5 Staycation Ideas in New Jersey This Holiday Season - NBC New York

5 Staycation Ideas in New Jersey This Holiday Season

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    December Holiday Event Guide: What to Do in NYC This Month

    Jillian Anthony, editor of Time Out New York, sits down with Pat Battle to talk about holiday events in the city this December. Among them, the Dog Film Festival, the Santa Suit 5K, the Harry and the Potters Yule Ball, the Latke Festival, and the Nutcracker Rouge.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017)

    There's no need to leave New Jersey to experience the perfect winter getaway.

    The Garden State has plenty of places to unwind and celebrate the winter season. 

    These 5 New Jersey getaways will meet your staycation goals:

    Escape to a luxurious resort 

    Whether you are planning a romantic couples weekend, a fun family get-together or a relaxing retreat with your best friends, Crystal Springs Resort is a great place to escape this winter. You can participate in morning yoga, take a wine tour, go on a hike or head to the golf course.

    Plan a ski trip 

    Head to Moutain Creek and hit the slopes. Not a skier? No problem. Anyone can enjoy the snow tubing park. Online tickets cost $25 and up.

    Hang out with wolves

    Switch up your daily routine and take a Wolf Watch Tour at the Lakota Wolf Preserve, where you will observe and learn about the endangered species in their natural surroundings. Not your typical day in New Jersey--you will be surrounded by four different packs of wolves. Take advantage of the opportunities to take incredible wildlife and wolf photos and video and enjoy a scenic nature hike. The tour costs $15 for adults and is $7 for ages 11 and under.   

    Celebrate the season outdoors 

    For a winter wonderland staycation, head to the Great Swamp Outdoor Nature Center, and enjoy both the classic and unique seasonal activities offered. Connect with nature and get active with year-round hiking trails and enjoy bird-watching, holiday events, and a Maple Sugaring Festival. Admission is free.

    Pretend it's summer with water fun

    No need to fly to an island to enjoy time in the water. Spend the day at CoCo Key Water Resort, an indoor water park with a ton of family-fun activities. An online day pass for the park starts at $19.99.


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