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 Halloween festivities.
Photo by C. Leslie
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.
Photo by Michael S. Miller
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 electrifying plays.
Photo by N. Orlowski
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.
Photo by R. Quinley