Southern Shore (Atlantic City)

The Southern Shore Region is like a playground for family vacations.  It features some of the most beautiful resort towns in New Jersey.  You will find the Wildwood with its Doo Wop Charm, Ocean City, Atlantic City, and the beautiful Victorian town of Cape May.   There are beaches to play on, lighthouses to climb, some of the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Northeast, and many kid-friendly attractions. Summer is the best time of year to come and explore the area. 


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Top Activities for Kids

In Southern Shore (Atlantic City)
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
1441 Boardwalk, (at New York Ave), Atlantic City, New Jersey

Mack & Mancos
8th, 9th, and 12th St, Ocean City, New Jersey 08266

Ocean Oasis Waterpark & Beach Club
25th Ave & Boardwalk, located on Surfside Pier, Wildwood, New Jersey

Morey's Piers
3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, New Jersey

Patcong Valley Model Railroad
Rt 40, Richland, New Jersey

Top Hotels for Kids

In Southern Shore (Atlantic City)
Butterfly Breeze Bed & Breakfast
637 Wesley Ave, Ocean City, New Jersey

Marquis De Lafayette
501 Beach Avenue , Cape May, New Jersey

Biscayne Suites
820 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, New Jersey

Watson's Regency Suites
901 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, New Jersey

Esplanade Suites
230 E Taylor Ave, Wildwood, New Jersey

Top Restaurants for Kids

In Southern Shore (Atlantic City)
Key West Cafe
4701 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, New Jersey

DeNunzio's Brick Oven Pizza and Grill
3500 Boardwalk, Sea Isle City, New Jersey 08243

Nero's Tuscan Steakhouse
2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Taproom @ Atlantic City Country Club
One Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, New Jersey 08225-0236

7805 Ventnor Ave, Margate City, New Jersey 08402

Top Lists for Southern Shore (Atlantic City)

1. Dark Star Pirate Cruises

Take on your pirate identity and climb aboard the ship. Scout for treasure, enjoy some grog, and fight off attacking ships.

2. Jersey Shore Pirates

Ahoy mateys! Become a pirate for a day aboard the Jersey Shore Pirates.

3. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Choose your favorite knight and route him on as he jousts his opponent. Kids will enjoy dining with their hands on the medieval feast.

1. Victorian Motel

Great location overlooking Washington Street Mall. Basic motel rooms start at $50 going to efficiency suites up to $225.

2. Camelot Motel

Steps from the beach. Basic motel rooms start at $50, efficiency suites and apartments available at a high rate of $265.

3. Cape May Point State Park

DAY ONE: Start your week off in Cape May by exploring the park.

1. Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

birdwatching, photography, multiple trails

2. The Nature Center of Cape may

Children's Nature Classes, Family Programs, Tours, Exhibits, Wildlife Habitats

3. Cape May Bird Observatory

Weekly bird walks, boat tours, educational programs

1. Absecon Lighthouse

2. IMAX Theatre at Tropicana

3. Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum

1. Absecon Lighthouse

This is New Jersey's tallest lighthouse and offers views of Atlantic City

2. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

3. Cape May Lighthouse

1. Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor Waterpark

Free standing water park open to the public. Overnight packages available with local hotels. Conveniently located to great restaurants and shopping.

2. CoCo Key Water Resort

Overnight packages available with adjoining hotel.

3. Montego Bay Resort

Make your winter getaway!

1. Island Beach State Park

Mon-Friday $6 per vehicle to enter, weekends and holidays $10. Enjoy guarded beaches, bathhouses, concessions, nature programs and more.

2. Sunset Beach

This may not be the best bathing beach but it is the perfect place to discover Cape May diamonds and watch the sunset.

3. Belmar Beach

Daily beach badge $7, age 14 and under and active military are free. Restrooms can be found every few blacks. Playgrounds can be found on the beach every f...