Activities for Adults in New Jersey

by Gabrielle Nicolet Google

New Jersey is a small state located in the northeastern part of the United States. New Jersey features many seaside resorts and beaches, as well as many historic buildings, quaint shops and restaurants, thrilling casinos and sizzling hot nightclubs. If you are planning a trip to the Garden State, you can indulge yourself by leaving the kids at home. The activities New Jersey has to offer make for an amazing and relaxing adults-only vacation.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City is best known as the "gambling capital of the East Coast." Since 1976, gambling has been legal in Atlantic City, which is second only to Las Vegas in the number of casinos. The seaside casinos of Atlantic City feature classic card games like poker and blackjack, as well as slot machines, roulette, craps, keno and other specialty games. Visitors to the area also can enjoy a beautiful beach boardwalk, as well as plenty of shopping, golfing, spas and restaurants.

Jersey Shore

Seaside Heights, better known as the Jersey Shore, features a club scene like no other. The local bars located on the boardwalk overlook the Atlantic Ocean, making them ideal for sipping late night cocktails on the outdoor patios. Karma and Bamboo Bar are two of the Jersey Shore's most popular clubs to enjoy live DJs spinning the latest dance hits and to break a sweat on the dance floor into the wee hours of the night.

Wine Country

New Jersey is home to more than 30 wineries. Heritage Vineyards in Richwood creates a delicious assortment of apple, peach, sugar plum and sour cherry wines, while DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton makes blueberry, cranberry and peach wines. Chestnut Run Farm in Pilesgrove specializes in wines made from Asian pears. Cream Ridge Vineyards has won more than a dozen awards at New Jersey wine competitions. At Grape Expectations in Bridgewater, you can learn about winemaking, stomp grapes and make your own wine to enjoy.

Cape May

Cape May is ideal for adults seeking a historic, quaint seaside town to enjoy fine dining, a jazz festival or a spooky ghost tour. All of Cape May is considered a National Historic District with more than 600 preserved Victorian homes and buildings, many of which can be viewed on local trolley tours. The area features the southernmost beach in New Jersey, charming bed and breakfasts and an annual Food and Wine Festival. Live entertainment can be enjoyed at the Cape May Stage and East Lynne Theater Company.

About the Author

Gabrielle Nicolet has been writing and editing professionally since 2004. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Illinois University. Nicolet is also a certified nutrition, wellness and weight-management consultant with American Fitness Professionals and Associates.