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Things to Do

Your Guide to Fall Down the Shore

So it wasn’t exactly what we had planned, this summer. Even the Shore — our standby, our go-to — wasn’t a given. And frankly, even […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Cape May in the Fall

This jewel of a Shore town — all postcard-perfect beaches, Victorian facades and adorable antiques shops — has a wild side the summer crowds miss: […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Atlantic City in the Fall

A place that was once all about casinos is now a diverse, multicultural, food-centric oceanfront city for people who actually like cities. Plus, easy connections […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Seven Mile Island in the Fall

The chichi sister towns of Avalon and Stone Harbor slow to a crawl in the off-season … which is exactly the point. Where to Stay […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Asbury Park in the Fall

With its retro-cool vibe and eclectic year-round music, art, retail and restaurant culture, this famous little Shore town has become, as one local told the […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Long Beach Island in the Fall

The handful of towns that dot this slender 18-mile barrier island offer a taste of everything: majestic hotels and tiny B&Bs, briny beach cafes and […]

City Life

We Need to Stop Building Shore Houses

This article is one piece of a bigger story on climate change in Philadelphia. You can read the full story here.  Approximately no one wants […]

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City Life

Flooding and Sunny Skies at the Shore? Get Used to It

Parts of the Shore are very, very flooded on Friday — despite idyllic sunny skies and crisp fall air. The National Weather Service has issued […]

Philadelphia Wedding

A Philly Couple Took Grease-Themed Engagement Photos Down the Shore

We love it when a couple takes engagement photos to the next level, and that’s exactly what this soon-to-be-wed pair did. They decided to shoot […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Why The Spritz is the Best Cocktail for a Shore Wedding

When it comes to a signature drink for a beach wedding, you really can’t go wrong with a sprit. The effervescent, easy-on-the-alcohol cocktail pairs perfectly […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

You Can’t Marry Into My Family Until You Survive a Week Down the Shore With Us

There’s a rule in my family, and it goes like this: You can’t marry into this family until you’ve spent a week down the Shore […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

12 Decor Ideas That *Aren’t* Seashells for Your Shore Wedding

Look: Just because you’re getting married at the beach doesn’t mean you’ve got to stick starfish on your candle holders and calligraph sand dollars for […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

New Jersey Shore Weddings: The Ultimate Guide

Those that go, know. Year after year, we pack up our cars, battle traffic on the A.C. Expressway, and jockey for a spot in the […]

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City Life

The Worst Thing About the Jersey Shore Isn’t Spray Sunscreen. It’s Biting Flies.

Last week, I told you that the worst people at the Jersey Shore are those who release clouds of spray sunscreen into the air, inevitably […]

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City Life

What to Know as Philly’s First Heat Wave of the Summer Starts to Sizzle

It’s beginning to feel like a Philly summer. The first heat wave of the season is underway, with Thursday bringing day two of 90-plus degree temperatures. […]