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Taste the Best of the South Jersey Shore

Perfect Day of Food at the South Jersey Shore

From fresh-off-the-boat seafood  to tropical frozen drinks, take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving the South Jersey Shore.  Forget the chain restaurants! The South Jersey Shore prides itself on fresh and local food! With hundreds of delicious local restaurants, the Vantage Team narrowed down a few of our favorite spots. Leave the pots and pans at home – let us be your guide for the perfect day of food at the South Jersey Shore!

  • Augie’s Omelette, Waffle House and Grill – Eat like a local! Whether you love their international omelettes or indulge with their Belgian Waffles (pictured), Augie’s is the perfect way to start your vacation day. Stroll just two blocks and discover Sun Beach 118 – an adorable efficiency unit with a pool!
  • Marvi’s Diner – Treat your taste buds to delicious lunch! Located in Wildwood, Marvi’s Diner is a treat for the whole family with classical American food. After filling your bellies, grab your beach chairs and relax at Mali Kai 202 (pictured). Whether you lounge in the sand or splash in the pool, this adorable 1-BR/1-BA condo serves up a great time!
  • Laguna Grill and Rum Bar – Reel-in a great time! Dip your toes in the sand and quench your thirst with a signature drink. From fresh seafood to live music, relaxation is mandatory at Laguna Grill. After a night of fun, head back to 300 21st St Brigantine (pictured) – a spacious 4-BR home. With an upscale kitchen, white picket fence and cover porch, you will never want to leave!
  • Shriver’s Salty Water TaffyMake Shriver’s your new family tradition! Since 1898, this family owned restaurant has treated visitors to the best salty water taffy (pictured) and fudge on the South Jersey Shore.

Don’t forget the missing ingredient for your perfect day of food: a fantastic vacation rental. Give us a call at (888) 629-0020 to speak with a Vacation Coordinators or browse today!

Be an Early Bird – Book Now for 2018

The Early Bird Gets the Rental

The end of summer is already in sight and that means transitioning into fall.  Storing away beach chairs, shopping for school supplies, returning to school – it’s enough to give any family a case of the post-vacation blues!  Start dreaming about next year’s South Jersey Shore vacation by reserving your Early Bird rental for 2018.  This is a great way to get the home that you want and dates that you need before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot.

Flexible Payment Plan Available

For a limited time, guests can also take advantage of our Flexible Payment Plan.  A $250 payment can be made to reserve your vacation rental and desired dates, with any remaining balance of the deposit due by October 1st (and then the balance of the reservation due 30 days prior to arrival).  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to get your 2018 vacation scheduled ahead of time.  We are already receiving requests for next year, so fly on over to and book your vacation before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot.

Our Featured Early Bird Property

Mali Kai 202
1-BR, 1-BA, Sleeps 6 – Be close to all the excitement! Located less than a block from the Boardwalk in North Wildwood, this newly-updated condo features flat-screen TVs, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a third-floor sun deck (shared) with views of the beach.  Splash around in the outdoor pool or cook up a delicious barbeque on the Mali Kai community’s gas grills.

Don’t wait, Early Birds – plan your 2018 vacation today.  Browse our entire inventory of South Jersey Shore vacation rentals at or speak with a Vacation Coordinator.

Fall in Love with the South Jersey Shore

Temperatures May Drop, but Shore Events Heat Up

Dusting off school books, raking up leaves, and enjoying football on TV – who says vacations are just for the summer? Fall is the best time of year and even better on the South Jersey Shore! Forget the traffic, skip the lines, and enjoy life at a slower pace. The South Jersey Shore offers fall vacation deals for every budget.  With off-season temperatures in the 60s-70s, the local events never stop. From food festivals to car shows to Halloween traditions, visitors will fall in love with the shore.


  • 9/7-10 21th Annual Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally Kick start your week at Wildwood’s FREE Motorcycle Rally.  Check out the great venders, stunt show, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Giveaway & Boardwalk Bike Show.
  • 9/9-10 Atlantic City Seafood FestivalBring your appetite! From chef demonstrations to gourmet vendors, this pet-friendly event has it all.
  • 9/14-16 New Jersey State Fireman’s Convention & Parade – Stop by the Wildwood Convention Center to see hundreds of firetrucks from around the state. The family fun continues all weekend with a firework display on Friday & parade on Saturday!
  • 9/17 Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show – Watch some of the world’s best stunt pilots take the sky in Ocean City!
  • 9/21-24 Boardwalk Classic Car Show – Car enthusiasts will love this event as hundreds of classic cars line the Wildwood Boardwalk.
  • 9/21-24 Wildwood Irish Festival  Don’t miss the East Coast’s largest Irish Festival! Celebrate the culture with dancing, food, pipe exhibition, beer garden & parade.
  • 9/30 – 10/1 Garden State Country Music & Food Truck Festival2 Days, 20 Artists, 40 Food Trucks! Sing along to Dan + Shay, Chase Rice, Joe Nichols & more while eating New Jersey’s best food at Bader Airfield.


  • 10/7 Fall Block Party & Firework Spectacular – Celebrate fall in style! With over 400 craft vendors, live music  & ocean fireworks, there is something for every one in Ocean City!
  • 10/7 Seafood & Music Festival  – Who can resist Wildwood’s best street fair? Food, music, pie eating contesting & the Kid’s Corner will please the whole family!
  • 10/21 Wildwood Food Truck FestivalTreat your taste buds to over 20 different food trucks!
  • 10/26 70th Annual Halloween Parade – Show off your best Halloween costume  & win prizes!
  • 10/29 Wildwood Crest Trunk-or-Treat for Halloween – Break out the candy and decorate your car – it’s time for Wildwood’s best Halloween tradition!

Plan your fall getaway to the South Jersey Shore at  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (888) 629-0020 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!

Escape to the Jersey Shore for a Mini Vacation

Customize Your Vacation

Storing decorations, cleaning up sparklers, and heading back to work – do the post-4th-of-July-blues have you wishing for a vacation? Continue the celebration and freedom with a getaway to the South Jersey Shore. Between work, activities and kids, it’s becoming more difficult to escape for a traditional Saturday to Saturday vacation rental. Vantage’s unique FlexStay properties provide more flexibility, allowing you to customize a vacation that fits your timeframe and budget. FlexStay properties allow you to check-in/check-out any day of the week and enjoy stays shorter or longer than a traditional weekly visit. Whether you dream of getting away for 3 days or 10,  plan your trip around YOUR schedule, not the other way around!

Check Out a Few Flexible Properties

14 Kirkwood Circle
3-BR, 1.5 BA, Sleeps 7 – Located in Brigantine on Hole #6 of The Brigantine Golf Links, this chalet-style home is just a short walk from the bay or beach and offers  views of the golf course from a spacious private deck. Known for being a bike-friendly town, guests can spend their vacation exploring Brigantine’s boutiques, cafes, and restaurants such as St. George’s Pub, The Pirate’s Den, and Bella Luna.

Bartram 111-1
2-BR, 1-BA, Sleeps 4 – Step out to the Atlantic City boardwalk or cruise to the casinos, this newly renovated condo is perfect for your vacation getaway. Located in the Lower Chelsea area, guests have easy access to the hottest attractions including Gardner’s Basin, Absecon Lighthouse and the Atlantic City Aquarium.

Golden Tiara
2-BR, 1-BA, Sleeps 6 – Park your car once when you arrive and walk everywhere you want to go! Located in North Wildwood, this garden style condo is less than 2 blocks from the beach and the famous Wildwood Boardwalk. Don’t feel like cooking? This property is within close proximity of popular restaurants and cafes such as the Vegas Diner, Samuel’s Pancake House, and Potito’s Italian-American Bakery.

Ready to book your South Jersey Shore vacation rental?  Browse our entire Mini-Week and FlexStay inventory and search for the dates and amenities that you need, or speak with one of our friendly Vacation Coordinators today at (888) 629-0020.

Happy First Day of Summer!

What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

Hang up your coats and leave your textbooks at home – the First Day of Summer is finally here!  That means more hours of daylight to enjoy all the things that we love most about this time of year.  Whether you’re lounging on the warm sand, splashing in the surf, or strolling along the Boardwalk, the South Jersey Shore is the perfect backdrop for making memories. However, just like a seagull swooping in to snatch the last french fry, these precious summer weeks will be gone before you know it.  What’s on your summer bucket list?  Scroll down for a few ideas from the Vantage team of what we are looking forward to most about summer!

Catch Summer Before It’s Gone

With fireworks in the sky and barbeque on the grill, it is clear that summer is in full swing.  Let us help you check off everything on your bucket list!  Our vacation rentals are filling up fast, but there is still time to treat yourself and your family to that perfect summer vacation.  Looking for an awesome deal?  Speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 629-0020 or visit our Specials Page for reduced rates at select homes.

Top 4 Reasons to Celebrate July 4th at the Shore

Red, White & You | July 4th at the South Jersey Shore

What could be more all-American than spending July 4th at the South Jersey Shore? Named one of the Best U.S. Fireworks Displays by the Travel Channel, Atlantic City (and the entire South Shore region), is known for its clean beach, family-friendly atmosphere, and multitude of activities and events. Read on to find out why you need to spend your holiday here:

  1. Freedom

    Celebrate your freedom in the place that makes you feel free! There’s nothing like having the sun on your face and sand between your toes to help you appreciate the freedom we have here in the U.S.A.  Kick off your celebration at the Music Pier in Ocean City with your favorite patriotic songs. On July 2nd, Justin Gonzales will take the stage with POPS Orchestra to remember those who have fought for our freedom and continue to defend it today.

  2. Fireworks

    Bring a chair or a blanket and you’ve got the best seat in the house for fireworks in South Jersey. Fireworks displays will be held at several locations around the area on July 4th. Visitors staying in the Wildwood area will be dazzled  by the Firework Spectacular all along the Boardwalk as fireworks light up the sky at Pine Ave at 10:00 p.m. If you’re staying in Ocean City, then the Music Pier and 10th Avenue is the place to be. The city’s firework display will brighten up your night from any spot on the boardwalk. In Atlantic City, many resorts will have their own fireworks displays, including Tropicana and Borgata, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Relax in the sand with a drink in your hand as live music plays and fireworks are shot from the Marina.

  3. Festivities

    The South Jersey Shore keeps the party going all day long with fun entertainment and activities. Start your July 4th at 9:00 a.m. in Wildwood (Bill Henfey Park) with the Patriotic Pooch Parade, a fun filled family-friendly parade. Adding a competitive twist, Patriotic Pooch awards prizes to owners and pets alike that show their best stars, stripes, and sparkled attire.  If you are in Ocean City, you have a pick of two local Bike Parades at Longport Bridge or Asbury Avenue.  After the parades, participants can enjoy the sunshine at the beach before the Boardwalk Celebration begin at 7:00 p.m. Join family and friends at the Music Pier for a kite flying competition, yo-yo demonstration, and hula hoop contest. Finally, guests can sit back and finish the day with free live entertainment taking place prior to the Ocean City fireworks displays.

  4. Food

    What’s a birthday party without the food? The South Jersey Shore offers miles of restaurants, from fine dining to casual cuisine. For some fresh East Coast seafood, stop by Laguna Grill and Rum Bar in Brigantine to enjoy live music and a beautiful outdoor seating area in the sand. You can’t go to Wildwood without stopping by a local diner, so check out Marvi’s Diner for some classic American food.  If you’re in Ocean City, start a new tradition this July 4th with the The Chatterbox.  Open for the last 80 years, The Chatterbox promises amazing food and atmosphere that will keep your family coming back for more. The festivities continue into July 5th in Ocean City with everyone’s favorite Pie Eating Contest!  Whether you love apple or cherry, join the contest at 10:30 a.m. on the Boardwalk between the Music Pier and Moorlyn Terrace.

The 4th of July is only four short weeks away and our vacation rentals are filling up fast! If you haven’t booked your South Jersey Shore vacation, now is the time to do it. Visit or give us a call at (888) 629-0020 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Fun & Free Activities | Jersey Shore

Don’t Miss these Fun & Free Activities

With all the expenses involved in planning a vacation, it’s great to know that there are lots of fun things to do once you get to the South Jersey Shore that don’t cost anything at all. In addition to miles of beautiful boardwalks, beach towns at the South Jersey Shore offer a variety of free activities ranging from exciting to educational. Several spots throughout the area that you definitely don’t want to miss are our marinas and nature exhibits that are great sources of recreation. Be sure to check out the State Natural Area (East Beach Ave and 14th Street) in North Brigantine Beach, a wildlife refuge with 2 miles of untouched beach that is home to hundreds of animals. Additionally, the wildlife refuge offers hiking trails, surf fishing and even allows off road driving with a permit! If you’re staying in Atlantic City, then spend an afternoon at Gardner’s Basin, which features shopping, dining, a recreational marina, the Atlantic City Aquarium and its education programs! Stuck with a hot or rainy day? The South Jersey Shore also has some fun free activities (or almost free) of the indoor variety, such as the Jill’s Arcade and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

Free Activities throughout the Summer

No matter what activities interest you and your family, The South Jersey Shore has you covered with fun and free activities that will get you out and about to enjoy the area and your time together.


Guided Nature Walks – Ocean City, NJ
Every Tuesday and Wednesday stop by the city’s best guided beach walks. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., beach guides share their unique knowledge of the ocean and all its inhabitants.

The Wildwood Farmers Market
From live music to balloon artists, this market offers free activities for the whole family.  Stop by Main Street every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. to see what’s new.


Shark Park Playground – Brigantine, NJ
Surrounded by the town’s baseball and soccer fields, Brigantine’s Shark Park is the perfect place for kids to run, swing, slide and climb out their energy!

Island Bowl – Wildwood, NJ
Does the weather have your family stuck inside? Register for New Jersey’s Kids Bowl Free Program and escape the rainy day blues!


Concert Under the Stars – Wildwood, NJ
Every Thursday and Saturday night trade your flip flops for dancing shoes.  Located at 2nd and Ocean Ave, The Lou Booth Amphitheater always offers an amazing treat!


Absecon Lighthouse – Atlantic City, NJ
Take your vacation to new heights at the country’s third tallest lighthouse. Whether you decide to take the walk to the top or check out the museum on the ground, the Absecon Lighthouse supplies breathtaking views from every angle!

All the fun, excitement, and relaxation of summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t booked your South Jersey Shore vacation, now is the time to do it. Browse our website to find your perfect vacation rental, or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 629-0020 today.

South Jersey Shore Events Heat Up!

Don’t Miss These South Jersey Shore Events!

Time to put away the snow boots and break out your flip-flops! Spring has returned to the South Jersey Shore, bringing with it some glorious, unseasonably warm weather with quite a few days in the 80s and 90s. There is a happy buzz around town as the beach, Boardwalk, and all your favorite hot spots come back to life. Just like the temperature, South Jersey Shore events are starting to heat up, as well. From car fests to craft shows, visitors will be able to enjoy all of their favorite events in addition to some exciting new ones.


  • 5/5 Spring Block Party, Ocean City, NJ – Enjoy a day of music, food, family activities, and over 350 craft vendors displaying their creations along Asbury Avenue (5th St. to 14th St.) in this vibrant close-knit community.
  • 5/11-14 Boardwalk Classic Car Show, Wildwood, NJ – Take a walk back in time as you stroll past classic cars and trucks on the Wildwood Boardwalk. Events for participants include a kick-off party, a host restaurant night, and prizes for the Top 40 winners.
  • 5/26 Unlocking of the Ocean, Ocean City, NJ – Welcome summer with the community as area business people jump into the ocean to signify the start of the season.
  • 5/26-29 Wildwoods International Kite Festival – Come see the skies of Wildwood dancing with color at North America’s largest kite festival. Highlights include kite workshops, family games, stunt kite competition, and an illuminated kite fly at 9:00 p.m.


  • 6/2 Ocean City Flower Show, Ocean City, NJ – This year’s theme of “Island Hopping” is sure to inspire creativity as hundreds of commercial and amateur participants display beautiful flower arrangements in the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • 6/3 Atlantic City Food Truck Festival, Atlantic City, NJ – Tempt your tastebuds at this culinary event and competition as food truck entrepreneurs amaze visitors with their inventive cuisine. Enjoy all-day music, celebrity cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and premium wine and beer.
  • 6/10 Wildwood Beer Fest, Wildwood, NJ – Sample over 100 ales, lagers, stouts, pilsners, and more at at this celebration of locally-brewed craft beer. Admission includes unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, live music, and access to special exhibits.
  • 6/16-17 Jeep Invasion, Wildwood, NJ – Experience Jeep culture at this family fun event that features vendors, live music, kids’ activities, off-road courses, a beer garden, and hundreds of Jeeps as they parade along the sand.
  • 6/24 Ocean City Antique Car Show, Ocean City, NJ – Come out for some high-octane fun as over 300 vintage vehicles cruise into town for this popular car show at the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds.


  • 7/4 July 4th Celebrations, Various NJ Towns – Ring in America’s birthday at the nation’s best beaches. Each town has its own unique traditions, so be sure to check local listings for a lineup of events. Ocean City will hold its popular bike parade in the morning at 10:00 a.m. and a kite flying competition at 7:00 p.m., followed by entertainment and fireworks. Wildwood will start the day with a 5K Run/Walk, Bike Parade and Patriotic Pooch Parade (all at 9:00 a.m.) and end it with a fireworks extravaganza at 10:00 p.m.
  • 7/8 Antiques & Collectibles Fair, Ocean City, NJ – Browse a vast variety of antiques and collectibles displayed by some of the best-known dealers in the area including jewelry, china, furniture, postcards, and more.
  • 7/22 Night in Venice, Ocean City, NJ – Join thousands of spectators at 6:00 PM along the bayfront as beautifully decorated boats cruise from the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave.  This year’s theme of “Rockin’ Through the Decades,” will highlight music, fashion, and culture through history.


  • 8/4-7 55th Annual Boardwalk Art Show, Ocean City, NJ – Browse beautiful handmade items such as jewelry, wooden crafts, candles, and home décor set up along the Boardwalk.
  • 8/10 108th Annual Baby Parade, Ocean City, NJ – Who can resist a parade of cuteness going by on the Boardwalk?  From strollers and wagons to trucks and trailers, spectators will enjoy floats of all shapes, sizes, and themes as they show off some of the area’s most adorable tots.
  • 8/12 Red Bull Global Rallycross, Atlantic City, NJ – Held on Bader Field with the Atlantic City skyline in the background, this high-speed racing series features speeds up to 100 miles per hour along a one-mile track with tight turns, a 70-foot dirt jump, and a Joke Lap short cut (which each driver can use once during the race).
  • 8/21-22 Beach Boys Concert, Ocean City, NJ – Join one of America’s most iconic musical groups – The Beach Boys – for some “good vibrations” at the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • 8/23 Atlantic City Air Show, Atlantic City, NJ – Don’t miss this arenaline-inducing weekend of aerial feats by military and civilian performers such as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, GEICO Skytypers, and more.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during these popular Ocean City events, so now is the best time to book! Browse or give us a call at (888) 629-0020 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Wildwood Classic Car Show May 11-14

Throwback to Wildwood’s Heyday

Calling all car enthusiasts! Come rev up your engines at one of Wildwood’s most popular spring events, the Wildwood Boardwalk Classic Car Show, which will be held May 11th-14th. Take a walk back in time as you stroll past classic cars and trucks of all styles and from all time periods, such as hot rods, street machines, customs, and everything in between. This classic car show harkens back to Wildwood’s heyday, when cruisers ruled the strip and Doo Wop music rang out from dance halls and juke boxes.

Classic Car Show Events & Activities

The highlight of the weekend, of course, is the cars! Cars will be displayed on the Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Participants will enjoy exclusive events throughout the weekend, including a kick-off party, a host restaurant night, and a night in the park. The “Boardwalk Top 40” winners will be displayed on Saturday at 5:00 PM in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, and then a final awards ceremony will be held on Sunday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM for the weekend’s winners. The “Best of Show” car will be determined by “Boardwalk Top 40” winners who will vote amongst themselves.

Where to Stay for the Weekend

If you’re looking for a fantastic “home away from home” during the Wildwood Boardwalk Classic Car Show, Vantage Resort Realty offers a variety of vacation rentals in Wildwood and the surrounding area for easy access to the event. Guests who are bringing their own classic cars will be glad to know that we also have a number of homes with off-street parking to park your “baby” on during the weekend.

    • Mali Kai 202, North Wildwood – 1-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Located less than a block from the Boardwalk, this newly-updated condo features flat-screen TVs, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a third-floor sun deck (shared) with views of the beach.
    • Golden Tiara 1, North Wildwood – 2-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Guests will love the comfort and beachy feel of this spacious condo and its convenient location just two blocks from the north end of the Boardwalk.  Property features include flat-screen TVs and a fully-equipped kitchen.

  • Royal Bay Condo 11, Avalon – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Enjoy beautiful sunsets, tasteful décor, and flat-screen TVs at this bayfront condo located four blocks from the beach and an easy, 20-minute drive from the town of Wildwood.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly, so now is the best time to book! Browse or give us a call at (888) 629-0020 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot. Visit the Wildwood Motor Events website for more details about this popular event weekend.

Vantage’s Top 10 Jersey Shore Attractions

We want you to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary by having the best summer yet! New Jersey beaches offer the best and most exciting attractions around, and we are giving you the Top 10 that are a must in our book.

Top 10 Attractions on South Jersey Shore

      1. Steel Pier, Atlantic City – Enjoy some fun at the Steel Pier where you will find the best extreme rides, an arcade and delicious food! The historic Steel Pier has been delighting beachgoers since it first opened to the public in 1898. Over the years, this iconic venue has provided fun and entertainment in many forms, such as the famous Diving Horse, concert classics like Frank Sinatra and the Beatles, exciting games and amusement rides, and interesting exhibits for visitors to tour.
      2. Lucy the Elephant, Margate – If you have never heard of Lucy the Elephant, then put it at the top of you to-do list when visiting the South Jersey Shore! Built in 1881, Lucy is a 6-story hollow structure that first served as a functioning real estate building, but later was used as a tavern, a residence – and most recently – a National Historic Landmark and a favorite spot for children throughout the decades. Visitors can take a tour up a winding staircase through Lucy’s legs and all the way up to the howdah on her back for a fantastic 360-degree view of the surrounding area. An outdoor eating area is available for visitors who’d like to bring a picnic lunch, as well as a gift shop for finding that perfect souvenir of this local landmark.
      3. Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine – The Marine Mammal Center has saved hundreds of marine life throughout New Jersey by responding to the strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles. Take the whole family to the center and learn more about marine species and how to help protect them. Cameras are set up over each tank so visitors can view the animals while touring the museum. There is also a 1,000-gallon outdoor tank that is stocked with unusual local fish each May for visitors to see.
      4. Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City – Enjoy an afternoon of fishing, boating, dolphin watch cruises, shopping and waterfront dining! Located along the Absecon Inlet in view of the ocean and skyline of casinos, historic Gardner’s Basin is known as a hub of nautical activity in Atlantic City. Visitors can fish off the dock area or charter a fishing boat that will take you out to sea. If you’d rather enjoy fish without having to catch them, take a tour of the Atlantic City Aquarium, which is home to hundreds of species. You can even help feed the stingrays! Explore the Crafters Village gift shops, and then grab a bite to eat at one of the on-site restaurants.
      5. Smithville Shops – Spend a day shopping until you drop. Historic Smithville offers a wide collection of shops that everyone will love, such as jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, antiques, old world style hand-crafts, gift shops, and so much more. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you stroll along cobblestone paths, over quaint bridges, and through lush gardens. Smithville also plays host to hundreds of events and festivals throughout the year, such as car shows, Renaissance faires, children’s festivals, live music, and holiday celebrations.
      6. Cape May Lighthouse – Nestled in the peaceful Cape May Point State Park, the historic Cape May Lighthouse is the 3rd documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey. This active lighthouse is 157 feet tall and has 199 steps in its cast iron spiral staircase, so be sure to wear your walking sneakers! You will be rewarded at the top with a spectacular panoramic view of the scenic Cape May peninsula. Visitors can also tour the Oil House on the lighthouse grounds, which contains a Visitors’ Orientation Center and Museum Shop with souvenirs, books, and maritime items.
      7. Cape May County Park and Zoo – This 200-acre natural park is sure to leave you with a smile. Explore the grounds and exhibits to see a collection of more than 550 animals representing 250 species, including a large population of creatures from the African savanna, a free-flight aviary area, numerous primates, and a reptile collection. In particular, the Cape May County Zoo is the proud home to a breeding pair of Snow Leopards who have welcomed cubs in recent years. The park and zoo also include a picnic area, walking and bike paths, fishing ponds, playgrounds and so much more! Admission is FREE (with donations welcome), and the park is open every day year-round, except for Christmas.
      8. Morey’s Pier, Wildwood – Since the 1950s, Morey’s Pier has been helping to put Wildwood on the map as the ultimate playground of the South Jersey Shore. Over the years, this family-owned business has evolved and expanded from classic slides, carousels, and roller coasters to a waterpark, bungee jumping, helicopter rides, and picnic pavilion. With over 100 attractions, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy
      9. Atlantic City Casinos – Since the 1970s, Atlantic City has built a reputation as the East Coast’s mecca for gambling and entertainment. Home to eleven casinos constructed along the Boardwalk and marina district, lucky visitors can spend a weekend hopping from one casino to the next! Whether you’re a high roller or just like to play the slots, come and let the Atlantic City casinos wine and dine you to make your experience exciting from start to finish. Be sure to check out some of the on-site restaurants located in the casinos, such as Fornelletto at the Borgatta and Il Mulina New York at Trump Taj Mahal.
      10. Ocean City Boardwalk – Get ready for some family fun! The historic Ocean City Boardwalk was first built in 1880 and is known for being one of the most family-friendly boardwalks in the nation. Home to hundreds of shops, restaurants, rides, and activities, this two and a half-mile long wooden boardwalk has all the makings of a classic beach experience. Wake up early to rent bikes or surreys from one of the nearby bike rental shops, and ride along the boardwalk as the sun rises up over the ocean. Close to the north end of the boardwalk you’ll find the famous Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, a family-owned amusement park with rides, rollercoasters, and games for the young and young at heart. Also popular with visitors is the OC Waterpark, Playland’s Castaway Cove, and the iconic Ocean City Music Pier – which dates back to 1928 and hosts hundreds of musicians, pageants, and entertainment throughout the year.

All the fun, excitements, and relaxation of summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t booked your vacation to the South Jersey Shore, now is the time to do it. Browse our website to find your perfect vacation rental, or give us a call at (888) 629-0020 today.