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Things to Do in AVALON NJ

From the Avalon boardwalk to the wineries of Cape May and the plethora of sightseeing tours, there is no shortage of fun and excitement to take in when you’re visiting Avalon. In fact, in 2015, the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor rated Avalon, NJ, one of the top best vacation spots in the U.S. in its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Destinations on the Rise. So if you’re headed to this iconic seaside town, here’s your checklist of things to check out.

Let the Sightseeing Tours Begin!

þ Sightseeing
When you’re looking for things to do in Avalon NJ, sightseeing tours are a must. With an array of historical, beautiful, educational and interesting sites waiting for you and your family, you won’t know where to look first! There are a number of tours that take off daily letting you experience everything from 19th-century life at Cold Spring Village (an open-air living history museum that gives you a look into the day’s craftsmen). You can stop off and take a stroll through Leaming’s Run Botanical Gardens or even treat your family to the free Cape May County Zoo and Park. There, you can learn about the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse’s rich history—a restored 1874 “carpenter gothic” lighthouse and English garden. Next up, take a visit the Wildwood Aviation Museum at the Naval Air Station and check out the huge collection of vintage World War II restored aircrafts. Your tour guide will be available to show you anything you’d like to see!

þ Beaches
Beautiful clean beaches adorn this beautiful island for miles.

þ Wineries
Did you know that the Jersey Shore, specifically Cape May County, has earned a national reputation recently for some of the best wineries and vineyards in South Jersey? Producing award-winning bottles with locally-inspired blends and Jersey fresh ingredients, Cape May County’s wineries are a must to see when looking for things to do in Wildwood Crest NJ Sit back relax, and enjoy the flavors and views during special tours and tastings for the general public. The inviting beach atmosphere matches the welcoming vineyards for an experience that’s not to be forgotten.

þ Sunset Beach Cape May
Since Cape May is so close to Avalon, you just have to see the world-famous Sunset Beach. Located in Lower Township, Sunset Beach Cape May is a favorite among many not only for its stunning sunsets over open water but also for the remains of the concrete ship Atlantus, Cape May Diamonds and the nightly summer flag-lowering ceremony. And the parking is free! 

Whether you’re looking for something in walking distance or are willing to take a short drive, there’s fun, adventure and relaxation all within reach in Avalon, NJ. And if the Wildwood boardwalk, wineries and sightseeing tours aren’t enough, there’s plenty more fun to dig up anytime!

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