Things to Do In New Jersey Besides Cape May

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New Jersey, or the Garden State, is a great place to visit with family or friends and make lifelong memories. With beautiful beaches, historical attractions, casinos, nightlife, and more, there will be something in NJ for everyone in your group. Ocean Club Hotel offers luxury accommodations, dining, and experiences in Cape May, and knows about things to do throughout NJ. Here, we share some insight on unique outings you can do outside of Cape May on your next trip to the Garden State.

Try Your Luck in Atlantic City

If your group enjoys nightlife, gambling, and sunshine, Atlantic City may be just the place to head to next. Named as the seaside gaming and resort capital of the East Coast, Atlantic City is one of the most popular tourist stops in the U.S. During the day you can visit the expansive boardwalk that’s the oldest in the country and get some saltwater taffy. When the sun sets, explore the numerous casinos and try to win some money on the slot machines. Once you’ve tried your luck, refuel at one of the area’s exclusive restaurants, known for their renowned chefs.

Explore the Delaware Water Gap

For outdoorsy groups, a trip to the Delaware Water Gap will offer plenty of activity and opportunities to explore nature. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a region surrounding the Delaware River on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania border with nearly 70,000 acres of scenery. This area features waterfalls, grassy beaches, mountains, and more attractions to discover. Whether your family enjoys hiking, camping, swimming, or canoeing, you can participate in them all at the Delaware Water Gap. This trip is about three to four hours from Cape May, so be sure to pack snacks and get gas before leaving. 

Visit Seaside Heights

If your family or friends love Cape May and want to visit another charming beach town, head to Seaside Heights, a small town north of Long Beach Island. Seaside Heights is suitable for kids with its fun-filled boardwalk and arcades, beach, ice cream shops, and more. Fans of MTV’s Jersey Shore might enjoy knowing that Seaside Heights is where the popular show was filmed, and you can even take a tour of the house where the cast stayed.

Hit the Ocean City Boardwalk

If you’re looking for the most family-friendly spot in NJ, Ocean City is the place to go. Known as America’s greatest family resort, Ocean City is packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy. With eight miles of beautiful beaches, three miles of fun-filled boardwalk, and plenty of active outdoor options, Ocean City is a great place to visit for nature lovers and fitness aficionados alike. If you’re planning to visit, keep in mind that Ocean City is a dry town where alcohol can’t be purchased or sold.

Enjoy Local Foods During a Food Tour

Wherever you’re in NJ, you need to experience the local cuisine of the Garden State. The New Jersey Food Tour Trail is a partnership of food tours throughout NJ that helps tourists eat their way through the state’s most popular foods. Make the most of your visit with your significant other or friends and enjoy many different foods that New Jerseyans love.

Book Your Stay Now

Are you planning your next trip to NJ now? Whether you’re still partial to Cape May or you’re ready to explore other things to do in NJ, get started on your preparations. Ocean Club Hotel is the place to stay if you’re visiting Cape May, with ocean views, luxurious rooms, and deluxe amenities. Book your room today or see a virtual tour of the hotel before booking.