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New Jersey – Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Jenkinson's Aquarium petting a stingray

We had the opportunity to visit Jenkinson’s Aquarium on our visit to Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, last summer. Despite having been told it was a must-see, I had rather low expectations. After all, we had just visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore a few days earlier, so the bar was set high. How could Jenkinson’s live up to that? I’m happy to say we were very pleasantly surprised and would easily recommend a visit to Jenkinson’s.

My son said he thought Jenkinson’s Aquarium was like the major aquariums he’d been to, except shrunk down. There were many different kinds […]

New Jersey – Eating our way up and down Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

Kohr's Frozen Custard - Jenkinsons Boardwalk

In my first article about Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, I mentioned that we visited the boardwalk with my former neighbors who had moved back to New Jersey. They took us to one of their favorite restaurants in another town, then we walked the boardwalk for a while, stopping to let the kids play in the arcades. As we were walking the boardwalk, my friend kept pointing out little food places that we just HAD to try the next day.

I don’t think we even waited until the next day to try the first of them. We were […]

New Jersey – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

Jenkinsons Wave Swinger

This was our first trip to the Jersey Shore. We’d heard a lot about it, but not from the TV show. A few years ago, a family from New Jersey moved in next door to us and our kids became instant friends. One thing they missed about New Jersey was being able to hop in the car and drive to the beach in 20 minutes. They told us about how much fun they had on the boardwalks too. After a couple of years, they moved back to New Jersey, and we promised that we’d get out there to see them […]