My wife and I are quite big amusement park fans (especially me), and we'd like to visit Six Flags for the rides. Obviously it doesn't make sense to simply fly to NJ only for the park so we wanted to make a week of it.
So I'm thinking of going quite early in the season next year, preferably around early April depending on if the park is open.. (I wish they'd publish the calendar dates sooner).
My big questions are:
1) Where to stay.... the hotels on the six flags website don't seem to be very cheap averaging around $60-100 a night. If a place is good enough, and close enough to the park we don't mind. I'm likely to higher a car, so driving for half an hour or so is fine.
Does it make any sense to find accomodation close to the shore?
2)Food - We are massive food lovers, and there are many shows on TV here (man vs food for instance) which give us some insight into the food and stuff you guys have there... If anyone can give us advice on great places to eat, especially for breakfast I'd really appreciate it. the places don't have to be upper class or anything like that, one of our favourite places to eat here is a small little cafe, with no bells or whistles, but man the food is fantastic.
3) Travelling and visiting other areas... The park and safari will probably only take up 2 or 3 days, hopefully we'll have at least a week. What else can you recommend that we do while we're there? I'm sure this area has plenty we can be doing.
So yea, trying to organise this whole package into the most cost effective plan, incorporating best places to eat and visit is challenging but I'm hoping we can do alright. I'm also hoping that early season in April will be some what quieter for queues, although I am unsure whether this will be the case.
Any advice, hints or tips you can provide are greatly appreciated.