First time planning a vacation to Long Beach Island? We asked LBI Real Estate Offices, Rental Services, and Hotels/Motels for their pro tips on choosing the right place to stay.

1. Start Early

Studies show that most families and couples planning summer vacations have already decided where they are going before March. Don’t wait until the last minute, or some of the best rentals and rooms may already be taken.

2. Do Your Research

North End? South End? Centrally located? Find out which area you like best in terms of activities, dining, location, and beach accessibility before searching for a rental (keep in mind that the LBI Shuttle Service makes the entire island conveniently accessible). This will help you narrow your search and also serve as an introduction to the area.

3. Dig a Little Deeper

Use the “Contact Us” features on Realty, Rental, and Hotel/Motel Websites to ask specific questions about the rentals and rooms you are interested in. This can help you make an informed decisions about your purchase

4. Think Outside the Box

Consider vacationing in the shoulder season. May – June and September – October are cool, gorgeous, filled with fun events, and not crowded.

5. Plan Ahead

Stay informed about cancellation policies, weekly traffic volume, and weather forecasts. LBI is beautiful in all weather and there is always something to do, so come prepared!

Bonus Tip – Check Our Directory

Check out our Member Directory here (https://welcometolbi.com/directory/) for recommended and verified rental sources!

Be sure to keep updated with our events calendar here and feel free to ask any question about LBI by clicking here.

Photo Credit: Ann Coen Photography

 

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