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From Atlantic City to Cape May, New Jersey ( Home of the LuggageFactroy.com) has over 140 miles of beautiful coastline. The inviting beaches, boardwalks and amusements attract visitors of all ages from New York, Pennsylvania and even Canada.  The Jersey Shore has acted as a muse for TV, Movies, Music and so much more.  Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a family vacation, the Jersey Shore has everything you'll need! This is The Travel Experts Guide to The Jersey Shore.

Atlantic City

You can’t talk about the Jersey Shore without mentioning Atlantic City. Most famous for its casinos, Atlantic City is also the inspiration for the "Monopoly" board game. Besides the Glimmer and Glitz of the numerous casinos, Atlantic City has a beautiful beach and a boardwalk with plenty of shops and attractions. For the Kids there is Steel Pier, home to 24 rides and 2 roller coasters. And for adults there is Playground Pier a 4 story mall, with high end shopping and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. There is more to AC than just casinos;   summer concerts on the beach, The Atlantic City Aquarium and so much more. If you are looking for a few things that are out of the ordinary check out  The Ripley's Believe It or Not museum located on the boardwalk. Or just a few miles down the road is Lucy the Elephant  (a six-story elephant that was once a functioning hotel).  Also, there is a bevy of restaurants from famed chefs including Bobby Flay, Jose Garces, Guy Fieri, Geoffrey Zakarian and more.   To learn more about Atlantic City’s activities, their website can be found here: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/

Asbury Park

A little bit north of Atlantic City is Asbury Park.  Home of the legendary rock club, the Stone Pony. Asbury Park has been experiencing a renaissance in the last few years.  Many new restaurants have opened up along the boardwalk, there’s a pinball museum, a beautiful beach and, of course the aforementioned clubs! If you want a great place to stay, the Asbury Hotel topped many national lists for 2016 as among the best new hotels in the country.  After dinner in one of the city’s great restaurants, catch some new live music at the Stone Pony or the Wonder Bar.  In the summer, the Stone Pony hosts acts outside on its summer stage.  A must see is the annual July 4th weekend show by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.  This annual concert sells out never disappoints!   And if your lucky, Bruce Springsteen may show up at his old stomping grounds to tear up the Stone Pony for a unforgettable set. To find out more information about Asbury Park, visit http://www.cityofasburypark.com/. The Wildwoods Broken up in to 3 sections, (North Wildwood, Wildwood & Wildwood Crest) The Wildwoods are your stereotypical shore point in NJ. The small kitschy hotels lit up with neon signs are only the beginning. The boardwalk is over 2 miles long with several amusement piers with every type of ride a big kid or little kid could hope for. Not in the mood for rides? Stop in of the many shops for t-shirts or trinkets, arcades , pizza shops, candy shops.  Usually the rides and shops are open untill 11:00 pm Don't want to walk the boardwalk? No problem hop on the tram car anytime, or rent a surrey or bike during day. Just be mindful when you are on the boards there are lanes marked, stay in your lane. Beside the boardwalk is the Wildwood has the largest free beach in NJ. The Wildwood beach hosts concerts, monster truck rallies, and annual Ultimate Frisbee tournament, and so much more.  For more info on The Wildwoods visit http://www.wildwoodsnj.com/ On almost of the NJ Shore Points, you can schedule fishing charters, parasailing, rent  water skis or schedule other activities on the ocean or in the air. Those are a few of New Jerseys larger and more popular shore points. There are so many for what ever type of vacation you would like. Ocean City ( family Friendly no alcohol sold on the island), Sea Isle City, Sea Side Heights ( of MTV's Jersey Shore fame) Ventnor , and Cape May are some of our other favorites. These towns are just a small sampling of all that New Jersey’s shore has to offer.  Whether you want to ride a roller coaster, eat some salt water taffy or just work on your tan, our beaches are “shore to please”. For other information, surf over to http://www.visitnj.org/nj/beaches.  Don’t forget your sunscreen!!

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