It may be autumn, but Seaside Heights is still your place for shore fun.

Here are some ideas for the next few months:

Hang out at the beach. Lifeguards are on duty weekends until Sept. 29, weather permitting. For your safety, swimming is not permitted when lifeguards are not present. Sitting on the beach and enjoying the ocean and beachcombing are free.

Had a stressful day? Stroll The Classic American Boardwalk or the beach. Take a break from work or whatever routine you are in and grab a bite to eat at the Boardwalk and Boulevard eateries that remain open.

Enjoy a sunrise from our ocean beach or a sunset from our southern bayfront. Grab a cup of coffee and some light food to add to the enjoyment.

Casino Pier Rides & Midway Games are operating weekends until Oct. 13. Casino Arcade is open Fridays through Mondays through the spring!

Have a nice lunch or dinner at one of our outstanding, popular restaurants or pizza places. There are some open daily and others weekends.

Do a weekend date night that includes one of our great restaurants, fun in one of our arcades, and/or music at one of our establishments that provide live entertainment.

Rainy days are perfect days for enjoying our arcades. Some have delightful food offerings attached to them.

Make Seaside Heights part of any visit to Island Beach State Park. The park is only about 10 minutes south of Seaside Heights and contains great hiking trails, kayaking in the sedges by Barnegat Inlet, bicycling, fishing, and seasonal bird and butterfly watching.

Shop. Some of our Boardwalk stores are open most days year-round and many more on weekends. Get great gifts or shore-themed clothes and décor for yourself. The popular Shore Army Navy Store on Central Ave. is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Spiaggia Arts on the Boulevard is open most weekends, and Dockside Outfitters on our southern bayfront is open early morning to early afternoon. Check business web sites for current hours of operation.

Do a business lunch at one of our outstanding restaurants and then take a stroll on the Boardwalk with your associates.

Special events are part of the Seaside Heights scene year-round. Fall events include the Rock the Farm music event and the Italian Festival and Columbus Day Parade. Check the events page at exit82.com for the latest event information.

A few things to keep in mind, for everyone’s enjoyment (seasonal info)

  • Metered parking is enforced until Oct. 31. Private lots have their own schedules and fees.
  • Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates or scooters are allowed to be operated safely on the Boardwalk weekdays. Weekends and Holiday Mondays until Oct. 31 their operation is restricted to 6 a.m. to Noon.
  • Skateboards may not be operated on the boardwalk at any time
  • Dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk and beach from Oct. 1 until Palm Sunday. You must clean up after your dog
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