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Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

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Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

Hiya

We've bought our flights to JFK & booked a car, but have no plans!!

Any advice would be great!

We'd love to do some shopping & see a few places in Jersey, although could go elsewhere. We're bringing our 5 month old so don't want to travel TOO long in the car, but don't mind up to 4hrs.

Do you think Atlantic City would be fun to visit just to get a feel of the atmosphere?

Also any seaside resorts worth thinking about? Or cities? I've been to Philadelphia about 15 yrs ago, but hubbie hasn't.

Should we consider even going out of New Jersey to places like The Hamptons or New England?

Any help or advice would be really welcome!

Thanks guys!

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1. Re: Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

Do you want to spend the whole two weeks in one place? What are your interests?

Maybe part of the time in Spring Lake, NJ and Cape May, NJ and part of the time in Philadelphia....

Atlantic City is for gamblers, so if that isn't your priority, then I would suggest forgetting it.

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2. Re: Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

You have no plans at all! Pretty ambitious! What kinds of things do you like? Museums? Nature? Oceans? Lakes? Cities? And I hope you know that JFK is in New York, not New Jersey.

And where are you from?

Edited: 27 March 2014, 23:14
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3. Re: Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

There are 3 comercial airports in New Jersey. Newark, Ewing, and Egg Harbor. Here are a few links to help you decide what to do.

www.visitnj.org

www.goironbound.com

www.njskylands.com

www.capemay.com

www.redbank.com

www.visitsouthjersey.com

www.stayinthemeadowlands.com\

www.shophaddonfieldnj.com/

www.funnewjersey.com/

www.wildwoodsnj.com

www.destinationmontclair.com

www.myjerseyshore.Com

www.destinationjerseycity.com

www.destinationtrenton.com

www.exit82.com

www.findsomerville.com

www.discoversalemcounty.com

www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

www.gocentraljersey.com

www.historicsmithvillenj.com

www.tourism.visitmonmouth.com

www.morristown-nj.org

www.newbrunswickrocks.com

www.njsouthernshore.com

www.lambertville.org

www.atlanticcitynj.com

www.goelizabethnj.com

www.mullicahill.com

www.asburyboardwalk.com

www.mainstreetmountholly.com

www.newbrunswick.com

www.ocnj.us

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4. Re: Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

When is your visit?

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5. Re: Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

We' arrive on the 6th May at 5ish, so think we'll try to get a hotel near JFK then travel to where we want to go very early the next morning to avoid traffic.

Not sure weather to venture out to the hamptons? Maybe even Boston or just stick to New Jersey as I'm sure there is lots to do there.

We fly back at 8pm on 20th.

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6. Re: Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

In May, the shoretowns are readying for Summer [high season], many seasonal places may not yet be open. The shoretown with the most open will be AC, as many stores, shops & eateries along the Boardwalk are open yearround. As well as the ones inside casinos and The Walk http://www.tangeroutlet.com/atlanticcity/ Heck, I don't know many restaurants that are closed seasonally in AC, but there is one mentioned below [BackBay AleHouse]. And the beachbars wont be open yet [yup, I know , you'll have a young'un, but you can dine at the beachbars during the day]. If you get a nice day, y'all could eat at the 2nd story balcony overlooking the water at BackBay AleHouse http://www.backbayalehouse.com/ and visit the AC Aquarium http://www.acaquarium.com/ It's a small aquarium, unlike the Camden Aquarium, but it's $8 + there is a coupon for $1off right at their site, and the young'un is free.

There is a Wildlife Refuge outside AC https://www.facebook.com/ForsytheNWR Forsythe is $4 per carload. With an 8 mile wildlife drive. Oh boy! More time in the car. I suggest visiting if you like seeing water birds. And there is a shopping & eating village of little shops very nearby that called Smithville http://www.smithvillenj.com/ I believe it's an old Stagecoach stop [I could just read up on it, but it's more fun if someone proves me wrong]

The weekend hotel prices in AC are HIGH ←I know, I meant to scream. Weekdays are much more affordable, but the Steel Pier http://www.steelpier.com/ will not be open weekdays in May

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7. Re: Fly drive from JFK, 2wks in May with 5 month old. Any ideas?

I guess you need to decide how far you want to travel and what kinds of things you want to see and do. New Jersey, Boston and New England, Philadelphia? All possible..but if you want to head north to New England then I'd skip New Jersey and Philadelphia.

The Jersey Shore is an option, adding in Philadelphia....and places west of there? Spring Lake is a lovely place (BTW whose restaurants and shops do not shut down in the off season) and can be used as a base for other New Jersey activities.

After you decide where you want to go, then we will be happy to help you fill in the blanks.

Edited: 29 March 2014, 23:16
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