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Fun Things to Do in New Jersey

Known for its beautiful beaches, delicious food and diverse culture, there are plenty of fun things to do in New Jersey. The state is home to more than 9 million residents and attracts tourists from around the country.

New Jersey is also home to Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus. This 108,000-square-foot technical school with 14 classrooms and 16 labs is equipped with state-of-the-industry tools and technology, providing a perfect place for aspiring technicians to train. Bloomfield students can choose between three core programs: Automotive, Diesel and Welding. They can also further their education by completing the Ford Accelerated Credential Training (Ford FACT) specialized training 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 Bloomfield, this guide is for you. Read along as we share some things to do in New Jersey when you need a study break.

Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Located in Ocean County, Seaside Heights is a beachside borough 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.


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 Spin Dizzy, a specially designed JCB JS220 excavator 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 74 miles in New Jersey and continues northeast 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 it gets enough whitewater 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 can take a walking tour through the 1,300-foot tunnel, stopping at various stations along the way.

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

Asbury Park Beach

In Asbury Park you can shop, dine, go to the theater, 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 free things to do in New Jersey, 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 Beach

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 enjoy some delicious cuisine. Off the boardwalk, you can go to Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club and dine at a variety of restaurants.

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

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

Island Dragway

At Island Dragway, 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 and 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 fun things to do in New Jersey for students at UTI Bloomfield! We hope you enjoy exploring all the state has to offer.

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