Everything to Do Along the New Jersey Coast!

There is a lot going on throughout New Jersey’s coastline, which is known for its natural appeal, cool breezes, and proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. As the appeal grows and knowledge about the area grows, more people are heading there to bask in the summers there from Wildwood to Sandy Hook. The beaches of Jersey Shore are sprinkled with swimmers and sunbathers. Locals know that there is more to be had in the state beside the clean and wide beaches – there are roller coasters by the beachside, great restaurants along the coast and more. With these activities and more, New Jersey has a lot to keep visitors busy.

 

Dining Out

There are several restaurants in the Jersey Shore area that are highly rated and offer great five-star meals that are definitely for a sophisticated crowd. There are some (in)famous spots on the boardwalk where you can get everything from pizza to funnel cakes. The more adventurous can go for Oreos that are deep fried or stuffed sausages and even pepper sandwiches.

 

Amusement Parks

During the evening hours, the boardwalks of Jersey Shore offers tons of options from walks along the boardwalk to tourist shops to buy mementos from the trip. You haven’t really been to the Shore without playing skeeball so be sure to dive in. Head to Beach Haven, Point Pleasant, Ashbury Park or Wildwood to get an authentic experience.

 

Nightlife

The Garden State is known for its party scene as well, thanks in part to MTV’s long-running reality show ‘Jersey Shore’. Seaside Heights and Belmar are known areas for their wild nightlife and are even popular with native New Yorkers because of how close it is from Penn Station and the cheaper night club prices. Atlantic City offers casinos and upscale restaurants, while young adults can choose a more laidback night on Long Beach island.

 

Outdoor Activities

Aside from tanning, there are other activities that can be enjoyed in New Jersey. Boardwalks prove eternally popular, but there are also bike trails, and rides through Long Island Beach State Park to consider. If you are up for scuba diving, bring your scuba gear and enjoy the water.

 

Wildlife

For fans of nature, Cape May is a New Jersey destination that is known for its bird-watching within the scientific community. Bird watchers around the world gather in the area every year for the World Series of Birding or attend the School of Birding where they can take courses. Ocean City and Avalon are popular spots to enjoy watching all kinds of birds from Black Skimmers, ospreys, and Purple Martins. Below the surface of the water, outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, and all types of shellfish throughout the day. If you play near the sea long enough, you may even see dolphins frolicking from a distance. Tour boats also offer tours where it is possible to see bigger water mammals like whales that visit the coast during certain parts of the year.

A Fun Take on New Jersey’s Many Delights!

New Jersey has always been known as a polarizing American state: some love it and then others hate it. If you are the ‘hate it’ category, it may be that you have not given the Garden State a real chance. With shows like ‘Jersey Shore’, The Sopranos’, and ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’, there are bound to be stereotypes that many people assume are the reality for all residents. The following article will break down these notions that all people from the state are goombas and all hairstyles are blowouts.

From miles of mountains and breathtaking farmlands and beaches, New Jersey has notable citizens like Meryl Streep, Peter Dinklage, and Bruce Springsteen, plus known athletes such as Vince Lombardi from the NFL and Yogi Berra from baseball royalty. Plus, the state has had two major scandals with their governors in recent years. Having said that, there is a bit about New Jersey for anyone to love, so here are some reasons to give New Jersey another chance.

Cute Towns

Lambertville, New Jersey

Considered one of the hidden treasures of the state, Lambertville is a small town nestled between several lakes and rivers around New Jersey. The vibe of this small western town will take you back in time with a wealth of rich history and rows of charming streets that catapult you back to the current hipster movement and even a brewing company. There are several towns similar to this one in New Jersey, all waiting to be discovered for the first time.


Beach Towns

 

Ship Bottom, New Jersey

Even though Hurricane Sandy did considerable damage to New Jersey’s beautiful coastline a few years ago, that has not stopped the area’s many beach towns that are nestled in the vicinity. From Memorial Day weekend through to Labor Day weekend, many people from New Jersey and beyond visit the area and take in the boardwalk games, French fries, saltwater taffy and fair parks that are strewn around the area. For a short vacation or even a summer, these beach towns make New Jersey a truly unique experience.

Thriving Metropoli

 

Morristown, New Jersey

Also referred to as Motown, Morristown is the perfect mix of suburban and urban life, where you can walk to the center for yoga classes or have lunch at a small café, or take a short ride with your car to the mall. It is close enough to New York City so that is remains popular. In less than an hour, you can get from Motown to Penn Station.


Skiing in Winter, Water Parks for the Summer

 

Mountain Creek – Vernon, New Jersey


The beauty of New Jersey is that you get all four seasons, making it possible to ski in the north of New Jersey during the winter, and enjoy the summer at water parks. Great places to visit include Sussex County, which converts from a golf course into a water park, demonstrating the true versatility of this state. But don’t take our word for it. Come and visit yourself and find out!