Comfort Suites at Woodbridge
1275 Route 1 & 9 South
Avenel, NJ 07001
Phone: (732) 396-3000
Fax: (732) 943-7768
Skyline Mini-Golf opened to a grand reception in 2012. It is located in the Woodbridge Community Center in the company of a host of entertainment alternatives including an ice skating rink. The synthetic turf winding through artificial waterfalls and manicured lawns boasts a 18-hole golf course and provides panoramic views of New York City. The establishment is family-oriented and plays host to private parties and corporate events. A sanctuary away from the city hustle, this is a great place to spend a day with your family or to finalize that impending business deal.
Learn and brush up on your equestrian skills in Watchung Stables, New Jersey. The horse-trails in the stable are set amidst picturesque forests that you can discover on horse-back. Guided tours of the venue are undertaken during business hours.
Baltusrol Golf Club is one of the premier clubs for golf in this area. Established in 1895, the club boasts of many big names in golf such as Bobby Jones, Phil Mickelson etc that have played here. This prestigious golf club has been the host of 15 USGA National Championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and the U.S. Amateur Open. It has two world-class courses, the Lower Course and the Upper Course. Since it is a private club it has its own rules and regulation for dress code and guests. Check website for more details.
This is a great place to go with younger children. It is a small zoo with a large variety of animals and one of the largest reptile collections around. It also has a petting zoo that young children will love. The Staten Island Zoo is cash only.
Clove Lakes Park is famous for its serpentine rock effects, lakes, ponds and woodlands. This protected site was built in the 1930s though plans were considered way back in 1897. Spread across nearly 200 acres (80.94 hectares), it has fish ponds, three lakes, trails, restrooms, the Staten Island War Memorial Skating Rink, athletic fields such as baseball, soccer and football, a basketball court, playgrounds, picnic spots. Boating opportunities are also available here. Its famous resident is the "Clove Lake Colossus", a massive, 300 years old tulip tree. Some of the fish species that you will see are the carp, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and bluegill. Bird-watchers can spot Canada geese, kingfishers, red tailed hawks and mallards. It is a dog-friendly park, so unleash your pets and let they them have a gala time.
WWII Veterans War Memorial Ice Skating Rink is an outdoor ice rink in the Staten Island borough of New York. The rink provides some much needed outdoor recreation to the local community, and is one of few such rinks in the locality. Admission prices and rental rates are affordable as well, and the lack of crowds will mean that you have more space to yourself.
This lovely 180 acre garden is filled to the brim with lush green grass, perennials, shrubs, and exotic flowers. Open every day of the year, Rutgers Gardens is one of the few of its kind that still maintains its free admission for the public. However, if you'd like a more in-depth tour of the garden, knowledgeable docents operate Monday through Friday for a nominal fee.
Considering themselves as not just a particular activity park, but a complete recreational park, the Gateway National Recreational Park is historic and lies in a condensed urban environment and still manages to offer a variety of activities like boating, hiking, swimming, bird watching and camping.This beauty was built to preserve the exclusivity of nature and culture and the recreational resources.
This gorgeous Downtown Newark park is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Featuring 360 acres (145 hectares) of walking paths, vast lawns and water features. Have a picnic, go for a stroll along the riverbank or ride your bike. In the Spring time the 4,000 Japanese Cherry Blossom trees bloom, making for beautiful scenery.
For daredevils seeking a special experience, a kayak at sea offers dramatic and unforgettable views of the Manhattan skyline and The Statue of Liberty. This is actually a beginners tour with instruction offered by professionals. Atlantic Kayak has numerous other tours including the Hudson Highlands and Long Island Sound. The ultimate tour may be to circumnavigate Manhattan, this 10-hour trip requires advanced status.
MCU Park (formerly known as Keyspan Park) is home to the Brooklyn Cyclones. The ballpark is built on the same template as most others. However, it deftly makes use of the surrounding attractions. A few blocks away from here is Astroland Amusement Park at Coney Island; it makes for a wonderful view over the left field fence. Towards the right field wall are the endless blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a spectacular place to watch a game and the unmistakable energy of the Brooklyn fans just adds to the excitement.
Field Station: Dinosaurs is a thrilling experience for the whole family. This fascinating science museum is set in the outdoors amidst natural landscape and woodlands. Spread over 20 acres (eight hectares), it features over 30 life-size realistic models of dinosaurs. Explore the grounds and admire outstanding scientific and artistic engineering as well as participate in their hands-on interactive educational programs covering myriad paleontology, geology and environmental topics.