Tourism

June 11, 2021

EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.   The event features the B-29 Superfortress ...

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West Orange, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. officially dedicated the new Otter Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo last week. According to a press release, “The exhibit was completely overhauled with modern infrastructure, improved viewing areas for the public and water ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife wants to get your kids hooked — on fishing, not drugs. That is the theme of the sixth annual Youth Fishing Challenge across New Jersey. Each site is sponsored by a local municipal division or an environmental or community group, such as a ...

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WAYNE, NJ — AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey kicked off an $84.2 million capital project this week to renovate and upgrade one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways.  The project is planned to generate more than $144 million in economic activity for the region and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A new Bald Eagle Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo opened on Wednesday. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the opening and also welcomed Freedom, a 4-year-old Bald Eagle, to the Turtle Back animal family. Freedom was rescued from a tree in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be closed for the entire month of January, the county announced this week. The current COVID-19 data precipitated the decision to keep the zoo shut until Feb. 1, although the zoo will remain open through the end of December. "As a precaution ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents may donate non-perishable food items, gently used winter coats and unwrapped new toys in exchange for free admission to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this month.  The drive to benefit families in need will be held from Dec. 8-31. Because of the pandemic, visitors will ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Camuso Holiday Display, a favorite winter attraction for residents of Livingston as well as neighboring towns for more than half a century, will be lit  through Jan. 2 with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. With so many other traditions being canceled due to the pandemic, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2020 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has been canceled due to ongoing fear of COVID-19.  “Because of the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Holiday Lights Spectacular,” Essex County Executive Joseph N.

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WASHINGTON, DC - Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020 and going forward, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will receive lifetime passes  to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests, the National Parks Service said. "The ...

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Editor’s Note: October 29, 2012. It is a day that the Belmar community will never forget. Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore town, leaving a path of destruction that left an indelible mark on its residents, including John Walsh. While he is known for producing short comedy videos — many ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful. Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak ...

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NEW JERSEY -  There are currently 38 states and U.S. jurisdictions that require individuals to quarantine. As of Tuesday, October 13, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia have been re-added. Travelers who are coming from the following states and territories are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful. We'll share the updated maps as they become available so you can head out into our favorite state and enjoy the great outdoors.

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PATERSON, NJ – In the era of COVID-19, more and more people are looking for a place to safely and easily escape to. With quarantining requirements in place between many states, staying close to home has become the norm and road trips have become the preferred way to briefly get away. To help ...

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DOWN EAST MAINE — No doubt you have felt cooped up, sheltering in place due to COVID-19 restrictions, and perhaps going a bit stir crazy. You're not alone. TAPinto  took a trip to hike Down East Maine, the part of the state that includes Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. But instead of ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy has updated the travel advisory. As of Tuesday, September 29, the Governor removed Arizona and Virginia. Currently, there are 34 states and territories are the travel advisory list.  Visitors coming from AL, AK, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, GU, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MN, ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer. Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.   There will be more people at LBI in September this year, primarily because there are many ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With coronavirus restrictions still in place along the Jersey Shore, Belmar officials are preparing for a different start to “local summer” than in past years. After the Labor Day weekend, beach badges will not be required for access to the 1.3-mile oceanfront, but beach capacity ...

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NEW JERSEY — Alaska and Montana were added to the Garden State's travel advisory list Tuesday. Travelers from those states and 28 others are required to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days upon arrival. Three territories (Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) are also on the ...

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NEW JERSEY — If you’re currently traveling out of state or packing your bags in preparation, take note.  Two states, Delaware and Alaska, were re-added Tuesday to New Jersey's self-quarantine travel advisory list— bringing it up to 35 states/territories.  “We cannot allow the tremendous ...

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NEW YORK, NY - "Tribute in Light", the powerful perennial memorial to those lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001, will not take place this year due to apparent concerns for health amid the COVID-19 crisis. First presented six months after the attacks, the glowing towers of light have become ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Turtle Back Junction is now more handicap accessible, and the miniature train ride at Turtle Back Zoo has a new corporate sponsor. Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Jr. announced a long-term partnership agreement with Investors Bank to become the official sponsor of the ...

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Borough Steps Up Communication with Public on Real-Time Beach Updates BELMAR, NJ — During this summer of COVID-19, a day at the beach isn’t what it used to be in Belmar. Beach capacity limits and other coronavirus restrictions have put pressure on Belmar beachfront employees, lifeguards and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Museums such as the Zimmerli find themselves at a critical crossroads as they search for ways to remain relevant even while their galleries have been forced to close by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the recent launch of its eMuseum, the staff at the Zimmerli is showing that ...

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LIBERTY ISLAND, NY - Although technically in New Jersey, the Statue of Liberty reopened this week as part of the New York City phase 4 effort to emerge from COVID-19 induced closures. Visitors will not be allowed inside the monument but can access the grounds of the island. Ellis Island will ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Organizers of the decades old "State Fair Meadowlands" announced that the 2020 event will not take place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.    State Fair Meadowlands started as a modest six-day event in 1986 in the old Giants Stadium parking lot encompassing 10 acres ...

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NEW JERSEY - A joint incoming travel advisory has been announced by New Jersey Governor Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont.  The joint incoming travel advisory states that individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, ...

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