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A Romantic Winter Getaway to South Jersey

Winter is the season of love here in South Jersey as the cooler temperatures inspire couples to cozy up morning, day, and night. Very few romantic New Jersey getaways rival an extended weekend stay at ICONA Resorts. Our three oceanfront resorts provide sophisticated charm, romantic restaurants, and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views, all within minutes from delightful wintertime fun.

Things to Do in South Jersey

Planning romantic New Jersey getaways is a cinch when you choose an escape to ICONA Resorts. ICONA Cape May is minutes from one of the main draws in South Jersey: Cape May Lighthouse. Cape May Point State Park is the perfect place for a romantic, hand-in-hand stroll, regardless of the season. Visit this iconic lighthouse, venture through the South Cape May Meadows, and enjoy a picnic at Sunset Beach, which overlooks the remains of the SS Atlantus. The nearby “Wildwoods” has many attractions, including an alpaca farm, and a serene boardwalk. Cape May County also boasts an adorable zoo that’s open year-round, just minutes from ICONA Avalon. Take a quick peek at our area’s top hidden gems!

Romantic Dining

After an eventful day in South Jersey, including a Sunset Beach picnic, return to ICONA Resorts for an elegant, romantic dinner with the love of your life. We have several dining options in Wildwood Crest and Avalon. Avalon Brew Pub, one of the newest New Jersey breweries, is a hip, stylish option, while Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill is our most romantic dining room. Coastal Blue is a chic, modern oceanside restaurant with a glamorous bar, unique tree branch ceiling, and, of course, delicious American cuisine. This Diamond Beach staple specializes in freshly-caught seafood and locally-sourced produce, including the pan-roasted Atlantic salmon, braised short ribs bourguignon, and hanger steak.

romantic new jersey getaways 2Elegant Accommodations

Couples choose ICONA Resorts for overdue romantic New Jersey getaways mainly because of our elegant condo-style suites and studios. Relax with a bottle of wine in your stylish, contemporary guest room and watch the moonlit Atlantic Ocean softly lap onto a pristine South Jersey beach. ICONA Avalon, chief among Avalon NJ hotels, features ultra-romantic oceanfront king studios – the perfect escape for couples in search of million-dollar views, galley kitchens, and sophisticated charm. Dial 1-609-454-6484 to book a memorable romantic winter getaway to beautiful South Jersey.

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The Avalon Brew Pub Burger of the Week

Is there a better guilty pleasure combination than a refreshing Bohemian pilsner and a juicy Angus burger? Lucky guests at ICONA Avalon are just steps from a fresh pint and a casual upscale dining experience at one of the best New Jersey breweries: Avalon Brew Pub. Not only is Avalon Brew Pub the East Coast’s only beachfront microbrewery, but it has quickly turned heads with the “Burger of the Week.” Each week, the inventive and talented culinary team at Avalon Brew Pub piece together a unique Angus beef burger creation, all of which pair perfectly with a house brew. Some of their creations have included wasabi, tzatziki, whole grain maple mustard spread, and mortadella. There are approximately 52 weeks in a year, so hats off to our culinary crew on their creativity! Here’s a taste of what’s been done before.

The Kickin’ Shrimp Burger

The Kickin’ Shrimp Burger was an instant hit among patrons for obvious reasons. The name itself persuaded most guests to give it a try without even looking at the menu. An eight-ounce burger, cooked to your liking, is topped with crispy buffalo shrimp and smothered in blue cheese. This crowd-pleaser, much like all of our burgers, is paired with a basket of crispy fries, house ketchup, and a pickle spear.

new jersey breweriesThe Wisconsin Cheddar Burger

Perhaps the only combination better than buffalo shrimp and blue cheese is squeaky cheese curds and crisp applewood bacon. The Wisconsin Cheddar Burger was an easy sell, especially for our guests from the Midwest. A perfectly-cooked, eight-ounce Angus beef burger is simplistically paired with applewood bacon, fried cheese curds, and a scrumptious, homemade Wisconsin cheddar cheese sauce. We miss it already.

The Carolina BBQ Burger

For those of you who don’t know, Carolina BBQ sauce has a vinegar and mustard base, in contrast to the generic fusion of ketchup, molasses, and spices. The result is a tangy, slightly sweet flavor profile. It’s typically utilized on grilled or smoked pork and chicken. The Carolina BBQ Burger is a perfect marriage of homemade BBQ sauce, fried dill pickles, pork roll, gruyere cheese, lettuce, and tomato. We’re still dreaming of those fried dill pickles.

The Crabby Patty

We were fresh out of barnacle shavings and the Krusty Krab’s secret formula, so we decided to create Avalon’s version of The Crabby Patty. Our Crabby Patty has two four-ounce Angus patties, a housemade crab cake, mango sriracha aioli, American cheese, tomato, and lettuce. All other Avalon NJ hotels are already after our secret Crabby Patty formula!

New Jersey Breweries

Locals have been salivating over our burgers and beer since we opened our doors – now it’s your turn! We’re one of the only New Jersey breweries on the popular Jersey Shore. ICONA has three award-winning resorts in NJ, all within steps of the Atlantic Ocean’s sandy shores. The wintertime is the perfect season for cozy, romantic New Jersey getaways. Dial 1-609-454-6484 to learn more about Avalon Brew Pub and our elegant beachfront properties.