By Hadas Kuznits
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — For many, the centerpieces of a Jersey shore vacation are the beach and the boardwalk.
But within that milieu, there’s a lot that’s new this year.
“Landshark Bar and Grill” is one new thing, according to Courtney Birmingham (above), with Resorts Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City. “Atlantic City’s only year-round beach bar is expanding to have more of a footprint right on the beach; so there will be bars, Adirondack chairs, a fire pit.”
Meanwhile, Wildwood deputy mayor Pete Byron (photo below) says his town will not be outdone by Atlantic City.
“In addition to our newly founded pet-friendly beach [see related story], we’re also working on a beach bar,” Byron tells KYW Newsradio. He says there will also be beach parties this summer in Wildwood.
“The electronic dance music — the EDM music — will be on the beach, and we’ll have more than one DJ at each one of these events. It’s going to be, like, an all-day affair,” Byron says.
Back in A.C., Jeff Guaracino with the Atlantic City Alliance says there will be free boardwalk entertainment.
“Broadway [in New York City] is quiet on Mondays, and so we reached out to some of the stars — the Disney shows and a few others — and they’re very excited to come down on Monday nights to do ‘Broadway on the Boardwalk,’ ” he explains. “And then there’s other live music, there’s great bands, and jazz festivals.”
And “Boardwalk Fitness” will also be offered, according to Guaracino. “So if you’re an early-morning riser and you want to get fit, every morning at 9am we have Beach Body Bootcamp, followed by Zumba as a second class (at 10am).”
Back at Resorts Hotel, Courtney Birmingham notes, “Summer is here, and it’s about time! So we’re here, and we’re having fun.”
Check back all week long for more of Hadas Kuznits’ series, “What’s New at the Shore.”