It’s no secret that the Jersey Shore is an incredible summer destination. But if you thought the high season was the best time to visit, think again! Locals know that things really start to heat up here in the winter. During the colder months, couples can take advantage of unobstructed views, holiday celebrations, and of course, fewer crowds. And while you may not be able to lay out on the beach, there are still plenty of fun things to do! Read on to find out our favorites.
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Experience Romantic Getaways in NJ in Winter
Attend a Show
The Stone Pony in Asbury Park is the most famous music club in Central NJ. This historic venue has hosted performances by countless world-renowned musicians, and the music doesn’t stop during the offseason! The Pony’s schedule is booked year-round, and if you and your spouse are lucky enough to get tickets, you might just see one of the best performances of your life at the Jersey Shore this winter.
There’s nothing better than letting loose after a long workweek. For a fun night out with the one you love, check out the Wonder Bar, Watermark, or Bond Street Bar in Asbury Park. These Jersey Shore bars are just as fun in the winter as they are in the summer, and you won’t have to wait in line to get in! Simply pull up a seat and enjoy a different atmosphere than when the tourists are in town. Cheers!
Walk the Boardwalk
Strolling the Ocean Grove Boardwalk is a simple yet romantic activity. There’s something special about walking up and down the promenade, talking and enjoying each other’s company. In the wintertime, the beach and boardwalk are essentially empty and provide the perfect avenue for a peaceful stroll. If you get the chills, cozy up together on a bench and watch the sunset over the ocean.
Climb a Lighthouse
If climbing to the top of a lighthouse is on your Jersey Shore bucket list, you’re in luck! A number of lights are open to the public in the winter, and each offers a breathtaking view. We recommend visiting the Sea Girt Lighthouse, which is about a 20-minute drive from Ocean Grove. Guided tours are available every Sunday through November and explore the keeper’s office, living quarters, and the top of the tower. Another must-see is the Navesink Twin Lights in Highlands, NJ. This historic site is open on weekends and has a museum with unique displays and exhibits. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Book Your Stay at the Inns of Ocean Grove
Oozing with elegance and charm, the Ocean Plaza Hotel is the perfect place to stay during romantic getaways in NJ in winter. Our B&B is located on historic Ocean Pathway, just a short walk from Ocean Grove’s many shops and cafes. It’s also walking distance to numerous restaurants, art galleries, and antique shops in Asbury Park. With some of the best accommodations and amenities in the area, the Plaza Hotel will leave you and your sweetheart with lasting memories. Check our availability and make your reservations today! We look forward to having you.
Are you thinking about spending the holidays with us?
Read our blog about how to experience a Jersey Shore Christmas!