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#HipNJ Visits San Francisco

This Memorial Day Weekend, #HipNJ visited San Francisco! Below is a breakdown of the action-packed trip.

We arrived at our hotel late on Friday night, so the adventure began Saturday morning. We took a five minute stroll from our hotel and quickly found ourselves in Chinatown. This was so cool! So many shops selling beautiful jade bracelets, and so many places to get some delicious bubble tea. The area’s culture was breathtaking, and it was a great learning experience.

Later, we decided to head over to Fisherman’s Wharf via one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars. We held on as we made our way down the busy streets, wind in our faces. Once we got there, we were overwhelmed by the amount of shops and the gorgeous views.

A standout of the trip would have to be the sea lions resting at Pier 39. They were so cute, bringing smiles to everyone’s faces.

The next day, we went on a tour of Alcatraz, which was once a maximum high-security federal prison. The tour was educational, but also gave us the creeps! We got to walk into a solitary confinement cell and see where these dangerous criminals spent all their time.

Something we were dying to try was In-N-Out Burger, which we don’t have in the Garden State. We waited on line, anticipation building, and finally received our burgers and “animal style” fries. The verdict? Good, but Shake Shack takes the cake.

Last, we took a hike up to see the Golden Gate Bridge. We were greeted with one of the most beautiful views we’ve ever seen. The picture can speak for itself. We walked the bridge after, which made us feel better about skipping the gym.

The trip was short, but definitely sweet. San Francisco has so much to offer, we look forward to going again!

Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day With These Unique NJ Dentists

By Ryan Hickey

Today is #NationalToothFairyDay! To celebrate, #HipNJ has compiled a list of some of the most unique dentists throughout the Garden State!

  1. Starship Pediatric Dentistry (Madison)

Dr. Sky Berdahl started the practice not only to subtract fear and add fun to any child’s trip to the dentist, but to make one of his childhood dreams become reality. That dream: to become a pediatric dental astronaut. Check out HipNJ’s coverage above!

  1. Wayne Gangi, DDS (Clifton)

This dentist is a favorite among the residents of Clifton because every Halloween he decorates his front lawn with a tremendous amount of scary decorations.

  1. Lieberman & Jain Orthodontics (Saddle Brook)


This dentist doubles as an accomplished photographer. The waiting room is filled with examples of his work. You can travel around the world without leaving this NJ office.

  1. Kurpis Center For Advanced Dentistry (Ridgewood)

If you get some dental work done here, there is a chance you might just end up on their popular YouTube channel with nearly 1,000 subscribers. Check them out if you want to see their finest work.

  1. Shore Children’s Dental Care (Manasquan)

Head over to this dentist for a trip under the sea! Complete with an aquarium fish tank and a shore themed office, you’ll forget you’re at the dentist for shore!

Concerts rock the garden state and Rio’s closing ceremony concludes the Weekend Recap

By Ryan Hickey

The last dwindling days of summer have been nothing sort of beautiful. August has been gracing New Jersey with heat, sunshine, and fun. Here’s what you missed is weekend:

Friday, August 19th

Two very different artists came to entertain NJ on Friday night. Kristin Chenoweth performed at The Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City, NJ. She shared a post on Instagram after the show hyping up AC night 2. Black Sabbath rocked the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. The Prince of Darkness (Ozzy Osborne) knows how to slay the show.

Wonderful night at the @borgataac… Excited for round 2 tonight, Atlantic City!

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Thank you Camden!

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Saturday, August 20th

#americankids @mlstadium

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Kenny Chesney was in the Garden State this weekend. Adorable Sam Hunt opened. 56,292 fans piled into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ for the Spread the Love Tour. He shared a photo on Instagram of enthusiastic fans smiling, screaming, and waving the flag proud captioning it, #americankids. He described the audience as, “Magic.” We agree, Chesney.

@mlstadium…. 56,292 of you. Magic. photo cred: Jill Trunnell

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Sunday, August 21st

It’s carnival time! ???#Olympics #closingceremony #RioToTokyo

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The Rio Olympic games closed with a bang for the USA. We finished with a total of 121 medals with China and Great Britain following behind with 70 and 67. 46 of the 121 medals were gold, 37 silver, and 38 bronze. The US athletes are truly number one. New Jersey’s women’s all around gymnastics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez (Old Bridge) shared a picture at the closing ceremony on Instagram with track and field Olympian Sydney McLaughlin (New Brunswick) with the caption, “Jerseyyyyyyyyy!” We are proud of you, girl! GO NJ! USA USA USA!

Jerseyyyyyyyyy!

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