Tourism

June 12, 2021

EWING, NJ — Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.   The event features the B-29 Superfortress ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey is offering another incentive for unvaccinated people to get their shots. As part of “Operation Jersey Summer,” through July 4, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will offer a State Parks Vax Pass – allowing free access to state parks, including Island ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - After being closed for over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Borough of Watchung and the Watchung Historical Committee are delighted to announce the reopening of the Texier House Museum. This event augments the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Mayor and Council, which ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife wants to get your kids hooked — on fishing, not drugs. That is the theme of the sixth annual Youth Fishing Challenge across New Jersey. Each site is sponsored by a local municipal division or an environmental or community group, such as a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today via Twitter that for the first time in over six months, the state's number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has fallen below 1,000.   "With our numbers trending in the right direction, we can continue fighting back against this virus if we all ...

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SURF CITY, NJ — The very popular Scojo's Restaurant in Surf City faced a fire overnight Wednesday, January 20. Despite it being a tough year for restaurant businesses due to COVID-19, Scojo's adapted and made sure they operated safely for their customers and employees. This fire is another huge ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season. The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of sea turtles were unable to migrate this year before water temperatures became too cold. Sea Turtle Recovery, located at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, has added 17 new sea turtle patients. They join one patient already in the hospital from 2019. Turtle Back Zoo ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair History Center's Holiday House Tour was selected as the top choice in the Northeast and fourth place in the nation in USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice award. “We’re beyond excited to be among the top five nationally,” says Jane Eliasof, Executive Director of the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar seasonal beach badges for 2021 are now available to purchase online. Cost per badge remains at $70 for persons age 16 to 64 and $30 for seniors age 65 and over. However, this year there is a processing fee for each purchase — $2 for a regular badge and $1 for a senior badge ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Santa made an appearance along the Belmar boardwalk on Saturday afternoon, a cheerful sight on a gray afternoon in a year like no other for many people. Stationed on a bench outside the 10th Avenue pavilion, “Santa Ed” waved to passing cars along Ocean Avenue, chatted with visitors ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's self-quarantine travel advisory list now includes all states, except for Hawaii and Vermont, as well as New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware, which are exempt due to their proximity to the state.  As of November 10, individuals traveling to New Jersey are ...

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Editor’s Note: October 29, 2012. It is a day that the Belmar community will never forget. Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore town, leaving a path of destruction that left an indelible mark on its residents, including John Walsh. While he is known for producing short comedy videos — many ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful. Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak ...

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NEW JERSEY — If you are looking to get out and enjoy nature while maintaining social distancing, maybe you should give fishing a try. If you are a seasoned fishing enthusiast, you'll be excited to hear this news as well: New Jersey anglers will be given extra opportunities to catch trout this fall ...

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NEW JERSEY - Like past holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, it's unknown what's in store for Halloween 2020. However, Garden State residents can still have some weekend fun with a fall staple; pumpkin picking. The upcoming weekend is the final one for September and the first official one ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer. Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.   There will be more people here in September primarily because there are many home owners will ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — A potentially record-breaking boat rally took place on Saturday at the Jersey Shore. Saturday’s Jersey Shore parade began at 9:30 a.m. in Toms River. According to a Facebook post promoting the event, the parade split into different groups, with one ending at Morrison’s Marina in ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has adapted to COVID-19 and will host a Virtual 2020 Chowder Run + Bike Challenge this year. Get into the spirit of Chowderfest by getting outdoors for the inaugural event that includes official Chowder Run Challenge 2020 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey has updated its list of 33 states and territories -- near and far -- from which people should self-quarantine for 14 days after visiting. The states include populous states such as Texas, Florida and California, as well as remote locations including Montana, ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone. The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The National Hurricane Center operated through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an advisory this morning as the once Tropical Storm Isaias is now a Hurricane Category 1 and is expected to hit portions of Florida's east coast late tonight. With ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy reported the daily COVID-19 figures, slammed people who attended overcrowded house parties, defended the performance of the Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC), and discussed the updates to the state’s travel advisory regulations at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings. “We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing ...

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Borough Steps Up Communication with Public on Real-Time Beach Updates BELMAR, NJ — During this summer of COVID-19, a day at the beach isn’t what it used to be in Belmar. Beach capacity limits and other coronavirus restrictions have put pressure on Belmar beachfront employees, lifeguards and ...

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STAFFORD - There is automobile accident at the bottom of the large Route 72 westbound bridge in Stafford Township at this time of 4:15 p.m. Traffic off of Long Beach Island is at complete standstill.  The accident took place near the Mallard Island Yacht Club. All lanes off Long Beach Island ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — As of today, travelers coming into the Garden State from 31 states are advised to self-quarantine to cull the spread of COVID-19 with the pandemic intensifying across the country.  “It is critically important that all New Jerseyans remain committed to beating COVID-19 by remaining ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will sell no more than 7,500 beach badges a day — a number that could be reduced even more based on the number of beachgoers with seasonal badges and the time of high tide on any given day. The Belmar Office of Emergency Management announced the change in an early ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Video footage surfaced Thursday morning of a shark attacking a dolphin right off the shore in Long Beach Township. Video footage was provided by Sean Donohue, who says he witnessed the encounter near 106th Street Beach. There are unconfirmed reports that the dolphin ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. On a warm afternoon at Seaside Heights, Nick Amoresano allowed himself a trip to the beach for ...

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