If you have never been to the New Jersey Shore, then you have probably still heard of it, whether through the MTV hit television series Jersey Shore, or because of how unique it really is.
Contrary to popular belief, the shore is actually much different than it is depicted on the television series, as it is truly a premier destination for families, young people looking to party, and romantic partners alike. Approximately 98 millions visitors have flocked to New Jersey in 2017 to see the beautiful beaches.
- The Boardwalks
The Jersey Shore is probably most well-known for its amazing boardwalks.
Among some of the most popular in the state are: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Wildwoods Boardwalk, Atlantic City Boardwalk, and Ocean City Boardwalk.
Grab a classic boardwalk treat while strolling along: funnel cake, soft-serve ice cream, famous New Jersey slices of pizza, or handmade lemonade. The food on a Jersey boardwalk really can’t be beat.
If you love thrill, definitely check out the boardwalk rides. Ride the world-famous Sky Ride in Seaside Heights, the huge Ferris wheel in Ocean City, or the tram car that runs up and down the Wildwoods Boardwalk.
Join in on one of the famous carnival games that line the boardwalks and win a cool prize. Most of New Jersey’s boardwalks have multiple arcades where you can collect tickets and trade them in for special gifts. Those over the age of 21 will love playing games in the world-famous casinos of Atlantic City.
- The Nightlife
The nightlife at the Jersey Shore arguably beats out the nightlife anywhere else in the state. Bars and clubs down the shore have very specific crowds, and are a must-see for anyone who is not from the area. Learn how to party like a New Jersian!
One of the most popular clubs is Bar Anticipation (better known as Bar A by locals). This bar/club is located in Lake Como, NJ. With the best entertainment around, three Olympic size volleyball courts, a special VIP area, and a tropical oasis called Grotto Beach, Bar Anticipation truly has it all.
Another very popular and well-known bar is D’Jais, which is located in Belmar. Grab a bite to eat during the day, and stay until nighttime when it starts to get packed. D’Jais plays diverse music every night of the week, making it a prime club-spot for every kind of person at the shore.
Some of the best nightlife on the shore can be found in Atlantic City. Aside from the bustling casinos that are open at all hours, you are sure to find some of the hottest clubs and bars in this area. The Pool at Harrah’s has a party every night of the week that you don’t want to miss—The Pool After Dark. The fun never ends in Atlantic City!
- The Fresh Seafood
The fresh seafood is caught daily on local charter boats and dispersed to local restaurants for sale the same day.
From huge tunas to the smallest clams and everything in between, you’ll find it all!
- The Shopping
The Jersey Shore offers an array of boutique stores that are unlike any other. Prepare yourself for some really unique finds at these stores.
Whether it’s cute, beachy clothes or ocean-inspired jewelry you are looking for, the stores along the shore are sure to please.
Spend a day browsing through Pier Village in Long Branch or you can spend days traveling down Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach Island, stopping at the shops.
- The Beaches
Last but certainly not least, the best parts of the Jersey Shore are, of course, the beaches!
Each beach along the coastline has something completely unique to offer, and that is the most magical part of the Jersey Shore. Spend a day in Seaside Heights among the striking rides, intense nightlife, and crowded beaches.
Just a short trip up north, Avon-by-the-Sea offers beachgoers a much more romantic and secluded experiences. The beaches here are much more quiet and relaxing for those who are not looking for the loud and crowded shore experience.
There is something for everyone to love at the Jersey Shore. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family fun-filled weekend, or a night out with the guys—the Jersey Shore will always be irresistible.