that the beach is a year-round destination that offers
something for everyone—charming and distinctive downtowns,
sophisticated shopping ranging from antiques and boutiques
to lifestyle and outlet centers, eclectic dining, exciting nightlife
and world-class entertainment, boating and fishing and awardwinning
parks for hiking, biking, ice skating, sledding and just
plain having fun.
Whether it’s warm or cool, you’ll find lots of gloriously sunny
days throughout the year at the Jersey Shore. Most outdoor
events continue rain or shine so bring plenty of sunblock and
an umbrella. Locals know that the ocean puts on a spectacular
show when the weather is stormy, so find a beachfront
restaurant or other dry spot and enjoy the view.
Come SPRING, you’ll find St.
Patrick’s Day parades, film festivals,
stunning blossoms in the parks,
spacious beaches, and a calendar
full of top-name performers and
Looking to beat the WINTER blahs? Lace up your skates or
careen across a frozen river on an ice boat. Plan a girlfriends’
getaway replete with theater, shopping and dining. Escape to
a spa and yoga weekend to just relax and breathe. Experience
holiday shopping and celebrations in unique downtown centers.
Feeling romantic? Valentine’s Day in a Victorian B&B or a sleek and
sophisticated hotel will be a memorable treat for just the two of you.
Just as the FALL foliage is starting to blaze with color, Monmouth
County’s vibrant arts scene is heating up. Fall is the perfect time
to enjoy winery tours, bike rides, hikes and fall festivals. Bring the
kids pumpkin or apple picking and throw in a stop at a hands-on
museum, historic site or environmental center for an American history
lesson in farming and a maritime region that was bustling well before
the American Revolution. Scare yourselves silly at a zombie walk
on the Asbury Park boardwalk or any number of out-of-the-ordinary
Average July high
Average July low
The SUMMER excitement starts before
Memorial Day and extends way past Labor Day
with fun-filled beaches, fireworks, bonfires, outdoor
cafes, world-class surfing, thoroughbred racing
at Monmouth Park and lip-smackin’ good eats
at food and entertainment festivals like the New
Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar in May or the
Food Truck Showdowns at Monmouth Park over
Memorial Day weekend and throughout the season.
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Photo by D. Stockdale
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