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American Dream: Blacklight Mini Golf Admission Ticket

1. American Dream: Blacklight Mini Golf Admission Ticket

Get lost in the depths of space as you enjoy 18 holes of intergalactic fun with your family and friends at the “Out of This World” Blacklight Mini Golf course. Located inside American Dream, New Jersey's newest indoor entertainment and shopping center, just 4 miles outside of New York City, this activity offers you endless fun and Instagramable experiences. This intergalactic-themed mini golf course features 3-D astronaut sculptures, planet murals, and a splash of color at every hole as you work your way toward victory. Navigate this completely glow-in-the-dark experience with glow-in-the-dark balls, putters, and scorecards. It is one of the most Instagrammable attractions near New York City and it makes for fun family competition. This activity will illuminate your family’s day out. Upgrade your experience and save with a combo ticket that also includes the adjacent Mirror Maze. Then take time to experience more thrills at American Dream, the ultimate collection of premier indoor attractions, shopping, and dining comprising more than 3 million square feet in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Atlantic City: Absecon Lighthouse Admission Ticket

2. Atlantic City: Absecon Lighthouse Admission Ticket

Climb the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey for stunning views of Atlantic city with this admission ticket to the Absecon Lighthouse. Explore a replica of the lightkeeper's dwelling and enjoy the educational exhibits at the onsite museum.  Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day at the Absecon Lighthouse. Walk up the steps to an elevation of 171 feet to admire the craftsmanship of the light which is an original Fresnel Lens that was first lit to safely guide ships in 1857. Capture pictures of the Atlantic City skyline from the country’s third-tallest lighthouse. The lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration also includes a detailed replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling and a family-friendly educational museum with gift shop for souvenirs. 

American Dream: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Entry Ticket

3. American Dream: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Entry Ticket

Experience the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground with your kids, all part of New Jersey’s American Dream complex. Embark on a 3-hour play experience for your child. Go on a LEGO®-themed train ride, or experience a 4D cinema to see their favorite LEGO® characters come to life on the big screen. Visit MINILAND™, a LEGO® recreation of New York and New Jersey’s most popular landmarks. Encourage your kids to get creative, and design their own LEGO® car, or even their own model worlds. Kids can also get tips and tricks from the Master Model Builder in the Creative Workshop, or refine their NINJA skills in the NINJAGO Training Camp.

American Dream: Mirror Maze Admission Ticket

4. American Dream: Mirror Maze Admission Ticket

Navigate your way through the area's one and only Mirror Maze experience. Enjoy a world of infinite reflections set against glowing lights and unexpected effects. This Mirror Maze is located inside American Dream, New Jersey's newest indoor entertainment and shopping center, just 4 miles outside of New York City. The Mirror Maze is 18,000 square feet and has a range of corridors filled with reflections, lighting effects, and twists and turns which will orbit your senses into a new dimension. Work your way into the middle of the maze, where you can take a rest before heading out through a different exit to find your way out of this immersive, optical adventure, This is one maze you won’t soon forget. You can upgrade your experience and save with a combo ticket that also includes the adjacent Blacklight Mini Golf. Then take time to experience even more thrills at American Dream, the ultimate collection of premier indoor attractions, shopping, and dining comprising more than 3 million square feet in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

American Dream: Indoor Ice Skating Rink Admission Ticket

5. American Dream: Indoor Ice Skating Rink Admission Ticket

Develop your skating skills and have lots of fun during an hour-long skate session at The Rink, which is located inside American Dream, New Jersey's newest indoor entertainment and shopping center, just 4 miles outside of New York City. The NHL regulation-size rink gives you plenty of room to skate in a climate-controlled environment, housed under a brilliant atrium of glass. Rental skates are included in the cost of admission and are available in sizes youth 9 to adult 12. Entry also includes helmet rental in limited quantities and sizes, if needed. Team members are constantly on hand to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Seal and box-shaped ice skating supports are available for rent. These help beginners find their balance, letting them have a stable, confident, and enjoyable spin on the ice. After your skating session, take some time to experience some of the other thrills at American Dream—the ultimate collection of premier indoor attractions, shopping, and dining comprising more than 3 million square feet in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

New York City: Pedicab Tour Through Central Park

6. New York City: Pedicab Tour Through Central Park

This ride takes around one hour on a 3.5 mile trail. During this tour, there are three short breaks. The first stop is at Bethesda Fountain so you can see the magnificent architecture of the Bethesda Terrace Tunnel and the lake. Then, you will stop at Cherry Hill/Friends Fountain followed by a stop at Strawberry Field/John Lennon Memorial. Some other points you will pass by are: Wollman Rink, Dakota Building, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Carousel, Balto Statue, Boat Pond, the Bow Bridge. With a knowledgeable driver to regale with you tales of the park's past, cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk, watch the up-and-down of horses on the Carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain and the Angel of the Waters sculpture, pause to snap memorable photos and then head towards Cherry Hill. Surrounded by cherry and gingko trees, Cherry Hill’s carriage turn finds you where wealthy 19th-century New Yorkers once showed off their fine buggies. Head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and listen as your guide explains its significance when paired with the John Lennon memorial. Clop by the English lawn-bowling court, admire the bronze statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman, and the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini, and enjoy the view of the legendary restaurant Tavern on the Green.

Easton: Crayola Experience Entry Ticket

7. Easton: Crayola Experience Entry Ticket

Entertain the whole family with colorful and creative play with this ticket to the Crayola Experience in Easton. Experience a variety of interactive, crayon-based art activities, including a live manufacturing show and making your own art pieces with crayons. Get a welcome bag of swag and two tokens to use. Go on a wonderful, whimsical adventure with unique experiences for all ages. Check out the 'Activity Studio,' where you can make a colorful craft or 'The Adventure Lab,' where you can solve colorful puzzles and riddles using a magic tablet. Feel like a star by creating a coloring page of yourself in the 'Photo Booth' attraction. Transform your old crayons into something new with the 'Melt and Mold' station. Try activities like making personalized crayons and painting with melted crayons.

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What people are saying about New Jersey

It's so beautiful, nice rides,so many rides and so colorful.I brought my son here for the first time and he is 8 years old me and my son loved this place.

Awesome rides and wave pool! Feel like you’re outdoors instead of indoors due to the clear dome enclosure which lets the rays if the sun shine through!

This is an amazing experience, and the view from the top is beautiful. Highly recommended

Had a great time my 5 year old wanted to stay in the big pool all the time.

Una experiencia inolvidable. We have a great time at the park.