After formalized vacation plans have come and gone, families are still looking for ways to spend a weekend day out of the house. Check out some of the gems we've found for quick get-away fun all summer long!

Frenchtown, NJ

On the shores of the Delaware, look to this photogenic Victorian village. While you enjoy beautiful scenery, you'll find terrific restaurants, a wide variety of shops, and a relaxing ambiance like nowhere else.

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Jersey Shore Pirates: Brick, NJ

In this interactive day of swashbuckling fun, young pirates will read maps, fire cannons, and find lost treasure all aboard a sailing Pirate Ship! Located on Riverfront Marina, this one-of-a-kind adventure is right next to Windward Beach Park, where the whole family can enjoy a sandy beach with calm river waters.

Liberty State Park

From a grassy view of the Statue of Liberty to the exhibits of Liberty Science Center, this state park has something for everyone. Start the day at the historic Central Railroad, enjoy a picnic, and then explore the state-of-the-art Science Center for a day of relaxation and learning.

Mountain Creek: Vernon, NJ

These slopes aren't just for skiing! Long after the ski lodges have closed for the winter, Mountain Creek takes advantage of clear mountain water, steep hills, and tons of white-water fun. Spend the day zooming down body slides, exploring canyons in tubes, and testing your daring on high cliff jumps. Rides available for all ages all summer long.

Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey

Near Astoria, this state park stretches between New Jersey and New York and hosts some of the most picturesque trails in the state. Enjoy a picnic on the Alpine Boat Basis, and then check out the Fort Lee Historic Park or the Kearney House to add a little history to the out-door day.

No matter what you do this summer, make sure you do it with the people you love. The Heights Agency is proud to support families all year long.


For more than 23 years, Lori Cicali has worked with Allstate Insurance, providing service to hundreds of families regarding their protection needs. She takes pride in fusing the individual consideration of a personal office with the strength and support of the entire Allstate network. Lori's goal is simple: to protect the things that matter most to you and your family.