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Best things to do in Jersey Shore

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Market
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“While this old train station turned market can get a bit touristy, Reading Terminal has some of the best food in the city. The Amish Place and Beilers Donuts are your go-to's for breakfast; lunch, hit up DiNic's for a roast pork sandwich (with sharp prov and greens) or Sang Kee for some peking duck. If you prefer to cook, they've got everything you need.”
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Historic Site
“Last rung in 1846, this 2,080-pound icon of freedom features a biblical inscription & a famed crack.”
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Historic Site
“Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It first opened in 1753. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
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Beer Garden
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“My favorite place when the weather is nice! Big german beer garden with ping pong, fire pits, jenga, plus really good food and drinks.”
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Sandwich Place
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“While my favoritie Philadelphia Sandwich is Roast Pork with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone, getting a cheesesteak and Pat's is a must for all visitors to Philly. My preference is Pat's but you can also try Geno's across the street or maybe try both...:) ”
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Sculpture Garden
“The Magic Gardens spans three city lots, and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth. It is a giant piece of art you can walk through and explore nooks & crannies. It is whimsical & facinating. To date, it is the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. They host fun events, DIY art nights, live music & BYOB. Check the website calender for more information. ”
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Park
“A cute boardwalk that borders the Delaware River, the Harbor Park has food trucks and beer as well as hammocks and lots of seating. It's close to lots of other attractions like the Moshulu, the USS Olympia, the Seaport Museum, and Penn's Landing. ”
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Sandwich Place
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“Original 1939 location of local chain serving authentic Philly-style cheesesteaks & hoagies.”
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Bar
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“Great Bar with really good food and breakfast! Almost always has live music and a great crowd come on by for some fun.”
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City Hall
“Big, ornate municipal building with clock tower capped by 11-m. statue of city founder William Penn.”
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Café
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“Beautiful (and huge) coffee shop with amazing decor. Features a Steve Powers mural inside. They also sell alcoholic options like draft lattes, and coffee-infused rum that is distilled on-site.”
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Park
“Have a wild time as you explore more than 85 acres of beautifully maintained exhibits. With 200 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and approximately 500 animals, you're sure to see something new. The Cape May County Zoo is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas). Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning November 2nd. No admission fee. That's right! The zoo is free of charge! Donations are GREATLY appreciated! Join the FUN!”
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Outlet Mall
“The Walk is an open-air shopping mall with everything you could ever want to buy. ”
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Art Museum
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“Outdoor Sculpture Garden with a great restaurant called "Rats". Go on a beautiful day and spend at least several hours there. ”
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Tourist Information Center
“Iconic Philadelphia street market with all kinds of goodies and restaurants. Great for a stroll on a nice day.”
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Bar
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“We've never been to the lobster house but it is always busy! Just a short drive over the Cape-May bridge.”
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