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Three Delightful New Jersey Weekend Beach Destinations

Christine O'Kelly
Jun 3, 2008
If you are looking for a vacation destination near Philadelphia, New York City, or the places in between, New Jersey is a smart and easy choice. Traveling to Ocean City, Atlantic City, or Cape May New Jersey is perfect for a short weekend getaway. These New Jersey locales have a lot more than beach in common. They each have unique opportunities for fun and just the type of ambiance you are seeking.

Cape May New Jersey

The charming and historic town of Cape May New Jersey sits on the southern tip of the state. Cape May offers a serene step into the past. A stylish seaside resort back in the 1800s, Cape May boasts many distinctive and artsy beach cottages down the shoreline.

The local residents have painstakingly restored and maintained these precious historic cottages. The traditional Victorian architecture of these cottages and many of the homes in the Cape May New Jersey area makes for a trip back in time.

The small town feel of Cape May New Jersey gives it a matchless homespun appeal, versus the other nearby beach locales. This small town feel does not mean there is nothing to do in this quaint beach destination. With over forty restaurants, numerous delightful shops, and unlimited beach activities, Cape May New Jersey is an incredible east coast locale.

Atlantic City New Jersey

Famous for its celebrated boardwalk, massive hotels, and glitzy casinos, Atlantic City has overcome difficulties to become one of the most popular and revitalized getaway destinations.

With Las Vegas-like casinos and the opportunity to place a bet and do a little gambling, there is always excitement in Atlantic City. The first-rate restaurants, fantastic shopping, beautiful beaches, and lively nightlife also make Atlantic City a top destination. A charming and quaint Cape May New Jersey getaway contrasts sharply against the energetic and dynamic Atlantic City.

Ocean City New Jersey

The feel of an Ocean City getaway falls somewhere between Atlantic City's high-energy and Cape May New Jersey's peacefulness. Ocean City's nightlife and beaches are a draw, but the city also offers a calm and secluded getaway.

There is plenty to do in Ocean City, including walking the famous boardwalk and enjoying a round of mini-golf, family friendly arcades, refreshing water parks, and thrilling amusement rides. The boardwalk also features more goodies than you might think possible with the delicious and well-known boardwalk fries, salt-water taffy, cotton candy, and caramel corn. If the boardwalk isn't your thing, rest on the beach with a good book, rent a boat to take the family out for a ride, or sail out into the ocean on a charter. Ocean City offers tons of fun in the sun.

Ocean City, Atlantic City, and Cape May New Jersey are all located on miles of gorgeous sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Since all three destinations offer such diverse getaways, it is easy to select a locale. Those in the mood for some quaint historical enchantment should head for Cape May New Jersey. People craving gambling and excitement should make a dash for Atlantic City. Folks just looking for some fun in the sun will love Ocean City. All three of these destinations provide an ideal getaway on the east coast.
About the Author
Christine O'Kelly is a writer for Morey's Piers, a thrilling amusement and beachfront waterpark located in New Jersey near popular Wildwood hotels, Jersey shore hotels and picturesque Cape May New Jersey .
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