Who says you need to get on a plane for spring break? Skip the long airport security lines (or road trip meltdowns) and enjoy a spring break staycation right here in your home state.
Different school districts are closed during different dates, but you can expect roughly 10 days of uninterrupted playtime anywhere between March 29 and April 15.
Luckily, you don’t have to go far to make the most of your time off. New Jersey is home to museums, playgrounds, zoos, and other fun zones that are just a short drive away. There are also many special events and activities taking place on specific dates within this timeframe to give you and your kids something to look forward to.
Read on for 35 fun things to do with kids right here on your home turf—no plane ticket required. You can also find great nearby getaways in our Day Trips Guide, and for far-flung destinations, check out our Family Travel Guide.