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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Forgo Fist-Pumping on the Jersey Shore

Leave the guidos behind to soak up Spring Lake’s pristine beaches, uncrowded surf, and vintage boardwalk.

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1. Where to Stay


Enjoy beachfront views at the Breakers.   

Sleep steps from the beach at the Breakers on the Ocean (from $220), the sole beachfront hotel among Ocean Avenue’s tony residential mansions. It's also one of the few places in town with a liquor license, so order a cocktail on the wraparound porch.

Request the Turret room at the Spring Lake Inn (from $199) to get a Jacuzzi tub and sprawling ocean views.

Lounge among ten-foot-high canopy beds and decorative parlor chairs at the historic Normandy Inn (from $159), a B&B adorned in ornate Victorian-style décor. Complimentary beach passes (forgoing the $8 cover charge) and ten free loaner bikes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Published on Jul 29, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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