It has been a while since the cast of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation actually filmed the show full-time in New Jersey. There's a reason why it's called Vacation, after all. During both parts of Season 5, the cast traveled somewhere new — so where was Season 5 filmed? During the past couple of seasons, the cast went to Las Vegas and the Poconos to safely and easily film together.
This time around, they're in a couple of new locations. The cast also grew by one since Mike and Lauren Sorrentino welcomed their new baby after filming ended for Season 4.
Things are a lot less dramatic, and the partying atmosphere is far more subdued these days, as all of the cast members have begun to get married, settle down, and start families. However, that just means the filming locations have to be more and more exciting.
Where was 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' Season 5 filmed?
The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation cast traveled south to Florida to film the first part of Season 5. Although they were all pretty mum about where in Florida they filmed, some eagle-eyed viewers were able to track down the resort they stayed and filmed in: the Isla Bella Resort. Because the resort has an online webcam feed, fans shared screenshots on Reddit in November 2021 in which it appeared that some cast and crew members were at the resort.
Although no one on the show tagged Isla Bella Resort on social media, we can all but confirm that's where they were. Lauren shared an Instagram photo on Nov. 6, 2021, in which she and Mike stood on a patio with their son. The patio is the exact same one you'd find at the resort, so the rumor about the cast filming at the Florida resort checks out.
Pauly D shares where 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' Part 2 filmed.
In an exclusive interview with Distractify, Pauly D shared where he and the rest of the cast traveled to film the second part of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 5.
"We did a couple of trips," Pauly D shared. "We did one in El Paso, Texas. I had a gig out there, so we just made a few days out of it, made a little vacation ... We got to do some Texas things [like] line dancing. We got the full Texas experience, I guess you could say, out there, and then we just wrapped in San Diego. And [when the rest of the cast] brought their families, we did family days and pretty much everything that San Diego has to offer."
Snooki is back full-time for Season 5.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi joined the cast toward the end of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 4. After a long hiatus from the series to spend time at home with her family, Snooki is back in full force for Season 5. And now that her fellow "meatball" Deena Cortese is no longer pregnant, the two definitely had their meatball days in the Florida Keys.
"I'm ready to be back," Snooki told TooFab in September 2021. "I kind of needed, like, a mental health day. You know how you take that for work? So I had a mental health off-season, just 'cause I needed, like, to get myself back together."
She told the outlet at the time that she planned to be in Season 5 as much as possible.
Pauly D also hinted at more drama in Season 5.
According to Pauly D, just because the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation cast is as close as a real life family, it doesn't mean everyone gets along 100 percent of the time. In fact, viewers can expect more drama going into the second half of Season 5.
"For some reason. I don't know why, [in] this family we have so much drama when we get together, and you'll see a lot of that this season," Pauly D told Distractify.
It's all in a day's work as a cast member on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, though — and it probably wouldn't be a season without someone making drama out of nothing.