15 Things To Do In The Tri-State Area This Winter

15 Things To Do In The Tri-State Area This Winter

The cold winter weather can discourage you and your little ones from getting out and having fun. However, the Tri-State are, which includes New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are winter wonderlands full of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! Here’s our list of the Top 15 Things To Do In The Tri-State Area This Winter!

New Jersey

Puzzle Out: Escape Room Jersey City

317 Grove St, Jersey City

Escape from a haunted mansion or break codes to earn your freedom with Puzzle Out: Escape Room Jersey City. Puzzle Out is a fun and challenging live escape game in NJ with locations in Hoboken and Jersey City. This is a great time to gather a group of your loved ones to test your quick quit and creativity. You and your team have 60 minutes to complete your mission–find clues, solve puzzles, and escape!

Ice Fishing on Lake Hopatcong

Hopatcong State Park, 1 Lakeside Blvd, Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong was originally created as part of the Morris Canal, a 90-mile waterway that ran from Newark to Phillipsburg and was the chief means of transporting coal, iron and zinc across New Jersey in the 1860s. However the lake is a great place to ice fish. You heard that right! January and February are ideal times to enjoy setting up your fishing rob and enjoy the tranquility that comes with being in nature while waiting for a bite on your line! Obviously, winter weather patterns play a major role in the amount of time there is safe ice in any particular year so make sure to do your research before you go!

Prudential Center

25 Lafayette St, Newark

Want to catch a game or sing along to your favorite artist? The Prudential Center is an amazing venue to see a sporting event or concert! The Prudential Center is easily accessible by care or train! Luckily the Prudential Center is easily accessible by train and car, with ample parking available. Home to the New Jersey Devils and the Seton Hall Pirates, there’s never sports lull during the winter season! Prudential Center also opened its GRAMMY Museum Experience where you can take a walk through an impressive timeline of GRAMMY winners, history and moments!

The Lakota Wolf Preserve 

89 Mt Pleasant Rd, Columbia

Walk on the wild side with The Lakota Wolf Preserve! Explore and learn about some of the world’s most amazing animals through their educational Wolf Watch tours where you will be surrounded by 4 different packs of wolves. The only way to see the wolves is to join a Wolf Watch tour which are offered twice per day, every day except Mondays. Wolf Watches begin at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Registration begins 1/2 hour before tour start times. Each Wolf Watch tour is 60-75 -minutes long and tours cost $15 for adults and $7 for kids up to 11 years, old plus tax. They only accept cash and checks! Please call ahead during the winter season to assure the weather permits your visit!

New York

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

600 5th Ave, New York

Make some figure eights in the most famous ice skating location in NYC! The Rink at Rockefeller Center is an outdoor rink visited by people from all around the globe each winter. The rink is open daily with 8 sessions from 8:30am through midnight. The rates varied from $25 to $32 depending on standard, holiday or peak time, and $15 per child under 11 years of age. Skate rentals are $12.50. Want to step away from the traditional and touristy rinks? There are plenty other places to skate in New York as well as New Jersey!

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St, New York

Connecticut
 

Grace Farms

365 Lukes Wood Rd, New Canaan

Grace Farms is situated in the northeast corner of New Canaan, CT. The expansive 80-acre landscape is one of the last remaining large parcels of open space in Fairfield County, now made available to the public by Grace Farms Foundation. Explore Grace Farms, a welcoming new place for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, foster community, pursue justice, and explore faith, designed by the Pritzker Prize – winning architectural firm SANAA. Partake in a 90 minute tour around the beautifully designs area. Grace Farms also has a basketball court, library, dining area and stage area for events!

Pez Visitor Center

35 Prindle Hill Rd, Orange

Come see and experience the PEZ brand in person! See the largest, most comprehensive collection of PEZ memorabilia on public display in the world, PEZ motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, the world’s largest PEZ dispenser, viewing area into our production area, PEZ trivia game, retail area, interactive historical time line and much more. Learn about the brand that has been inspiring and innovating since 1927!

The Board Room

514 Main Street, Middletown

Game lovers unite! The Board Room is Connecticut’s first board game cafe! With hundreds of new and classic board games in the store, a cafe with tasty snacks made to order, there’s something for everyone. For $5 a person you can channel your inner competitor and enjoy all sorts of games with your family or bond with the locals!

Connecticut Science Center 

250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford

With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips. The Science Center offers exciting tools to help educators and parents bring textbooks to life. Creating unforgettable experiences with science motivates students and visitors of all ages to enthusiastically embrace science at school, at home, and in their communities.

All of this fun can make someone hungry! There are plenty of places to eat to fill you up after the winter activities! Looking for more ways to have fun even after the holidays are over? There are several events and activities right here in Jersey City!