You know the great thing about living at the Jersey Shore? You're already on vacation. Alright, maybe not, but you certainly already are at a vacation destination.

Many of us have decided to keep it close to home for any number of reasons. But that doesn't mean you can't squeeze in some summer fun. There are so many great options just a few minutes away from us. And, it's funny, sometimes the things that are so close to you, are the places you never visit. Maybe this summer is the time to change that.

Whatever it is you're doing with your free time this summer, it would be great to keep it right here in the Garden State. Check out some great ideas we found for you. Enjoy!