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TripAdvisor: Wildwood Crest is Best Summer Hot Spot in Nation

May 21, 2017

WILDWOOD CREST, NJ — Wildwood Crest has been named the nation's top 2017 Summer Hot Spot by TripAdvisor.

The Cape May County beachfront community was selected based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent ...

Belmar Beach Boasts ‘Perfect Conditions’ for Return of State Surfing Championships

BELMAR, NJ — Conditions couldn’t have been better for the final day of the 2017 New Jersey State Surfing Championships in Belmar.

Offshore winds produced plenty of waves on May 6 for both professional and amateur surfers who competed in the weekend event, which returned to Belmar’s 16th Avenue beach for the first time in 25 years.

“It was a great weekend filled with ...

Fun in New York City this Weekend, May 5 and May 6

And they're off!

Well, almost anyway. The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is actually on Saturday evening and there can't be too many better ways – apart from being at Churchill Downs -- to enjoy the most exciting two minutes in sports than with fellow race fans from the New York Social Network (NYSN).

You can get an early start on your Saturday night with a viewing ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7, that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders. A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able ...

Weekend Ideas for April 22 and April 23

One of the most notable dates coming up this weekend is globally celebrated Earth Day. Many communities will be putting together celebrations on Saturday to recognize the importance of taking care of our planet. Many of the festivals are free of charge and open to the general public.

In Maplewood, there is a River Cleanup and Picnic on Saturday, details here.

Here are other weekend events ...

TAPinto Travels: Where to Eat in Coney Island

Spending the day in Coney Island? Here's where to eat:

Nathan's Famous

No trip to Coney Island is complete without a stop at Nathan's Famous. Stop at the original location that has been on Surf Avenue for over one hundred years, or take a break from beach activities to visit the one on the boardwalk. The line will be long, but the wait for just the right hot dog and ...

TAPinto Travels: Everyone Needs a Coney Island Day Trip

Coney Island is one of those rare places that unites history with modernity, as well as quiet, residential life with the craziness of an amusement park overlooking a beach. Because of the contrasts, the area is as loved by tourists and New Yorkers alike. Whether you are coming alone, with friends, a date, or with family, there is something for everyone throughout Coney Island..

Luna ...

Bon Jovi Rocks Madison Square Garden

If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind: Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

TAPinto Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area.

And so It was a homecoming of sorts for Bon Jovi on Saturday as he rocked Madison Square Garden.

It seems remarkable the ...

TAPinto Travels: Swimming with the Australian Minke Whales

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It approaches from deep within the Coral Sea, 20 feet of steel grey torpedo-shaped flesh that sends shivers through the gaggle of snorkelers peering down from the surface.

A great white shark?

Nope. The elusive minke whale and we have leaped off a dive boat far out in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to swim with them.

Much to the consternation of ...

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