Plan a Trip “Down The Shore” This Summer

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When I met my husband, I quickly learned a few things about people from Philly. They take their food VERY seriously… cheesesteaks, hoagies, soft pretzels, water ice, scrapple, Tastykakes… I’ve never known one city famous for so many different foods. They also are some of the most intense sports fans around. They love their teams but they have no problem booing when they’re not happy. And finally, they don’t go to the beach; they go “down the shore.” And EVERYONE in Philly vacations at the Jersey Shore… or so it seems.

I happily embraced the annual family Jersey Shore vacations when I married into this family. We usually frequent Ocean City, but we have also had the occasion to visit Sea Isle City, Avalon, Cape May and Stone Harbor. Each has its own personality, and I’ve grown quite fond of the area over the years. This photo was taken just last summer in Avalon, NJ.

Despite the devastation of Hurricane Sandy several years ago, the Jersey Shore is Going Strong. They have rebuilt and are better than ever with an amazing lineup of festivals, concerts and events so start making your summer plans now.

Not a beach person? No worries! New Jersey is much more than the Shore. While the Jersey beaches are definitely a worthy travel destination, New Jersey offers many other events and attractions to offer families as well. One of our favorite family destinations is the Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

New Jersey is home to 46 wineries and over 600 distinctive diners, hundreds of state and national parks and forests, plus 4,100 fresh waterways and 130 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline. There is truly something for everyone.

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  1. Sarah Hughes says

    We go down the shore too!! Ocean City has become our favorite town since having kids! Before that I spent a lot of time in LBI and in my even younger days a lot of time hanging out in Manasquan and Belmar! There is nothing like the NJ Shore!!!

  2. says

    Each New Jersey shore town has its own unique and charming personality! Perfect atmosphere for creating family fun that will be remembered for years!!!

  3. says

    Jersey Shore gets a bad rap bc of that silly show but it’s really an incredibly gorgeous and family friendly place to visit. I’ll never forget our press trip to Cape May and the babymoon my huz and I went on a year after. I can’t wait to get back down there.

  4. says

    It’s slow but Jersey is rebuilding. We spend lots of time out there. Love the Jersey shore. The kids especially love the boardwalk at Point Pleasant.

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