This guide, a goldmine for residents and visitors alike, tells you all about the best amusement parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, beaches, boardwalks, parks, forests, and much more - plus sections on restaurants, hotels and shopping. We highlight the “best bets” – places where you might like to go and spend a lazy day, or an afternoon away from home, along with listings for restaurants and accommodations. All of the hotels and restaurants are listed here. Is there anyone who hasn’t been to, or at least heard of, the Jersey Shore? Famous as the birthplace of the boardwalk, cherished as a relaxing getaway for young and old alike, and celebrated for its beautiful beaches, salt-tinged ocean breezes, and gorgeous vistas, the Jersey Shore is a place where memories are made and dreams are born (and sometimes even come true). Since it is such a vacationer’s paradise, the Atlantic coast has the most to do. We start with the northernmost Shore county, Monmouth, and work straight down the coast to Cape May. Although these counties revolve around the ocean and summertime, look closer; they have a lot more to offer than just the beach and boardwalk. Sure, the beaches are 127 miles of pure enjoyment, but there are flea markets, historic sites, and some unusual attractions, such as a zoo for sick and injured animals. So if you don’t swim, dislike seagulls, and have a natural aversion to sand, fear not. You just have to look around, and you’ll discover choices galore at the Jersey Shore.