If you’re looking for some rainy day fun in New Jersey, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re planning a day out in the Garden State with family, friends or a date, we’ve put together a list of things to do that are fun and don’t require a lot of effort.
If it’s a bit drizzly or cloudy out, a climb might be just what you need to clear your head. Depending on your age and interest level, you can climb a historic lighthouse like Sandy Hook or Navesink Twin Lights or the tallest, most-traveled bridge in North America, the George Washington Bridge.
Seeing cute animals in the wild is always an easy way to lift your mood, no matter what the weather. There are a number of aquariums and zoos in New Jersey, from the Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton to Jenkinson’s Aquarium at Point Pleasant Beach, where you can see penguins, turtles, sharks and fish.
During your time in New Jersey, visit an arcade to test your luck at the retro games you remember playing when you were a kid. The Silverball Museum in Asbury Park is a favorite among those who appreciate authentic vintage pinball machines, video games and air hockey.
If you’re looking to get out and enjoy nature, a visit to a Living History Farm is one of the best ways to do that. In this re-created rural farm, you’ll have the opportunity to observe farmers in authentic attire planting crops, raising livestock and other everyday tasks.