SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2017

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November 2017 46 www.sportseventsmagazine.com and horseback riding to golf, tennis and more. Hotel rooms: 5,000 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: The Mercer County Equestrian Center features 31 stalls, and an indoor and two outdoor rings. The Mercer County Ice Skating Center houses one rink. The Mercer County Park Commission Tennis Facility consists of six indoor courts and 22 outdoor courts. Contact: Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, www.princetonchamber.org, www.visitprinceton.org Somerset County Somerset County has a unique, three- pronged sports heritage: golf, cycling and equestrian. The area is home to the USGA Golf Museum—the oldest sports heritage museum in the nation—and the longest-running cycling series in the United States, Tour of Somerville. Hotel rooms: 5,000 Hotel tax rate: 15 percent Major facilities: TD Bank Ballpark is a 6,100-seat Minor League ballpark. Trump National Golf Club - Bedminster is a private club that offers two courses. Frank "Nap" Torpey Athletic Complex consists of one lighted grass baseball field, one lighted grass softball field and one lighted synthet- ic-turf multipurpose athletic field. Mountain View Park Athletic Complex features two adult baseball fields, four youth baseball fields and one special-needs Challenger Field. Mountain Park has two turf fields, two multipurpose fields, two baseball fields and two softball fields. Branchburg Sports Complex features 78,000 square feet and four indoor-turf fields. Contact: Somerset County Tourism, www.visitsomersetnj.org South Jersey South Jersey offers access to many sporting and outdoor activities in a concentrated area. The region also boasts easy access to Philadelphia, New York and the Jersey Shore. Hotels: 50+ properties Hotel tax rate: 13.875 percent Major facilities: Flyers Skate Zone houses an indoor rink. Dream Park is a state-of-the-art equestrian complex. Contact: Visit South Jersey, www.visitsouthjersey.com Trenton The capital of New Jersey, Trenton is easily accessible from New York and Philadel- phia. Fun fact: Trenton was the site of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Major facilities: CURE Insurance Arena is a multipurpose venue with 8,100 fixed seats. ARM & HAMMER Park is a 6,150-seat Minor League baseball park. Contact: Destination Trenton, www.destinationtrenton.com Warren County Warren County is in northwest New Jersey. The area is home to the Merrill Creek Res- ervoir, a 650-acre reservoir surrounded by a 290-acre environmental preserve and 2,000 additional acres of woods and fields. Hotels: 5 properties Major facilities: Hawk Pointe Golf Club and the Architects Golf Club are private courses. Apple Mountain Country Club and Fairway Valley Golf Club are public. Contact: Explore Warren, www.explore warren.org Wildwoods From basketball and gymnastics to beach soccer and Ultimate Beach Frisbee, Wild- woods hosts it all. The Wildwoods Conven- tion Center is home to dozens of sporting events every year, and the adjacent beach and ocean expand the venue's offerings in a way that no other similar venue can. Hotel rooms: 8,000 Hotel tax rate: 13 percent Major facilities: The Wildwoods Con- vention Center features 260,000 square feet, including a 75,000-square-foot arena with bleacher seating for 5,000. The Wildwood beach offers enough room for more than 100 beach soccer fields. Contact: Greater Wildwoods Tourism Im- provement and Development Authority, www. wildwoodsnj.com or www.wildwoodscc.com n See Ad On Page 45 N E W J E R S E Y t DOO WOP CAPITAL OF THE WORLD The Wildwoods is proud to be known as the Doo Wop Capital of the World and an award-winning boutique resort offering a real slice of Americana. From the neon lights of the 1950s and 1960s hotels to plastic palm trees that line the streets, the Wildwoods take you back in time to when the "American Vacation" was born. When completing its Beach Club hotel and Boardwalk entertainment area for Walt Disney World, Disney Imagineers visited the Wildwoods for ideas. n Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority

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