Beaches, boardwalks, and the best amusement parks in New Jersey! Summer along the Jersey Shore is unbeatable and you can experience it all at Sun Outdoors Cape May. With a variety of accommodations just six miles west of Wildwood, our family-friendly resort is an ideal place to stay along the Jersey Shore.
Find Family-Friendly Thrills in New Jersey
Many attractions line the beaches and barrier islands of New Jersey. Among the most popular destinations are the boardwalk amusement parks, which boast thrill rides, water parks, and arcades. We’re highlighting the five best theme parks in New Jersey to help you start planning your itinerary today!
1. Morey’s Piers and Water Parks
Morey’s Piers and Water Parks is a staple of Wildwood, New Jersey. Stretching six blocks along the boardwalk, this beachfront destination has family rides for kiddos and extreme rides for thrill seekers. There are also three fun-filled piers, so be sure to leave some time for exploring.
Additionally, Morey’s Piers has two water parks, Ocean Oasis and Raging Waters. Ocean Oasis has a tropical vibe with private cabanas, palm-lined water slides, and a swim-up bar. Raging Waters is all about the adrenaline with a shipwreck challenge course, speed slides, and a river for rafting. Visit both for super soaking fun!
2. Gillian’s Wonderland Pier
One of the many famous amusement parks in New Jersey is Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Located along the Ocean City boardwalk, Gillian’s has more than 30 rides, including a Ferris wheel with stunning views. Along with the rides, you can putt away while playing mini golf, get lost in the glass house, and snack on pizza from 6th Street Pizza & Grill.
3. OC Water Park
Another amusement park in Ocean City is OC Waterpark. With a beachfront location, OC Waterpark lets you play in the freshwater with views of the sparkling saltwater. Many family activities await, including:
- Lazy river
- Mini golf course
- Rock climbing wall
- Snack stalls
4. Steel Pier
The best amusement park in New Jersey for most people seems to be Steel Pier. Set amid the high-rise hotels and casinos of Atlantic City, Steel Pier features a number of rides, including a carousel, a roller coaster, and a Ferris wheel that offers panoramic views of the Jersey Shore.
Steel Pier also has attractions beyond the rides. You can book tickets for a helicopter ride over Atlantic City and the ocean. Or perhaps you’ll win the grand prize as you play games for all ages in the arcade. At the end of an exciting day, wrap things up with an ice cream cone and a stroll along the famous shoreline.
5. Playland’s Castaway Cove
Rounding out our list of the best amusement parks in New Jersey is Playland’s Castaway Cove. This delightful destination sits along the Ocean City boardwalk and features a fun pirate theme. Families can visit to enjoy thrill rides, miniature golfing, go-karts, and an indoor arcade.
Camping Near New Jersey’s Amusement Parks
To experience all the attractions, take your stay at one of our New Jersey resorts, such as Sun Outdoors Cape May. Situated four miles north of Cape May, this outstanding resort features RV camping, tent sites, and cabins arranged around a private lake.
Along with Sun Outdoors Cape May, we have several other resorts along the Jersey Shore:
Family fun awaits, so book your stay today and start planning your Jersey Shore vacation. You can explore five amazing amusement parks in New Jersey, all while relaxing in comfortable accommodations at one of our wonderful RV resorts. Share this post with your camping pals and plan your getaway today!