Ultimate Travel: Jersey Shore

Surf shops, posh beach communities and boardwalks lined with every possible all-American treat, it's all here on the Jersey Shore.
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The Brighton Beach Surf Shop has been a mainstay of the Jersey Shore since 1962. Swing by the shop for surf lessons, ding repairs, classic boards and more.

Surfer Randy Townsend gives the shaka sign of greeting, as New Jersey writer Jon Coen holds his surfboard on Long Beach Island.

Wildwood (or Wildwoods, as it's also called, if you count its 4 communities) is a city in Cape May County, NJ. It's also a popular summer resort destination, with a nearly 2-mile boardwalk, amusement complex and waterparks.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk dates back to 1870, making it one of the oldest boards of its kind in the US. Through the years, it's also been home to several piers.

On the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, sample a salt water taffy treat. The sweet sticky candy is made with sugar, cornstarch, corn syrup, glycerine, water, salt, butter, flavor, food color -- but contrary to its name -- no salt water.

At the James Candy Company, all salt water taffy, boardwalk fudge, cream mints and coconut macaroons are made in the company's original factory, pictured here.

It's not called Cool Scoops for nothing. This ice cream parolor in Wildwood, NJ, takes you back in time, with memorabilia including this Elvis statue.

The Cool Scoops ice cream parlor includes a Car Booth Room, with vintage vehicles.

Seaside Heights is best known as the setting for MTV's reality TV series Jersey Shore. Here, a gentle orange glow casts a tinge on the beach at dusk.

There's a lot of action going on inside. An exterior shot of Karma, a popular night club that inspired no shortage of drama for MTV's Jersey Shore crew.

You're in good hands with these dudes. Here, 4 lifeguards stand before a patrol vehicle on the beach.

It's an amusement park nirvana on Jersey Shore's boardwalks.

And when the sun sets on Jersey Shore, get ready for a vibrant nightlife filled with bars, clubs and more. Here, a view of the Wild Ocean Surf Shop in Wildwood, NJ.