One of best things about living at the beach is the opportunity to enjoy a stay-at-home vacation when summer season is in full swing. Here's a recap of our recent staycation adventure in Belmar, New Jersey, one of the most popular family travel destinations at the Jersey Shore.
Day one of staycation kicked off with a bike tour through town. First stop: Fueling up with lunch at the Belmar Marina waterfront restaurant, Marina Grille, where we enjoyed small plates of grilled octopus with pickled red onions and crab-and-spinach fondue. After lunch, we biked over to the nearby miniature golf course at 9th Avenue Pier for 18 holes and then headed to Klein’s Fish Market and Waterside Café for sushi and a happy hour beverage.
After a quick stop home to freshen up, our outing continued with dinner under a sunset sky at Rajin’ Cajun and a final stop for homemade ice cream at Niki Maccanico's Ice Cream on Main Street. RELATED: Marina Grille: 12,000 Square Feet Of 'Wow!' At The Belmar Marina
During day two of our staycation in Belmar, we enjoyed an early dinner of Margherita pizza and Caesar salad at La Terrazza on Ocean Avenue, followed by the annual Belmar fireworks on the beach at dusk. Day three of staycation, our last day, included a picture-perfect afternoon relaxing on Belmar beach, followed by a return trip to Marina Grille to watch the sunset with friends. RELATED: Area Attractions Near Belmar, NJ RELATED: Best Spots For Watching The Sunset In Belmar
As you can see, whether you’re a year-round resident or a summertime visitor, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Belmar, a charming small-town by the sea.
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Day trips down the shore are fun, but it's even better to rent a beach house for the week to experience everything wonderful about the Belmar area. For couples, solo adults and small families, the two-bedroom Blue Hydrangea Cottage rental in Belmar, New Jersey, is the perfect getaway place. The home sleeps up to four people and is consistently rated five stars for cleanliness, amenities and location. Learn more at www.vacationinbelmar.com.
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