There’s nothing in the world like summers down the shore. The sun, the sand, the surf: It’s all right here waiting for you.
If you lived in Monmouth County, you’d never have to worry about snagging a deal on a hotel room or rental house, because you’d already be right here to enjoy all the special events that make summer in New Jersey something truly amazing. It’s no wonder that real estate in the area is such a good investment — everyone wants to be a little closer to the Atlantic to make memories of days spent in vacation mode.
Here are five great reasons to get yourself a place down the shore this summer:
1. Monmouth County Beaches
The number one reason people flock to New Jersey in the summer is to find a patch of sand to call home for the day. From Sandy Hook to Manasquan, each town along the coast offers public beaches with a different flavor and style. There are also several beaches in Middletown, NJ facing Sandy Hook Bay. Try them all to find your favorite!
2. The Monmouth County Fair
The Monmouth County Fair takes center stage in Freehold on July 27-31. In addition to rides for the kids and food for everyone, this classic agricultural fair features farm animals, produce and a home and garden competition that will prove once and for all the New Jersey most certainly is the Garden State.
3. Big Concerts at the PNC Bank Arts Center
Located in Holmdel and positioned for easy access from the highway, the PNC Bank Arts Center is the place to be for concerts all summer long. Love classic bands? They’ve got Heart with Joan Jett and Cheap Trick. Want some country? Florida Georgia Line arrives in August. Rap? Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are headed your way. There’s something for everyone in this summer’s lineup of stars.
4. Beach-side Concerts at the Stone Pony
The Stone Pony is most famous for giving Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi a place to play in the early days, and this Asbury Park institution is still going strong. There aren’t many places in the world where you can step off the beach, cross the street and hear your favorite musicians play. Upcoming performers include Jason Mraz, The Gin Blossoms, Jane’s Addiction and The Go-Gos. You can also catch cutting-edge local acts all summer long.
5. The Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
If all the special events have tired you out, try some retail therapy at the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls. There are over 100 factory stores and outlet shops here, so you’re sure to get the very best deals on all your favorites. It’s the perfect rainy-day activity or — cover your ears, kids! — back-to-school shopping destination.