Author: Deborah P. Carter

Balancing its classic musical roots with a wave of revitalization, this seaside Monmouth County town, with a population of 17,000, has reemerged as a hot Shore destination. From the iconic boardwalk to the Cookman Avenue shopping district, the vibe here is beachy cool and eclectic.

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Brothers Nick and Peter Dedes sold their long-running diner, the Union Plaza, and in 2016 opened Echo Tape & Grille.The Echo has an indoor fire pit, craft beer and a wide-ranging tavern-style menu.

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Whether you’re craving quiet indulgence or merriment and mimosas, NJ offers an array of spas to elevate your mood and improve your well-being.

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1. Be lazy. Perhaps, lazy is a strong word.  What we mean is conserve your energy. Put relaxation in the… Read the rest

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Summer reading isn't just for students. Whether you're at the pool or down the Shore, these books by New Jersey writers will make the perfect companion.

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Poolside or shore side, dive into these swimmingly cool items and let the summer fun begin.

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New Jersey’s gambling mecca can claim a remarkable collection of luxury hotels, world-class restaurants and top-name entertainment—plus fabulous beaches and the original Boardwalk. It adds up to a great romantic getaway for couples who seek something more than a quiet retreat.

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The revitalized Asbury Park is alive with new shops and plenty of casual and upscale eateries. Stroll the boardwalk, shop for antiques along Cookman Avenue, but be sure to leave lots of energy for the nightlife.

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Home to the 13 ½-acre Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the Visual Arts Center of NJ, and a host of fine-dining and casual eateries, there's lots to see, do and taste in this town.

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Mature trees, sprawling lawns and stately residences define the neighborhoods of this upscale Union County enclave with a population of 20,000. Check out our snapshot of this dynamic downtown that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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