Visit Seaside Heights' Boardwalk in New Jersey
>> Seaside Heights, famed for its boardwalk, amusement park, and the MTV program, Jersey Shore, is well within day trip distance from New York City.
Of all the Jersey Shore cities I've visited over the past ten years, Seaside Heights is the most accessible for families and friends looking for out-of-the-ordinary shore experiences. Yes, the rides or rentals will cost a bundle, but at least they are available!
Unlike the amusement park in Atlantic City, it does not compete with casinos for attention, and unlike the amusement park in Wildwood (just north of Cape May, New Jersey), it is not so extensive that it's overwhelming. Best, Seaside Heights is far closer to the New York area than either of those places.
Seaside Heights' features are grouped within a mile, and there are a load of features. They are so close together, in fact, that you won't get blisters from your ill-fitting sandals when you try to take advantage of them all. Here are a few:
- Two huge amusement parks
- Games of skill along the boardwalk
- Plenty of places to eat, drink (and drink some more)
- Great sand beaches
- Surfing and related water sports
- Waterpark (just outside of the beach area)
Should you decide to canvas the area by kick scooter, like we did, you'll find that the boardwalk is in excellent condition and is level throughout the entire five mile round trip. While most of the entertainment areas are found within the distance of one mile (two miles round trip), sightseeing along the entire shore area on a bright, blue day (spring, summer, or fall) is a thrill in and of itself.
For more detailed information, see our article on www.LetsKickScoot - Visiting Seaside Heights, NJ, on Kick Scooters.
Jersey Shore's Official Tourism Information Web Site: Consult detailed information provided by the Seaside Heights Business Improvement District.
Parking Information: Plan on taking advantage of Seaside Heights' parking lots because it is unlikely you'll find free parking on the streets during the season.
Lodging: Seaside Heights is located on New Jersey's Long Island. Feel free to look for lodging anywhere near this area, from Asbury Park in the north, to Atlantic City in the south. If you are unfamiliar with the area and plan on sightseeing, make a point of visiting other Jersey Shore cities, including Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Neptune City, and Spring Lake, as well as Atlantic City and surrounding areas.
Jersey Shore's Shore Store: Check out where the cast of Jersey Shore spends some of its time. If this summer series is still running when you read this article, you might even be able to meet the cast!
MTV's Jersey Shore, Season 4: Check MTV's website for various seasons of Jersey Shore for an unrealistic real look at a frolicking (among many things) group of friends.
Kohr's Frozen Custard: Stop by a Kohr's stand to taste its highly flavorful, nicely swirled, frozen custard. Kohr's has locations along the Jersey Shore, as well as in other coastal states.
Barooo Surf Shop: Rent bikes, skateboards, bodyboards, and kayaks, as well as register for their Surf Camp to take group surfing lessons. What a great way to enjoy your visit.
Fun Town Pier: This is the amusement park near the southern area of Seaside Height's boardwalk.
Casino Pier: This is the amusement park near the northern area of Seaside Height's boardwalk.
Morey's Piers & Beachfront Waterparks: If you love shore amusement parks, and want to experience all that New Jersey has to offer, check out Morey's Piers at Wildwood, NJ, just outside of New Jersey's famous Cape May (an hour and a half away). Spectacular!
Questions? Just ask!
Article and photographs by Karen Little. Full article first published on www.LetsKickScoot.com on 9/3/2011 and referenced on www.Littleviews.com. All rights reserved.