New Jersey is Reopening on July 2! Here’s What to Expect!

New Jersey is Reopening on July 2! Here’s What to Expect!

It feels like forever ago that we were able to freely enjoy the boardwalk and seaside attractions of the Jersey Shore. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey was one of the states that were hit the hardest. As a result, Governor Murphy took swift action in closing all non-essential businesses in an effort to protect local residents. Now that cases have finally wound down and everyone has ramped up safety measures, New Jersey businesses can finally open their doors to the public once again.

However, seeing as we’re not out of the woods yet, restrictions will be imposed on all restaurants, amusement parks, water parks, and other boardwalk attractions. We’ve outlined the safety measures below: 

  • Employers and staff must wear masks at all times while on the job.
  • Amusement parks have to limit attendance to 50% of their capacity.
  • Indoor dining have to limit attendance to 25% of their capacitypostponed June 29, 2020 until further notice.
  • Casinos have to limit attendance to 25% of their capacity – no alcohol or food will be served or permitted inside.
  • Outdoor activities can accommodate up to 250 people.
  • Guests and visitors must be seated at least six feet apart from each other at all times.
  • Workers are to sanitize high-touch surfaces before and after use.

Since indoor restaurants, amusement parks, casinos, and other boardwalk activities are opening on July 2nd, the start of the holiday weekend, we encourage everyone to wear masks and stay safe in the crowd. Take a look at what’s coming soon at your favorite beach and book your beach house in the NJ town of your choice today!

Cape May

CAPE MAY MAC: Between exquisite dining experiences and relaxing on the beautiful Cape May beaches, why not spend some time learning about the town’s rich history? The Cape May MAC tours are back up and running, with safety guidelines in place for all staff and visitors. Their next stop? The World War II Lookout Tower. Take a peek inside or explore some of Cape May’s other historical wonders. Learn more at

The Wildwoods

AMUSEMENT PARKS: Starting on July 2nd, the beloved amusement/water park in the Wildwoods will be back in business. Morey’s Piers and Water Parks is the life of the party on the boardwalk! Soon, you can visit and enjoy all of the entertainment they have to offer. If you can’t wait just one more week, Morey’s outdoor dining and games are open right now! Click here for more information. 

PLAYGROUNDS: If you need a break from the shore life, you can visit one of the Wildwoods’ many playgrounds and parks. The most difficult task is choosing which one to visit! There is Centennial Park, Fox Park, the Playground in Wildwood Crest, and so many more! Just make sure you wear a mask and protective gear when you’re having fun out and about. 

BOARDWALK ARCADES: All of the arcades on the famous Wildwoods boardwalk will be permitted to reopen on July 2nd. Bobby Dee’s Arcade and Gateway 26 have already confirmed their big reopening on their respective Facebook pages. No news on when Mariners Arcade will reopen as of today, but we’ll be checking periodically for updates. 

Ocean City

AMUSEMENT PARKS: There’s no shortage of entertainment in Ocean City, NJ…especially with Gillian’s Wonderland Pier and Playland Castaway Cove reopening soon. To make a sweet deal even sweeter, Playland Castaway Cove is offering 50% off on tickets. Visit their Facebook page to take advantage of the sale!

BOARDWALK ARCADES: Hollywood Arcades will be reopening their doors for all gamers to enjoy! Masks must be worn at all times indoors, but that won’t take away from the fun of it all! We’re still waiting on updates from JiLLy’s Arcade and 7th Street Beach Arcade. 

Atlantic City

CASINOS: You don’t have to miss the Atlantic City nightlife much longer! Almost ALL AC casinos have confirmed their reopening. Click here to learn more! 

Long Beach Island

SUNDAY’S @ 68TH BEACH CONCERTS: Long Beach Island is still jamming out at beach concerts every Sunday. Their next event is taking place on July 5th, so you can enjoy your holiday weekend in style. Details here!

Point Pleasant

AMUSEMENT PARKS: The Amusement Park may only be open at 50% capacity, but Jenkinson’s Boardwalk will be 100% entertaining! This family-friendly venue has attractions for everyone to enjoy and is taking the necessary precautions to keep families safe. Visit their website, linked here, for updates. 

AQUARIUM & ARCADES: Last, but certainly not least, the Jenkinson’s Boardwalk will also be opening its arcades and beloved aquarium! 

With so much to do and see at the Jersey shore, you won’t be complaining about being bored any longer! We bet you’ll end every day at your rental beach house in Wildwood, Atlantic City, or any other shore town, tired but happy from all fun activities that are now available.

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