The light wind, the aroma of coconut lotion, the sound of a wave gently reaching the shore… all signs of a wonderful summer experience.
Many will be able to enjoy this experience this summer as part of a vacation or a day trip. To make the visit worthwhile, there are a few places you need to visit.
If you are planning on a trip to the Jersey Shore this summer, but aren’t sure which spots to hit, try a visit to shorecast.com. This has to be one of the easiest sites to navigate.
The shore area is broken down by towns and cities, with detailed information on each spot. Just check out places like Ocean City, Atlantic City, the Wildwoods, or Cape May.
You can find a list of special events, attractions, nightclubs, bars, and restaurants(with profiles). The site frequently updates local concert and show listings.
Practical info, such as where to get beach badges in specific shore towns and how much they cost comes in handy. The site is extremely comprehensive and provides new information about the Shore, even for someone who lives there year-round.
Once you decide which town you would like to spend time in, it is time to find a place to stay. The site has a shore rentals section where real estate agency phone numbers are listed. If staying at a hotel is a more suitable option for your needs, you can make hotel reservations online.
Surfsun.com has a lot of the same features as shorecast.com. A few advantages surfsun.com has over the other site include: Delta vacation packages to many locations, a currency converter useful for travels to oversea beaches, as well as a language tutorial for learning the basics of other languages.
If an excursion to the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coast is what’s on the itinerary, beach-net.com may be of help in making plans. The site features street maps for places like Rehoboth, DE. Providing for a unique perspective is beach-net.com’s 360-degree panorama of beaches and boardwalks.
A beach message board is perfect for talking about beaches with other people who love them just as much as you do. A list of local businesses makes the site more of a selling pitch, but it might be useful for shopping ahead of time.
Speaking of shopping, thebeachstore.com is one place to buy beach paraphernalia, such as towels, sunglasses, beach jewelry, and clothing items.
If bored while waiting for that summer trip to Ocean City, Md. to finally come, go to beachcam.com where a live cam of the Rehoboth beach and Ocean City beach is updated every two minutes.
Starting a base tan is a good idea, and one that can be helped out by some artificial sunlight. Hollywoodtan.com has a very basic web site, but they do have many locations in our area, and a few tanning specials that will run until May 30th. The specials are good with the coupon printed from the store’s web page.
Getting a wee bit liquored up before, during, after the trip…basically all summer? Some great summer drink recipes are listed at sharontylerherbst.com/summer1.htm. It’s a very simple page, but has some delicious recipes for drinks like Pina Coladas, Margaritas, Blue Hawaiians, and Sex on the Beach.
Now you are ready to get started on planning your vacation. Have a wonderful summer.