Looking for something new to do this summer while at the shore?

New Jersey beach vacations are full of fun things to do: riding bikes on the boardwalk, winning prizes in the arcade, grabbing some pizza, and chasing after the ice cream cooler on the beach. I've done it, you've done it, everyone who visits the beach has done it.

For your Summer 2018 trip to the beach, lets add 5 new things to do while you're here.


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    Grab the Brass Rings on the Ocean City Carousel

    Since 1926, Ocean City's boardwalk has been home to the carousel on Gillian's Wonderland Pier. Only 11 carousels in the country still operate with the "brass rings" and we're lucky to have one right here! Be the lucky person who grabs the brass ring as you pass by, and enjoy a free ride! No matter how old, its never cheesy to ride a carousel

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    Visit the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May

    Turned into a museum to save it from demolition, this 18 room "house" is something you should stop by when visiting Cape May this summer. You'll walk through the rooms of an Estate from the show Haunted Towns on Destination America TV Network. Will you take the risk of running into the ghosts of Emlen Physick and his family?

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    See a lighthouse other than the one in Cape May

    New Jersey has 8 lighthouses near the beach other than the well-known Cape May Lighthouse. We have lighthouses that are all worth taking the trip to. Their locations are:

    Barnegat: 208 Broadway & Long Beach Blvd., Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
    Sandy Hook: 85 Mercer Rd., Highlands, NJ 07732
    East Point:10 Lighthouse & E. Point Rds., Heislerville, NJ 08324
    Sea Girt: 9 Ocean Ave., Sea Girt, NJ 08750
    Twin Lights: 52 Shrewsbury Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732
    Tucker's Island: 120 W Main St., Tuckerton, NJ 08087
    Absecon: 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Hereford:111 N. Central Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

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    Hang out at Gardner's Basin in Atlantic City

    Located on New Hampshire Ave and the Bay, you're not going to want to miss this one! Home to the Atlantic City Aquarium, many restaurants, and Crafters' Village, this is an all day location. Tickets for the aquarium are between $6.00 and $10.00 depending on the ages, and hours are 10am-5pm. You can't beat the price and the location is beautiful!

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    See The Greek Temple Monument: World War I Memorial

    This monument is located in Odonnell Park at the corner of Albany Ave. and Ventnor Ave. in Atlantic City. With amazing architecture, your Instagram photos will be top of the line, and your gratitude for those who fought will be greater upon leaving.

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