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Parks and nature in Jersey Shore

Top parks

Historic Site
“This is one of the most iconic symbols of Philadelphia. Any trip to the historical sites would be incomplete without stopping to see the bell and hear a bit about its history.”
  • 191 locals recommend
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“Grab a beer and a sandwich and swing on a hammock along the Delaware River! Awesome views of the Ben Franklin Bridge!”
  • 154 locals recommend
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“For a nice walk, see the river front. Ice skating in the winter. Spruce street harbor park in the summer which has food and drinks, hammocks and lights!”
  • 68 locals recommend
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“Free (with donations accepted!) zoo! We love it here and always go EARLY to avoid the crowds and take a picnic lunch! Best playground around! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Park
“One of five public squares laid out by William Penn in his original plan for Philadelphia. There is something for everyone within its eight-acre grounds such as mini-golf and a carousel for the kids! There are often special exhibits during the spring and summer like the Chinese Latern Festival!”
  • 40 locals recommend
National Park
“This landmark-filled park covers 20 city blocks with museums, Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Plaza
“The famous Love sign you must check out. It's near a fountain and offers amazing views of Philadelphia's museums and City Hall. If there's one place you need to take a photo of, this is it.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Outdoor Sculpture Garden with a great restaurant called "Rats". Go on a beautiful day and spend at least several hours there. ”
  • 29 locals recommend

Playgrounds

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“Some of the best restaurants and shops philly has to offer are located on this hot strip. You're sure to find something you love here.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“Easy walk , Sometimes they have movie night, stage plays and farmer's market. Also kid friendly playground .”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“ A local gem, recently renovated and kid / dog friendly. There's a farmer's market here on weekends.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Playground
“Over 700 acres, Thompson Park has miles of hiking and biking trails, the reservoir and marlu lake and an off leash dog area. It also has play grounds, picnic areas and a barn theatre.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Great for hikers and runners - 5 mile path around the perimeter of the Reservoir. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Dog Run
“The perfect place to take a book and sit in the shade on a warm day! In the summer the park features jazz nights and outdoor movies in the evening.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dog Run
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“This is a jewel park, designed by Frederick Olmstead, designed of Central Park, Fairmount Park and others.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Beaches

Other Great Outdoors
“Must do while at Point Pleasant Beach! Walk around, get some ice cream, funnel cake, play games, people watch, etc. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beach
“The Famous Wildwood Boardwalk begins at our street, perfect starting place so you don't miss a thing! Make sure you pick up a discounted book of Tram Car tickets (they never expire) so you never have to drive to the boardwalk again! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Pier Village has s number of great restaurants, bars and shopping. A beautiful newly renovated boardwalk runs along the beach and the new Pier Village area and is great for runs and walks along the beach. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Beach
“Beach, restaurants, bars, water park, historic spots like Convention Hall, the Casino and Carousel.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beach
“A fun boardwalk with tons of activities. More bars, more food, and more shops than Point Pleasant, but with more of that stuff comes more people! Very fun nonetheless!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beach
“Ocean City Beaches are our families favorite beach to visit. We love that Ocean City is family oriented. We believe this helps create a relaxed, fun environment for people of all ages to enjoy. If you go south in OC the beaches are less crowded and easier to find free parking. The more north you go the more crowded the beaches become. This is also where you will find the boardwalk, resaturates, downtown stores, rides, water slides, and the farmers market (every Wednesday June 27th through September 12th). Ocean City beaches do require beach tags. -Seasonal $25 -Weekly $10 -Daily $5 They also offer military discounts. Tags can be purchased at welcome center on the 9th street bridge, beach entrances, or from taggers who pass by along the beaches.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“The USS Atlantus is the most famous of the twelve concrete ships that ran aground at Sunset Beach in 1926. Our magnificent sunsets are truly one of a kind. Find Cape May Diamonds. These clear stones have been naturally polished by the ocean. Find your own on the beach or order a piece of jewelry online.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Walk the boardwalk! It's completely different during the day vs. at night. Ripleys museum is pretty cool, along with all of the other little shops that are only open during the day. The Pier is also worth checking out and has a lot of amusement park rides. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Trails

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“Hartshorne Woods Park is a 736-acre county park located in Northern Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, in New Jersey's Bayshore Region. The park has 16 miles of trails, several old military bunkers and a small beach with a fishing pier.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“Short nature hikes outdoors and an indoor children's room with puppets, books, and a large window to watch beautiful birds. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Nice, spacious park. Has a lovely Rose Garden. You can play tennis or rent a row boat.Children's playground”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Great for hikers and runners - 5 mile path around the perimeter of the Reservoir. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Trail
“Lovely area with events year round. Farmers market on the weekends during the summer time. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
“Delaware Raritan Canal - access at Stockton (not Lawrence as default map shows.) hike, bike, run to Bulls Island to the north or Lambertville to the south”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
“Run, bike, hike, kayak walk enjoy the beautiful tow path and Lake Carnegie for miles and miles.”
  • 2 locals recommend