Things to Do in the Jersey Shore

There are many reasons why the best beach houses on the Jersey Shore are booked months in advance. One of them is there are so many fun things to do in the Jersey Shore that people are lured back year after year. Along this 120-mile stretch of coastline, there are family-friendly destinations and places to party too. No matter what you're looking for in a summer getaway, the Jersey Shore will provide all the fun under the sun you crave.

Fun for Families

Many parents plan trips to the Jersey Shore year after year because it is guaranteed that their kids are going to be entertained. The list of Jersey Shore things to do includes swimming, boogie-boarding, jet ski rides, and fishing excursions. From a sunset sail to an early morning stroll on the beach with the family pet, this coastline has plenty to offer families.

Once the sun sets in New Jersey, there is still plenty of fun to be had for families. While other destinations don't offer anything family-friendly after dark, destinations in New Jersey such as Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights, and nearby Ocean City all offer the classic boardwalk experience. Here you can climb aboard rides, zoom around in bumper cars, and try your luck at the games. Don't forget about ice cream cones and cotton candy too!

Nightlife and Fun for Couples

When it comes to things to do in the Jersey Shore, families certainly aren't the only target audience. Many young people, college students, and young couples rent beach houses along the Jersey Shore to work on their tan during the day and enjoy nightlife after dark. Nightclubs, live concerts, and beach parties are all available along the shore.

Some visitors might also be surprised that one of the top Jersey Shore things to do is to dine out. Many restaurants from Atlantic City to Long Beach Island specialize in seafood and a quality dining experience. Shore rentals are also ideal for having barbecues in your own oceanfront beach house and inviting all your friends to join.

A Rainy Day

Of course you don't want a rainy day during your summer trip to the Jersey Shore, but they do happen once in a while. Favorite activities on these days include spending the afternoon at the movie theater, the arcade, or shopping. Preparing ahead for rain is a good idea as well. Pack some board games and favorite DVDs to make your vacation rental entertaining on a rainy day.

Some visitors don't let a rainy day keep them down. The Jersey Shore is full of water parks and slides, and they are remarkably less crowded on a rainy day. Since the temperatures will still be warm, why not relax in the lazy river during a rain shower? This will be making the best of a rainy day.


Of all the things to do in the Jersey Shore, one favorite is celebrating holidays. Between Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day there are many fireworks displays, outdoor concerts, and festivals to spice up your summer. Keep in mind that these can be some of the most popular times to visit the Jersey Shore, so be sure to make your reservations ahead of time.

For families and fun-seekers, the sands of the Jersey Shore deliver year after year.

Jersey Shore Vacation Rentals

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Magnificent, custom, new luxury home with multiple ocean views and 3 levels of spacious decking. 3rd from the ocean, this house is seconds away from the beach on its own private lane with a paved walkway. This impressive 3200 square foot home with...

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TWO LARGE OCEANFRONT DECKS. Stunning oceanfront views! This 3 bedroom, 2 full-bath oceanfront is on Long Beach Island in Harvey Cedars and just STEPS to the beach! The north unit has 2 floors with an oceanfront deck on each floor! Watch the sun...

Great Location!: 2nd From Beach in Harvey Cedars

Enjoy a relaxing summer vacation with your family and friends at our quaint and comfortable 4 bedroom raised ranch home. Great for families with easy beach access. Private street and private beach! Recent home improvements include new carpets i...

Loveladies - 1 Off Beach, Ocean Views - Sleeps 10

If you love the beach, this classic reverse living contemporary is for you! It is located one off the ocean in a private enclave. The entrance to the private lifeguarded beach is just steps away. If you are not on the beach, you can still watch...

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