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Thanksgiving Getaways on the Jersey Shore

Perhaps this is the year that you finally retire the apron and treat your family or spouse to a stress-free Thanksgiving getaway. There aren’t many Thanksgiving getaways in New Jersey that help celebrate this family-oriented holiday. ICONA Resorts, however, will gladly be hosting a Thanksgiving weekend extravaganza for families hoping to avoid the countless hours spent cooking and cleaning during this annual holiday. There’s no reason to stress this year because our culinary team will sweat over the delicious feast (and the Eagles and Giants don’t play on Thursday). ICONA will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Avalon and Diamond Beach this year. The package rates are extremely low, so act fast!

Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration at ICONA

thanksgiving getawaysICONA Avalon is the perfect locale for families, groups, and couples looking for a change of pace this Thanksgiving. You’ll still be able to partake in all your favorite holiday traditions: watching NFL action, devouring roasted turkey, and sipping on craft beer. Avalon will feature the Miller Lite Pop-Up Football Lounge this year, which includes $2 Miller Lite, light snacks, and big-screen televisions. All craft beer from Avalon Brew Pub will also be just $5. The Thanksgiving buffet will feature roasted turkey, cured ham, tomato mac & cheese, prime rib, pesto-crusted salmon, spicy shrimp, and so much more! Families can also enjoy cookie decorating with Santa Claus, warm fires, tree lightings, ice skating, Christmas parades, and scavenger hunts.

Romantic Thanksgiving Getaways in Diamond Beach

For those looking for a relaxing, and perhaps romantic, Thanksgiving Day should look no further than ICONA Diamond Beach. For just $149, you and a spouse will receive overnight accommodations and a delicious three-course Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner begins with your choice of butternut squash or house salad before the main course of oven-roasted, hand-carved turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and maple roasted yams. Polish off Thanksgiving dinner with fine wine and your choice of pumpkin, cranberry pecan, or key lime pie. Don’t forget about our outrageous savings on house wine and beer during all of the football action! No other resorts in NJ can match our packaged Thanksgiving getaways for couples.

Memorable Thanksgiving Getaways to ICONA

Whether you’re looking for a romantic holiday escape or an overdue family-friendly getaway, ICONA Resorts not only offers cheap Thanksgiving vacations in Avalon, NJ, but our beautiful suites are steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch the sunrise with a cup of Joe on your ocean-view balcony, join the Thanksgiving festivities, and explore the Wildwoods while you’re in the neighborhood. Dial 1-609-454-6484 or visit to learn more about our Thanksgiving packages.

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Top South Jersey Hidden Gems

Most tourists who visit the Jersey Shore arrive with beaches, cocktails, and cabanas on their mind, but our lively slice of New Jersey is also home to some of the most diverse and unique habitats on the East Coast. When you choose to vacation at ICONA Resorts, you’re always minutes away from a beach, ocean, or boardwalk adventure. ICONA Diamond Beach has firmly placed itself as one of the premier Wildwood Crest NJ hotels thanks to our prime beach access, great dining, and pristine hotel suites. We know you’re in town to sunbathe on Diamond Beach, stroll down the Wildwood Boardwalk, and soak in our lavish heated pool, but don’t forget to visit these three South Jersey hidden gems during your visit to beautiful Wildwood Crest NJ.

Sunset Beach / SS Atlantus

Most people visit South Cape May Meadows and Cape May Point State Park to explore the tall, pearly white lighthouse and surrounding natural beauty without thinking twice about stopping at nearby Sunset Beach. Not only does this underrated South Jersey beach offer the best sunsets in the state, but it’s also the final resting place of the SS Atlantus, the most famous concrete World War II ship in the United States. The last remains of the SS Atlantus stand high above the azure blue Delaware Bay. Snorkelers and kayakers often visit the site to pay tribute. The beach itself is quiet, pristine, and utterly beautiful.

Strawberry Avenue Boardwalk

Very few South Jersey attractions are as undervalued as the Strawberry Avenue Boardwalk near the charming port town of Bivalve NJ. It’s only a matter of time before Philadelphians and Jersey Shore tourists discover this genuine hidden gem. The 3.6-mile out-and-back boardwalk begins at the end of Strawberry Avenue and meanders through serene New Jersey wetlands. You’ll stroll past dying trees, tall grass, sluggish creeks, and rare fauna.

The Wetlands Institute

The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor NJ beautifully encapsulates the spirit of the Strawberry Avenue Boardwalk: natural habitats, lush wetlands, and thriving fauna. They’re only open on the weekends during the cozy season, but there’s still plenty to learn and explore during your visit to this underappreciated institution. Visitors can “adopt” a baby terrapin, horseshoe crab, or oystercatcher by donating to the non-profit. The money goes directly toward the hatching, head-starting, and releasing of these often forgotten animals. The Wetlands Institute hosts festivals, events, lectures, programs, and so much more! This non-profit features an aquarium, marsh walkways, nature trails, and a lush garden.

Wildwood Crest NJ Hotels

ICONA Resorts has three year-round beachfront hotels that are steps from sandy beaches, great dining, lavish pools, and popular South Jersey attractions. Finish each evening at Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill inside ICONA Diamond Beach, one of the premier Wildwood Crest NJ hotels, for a delicious seafood dinner that you won’t soon forget. Dial 1-609-551-0102 to book an overdue escape to lively South Jersey!