Vacations can be expensive and traveling can often be a hassle. But for us locals, we live in an area where people travel miles and spend lots of money just to visit. So why not enjoy it ourselves during a staycation?

South Jersey is home to some of the nicest beaches in the world with plenty of activities, events, and fun for the entire family. We break down the best South Jersey beaches and activities for you to do while on your staycation.

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    ATLANTIC CITY

    Atlantic City has made quite a comeback in recent years. Atlantic City opened two new casinos/hotels - the Hard Rock Hotel and Ocean Resort. Enjoy outlet shopping at The Walk and many other restaurants, beach bars and night life. The world famous boardwalk has something for the entire family. 

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    OCEAN CITY

    It might be a dry town, but Ocean City, New Jersey is still a great family resort. In fact, that is what many families enjoy about Ocean City.  There's plenty of things to do here including mini golf, amusements, and aquatic activities. Do yourself a favor and check out a few of its iconic eateries like Manco and Manco or Johnson's Popcorn. Enjoy the fabulous rides and activities on the family-friendly boardwalk and soak of the sun on the miles of beautiful beaches. 

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    SEA ISLE CITY

    The perfect blend of kid friendly fun and adult nightlife, Sea Isle City is the cream of the crop in terms of places to go for people of all ages. Take your children to the promenade or to play mini golf. Spend the night out with friends at Shenanigans or Ocean Drive. There are no limits for what you can do in Sea Isle City.

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    AVALON/STONE HARBOR

    It doesn’t get as crowded as the other beaches and is more on the quiet side so what more could you ask for? These places also have some good bars to check out like the Windrift. If your kids are restless, take them to the small boardwalk or downtown for luxury shopping. The beach is peaceful and relaxing.

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    CAPE MAY

    Fishing is said to be top notch off the coast of Cape May. If you aren’t into fishing though, you won’t be left out of the fun. Cape May has a variety of shops and restaurants to satisfy your family. Searching for some nightlife bars? A local favorite for many is the C-View Inn. And if that’s not enough, stop by one of their several ice cream parlors for a late night treat. 

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