Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Prince Harry
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In honor of that royal visit, PEOPLE asked a true Jersey princess, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, to offer some tips for the party-loving prince, and here’s what the former Jersey Shore star – who’ll be back for a third season of MTV’s Snooki & JWOWW – and new mom has to tell Prince Harry:
Your Highness, you are going to have the time of your life. I grew up in New York, and I was always so excited to go to Jersey because it’s always a good time, whether you go out in Hoboken, go down to the Shore or just do whatever! And now that I live here, it’s just perfect.
I know you plan on visiting the Jersey Shore. Even though it’s still being reconstructed from Sandy, some businesses are still up and running and they need customers. You could visit Point Pleasant, Wildwood or Seaside Heights, where we filmed Jersey Shore. I feel like you’re a party guy and enjoy having fun, so Belmar is BEYOND amazing with pretty girls and a great party scene.
If you enjoy gambling, Atlantic City is awesome – especially The Borgata. It even looks like a modern-day castle! Atlantic City reminds me of a mini-Vegas (which we know you love), and it’s a great local getaway.
The shopping in Jersey is great – and also there’s no sales tax on clothing. I’m a shopaholic, and Jersey is full of great malls: Short Hills, Freehold, Jersey Gardens – it’s a shoppers paradise!
I feel like you would fit right in in Hoboken. There are strips of bars everywhere where you can have drinks, maybe meet your future Princess and enjoy the great skyline of N.Y.C. It’s always been one of my favorite spots to visit, and I went there when I turned 21, so imagine the craziness that happened.
Make sure to hit up a nice, authentic Italian restaurant during your stay. Being adopted into an Italian family has taught me a lot about real Italian food. Jersey has some of the best Italian restaurants around, so grab yourself some yummy pasta and meatballs!
Jersey is always a good time, and I have some of the best memories vacationing there growing up! Now it’s my home and there’s no place I would rather raise my son, Lorenzo.
I’m sure you’ll meet some great people during your stay. Locals are everywhere. It’s Jersey!