For a spectacular seaside retreat minus the debauchery, head a little further down New Jersey’s coastline, to the Southern Shore. Here, Victorian resort towns and historic lighthouses dot the sandy beaches, dolphins and whales populate the waters, and family fun fills the boardwalks. During the summer months, the region swells with holidaymakers from nearby New York City and Philadelphia. But the Southern Shore is no newcomer to tourism, and has all the quaint bed and breakfasts and free trolleys to prove it. An historic ambiance prevails at Cape May, best enjoyed by biking, kayaking, parasailing—or just strolling past the Victorian architecture and along the sandy shores. The boardwalk at Ocean City is fun for all ages, while the town’s Ghost Tour puts a little spook into your vacation. Beachcomb along Sea Isle City and go crabbing in Wildwood. Who needs all-night parties and slot machines anyway? Not the Southern Shore.