My first thought when I saw your post was "why fly all the way from California for that?" But hey, it's your time/money/vacation, and if that's what you want to do...go for it! Just please do yourself a favor and plan a few side trips - you will be within a two-hour drive to Philadelphia and New York, and even closer to Atlantic City. There's also an amazing Six Flags amusement park nearby (weekends only in Oct), and tons, tons TONS of other stuff to do. I get that you want the "Jersey Shore/Seaside experience", but it will probably only take one day to get that out of your system. Let us know what else you like (pro sports? clubbing? site seeing? shopping? deep sea fishing? spa treatments? gourmet dining?) and you will get plenty of good suggestions. It is a beautiful time of year to visit, the weather is still warm, but the crowds have died down.
Good luck, LuvBreezes