Volume 1-2
November/December 2005 & January 2006
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Winter Sets the Stage for Romance

New Jersey Shore

We can’t think of a better time of year for a romantic getaway than winter. Many of our preferred inns offer whirlpool tubs for two, steam rooms, gas or wood-burning fireplaces, gourmet breakfast served in bed or in a formal dining room and in-room massages. Our innkeepers will work with you to custom create the perfect getaway and are even known to assist in planning marriage proposals. We encourage you to contact your innkeeper to plan the perfect trip.

Stumped for Holiday Gifts? Buy a Gift Certificate to any Preferred Inn in New Jersey.

Everyone loves to travel. That’s why a gift certificate to the Preferred Inns of New Jersey makes the perfect gift for any person or occasion. Recipients can choose from more than 70 inns throughout the Garden State with no restrictions. Click here to order a gift certificate. Package a gift certificate with a cookbook for the chef who loves serious comfort food. Click here to order.

Winter Recreation in the Garden State

The Garden State offers so many different types of outdoor recreational activities: From the Highlands to the Pinelands, from the Hudson to the Delaware, New Jersey has more than 1,000 miles of marked or mapped land trails. Whether you are looking for an action packed day of hiking and biking, or strolling under the stars, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Garden State’s 39 parks, 11 forests and 3 recreation areas. Click here for more information.

Snow Tubing: One of Americas Fastest Growing Winter Activities

Come and experience one of the fastest growing winter activities in America because nearly anyone can do it! Most mountains require you to purchase a special ticket for tubing and sessions sell out quickly so you will want to book in advance. These mountains also offer great skiing and snowboarding!

Our favorite mountains include:

Dragon’s Pit Tubing Park at Hidden Valley in Vernon, NJ

Giggle and glide your way down one of five 450-foot slippery chutes. $14-$23 per person for tube and lift ticket. For more information, call (973) 764-4200.

Mountain Creek, Vernon, NJ

Tube down one of our 7 lanes at thrilling speeds, and then hop on our Magic Carpet people mover for the ride back to the top. One hour session starts at $14. For more information, call (973) 827-2000

Holiday Events

Holiday Wine Trail Weekend
November 25- 27 (12-5 p.m.)

You are sure to find a New Jersey winery close to your home. But don’t stop there, plan a day and tour several wineries on the New Jersey Wine Trails. To find out more, visit newjerseywines.com or call the New Jersey Wine Line at (609) 588-0085.

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Holiday Events

Feasting with Family and Friends: Christmas in the Ballantine House
November 25-January 8, 2006

The trappings and the trimmings of a traditional Victorian holiday are re-created in the 1885 Ballantine House, a restored National Historic Landmark.

Holiday Tree Festival
December 2-10
Morris Museum Morristown

The Holiday Tree Festival will showcase wreaths, garlands, table centerpieces, gift items and themed seven-foot trees.

A Christmas Carol
December 7-23
Tri-State Actors Theater, Sussex

Charles Dickens play that follows the ever-powerful story of Scrooge, a lonely miser. Through the help of ghost from his past, present, and future he finds a second chance.


Candlelight Shopping in Downtown Haddonfield
Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday Afternoons
November 25 to December 24

Step back in time when shopping was pleasant. Merchants greet you with genuine feeling and the merchandise is distinctive and unique. The streets twinkle with white lights and luminaries, while the clop of hooves from a horse-drawn carriage mingle with the songs of strolling carolers and the sweet sounds of a dulcimer. The streets are filled with free events and entertainment. Haddonfield "probably has the best collection of shops anywhere in the state"...New York Times --11/21/2004

Followed by Haddonfield's Holiday House Tour on December 8.

Click to learn more about events and attractions throughout the state.

Concerts Under the Stars



Since its founding in 1990, the Riverside Symphonia has brought to music lovers splendid performances in a beautiful setting. Take a seat in the acoustically excellent Church of St. John the Evangelist in Lambertville, NJ and savor the masterful vision of Beethoven or the enchantment of Mozart. Indulge your senses at the Concert Under the Stars. And delight in the celebratory sounds of the holiday. Click here for more information about upcoming concerts.

SPECIALS: Ring in the New Year with Preferred Inns "Self-Help Resolutions" Packages

Stay tuned for our second annual self-help packages designed to help our guests lose weight, get out of debt, get organized, learn something new, enjoy life more and spend more time with family & friends. All specials and participating inns will be posted on our web site.

Other New Jersey Attractions

Click here to learn more about all the great things to see in New Jersey by region.





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