Hi all, I plan to travel to SJI next year for about four nights. I am mostly interested in whale watching, shopping, dining, and checking out any art scene. I'll probably try some biking and hiking too. I'm very confused about where to stay and whether I should rent a car - would rather not be bothered - but if it will enhance my experience then so be it. Since whale watching is my number one reason, what is the best month for this? Any advice is greatly appreciated.