For my family, summer is all about a change in our routine, a break from the normal day to day grind. And as much as I enjoy a big city getaway or weekend on some far flung tropical island, with three kids under six and juggling work schedules (not to mention our budget!), it isn’t always possible to get away. Instead, we’ve decided to explore some great towns right here in New Jersey! Just an hour or two drive away can feel like a mini-vacation as you discover new art museums, funky bookstores, delicious cafes serving up local eats, and more. Check out five family-friendly, walkable towns, where you can make summertime memories without leaving our state.