651 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. www.jerseygardens.com In a bad economic time this indoor mall of outlets is doing fantastic. I was happy to meet with Denise Palazzo, General Manager of Jersey Gardens. I will be sure to do some of my Christmas shopping here, since many of the stores are outlets, you can get some real good deals. If you get stuck in Newark Airport, there are tour buses that will shuttle you to the Jersey Gardens and back. See the main website for details!
On to the play area, it is small but clean, I’ll show pictures below. One really neat thing they have which I haven’t seen are these big “furry” animals that kids can ride on and steer. It does cost $6 but it looks like fun. They move like golf carts, and they can navigate a good size area. For more stuff for kids to do you can pay to visit the indoor amusement park, “Jeepers!“. We didn’t get to visit it this time around. If anyone has, and would like to comment please do so! Also Ikea is in the same area, which is kid-friendly to visit if you don’t mind their maze to walk through the entire store.
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