID-19 regulations to most attractions listed here to help you avoid unpleasant surprises. However, the situation is still fluid and things can change up until the day of your trip. As always, it’s best to call ahead to confirm details before setting out on your trip.
Wishing the entire Lakewood community and all of Klal Yisrael a happy and healthy Yom Tov.
For Chol Hamoed Sukkos 2020 Only
Dr. Roberts Chol Hamoed Drive-Thru Giveaway
Details: Dr. Roberts will be sponsoring a drive-thru prize/nosh giveaway for the entire community. No one will be allowed to leave their vehicle.
Hours: Wednesday, October 7, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Address: Blue Claws Stadium, corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Cedar Bridge Avenue
Sukkos at Diggerland USA
Details: America’s only construction-themed attraction where children can drive, ride, and operate real heavy machinery, now with a new water park addition. All Diggerland attractions require a minimum height of 36 inches to ride, some with the assistance of a parent, and several attractions require a 42-inch height. Children under 36 inches may enjoy the KidZone or the Excavation Center Arcade, or view one of the daily machine stunt shows around the park. Free parking.
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Special price for Chol Hamoed Sukkos $32.95 per ticket. Use promo code VOICE20. Guests under 36 inches are free.
Address: 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091
COVID-19 update: Reservations and face coverings required
The Funplex Celebrates Sukkos
Details: An action-packed family-fun center with go-karts, bowling, outdoor rides, and an arcade room. Sukkah on premises.
Hours: Monday, October 5–Wednesday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: $35/Platinum Band, includes indoor rides, bowling, arcades, and select rides in Mt. Laurel location only
Address: Two locations: 182 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936; 3320-24 NJ-38, Mt. Laurel Township, NJ 08054
Phone: East Hanover 973-428-1166; Mount Laurel 856-273-9666
COVID-19 update: Reservations required
Bikur Cholim’s Exclusive DreamWorks Water Park Event
Details: An exclusive men’s night out in the largest indoor water park in North America! Come check out DreamWorks, a brand-new water park located in the American Dream Mall. Full fleishig menu by Chickies available for purchase. Spacious sukkah on premises. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Hours: Monday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.–10:30p.m.
Address: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ, 07073
Website: adreamteamevent.com; for larger groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 update: The6,000-person-capacity park will be limited to just 750 guests each night. Lakewood Bikur Cholim will be overseeing all aspects of the event to ensure the safety of all participants.
Chol Hamoed at Cherry Crest Farms
Details: Spend a day enjoying more than 60 family farm activities and rides, explore the barn and petting zoo, and challenge yourself with one of the best corn mazes in America!
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: Wednesday, October 7, 11:00a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Varies by attraction
Address: 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA, 17572
Sukkos at Fun Station USA
Details: Thrilling indoor amusement with more than 100 arcade games, exciting rides, laser tag, a three-story maze, and much more! Large sukkah on premises and weekly specials all through Chol Hamoed.
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: Motza’ei Shabbos open until 2:00 a.m.; October 5–October 9, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. Rides close at 10:15 p.m.
Admission/prices: Special Chol Hamoed pricing: $15.95/one-hour pass, includes unlimited rides; $21.95/two-hour pass, includes unlimited rides and mazes plus 10 game tokens; $29.99/all-day pass, includes unlimited rides, laser tag, mazes, and 10 game tokens. Super special: buy one full-day pass, get one for half price. Free admission plus 10 free game tokens for children age 2 and under.
Address: 3555 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY, 10314
Chol Hamoed at Old Windmill Farm
Details: An authentic Amish farm in beautiful Lancaster County opening exclusively for Chol Hamoed!Enjoy a one-hour tour of the farm, visit the petting zoo, milk a cow, bottle-feed a calf, and so much more!
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: October 5–8, 10:00 a.m.–5:00p.m. (Closed daily from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. for lunch.)
Admission/prices: Special pricing for Chol Hamoed: $5/person for the hay ride; $13/person for the farm tour; $8/person for the garden tour. All three tours just $20/person. Age 5 and under are free.
Address: 262 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA
Details: Family entertainment center, includes batting cages, golf range, rides, and more
Hours: 2:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Pay per attraction; $23 wristband special Monday–Friday 5:00 p.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Address: 136 Route Nine, Bayville, NJ
COVID-19 update: Masks required indoors, recommended outdoors. Limited number of wristbands will be sold each day.
Giamarese Farms and Orchards
Details: Enjoy a day out on the farm! Pick your own fruits and vegetables in the orchards and fields, visit the greenhouse, hop on a hay ride, and challenge yourself in the corn maze.
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Admission to the farm is free. Some pick-your-own varieties require a minimum fee. Pay for apples by the bag.
Address: 155 Fresh Pond Road, East Brunswick, NJ
Details: Choose from a wide variety of apple trees and spend a day selecting your prize fruits.
Hours: Pick-your-own hours change frequently; it’s best to call or check online for each day’s hours.
Admission/prices: Admission to the farm is free. Pay per pound for apples. Cash only.
Address: 91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
COVID-19 update: Visitors are advised to check website frequently for COVID-19 updates.
Details: Choose from some of your favorite apple varieties including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Empire, Granny Smith, and so much more.
Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: No admission fee for pick-your-own; pay for fruit only. $8 admission fee for visitors age 3 and up for farm. Admission includes corn maze, hay bale maze, wagon ride, pedal tractor, barnyard animal viewings, and more.
Address: 13 Van Kirk Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
COVID-19 update: It’s best to call ahead to determine availability and picking schedule.
Details: Delicious, fresh apples in beautiful orchards
Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., weekends 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing.
Admission/prices: No admission fee. Pay for apples by the pound. Cash only.
Address: 181 County Road 537 East, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
COVID-19 update: Mask wearing and social distancing enforced. No picnics allowed at this time.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and Aquariums
Details: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, features white sandy beaches, two separate arcade rooms, rides, and even an aquarium teeming with sharks, penguins, seals, monkeys, and many more interesting creatures.
Admission/prices: Free/pay by activity. Aquarium: adult $15, child (3–12) $9, senior (65 plus) $10.
Hours: Open every day. Aquarium: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; arcade rooms: Monday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Address: 300 Ocean Avenue., Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
Popcorn Park Zoo
Details: A family-oriented zoo that was established to provide a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned, abused, or injured and could no longer survive in their natural habitats, the zoo now also includes exotic and domestic animals. Feeding of animals in the zoo is not allowed due to the animals’ specialized diets; however, air-popped popcorn may be purchased to feed free-roaming birds and some of the farm animals.
Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; ticket purchases stop at 4:15 p.m.
Admission/prices: Adults $7; seniors and children under 11, $4; children under 3 are free
Address: 1 Humane Way (off Lacey Road), Forked River, NJ 08731
COVID-19 update: Masks required inside ticket booth, recommended inside zoo
American Dream Mall
Details: The sprawling indoor entertainment center and shopping mall spread over a massive three million-square-foot-complex is scheduled to reopen in October. Attractions include ice-skating rink, indoor skiing, blacklight mini golf, amusement park, and so much more!
Hours: Weekdays 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., weekends 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Varies by attraction. Admission to the mall is free. Parking is $3 for up to four hours and $8 for five hours.
Address: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
COVID-19 update: Masks required at all times. Gloves required for Big Snow (indoor skiing). Attractions operating at a limited capacity. Advance reservations recommended.
Details: New Jersey’s largest indoor amusement park, including go-karts, laser tag, thrilling rides, indoor boardwalk, and more than 250 arcade games. Two kosher sukkahs on site; bring your own food.
Hours: Hours vary; call for details.
Admission/prices: Prices and packages vary based on attractions. Group rates available for groups of 25 plus.
Address: 110 Schank Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Tip: Group rates available for parties of 25 or more. Must book in advance to receive discount.
COVID-19 update: All game tickets are now virtual; no more paper tickets are being distributed. Masks must be worn at all times.
Details: An incredible virtual reality entertainment center both kids and adults will love, including a job simulator, plank experience, and more!
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday 10:45 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Motza’ei Shabbos open until 8:30 a.m.
Admission/prices: Weekdays $24.99 per station; weekends $25.99 per station
Address: 4012 Route Nine South, unit #2B, Howell, NJ, 07731
Tip: Thursday is family day at Ctrl V: buy one admission, get one free.
COVID-19 update: No walk-ins; online reservations required. Face coverings required at all times. No food or drink allowed.
Details: A family-fun center with two outdoor 18-hole mini-golf courses with waterfalls and a river, indoor arcades, and two batting cages with five different speeds.
Hours: Sunday 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m., weekdays 1:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Adults $8.50, children and seniors $7.50/18-hole mini golf game
Address: 2390 US Nine South, Howell, NJ
Knockerball & More
Details: Incredible 18,000-square-foot entertainment center like you’ve never seen, offering hilarious games like knockerball/bubble soccer, human foosball, a giant interactive floor tablet, Hungry Hungry Humans, and so much more!
Hours: Sunday 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Monday–Friday 3:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Earlier sessions can be scheduled with groups of eight or more.
Admission/prices: Knockerball $8 plus tax/10 minutes; Game Pit $12 plus tax/30 minutes. Prices vary with packages.
Address: 180 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724. Located inside the Monmouth Mall, on the lower level across from the food court.
COVID-19 update: Only offering preset packages with lowest-contact activities. Only accepting advance reservations of 10 people or more. No walk-ins will be accommodated. Reserve at KnockerballNJ@gmail.com.
Details: Love laser tag? This is the place for you! Fireball Mountain features 15 acres of pure laser tag fun.
Hours: Sunday 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., weekdays by appointment only.
Admission/prices: $300 for 10 players.
Address: 295 Meany Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562
COVID-19 update: Face masks required in all indoor and common areas. Waivers must be signed before playing.
Top Gun Paintball
Details: A paintball experience for age 8 and up
Hours: Wednesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Weekday play requires reservations.
Address: 567 Monmouth Road, Cream Ridge, NJ
COVID-19 update: Face masks required in all indoor areas
Make It Glass
Details: A hands-on glass studio specializing in glass fusion right here in Lakewood. Open to the public to design your own creations, or join a class or club. Various designs are geared for ages 5–120.
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: Monday, October 5–Thursday, October 8, 11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: No sitting fee or entrance fee; prices vary per item. Starting price is $10.50.
Address: 40 Chestnut Street, Lakewood, NJ
COVID-19 update: Call before coming.
Details: A ceramics and art studio offering ceramic, plaster, and canvas painting right here in Lakewood. Items available for kids, tweens, teens, adults, and families.
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: Monday, October 5–Thursday, October 8, 11:00 a.m.–10:0 p.m.; Friday, October 9 (Hoshana Rabbah) 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Monday, October 12 (Isru Chag) 12:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Pay per project; prices starting at $10
Address: 1700 Madison Avenue (Gourmet Glatt Plaza)
COVID-19 update: If any family member is displaying signs of COVID-19 or has been in contact with anyone who has a positive diagnosis, we ask that you not enter the studio and instead place an order online.
Color Me Mine
Details: Your budding artist can choose a ceramic item and paint it; the studio fires it. Pickup is at a later date. Color Me Mine is certified nontoxic and all glazes are lead-free. Paint washes off with water.
Hours: Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Tuesday 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. only adults 17 and up are welcome), Friday 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Open Motza’ei Shabbos until 9:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Children under 12, $8; adults $9 plus the cost of ceramic piece. Every Tuesday is half price on project fee.
Address: 1877 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Additional location: Freehold Raceway Mall, 3710 Route Nine, Freehold, NJ 07728. Open Monday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.; 732-780-7811
COVID-19 update: Masks and social distancing strictly enforced. Limited occupancy; reservations recommended.
Paint a Tee
Details: Design your own T-shirt (long-sleeve available), apron, mouse pad, notebook, onesie, pillowcase, puzzle, sweatshirt (hooded and crew), tote bag, and more—and take it home that same day!
Admission/prices: Pay per item.
Address: 18 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
COVID-19 update: No in-studio appointments available. Order a project to do at home.
Details: Walk-in glassblowing activities for the whole family. Glassblowing (9 plus years), SunTile (4 plus years), QuickCast (any age). No appointments or reservations necessary; just show up during glassblowing hours.
Hours: Glassblowing: Friday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.;gallery hours: Tuesday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., weekends 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Pay per object/dish.
Address: 550 Cookman Avenue #103, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
COVID-19 update: Limited occupancy. Masks required. Temperature checks for all guests participating in glassblowing activities and Design Your Own experiences.
Details: Now offering cosmic bowling and billiards, the perfect location for corporate events, birthday parties, and just an excuse for fun.
Hours: Sunday–Thursday9:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m., Motza’ei Shabbos open until 2:00 a.m.
Admission/prices: Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. $3.75 per person per game, 6:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. $5.75 per person per game; Motza’ei Shabbos $5.95 per person per game; Sunday $5.75 per person per game. Shoe rental $4.50
Address: 1002 Route Nine, Howell, NJ
COVID-19 update: Face coverings required for all guests at all times. Adherence to social distancing is strictly enforced, and lanes are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Details: Great bowling fun for the entire family!
Hours: Sunday 1:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Monday–Wednesday 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Thursday 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Motza’ei Shabbos 8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Admission/prices: Pay per hour. Price varies by group size; includes shoe rental. $70/6 players, $80/7 players, $90/8 players.
Address: 101 Locust Street, Lakewood, NJ
COVID-19 update: Face coverings required by all guests. Limited occupancy.
Details: Bowling fun for the entire family!
Hours: Open daily 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m., weekends 8:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m. Call for open lanes availability.
Admission/prices: $3.75 per game on weekdays and before 5:00 p.m. $4.75 per game on weekends and after 5:00 p.m. Shoes are $3 a pair.
Address: 2085 Lanes Mill Road, Lakewood, NJ
COVID-19 update: Face coverings required by all guests. Limited occupancy.
Soft Play/Climbing/Trampoline Parks
Details: Indoor fun center with imagination village, toddler area, large jungle gym, riding toy and roller-skate room, and arcades.
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Ages 1–2, $8.99; ages 3–12, $15.99. Under age 1 and age 13 and over are free.
Address: 1328 River Avenue #19A, Lakewood, NJ (Seagull Square)
COVID-19 update: Occupancy limited to 75 guests
Details: If your kids are climbing the walls, bring them to Climbzone! This nationally acclaimed climbing arena, with a branch right here in Howell, has something fun for kids of all ages. Attractions include 68 different climbing walls, a two-level ropes course, a zip line, soft play, and more.
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: Monday, October 5–Thursday, October 8, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: $23.99/90 minutes for access to all 68 climbing walls; $31.99/90 minutes climbing and ropes course combo with access to all 68 climbing walls and the new Skytrail attraction.
Address: 5369 US Nine North, Howell, NJ 07731
COVID-19 update: Occupancy limited to 25 percent capacity; online reservations recommended. Soft play area is currently closed. Masks required by all guests at all times. Three-hour package is currently not available.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Details: Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park with a branch located right here in Lakewood. They pride themselves on being the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see.
Hours: General hours:Sunday 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Monday–Friday 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Special Chol Hamoed hours for Monday, October 5: 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: 60 minutes $25, 90 minutes $28, 120 minutes $29
Promos: $10 Tuesday! Come jump for 60 minutes for only $10. Wow Wednesday: $15/90 minutes! First responder discount: 10 percent off for all first responders.
Address: 1001 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, NJ
COVID-19 update: Face coverings required by all guests at all times. $5 capacity fee for all non-jumpers. Occupancy limited to 65 jumpers and 35 non-jumpers. Online reservations recommended.
Get Air Trampoline Park
Details: Fantastic indoor trampoline park with a foam pit, basketball play, and more!
Hours: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Call first for availability.
Admission/prices: $16/hour, $30/two hours; under 46 inches $10/hour, $18/two hours, plus $3 jump socks for all jumpers.
Address: 200 Daniels Way, Suite 120, Freehold, NJ, 07728
COVID-19 update: Capacity is limited; reservations recommended
Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
Details: An action-packed trampoline and adventure park with an indoor playground, climbing walls, spin zone, virtual reality, battle beam, and more!
Hours: Special Chol Hamoed hours: Monday, October 5–Thursday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Packages start at $34.99 for all attractions or just $19.99 for trampoline use only. Age 5 and under pay $13.99. Virtual reality is only $5.99. Socks must be purchased at location for $3 a pair.
Address: 1256 Indian Head Road, Toms River, NJ
COVID-19 update: Reservations recommended
Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park
Details: An awesome trampoline park with a foam pit, a rock-climbing wall, and huge open jump arenas.
Hours: Monday–Friday 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Weekdays 60 minutes/$17.99 for age 7 and up, $13.49 age 6 and under; 90 minutes/$24.99 for age 7 and up, $18.99 age 6 and under; 120 minutes/$29.99 for age 7 and up, $22.49 for age 6 and under. Weekends 60 minutes/$17.99 for age 7 and up, $13.49 age 6 and under; 90 minutes/$25.99 for age 7 and up, $19.99 age 6 and under; 120 minutes/$33.99 for age 7 and up, $25.49 for age 6 and under.
Address: 77 Willowbrook Boulevard, Wayne, NJ 07470
The Gravity Vault
Details: This attraction is perfect for active kids who love a challenge. The Gravity Vault features 25,000 square feet of climbing over two levels, including a 10-meter Speed Wall, three Dedicated Boulders, and 40 inches plus of Top Rope and Lead Walls.
Hours: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Reservations required.
Admission/prices: Two climbs for $20. Day passes available.
Address: 1423 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
COVID-19 update: Masks required at all times. Only two-hour reservation slots available at this time.
Escape the Puzzle Room
Details: Six exciting escape rooms to choose from. 60 minutes to solve the puzzle, clues, and locks. Can accommodate two to 40 players.
Admission/prices: Pricing varies with number of players. 10 percent off full-room bookings with mention of Voice ad.
Address: 473 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ
Amazing Escape Room
Details: One room. One mission. One hour. Can you escape?
Admission/prices: Pricing varies with number of players.
Address: 2 Monmouth Avenue, Freehold, NJ
COVID-19 update: Reservations required. Temperature will be checked upon arrival. Masks required in lobby.
Jackson Skating Center Roller Magic
Details: Skate and rollerblade rentals and arcades.
Hours: Sunday: Afternoon Skate 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.; Wednesday: Family Skate 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Additional hours available for private rentals and advanced skating. Call for details.
Admissions/prices: $4/Family Skate, $8/Afternoon Skate. Additional $4 per skates/rollerblade rental.
Address: 2270 West County Line Road, Jackson, NJ
COVID-19 update: Limited occupancy, face masks required, and temperature check upon arrival. Anyone entering the building must sign a waiver.
Ocean Ice Palace Skating Rink
Hours: Sunday 2:20 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Admission/prices: $7 per person plus $3 skate rental
Address: 197 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723
COVID-19 update: Reservations required. Guests who have visited a hot spot state in the last 14 days will not be permitted to enter the building. Face coverings required in building but not required on the ice. Only 35 skaters will be permitted onto the ice at a time.
Jersey Shore Arena
Details: Three ice-skating arenas plus laser tag and arcades.
Hours: Public skating scheduled to reopen in October. Call or visit website for latest updates.
Admission/prices: $9 general admission, $5 children age 5 and under, $4 skate rental
Address: 1215 Wyckoff Road, Wall Township, NJ 07727
COVID-19 update: Liability waiver must be signed by all guests.
InfoAge Science Center
Details: This history/tech museum is located at a 100-year-old national historic landmark. Exhibits on radio, computers, electronics, and warfare technology housed at a former military base.
Hours: Sunday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: $10 age 13 and up, $5 age 12 and younger
Address: 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ 07719
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Details: Ripley’s unique odditorium, full of rare artifacts from around the world. Also featuring The Vault, a challenging laser maze. Special Chol Hamoed opening with no human remains.
Hours: Sunday–Tuesday11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Wednesday 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Thursday–Friday 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: $12.99/ages 5–12, $18.99/age 12 plus. Children age 4 and under are free.
Address: 1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
COVID-19 update: Operating at reduced capacity. Masks required at all times.
Details: Enjoy 1,204 acres of the serene and beautiful land and water of the Manasquan Reservoir. Boat rentals available.
Address: 311 Windeler Road, Howell, NJ 07731
Phone: 732-919-0996 for boat rentals
Treck Mountain Bike
Details: Guided bike rides and tours for every level; must have own bike. Suitable for all ages.
Hours: By appointment only. Groups limited to six people.
Admission/prices: Prices start at $60 per hour per group.
Address: Local trails, all within 15 minutes of Lakewood
Route 37 Watersports
Details: Spend a thrilling day riding the waves on a rented pontoon or wave-runner.
Hours: Daily 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission/prices: Prices start at $75 for a 30-minute wave-runner rental.
Address: 3430 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08753
Details: A beautiful park featuring bike trails, boat rental, a conservation area, fishing, handicap accessibility, a picnic area, restrooms, a small boat launch (electric motors only), basketball, soccer, and softball
Hours: Daily7:00 a.m.–dusk
Address: Route 88, Lakewood, NJ
Phone: 732-942-1123 for boat rentals
Turkey Swamp Park
Details: A large park with boat rentals and plenty of walking trails
Hours: Weekends 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Admission/prices: Free admission. Boat rentals begin at $14.49 per hour per boat.
Address: 200 Georgia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
COVID-19 update: Limited boat rentals available; it’s best to reserve in advance.
Details: Holmdel Park is a fun day trip for the entire family.
Hours: Sunday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Admission/prices: Admission to the park, playground, and hiking trails is free.
Address: 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733