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6 Fun Day Trips Near Teaneck NJ for Active Seniors

Teaneck, New Jersey, blends easy proximity to New York with the cozy feel of a quiet country town, making it an ideal choice for seniors who want a quiet retirement with access to big city attractions.

Whether you want to drive just a few miles down the road or spend the day singing along to the radio in the car, there are plenty of excellent day trips convenient to Teaneck. Here are the best options for active seniors.

1. New York

As America’s most bustling metropolis, New York truly offers it all. Whether you crave a delicious bagel or five-course dining, there’s something delicious for you to eat here. Check out an off-Broadway show for affordable theater, then pay tribute to the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers at the September 11th Memorial and Museum.

To get the most out of your visit, plan to stay for the weekend. The Library Hotel is a great bet for seniors who love books. If you want a cheaper experience and an authentic sample of New York living, try renting a house or apartment.

2. Philly

Devour a slice of early American history in Philadelphia. Just 90 minutes away from Teaneck, Philly offers something for everyone—trolley tours, gorgeous waterfront views, and endless shopping and dining options. If you've never seen the Liberty Bell, now’s the time. Tour Independence Hall, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and our American experiment. And of course, don’t forget to bite into a philly cheesesteak.

Learn more about activities for seniors by downloading: The Busy Person's  Guide to Recreation in Retirement.

3. West Chester

West Chester, Pennsylvania is an upscale college town about an hour and a half away from Teaneck. The town square features delightful shops, plenty of food, and lots of art. Literature enthusiasts can enjoy a day combing through the offerings of the Book Barn. This multi-level converted barn features hundreds of thousands of new, used, vintage, and collectible books, as well as a large kids’ section for the grandkids. Wrap up the day with a visit to West Chester University. The school's music department regularly offers incredible musical performances, often for free.

4. Allentown

Allentown, Pennsylvania blends history and culture with modern cuisine and excellent shopping. Located about 90 minutes outside of Teaneck, Allentown is a great place for a day trip. Check out the Allentown Fair, one of the largest and best county fairs in the country, in the fall.

The America on Wheels museum which offers an incredible visual history of American transportation for car buffs. Allentown’s symphony offers small-town prices, but some of the region’s most talented musicians. You might even get to see an excellent performer just beginning their career at Miller Symphony Hall.

5. Shopping

Get in a little exercise and stock up on new clothes, kitchenware, or gifts for the grandkids with a shopping trip. Check out the Outlets at Bergen in Town Center for an all-day excursion. For low-key luxury shopping in air-conditioned comfort, plan a trip to the Shops at Riverside. Want something made a little closer to home? Check out the Teaneck Farmers’ Market.

6. Camping

Outdoorsy seniors will find plenty of opportunities for camping and hiking near Teaneck. Grab a sleeping bag and head to Timothy Lake Campground in Pennsylvania. If RV camping is more your style, you can’t miss Circle M RV and Camping Resort. For exceptional views and a wide range of camping options, including campsites set up for you, check out Lake George Escape Family Camping Resort.

The right senior living community keeps you active and engaged, while offering a wide range of fun day trips and community outings. Arbor Terrace of Teaneck helps seniors stay active, independent, healthy, and engaged. To learn more, give us a call or visit our welcoming community.

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Elizabeth Andropoli

About the Author: Elizabeth Andropoli

“Liz” has been a senior-living professional for more than fifteen years, she entered the industry following a six-year background of experience in health care. She has been Executive Director at Arbor Terrace since 2012. Liz lives in Teaneck with her three children who have obviously inherited her passion for servicing those advanced in age as her two eldest are also employed in the senior-living industry – her youngest, still in school, is interested in computers and finance. Liz has eclectic tastes in leisure activities: while she enjoys parasailing, zip lining and riding motorcycles, her favorite vacation is her annual summertime stay, with her family, at an Amish farm in Pennsylvania.