Best Spa: SoJo Spa Club
Treat yourself to some much-deserved TLC and unbeatable Manhattan views at this reimagined Korean bathhouse. The spa boasts five specialty pools and baths, eight unique saunas, a rooftop infinity pool and a volcanic sand bath straight from Japan. Summer’s prime time to soak up the sun in the rooftop garden.
Favorite Winery: Willow Creek Farm & Winery
West Cape May
This 50-acre vineyard grows 13 grape varieties on the premises. Sip sangria on the brick patio, dominate trivia night, dig into the new farm-to-table menu or take an art class at the on-site Little Renoir Studio.
Most Fun Night Out: Topgolf
Practice your swing at one of 100+ climate-controlled bays equipped with self-scoring balls. Spend a night around the rooftop firepit while savoring bar bites with a citrus pomegranate margarita or a glass of house beer.
Most Popular Kid-Free Getaway: Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg
Favorite Outlet Malls
Jackson Premium Outlets, Jackson Twp.
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, Tinton Falls
EDITOR’S PICK: Most Luxurious Gym, Life Time Athletic
Spoil yourself with Pilates, personal training, multiple pools, yoga, fitness classes and more, all at a stunning luxury facility. Locations include Berkeley Heights, Florham Park, Montvale, Mount Laurel and Princeton (another is coming to Bridgewater this year).
EDITOR’S PICK: Favorite Salon, DePasquale The Spa
The 26,000-square-foot spa has been mellowing moms out since 1997 and serves over 2,200 clients weekly. Pick from one of nine massages, treat your skin to a body peel or sea salt treatment, hit the boutique for some shopping or primp at the hair or nail salon.
EDITOR’S PICK: Charity You Need to Know About, NJ Sharing Network
As the non-profit responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for anyone in need of a transplant, the NJ Sharing Network is literally saving lives. Nearly 4,000 Garden State residents are currently waiting for a transplant. The organization operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Last year, there were 163 organ donors resulting in 537 life-saving transplants. One tissue donor can restore health to more than 75 people. To find out how you can become a donor, go to njsharingnetwork.org.
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