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  • Day Trip: Meandering To Museums

    By Joanne Colella It’s January. The holidays are over, the cold has set in, and at some point, there may be more snow and slush with which to contend. What to do on a wintry day, to stave off boredom while still managing to stay comfortably indoors? Choices abound, but for a terrific blend of entertainment and education, creativity and culture for day trippers of every age and preference, plan a visit to one or more of the countless museums that are just a short drive away. The biggest ...
  • Day Trip- Holiday Sights

    By Joanne Colella The holidays are upon us, and with them come weeks full of festive sights, sounds, and celebrations! There are plenty of holiday delights within an easy drive from our area. Here are just a few of the traditional favorites that are sure to help ring in the season. Perhaps the crown jewel of Manhattan at this time of year is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, traditionally a Norway spruce, which is widely considered a world-wide symbol of the holidays in NYC. This ...
  • Day Trip To The U.S. Military Academy At West Point

    It’s November, and with it come two important dates that celebrate American leadership and service to our nation: Election Day, held this year on November 8, and Veterans Day, on November 11. Perhaps it is fitting, then, that this month’s Day Trip takes a visit to West Point, home of the United States Military Academy, where so many of our country’s great leaders have been forged.  In fact, a favorite expression at West Point is that “much of the history we teach was made by people we ...
  • Day Trip: Delicious Orchards

    By Joanne Colella Sometimes, a day trip requires a bit of planning, a check on the weather forecast, and perhaps a couple of hours’ worth of driving to reach your destination. But sometimes, that terrific destination is, figuratively speaking, right in your own backyard. Such is the case with this month’s day trip suggestion: Delicious Orchards. Located on Route 34 in Colts Neck, this 60,000-square-foot renowned country food market actually is a road trip for many of its legions of ...
  • Day Trip to The National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    By Joanne Colella Each month, our Day Trip page focuses on fun, entertaining, and lighthearted destinations that are an easy distance from our area, offering activities or attractions for every age group. This month’s topic is more somber, but certainly no less important a place to visit, whether one were to go this month or at any other time, now or in the future. It is of particular significance for residents of our area and a recommended site for all ages – both for the older indivi...
  • Day Trip: To Caves and Caverns

    By Joanne Colella As the dog days of summer approach, area residents generally seek out a variety of ways for keeping cool. The most obvious choices are a dip in the pool, a ride to the beach, perhaps a run through the sprinkler, and certainly a taste of one’s favorite ice cream. But for those who may want a uniquely cool – both literally and figuratively – option, here’s another day trip to try: caves and caverns. Pennsylvania boasts a number of destinations that are popular with ...
  • Day Trip: Having Fun With Fido

    Did you know that there is a calendar full of holidays honoring pets – especially dogs – and the special place that they hold in our lives? Last month, pet parents celebrated Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 24. Later this month, on July 31, is National Mutt Day. And next month, August 26 marks National Dog Day. It’s been well documented that Americans are increasingly devoted to their pets, seeking to include them in every facet of family life. Municipalities, businesses, and the ...
  • DAY TRIP: Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids

    Sometimes, the ideal day trip doesn’t require making much of a trip at all. If you’re craving a good, old-fashioned visit to a boardwalk town – but don’t want to fight summertime traffic down to the more southern parts of the Jersey shore – Keansburg is the perfect Bayshore area option. For generations, local residents have known and loved Keansburg Amusement Park as a terrific and affordable family-friendly destination to while away the hours on a fun summer day. For more than 110 ...
  • Day Trip To Monmouth Park

    If you’re looking for a unique day trip that’s close to home, with fun and exciting options for both kids and adults alike and a bevy of special events held throughout the season, then you may want to head to Oceanport…where it’s off to the races! That’s where you’ll find the beautiful and historic Monmouth Park, long known as “The Shore’s Greatest Stretch” since it was first established in 1870. Unlike many other horse racetracks – and even though its core business is ...
  • DAY TRIP: INDOOR WATER PARKS

    By: Joanne Colella It’s March, that month of the year that often comes in like a lion and, hopefully, goes out like a lamb. For the winter-weary among us, it is the time when spring fever starts to set in as we longingly await the warmer months. It is far too soon to enjoy any local beaches or pools, and tropical travels are not always doable. What is one to do, then, to scratch that summertime itch while the March winds continue to howl, yet still stay within an easy driving distance from ...