2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042
Easton, PA is the home of the Martin Guitar Company, as well as the home of international car racing family, the Andrettis, and it’s one of the nearby destinations that offer a true slice of Americana. In early August, the Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association’s Annual Bluegrass Festival is held at Mt. View Park in Wind Gap. In nearby Jacobsburg, check out the historic district and the architectural heritage common to the area. Or head over to the Jacobsburg State Park, which features an environmental education center and provides outdoor recreation facilities.
4000 Dorney Park Road
Allentown, PA 18104
Get away from the city and enjoy an exciting day at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown. With roller coasters, nightly fireworks, live entertainment, family rides, Planet Snoopy, Dinosaurs Alive and more, the summer celebration at the park opens June 29. This year, the All Wheel Sports show features the group that made the finals on “America’s Got Talent.” After enjoying the water at Wildwater Kingdom, take in the evening show at the Party in the Plaza with the characters from “Peanuts.”
275 Beachway Ave.
Keansburg, NJ 07734
Newly reopened after recovering from the damages of Hurricane Sandy, the Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids Family Waterpark is an excellent place to enjoy the beach, the thrill of an amusement park ride and get wet on a wild water ride. The park provides nightly fireworks displays, and the amusement park has been voted the “Best of New Jersey” by NJ Monthly Magazine. There is no admittance charge to the amusement park, either.
29 2nd St.
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
A small, colorful town situated on the Delaware River across the river from Bucks County, Frenchtown features numerous art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and other attractions. Each year, the small town of about 1,500 people sponsors Riverfest, Bastille Day and plays host to the annual Delaware Valley Poetry Festival. For a small town, Frenchtown has a surprising variety of dining spots, such as Bridge Cafe, Eat Cake, Bamboo House, Galasso’s Italian Restaurant and the Frenchtown Cafe, to name a few.
45 Pilgrim Pathway
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Ocean Grove, NJ began in 1869 as a camp meeting location during the Victorian Era of America. Known as one of the towns with the highest number of examples of Victorian architecture in the country, it is located on a beautiful beach. There are parks, a boardwalk, an historic district, restaurants, boutiques, taverns and more. In addition to beach activities, there are free band concerts in the Boardwalk Pavilion, flea markets, walking tours and more.