3 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

3 days in Jersey Shore Itinerary

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Ocean Grove
— 1 day
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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Ocean Grove

— 1 day
Ocean Grove is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Historical Society of Ocean Grove, then take a leisurely stroll along Belmar Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Grove Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ocean Grove tour builder site.

Philadelphia to Ocean Grove is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Ocean Grove are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire all the interesting features of The Wetlands Institute, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Bay Springs Farm Alpacas, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May Point State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape May trip builder.

You can drive from Ocean Grove to Cape May in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Jersey Shore travel guide

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Casinos · Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks
For All Seasons
The crown jewel of the state of New Jersey, the Jersey Shore is famous for its many boardwalks and amusement parks offering hundreds of rides and attractions. For many New Jersey natives, going "down the shore" is a weekly habit, though this 200 km (120 mi) stretch of coastline attracts more than just locals. The region is a growing favorite with foreign visitors on vacation, drawn by its rich assortment of places to visit, including beaches, shops, and restaurants. The shore's many oceanfront communities, each with a different character and flavor, range from vibrant resorts entirely dedicated to gambling and clubbing, to small towns known primarily for quieter, family-oriented activities.