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Fun Things to Do Near Bloomfield, NJ

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Known for its beautiful beaches, busy roads, delicious food and diverse culture, there are plenty of fun things to do in NJ. This densely populated state is home to over 8 million residents today and attracts tourists from around the country.

New Jersey is also home to Universal Technical Institute’s newest campus—UTI Bloomfield. This 108,000 square foot technical school with 14 classrooms and 15 labs is equipped with industry tools and technology, providing a perfect place for aspiring technicians to train. Bloomfield students can choose between two core programs: automotive and diesel. In addition, they can also further their education by completing the Ford Accelerated Credential Training (FACT) program.

In order to have an enjoyable student experience, it’s important to have a balance between work and play. Whether you’re a current New Jersey resident or will be traveling from another state to attend UTI, this guide is for you. Read along as we share some paid and free things to do in New Jersey when you need a study break.

Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Located in Ocean County, Seaside Heights is a beachside town with a boardwalk that attracts tourists and locals alike. The boardwalk is known for its shops and restaurants, singing ice cream parlor, amusement park and arcade. It’s a great place to stroll, enjoy the background of the beach and experience New Jersey culture.

Diggerland

A construction-themed amusement park? You heard us right! Diggerland offers a variety of rides and attractions from a 700-foot zip line to the well-known Spin Dizzy, a specially designed JCB JS200 that gives adrenaline junkies the fix they need. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, check out Diggerland XL, where you can operate heavy machinery yourself (with the guidance of an instructor, of course).

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only trail in the world. The trail spans 72 miles in New Jersey and continues north through New York. Whether you decide to take a short stroll or a lengthy hike, you’ll be accompanied by spectacular views along the way. Be sure to check out Stokes State Forest, the Kittatinny Mountains and Sunrise Mountain.

Delaware River Tubing

If you want to plan for a day on the water, consider tubing along the Delaware River. This river is calm, yet gets enough white-water rapids to make the adventure exciting. There are quite a few places nearby to rent tubing equipment, such as the Delaware River Tubing company in Milford, which includes a meal with your rental!

Fluorescent Rocks of Sterling Hill Mine

The Sterling Hill Mine, a historic zinc mine, is home to the largest publicly displayed collection of fluorescent rocks in the world. Visitors have the opportunity to take a walking tour through the 1300 foot tunnel, stopping at various stations along the way.

The Warren Museum of Fluorescence offers touchable displays, a color wall that displays over 100 fluorescent mineral specimens and over a dozen theme cases where you can learn all about fluorescence.

Asbury Park Beach

At Asbury Park you can shop, dine, go to the theatre, stroll the boardwalk or enjoy the beach. Whether you want to spend the day along the shore or explore the various shops and restaurants along the boardwalk, there is plenty to see and do here.

Brookdale Park

If you’re on the hunt for things to do in New Jersey for free, look no further than Brookdale Park. This park offers beautiful views and a variety of activities, including trails for walking and running, playgrounds, sports fields, track facilities, tennis courts and more. It’s the perfect spot to get outside and enjoy the fresh New Jersey air.

Point Pleasant

The Point Pleasant beach area is a great place to unwind on a weekend or after a long day of class. Along the mile-long boardwalk, you can go on rides, play mini golf, and of course, enjoy some delicious cuisine. Off the boardwalk, you can go to Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club and visit popular restaurant Europa South for Portuguese food.

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

Founded in 1965, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park is a 500+ acre raceway park with a variety of motorsports activities, including motocross, drifting, karting, human endurance races and more. The park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, which can be found on the schedule on their website.

Atco Dragway

Atco Dragway is a longstanding raceway that features a quarter-mile track for dragsters in addition to swap meets and car shows. This track is sanctioned by the NHRA and is the oldest drag strip in New Jersey. Just this past year, the track hosted over 265 events—making it one of the busiest tracks in the country!

Island Dragway

At Island Dragway, car racing fans can watch or compete. If you want to race your car down the track for fun, check out the track’s schedule to find out when they offer “test & tune” events. You can also race your motorcycle! If you love the excitement and energy of the track, this is the place to be.

There you have it—a list of paid and fun free things to do in NJ for students! We hope you enjoy exploring all the state has to offer.

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