The Center of Monmouth County
Bruce Springsteen, Freehold’s most famous native son, lived here before he became “The Boss.” In fact, Freehold, the
county seat, is the place Bruce sings about in “My Hometown” on the album Born in the U.S.A. This walkable town is
located in the center of Monmouth County, so it is a convenient anchor for your trip, and you may be surprised by how
much there is for visitors to enjoy. The recently renovated Radisson Hotel of Freehold caters to vacationing families
with onsite dining, fitness center and outdoor pool. Its ballroom is a popular wedding venue. Downtown Freehold offers
numerous international culinary voyages as well as distinctive American fare and an historic diner—and many restaurants
offer sidewalk tables for people-watching. The tiny Center Players Theater and Monmouth County Historical Society
Museum are downtown, and the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is just a few miles away.
DowntownFreehold.com produces a variety of events in the heart of the town year-round. Enjoy the popular weekly
concert series on Thursday nights in the summer and Wednesday nights in the fall. Stop by the Hall of Records Plaza
Farmers’ Market to see what’s on offer every Friday, July through October. Bring the family to celebrations like Halloween
Spooktacular, the Jolly Trolley and a plethora of holiday happenings. There’s a whole lot goin’ on in downtown Freehold.
Log into www.downtownfreehold.com to shop, dine, discover and explore.
Monmouth County’s Tourism Department
is headquartered at 1 East Main Street.
Stop in for brochures and visitor
information. The knowledgeable
staff is happy to help. Reach them
at www.visitmonmouth.com or
Photo Courtesy of Monmouth
County Parks System