Hotel at a Glance: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
Soon after it opened on the shores of Reed’s Bay in 1914, Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club became the preferred destination for celebrities traveling to the Jersey Shore. President Dwight D. Eisenhower teed off on the world-class golf course in 1967, the Rolling Stones spent 10 days here during their ’89 Steel Wheels tour, Bob Dylan checked in under the name “Justin Case,” and Grace Kelly celebrated her sixteenth birthday in the Oval Room. The hotel has added several amenities over the years, including a spa and an art gallery. But you’ll still find the sterling customer service and stately decor that has made Stockton Seaview Hotel so special for a hundred years.
- Tee off: The club’s two 18-hole golf courses have hosted legends including Ben Hogan and Bing Crosby. Sam Snead captured his first major here during the 1942 PGA Championship with a spectacular 60-foot chip.
- Pamper yourself: The hotel’s Elizabeth Arden spa offers indulgent signature services such as an olive oil skin softening scrub and an antioxidant facial charged with multi-vitamins.
- Dishes to try: Seared Jersey scallops and honey-marinated pork chops are both served in the main dining room.
- Distance to Atlantic City Boardwalk: 10 miles
- Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, turtles, and ospreys, which you can see during a sailing trip along New Jersey’s golden beaches.
Galloway, New Jersey: Historic Beach Town 20 Minutes from Atlantic City Boardwalk
Located 9 miles north of Atlantic City, Galloway is a charming seaside town filled with saltwater marshes and preservation areas. It’s one of many historic villages that make up the Jersey Shore, a flashy summer resort known for its beaches and bustling boardwalk. During warmer months, sailboat charters and catamaran tours take off from the coast. Many locals, however, prefer to take quieter canoe trips in one of the nearby bays. A couple miles inland, there are world-class golf courses, including Galloway National Golf Club, which was named the sixth-best golf venue in New Jersey by Golf Digest in 2013.
No trip to the Atlantic City area is complete without a stroll along its signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey's eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it's family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.