Monmouth County is home to over 50 miles of bay beaches and beautiful oceans, as well as Sandy Hook, Long Branch, Asbury Park, and fascinating restaurants, sprawling parks, and woodland and so much more. It is a place for the whole family to catch up on the good times and have endless fun.  

Below are our top five picks of things to do in Monmouth County. And if you want more information about places to get things done, the Jersey Shore Family Guide might come in handy.

Magic Sky Play, Morganville, NJ—where your imagination is as tall as the sky! 

There’s no dull moment when you visit Magic Sky Play at Morganville.  The 4,500 square foot play space has custom-made exhibits that send a child’s imagination to another level. These exhibits generate curiosity and engender social, physical and cognitive development in children. The hosts of Magic Sky opens seven days a week for a special event and other interests—even special birthday parties that find usefulness for the play space are not left out.

Let the imaginations  of your children soar as they dress up  looking like a firefighter, slide down from the top of a castle, play grocery shopping, jump through the stars, and lots more.

Parents can sit back and watch their kids play and have so much fun, as they even serve ice cream, Starbucks coffee pastries, and other snacks.

Children are under the supervision of their parents or caregivers at all time. This play space caters for children under eight years old. If you’re in Morganville and thinking about how to get your kids busy, Magic Sky Play is the place to be.

Fish or Cruise– Highlands, NJ

Another thing of interest to do and get the fun going is to go fishing or cruising on the custom-built, 50-foot charter boat sailing by Capt. Dave out of Baker’s Marina on the bay. Captain Dave Dzielak boasts of over 30 years of experience fishing on the water off the Jersey Shore and claims to offer a 5-star trip. Passengers can enjoy both the bay and ocean due to its convenient location. The charter boat can take up to 34 passengers comfortably. 

Whether you wish to escape to the open waters of the Atlantic or you’re an avid fisherman, sailing on The Capt. Dave boat is a sure way to kick boredom far away. You can fish on both sides of the vessel which is not readily available with most charter boats, fishing out of New Jersey. With this advantage, catching the largest fish shouldn’t be that hard.  Take a break and move to the spacious cabin area of the sundeck. Do well to ask for cruises, including some weekday specials.

Parasailing in Belmar , NJ

This is a summertime activity that cannot be pushed aside. Go defy gravity and fly like a bird, reaching for the sky and soar 500 feet above sea level, overlooking the pods of dolphins. Enjoy the best parasail you can ever think of this summers at the Jersey Shore.

The Belmar Parasail is family owned and operated, offering parasail in the Shark River Inlet. If you’re in the Military or a teacher by profession, you’ll enjoy a discount like the early bird reservation folks. Nothing does it better than going to the Belmar Parasail.

Parasailing is a combination of parachuting, ballooning, gliding and sailing, all wrapped up in one ride. It is perfect for sports teams and birthday parties.

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime by taking off from the back of 31-foot parasail boat’s flight deck. You have the option to go deep into the waters or gently dipped and landed on the back of the boat as gently as you started.

You can count on the experience of the certified and drug-free crew who have flown people of all ages safely. The choice is yours; fly solo or in the company of friends.  Gather your whole family and treat them to the Jersey Shore like never before.

With $75 per person at Belmar Parasail, soaring through the sky 500 feet in the air will be worthwhile  and the same time enjoying the fantastic landscape of the Monmouth County and the Atlantic Ocean. Open daily from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Gravity Vault, Middletown, NJ

This is an indoor rock-climbing that gets the attention for the right reasons with over 14,000 feet of rock if you certainly want to indulge yourself. Maybe you’re seeking to pick up a new skill or you’re an acclaimed rock climber in NJ, then it is time to get your hands dirty with The Gravity Vault. Enjoy the private sessions, day passes, group and team building or even pack and troop and so much more. It is rest assured that you’ll get professional assistance from the staffs who are experienced climbers in their own right.

Climbing walls include arches, arêtes, keyholes, cracks, chimneys, cracks, overhang and lot more! The facility comes with 40+ foot climbing walls, extensive bouldering–cardiovascular and strength training areas, lounges— 45-60 top rope station, and private party rooms. 

The Gravity Vault aims to make everyone’s rock climbing experience a memorable and positive one. There is a relaxing and welcoming environment for all and sundry–young, old, big or small–willing to take the challenge to the next level.  

Stumpy’s Hatchet House, Eatontown, NJ

Revel in the game of axe-throwing over a drink and simple barbeque at the Stumpy’s Hatchet House. This fun location was the idea of two couples who gathered on a summer night over food, drinks and axe throwing.  They thought of sharing it with the world by inviting locals to attain their throwing techniques and forms. The stumpy’s Hatchet House should readily come to mind as one of the top places in Monmouth with axe throwing ranking among the list of things to do here. You’ll learn how to land axe on the bullseye and immediately get addicted even before you know it.

The atmosphere is inviting, and you can feel relaxed while you wait your turn or watch others do their thing. You can take your relaxation to the next level and lounge on the large comfortable couches with light snacks on the go, even beverages too. You can also order in and dine on the classic farm tables. There are no menus to all eateries.  Go axing and enjoy all there is at the Stumpy’s.

Never forget to check out the fantastic party option available via Stumpy’s; all your guest will open their mouth in amazement as to the level of fun that exists here. The large farm tables are available everywhere in all locations, which is perfect for a buffet and comfy sofa  ideal for guests.

If you’re new to Monmouth, the above activities will be of great interest to help you get going. If you are looking for things to do in New Jersey today or in the future, the activities above will also not fall short.

Keep your imagination alive and even take it to a whole new level with these top five things to do in Monmouth that you’ll never forget in a hurry. Brace yourself for all-out excitement and adventure.