NJ parents look for cheaper options for summer plans

Summer is almost here, and kids are gearing up for their favorite time of year. But how much will it cost parents?

New Jersey is a great place for fun in the sun, and there are some low-cost alternatives for parents when taking out the kids.

Just one suggestion from parents: Do research.

The state tourism Web site, state.nj.us, can offer some ideas and kidsguide.com also lists activities for different age groups and interests.

There are options, but budget-conscious parents will need to search for them.

Or, parents could always ?

Stay ?in the community, we have the park here," says Tracy Saunders, of Edison.

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