By Caitlin Morgan for Conde Nast Traveler

America has some fantastic cities, sure—but the most beautiful towns in America offer something all their own. Whether they have over-the-top American charm (we're looking at you, Woodstock, Vermont) or proximity to some of the loveliest landscapes on earth (hello, Bar Harbor), these idylls are worth a stopover, at the very least. And don't worry, you won't run out of things to do: These small towns are home to local boutiques, tons of outdoor activities, and restaurant-to-people ratios that lean way in your favor. Below, find our picks for the 26 most beautiful towns in America. READ MORE


In 2008, Jeremy Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime as a tribute to his beloved grandmother, Donna Wheeler. Jeremy’s grandparents played a significant role in his life – his grandmother Donna lived with them as he was growing up, and his grandfather Jerry taught him how to ski when he was three years old by throwing candy bars down the mountain slopes.

Later, as a member of the United States Ski Team, Jeremy had the opportunity to travel around the globe for ski competitions. While in Japan for one of his first World Cup competitions, he witnessed a small act of kindness that would stick with him forever. Jeremy was riding near theback of a very crowded bus when an elderly woman approached the doors. Just as he was wondering how the woman could stand in the packed bus, everyone in the front immediately rose from their seats, helped her aboard, bowed to her and made sure she was seated comfortably before the bus moved forward. At 17, Jeremy was struck by this commonplace demonstration of respect—something that he had rarely seen in the U.S.

For the next seven years, he witnessed countless other acts of kindness and respect for elders all across Europe and Asia. Jeremy founded Wish of a Lifetime in order to bring that same culture of respect to the United States.  READ MORE


Leave it to the government to appropriate a setting so amazing, but that’s what happened at Fort Baker, an army post created in 1866 for the defense of the San Francisco Bay. Located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, the views of the bridge and San Francisco are nothing short of spectacular. In 2002 when it was no longer needed by the military, the base was transferred to the National Park Service, who ultimately leased the property to a hospitality group. The Fort Baker Retreat Group, a project of Passport Resorts, Equity Community Builders and the Ajax Capital Group began the process of converting the 24 buildings into a luxury resort called Cavallo Point. Most of the buildings, officer’s homes, were converted to luxury guestrooms. Others would house reception and private meeting rooms, still others the resort’s signature restaurant, bar and cooking school. The Healing Arts Center & Spa was constructed, additional contemporary guestrooms were built and enlisted men’s barracks were converted to offices and a fitness center. READ MORE


Tried our root beer yet? If not, you’re missing out! A JSBBQ staple, our root beer is perfect for washing down some brisket, one of our stuffed sammies, or in a root beer float. Root beer not your thing? Sub it out for birch beer, vanilla cream, orange soda, or black cherry—all equally creamy and equally delicious. While our sodas are available at all three JSBBQ locations, our floats are exclusive to JSBBQ Point.

The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce 43rd Annual Festival of the Sea is just under a month away! Join us downtown Sat. 9/18 @ 10am for Joe Leone festival favorites including Shrimp Balls, Frutta di Mare, Tomato, Mozzarella & Cucumber Salad, Cannoli and more.

A special upcoming Tuesday night 70s,80, & 90s Throwback Night w/ Beatshot Music, & your hosts DJ Trumastr & MC Vic at Joe's Surf Shack.


August 19-22; 26-29 - The Little Mermaid - Spring Lake Theater
August 21 - Steve HoffstetterCount Basie Theater
August 26
 - Chris Pinnella Sings Billy Joel at House of Independents
August 26 - Paula PoundstoneCount Basie Theater
August 26 - Antique Auto Show - Allaire State Park
August 27 - An Evening with Three Dog NightCount Basie Theater
August 28 - Summer Festival and Craft Fair  -Manasquan
August 28 - Allaire Music Jamboree - Allaire State Park
September 8 - Cheap Trick Count Basie Theater
September 11 - Brielle Day
September 11 - Vic Dibitetto - Count Basie Theater
September 14
 - Nurse Blake - The PTO Comedy Tour - Count Basie Theater
September 17 
Brian Kirk & the Jirks - Born - Count Basie Theater
September 18 - 43rd Festival of the Sea - Point Pleasant
September 24-26 A Chorus Line - Count Basie Theater
September 26 - Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival
September 28 - Christopher Cross - Count Basie Theater
September 29
 - Master of Illusion - Count Basie Theater
September 30
 - Tommy Emmanuel - Count Basie Theater
October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 - Mama Mia - Spring Lake Theater
November 4 - Wine Dinner - Celebrating the "French Chef" Julia Child- A Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Event
November 5-14 - Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
November 7 - Tito's Cocktail Challenge - A Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Event.
November 14 - "Great Pubs of the Jersey Shore." A Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Event.
December 2-5, 10-12, 17-19 - Scrooge - Spring Lake Theater
December 14 "It's a Wonderful Life" - Complimentary Showing Sponsored by Shore

Also see Concerts from the Algonquin, Concerts on the Green  and Concerts on the Plaza from Count Basie, the Stone Pony and PNC Arts Center.


At any given time you may be looking to see who has deals on food, drink and entertainment. Maybe it's a Tuesday night and you want to see who is offering a promotion. Look no further. We've assembled a list of what the Jersey Shore has to offer. Click here


Turnpike Mike at Reef & Barrel
Blues Collar Duo and Rick K at Crab's Claw
Who Brought the Duo and DJ Proud at Bar A
Monday Funday at Headliner Oasis with Julian Cruz

Ned Ryerson Happy Hour, Rich Meyer 8pm at Bum Rogers.

Rich & Chad at Drifthouse by David Burke
Rich Meyers and Jay Sol at Crab's Claw
"Beat the Clock" with DJ Kirk Lopez and DJ Proud at Bar A
Tequila Tuesday with DJ Funsize at Headliner Oasis, $5 Tequila + $3 Bud Light
Larry Alter Happy Hour, Blues Collar Band 8pm at Bum Rogers

Country Happy Hour,  Outdoor Line Dancing and the Brofessionals at Bar Anticipation
Rich & Chad at Drifthouse by David Burke
Slow Kids at Play and Billy Brennan at Crab's Claw
Who Brought the Dog at Headliner Oasis
Garden Party outside at Scarborough Fair - Every Wednesday. Live music and drink specials. This week The Clarke Bros.
Trane Stevens Happy Hour, DJ Shoobs and Vitaman 8pm at Bum Rogers


Last week's question was: What was the name of the bar under the Yankee Clipper in Sea Girt? Answer: The Sand Bar. Winner: Doreen Gastgaber

This week be the 2nd person to answer our question correctly and win a $25 Gift Card to our Featured Restaurant.

The question is: What is the most widely planted wine grape in the world?

Our Featured Restaurant is Fratello's, Sea Girt


Bar Anticipation - Lake Como
Bum Rogers Crabhouse - Seaside Park
Chop Box - Multiple
Crab's Claw Inn - Lavallette
Cross & Orange - Asbury Park 
Drifthouse By David Burke - Sea Bright
Fratello's - Sea Girt
Headliner Oasis - Neptune
Jersey Shore BBQ - Point Pleasant and Belmar
Joe Leone's - Point Pleasant
Joe's Surf Shack - Belmar
Moonstruck - Asbury Park
New Door - Sarasota, Florida
Prime 13 - Point Pleasant  
Red Horse - Rumson
Reef & Barrel - Manasquan 
Rella's Tavern & Cafe - Brielle
Salt Creek Grille - Rumson
Scarborough Fair - Sea Girt
Shipwreck Grill - Brielle
Squan Tavern - Manasquan
The Salty Whale - Manasquan



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