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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Other Great Outdoors
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“Must do while at Point Pleasant Beach! Walk around, get some ice cream, funnel cake, play games, people watch, etc. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“Hike around the lighthouse on pavement along the water, climb to the top and enjoy the view!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Premise
“NJ's creme de la creme beach. There is much to explore here. Undomesticated beaches, biking (your own), trails, plenty of botany, driving on the beach at its distal end (given you have the proper permit/vehicle), kayaking (your own) in the Sedge Islands, and more. Lots of nature, ecology, and wildlife (falcons, foxes, etc.). I've seen dolphins and stingrays coasting through on the shore while I basked in the sun. If you love the feel of fine, pristine sands below your feet, none of that crunchy sand on the tourist beaches in NJ, this is the place for you. It can get packed on the distal end with many vehicles lined up on the beach on summer weekends. Low to mid activity on weekdays. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Office
“Safari Off Road Adventure is a safari attraction currently operating at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey. It replaced Six Flags Wild Safari. 28 miles away”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Acme Supermarket in Ortley Beach is a short car ride has served the needs of Island residents and visitors for many years!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Great for all ages. rides, waterparks, shops and restaurants. Plan a full day here”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“A lively place with Food and entertainment. Check out their website for schedules. Monday nights are usually oldies band. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Fun for the little ones! Learn about local sea life and spend an hour out of the hot sun. Check with their summer schedules for feeding times of the seals and dolphins!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Seaside Heights has one of the most famous boardwalks in the state! Casino Pier offers families a multitude of rides, games, and more family fun. Hot day outside? No problem- visit Breakwater Beach Water Park to cool off! Lazy River Rentals offers ride ticket packages and water park tickets at our check-in office located at 708C Bay Boulevard. We also have a number of properties located seconds to the famous boardwalk and waterpark!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“LBI, as Long Beach Island is known in the local lingo, is a beach lover’s paradise. Even at the widest point of this 18-mile-long island strewn with small shore towns and long stretches of white sand, you’re never more than half a mile from the other side.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a very popular family spot on the island. It was featured on the show Man vs. Food. There is something for everyone here. There are classic items and ones that are completely original and unique. Make sure you try the wings! There are 16 sauces for you to choose from both Original Breaded, or Naked. The Chicken or the Egg has become know locally and Nationally for these wings. Also, the entire menu is available 24 hours a day (in season).”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Traditional Irish pub at the Shore. A local favorite with an expansive menu and iconic thin crust bar pies! A great family night out!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“There is a longstanding restaurant in the front with excellent views, especially at sunset. I go there for the patio bar in the back. You will find boater's pulled up to enjoy the view and the music with a cocktail. They have some decent food options for a snack. They are pricey for what they are but do the trick. After all, you're there for the view.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“ Classic tourist trap. Still a good time. Get a fresh squeeze. Bring your wallet but don’t loose it in the sand— beach bar. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fun downstairs/boardwalk quick eats, upstairs is the restaurant. Berry Margarita’s”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sushi & Oyster Bar. Very busy in the summer. Call ahead for reservations or take a chance for open seating at the Oyster Bar. BYOB.”
  • 17 locals recommend