Philadelphia, PA - Jersey Shore brings back nostalgia for adults who frequented the boardwalks and beaches of the Jersey Shore as kids. And, many of the activities you remember from decades ago are still alive today and continue to draw the same smiles and excitement for today's kids. Today, top kid attractions on the Jersey Shore still involve rides on the boardwalk's pier amusement parks and ice cream treats.
Things for Kids to Do at the Jersey Shore
Most of the Jersey Shore amusement parks have no entrance fee. You just pay for the rides you want to get on and, of course, the boardwalk games.
Kids' eyes light up when they ride their favorite roller coaster, bang bumper cars against other kids in their way, or take a ride on the pony carousel.
But, there are also some everyday activities that kids love, such as rock climbing, shooting arenas, and visiting aquariums and nature reserves that teach the little ones about fish and other marine animals that live along the coast.
On rainy days, the Jersey Shore has you covered with plenty of theaters and museums. So, pack up the family for a night at the movies it will be fun for the entire family to enjoy as a night out.
Museum visits are also a great activity for kids on those not-so-great weather days at Jersey Shore.
But suppose they balk at the idea of visiting real museums because they think it's boring. In that case, how about learning a little history by taking a walking or driving tour of Cape May and The Wildwoods, where they can see the island vibe and check out old structures without all the formality.
Take the kids off-island for a bit and check out The Cape May County Park and Zoo. It's free and has hundreds of different animals to see.
Go out crabbing; it's an excellent experience for kids and parents. A few shops even offer crabbing lessons and rental equipment that makes crabbing super easy. Some shops even have their own docks to crab off of for an easy and fun crabbing day experience.
Back on the broad walk, you can visit a few of the many arcade centers. Try your hand a winning a prize from the claw machine or do a little bit of skee ball.
Finally, let your kids enjoy the water and sand. Spend the day building sandcastles on the white sands and boogie boarding in the Atlantic waters. For older kids, how about taking them surfing or parasailing.
Shops that offer these water adventure activities also teach water sports basics, including staying safe while trying new activities.
So, for your next family adventure, think about heading down to the Jersey Shore for the day, weekend, or whole week.