New Jersey Vacation

Old Jul 27th, 2002, 01:22 PM
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Sorry you aren't getting more useful information, and I wish I had more for you. The Jersey Shore itself is quite beautiful, white beaches and exhilirating surf. The different towns are quite different in character, and though I went there in the summer as a child, that was too long ago for my info to be good now.

However, I know a couple of things: Cape May is nice, and Ocean Grove is nice. I think most of the Jersey Shore is vacation places for families who own or rent houses, rather than for visitors who stay in hotels etc--these two places however ARE set up for visitors.

Cape May is famous for all its Victorian restored places. The Mainstay is famous, and then I myself love the Chalfonte, which is really a 19th century type hotel that has survived. I think it's a landmark. It is not expensive, and it is charming.
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 02:08 PM
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I've also been to the french roviara. Bali. and other so called nice beaches...and jerseys sand tops them all. I don't know if the sand is trucked in. but who cares..
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 02:21 PM
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Jorge, the French Riviera isn't known for it's sand, having been there, I'm sure you realize it's all pebbles. It's known for it's unbeatable ambiance, world class hotels, shopping, fine restaurants, beautiful people, etc, etc.

Comparing the Riviera to the Jersey Shore is like comparing a McDonalds happy meal to a meal at Gramercy Tavern. Absurd.
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 02:25 PM
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Fear not Robert...

According to Dumb Ass, you can drink the water. I guess that means New Jersey is great in every other way too...lol
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 02:29 PM
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Fear not Robert...

According to Dumb Ass, you can drink the water. I guess that means New Jersey is great in every other way too...lol
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 03:13 PM
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For people leaving in the northeast the Jersey Shore is a fun, economical, family oriented vacation. Memories are made at the Jersey Shore. The sand, the beach and all of the activities cannot be beat. I have been to Hawaii, California, Rhode Island, Mass, Florida and Connecticut and the Jersey Shore is just as if not more beautiful then some of the other shores. Hawaii is beautiful but the sand is volcanic and not as soft. California is also beautiful but the ocean is freezing except for parts of Southern Ca. in August and Sept. Rhode Island waters and Mass. waters are also very cold. Florida beaches are beautiful and the sand is soft but you must fly there or spend hours in the car from the Northeast and hassle with airports. So these are just a few of the reasons why the Jersey Shore is great. It may not be as High class but in my book it cannot be beat, especially if you live in the Northeast.
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 03:39 PM
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IMSUREYOUVE BEEN
I was just trying too give jersey a bone. it's easy too tear into it..hell the locals help you out... but if you want me too say the truth. the jersey shore reminds me more of some of the beaches in PENANG (malaysia) where you sea garbage and crap floating by..

damn the whole thing is pebles I thought it was just Cannes and Nice..
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 04:50 PM
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Can we end this thread now? Call in what it is, not the best or worst place to go to the beach for a family vacation.
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 05:35 PM
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Go to Avalon or Stone Habour. The beach is great. There's a lot to do. And you could just spend your time driving up and down the streets looking at all the beautiful houses. It's the 140th richest town in the country. Almost all the houses are over a million dollars. Beautful! It's close enough to Wildwood if you have to go to a boardwalk. The Cape May Zoo is nearby. Stone Harbour has a great little street for shopping much like Cape May.
 
Old Jul 27th, 2002, 09:00 PM
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Simple, if you haven't been to the Jersey Shore, you should go. Every place on earth has some redeeming value and the one who can't find it has the problem. If you want a quiet, romantic getaway, Cape May; if you want casinos, Atlantic City. It's simple really.

http://www.scenic-america.com/newjersey/jerseyshore.htm
 
Old Jul 28th, 2002, 05:53 AM
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Avalon & Stone Harbor are nice, quiet, and clean, and also have some good nightlife. If you get tired of the beach or if it's cloudy, take a short drive down to Wildwood for some rides, games, and sinful food on the boardwalk.
 
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