The Fourth of July is the quintessential all-American holiday. This marks the day when people head out in the warm weather to spend time with friends and family and celebrate the nation’s birthday. One of the best places to spend the holiday is along the Jersey Shore. Hundreds of miles of coastline in the eastern edge of the state stretch from nearly to New York City in the north to the secluded Cape May in the south. So there’s something for everyone. If you are thinking about a trip to the shore during this holiday period and don’t have a coastal home to stay at, you’ll want to book your stay at The Inns Of Ocean Grove for easy access to Jersey Shore beaches.
Whales are wonderful creatures that inhabit a watery world. The holiday is the ideal day to head out on a boat and see them frolic near you. Boats run from several places along the Jersey Shore. Book a tour early in the morning so you have plenty of time to spend on the boat.
The beaches of the Jersey Shore are adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Pick a spot by a public beach and spread out your blanket. In most cases, you’ll need to pay a small fee but you get access to the some of the finest sand on the east coast. Most beaches also have many amenities including public bathrooms and nice places to wash off that sand in comfort before heading back to your hotel room.
Plan a picnic of classic holiday foods to celebrate the high summer season. You can buy lots of nice treats along the shore like pizza, ice cream, and fudge or create your own picnic basket. Cold fried chicken, watermelon, strawberry shortcake and blueberries make anyone happy. Pack a cold drink like ice tea or some homemade lemonade and you’ve made a great lunch everyone in your family can enjoy.
It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks. Many beach areas have firework displays all summer long. However, certain communities offer fireworks designed especially for this day. If you want to end your evening with a good old-fashioned bang, find out when the fireworks are in on your beach. Some places start earlier in the evening while others don’t begin until nearly 10 p.m. Grab a seat on the boardwalk and watch the pretty fireworks to end your trip.