The Jersey Shore – A Popular Summer Spot For Over A Century
The Jersey Shore has been a popular summer vacation destination for a long time.
But we're not just talking about when you or even your parents were kids, we're talking over a century and a half of vacationers making our beaches their favorite destinations.
From U.S. presidents to America's first boardwalks, here's just a taste of some of the Shore's rich history:
In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant headed out to LBI to get away from D.C. for the 4th of July.
You can't talk about vacationing at the Jersey Shore without talking about Atlantic City, home of the first boardwalk in the country, with an 1870 opening, even older than Asbury Park's.
Cape May County
As far back as the history goes for the vacation destinations that we've already talked about, Cape May goes back even further. Called "the country's oldest resort", Cape May has been a summer getaway spot since the 18th century.
As you can see, it's not just questionably entertaining TV shows that made the Jersey Shore popular, families have been enjoying our beaches for many, many summers.