New Jersey is home to not one, but two NFL teams claiming to be from New York. And they don't just play here. The Jets and Giants practice facilities are also located in the Garden State. That sort of slight is typical: Anything great in Northern Jersey (pizza, profuse profanity, the Nets) is credited to – or stolen by – New York. Everything crummy ("Jersey Shore," gang violence, pollution) is assumed to be the organic product of fallow ground. Fortunately, the Super Bowl is giving New Jersey the chance to set the record straight.
Here's what the fans, reporters, and half-time performers smart enough to stay in the same state as MetLife Stadium should get up to if they really want to enjoy some local color.
Go to America's biggest snow-tubing park.
If you're going to be outdoors in the dead of winter, would you rather be jostling with tourists on Fifth Avenue in New York City or cruising down a mountain in an inner tube, with a flask full of bourbon? Yeah, that's what we thought. Vernon Township's Mountain Creek is home to Drop Zone, America's largest sno- tubing park.
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