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Trip List by ksnavalon

Avalon & Stone Harbor New Jersey....Just Bring Your Family!

18 May 2006  Mother of 2 boys, Native of Stone Harbor....Coastal Southern NJ Rocks!
4.0 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

This seven mile barrier island is located on the New Jersey Cape. Just minutes off of Exit #10 on the Garden State parkway! Absolutely beautiful beaches...large homes...a true family town. Spend your day on the beach...and your evening strolling around our quaint shops on 96th street. Rent a jet ski or wave runner from Island Water Sports...take a fishing charter for a few hours..bring your bikes (or rent them) and tool around the island ..visit the Wetlands Institute and learn more about our beach environment and species!

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Day Trip#1 Historic Cape May
    http://www.capemay.com/

    Just 10 miles south of our beautiful island, you can visit the lovely victorian town of Cape May. Take a tour of the beautiful streets lined in well kept victorian homes and B&B's...shop the quaint Washington Street Mall which consists of tiny shops lined on a cobblestone street...Cape May has tons of fine dining establishments so enjoy some food and drink....take a whale & dolphin charter and head to the high seas or see the town in a horse drawn carriage! Don't forget to climb to the top of the Historic Cape May Lighthouse!

  • 2. Day Trip #2 The Wildwood Boardwalk
    http://www.wildwoodsnj.com/

    Wildwood isn't for everyone....but if you have kids, this IS a place to visit! Stretch your legs and take a stroll on the historic Wildwood Boardwalk. It is KID heaven! The boardwalk is a great place to visit in the evening...has that Mardi Gras feel every night as the lights flash and bells ring! There are several piers with exciting rides for all ages! Three amazing water parks that are fun for all...arcades, miniature golf, go carts...the list goes on and on!

  • 3. Day Trip #3 Atlantic City
    http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/

    Just a 30 minute drive north to reach another AMAZING destination! ATLANTIC CITY.....ALWAYS TURNED ON! Try your luck with some Texas Holdem at one of our poker rooms (Tropicana, Taj Mahal, Caesars, Borgata)...buy tickets to a big headliner concert or show....dine in our finest big name restaurants....shop in the casinos, shop on the boardwalk...or shop at our outdoor outlet mall called "The Walk"!!!!! So much to do....so little time.....this is a MUST if you are visiting our state!

  • 4. Day Trip #4 Historic Cold Spring Village
    http://www.hcsv.org/

    This Nineteenth Century, open-air living history museum features twenty five restored historic buildings on a wooded twenty two acre site, and provides costumed interpreters, exhibits, collections, programs, and craft demonstrations representing everyday life as it occurred in a small South Jersey farm village during the "Age of Homespun."

  • 5. Day Trip #5 Cape May County Park & Zoo
    http://www.capemaycountygov.net/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=5&TPID=27...

    Here's a wonderful place to visit----AND IT IS FREE! That's right...NO ADMISSION! Just 5 minutes away from Avalon/Stone Harbor located on the mainland in Cape May County, you MUST visit the Cape May County Zoo. Have a wild time as you explore nearly 80 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits. With almost 200 different species of mammals, birds, anphibians and reptiles totalling nearly 550 animals, you are sure to see something new! Open every day....rain or shine! Bring a picnic lunch and dine in the park...or eat at the zoo outdoor cafe!

  • 6. Day Trip #6 Cape May-Lewes Ferry
    http://www.capemaylewesferry.com/

    Here's a great family excursion! Take a ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry! Located just 10 miles south of Avalon/Stone Harbor...you can embark on this 17 mile (80 min) voyage across the Delaware Bay! Take your car...or park for free and ride as a foot passenger! Grab a cocktail and some snacks for the kids and enjoy the ride!