Things To Do in New Jersey

50% Off Sailing 101 Course

True North Sailing School

Newport Marina

$720 $360

Three-day course splits time in the classroom and on the water, teaching students the basics of sailing a small vessel

Up to 78% Off at Aikido Centers of New Jersey

Aikido Centers of New Jersey

Multiple Locations

$175 $49

A Japanese martial art, aikido's self-defense moves redirect attacks, is non-competitive, and designed for all ages, sizes, and abilities

Up to 87% Off Kickboxing Classes

Kickboxing Elizabeth

Elizabeth

$90 $14

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in these calorie-burning kickboxing classes

Up to 50% Off The Zombie Race at Six Flags Great Adventure

The Zombie Race at Six Flags Great Adventure

Jackson

$119 $60

Pursued by costumed zombies, runners conquer military-style obstacles; entry includes full theme-park admission and Fright Fest activities

Up to 59% Off Tubing Excursion and Barbecue

Boobs & Tubes

Multiple Locations

$245 $119

Day of outdoor revelry with BYOB drinking games, volleyball, live music, buffet barbecue, and five-hour river-tubing trip

Up to 79% Off Craft-Beer Tasting at Bar Academy 101

Bar Academy 101

Montclair

$100 $35

Weekend tastings feature samples of up to 15 different craft beers

Up to 51% Off Formula Car Racing Experiences

The Formula Experience

New Jersey Motorsports Park

$99 $49

Burn rubber in a Porsche Boxster on a race-rack ridealong with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car for 5 or 10 laps

The Stone Pony – Up to 56% Off Concert

The Stone Pony

Asbury Park

$40 $19

Legendary Asbury Park venue hosts Splintered Sunlight, John Eddie, Old 97's, Led Zeppelin, Donavon Frankenreiter, and JJ Grey & Mofro

50% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Remembrance Stables

Washington

$120 $60

Students aged 4 and older learn the basics of horseback riding during private one-hour lessons

Up to 51% Off a Three-Hour Dinner Cruise

Festiva Yacht Charters

Weehawken

$100 $59

Gaze at the New York skyline while enjoying a full dinner, one complimentary drink, a cash bar, and the dance floor

50% Off Indoor-Theme-Park Visit at iPlay America

iPlay America

Freehold

$80 $39.95

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The 115,000-square-foot park encompasses boardwalk-style rides, arcade games, a go-kart track, and a two-level laser-tag arena

50% Off Sunset-Buffet Dolphin Cruise

Starlight Fleet

Wildwood Crest

$112 $56

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Watch for dolphins as you sip on frozen drinks

Up to 51% Off Entry to BattleFrog Race Series

BattleFrog Race Series

Raceway Park

$90 $45

Race designed by Navy SEALs tests your strength and endurance on obstacles; real SEALs demonstrate action sequences inspired by their work

41% Off Private or Group Riding Lessons

Baymar Farms

Morganville

$135 $80

Instructors teach students of virtually any age and skill level how to safely ride while mastering the fundamentals of various riding styles

Up to 58% Off Obstacle Mud Run

MudManX

PNC Bank Art Center

$89 $39

Racers take off as early as 9:30 a.m. as they dash across more than 20 obstacles including mud pits and wooden barricades

Up to 55% Off Jet Ski Tours

New York Harbor Jet Ski

Newport Yachting Club and Marina

$200 $95

Groups outfitted in safety gear hop atop Kawasaki jet skis and cruise the Hudson River, stopping at NYC landmarks

51% Off Jet Skiing

Paradise Watersports

West Ocean City

$180 $89

Patrons can zip along the bay waters of Ocean City and the resident dolphins while riding 2013 Sea-Doo jet skis

50% Off Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Raceway Park

$100 $50

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

Under the Influence of Music Tour with Wiz Khalifa and Tyga

Under the Influence of Music Tour featuring Wiz Khalifa, Tyga & More

PNC Bank Arts Center

$38 $20

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Grammy-nominated emcee behind the hits “Black and Yellow” and “Young, Wild & Free” takes the mic alongside Young Jeezy, Tyga & more

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Captain Al's cooks plate a menu of casual American fare as servers decant 16 draft beers. Hands dig into hearty appetizers, kick-starting palates with options such as four La Frieda sliders—miniature hamburger patties topped with american cheese originally concocted for lilliputian barbecues ($10)—or loaded cheese fries coated in cheddar and applewood bacon bits, which are ripe for dipping into buttermilk ranch ($8). Knives carve into entrees, slicing through the stuffed chicken breast to reveal a savory filling of goat cheese and spinach ($13), and fingers run up and down the rack of ribs ($19), which doubles as a spongy xylophone. In between chews, diners wash down meals with sips of eclectic draft brews such as Delirium Tremens, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, and Smithwicks, or more common standbys such as Blue Moon, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Coors Light.

179 Warren St
Jersey City,
NJ
US

The KISS Expo draws in fans from near and far together under one roof for a day of celebrating their favorite rock band. For eight hours, attendees can gain an inside view of the band's work during panels featuring guitar designer Jim Cara, album artist Ken Kelly, and author Lydia Criss. Fans even have a chance to receive an autograph and take a photo with lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, giving them an exciting photo to show in place of their driver's license at traffic stops. Beyond panels and autograph sessions, fans can also add to their KISS memorabilia at stations set up by dozens of onsite merchants throughout the convention space.

97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison,
NJ
US

Tucked alongside the Assunpink Creek, Trenton's Mill Hill neighborhood houses brick-faced 19th century homes and their lush gardens within a cozy 10-block area. For more than 200 years, residents of the historic neighborhood have taken pride in cultivating their scenic community. Each year, local homeowners open up their yards so that visitors can peek into their diminutive urban gardens. The scenic tour drew the attention of CBS Philadelphia, which wrote that “between and behind these historic homes, you'll discover some of the Delaware Valley's most cleverly designed compact gardens.”

19 Everett Alley
Trenton,
NJ
US

Clifton Yoga Center focuses on the Kripalu yoga tradition—a form of Hatha yoga that asks its practitioners to rely on inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, and breathing exercises. Classes are taught by a certified Kripalu yoga instructor with 18 years of experience in the discipline.

166 Cresthill Ave
Clifton,
NJ
US

Before New York City's subway system was built, a secret test train, powered only by forced air, once traversed the space beneath City Hall. This little-known fact is just one of many that patrons of Better Adventures may hear during story-filled tours of the Big Apple. Led by New York City natives, tours reveal the stories behind the locations, cluing guests in on the secrets of eclectic neighborhoods and landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. The company doesn't just educate the public, either—proceeds from the tours help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.

31 Motley Avenue
Staten Island,
NY
US

Because minds are at their most malleable in early childhood, the teachers at Little Footsteps Child Development Center take advantage of this time to coddle and mold the fragile intellects of infants, preschoolers, and kindergarteners and prime them for future learning. The nonprofit center, which is decorated to emulate the comforts of home, provides a welcoming environment for kids in a safe building that’s guarded by a security system as opposed to an enchanted troll bridge.

Because teachers oversee as few as 4 charges in the infant room and a maximum of 12 in kindergarten classes, they can give each child individual attention and gear hands-on curriculum toward the child’s needs. Lesson plans include age-appropriate forays into language arts, math, science, social studies, motor activities, and sessions with specialists for music, art, and computers.

Sessions take place in classrooms that house a variety of learning stations, which stimulate curiosity with bright colors and toys that encourage play between peers. On the playground, kids dart in and out of the jungle gym with friends or gather under the pavilion to discuss the day’s news or decide who gets to go down the big slide first.

1 Pal Dr
Wayne,
NJ
US