SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - This season is special on and around LBI. It brings an opportunity to treat yourself or those you care about to some well-deserved down time with a unique line up of options that will be sure to delight.

Just in time to make winter a little bit sweeter, Southern Ocean County Chamber Members present Chocolate Week 2019 February 10-17.

Chocolate Week is a series of offers, activities and events that include Valentine's Day and President's Day Weekend to encourage out of area visitors as well as serving local residents.

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Keeping the focus on simple pleasures that tie in with cozy mid winter escapes, the Southern Ocean County Chamber coordinates local businesses and organizations to extend special promotions, offers and classes to create a sweet vibe throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore from Barnegat, Long Beach Island, Stafford, Tuckerton and Little Egg Harbor.

This year packs in spa treatments, museum exhibits, real estate tours, menu specialties, Coco Cup mini golf tournament, performances and chocolate drink items.

In addition to special activities, the chamber has folded in some great business events as well.

February 12 with Chocolate Week After Hours at Health Village Imaging complete with a chocolate fountain.

February 13 Open House at the chamber office for locally baked treats, brand new Land & Sea Guides as well as chocolate week lists.

With offerings for every palate, it helps build an itinerary for visiting friends and family as well as vacationers.  

For a complete list and updated roster of all the participating businesses and activities go to

A good place to start for all 21 and over is the Southern Ocean Made Surf and Sip Brew Trail featuring offerings and events from three local craft breweries as well as surf experience related galleries, shops and hands on exhibits to keep that remind us that summer will be coming.

For families looking for something to do with the under 21 set, Passport of LBI offers a passbook style itinerary for local historical and educational groups.

For those looking for a little luxury, special menu items or shopping events, Chocolate Week will fill your calendar quickly.

Follow the decedent open houses, chocolate themed sales, delicious drink specials and creative menu items,  @southernoceanchamber and @lbiregion on social media as well as for updates on the latest listings.

Stop into the Southern Ocean Chamber Visitor Center at 265 W. Ninth Street for a sweet treat through the week and pick up the latest maps, guides and business information or call at 609-494-7211.