What to Do, Where to Go in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Escapes Key

GETTING THERE

Egg Harbor Township, N.J., is about 155 miles from the Beltway. Take Interstate 95 north to I-295 north toward Atlantic City, picking up the Atlantic City Expressway.

STAYING THERE

Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, 6821 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, 609-272-0200, http://www.clarionacwest.com. No-frills rooms start at $68 a night.

EATING THERE

Cuba Libre, The Quarter at Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-348-6700, http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com. Hearty Latin American fare in a festive setting. Prices from $7 to $16.50.

Shriver's, Ninth and Boardwalk, Ocean City, 877-668-2339, http://www.shrivers.com. Ocean City's venerable candy shop.

PLAYING THERE

Storybook Land, 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, 609-641-7847, http://http://www.storybookland.com. Admission $20.95, plus tax, for all guests older than 1 year.

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Great Creek Road off Route 9, Oceanville, 609-652-1665, http://www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe. Entry fee $4.

Imax Theater at the Tropicana, The Quarter at Tropicana, 800-345-8767, http://www.tropicana.net. Now playing: "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" ($15) and "Under the Sea" ($11.95).

Lucy the Margate Elephant, 9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate City, 609-823-6473, http://www.lucytheelephant.org. Tour the oldest surviving example of zoomorphic architecture for $6.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, 888-228-4748, http://www.atlanticcitynj.com.

For more getaway ideas: http://www.expedia.com/daily/promos/vacations/drivegetaway.

-- A.S.


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