Arts & Entertainment, Shopping & More

If you found an activity not on my list, please tell me.
Avon Concerts:
On the Boardwalk just about every night at 7:30 July and August.
There are a variety of other bands and musicians all week. One block North at the Pavilion.
Bradley Beach:
One town north, has a variety of concerts every summer night including country and jazz dancing. Bradley offers mini-golf and bocce ball courts, as well as a playground for children.
Ocean Grove:
The center of Ocean Grove has many quaint shops and restaurants. Make a right on Main Street and go approximately 2.5 miles and make a right on Main Avenue. As soon as you see the shops, park and walk.
Asbury Park:
Silver Ball Museum Arcade-Fun for all ages. Come experience timeless pinball machines and the fun they offer. Located on the boardwalk in Asbury Park across from The Stone Pony (100 Ocean Ave.) 732-774-4994 . Water park and mini-golf are also located on the Asbury boardwalk along with an assortment of restaurants and shops.
Belmar Marina: Party Boats are located in Shark River Inlet, Hwy. 35 Belmar. Catch fish on boats like the Miss Belmar Princess, Golden Eagle, Suzie Girl, and Ocean Explorer. 732-681-2266 .
You can also fish off the jetty right at the cove beach in Avon if you have a license.

Savannah Ray Charters:
Sailing out of the Shark River Inlet, Capt. Bill specializes in sport fishing for up to four passengers. Full-day and half-day charters are available for striped bass, bluefish and fluke fishing. Contact Capt. Bill Jemison at (609) 865-7915 or visit for more information.
Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari:
Ride through the Wild Safari and then experience thrills in the Amusement Park.
Rt. 537 Jackson- Take 35 South to I-195 west to exit 16. 732-928-1821

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor:
Enjoy high-speed rides, a 45-acre tropical getaway, and one of the longest, laziest rivers in creation. Rt. 537 Jackson- Take 35 South to I-195 west to exit 16. Watch for signs. 732-928-1821
Triple “T” Canoes:
Located near Double Trouble State Park. Canoe rentals for ages 5 and up. Open Thursday through Sunday. Exit 77 off Garden State Parkway, right onto Double Trouble Road, on the left ¼ mile up.
Atlantic City:
This top tourist attraction will dazzle your imagination. Less than an hour away. Stroll on the world’s longest boardwalk and enjoy top celebrity entertainment and fine dining at the casino hotels. Call 800-BOARDWALK (262-7395) for information. Take Garden State Pkwy. South to exits 40 & 38 and follow signs.
St. Elizabeth Church- Catholic- 424 Lincoln Ave. Avon: 732-774- 4089
Avon United Methodist Church- 507 Garfield Ave. Avon: 732-774-4368
Avon Baptist Church- 435 Sylvania Ave. Avon: 732-776-8806

Cream Ridge Winery:
Come taste award-winning wines and stroll the vineyards of this picturesque Monmouth County winery. On route 539 (25 miles down 195), Cream Ridge, NJ. Tours almost every day and events throughout the year. Call (609) 259-9797 for specific events.
The Brewer’s Apprentice- Make your own beer and wine in the only “Brew on Premise” in the tri-state area. Located in Freehold. 732-863-9411
Horseback Riding:
Circle A Riding Stable- Ride through trails and see all that nature has to offer. Ages 7+. 116 Herbertsville Rd. Howell: 732-938-2004 .
Allaire State Park- Historic village- Ride the train or picnic at the many shaded picnic sites. Wall Twp.: 732-919-3500
Gateway National Recreation Area  Sandy Hook. Visitor’s Center with nature and history programs. Bicycling, hiking and the only nude beach around. 732-872-5970
Island Beach State Park Natural Shoreline beauty. Surf fishing, driving on the beach, & horseback riding. $6-$10 per carload. 732-793-0506
Monmouth Battlefield State Park  Manalapan. Visitor Center, exhibits, picnic areas, playgrounds and nature center. Battle of Monmouth reenactments. 732-462-9616 .
Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park- Ride through the Wild Safari and then experience thrills in the Amusement Park. Take 35 South to I-195 west to exit 16 & follow signs. 732-928-1821
Double Trouble State Park- Cranberry bogs, trails, fishing, canoing, and Double Trouble Village. Rent canoes from Triple “T” Canoes (info above). 732-341-6662

There are many small antique stores hidden away in all of the towns along the shore. Local ones such as Country- By- The- Sea, 515 Sylvania Ave., Avon. 732-776-6671
A larger dealer- Antiques Center is located in Red Bank- exit 109 off the parkway and is one of the largest antique centers in the tri- state area: 732-741-5331 . Pt. Pleasant Antique Emporium is filled with goodies located at the corner of Bay and Trenton Avenues, Pt. Pleasant BCH: 732-892-2222 . Ocean Grove also offers an array of specialty and unique stores.
ummertime Surf School: has been set up on the 3rd Ave. beach in Belmar offering surf camps, private lessons, adult programs and surf parties. Their website is and phone number is 732-599-2700 .

Beach Cinema- 110 Main St. Bradley Beach: 732-774-9089 Discounted seats; call for movies. Make a right on Main Street and it is about a mile on the right.
Clearview Middlebrook Galleria- Middlebrook Shopping Center, Ocean Twp. 732-493-3800 . 10 minutes up 35N on the southbound side.
AMC Loews Monmouth Mall 15- Monmouth Mall, Eatontown. 20 minutes up 35N on the southbound side. 732-935-0789
There is also a selection of videos downstairs next to the big screen TV.

Free Gym/Health Club and Spa:
I purchased a corporate membership at the premier heath club and spa on the East Coast The Atlantic Club – &free passes for anyone staying with us (ask for a pass). Brochure in this book or by message center downstairs and Spa prices & but it has everything &I have never seen a better health club &Indoor and outdoor pool, tennis, etc. So no one ever will ask me what to do in the rain! 732-223-2100

Club Amenities: Club Cafe (for lunch or dinner), Gymnasium, Fitness Room, New Locker Room Facilities, Indoor/ Outdoor Swim Club(heated Whirlpool, Sauna and Steam Room. The Outdoor Swim Club is open in the Summer Months. The Outdoor Cafe© offers a Jersey Shore Boardwalk menu), Nursery, Racquetball & Squash Courts, 13 Tennis Courts, Cardio Kick Boxing, Water exercise classes, Tai Chi, Spinning, Step Aerobics, Pilate-based mat training, Yoga and more! The Milagro Spa & Salon full service spa and salon offers massage therapy, skin care, body treatment, manicure, pedicure, hydrotherapy and salon services (hair, nail, etc.)
Directions: Go down Sylvania Ave. and just after you cross over Main street there is an entrance to 35 South &go 35S for about 5 miles till you come to the first circle and make the first right of the circle and about a mile down that road you will see the Club and spa on your right &entrance to the Club is in the rear.
Flea Markets/Auction:
Collingwood Park Auction and Flea Market- Routes 33 and 34 (just a half mile west of the Collingwood Circle), Farmingdale: 732-938-7941
Englishtown Auction- 90 Wilson Ave., Englishtown. 35 N to 33W to 527N. 732-446-9644Manasquan Water Taxi & Water World: Great Restaurants & Bar Hopping 7 Nights a week in the Summer/Weekends until Halloween. Day Trips: Fishing, Sightseeing etc. Halloween Hay rides Sept. to Halloween. Services are offered from 6pm to 1am in the summer. Eat drink and have fun! Also features a floating trampoline, kayaking and more. 732-528-9248

Amaryllis Studio- 600 Main Street in Avon (One block North) Hair, Nails, Facials etc.732-502-9520 .
Studio Z Hair Design- 218 Main Street in Avon (2 &1/2 blocks South) 732-774-4433
Electric Beach- 214 Main Street in Avon (2 &1/2 blocks South) 732-776-7025
Spring Lake Therapeutic Massage:
Aromatherapy Massage: 1 hour – $80; Sound Therapy and Massage Sound Therapy also available.
Inn-Calls- Available Upon Request in your room. Your treatment is an hour, although longer sessions are available by advance appointment. 732-449-4975 or
Point Pleasant Boardwalk:
Beach and Amusement area and Aquarium. Enjoy the mile long white sand beach, rides, games, deep- sea fishing and restaurants. Fun for the whole family. 732-892-0600 . Take Hwy. 34 south to Point Pleasant.Ocean Grove Great Auditorium: Call for concert schedule. Ocean Grove. 732-775-0035
Motor boat rentals- Fisherman’s Den Bait & Tackle Shop, 900 Marina Ave. Belmar:732-681-5005
I provide bikes or rentals available at DJ’s Cycles 15th and Main St., Belmar. 732-681- 8228 . You can ride the boardwalk from 6am to 9am.
Freehold Raceway Park:
Watch harness racing, trotters and pacers in one of New Jersey’s historic areas.732-462-3800
Monmouth Park Racetrack:
Enjoy thoroughbred racing from late May through early September. This exciting facility also offers excellent dining. Located in Oceanport, 732-222-5100 .
Jet skiing/ Wave runner/ Ocean Kayaking Rentals: Belmar Marina 732-681-2266
Shark River Kayaks: Wildlife Ecology Tours & Diving Trips, Rentals & Fishing. Belmar Marina between 8th and 10th Aves. 732-749-0490 . Go south on 35 and you will see the Marina after the bridge.

Golf: The six I recommend & and why:
Cruz farm: A little short and not maintained like a Country Club but You can always walk on, they usually don’t force you into a foursome, $20/$28 bucks and they also have nine hole rates. 732-938-3378 .
Shark River Golf Course- course on Rt. 33, Neptune (close, very nice, do a drive by first, tough to get on): 732-922-4141 .
Twin Brook Golf Center-Range- Miniature Golf and a good size Par Three Course Take 33 to Jumping Brook Rd. and you cannot miss it a mile down after you cross Rt. 66 in Neptune: 732-922-1600 .
Pebble Creek Golf Club- Rt. 537 Colts Neck, NJ 07722. 732-303-9090 . Off rt. 34 about 20min.
Knob Hill- Manalapan, NJ 07726. 732-792-7722 , 30 min away but Semi private nice layout and worth the trip and easy to get a tee time.
Colts Neck Golf Club. 732-303-9330 . 20 min away nice layout and worth the trip and easy to get a tee time. Save $20 if you play after 12:00pm
More Courses &Colonial Terrace Golf Club- Wicapecko Dr., Ocean Twp.: 732-775-3636
or Hominy Hill Golf Course- Mercer Rd, Colts Neck: 732-462-9222 .
Howell Park Golf Course- Preventorium Rd., Howell: 732-938-6760
or Pine Brook Golf Course- 1 Covered Bridge Boulevard, Manalapan: 732-536-7272
or Spring Meadow Golf Course- 395 Allaire Rd, Allaire: 732-449-0806 .

Miniature Golf- Driving Range-Pitch and Putt:
Bradley Beach Miniature Golf  Bradley Beach boardwalk.
Asbury Park Miniature Golf- Asbury boardwalk
Quail Ridge Golf World- driving range, pitch and putt, miniature golf and a good size Par Three Course all at – Hwy. 34 and Hurley Pond Rd. Wall: 732-681-0918 Take 195 to 34 North.

Belmar Parasail- Fly 500 feet above the Atlantic! Also has banana boat rides! 732-681-UFLY
Lanes at Sea Girt- 35 South, on the left after the circle. 732-449-4942
Shore Lanes- 35 North three miles on the left. 732-775-6050Concerts:
P.N.C. Bank Arts Center- exit 116 off the Garden State Pkwy. N., Holmdel: 732-203-2500 . Come out for the stars. Also, the Ocean Grove Auditorium.

Centennial Cottage  Ocean Grove, 1879 seaside vacation home restored and furnished to the period of the 1870s. 732-774-1869
Historical Society of Ocean Grove – 50 Pitman Ave, Ocean Grove. 732-774-1869
Monmouth Museum- Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. 732-747-2266
New Jersey’s Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial  Holmdel 1-800-648-VETS (8387)
Sea Girt Lighthouse- Sunday tours. 732-974-0514
Spring Lake Historical Society- 5th & Warren Ave, Spring Lake. 732-449-0772
Open Thursday 10am noon and Sunday 1:30  3:30pm

The town pool is one block over and if you have a note from me they will let you buy a day pass.Picnic at the beach: Avon is one of the few beaches that allow coolers. Also, along Rt. 35 by the marina in Belmar there are picnic benches and cookers for barbecuing.
Tennis: Tennis courts are located on Hwy. 35 Belmar- right on the Shark River Inlet.
Avon courts -three blocks South and one block past Main Street.

Baseball: Lakewood Blue Claws where every game is a “… home run of fun…” Friday night fireworks and Kid Character Sundays as well as Thirsty Thursdays 732-901-7000 for games
Theatre Productions
Spring Lake Community House Theater- 3rd and Madison Ave. Spring Lake 732-449-4530 .
Algonquin Arts Theatre – Main Street Manasquan 732-528-9211
Ice Skating: Wall Sports Arena 1215 Wyckoff Rd., Farmingdale 732-919-7070

Comedy Night:
Ferrara’s & Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
518 & 520 Arnold Ave, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 732-899-3900 call for schedule

Malls and Outlets:
Monmouth Mall- Rt. 35 and 36 Eatontown. 732-542-0333
Freehold Raceway Mall- Intersection of Rt. 9 and 33 Freehold. 732-577-1144
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets- Rt. 18 to 10B, Rt. 66 West, look for signs. 732-918-1700
Circle Factory Outlet Center- Hwy. 35 and Atlantic Ave. Manasquan: 732-223-2300 .
Jackson Premium Outlets(formerly Six Flags Outlet Mall)- Rt. 195 west to exit 16.732-833-0503
Brook 35 Plaza Shopping Center- 2150 Hwy. 35 Sea Girt. 732-974- 2284

Adventure Aquarium- “ &You can visit with African Penguins and Grey and Harbor Seals, touch your nose to the nose of a shark in a 40-foot suspended Shark Tunnel, or visit the 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit to come face-to-face with sharks, stingrays, & more!” 856-365-3300 .
Jenkinson’s Aquarium- Go see penguins, coral reefs, sharks and seals. There is also a touch tank. Located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach. 732-892-0600

Wall Stadium Speedway- Exciting stock car racing is held every Saturday, April through October; special racing events. Located on Rt. 34 Wall. 732-681-6400
Raceway Park- Fun for the whole family with Monster Truck shows, motocross racing, jet cars, and much more. Englishtown. or 732-446-7800
Diving Centers:Divers Two- Avon, 732-776-7755
Outside fireplace:On the back deck for those cold nights or days. Call me I will put it on.
Yoga: Atlantic Club- Ask for passes. Call for classes, 732-223-2100

Auto Rental:
Enterprise- They will deliver your car and pick it up. Belmar, 732-681-0360 . AAA- Ocean Township, 732-389-5559 . Avis- Located in PJ’s Car Wash, Spring Lake, 732-280-2847 .
Taxi Cabs:
Belmar South Tax- 732-681-8101 . Jersey Shore Taxi- 732-768-1604 . Beer Cab- 732-757-7856 .
New Jersey Transit- 800-772-2287 . Academy Bus- Goes to Port authority, (201)420-7000 or (800)442-7272 . Bus Information- 732-780-1121 .

The Spring Lake Theatre Company, under the guidance of Producer/Artistic Director Pat Barry, is attracting widespread acclaim this year. Critics have said, “one of the best examples of local theater anywhere”, “it may be just an hour from Broadway, but it seems much closer.”
Click here for show schedules
(732) 449-4530
Summer Hours
Mon-Sat, 11am – 5pm
Winter Hours
Mon-Thu, 12pm – 3pm
Fri & Sat, 11am – 5pm
Closed Sundays all year
The Avon Manor provides complimentary bicycles including a Tandem bicycle for you to enjoy the miles of boardwalk or local shopping
Party Boats are located in Shark River Inlet- Hwy. 35 Belmar.
Golden Eagle 681-6144 is catching Bluefish- leaves twice a day at 7:30am and 7:30pm.
Local Cruises, Charter and Party Boat Information…
You can also fish off the jetty right at the cove beach in Avon. We also have property on a lake in Spring Lake. Great spot for bass fishing, call for more information.

Atlantic City 1-800-BOARDWALK
This top tourist attraction will dazzle your imagination. Stroll on the world’s longest boardwalk and enjoy top celebrity entertainment and fine dining at the casino hotels.
Call 800-BOARDWALK (262-7395) for information.
Take Garden State Pkwy. South to exits 40, 38 and follow signs.
More info about AC…
Horseback Riding
Circle A Riding Stable- 116 Herbertsville Rd. Howell: 938-2004.
Tall Oaks Farm- open 7 days a week- 151 Oak Glen Rd. Howell: 938-5445 or 1-800-781-7433 .
St. John’s Episcopal Church
110 Woodland Ave. Avon: 775-2468.
Avon United Methodist Church
507 Garfield Ave. Avon: 774-4368.
Taylor Memorial Baptist Church
435 Sylvania Ave. Avon: 776-8806.
St. Elizabeth Church
Catholic- 424 Lincoln Ave. Avon: 774- 4089

Allaire State Park (732) 938-2253
Allaire State Park- Historic village- ride the train or picnic.
An 1830s iron works and mining village, and home to the historic, narrow gauge Pine Creek Railroad, and to the New Jersey Museum of Transportation. Location: Route 524, Farmingdale, N.J. Phone: (732) 938-2253 Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Prices: $3 parking fee on the weekends More Information on Allaire…

Beach Cinema 110 Main St. Bradley Beach: 774-9089 all seats are $3.50- In Fall and Winter date night is Monday: Buy one get one free.
Middlebrook Galleria- Middlebrook Shopping Center, Ocean Twp. 493-3800. Sony Theaters- Monmouth Mall Eatontown.
Point Pleasant Boardwalk
With something for everyone’s tastes and interests, Point Pleasant Beach and Boardwalk remains the Jersey Shore’s preferred location for family fun. Enjoy the mile long white sand beach, rides, games, deep- sea fishing and restaurants. 899-2424.
Take Hwy. 34 south to Point Pleasant.
A lively boardwalk, fishing & crabbing, plus the World Famous Offshore Power Boat Race, Symphonic Concerts, Fireworks & Volley Ball tournaments to name a few. There are shops of every sort, sailing, boating and fishing. The downtown shops on Arnold, and Bay Avenues provide shopping fun for all. Antique shops abound. Spend an afternoon along the boardwalk, visit Jenkinson’s Aquarium, or just simply relax on one of the beaches. For more Information on Point Pleasant Click here
Motor boat rentals- 900 Marina Ave. Belmar: 732-681-5005
Horse Racing
Freehold Raceway Park: Watch harness racing, trotters and pacers in one of New Jersey’s historic areas. Located in Freehold. 732-462-3800

Monmouth Park Racetrack:
Enjoy thoroughbred racing from late May through early September. This exciting facility also offers excellent dining. Located in Oceanport. 732-222-5100 .