GUIDE - Road Trip: Close to Home attractions for July 20
This week, we bring the whole family to Central Park, take a canoeing adventure down the Rahway River, pop over to Fire Island and explore 15 acres of outdoor scenery in Howell, New Jersey!
494 Lakewood Farmingdale Road
Howell, New Jersey 07731
Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. through July. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday in August.
Central Park stretches from 59th Street all the way to 110th Street - designed to transport you out of the Big Apple chaos. The park takes in nearly 42 million visitors per year.
Dairy Visitors Center and Gift Shop
Located mid-park at 65th
Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Located mid-park between 61st and 63rd
Open 7 a.m. to dusk
Cranford Canoe Club
250 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
156 Bayview Walk
Open daily at 7 a.m.
106 Lewis Walk
Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. for lunch and 6-10 p.m. for dinner every day except Wedneday. Restaurant closed Wednesday but bar is open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cherry Grove Pizza
179 Ocean Walk
Open 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sunday.
181 Bayview Walk Open 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, open 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Friday and 11 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
Cheshire Hollow Farm 1559 Peck Lane
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
Open by appointment only, closed on Fridays. One-hour farm tours available, though hours vary.
Tucked within the historic Persian-Indo walls, this awe-inspiring garden is renowned as one of the finest in the world. (Photo: Nikita Ramos)
945 N Broadway
Yonkers, New York 10701
Open daily at 9 a.m. Last entry is one half-hour before closing. Closing times vary seasonally. Visit website for times.
New York, New York 10013
Open 12-8 p.m. Monday (last entry at 7 p.m.), open 12-9 p.m. Wednesday (last entry at 8p), open 12-9 p.m. Thursday (last entry at 8 p.m.), open 12-10 p.m. Friday (last entry at 9 p.m.), open 10 a.m. -10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.) and open 10 a.m. -8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.) Sunday.
Interested in more adventures? Check out last week's destinations close to home.