Looking for some new date night spots around Monmouth County, NJ? With its brilliant beaches, parks nestled into central Jersey's rolling hills, award-winning dining, and variety of top-notch venues, there are countless locales throughout Monmouth that make great date night settings.

Stroll Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park is a great place to spend a romantic evening along the Atlantic. With a number of highly rated Longbranch restaurants close by, you can dine while taking in stunning ocean views. Choose from celebrated seafood spots, popular wine bars, and traditional Italian, Thai, and Chinese options. After your meal, walk the park's stretch of sand holding hands as the sun sinks below the waves.

Picnic at Turkey Swamp Park

Pack a basket of finger food fare and enjoy an outdoor evening at Turkey Swamp Park. Picnicking at Turkey Swamp in Freehold is the perfect autumn date when the park's lake is flanked by the neighboring forest's vibrant fall foliage.

After your al fresco meal, wander the park's 9 miles of woodland trails, keep your eyes peeled for New Jersey native wildlife, or watch the sun descend over the lake's mirroring waves.

See a Show at Count Basie Theatre

Featuring live jazz shows, comedy acts, and even flying acrobats, the stage at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, is transformed nightly to provide a new entertainment experience for locally and nationally recognized talents. With a wide variety of performers, whether you're in the mood to laugh, sing along, or be awed, Count Basie makes a perfect date night venue.

Head out to dinner and grab a cocktail from one of Count Basie's full-service bars before the curtains open. Then sit back and enjoy the show!

Go Bowling at Shore Lanes

Enjoy a fun date night with a little friendly competition bowling at Shore Lanes in Neptune, NJ. Shore Lanes is one of the last remaining independently owned and family-run bowling alleys in the country. Take part in late-night fun at the lanes with a snack, wine, and beer bar that will keep you and your date happily sipping and munching (while keeping an eye on the score).

Taste and Unwind at the Wine Loft

The Wine Loft in Longbranch offers a long list of international wines in its swanky, date-worthy digs. Enjoy your wine with tasty tapas or comfort food favorites, from upscale sliders to barbeque chicken tacos. With modest prices, live music on Fridays, and late night hours, the Wine Loft is a great place to enjoy the company of your date.

Whichever spot you choose to spend your date night from Freehold to Farmingdale and Monroe Townships, Monmouth County offers a wide variety of options from laid back to romantic that are sure to make memorable backdrops for a fun night out!

And if you need a new ride to pick up your date in style, stop by Freehold Dodge to pick out a new or used vehicle nearby.


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