New Jersey Travel Guide
Stop by this tourism center to grab a free map for a Doo-Wop Preservation Tour of Wildwoods’ wildest neon-lit 1950’s architecture.
A Riviera-style private beach club lures peace-seeking fashionistas with trendy drinks, open-air lounges, and serviced cabanas by the sea. When the sun fades, the DJ starts spinning.
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1920s burlesque theater turned tapas bar
Just when you think this beach couldn't possibly get more retro - not an iPod or cell phone in sight - a clean shaven Wally Cleaver look-alike drives up in his vintage 1960's Good Humor ice cream truck. $5 day passes can be purchased from the tag-checkers who roam the shoreline.
One of the best-preserved Victorian districts in America, with crape myrtles sprouting from sidewalks and American-flag bunting hanging from impeccable gingerbread porches laden with rockers and wicker furniture, Cape May is the nation's first seaside resort and southernmost point in New Jersey.
Here, you can visit a herd of alpacas and buy homespun scarves, shawls, and sweaters.
Watch master boatbuilders in this workshop at the Tuckerton Seaport, a living-history museum of coastal arts and crafts.
A beautiful collection of colored neon signs cast their glow on 1950's-era cinder-block motels - tidy, basic, whitewashed to a glossy shine every May.
Cozy bar with a nautical theme
Shore punks flock to this bowling alley for rock shows and a friendly bar.
Explore 90 miles of sandy beaches, then take a look around the 150-year-old Barnegat Lighthouse. The centerpiece of the museum is the lighthouse's 1856 Fresnel lens, fabricated in Paris by Henri Le Paute and composed of more than 1,000 individual prisms fitted into a massive iron frame.