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The Kids' Guide is New Jersey's only online guidebook created especially for kids, teen and families. Most of us who live here acknowledge New Jersey's truly unique environment. Within an hour or so, we can find ourselves in the midst of mountains, forests, farms, lakes, rivers, the ocean, or in the incomparable cities of New York or Philadelphia. America's rich history surrounds us. Few places have the quality and quantity of personally enriching experiences so close to home.

Kids' Guide NJ is designed to inform and remind residents and visitors of New Jersey's wealth of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities and to promote the many businesses and services dedicated to children, teens and families.

Inspired by an active and inquisitive two-year-old, publisher Jean Unger first recognized the need for a Kids' Guide in 1992. Jean and her family and extended family have been traveling, exploring and compiling information for it ever since. The first Kids’ Guide was published in June, 1994. The print guidebook was published annually for 25 years, transitioning to online-only,, for the 2019 edition.

Please note: While we make every effort to ensure the most accurate, up-to-date information, we are not responsible for inaccuracies that may occur. We would like to correct them, however, so please notify us by email, mail or phone if you find an error. If you know of an event, service or place that you believe should be included in the Kids’ Guide, we would like to hear from you. Your comments and suggestions are important.

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