Things to Do In and Around Long Branch in Winter
When most people think of the Jersey shore, they imagine the sun glinting off the Atlantic Ocean; soft, shimmering sand beneath their feet; the sounds of children gleefully giggling as the waves tickle their toes; deep, cleansing breaths of tangy salt air; and the taste of pizza, hot dogs, and other savory summer delights enjoyed while strolling the boardwalk.
But are there things to do in and around Long Branch in winter?
In Long Branch, home to the luxury condominiums of 365 Ocean, the answer begins with the eight distinct sections of town. Each has its own unique features, flavor, and feel. Whether your ideal day consists of upscale shopping, checking out that new restaurant with the superb reviews, poking around for that perfect vintage item, or enjoying a concert or play, Long Branch’s calendar of year ‘round events and activities has you covered. And with the many additional entertainment, art, cultural, and culinary delights awaiting you in nearby towns, you’re sure to find plenty of things to do in and around Long Branch in winter! Here’s a taste:
Yes, we mean literally! The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce serves up some of the tastiest fare ever the evening of January 27, 2020 at its popular annual event, A Taste of Long Branch. Local restaurants and their talented chefs will be showcased at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant. Tickets sold out last year, so don’t wait! Follow the link to secure your spot!
Count Basie Center for the Arts in nearby Red Bank is New Jersey’s premier center for the cultural arts, presenting a wealth of engaging cultural and artistic offerings year ‘round.
The New Jersey Repertory Company makes its home in Long Branch, where its primary mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage. The current season offers three full productions and a staged reading.
Monmouth Park’s long and storied history dates back to July 30, 1870 when the track opened, just three miles from Long Branch in Oceanport, New Jersey. While it may be best known for its thrilling horse racing tradition, there’s lots to enjoy at Monmouth Park in the winter. Regularly scheduled viewing parties include professional hockey games and horse races from other parks. You can even watch professional football’s biggest game on their 75-foot HD video wall! Be part of the fun!
Ice Skating at Pier Village is now a winter tradition in Long Branch. From Thanksgiving to Presidents’ Day, visitors lace up their skates and twirl away by-the-sea at the iconic Ice Rink. Also available are birthday party and private event packages at the rink.
Did you know the Pier Village Carousel is open year ‘round? Housed in a heated, retractable glass enclosure, this enchanting throwback to days gone by will charm the young and young-at-heart with its imaginative seaside theme.
Asbury Park is alive and rocking throughout the winter, including the Light of Day WinterFest 2020 concerts, Asbury Park Beerfest, The Rock and Roll Playhouse family concert at the iconic Stone Pony, and more!
And, yes, you can still stroll the Long Branch promenade and take those deep, cleansing breaths of tangy salt air. After all, what would a trip to the beach be without that exquisite luxury?
Your place at the beach awaits at 365 Ocean. Come visit us this winter, choose your luxury beachfront condominium, and prepare to fall in love with the beach in every season.