Summer is in full swing and you’re probably dreaming about your upcoming summer vacation. If you’re on the East Coast, the Jersey Shore is an incredibly popular vacation destination, and for good reason. The famous boardwalk, amusement parks, the beautiful beaches, the sunny skies, and the plentiful restaurants and cafes make the Jersey Shore an excellent destination for people of all ages, whether you’re traveling solo or with your family.
Monmouth Jet Center is conveniently located near the Jersey Shore, and our airport is ready to welcome you and your family as you kick off your well-deserved summer vacation. Learn a little bit about the history of the Jersey Shore below, as well as why it’s best to use our airport for your summer vacation travels.
History and Upcoming Events
The Jersey Shore has a rich history that dates all the way back to the 1600s, but it became a popular tourist destination with the construction of its boardwalk in Atlantic City in 1870. Originally the boardwalk was built simply to separate the sand from getting into hotels and railroad cars, but it quickly evolved into a tourist attraction that drew visitors from around the world.
With the addition of luxury resorts, amusement park-style rides, carnival games, eating and drinking establishments, and casinos, Atlantic City quickly became the most popular destination on the Jersey Shore. Families brought their children to see the bright carnival lights, couples came to enjoy romantic strolls on the beach, and people from all over the world were eager to experience the excitement.
Today there are many events at the Jersey Shore for people of all ages. During the month of August there is a regular farmer’s market, family fun nights, Monday night movies on the beach, funtastic Tuesdays, family movie night under the stars, dune walks, acoustic open mic nights, and much more. You can see a full calendar of Jersey Shore events here.
Monmouth Jet Center is in a Prime Location
Rather than flying into a large commercial airport in NYC or New Jersey, why not take advantage of a smaller regional airport like Monmouth Jet Center? You’re undoubtedly eager to get your vacation started, and commercial airports often have delays, especially during the busy summer months. When you fly into and out of Monmouth, you’ll quickly be on your way to your destination, and we’re conveniently located near the Jersey Shore, and just an hour’s drive away from NYC.
Avoid flight delays, cancellations, sitting on the runway for hours on end, never-ending security lines, and lost luggage – problems you’ll encounter frequently at large, commercial airports. Once you land you’ll be on your way to the Jersey Shore in no time.