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Experience the Wildwoods

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hill or Thrill! Lazy or Crazy! Mild or Wild! In the Wildwoods, you can do as much, or as little, as you like. There’s 5 miles of free whitesand beaches and 38 blocks of boardwalk fun with more than 100 amusement rides and attractions, three beachfront waterparks, shopping, carnival games and arcades, plus great dining and nightlife. Everything you could ever want in a family vacation is right here in the Wildwoods. The Wildwoods’ beaches stretch for 5 miles across the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, and the Wildwoods’ sparkling, clean beaches are unlike most seashore resorts in that they are spaciously wide and free. They are the perfect spot for swimming, soaking up the sun and relaxing on a hot summer day. For those looking for some adventure, the Wildwoods’ beaches also serve as an ideal l ocation for surfing, boogie boarding, power boating, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking and paddle-boarding. Overlooking the pristine beaches of the Wildwoods is the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk, offering a unique experience for anyone vacationing

in New Jersey. Famous for being one of the liveliest stretches of fun and excitement on the East Coast, the Wildwoods Boardwalk offers a pure sensory overload of sights, sounds and smells to visitors, with spectacular amusement piers featuring world-class roller coasters, wet and wild waterparks, carnivalstyle midway games, flashing arcades and a myriad retail shops and eateries (more than the Mall of America). The Wildwoods Boardwalk is listed as one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top 10 American Boardwalks” and also was named one of Time.com’s “50 Authentic American Experiences.” In addition to its beautiful beaches and one-of-akind Boardwalk, the Wildwoods also offer more than 160 events and festivals throughout the year — and most of them are free. Enjoy a fun-filled festival or event almost every weekend throughout the spring, summer and fall. Whatever you are looking for in a vacation experience you will find it here in the Wildwoods. With free events, free beaches, free fireworks and free live music throughout the summer; the Wildwoods are the best value at the Jersey Shore.

Chill or thrill? Lazy or crazy? Mild or wild? In the Wildwoods, you can do as much, or as little, as you like. From FREE beaches and the boardwalk to restaurants, rides and shops, everything you want in a family vacation is right here. Your Wildwoods vacation, as wild as you want it to be. Enter to win a FREE Wildwoods family vacation at WildwoodsNJ.com/contest WildwoodsNJ.com l 800.992.9732

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World-class attractions, close to home:

Come discover Cape May County

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ind out why people from all over the world come to Cape May County, N.J. It’s a place where you can bask on sun-drenched beaches, add to your birding life list, sip a glass of awardwinning wine and travel to an Historic Landmark City, all in one destination. No vacationer l eaves without getting some sand in his or her shoes. Nestled at the southern tip of New Jersey, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay, the resorts of Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, The Wildwoods and Cape May offer more than 30 miles of pristine beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean, luring millions of vacationers to the county’s beautiful, sandy beaches and sparkling water. The sun, sand and sea breezes that have long attracted visitors to our shores during the summer also play a part in enhancing the region’s thriving fishing and agriculture industries. From the whaling days of the late 1600s to the state-of-the-art commercial fishing ports of today, the area is well-known for its fresh seafood. Farming has been a way of life for more than 300 years,

and many restaurants offer farm-to-table cuisine as part of the menu. The area’s enriched sandy soil, long sunny days and ocean and bay breezes help to cultivate the region’s wine industry. From vine to wine, Cape May County has earned bragging rights, winning awards and being touted as a premier wine producer — often compared to those of France’s Bordeaux region. Cape May County wineries offer something unique at every vineyard, including winetasting rooms, events, tours and more. It’s a destination where families can enjoy a visit to a world-class zoo in the morning and reel from the fun of exciting rides on miles of boarded walkways in the evening. A family can spend the day exploring the Boardwalks of Ocean City and the Wildwoods, where fun food choices, unique shops, state-of-theart rides and world-class waterparks exist together in one place. It’s all here. Cape May County, N.J. is located a tank of gas away from many East Coast cities and a million miles away from life’s worries. For more information, call (800) 227-2297 or www.fallforthejerseycape.com.

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A getaway that’s not far away:

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Monmouth County has it all

eautiful Monmouth County has long been known as the gateway to the Jersey Shore. With 27 miles of oceanfront and 26 miles of bayfront beaches, Monmouth County is truly the place you want to be. From Revolutionary history sites, nationally recognized parks and golf courses, dining experiences for all tastes and plenty of places to spend the night, there’s something for fun-seekers of all ages: Stroll our rebuilt boardwalks, visit working lighthouses and take in the sights around our delightful downtowns. We have world-class shopping at various malls and the famous Jersey Shore Outlets. Grab a bite to eat at any of our delicious restaurants located throughout the county, ranging from fresh seafood and cheesy pizza to juicy burgers and mouthwatering fries … and don’t forget dessert. Grab a scoop at one of our famous ice cream shops, some of which are known for their cotton candy-topped milkshakes. Take in a horse race, cast a line in the sea, and delight in a theater trip or a concert. Be sure to visit one of our local wineries or breweries for a

truly unique experience. Our regular visitors know first-hand how wonderful our annual events are. Experience flea markets, farmers markets, seafood festivals, music festivals, country fairs, movies on the beach and more. See all our events at tourism.visitmonmouth. com/eventcalendar.aspx?id=111. One of the best parts is that it’s easy to get here: We are just a short drive away from New York City and Pennsylvania, and we’re also accessible by bus, train and ferry. The bottom line is: Monmouth County has it all! To plan your perfect getaway, go to visitmonmouth.com/tourism or call (800) 523-2587 for more information. Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

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It’s a Grand day at the beach in Cape May

The Grand Hotel of Cape May

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he Grand Hotel, Oceanfront in historic Victorian Cape May, is the perfect choice for your next seaside getaway or family vacation. The hotel is located at the southernmost point of New Jersey approximately two-anda-half hours from the heart of New York City. Friends will tell you it’s an easy drive down the Garden State Parkway to Exit Zero, where the beach and fun begin! We offer a variety of lodging accommodations including double, queen and king-size bedding, some with efficiency units included. There are several different suite options available, perfect for the whole family. Ask about our newly renovated Two-Story Townhouse Suites. Our resort amenities include an Olympic-size heated outdoor and heated indoor pools and large Jacuzzi, bicycle rentals on-site, professional fitness facility, family fun game room and more. Try Hemingway’s, a steak and seafood restaurant

during your stay and enjoy our hearty breakfast buffet, unique lunch specials and affordable family dining with dancing on the weekends throughout the year. The Grand Hotel features attractive yearround theme escape packages including Grand Rhapsody Couple’s Escapes, Girlfriends Getaways, holiday specials and mid-week and other weekend promotions. We are a few steps from the beach and minutes from local boutique shops, quaint streets to tour and casual eateries in which to feast. Visit us at either GrandCapeMay.com or on our Facebook page: The Grand Hotel of Cape May for daily specials and future promotions. We are located on the Oceanfront at 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204. For more information or reservations, call (609) 884-5611.

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