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Jersey Shore, NJ
Travel Guide

Ocean City which includes street scenes as well as a large group of people

White-sand beaches border the bright lights of casinos and a non-stop nightlife scene lasts from dusk until dawn in this coastal region of New Jersey.

Head to the Jersey Shore for boardwalk strolls, beachside fun and swimming in the Atlantic. While many will know Jersey Shore from the MTV show of the same name, which focused on the area’s raucous nightlife, rest assured that there is lots to do here for the whole family.

The Jersey Shore stretches from Sandy Hook to Cape May and is a much-loved vacation spot for many families who have spent their summers in the area for generations. Cape May, for instance, has hosted visitors since the 1600s and is designated as a National Historic Landmark City. Come here to marvel at the animals of the Cape May County Park & Zoo and embark on a whale-watching and dolphin-spotting tour off the coast.

Relax on Long Beach Island in the resort towns of Barnegat Light and Beach Haven. Climb up to Barnegat’s lighthouse and sail along Barnegat Bay. Oceanfront boutique stores are good for shopping, while family-owned restaurants serve up fresh seafood.

If you are looking for bright lights and after-dark fun, stay in Atlantic City. Spend the evening enjoying the casinos or simply watching the dealers while having a cocktail. Take in the carnival sounds of the Atlantic City Boardwalk and shop for trinkets in oceanfront stores. A variety of bars and nightclubs near the waterfront offer late-night entertainment.

Take the whole family to Seaside Heights to splash around in the Breakwater Beach Waterpark and after, play miniature golf near the boardwalk.

The Jersey Shore is packed with tourists during the summer months, so come in July and August for plenty of people-watching and the best weather. Take a train or bus from Newark, Philadelphia or New York City straight to the shore, or hop on a ferry from New York to Sandy Hook.

Come to the Jersey Shore to experience miles of shimmering coastlines, classic amusement parks and an active party scene. Create lifelong memories in this popular American vacation destination.

Where to stay in Jersey Shore

Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City
3.5 out of 5
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
The price is $134 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Atlantic City, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City Beach, and Atlantic City ...
3.9/5Good! (7,257 reviews)
"The restuarants was amazing all the variety of stores, clubs was perfect for our stay. We didn't have to leave the hotel for anything!"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Tropicana Atlantic City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
4 out of 5
1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
The price is $179 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Located in Atlantic City, this beachfront resort is in the city center, just steps from Atlantic City Boardwalk, Steel Pier, and Atlantic City Beach. Boardwalk ...
4.4/5Excellent! (14,678 reviews)
"I enjoy myself at the hard Rock casino it's good for a couple and families"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Ocean Casino Resort
Ocean Casino Resort
4 out of 5
500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
The price is $205 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Located in Atlantic City, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City. Atlantic ...
4.3/5Excellent! (7,562 reviews)
"I liked it because it’s away from the crowd"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Ocean Casino Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Flagship All-Suites, a fantaSea Resort
Flagship All-Suites, a fantaSea Resort
3.5 out of 5
60 N Maine Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ
The price is $119 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated on the waterfront, this condo resort is within a 15-minute walk of Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City Beach, and Ocean Resort Casino. Hard Rock ...
3.7/5Good! (2,539 reviews)
"Amazing view and balcony!!!"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Flagship All-Suites, a fantaSea Resort
La Sammana Resort
La Sammana Resort
3.5 out of 5
1400 West Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ
Situated near the beach, this condo building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Brigantine Beach and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Links at Brigantine Beach. Harrah's Atlantic City ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (571 reviews)
"I loved the whole experience but mostly the Staff, from my first step in the door"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

La Sammana Resort
Chateau Bleu Resort Motel
Chateau Bleu Resort Motel
3 out of 5
911 Surf Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ
The price is $175 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated by the sea, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Five Mile Beach and Wildwood Boardwalk. Wildwood Beach and Wildwood Convention Center are ...
3.6/5Good! (64 reviews)
"Affordable and good location. Outdated but clean."

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Chateau Bleu Resort Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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