Family Fun at American Dream
There are many stores, activities and attractions at American Dream in NJ for families and kids to enjoy
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Meet up for dinner at House of ‘Que, the newest location of Hoboken’s favorite BBQ restaurant, created by the award-winning Texas Pitmaster Michael Rodriguez. The homey spot also features big screens streaming sports events and dueling piano performances on Friday nights. Grab some ice cream from A’jar Sweet Cream Factory, and then head to Nickelodeon Universe, the Western Hemisphere’s largest indoor theme park, for their thrilling twilight admission. After dark, the roller coasters glow and intertwine as you catch staggering views of the New York City skyline.
And don’t forget to check out the Everyday Escape package, where families can buy tickets to Nickelodeon Universe (or Dreamworks Water Park) and get 25% off tickets to Angry Birds/Blacklight Mini Golf, TiLT Museum, The Rink or Mirror Maze.
A Couple Visits American Dream
No kids? No problem! Start the afternoon off with a romantic loop around The Rink, the NHL-regulation-size ice rink with onsite rentals. Then continue the antics at the TilT Museum. Created by world-renowned urban artist Tracy Lee Stum, this immersive museum features 14 magical, illusion-making installations. Get lost in different visual realities and post those pictures on social ASAP.
Then it’s time to shop. With giant stores Johnny Was, Mulberry and Saint Laurent, The Avenue, anchored by the only Saks Fifth Avenue in New Jersey, has as much high-end retail as Fifth Avenue. Even if haute is not your thing, you can pick up leggings at Lululemon or stock up on dry shampoo at Ulta.
At this point, you will probably be ready for a cocktail or a nice meal, or both. Try Carpaccio, where the chef reimagines Italian classics with locally sourced ingredients in a contemporary-chic space. For something more casual, settle in for a beer from the world’s largest selection of drafts at the Yard House, which also serves over 100 freshly made dishes.
We could come up with more scenarios — bring the grandparents, the neighbors or the neighbor’s kids. However you choose to play it, you won’t be sorry — or bored. With so much family fun in at American Dream, it’s hard to think of a better way to spend the day.