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Ways To Beat The Polar Vortex This Winter
We calculated some fun things for Northern New Jersey residents to do within a hour’s driving distance.
1.) Skiing and snowtubing at Mountain Creek
New Jersey’s only ski resort is located in the pastoral town of Vernon, Sussex County. While it is not Aspen, the proximity and price is worlds better. Lift tickets hover around $50 for adults; snowtubing is about half that cost, depending on whether you visit on a weekday evening or during the weekend. Mountain Creek also offers a variety of ski and snowboard lessons, including group and private lessons as well as weekend camps for kids and adults.
2.) New Jersey Devils and other sporting event ideas
Even if you know nothing about hockey, an NHL game is a great time. The New Jersey Devils. The October-through-April season represents one of the longest in professional sports, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity to go. (If you can score tickets).
Seton Hall men’s basketball has a storied program. The Pirates play in the Big East, a tough, collegiate division with the likes of Georgetown and Virginia Tech. Future NBA stars abound.
3.) Visit one of New Jersey’s many museums
Newark, Morristown, New Brunswick, Montclair, Princeton and Oceanville have their own art museums. Science and natural history museums include the waterfront Liberty State Science Center, which contains one of the few IMAX theater in the state. Golf enthusiasts will love Far Hills’ United States Golf Association Museum while baseball fanatics should take a quick trip to the Yoga Berra Museum in Little Falls.
4.) Take in a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One of the few places in the world where one night you can see Bill Cosby and the next listen to Brahm, NJPAC is an acoustical gem in downtown Newark. If you have not been to a show, you are missing out. Truly.