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

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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.

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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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