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  WELCOME LETTER
We Can Fill Your Bucket List With Things To Do
Vacationer
 4 SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY VACATIONER
 THE PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP’S REPRESENTATIVES:
Atlantic County
Howard Kyle/Linda Gilmore 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 609-343-2313 www.aclink.org
Cape May County Tourism
Diane Wieland/Deborah Bass Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 609-463-6415 or 1-800-227-2297 www.thejerseycape.com
Cumberland County Tourism
Kim Gaunt, Administrator
of Recreation & Tourism
164 W. Broad Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 856-453-2184 or 1-866-866-MORE www.co.cumberland.nj.us www.explorecumberlandnj.com
Southern Shore Regional Destination Marketing Organization
A regional tourism council serving Cape May & Cumberland Counties. www.njsouthernshore.com
Sassafras Design, LLC
Michael L.B. Lacy
16 East Meyran Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244 • 609-926-3076 Over 34 years of award-winning publishing & tourism related design. mlblacy@mac.com
Write ImPRessions, LLC
Public Relations, Communications & Media Barbara St. Clair
Writing and editing feature stories, news releases & blogs for 23 years 609-425-6880 • www.writeimp.com writeimpressions3@comcast.net
Vacationer Advertising Sales
Heather Hoffman • 609-675-6632
hhoffman967@gmail.com
John “Mackie” McNair • 609-457-1716
troptoy@aol.com
Ocean View Welcome Center
The Official Welcome Center at NJ’s Southern Shore. Need more information? Pick up a guide book, a map, or brochures. Located at Mile Marker 18.3 N/S on the Garden State Parkway. 609-624-0918. Other Welcome Centers
New Jersey Tourist & Travel Service at the Farley Service Plaza is located at milepost 21.3 on the Atlantic City Expressway
  WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Truth be told, most of us have a bucket list of sorts. It can be a written down, definitive “this is what I want to accomplish” list or it can be a rather ephemeral thing in our head that comes and goes.
So, here we are in 2020 which, for some reason has a bit of magic to it, perhaps even more than Y2K did. Could this be the year that some of those destinations and experiences move from wishing to reality?
Not to sound too presumptuous but we’re ready with some bucket list suggestions that just might unleash the explorer in you or motivate you to go somewhere you’ve never been.
Ever thought of a staycation, being a tourist in your own home town or nearby? Maybe a luxury weekend at LaMer Beachfront Resort in Cape May. Elegant suites, pampering, beach service – after a leisurely breakfast overlooking the ocean at the Pier House. From Doo Wop to Lokal, our accommodations story on Page 28 will entice you to plan a visit.
Maybe something a bit more outdoorsy? Camping is big business in Southern New Jersey. From glamping to safari tents, cabins to cottages, our campgrounds provide all the comforts of home – and then some. So, pack up your tent, or load up that RV – but first read more about camping facilities on Page 60.
A sail aboard the A.J. Meerwald should be on everyone’s bucket list – along with a day at the Bayshore Center in Bivalve on the Maurice River in Cumberland County. What Not sure what this is all about? It’s a working waterfront where you can watch oystermen navigate the river as bald eagles soar overhead. Visit the Delaware Bay Museum and grab a
bite to eat at the Oyster Cracker Café.
Could this be the year to climb to the top of the Absecon Lighthouse, the tallest
lighthouse in the state which means 228 steps – take a deep breath! The reward is an amazing view. Maybe you’re ready for the Lighthouse Challenge in October. Details on Page 24.
From the outdoor lifestyle of hiking, surfing and biking, to the arts, to music and museums and elegant bed and breakfast inns complemented with an array of amazing restaurants and more throughout Southern New Jersey, we can fill your bucket with things to do.
Thanks to our partners in Atlantic, Cumberland and Cape May counties who work with the Southern Shore Regional Destination Marking Organization to produce this guide. We appreciate their shared vision. G



























































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