For more contemporary adventure, Six Flags
offers Great Adventure Theme Park with thrilling hightech rides, a Wild
Safari Animal Park and Hurricane Harbor Water Park. Amusement parks dot
the Jersey Shore with roller coasters, games of chance and great boardwalk
fare, including cotton candy, sausage and peppers and of course great
Music lovers have an unbelievable choice of venues from the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel and the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank to the Albert Music Hall in Waretown and the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, with its 9,000 pipe organ. The Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven delights theatergoers May through December. Lakewood's Strand Theatre and the Ocean County Fine Arts Center at Ocean County College provide a broad array of live shows for the entire family.
Shoppers will love the eclectic mix of shopping experiences including the colorful Englishtown Flea Market, the Six Flags Factory Outlet Center (with its 71 stores) and the handiwork of New Jersey artisans that is sprinkled throughout boutique shops and antique centers in towns like Keyport, Red Bank, Spring Lake, Point Pleasant Beach, Allentown and Long Beach Island. From fishing to sailing regattas, from surfing and lifeguard competitions to boogie boarding and kayaking, from gourmet restaurants to river boat paddle wheelers, the Shore Region is a pleasure that you and your family won't want to miss.