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The Jersey Shore is the place where summer vacation memories are made. Enjoy a rental house, condo, or apartment when you visit New Jersey for a special adventure with great conveniences. Facilities and amenities such as air conditioning, hot tubs, pools, outdoor grills, internet access, and cable television may be available.
When visiting the Jersey Shore, you must visit the beach. There are many different beaches to choose from in the area. Popular beaches include: Wildwood, Atlantic City, Ocean City, Cape May, Avalon, and Seaside Heights, to name a few.
While at the beach, there are a number of different activities available. Of course, there are the traditional pastimes such as swimming and building sand castles. Many of the beaches have volleyball nets for impromptu or scheduled games. Some offer fishing piers and boat rentals for fishing trips. Additionally, there may be kayaks, jet skiing, and parasailing over the water.
Many of the beach towns offer boardwalks with food stands, shops, amusements, restaurants, and more. For example, in Ocean City and Wildwood, vacationers can enjoy amusement park rides, boardwalk eateries, and shops. As a contrast, in Atlantic City, while the boardwalk still runs parallel the ocean, you will take a stroll past luxury hotels with casinos, fancy restaurants, and upscale shops.
Golf is a favorite form of recreation for many, especially while on vacation. The Jersey Shore has a number of golf courses for those who enjoy this sport. For example, the Cape May National Golf course is just outside the beach town for easy access. Similarly, the Golden Galleon Golf course, located near Ocean City, and the Smugglers Quay, near Seaside Beach, both offer golfers a challenge while visiting the shore. Many of the courses offer pro shops and even rentals for those who may need these services.
Summer time at the Jersey shore boasts beautiful beach weather on most days. The average high temperature is in the upper 80s to low 90s with an abundance of sun. Occasional late afternoon showers are usually brief. Winters, however, are cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s with the chance of snow, sleet, or freezing rain. Spring and fall have moderate temperatures in the 60s and 70s. These can be pretty times of the year to walk on the boardwalk, but they are usually not quite warm enough for swimming or beach activities. Summer is the ideal time to visit the Jersey Shore to take full advantage of all of the opportunities that are offered.
Driving to the Jersey Shore is convenient and easy to do. A variety of roads lead into the different beach towns for ease of vacationers. A rental car may be necessary if you need a large car to haul your gear or do not want to put excess mileage on your personal car. If you choose to fly to the Jersey Shore, there are three airports within a one-hour drive. The Atlantic City International Airport, the Philadelphia International Airport, and the Newark Liberty International Airport all serve the area. Both trains and busses also serve the area. You can take a train or a bus from either New York City or Philadelphia to access stops along the Jersey Shore. No matter how you get there, the Jersey Shore is a great place for a summer vacation.