Tourism

May 8, 2021

Ocean County, NJ - New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) held their annual Advocacy Day event online May 6 in honor of National Travel & Tourism Week. Held via zoom, NJTIA continued this important tradition recognizing the impact tourism has as one of the leading industries within the ...

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DELANCO, NJ – Burlington County’s push to develop additional miles of pedestrian and bicycling trails continued this month as construction started on a new trail linking Amico Island Park in Delran to Pennington Park in Delanco. The new path is one of several new trails projects in the works or ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular Thursday night Starlit Cinema series will return to Division Street this summer, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut off the projector and darkened the big screen. The Downtown Somerville Alliance sponsors the free weekly event, beginning July 1 through Aug.

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With seals venturing onto Jersey Shore beaches in recent weeks, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is cautioning people to stay a safe distance away — and that means keeping at least 150 feet back, which is about the length of three school buses. “Recently there have been several ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A new bald eagle exhibit recently opened at Essex County Turtleback Zoo. The exhibit officially opened on Wednesday as Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed Freedom, a four-year-old bald eagle, to the Turtle Back animal family. Freedom was rescued from a tree ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — There were no lines of fire trucks or floats, or dozens of marching bands or early-bird spectators surrounding Lake Como early this afternoon for the start of the 48th annual Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Rather, because the coronavirus forced the event's ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - The sound of bagpipes and marching bands, the glimpse of festive floats and the sight of thousands of people lining city curbs and sidewalks will be missing from South Amboy the third Sunday of March.  The South Amboy Parade Committee had to postpone its St. Patrick’s Day ...

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Families looking for fun outdoor activities during the Presidents’ Day weekend are invited to visit Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside for a series of special outdoor programs. The programs are recommended for families with children ages four and older, and COVID-19 ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season. The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told ...

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BELMAR, NJ — When Belmar author Merry Brennan first got serious about a family road trip to 20 national parks, a few friends called her crazy. How could she stay cooped up in a car or campsite with a trio of teens? At the mercy of their adolescent moods? For a whole summer? After she told them ...

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New York, NY—Governor Andrew Cuomo officially led the ribbon cutting this week to announce the grand opening of the new, $1.6 billion-dollar, Moynihan Train Hall that passengers accessed New Year's Day. The new train hall represents a significant milestone for passenger rail travel in New York, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Every New Year's Day, state parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's the perfect way to introduce individuals and families to both the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle.  But 2021 is different, thanks to COVID-19 — all organized First Day Hikes have ...

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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 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair History Center's Holiday House Tour was selected as the top choice in the Northeast and fourth place in the nation in USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice award. “We’re beyond excited to be among the top five nationally,” says Jane Eliasof, Executive Director of the ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — The surge of coronavirus cases across the country has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy not to release this week’s coronavirus travel advisory based on its current criteria. However, he strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine ...

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NEW JERSEY -  There are currently 46 states and U.S. jurisdictions that require individuals to quarantine. Maine and New Hampshire were added today. Travelers who are coming from the following states and territories are being asked to self quarantine for 14 days: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — The annual Gingerbread Wonderland will be going virtual for 2020. Individuals, families, and groups can design and build their creation and then submit photos online. The online show will run from December 5 until December 31. All gingerbread creations will be viewed on the ...

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With the winter season now fully upon us, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present Back to Nature, a new nature series for families with children of all ages. The programs take place on Saturday mornings and feature a different nature or science theme each week. “The ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -  There are currently 45 states and U.S. jurisdictions that require individuals to quarantine. Maine and New Hampshire were added today. Travelers who are coming from the following states and territories are being asked to self quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, ...

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NEW JERSEY -  There are currently 43 states and U.S. jurisdictions that require individuals to quarantine. Travelers who are coming from the following states and territories are being asked to self quarantine for 14 days: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, GU, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, ...

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NEW JERSEY -  There are currently 41 states and U.S. jurisdictions that require individuals to quarantine. As of Tuesday, October 27, California and Massachusetts 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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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 Plainfield 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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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 — Residents are advised to quarantine if they're returning to New Jersey from 38 states or territories - a new high for that total since the state began issuing the list back in June. Regardless of the mode of transportation - bus, airplane, train, car, etc. - travelers from the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — After closing tours following Labor Day with revenue seeing a noticeable decline, Battleship New Jersey announced Wednesday it will be back this weekend for “Fire Power” walkthroughs of its largest vessel. The Board of Trustees of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial says ...

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The fall season will uncork once again when several of New Jersey’s finest wineries join together for the annual “Grand Harvest Wine Festival” on October 10 and 11 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. each day. Surrounded by the beauty of the autumn foliage this weekend of great New Jersey wine, gourmet food ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's self-quarantine travel advisory list has once again hit 35 states and territories, with the addition of New Mexico.   As a result, individuals traveling to New Jersey are asked to get tested for the coronavirus and self-quarantine for 14 days if they traveled from ...

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