Summer vacation time is officially here. While plenty of people will hit the road or hop on a plane for destinations around the country and even around the world, there will also be lots of families who stay local.

Yesterday we talked about some experiences that you can only get in New Jersey, but today we're talking about those family activities that you can make a vacation out of right here at home.

Of course we have lots of beach options; from beaches and boardwalks with tons of activities, restaurants, and games, to secluded beaches for relaxation.

There are also a lot of day trips nearby; Six Flags Great Adventure, any number of county and state parks, and museums & other educational destinations.

So if you're looking to make a "staycation" out of your time off work and your kids' time off school, what are your favorite things to do locally? Tell us in the comments section!