Oct 20 - Oct 21
Earth's gifts are fantastic to behold. Island Beach State Park Entrance is evidence of that.
It's in Beach Haven, roughly 40 miles (64 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Trenton.
If you're reluctant to spend a huge amount of time commuting from your hotel, book a room at the Windjammer Motor Inn, only 1 mile (2 kilometers) away from Island Beach State Park Entrance.
If you would prefer to put aside a bit of money for some of the more important things in life, you can spend a night at one of the budget-friendly hotels in the surrounding neighborhoods. Two popular ones are the Econo Lodge Seaside Heights - Toms River East and the Skyview Manor Motel.
If you're the sort of person that does quite a bit of your sightseeing from the cozy interiors of cafes, then you're in the right place. An easy walk away, Ebby's Ristorante and Lounge provides all the drinks and snacks you need. If it's a hearty dinner you're after, try Red Fox Beach Bar & Grill, a nearby establishment that's frequented by locals and travelers alike. You know it's time to have a round of drinks when dusk starts to fall. Ask the bartender for your favorite beer, wine or spirit at Chef Mike's ABG, only five minutes away by foot.