Weekend Getaways

Best of the Jersey Shore

1 Pier Shops at Caesars

The two-year-old Pier Shops at Caesar's, an edifice stretching 1,000 feet into the Atlantic, houses the largest shopping-mall fountain in the world. The mall is chockablock with luxury retailers - Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Louis Vuitton.

2 Perrine Boatworks

Watch master boatbuilders in this workshop at the Tuckerton Seaport, a living-history museum of coastal arts and crafts.

3 Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, Margate's iconic 65-foot-tall elephant-shaped house, now open to the public.

4 FS

You'll find well-priced industrial-modern pieces at this excellent furniture boutique.

5 Brant Beach

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.

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