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Summer: Places to Go, Things to See


If you think that the shore is just for beach bums you obviously have not come to the New Jersey shore. “Down the shore” as the locals call it there is so much to do that you could spend an entire week and not even make it to the beach! For those that are vacationing for less than the entire summer, the following is a “cheat sheet” to some of the shore’s best events!


1. Amusements & Water Parks
The shore certainly has it fair share of amusements and water parks, but with so many different places which ones are the best? Two sure bets are Gillians Island (Ocean City, NJ) and Morey’s Peir (Wildwood, NJ). Not only will both of these places dazzle your sense of thrill and excitement, they are both fit for all ages. Some say you have not lived until you take a ride on the Ferris wheel at night on the board walk.

2. Night in Venice
The “Night in Venice” is one of Ocean City’s most spectacular events. This experience takes place on the third weekend in July and features a show of over 100 lighted boats throughout the bay. This weekend is as busy as the Forth of July and for good reason, most shore goers find this to be the best event of the season!

3. The Boardwalks
If you are in Point Pleasant, Ocean City, Wildwood, or Atlantic City you have access to some of the world’s finest boardwalks. Taking a stroll to view the scenery, shopping at many of the stores, or gambling in Atlantic City, there is something for everyone on the shore’s boardwalks. A great morning activity is to rent bikes and take a ride on the boardwalk! This is also a good time to scope out activities for the day!

4. Golf
If you like golf you are in luck because New Jersey’s shore is home to some of the greatest gold courses in the world. You have your pick of top rated courses with some of the finest amenities available. If you are traveling with the intent of golfing a lot try booking a “golf vacation” at the shore. Many courses offer “play and stay” packages at a substantial discount.

5. Lighthouse Tours
Experience the shore at its finest! Tours of many of the lighthouses of the Jersey Shore are an informative experience as well as a breathtaking one. The views from the lighthouses are spectacular, especially Cape May Lighthouse. This is a great activity to do on a rainy day because the views of the turbulent ocean are magnificent.