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Six Flags Great Adventure Introduction

Opened in 1974, Six Flags Great Adventure has become one of the biggest theme parks in the world. Spreading across 510 acres, the park includes the Wild Safari animal park, as well as Hurricane Harbor water park. Take your pick from about 50 rides, including more than a dozen rollercoasters. There's plenty of fun in store for very young visitors too, with exhilarating rides even for tiny children. Picky eaters will easily find something among the big selection of restaurants. Catch one of the concerts in the park, which has featured everyone from the Ramones to Justin Bieber.

Hotels near Six Flags Great Adventure

Many of the hotels in the towns and villages surrounding Six Flags Great Adventure are low-key, no-frills accommodations that are suitable for families on a budget. You'll also find attractive mid-range hotels set in historic houses. The theme park is open from the beginning of April until the end of December, and you're more likely to find a hotel bargain if you travel in April, May, September, or October. The summer months will be very busy, as well as hot, and it's easier to find cheaper hotel rates during the week.

Where to stay near Six Flags Great Adventure

Just 10.2 miles from Six Flags Great Adventure is Freehold, birthplace of Bruce Springsteen and a city of handsome colonial architecture. Another popular spot near the theme park is Asbury Park, which is 26.8 miles away. This resort along the Jersey Shore has one of New Jersey's best beaches. It's become a place of pilgrimage for music fans of the "Jersey Shore sound". There's also the option of staying in New Jersey's state capital, Trenton, which is 20.4 miles from Six Flags Great Adventure. Like Freehold, Trenton has a wealth of colonial buildings, in addition to war memorial sights.

Things to see near Six Flags Great Adventure

Once you've had your fill of the thrilling rides at Six Flags Great Adventure, you can explore the parks and forests that surround the theme park. Just 1.5 miles from Six Flags Great Adventure is Prospertown Lake, which is a relaxing place for a swim and a picnic. Also 1.5 miles away is Topgun Paintball Field, where the whole family can have a fun – if slightly messy – day out. Explore the historic buildings and green landscapes at the Monmouth Battlefield State Park, which is 12.1 miles from Six Flags.

How to get to Six Flags Great Adventure

There's an express bus service to Six Flags Great Adventure that's operated by NJ Transit and runs from both Newark and New York City. The journey times range from 1 hour to about 75 minutes. Otherwise, it's much easier to visit the park by car. Six Flags Great Adventure is in a handy location just off the I-95 between New York City and Philadelphia. It's about a 1-hour drive from Philadelphia. If you're staying in Asbury Park, the drive to Six Flags will usually take about 35 to 45 minutes.