Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Based on the title, you might be thinking "Oh.. you know the Jersey Shore..." but no! Well yes, the Shore is very close to a tropical vacation, but we're talking about somewhere year-round that might not be the first place you'd think! In Northern Jersey (yes, you read that right) is a year-round resort that is the closest thing to a tropical getaway that you can get without even crossing the state border!
Crystal Springs Resort is located in Sussex County just minutes away from the Mountain Creek Ski resort. It's the perfect tropical weekend getaway. The resort has many amazing restaurants and an expansive wine cellar!
There are many activities to take part in at any time of the year. In the colder seasons, you can go skiing and tubing. While in the warmer months, there is an array of activates like kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, and well, you get the point.
One thing that is open year-round is the Tropical Biosphere Pool. Stepping foot in this pool area is like walking into your tropical vacation dream! The specially designed roof allows nearly 100% of the sun's rays to allow for the perfect indoor pool experience. Yes, you can still tan!
The pools take an organic shape through the resort with real foliage built to create a luscious tropical atmosphere. There is a grotto-like jacuzzi, 140 water slide, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.