Tourism

February 23, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Landscape designers for the 2020 Mansion in May have been selected, announced the Women's Association for Morristown. The 2020 Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens will be held at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon. The landscapers participating in this year's Mansion in May ...

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MADISON COUNTY, IA — There is a section of Iowa where you can relive that movie with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, visit the home of the Duke, and, well, drink wine. This February day trip started at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset.  Wayne was born in a house adjacent to the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Four individuals taken to an area hospital following their arrival in Bayonne on a cruise liner have tested negative for the potentially fatal coronavirus, Governor Phil Murphy announced Saturday. Three of the individuals who stayed in the same cabin were diagnosed with the flu ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Royal Caribbean cruise that docked in Bayonne early Friday was met by health officials as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. One of the passengers, according to several reports, had been treated for a fever when the ship was still in the Caribbean. Four other ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States begun centuries ago by native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods from the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Plans for a sprawling mixed-use development that stretches for nearly three blocks from Main Street to the Shark River were unveiled last night to the Belmar Council. The seaport redevelopment project presented by Dobco Group calls for a hotel and conference center, three buildings ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Since the announcement of planned construction of an amphitheater at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, county residents have been advocating for a stoppage to what they see as an over-expansion of the once-quaint zoo. At Tuesday night's Millburn Township Committee meeting, attendees ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers has announced a plan to close to the public starting May 18 through August 31, to carry out structural renovations to the front entrance and terrace, as well as corresponding internal spaces. Museum programming, including Summer Art Camp, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Word has spread quickly.  The German Christmas Market will not be held on the Lake Mohawk Country Club boardwalk and grounds in 2020 according to announcements by LMCC officials.  Questions linger about whether or not the successful holiday event will reach it’s 20 anniversary. On ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a city of immigrants, it is, perhaps, Alexander Hamilton’s chase of the American Dream, started even before there was an America, that had the greatest impact on Paterson’s development. Born in England, and orphaned as a child, Hamilton was sent to York City as a teen for his ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Officials are in the process of determining a closure date for the Ocean Avenue bridge that connects Belmar and Avon-by-the-Sea so that emergency repairs can begin. Monmouth County must first hire a contractor for the project, which will shut the span over the Shark River entirely ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum is starting the New Year with slate of events designed to connect folks of all ages with nature. Activities, dates and times include: Full Moon Hike -- January 10, 7 - 8 p.m. Come for a walk in the woods under the moonlight. On an easy stroll through the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The site of countless children's birthday parties and fun summer afternoons throughout Union County, Bowcraft's days have been numbered for several years. After all, the Scotch Plains Planning Board in 2016 approved a proposal from developers who bought the property and planned ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A third dune planting has been completed along the Belmar beachfront — this time between 14th and 15th Avenues, just steps from the boardwalk. The block-long “dune garden” of various types of beach grass, native and other suitable plants adds to the growing beachscape barrier ...

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CHICAGO, IL-- Global Traveler readers named United Airlines' MileagePlus program the Best Overall Frequent Flyer program for 2019.  Global Traveler is a monthly publication with an audience of over half a million business and luxury travelers who vote in the Global Traveler Reader Survey to ...

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GOSHEN, N.Y.,--  LEGOLAND® New York Resort doesn't open until July 4, 2020, but you can start planning a bricktacular family getaway in the Hudson Valley now with a discounted premium pass.  LEGOLAND New York Resort has discounted its Premium Pass to only $99.99 from now through December 31. The ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The 2019 fishing season is drawing to a close. There are still a goodly number of small stripers in the surf for those hardy enough to get on the beach and wet a line. In addition, I continue to get reports about the continued hot blackfish action on various inshore ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The third parking deck at the Turtle Back Zoo and Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, creating space for about 500 additional vehicles, was officially opened this week with a celebratory ribbon cutting. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, the new ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - You've heard of Elf on a Shelf. How about a Sidekick in New Brunswick? One of Santa's not-so-little helpers took its place on Monday atop 37 Easton Ave., where he can watch the city get into the holiday spirit. The Saxum Elf is nearly 12 feet tall. The real estate company ...

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PRINCETON, NJ – When you are done decking the halls of your own home for the holidays, take a trip to one of Mercer County’s noteworthy homes Drumthwacket in Princeton Township. On Tuesday, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy invited the public to attend The Holidays at Drumthwacket ...

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SPARTA, NJ – People have been preparing for the 2019 German Christmas Market nearly since the day the 2018 event closed.  The huts have been assembled on the boardwalk and other behind the scenes activities were going on all week. On Wednesday, Carl Hagan of Rev it Up donated a box rental truck ...

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WAYNE, NJ — There’s about three weeks until winter officially starts, but the impending snow and sleet serve as a reminder to motorists to make sure their vehicles are prepared for the wintry weather ahead. AAA Northeast urges motorists to make sure their vehicle is ready to start and run in ...

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WAYNE, NJ — There’s about three weeks until winter officially starts, but the impending snow and sleet serve as a reminder to motorists to make sure their vehicles are prepared for the wintry weather ahead. AAA Northeast urges motorists to make sure their vehicle is ready to start and run in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A long-time annual tradition, Ricalton Square has been recast into Dickens Village for the holiday season. Dickens Village — model homes to form the town setting of A Christmas Carol — delights visitors of all ages; events include refreshments, children's activities, ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — While most North Jersey residents were flocking to Paramus malls bargain-hunting on Black Friday to kick-start their holiday shopping, others marked the start of the season with a low-key celebration with Bergen County officials at the annual Winter Wonderland at Van Saun County ...

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TOTOWA, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is upon us, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and ending Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 a.m.  According to AAA, over 55 million travelers are planning a trip of 50 miles or more away from home. Overall, travel will be up 2.9 percent compared to last year, ...

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NEW JERSEY — More than 55 million Americans—including more than 1.3 million New Jerseyans—are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home over Thanksgiving weekend, defined as the five-day period from Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 1 and the official kickoff to the holiday season, according ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The new holiday lights in downtown Belmar is the talk of the town these days. And most people like what they see — street poles wrapped in thousands of tiny white lights along each side of Main Street, creating a stunning runway effect for 11 blocks when nighttime falls. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Museum rolled out an official rebrand nearly two years in the making on Wednesday, greeting visitors with a new name and logo for a daylong community celebration.  Now the Newark Museum of Art, museum leadership said the historical institution decided to refresh its identity ...

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