Here in New Jersey, spending a weekend at the shore isn’t just a pastime – it’s tradition. Millions of people flock to the coast each year to relax, unwind, and spend quality time with loved ones. The Jersey Shore is filled with attractions to keep the whole family entertained, and they’re all within close proximity to Ocean Grove! Check out a few of our favorites activities and start planning your trip today. If you need help finding fun things to do in Ocean Grove, NJ, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide!

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Things to Do in Ocean Grove, NJ, and Beyond

Band playing at a small music venue in NJ


The Jersey Shore is so much more than just the beaches. In fact, it’s become a top destination for arts and music. Visitors can enjoy a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, sporting events, and more. Here are just a few of the outstanding entertainment venues in our area.


Champagne toast at sunset at the Jersey Shore


When it comes to awesome nightlife, no place compares to the Jersey Shore. Legendary bars like the Stone Pony and Wonder Bar have been attracting locals and visitors for decades. You’ll also find trendy, sophisticated clubs like the Watermark and McLoone’s Supper Club. These venues offer year-round live entertainment and are hotspots on the weekends.

Wine and cheese board


Nothing works up an appetite quite like a night out! Luckily, you don’t need to look far to find delicious cuisine at the shore. Start your morning with brunch in Asbury Park, or grab lunch from a local food truck. You can even indulge in popular Japanese eats at TAKA, one of the best sushi spots in the area.

For a complete list of restaurants in Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, view our dining page and access our free Vacation Guide!


Make Ocean Grove Your Home Away From Home

Now that you know some of the best things to do in Ocean Grove, it’s time to book your stay! Our beautiful properties are just steps from the beach and provide easy access to all of the attractions listed above. Plus, our elegant accommodations and top-notch amenities make us one of the best lodging options in the Garden State.

Master bedroom and balcony in the Bradley Suite

Reserve a room at The Ocean View Inn or The Ocean Plaza Hotel and enjoy your own private bathroom, beautiful views, and a delicious continental breakfast each morning. At the end of the day, curl up under fine cotton linens and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. There’s truly nothing better!

Check our availability and book your stay now.
We look forward to hosting you!