Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Will My Kids Like Sea Isle City New Jersey

A lot of people ask if Sea Isle City is a good place for people with children. Sea Isle does have a reputation as a bit of a party town but there are plenty of family events and things to do.

The Playground

In the past few years, I've really seen Sea Isle City, NJ develop facilities that are more and more kid and family oriented.  There is a giant playground / sports facility for young kids and teenagers up along 63rd and Landis.  This play ground is second to none. There is a full baseball and soccer field. There is a roller hockey rink and there is a pretty decent skateboard park.

There are tennis courts too.

For younger kids, there is a fairly diverse playground with swings, a rather awesome jungle gym fort and other terrific fun things to do.

Family Music - Excursion Park

If you enjoy some free, family orientated music, Sea Isle has quite a music venue called Excursion Park.  There is ample lawn and bench seating and the stage is huge. The sound system is great too.  Excursion park is at the end of JFK Boulevard, ocean side of the island, next to the Promenade.

Free Concerts at Excursion Park 

Beachcomber Walk

For those of you vacationing during the week, there are weekly beach comber walks.  Local naturalists teach families about the beach, shells and the ocean.  It is very family oriented, geared more toward children but, even as a grown up, I always manage to learn something new.

Learn More About Beachcomber

The Promenade

The promenade is a concrete 'boardwalk' that runs along the ocean-side of the island.  There are a couple of arcades along the promenade for young kids and teenagers.

Skateboards, roller blades and bicycles are allowed during certain hours

Here Are The Times You Can Skateboard, Bike and Rollerblade on Promenade

Ocean City

By contrast, I think Ocean City, NJ is probably the ultimate kid friendly town as it is a dry town (no bars) and has an outstanding boardwalk. Ocean City really is, in my humble opinion, the ultimate family resort. That said, you don't have to vacation in Ocean City to enjoy it.  It is just a short ride (20 mins or so) from Sea Isle and I'd recommend a visit with the kids if you are nearby.

So, Is Sea Isle Good For Kids?

I think if you plan ahead, be aware of the kid-spots I told you about and do a little research on your own, you'll find it a fairly kid friendly town.  

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