Summer isn’t complete without a visit to Long Beach Island, NJ. As your teens are gearing up for school, surprise them with a family weekend at the Jersey Shore. There are many end-of-season Long Beach Island attractions for teens to kick off the year with some fun!
Favorite Long Beach Island attractions for teens
We made a list of the top ten best things for teens to do in LBI right now. Visiting Long Beach Island after Labor Day is a treat because it’s less busy, and you’ll get unbelievable deals. Check out these cheap rates on awesome LBI hotels and browse these amazing LBI attractions for teens. Give your teenagers one last chance to enjoy some summer fun this year!
1. Vote for the best at Chowderfest
Chowderfest is a favorite event that LBI locals look forward to each year. It’s hosted in the beginning of October, after most guests have returned to their winter homes. Enjoy unlimited chowder tastings at the Chowder Cook-off Classic as you watch chefs compete for the top prize. A single ticket earns you two votes, one for red chowder and the other for white chowder. You can also shop the Merchant Mart, which is free. Music entertainment, shopping and delectable seafood is a huge draw for teens and families.
2. Late Night at Chegg
The Chicken and the Egg restaurant, aka Chegg, is a popular place to eat and socialize. Chegg frequently hosts Late Night to give teens a safe place to hang out with their friends. There are incredible burgers, milkshakes, and especially wings at Chegg in Beach Haven. Don’t miss the Halloween Party at Chegg on October 29th where they will have a costume contests and prizes!
3. Bike around the island
There is no better way to tour LBI than on a bicycle or surrey. If you’re aged above 18, you’ll have a chance to choose from an array of rental bikes. Travel four miles across the amazing bike lanes that stretch all the way from Holgate to Beach Haven. It’s a wonderful way to get some exercise and fresh air and explore this beautiful time of year in Long Beach Island. Rent an affordable beach cruiser at Surf Buggy shop for $10 per hour or $22 for a whole day. You can team up with a friend on a surrey, or ride individually on bikes!
4. Under 21 Club at The Ketch
For teens looking for something fun and safe to do at night, the Under 21 Club at The Ketch is a great option for a good time! Every Sunday night from 9:30 to midnight, teenagers can come out and party with old friends and make new friends too while dancing and enjoying a safe, alcohol-free environment in Beach Haven.
5. The Swell LBI Teen Center
Saturday nights at LBI’s Teen Center “The Swell” are full of friendly, competitive play! These FREE teen nights are hosted Grace Calvary Church during peak season. (If you’re visiting LBI after Labor Day, you’ll have to wait for next year!) Teens get together, locals and visitors alike, to play video games, Ping-Pong, air hockey, foosball, and also do henna and crafts.
6. Arcade at Fantasy Island
While the amusement park rides stop running in mid-September, the indoor arcade stays open on weekends during the fall and winter. Teens gravitate to this large arcade where they’ll find hundreds of games and thousands of prizes! Rain or shine, Fantasy Island Arcade is a great place to hang out for some old-fashioned family fun.
7. Painting in the open air
Do you have an aspiring young artist in your family? Mark your calendars for September 25th and head to Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences aka LBIF! If your teen is into art this is one of the perfect Long Beach Island attractions for teens. The last of this year’s Ein Plein Air Workshops will include a lecture and demonstration. Encourage your teen to paint in the open air in the scenic settings of Long Beach Island.
8. Yoga on the beach
No better way to relax and center your mind and body than to enjoy a restorative yoga session on the beach. Yoga Bohemia offers a sunrise yoga class every Sunday morning for teens and adults. Drop-ins are welcome without appointment, and the cost is $15. Also on Sundays, there’s a sunset beach yoga class, which is donations only. The soothing and strengthening poses and the serene views of the beach will help in relieving tension and stress.
9. Get Creative at Just Bead It
At Surf City and Beach Haven, teens will enjoy spending an afternoon crafting personalized bracelets, earrings, and many other jewelry pieces. Select from numerous collections of wires, beads, clasps, crystals, and charms and utilize advanced tools to create a keepsake or unique show gifts. Motivated crafters can follow up on Just Bead It’s instructions to craft exceptional tennis bracelets and peyote cuffs.
10. Go watch the Races
On September 17th, go and watch the races at the LBI Paddle Cup. There are four different spots on Long Beach Island for people to watch the kayaks and paddleboards racing by. There is a festival during the races, so you can enjoy live music and refreshments as you watch to see who’s in the lead! If you’d rather be in the race, the last chance to register is September 15th.
So many reasons to take your teens to LBI
The many Long Beach Island attractions for teens are reason enough to book a last minute end of summer trip for your family. Treat your hardworking students to a weekend of fun at the Jersey Shore. You could even charter a boat and take a cruise or show the wife and kids a thing or two about fishing! Hopefully we gave you some ideas for Long Beach Island Attractions for Teens. Reserve a weekend in September or October to make great memories with your family.