Stone Harbor is located along the Atlantic Ocean on the southern
tip on the state of New Jersey. Besides being a great place to vacation itself,
it is also centrally located and near other attractions that are sure
Ideas for Your Trip to
Stone Harbor, New Jersey
Some of these attractions I have seen and enjoyed, others I do not have first
hand experience with. Here is a sampling of what you can do if you do not want
to sit and look at the ocean all day.
- Atlantic City
About 30 minutes north of Stone Harbor and home to a boardwalk full of shops, sea gulls and of course casinos, Atlantic
City is a great place to spend the afternoon or the evening. You can
check out a show or try your luck on the slots. The casinos are also fun to see.
My favorite's the Wild West, where the ceiling is a blue sky that turns
into a wicked storm. In September (actually during the time when we were
in Stone Harbor), Atlantic City is host to the Miss America pageant.
Avalon is just north of Stone Harbor. I do not think that I have ever been there,
but it's so close that it would be worth the drive to explore and discover what
- Cape May
We love to go to Cape May to check out all the beautiful homes--some are historic
and others are brand new, but each is unique and great to look at. Cape May
also has a centralized tourist shopping area. A church located in this plaza holds
an annual raffle where you can win a brand new luxury car. If you visit Cape
May, make sure to pick up a ticket. I have not won yet, but I'm still hoping.
Located south of Stone Harbor, Wildwood has lots of hotels and a boardwalk also.
If you do not feel like riding to Atlantic City, or are not interested in the casinos,
Wildwood's great. The boardwalk also has some carnival rides and ice cream stands.
The Wetlands Institute
Called "The Natural Place to Have Fun!" the Wetlands Institute promotes the conservation
and preservation of coastal ecosystems by providing a fun and educational experience .
I have not been there, but the wetlands where the institute is located are great to look at
and I think a little bit of learning while on vacation is a good thing. In September, they
hold their annual Wings 'n Water Festival, which includes all sorts of wildlife art.
Cape May County Park and Zoo
Take some of your free time and explore these attractions for free. The Cape May Zoo is
home to lots of animals and worth an afternoon excursion. The Zoo is located in Cape May
County Park Central and you can also stroll around the park while there.
I was at the winery for a dinner and a tour of the winery. On the grounds, they also
have a hotel and golf course.
Dolphin Watching Trips
While at the Jersey shore, I have also taken a dolphin watching tour. In addition to getting
in enjoy the dolphins up closer (at least a lot closer than while sitting on the beach), you
have the opportunity to see various parts of the coast line and learn some more about the
area. A boat trip like this would be a good thing to do if you are going to the Jersey shore
for the first time.
For a bit more adventure, you can also check out some of the water sports offerings. I have
to admit that I have only tried parasailing (and that was only because my more adventuresome
cousins carried me along for the ride). It was scary and definitely fun!
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