It may be sweater weather, but plans for summer begin with a winter trip.

The LBI Region invites you down to sample an extraordinary destination where winter activities are set with pristine beaches, legendary pine forests, and historic downtowns.  Planning trends this year are all about creating the right fit for new flexible schedules.

Keeping travel distance shorter and expanding stays throughout the winter months are sure to follow into spring and summer. This winter makes the most of your time by taking a new class, make an appointment to pamper yourself, or enjoy a show. N

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eed help to find the perfect fireplace to sit back and relax in a charming hotel or vacation rental? The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is home to the area's local experts that will help you make the stay in the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore, time well spent.

The most up to date resource can be found on the area's digital guide Eat, Drink, and Buy LBI - Visit Long Beach Island, NJ (visitlbiregion.com) (http://www.visitlbiregion.com/eat-drink-buy-lbi)

The Winter Getaway edition is filled with ways to plan the perfect reason for a winter escape as well as a sample of things to come for the warmer weather. Exploring activities at the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven like "Sippy Saturday Comedy Night" with Stand up Comedians from NYC live on stage where you can bring along those closed cups with the beverage of your choice to enjoy or  Live Laugh Love: A Valentine's Cabaret a fabulous afternoon piano bar style Cabaret of humor, romance, and great vocalists.

The performances are socially distanced and in full adherence to CDC and State of NJ Guidelines.  How about brushing up on your Italian by taking a beginner or advanced class at the LBI Foundation of Arts & Science? Scout out The Tuckerton Seaport for classes and programs that are perfect for families, education pods, and small groups filled with folk art, history, and environmental learning for all ages.

To help round out your winter, spend the day enjoying walking trails, iconic landmarks like Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Cedar Bridge Tavern County Park,  nature preserves, and seaside architecture. Our many eateries, bakeries, markets, salons, galleries, and retailers offer special and safe ways to enjoy local flavor.  

For those over 21, the Surf & Sip Brew trail highlights our craft breweries and artisan shops that inspire the coastal culture. Explore the Eat, Drink & Buy LBI Region Guide complete with winter videos, interactive maps, and listings to help plan a day or longer stay.

For personal assistance contact the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 609 494 7211, find all information here Eat, Drink, and Buy LBI - Visit Long Beach Island, NJ (visitlbiregion.com) (https://visitlbiregion.com/eat-drink-buy-lbi )