Things To Do In Monmouth County

Cori Dunphy
Published on September 1, 2021

Things To Do In Monmouth County

Monmouth County, the northernmost county on the Jersey Shore, is home to more than 50 miles of magnificent ocean and bay beaches, including Long Branch, Sandy Hook, Asbury Park, extensive parks and forests, excellent restaurants, and excellent restaurants, distinctive maritime culture, and much more. It is the ideal location for all families to enjoy fun all year!

It is located within commuting distance of New York City, weaves together dozens of tiny communities into one diversified county. Are you considering relocating to Monmouth County? We’ll show you just a taste of things to do in Monmouth County. 

Food Hunting In Monmouth County

When you are looking for things to do in Monmouth County, one thing that comes to mind is FOOD! The choices in Monmouth County are virtually limitless, but here are a few family favorites that you shouldn’t miss!

Delicious Orchards located in Colts Neck, New Jersey.

The very first thing that comes to mind is…PIE! Delicious Orchards offers a mouthwatering assortment of pies that are, well, delicious. However, this establishment provides much more than just baked goodies. From catering to parties to their culinary store, this establishment is a hidden gem in New Jersey. Also, don’t miss seeing their bees produce honey right in front of your very eyes!

The Circus Drive-In, located in Wall, New Jersey

With a history dating back to 1954, this Jersey Shore staple makes an excellent destination for families looking for something a little different to dine. The menu is simplistic, but it is wide, and everything is prepared to order. If you want curbside service, just drive up and park, or you may walk inside and dine under the big tent. Even the most demanding child reviewer will be satisfied at this establishment! The restaurant is now open all year.

Pete & Elda’s Restaurant, located in Neptune, New Jersey

This restaurant is well-known for its thin-crust pizza, as well as the free t-shirt you receive if you consume an entire pizza by yourself! For more than 50 years, this lively, family-friendly restaurant has indeed been dishing up delicious pizza. However, they are much more than a pizzeria; their comprehensive menu includes a wide variety of appetizers, Italian meals, and sandwiches.

Sickles Market, located in Little Silver, New Jersey

This well-known gourmet store is more than just a shop. Since 1908, Sickles has been family-owned and managed. Their cuisine is of unrivaled quality and variety. Order one of their famed gourmet goodie bags, pick up some of their prepared delicacies for your next occasion, or simply go luxury food shopping! 

Monmouth County Arts and Culture

Looking for fun ways to expose your kids to arts and culture? Well, consider visiting these art museums in Monmouth County NJ. 

The New Jersey Museum of Transportation, located in Farmingdale, NJ

This museum exhibits one of the oldest continuously running narrow gauge steam preservation railway exhibitions in America. The New Jersey Museum of Transportation is located in Allaire State Park. Get a train ticket at the genuine station and enjoy a journey on the train with your friends. Special events like Easter Express in April and the Railroader’s Weekend Celebration in September are also on the program.

Algonquin Arts Theatre, located in Manasquan, NJ

The Algonquin Theatre, located on Main Street in Manasquan, is an excellent venue to expose children to the theatre. Shows like “A Year with Frog and Toad,” “Cinderella,” and many more will be performed! To find out more about ticket costs, please visit their website.

The Monmouth Museum, located in Lincroft, NJ

The Monmouth Museum promotes itself as a great place to take the kids on a rainy day. Kids six and younger may enjoy the wonder wing, which transports them on a beautiful submarine journey. Those in the other galleries will like the exhibits that are available for teenagers and adults. The museum is also a great place to host parties and gatherings. Members of the Monmouth Museum, as well as Brookdale students and faculty, are always admitted free.

Beaches and Parks in Monmouth County

Going to beaches and farms is one of the best things to do in Monmouth County. All ages can enjoy these places and will surely convince you to move to Monmouth!

Keansburg Amusement Park, located in Keansburg, NJ

Bring the whole family to the adventure park for a day of adventure on the attractions, games, and arcades. Check out Runaway Rapids Waterpark, one of the most favorite NJ water parks, which features more than 18 slides, a crazy lazy river, a kiddie lagoon, a toddler play area, splash zones, and other attractions, among other things.

Leonardo and Ideal Beaches

Spend an idyllic day of play at Middletown’s low-key bay beaches, which are perfect for families. These pet-friendly beaches, which are devoid of boardwalks and eateries, are ideal for relaxing, making sandcastles, and wandering with your dog. During the warmer months, facilities are open.

Monmouth County Beaches

Take a day trip to the shore, where you can stay healthy and have fun without having to spend money. Playgrounds, a dog park, sports grounds, and hiking trails are all included inside many of our beaches.

  • Asbury Park
  • Avon By The Sea
  • Belmar
  • Bradley Beach
  • Deal
  • Keansburg
  • Loch Arbour
  • Long Branch Municipal Beach
  • Long Branch Seven Presidents Park
  • Manasquan
  • Monmouth Beach
  • Ocean Grove
  • Sandy Hook
  • Sea Bright
  • Sea Girt
  • Spring Lake

Shark River Park

Shark River Park encompasses 946 acres and is situated on the river. It provides magnificent hiking paths in the summer, while it provides excellent ice skating ponds in the winter. Jump about on the playground, go fishing for trout in the river, or cook up a feast on the picnic tables provided.

Happy Day Farm, located at 106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan

Visitors can pick blueberries, raspberries, sunflowers, and pumpkins at Happy Day Farm. The flower farm is open to the public in the summer and fall and is open to the public during those seasons. Starting on June 12, visitors will be able to take a stroll through the lavender fields; blueberry harvesting will commence in late June once the lavender fields have been mowed. Picking sunflowers and zinnias begin the weekend of July 4. In the fall harvest season, which spans from September 11 to October 24, pumpkins may be found in plenty.

It is challenging to include all of the options for relaxation and enjoyment in Monmouth County in one article, but we hope this has provided you with things to do in Monmouth County. Planning to buy a house in Monmouth County? Send me a message! I understand that you are searching for more than just the perfect house; you are also looking for the right community. With my extensive local knowledge, I’ll help you!

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