Swimming sharks, stingrays, and penguins are the main attractions at Jenkinson's Aquarium, a small but charming aquarium that offers a glimpse of life under the sea. Located on the Point Pleasant boardwalk, the aquarium is a perfect respite from the noonday sun, or a way to combat boredom on a rainy day. For younger children, a day trip combining Jenkinson's Aquarium with some boardwalk games or rides is ideal. Add a dip in the ocean plus lunch and ice cream for even more summer fun.
Read on for more about this Jersey Shore spot. To see more elaborate marine life displays (and hippos!), plan a trip to Camden's Adventure Aquarium.