Hunts go down at any one of their many Jersey locations—Princeton University, the Liberty Science Center, Hoboken, the Newark Museum and the Morris Museum, to name a few.At the Morris Museum, they’ll have you investigating a suspicious Rembrandt and digging around the Dinosaur Den.New performers of all shapes and sizes are showcased monthly.If you're anything like us, you're constantly at a loss for new and interesting date ideas. Pick one of the many “best of New Jersey” lists out there and work your way through the entries over the course of the year—whether you guys love pizza, drive-ins or old school roller coasters, there’s a list for every passion and budget.Conversation is bound to return to the kiddos at some point, but until then, have a delightfully adult debate about makes a great thin crust pizza great. New Jersey is home to 28 microbreweries, and it’s about time you visited some of them. Bitting Brewing Company in Woodbridge, Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery in Berkeley Heights and Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton.Sometimes a marriage needs some good old-fashioned problem solving to get you acting like a unit again (and no we don’t mean the way you tag-team the kids’ lunch boxes).Become literal partners in crime by rounding up some friends and booking a Watson Adventures’ private scavenger hunt.
We recently tried Ceviche in the East Village and had a great experience. Java Joe’s or Smokey Row are great options for coffee and chats. A late night walk around Grey’s Lake or the High Trestle Bridge (in Madrid, Iowa) are great for exercise and can be incredibly romantic.
Have a mimosa, catch up over eggs and return home mid-day feeling like your pre-kids self.
Alternatively: Play hooky on a weekday—you’ll miss out on the leisurely wake up, but it’s cheaper since school does the babysitting.
Long Valley Brew Pub and Brewery, nestled at the foot of Schooley’s Mountain in scenic Long Valley, calls a restored 200-year-old barn home, and the only beer they sell is their own. Do a beer flight, get a growler of your favorite one and Uber yourselves home.
restaurantvillageatlongvalley.com; njbrewpubs.com; traprockrestaurant.net; Get your adrenalin pumping and turn date night into tubing night at Mountain Creek Dropzone Snow Tubing Park in Vernon.