Things To Do at The Jersey Shore

  • One of the most popular vacation destinations in the country with nearly 40 million visitors each year, Atlantic City has long been known as “America’s Favorite Playground.” It offers luxury at an affordable price, 12 action-packed casinos for excitement, and star-studded shows featuring headline entertainment. It also offers the tranquillity of wide, white, sandy beaches, sumptuous dining, great shopping, fishing and golf venues, as well as the Miss America Pageant.
  • Located on the northern end of the seven-mile island, Avalon extends nearly one mile farther out to sea than other area resort towns. Avalon is a family community, offering recreational facilities, the finest in accommodations, outstanding restaurants and a variety of fun for the young-at-heart. The back bays are ideal for boating and fishing enthusiasts as well as for all water sports. Avalon’s “High Dunes” have been preserved and offer displays of foliage and indigenous plant life.
  • The Garden State’s world renowned National Historic Landmark and the New Jersey home of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the “nation’s oldest seaside resort” is known for its gentle sloping beaches, cool ocean breezes and stunning Victorian architecture. Cape May is also known for its award-winning fine dining opportunities, all within walking distance of local lodging. A unique pedestrian mall and promenade offer shops and boutiques galore.
  • A leader in research, environmental education, bird conservation, and recreational birding activities.
  • Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is the home of the Coast Guard enlisted corps — it is our Coast Guard enlisted accession point and recruit training center.
  • Whether it’s sunbathing while reading a favorite book, playing in the surf, building a sandcastle, paddling a kayak, fishing, riding a wave runner, watching dolphins, or sightseeing, Cape May County is the perfect place for it!
  • Looking for the perfect vacation?  Located at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, there is a 30 mile ribbon of sugary-white sandy beach that winds along the gentle surf of the Atlantic Ocean and connects the resorts of Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods, and Cape May. Within a tank of gas away, bask in sun-kissed days…enjoy oceanfront Boardwalks with exciting amusement rides…walk historic streets lined with Victorian homes… eat the catch of the day and sip local wines at our eateries…go birding, boating, biking…camp underneath the stars and enjoy nature’s splendor at the perfect getaway…Cape May County.            1-800-WW-BY-SEA       orwww.thejerseycape.com

  • Located one mile north of Cape May Court House on Route 9 and Crest Haven Road and considered one of the best full-system parks in the state, the Park & Zoo offers recreational facilities, park benches, shade trees, covered pavilions, and picnic areas in addition to the wildlife exhibits at the zoo. DRBA offers special shuttle service to and from the Cape May ferry and terminal. For more information on the shuttle service, call             609-889-7201      .
  • Tourism info for Cape May County and South Jersey
  • Welcome to Cape May and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). Formed in 1970 to save the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate from the wrecking ball, MAC now operates the 18-room restored mansion as Cape May’s only Victorian house museum. MAC also restored and operates the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse where visitors can climb the 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
  • Cape May Point State Park and the South Cape May Meadows is a 180-acre wildlife preserve that offers grazing cattle, sand dunes, the ocean, a nature museum, historic lighthouse and bunker, nature trails, programs and restrooms. Its habitats attract migrant shorebirds in the spring and fall. For more information, call             609-884-2159      .
  • A comprehensive, online guide to the Cape May area. Check the events calendars for the latest festivals and tours, craft shows, art exhibits, birding and nature activities, even movie times. It also features bed and breakfast inns, hotels, restaurants and shops in the Cape May area.
  • Now booking tee times online, up to 13 months in advance, at our website or by calling            1-800-GOLF-222      . Stay and play our championship courses: Blue Heron Pines – East & West, Brigantine Golf Links, Greater Bay Golf Club, Harbor Pines Golf Club, Mays Landing Golf and Country Club, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Sea Oaks Golf Club, and Seaview Marriott Resort – Bay & Pines. For more information or a FREE Golf and Accommodations Guide call            1-800-GOLF-222      .
  • Located three miles north of Cape May at 720 Route 9, Cold Spring Village is an outdoor living museum of an 1850s farm community. Authentically costumed village craftspeople demonstrate age-old crafts using traditional tools, methods and materials. The village also offers Civil War reenactments depicting life in both Union and Confederate camps. Rail excursions from Cold Spring Station run daily. For more information, please call the following numbers: Trains:             609-884-2675      ; Village:            609-898-2300      ; Shuttle:            609-889-7201      .
  • On US Route 9 in Middle Township, 25 beautifully designed gardens comprise Leaming’s Run Garden and Colonial Farm. Visitors are invited to stroll through the winding paths from garden to garden. The farm’s log buildings bring to life the daily challenges faced by the whalers who first settled Cape May County.
  • The official state tourism site.
  • Located at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May County boasts more than 30 miles of sugary-white sandy beach.  In Cumberland County, the beaches stretch for 42 more miles on the bayfront in on the Delaware Bay.  It’s all about the water here with the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Delaware Bay to the west and channels, sounds and inland waterways.  From deep sea fishing to back bay crabbing, paddling a kayak to riding a wave runner to sailing, fishing and canoeing in the many rivers, lakes and streams. The Boardwalks have an atmosphere that is unique with roller coasters, bumper cars, Ferris Wheels and some spinning, zipping and reeling rides that are not for the faint of heart.  A centuries-old glassmaking industry in the City of Millville has given-rise to such attractions as the Glasstown Arts District and WheatonArts and Cultural Center offering an abundance of specialty shops and museums.  While you’re here, don’t miss seeing the longest road track in North America—the New Jersey Motorsports Park—open on 700 acres offering a full slate of major spectator races.  Check out the vineyards and wineries in the state’s southernmost counties.  What’s wine without food?  Of course there are fabulous Italian restaurants, plus Irish pubs, Asian, Thai, Indian and other ethnic favorites, all well represented throughout Southern New Jersey.  So, join us—just for the fun of it!   www.njsouthernshore.com

     

  • Playfully dubbed “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” Ocean City is noted for its clean, safe environment, well-maintained city services and calendar of special events. There are 2.5 miles of boardwalk and eight miles of beaches. Dozens of special events are regular features, including the “Doo Dah Parade,” “Weird Week,” and “Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant.” Ocean City is the northernmost island in Cape May County, just eight miles south of Atlantic City.
  • Offering great rates on over 50 hotels and other accommodations near Victorian Cape May, New Jersey.
  • Sea Isle City is known for its appeal to families and family-based activities. It offers five miles of wide, clean, uncrowded beaches with designated areas for bathing, rafting, surf fishing and sailing. The town’s promenade takes the center of attention on sunny days as it is the place to bike, jog, stroll, or just sit and enjoy the ocean breezes and spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
  • Known for its National Landmark bird sanctuary (the only municipal-sponsored herony in the country), Stone Harbor is a haven for vacationers. It offers a myriad of shops and an abundance of nightlife possibilities. Downtown Stone Harbor is a family favorite for its shops, cuisine and entertainment opportunities.
  • Located at 114th St. and 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor, a 21-acre remnant of barrier island forest, is one of the largest heronries on the coast. The sanctuary is a registered National Landmark.
  • Located in Cape May Harbor, The Nature Center is an environmental education facility for all ages, sponsored by the NJ Audubon Society, Clean Ocean Action and Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service. The Center offers access to beach and marsh habitat as well as workshops, classes, walking tours and exhibits. For more information, call            609-898-8848      .
  • Located in Stone Harbor, the Institute is dedicated to the scientific research of coastal resources and to public education. It offers nature walks, demonstrations, an observation tower, a bookstore, a children’s discovery room and an exhibit building with aquariums.
  • The Wildwoods, NJ. Those Wildwood days – and nights! You’ve arrived at the ultimate New Jersey shore getaway – the perfect spot for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or a memorable meeting, concert, convention or trade show.
  • Wildwood, on the Jersey shore’s outermost barrier island, has welcomed families to its nearly seven miles of beach for generations. Wildwood features sparkling surf, the widest free beach in the area, and more than 500 amusements and rides on a two-mile-long boardwalk. Wildwood offers an array of entertainment, including dining, sightseeing tours, whale watching, sailing, jet skiing, boating, fishing, water parks, nightclubs, and a special events calendar that begins in May and runs through October.
  • The Borough’s history goes back to the time of the Lenape Indians and several buildings date to the Colonial period. The area has a rich agricultural history which continues to be celebrated each year with a summer farmers’ market, and strawberry and lima bean festivals. It was once known as the “Lima Bean Capital East of the Rockies.”
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