David M Zimmer Staff Writer, @dzimmernews Published 2:30 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial summer opening of the Jersey Shore. The trip from North Jersey down the Garden State Parkway is a rite of passage for toddlers on family vacation, teenagers on prom weekend, and seniors on group tours. On "The Parkway," exit numbers mean more than town names. Destination digits are often posted on SUV windows alongside visual descriptions of shore-bound families in proclamations of Jersey Pride. Often, Jersey Shore towns were created specifically as bastions for bathing tourists. As a result, their founders preferred to play it safe in the name game. There obvious references to bay, capes, seas, beaches, and fancy boats – yeah, you, Brigantine. Still, there are a few standout town names on the way to Exit 0 — Cape May if you don't know — that could use an explanation. The story continues below the gallery. … [Read more...] about What’s the meaning behind your favorite Jersey Shore town name?
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Asbury Park Press Published 9:30 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 The following is our list of Shore dining destinations. We recommend you call ahead to confirm hours of operation or to see if reservations are needed; check for updates online at www.app.com/summer guide. For restaurants with wheelchair access, we’ve included the (H) designation. Credit card codes are V-Visa, MC-MasterCard, AE-American Express and D-Discover. ABERDEEN The Court Jester 1077-A Route 34, Aberdeen Towne Square. 732-566-6674. American. AE, D, MC, V. (H); www.jestersweb.net Mahzu 1077 Route 34. 732-583-8985. Japanese/sushi. AE, D, MC, V. (H); www.mahzurestaurants.com More: Feels like summer: 10 restaurants for outdoor dining The Original Luigi’s Famous Pizza 1208 Route 34, Suite 3. 732-290-3030. Italian. AE, D, MC, V. (H); www. aberdeenluigis.com www.luigisfamouspizza.net ALLENHURST Mister C’s Beach Bistro Ocean and Allen avenues. 732-531-3665. American. AE, D, MC, V. (H); … [Read more...] about Jersey Shore restaurants: Where to eat this summer
Karyn D. Collins Correspondent Published 9:33 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 The true essence of a Jersey Shore getaway can be found in the bed-and-breakfasts of the Jersey Shore. Here, you’ll find carefully restored and decorated Victorian homes stretching from Highlands to Beach Haven. Even though these homes pay attention to period details including antique furniture, there’s still plenty of modern-day features in most of these B&B’s including Jacuzzi’s, flat screen televisions and WiFi. Still, the main focus is relaxation, and these bed-and-breakfasts are set up to aid you in that quest, offering full breakfasts along with other niceties such as access to bicycles and beach passes. Here are some of the many bed-and-breakfasts in Monmouth and Ocean counties, along with a list of some other popular hotels at the Jersey Shore. Bed and Breakfasts Avon Atlantic View Inn, 20 Woodland Ave.: A century-old building with English country seaside decor. … [Read more...] about Bed & Breakfasts add relaxation to summer