LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce LBI Region Visitor Center has been included in the NJ Destination Marketing Organization road trip map that highlights stops for travelers to turn off the main roads to explore local sights. 

The region's chamber has worked with the statewide New Jersey Destination Marketing Organizations on a new initiative that captures the rise in road travel and directs visitors into local tourism communities. The region's chamber serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island Region and operates with partners across the state for innovative solutions to continue smart tourism growth and economic development.

COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for road trips and the "New Jersey Road Trips Beyond the Exit" online map points out important travel stops and tourism assets in six major road trip routes. Each route pinpoints where travelers can stop along the way to experience the best of state.  The Southern Ocean Chamber Visitor Center has been a staple since it opened over a half century ago and is included in the Down The Shore route which follows the Garden State Parkway. They share the trip with Historic parks, iconic lighthouses, famous boardwalks, and amusements.

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"Having our visitor center included in this campaign will benefit our local businesses” stated Christopher Schwab, President of the Southern Ocean Chamber. “Our members keep us updated on the latest events, offers and services that can help travelers stay longer.” The visitor center is located at 265 W Ninth Street in Ship Bottom and is open M-F 10 to 4pm with a fully stocked porch pick up area accessible anytime. The 106-year organization also has an online virtual visitor center located on Beyond the Exit also features routes including Mountain Magic that follows Rt 80, Bridge to Bridge along the NJ Turnpike, Farm to City along RT 78, Wine Trail on Rt 42, and Southern River to Shore along Rt 40.To plan your NJ Road trip, find the map here


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