The Ultimate Guide to the Jersey Shore: Where to Eat, What to Do, and so Much More (Paperback)

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The Jersey Shore, our most treasured asset, the envy of forty-nine other states, comes alive in this new book by the reporter and writer who knows New Jersey—and the Jersey Shore—best. Every conceivable topic—where to eat, where to stay, landmarks and attractions, what to do with the kids—is covered with the kind of inside information you just won’t find on tourism web sites or Facebook. All one hundred-plus Shore towns are included, from Sandy Hook to Cape May. There are hundreds of restaurant listings and recommendations. The book also contains engaging profiles and vignettes of the people and places that give the Shore its special character and charm. A throwback five-and-dime store on Long Beach Island. Banner pilots. Birders. Baby parades. And more. You want lists and rankings? The book is full of them—twenty best Shore towns, twenty-one secret spots down the Shore, twenty essential Jersey Shore experiences, fifty things we bet you didn’t know about the Shore, and so on. The book is the next best thing to being at the Shore; actually, it may be better than being there (think of those epic traffic jams on the Parkway, and all the money you’ll save on tolls, beach fees, and bad boardwalk pizza).

About the Author

PETER GENOVESE is a features and food writer for and the Star-Ledger. He is the author of thirteen books, including Roadside Jersey, Jersey Diners, The Great American Road Trip: U.S. 1, Maine to Florida, The Jersey Shore Uncovered: A Revealing Season on the Beach, and Pizza City: The Ultimate Guide to New York’s Favorite Food, all from Rutgers University Press. The Trenton native has won multiple awards in state press association contests.

Praise For…

"What a feast for fans of the Jersey Shore and for all those others who wonder why there are so many fans! Peter Genovese’s latest trip to the Shore is chock-full of 'Best of' lists, places to visit, tantalizing secret places, and lore that makes returning to the Shore every year an ever-eventful pleasure. My own list of attractions, breweries, eateries, ice cream parlors, and more has now grown considerably."
— Dominick Mazzagetti

"Pete Genovese is the person whose opinions I trust most on all things regarding my home state. And I'm from New Jersey—I trust no one."
— Chris Gethard

"For those of us whose hearts live at the Jersey Shore, finally there is a guidebook for our stomachs. Pete Genovese is the best food writer covering the best beat in the best state." 
— Pearl Gabel

Product Details
ISBN: 9781978831957
ISBN-10: 1978831951
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: May 12th, 2023
Pages: 396
Language: English