The Long Beach Island Region becomes even more inviting over the winter, with fabulous lodging deals, including bringing your furry valentine down for a local inn's pet stays free offer, chocolate wine pairing dinner at a trendy hotel and chocolate cooking classes for every level of expertise. Mid February has traditionally been a popular summer home rental scouting time, which has been considerably sweetened by real estate agentsG Anderson Agency and The Van Dyk Group offering hot chocolate, chocolate kisses and decadent deserts while browsing through available listings. Please go to visitLBIregion.com to view all the available programs and discounts. Special events have been planned such as a chocolate intermission treats at Broadway Revue from Our Gang on Feb 7, OceanFirst Bank’s Chocolate Vault event in Little Egg Harbor on Feb 11 to chocolate making classe for every level at Tuckerton Seaport and Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. Enjoy specialty chocolate drinks with a fabulous dinner at Engleside Inn, Buckalews and Daddy Os or end your meal on a high note at Antoinetta’s with Italian Chocolate Tasting. Round out the week at Surflight Theatre’s Sweet Soiree on Feb 14 featuring a Romantic Songs and Duets Concerts, with hors d’ oeuvres and delectable desserts. Go online to find complete list of offers and enter our Chocolate Week Sweetstakes for Unshredded Nostalgia of Barnegat Sweethearts and Heartthrobs Gift Basket valued at $500. The most unique store at the Jersey Shore has packed a basket full of movie mementos and vintage valentines.
Chocolate Week has been created to positively promote the region, expand off season business and attract new summer vacationers. By partnering with local businesses, and the NJ Division of Travel and Tourism; The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce hopes that Chocolate Week will not only retain local consumers to stay close to home during this holiday break and but will invite family and friends to take part as well.
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