Who says you get nothing for free? If you're looking for fun things to spend the day doing around the Jersey Shore that are FREE, read on!

Atlantic City Historical Museum

Open daily and free to the public, the Atlantic City Historical Museum is located on the Garden Pier at South New Jersey Avenue & Boardwalk. The museum is a great place to learn about Atlantic City's sometimes nefarious history and the real-life "Nucky" Thompson from HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Sea Girt Lighthouse in Sea Girt, NJ

Sea Girt Lighthouse

The famed Sea Girt Lighthouse was host to the first radio beacon used in a shore installation in America. First opened in 1896. Today visitors can explore what was the last East Coast shore lighthouse built with an integral keeper's residence.

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top 10 bars along central and northern Jersey Shore

1. Bar Anticipation in Lake Como

Bar Anticipation is a rocking place to be on a Tuesday night during the summer, which is why it's in the top-10 best bars along the Jersey Shore. You'll find great bands on Fridays, along with DJ and dancing on Saturdays. Bar Anticipation has a massive outdoor bar.

2. Martell's Tiki Bar on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach

One of the best known bars in all of New Jersey! Martell's boasts an indoor restaurant, outdoor raw bar, a food court along with an outdoor bar overlooking the beach. During the summer you will almost always find live music during the day and almost every night. There is a stage on the pier which always helps bring in a great crowd.

3. D'Jais in Belmar Beach

D'Jais is one of the…

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Shawn Clayton proud to announce that 1051 Ocean Avenue in Mantoloking is under contract in just 30 days!

1051 Ocean Avenue offers 470' of warm sands right on the ocean, on the market for $2.695m. Exceptional location to design and build the next Mansion on the beach.   

 For more information about Mantoloking homes and unique properties for sale, contract Shawn Clayton at 732-779-4607 or private message at shawn@claytonandclayton.com  


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Point Pleasant Beach rentals and homes for sale

No doubt Enoch "Nucky" Thompson would be proud. Considering Nucky Thompson (Based on former real-life Atlantic City political figure Enoch L. Johnson) is the protagonist in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, he would surely enjoy the popular boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach, which is on nj.com's list of Big 6 New Jersey Boardwalks.

Point Pleasant Beach's boardwalk first appeared in the summer of 1890. Then along came Charles Jenkinson, who stared carving out his own boardwalk empire in the 1920s by buying beachfront parcels of land. Soon the Jenkinson's Pavilion came about in 1928 and it had a bandstand, a massive dance hall, food booths and what has been referred to as the largest saltwater pool along the Jersey Shore.

Soon Jenkinson added carnival-type…

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Home Improvments, worthy home renovations

If you're going to do home improvements before you sell your home or just because it's time to take care of something in your house, there are renovations that pay off and improvements that don't really bring in much of a return. The average project only returns 66 cents for every dollar spent! Read on to learn what will pay the most dividends should you decide to sell your home.

Practical, Mid-range Projects Are Best

If you'd like to get 96.6% return on an upgrade, go out and get yourself a fancy new front door. Get one that's a mid-range steel door with a clear dual-pane half glass panel. While you're at it, get a new set of locks for it as well and add some new security. According to Remodeling Magazine, it will cost you (on average) $1,162…

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