Attractions in Long Branch, NJ

Things to Do and See

The premier New Jersey weekend getaway destination, Ocean Place is only minutes from  the area's most amazing attractions, from the excitement of thoroughbred racing at Monmouth Park to shopping at Pier Village or the Jersey Shore Outlets and Sandy Hook/ Gateway National Park. With year-round activities and Jersey Shore events near this oceanfront hotel, there's always something to do.

Day trips can be arranged for small to large groups for diving, deep-sea fishing, charters and parties. Finally, if you wish to experience the high-stakes action at Monmouth Park Racetrack, this luxurious Jersey beach hotel resort offers convenient access.

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Pier Village

distance: 4 minute walk from hotel
Pier Village

A beautiful ocean vista, trendy shops, fabulous dining choices and luxury apartments: what’s not to love? You can find hot music or cool karaoke, boutique shopping finds and delightfully unique restaurants. All offer a stunning ocean backdrop!

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Monmouth Park Racetrack

distance: 5 minute drive from hotel
Monmouth Park race track

If thoroughbred horse racing is your thing, then this is your place. The Monmouth Park Racetrack is known for the Haskell Invitational, its marquee event, but the park also runs the Jersey Derby. So choose your horse, cheer him on and hope for a win!

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Sandy Hook / Gateway National Park

distance: 15 minute drive from hotel
Father and Son Looking at Ocean

Sandy Hook offers 7 solid miles of stunning ocean and bay beaches with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Nestled in Gateway National Park, which stretches over two states, Sandy Hook is one of dozens of attractions. Whether you’re looking for a beach, a historic spot, a wildlife refuge or a picturesque pier, Gateway is the must-stop spot on your visit.

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Old Orchard Country Club

distance: 10 Minute drive from hotel
Person Playing Golf

This picturesque golf course has earned its name: nestled among nearly 6,700 yards of championship terrain sit apple trees original to the orchard on which the club was built. After a challenging round of golf with friends, hit the bar to quench your thirst or visit the patio bar and grill to dine al fresco with the players you just beat on the course.

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Monmouth Mall

Couple Shopping

Monmouth Mall is a destination unto itself. Pop into any of the nearly 100 stores. Then relax and grab a bite to eat at any of the well-known restaurants populating the mall. And, of course, no mall experience would be complete without a trip to the movies: the latest flicks are shown in style in the 15-screen IMAX theater.

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Asbury Park Boardwalk

distance: 20 Minute Drive from hotel
Asbury Park Boardwalk

Does “Asbury Park” make you think of Bruce Springsteen and the Stone Pony? We can’t guarantee you’ll see the Boss, but you can surely stop in at the Stone Pony for some great music and a t-shirt! This boardwalk is what they’re meant to be: a pristine beach, historic spots to stop, upscale and inventive dining options and an incredible people-watching scene.

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Jersey Shore Premium Outlet

distance: 20 Minute Drive from hotel
Jersey Shore Premium Outlet

If you’re looking for bling on a budget, you’ve come to the right place. From high-end stores to the standard names you know and love, everyone’s offering a bargain and shoppers give little squeals of joy every time they’re handed a receipt.

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Six Flags Great Adventure

distance: 30 minute drive from hotel
Six Flags

Plan a day to visit Six Flags Great Adventure, less than one hour from this impressive New Jersey oceanfront hotel. Packed with exciting world-class rides -- including 13 amazing roller coasters, fabulous shows, and pulse-racing attractions -- Six Flags is perfect for a fun-filled weekend. Fly on Superman-Ultimate Flight, the only "flying" coaster of its kind in the Northeast. Blast off on the 230-foot Nitro - which reaches speeds of 80 miles per hour and features a mile-long track packed with relentless thrills! Select this picturesque New Jersey beachfront hotel resort for easy access to Six Flags, with rides and attractions that include:

Hurricane Harbor, with 27 exciting water rides

Wild Safari, with lion compound tours

Bugs Bunny National Park, the park's third children's area

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Two River Theater

distance: 20 Minute drive from hotel
Two River Theater

This not-for-profit theater is a local favorite, often winning the designation “Theatre of the Year.” Thousands of people flock to this intimate venue to see classics, innovative new theater and revived masterpieces. Performances are known to engage the audience and present stories through an unforgettable experience.

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New Jersey Repertory Company

distance: 5 minute drive from hotel
New Jersey Repertory Company

Innovative theater performances from aspiring playwrights as well as magnificent productions from well-established names, the award-winning, non-profit New Jersey Repertory company has it all. New Jersey Rep is also known for participating in 10 “rolling world premieres” in which a new play is independently produced by three theaters in three different cities within a 12-month period.

Count Basie Theatre

distance: 20 Minute Drive from hotel
Count Basie Theatre

Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel and Lyle Lovett have all sung the praises of this award-winning theater, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A true gem, the Count Basie has hosted headliners since 1926. Don’t turn down a chance to catch a show at this glorious venue.

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Ocean Place Resort

Balcony Looking over the Ocean

One Ocean BLVD,

Long Branch , NJ 007740