From Hoboken to Cape May, 127 miles of beach extend along the Atlantic coastline of New Jersey. Thats 127 miles of opportunity for a good time this summer! Whether its a concert or lounging by the beach, theres plenty in store this year to keep your weekends busy.
What do you think when you hear Atlantic City? Casinos? Wrong. AC is no longer just a gamblers paradise. This summer, the resort city is home to an array of shows and festivals guaranteeing a good time for everyone. With too many performances to choose from, I promise your nights will be chock full of laughs and foot tapping. Nothing could be better than seeing such musical talents as Weezer, Beck, Mary J. Blige, and Sting all in one city. I also promised laughs so here they are: Sarah Silverman, Jay Leno, and my personal favorite, Jerry Seinfeld!
If none of the aforementioned performances captivate you, theres always Cirque du Soleil. This year, Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall welcomes Dralion Cirque du Soleil an arena of Chinese acrobatic art that meets the Cirque you know and love. Gravity-defying stunts, flying colors, and incredible costumes prove to be a marvelous adventure.
Looking to escape the bustle of the boardwalk for a day? Imagine 54 holes, $1.5 million, and 144 of the best female golfers in the world under the sun on Seaview Resorts historic Bay Course. ShopRite presents the LPGA Classic May 28th until June 3rd. Show your ShopRite Plus card and admission is free. Otherwise, one day tickets are $15 100% of which goes to charity.
If you love food and wine as much as the next guy, this ones for you. The Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival has 25 events to choose from between parties, classes, and tastings. And theyre all jam packed from July 26th until the 29th. So choose wisely because there isnt enough time to enjoy them all!
When all else fails, you can always take a walk on the worlds longest boardwalk. With everything that Atlantic City has to offer, youre bound to find something that piques your interest!
After a nice drive down New Jerseys Atlantic coastline, pop open a bottle of wine at the states number one attraction in both Cape May and the entire Jersey Shore Turdo Vineyards and Winery. Descending from Sicily, the Turdo family is very hands on picking grapes and hosting tastings. Interested in taking some bottles back home? I suggest placing an order in advance because they have been known to sell out at a moments notice.
If youre not a drinker there are plenty of things to do under the sun. Cape May offers wild adventures such as parasailing, whale and dolphin watching, and kayaking. East Coast Parasail is the only parasail company in Cape May and provides its guests with exclusive views of the historic town 500 over the Atlantic Ocean. Ive gone parasailing and I can assure you its a great thrill suitable for everyone in the family.
The Cape May Whale Watcher offers several tours including whale and dolphin watching. Theres no greater awe than watching these tremendous mammals catapulting out of the water and swimming beside you. The Watcher also offers sunset dinner cruises as well as lighthouse cruises.
Kayaking is a great sport suitable for beginners and experts. It requires light exercise that pays off with incredible views while gliding on the surface of the Cape Island Creek. Miss Chris Kayak Rental and Tours affords guests the experience of wildlife watching, beautiful sunset trips, and night trips under the moon.
Take a break from the beach for a day and visit Point Pleasant for the 22nd Annual Summerfest on June 2nd. From 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., The Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce will present Barefoot Wine tastings, six live bands, 200 craft and specialty vendors, Coors Light Beer Garden, and over 20 food vendors serving crab cakes, Cajun, BBQ, and so much more! Children can enjoy a parade at noon, face painting, sand art, and their own expanded section.
Bookend Summerfest with Jenkinsons Boardwalk! From 9:30a.m. until 11 a.m., check out the Aquarium for their Behind the Scenes Tour. Afterward Summerfest, hit up the amusement rides and end the night on a sweet note at the Sweet Shop. Heading to the Jenkinsons during the week? Be sure to catch the fire works show every Thursday night at 9 p.m. beginning late June!