The Jersey Shore hasn’t been portrayed in the most flattering light in the media. It’s a shame the attention detracts from the wonderful delights that are offered on the shore, which include parks, beaches, and even casinos for a little bit of try your luck.
A visit to the Jersey Shore is a wonderful place to create new memories, follow in the footsteps of history, and experience freedom in the center of one of the most densely populated areas in America. Following are three of the most famous attractions that are not to be missed to get those memories.
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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is a privately owned amusement park, beach, aquarium, arcade, and midway with games of chance. It stretches out over a mile of shoreline and is guaranteed to keep all members of the family busy during their visit. There are a total of three miniature golf courses for the avid putter, an aquarium that’s home to all kinds of aquatic creatures, amusement park rides, and games where participants can try to win a prize. Stay at a hotel in Ocean City to be close to Jenkinson’s boardwalk to get the most out of the boardwalk.
Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach
Casino Pier has fun in the surf and sun for families. Ride the water slides at Breakwater Beach, then head over to the amusement park rides for the three roller coasters, Ferris wheel, a unique ride called Air Race that gives riders up to 3Gs of acceleration, and the eternal favorite of bumper cars. The slides at Breakwater Beach are not to be missed as they’re designed to maximize the thrill of shooting through the corkscrews, bumps, and spirals on the way down to the pool. There’s also a racing slide for riders to descend side by side and see who gets there first.
Despite its name, there isn’t a casino on the pier. The pier itself suffered serious damage during Hurricane Sandy and some of the attractions were heavily damaged or destroyed. Perhaps the most famous image from Hurricane Sandy is the roller coaster in the ocean. That roller coaster was The Jet and was part of Casino Pier. Since destroyed, it has been replaced with a new roller coaster.
Cape May County Park and Zoo
The Cape May County Zoo is home to exotic animals of all types from around the world. It’s not a large zoo, but it makes up for its small stature by being the home for endangered species such as the snow leopard and crowd pleasers like the ring-tailed lemur. Just outside the zoo is Cape May County Park East and Park North. The East park contains sports courts and fields, a boardwalk that spans several fishing ponds, and picnic pavilions; the North park consists of meandering trails through a relaxing wildlife sanctuary.
The Jersey Shore doesn’t disappoint when it comes to amusement and recreation. There’s an incredible variety of activities, entertainment venues, and things to do packed onto the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a place to return to time and time again for simple pleasure.