New Jersey is one of the most interesting states on the East Coast. It has the highest population of all US states due to its small size and favorable economic development. This may explain why New Jersey has more scientists and engineers per square meter than any other part of the globe. The tallest water tower in the world is in New Jersey, in Union. With a 141-mile waterfront, visitors will enjoy exploring the New Jersey coastline. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind when visiting the Jersey Shore this summer.
ten Partying is just one activity among many
The popular MTV show “Jersey Shore” painted a rather inaccurate picture of the current Jersey Shore. Everything about this coastal strip was presented as an over-the-top, over-the-top party. While many parties are held along the state’s coastal strip, most of them are quiet and non-lewd. They do not involve the indisputable behaviors shown in the fictional show. Many are suitable for families. Other than that, most visitors come to the Jersey Shore to relax on the beach and make memories.
9 Headlights are everywhere
The Jersey Shore has 18 lighthouses, 11 of which are open to the public. The state considers them important landmarks and navigational markers that add historical value to the coastline. Visitors do not have to visit all 11 of them. The best include Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, Barnegat Lighthouse in Long Beach, and Cape May Lighthouse. If you have more time to spend, you should check out the rest of the lighthouses as they all have a unique perspective.
8 The walks are amazing
A little known fact about the New Jersey Lighthouse is that each tower has a boardwalk. The most interesting factor is that the promenades in Jersey are designed to be used by everyone for all sorts of purposes, which is why they are so wide. They host everything from parties to fancy boutiques where tourists can shop for antiques. The nature of a specific walk will depend on popular activities in the local town.
seven Jersey Shore ice cream is second to none
Walking along the promenade with delicious ice cream in hand is considered a must-have pastime for all visitors. It’s also a good way to save money when visiting New York. Some of the best balls are served at Hoffman’s, Springers and Duffers. Visitors should also try the house-served gelato, sorbet and soft drink while strolling along the shore. These delicacies are best enjoyed in the heat of summer, when most tourists visit the Jersey Shore.
6 The shore is perfect for surfing
Tourists who like to surf should pack their surfboards when visiting Jersey Shore. Long Beach City, Manasquan, Belma and Ocean City are some of the best surf spots on the East Coast. Visitors with more time to spare should visit Monmouth and Ocean counties as they have some of the best surfing spots. Tourists will also be delighted with the best surf shops in New Jersey for all the necessary equipment.
5 Stunning view of Manhattan
New York’s most iconic urban area is Manhattan. A little-known fact is that visitors will enjoy the best views of Manhattan when crossing state lines into New Jersey. The Jersey Shore’s Sandy Hook Beach offers an excellent viewing experience. Tourists can use the scenic spot of Sandy Hook to take photos with the New York skyline behind them. They can also climb to the top of Mount Mitchell for a more panoramic view of Manhattan.
4 Learning Jersey Shore lingo helps
If you’re planning a Jersey Shore winter vacation, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. One of them is the way people talk. They don’t say “at the beach”. Instead, they say “head for the shore.” Also, it’s always “down shore”, never “up shore”. Learning Jersey lingo is the best way to blend into the local culture, especially if you’re planning on spending a few days or weeks on the East Coast. No one wants to be mistaken for a “shoobie”. A shoobie is a pejorative word meaning “excursionist”.
3 Beach badges are essential
Visitors who have passed through New Jersey will likely be familiar with badges. Unfortunately, the Golden States don’t offer free rides, not even on the beaches. The best places require visitors to have a daily, weekly, or seasonal badge, which incurs a small fee. The same rule applies to the cantons. Beachgoers must obtain a new badge for each beach they visit. The good news for thrifty beachgoers is that Atlantic City and Wildwood have free passes all summer long.
2 Familiarize yourself with reliable real estate agents
Jersey Shore has some of the best vacation homes and hotels for tourists who don’t plan to stay long. However, a rental home makes more sense if traveling with a large family intending to stay for a few weeks or months. Each canton will have a different culture and architecture. For example, Cape May has amazing Victorian structures. Groups and families should research real estate agents offering summer residences online before travelling.
1 The beaches have good food
One of the main concerns of tourists when traveling is to eat. Jersey Shore solves this problem by offering tourists an assortment of dishes to try without leaving the beach. Sidewalks make it easier to spot food joints. Travelers can try frozen custard, sweet fudge, caramel corn, Thrasher fries or Jersey pizza. Most of the seafood served at the beach is fresh as it goes from the fishing boats straight to the kitchen. Some great options include Bluefish, Swordfish, Tuna, and Plaice.