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An Early American open-air living history museum, the Village brings


to life the day-to-day activities of villagers liv- ing in South Jersey during the “age of home- spun” (1790-1840). Visit 26 restored build- ings housing historically clothed interpreters who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of the era. Stroll through the 22 acres of shaded lanes or enjoy the gardens where heritage crops are grown. Children can participate in a variety of projects, try on costumes, make crafts and play games. The Village, between Seashore Road and Route 9 in Lower Town- ship, is open seasonally. For information call 609-898-2300 or visit www.hcsv.org


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slides that range from the thrilling to the tame, that empty into the activity pond. The park’s serpentine slides twist and turn in a fast and exhilarating trip from top to bottom that will invigorate even the most jaded of dare- devils. 609-399-7082. www.gillians.com


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weekends the rest of the year. Sample a glass of Cape May wine in the picnic area or visit the retail shop for great gifts embossed with the winery name and take a few bottles home to enjoy later. 609-884- 1169. www.capemaywinery.com


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Gillian’s Piers at 6th Street on the Ocean City Boardwalk provides


hours of family fun and entertainment throughout the season with 30 rides for all ages. Wonderland Pier is a pay-as-you-go park that allows you to ride as many or as few amusements as you want. Wonderland Pier is divided into four sections: Inside rides, Lower Deck rides, Midway Deck rides and Gillian’s Fun Deck. Gillian’s Island water park at Ply- mouth Place on the Boardwalk is a wet and wild adventure for the whole family with


The lowly lima bean has its 15 minutes of fame every Columbus


Day Weekend in Wilbraham Park in West Cape May when lima bean lovers gather to celebrate the proud tradition of lima bean farming in this little town. A queen is crowned – and there’s always homemade lima bean soup, baked limas, lima bean salad and more – limas in chili, barbequed, in salsa and even lima bean ice cream. 609- 884-9325. www. westcapemaytoday.com


ATLANTIC CITY OUTLETS, THE WALK


Atlantic City Outlets – The Walk – in the center of town between the Convention Center and the casinos. Stores include Nike, Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, Liz Claiborne, Reebok, J Crew, BCBG, Jones New York, Adidas and Polo plus some great restaurants. The Walk is currently undergo- ing expansion to include even more great names and values as well as a parking garage for added convenience. Stores scheduled to open this spring: Puma Out- let, HanesBrands Outlet, Michael Kors Outlet, Huey’s Diner with more to follow. www. acoutlets.com


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Shoppers will find many of their favorite stores and brands at the


The Glasstown Arts District on High Street in Millville is the


fastest growing arts district in the Delaware Valley with art galleries, several upscale restaurants and unique shops. The 19th – and early 20th-century buildings and homes provide a rich architectural back- drop to promote the arts. 800-887-4957. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com. The Riverfront Renaissance Center for


the Arts displays creative work from South- ern New Jersey artists and nearby metropol- itan centers. A new show debuts on the third Friday of each month with informal receptions for the public to meet featured artists. Third Fridays in downtown Millville are exciting with everyone enjoying the Glasstown Arts District, a nice dinner and an evening in one of the area’s nightspots. 856-327-4500. www.riverfrontcenter.org


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Kick back, grab a cold drink and enjoy some hot jazz every March at


Jazz at the Point, a three-day weekend of great artists in intimate settings in and around the Somers Point area. The weather might still be a little chilly but, hey, jazz is the per- fect way to chase away those winter blues. The Somers Point Jazz Society also sponsors other events invarious locations throughout the year. 609-927-6677. www. spjazz.org


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For over 50 years, Storybook Land has been keeping the spirit of child-


hood alive in an entertaining and education- al atmosphere. Relive your childhood as you walk through a park-like setting depicting all- time favorite childhood stories and nursery


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