The New Jersey Shore is full of thrilling and exciting things to do.
This section highlights some of the best places and things along the famous
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry
has been transporting travellers since the 1940s, offering the best service
and today is boasted as "The Best Boat Ride in America!" They currently
have 5 world class ships to serve you.
Lucy the Elephant
Lucy the Elephant has been an Atlantic City (Margate) Landmark since 1885.
Lucy was built as an advertisement for housing many years ago, but then
fell into a state of derioration and was almost torn down. A local town
organization raised the necessary funds to stabalize the giant elephant.
Finally, in June of 2000, the elephant's interior was finally renovated
and now Lucy is open for all to view.
The Atlantic City Boardwalk
Originally constructed in 1870, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is the first in
the world! Along its six-mile length, you will find world-class casino
resorts, piers with amusement rides, and shops selling gifts, souvenirs,
saltwater taffy, fudge, and fresh-roasted peanuts.
Atlantic City History
Miss America Pagent
The Council of Atlantic City wondered how to extend the tourist season past summer.
That question was answered by a 16 yr. old girl from Washington in 1921 who was the
first Miss America. The pageant, which was held intermittently from 1930-1935,
became synonymous with Atlantic City when it began being held at the Convention
Hall in 1940.
The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort
At New Jersey's southern-most tip, you will find a Victorian jewel in Cape
May. Once you have walked the town's quaint tree-lined streets and have seen its
unique sampling of Victorian homes, take a stroll on the boardwalk and
breathe in the fresh air drifting from the sea.
Founded in 1869 as a Methodist camp meeting ground, this family retreat
has quaint bed and breakfasts, superb Victorian architecture, sidewalk
cafes, the Great Auditorium concert hall, and a colony of more than 100
New Jersey Pinelands
The New Jersey Pinelands, an expanse of over one-million acres of forests, wetlands and rural
settlements, was designated by Congress in 1978 as the country’s first National Reserve.
In addition, as a United States Biosphere Reserve, the intent is to foster harmonious relationships
between humans and the environment through a program of research that integrates social, physical
and biological sciences.
To Help Keep Our Beaches Clean For Centuries To Come, Please Don't Litter Or
Dump Trash In Our Ocean.