Escape this Weekend….to New Jersey!!!

As many of you know, I love to travel…anywhere and everywhere.  I have a huge list of places I’d like to visit and look forward to each time I can cross one off the list.  Well, I can never really cross it off the list because usually I want to go back and see more of what I didn’t see the first time!  However, I get really excited when I don’t actually have to get on an airplane, but can  just drive an hour or two to a really cool resort right here in New Jersey.   New Jersey has so many wonderful retreats from Bed and Breakfasts in Cape May to casinos in Atlantic City to luxury resorts near Mountain Creek.   My find for this week is the Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ.   This coming weekend from the 13th-15th,  they are presenting the NJ Food and Wine Festival in conjunction with Moet Hennessy USA.

By no means am I a wine connoisseur, but the event looks like it will be a lot of fun and they are offering great packages to stay at Crystal Springs Resort for the weekend.  The resort consists of the Grand Cascades Lodge and the Mineral Resort and Spa.   The Grand Cascades Lodge is a 4 star property and perfect for a romantic getaway.  The Mineral Resort and Spa has a huge sports complex and caters to families. The Biosphere is an indoor pool complex with an underground aquarium, vortex pools and caves, and tropical foliage and the unique glass enclosure allows for year-round tanning.   In addition to the many amenitiesfor both children and adults, the new spa, Reflections, that just opened, and the incredible array of restaurants, they offer a free shuttle service that takes you to each of the hotels and Mountain Creek if you’d like to take advantage of the snow activities.

So if you’re looking for a last minute escape, thrown in with what should be an incredible food and wine festival, pack your bag and head to the Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ!