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absecon2_2006 (1) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JERSEY SHORE

1. Which airport should I use to get to the Jersey Shore?
Three airports are within a one-hour drive of the Jersey Shore: Atlantic City International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.

From Atlantic City Airport it’s just a short taxi ride to Atlantic City or Ocean City. From Philadelphia Airport you can take a train to the city and then a train to Atlantic City or a bus to anywhere on the Jersey Shore. From Newark Airport it’s best to take a bus or a taxi to New York City or Newark and then a bus or train to the Jersey Shore.

Of course, car rentals are available at all three airports. By car, Atlantic City is about fifteen minutes from Atlantic City Airport; one hour from Philadelphia Airport and two hours from Newark Airport.

2. Which airlines fly non-stop to Atlantic City International Airport?
Spirit Airlines flies to Atlantic City from five airports in Florida plus Boston and Atlanta; Air Canada flies to Atlantic City from Toronto (seasonally); and Choice Aire has flights to Atlantic City from Miami and Nashville.

3. Are there any small airports near the beaches for private planes to fly into?
Yes, there are four small airports very close to the Jersey Shore beaches: Eagles Nest Airport, Ocean City Municipal Airport, Woodbine Airport and Cape May County Airport.

4. Which Jersey Shore towns have boardwalks?
Full-scale boardwalks are located in Asbury Park, Belmar, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Atlantic City, Ventnor, Ocean City, North Wildwood and Wildwood. Smaller “promenades” are found in Sea Isle City and Cape May.

5. Which Jersey Shore towns have no beach fee?
The following Jersey beaches have no beach fee: Highlands, Atlantic City, Strathmere, North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. Beach tags are not needed after 4pm or for children under 12 years old. All beaches are free from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

6. Are there any Jersey Shore beaches where dogs are welcome? Yes, there are several dog beaches all along the coast of New Jersey. Here’s a list covering the entire Jersey Shore:

Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook – Plum Island and Horseshoe Cove

Asbury Park – 8th Avenue

Point Pleasant – except in the summer

Island Beach State Park – except in the summer

Brigantine – at the north end of Brigantine

Ocean City/Longport – on the causeway between Ocean City and Longport

Stone Harbor – any beach from 7pm until sunset

Wildwood – Poplar Avenue

Please check local rules and regulations. Some dog beaches may require leashes, restrict hours and have other restrictions.

7. Where is the best shopping at the Jersey Shore?
There are three major shopping malls at the Jersey Shore: Hamilton Mall (Atlantic County), Monmouth Mall (Monmouth County) and Ocean County Mall. Atlantic City also has quality shopping at Tanger Outlets and at The Playground shops at Caesars.

8. Is there anything to do in Atlantic City besides gambling?
Atlantic City offers many things to do besides gambling. There are several museums, such as the Atlantic City Historical Museum and the Atlantic City Art Museum as well as attractions like the Atlantic City Aquarium and the Absecon Lighthouse. Of course you can shop ’till you drop at the outlet stores at Tanger Outlets or the more expensive stores at The Playground shops at Caesars. For family fun, try the amusement rides at Steel Pier. Of course, the beach and the ocean provide an endless array of fun things to do like surfing, parasailing, kayaking, jet skiing and fishing.

9. Where can personal watercraft be rented?
Personal watercraft, such as Jet Skis and Waverunners can be rented in back bays all along the Jersey Shore from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Some of the best spots are in the inlet between Atlantic City and Brigantine, the back bay in Wildwood and the inlet between Cape May and Wildwood Crest.

10. Are there a good non-casino restaurants in Atlantic City?
Absolutely! Restaurants like Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern, Doc’s Oyster House, the Knife & Fork, Angeloni’s II and Chef Vola were top-notch establishments in Atlantic City long before casino gambling arrived in 1978. Cafe 2825 and Girasole are also great non-casino restaurants. For casual dining, try the Baltimore Grill near the Tropicana, the Irish Pub just off the Boardwalk on St. James Place or the famous White House Sub Shop near Caesars.