Although its reign as a summer resort destination in the 50s and 60s has long since ended, this lovely beach is set for a come back once people realize how beautiful and close-by this beach truly is. Located on the south shore of Long Island in Queens Rockaway Beach provides New Yorkers with a beach that is accessible by subway. This beach is perfect whether you want to swim, surf, fish, play volleyball, or just enjoy strolling besides the ocean. Don't miss out on visiting the 1908 St. Rose of Lima Church to admire the classic architecture of the Rockaway subway stop.
Six Flags Great Adventure offers all the rides you can imagine. Whether you're looking for extreme thrill rides like the new Zumanjaro, the world's highest 415 feet drop ride, or more child-friendly rides like "Porky Pig Camp Wagons," you can be sure to find it at Six Flags. The theme park is also home to family-friendly concerts, live entertainment, a parade, and a Six Flags Wild Safari. After a long day, stop by one of their many eating places like La Cantina or Papa John's Pizza in order to regain your strength. With purchase of a "Flash Pass," you can have unlimited visits.
Brooklyn's Coney Island became one of the city's leisure hotspots in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, following the introduction of the Coney Island & Brooklyn Railroad streetcar line. Since then, the area has been swamped by resorts and attractions. Following the decline of World War II and the years of neglect the park endured after, the area has burst back into life and is home to Luna Park, the Aquarium and of course, the beach. A three-mile-long boardwalk runs the length of Coney Island into Brighton Beach. There is sometimes a circus, but always something strange to see. Also, don't let the non-holiday cooler months deter you from visiting; it is much less crowded, and the stores remain open.
Spring Lake Beach is a quiet, pristine beach overlooking the vast, scintillating expanses of the North Atlantic Ocean. When in town, enjoy a fun day out with your family with a visit to this beach. Take a walk down its sandy shores, have a leisurely picnic or sunbathe under the clear skies, splash around in the shimmering waters, or simply relax as you watch the world go by. With a long boardwalk and plenty of restrooms, Spring Lake Beach makes for a perfect weekend getaway in the town.
Overlooking the picturesque Spring Lake, Divine Park is a tranquil green oasis that is home to a variety of beautiful local flora and fauna. When in town, visit this park on a pleasant evening to soak in the town's quaint atmosphere. Home to a number of towering trees such as the white oak, sassafras, pin oak, sugar maple and horse chestnut, the park serves as a lush green paradise that is thriving with life. Stroll amid its verdant environs as you spot little insects, bids and animals, try your hand at fishing in the lake, or have a leisurely picnic on the grass.
The Spring Lake Historical Society Museum aims to acquaint visitors to the town with the intriguing history and culture of Spring Lake. The society is home to a collection of exhibits, including fascinating artifacts that trace the town's early settlements, daily life, culture, gradual development, and day-to-day activity in the modern era. The permanent exhibits explore general local history of Spring Lake, while the changing exhibits throw light on specific aspects of the community. When in town, visit the museum to know more about the town's glorious past and gain deeper insights into its people.
Grape Beginnings is an award-winning winery in Eatontown for beginners of wine as well as connoisseurs alike. They organize engaging wine-making programs that take you through the entire process from fruit to bottle. The choicest grapes from California, Italy, Chile and Australia are crushed, pressed and racked into oak barrels. Create your own bottle or private label for a one-of-a-kind experience. They also brew beer, balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
This is a one of a kind recreational center where groups or pairs can engage in hatchet throwing. It is often visited by companies where colleagues build a strong team spirit attitude. It is an indoor paradise for true adventure seekers, individuals only 21 and over are allowed here. One can hold their private parties with family and friends at this location with extra fees for food and drinks.
Opened in 1870, Monmouth Park is a popular thoroughbred horse racetrack. It was the brainchild of Amos Robbins, John F. Chamberlain and John Hoey. It has a turbulent past and was closed and unused for nearly 60 years. Thankfully, the restored racing arena has several dining options such as Salvator Bar & Grill and The Lady's Secret Cafe. It also features a club house and a gift shop.