Whether you’re vacationing with the family, getting away with friends or just have a few hours to kill between meetings, you’re just moments from the best the Jersey Shore has to offer when you stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Long Branch. Drive three minutes and you can be soaking up the sun on a Long Branch beach. Shop ‘til you drop at the Monmouth Mall or the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets or play the ponies at the iconic Monmouth Park Racetrack. Enjoy a concert under the stars at PNC Bank Arts Center. And if you’re looking for hidden gem attractions that only the locals know, say a cool indie bookstore or the best pizza in the area, our friendly staff members will be happy to offer up recommendations on their favorite places to visit.
JERSEY SHORE BEACHES AND ACTIVITIES
JERSEY SHORE BEACHES AND BOARDWALKS - 10 MINUTES
Long Branch is a top Jersey Shore destination and features more than two miles of beach. Athletic beachgoers will take great pleasure in beach volleyball, boardwalk jogging and surfing. Vacationers seeking relaxation will enjoy lounging in the sand and surf or people-watching from a perch at a boardwalk cafe. The Long Branch area is in the midst of a cultural renaissance and has several trendy restaurants and bars in the Pier Village boardwalk shopping center and in the West End section around Brighton Avenue.
MONMOUTH MALL - 7 MINUTES
Monmouth Mall, New Jersey's fifth largest shopping center, is a 1.5 million square foot shopaholic's dream. This Tinton Falls/Eatontown mall is one of central New Jersey’s best shopping destinations, featuring more than 150 shops, stores, restaurants and eateries, including Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and JC Penney as well as a 15-screen Loews Multiplex Theater.
PEBBLE GREEK GOLF CLUB - 18 MINUTES
Designed by legendary course architect Hal Purdy, Pebble Creek Golf Club in Colts Neck, NJ provides golfers with an enjoyable and memorable experience. The unique characteristics and differing landscapes of each hole present a challenge for accomplished players while remaining player-friendly for beginners.
Additionally, the clubhouse and outdoor covered patio overlooking the 18th hole provide a great setting for outings and special events. Or you can just relax after a round and have something to eat or drink from the snack bar.
ASBURY PARKBEACH AND BOARDWALK - 15 minutes
Made famous by Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, this charming seaside town has fantastic restaurants, eclectic boutiques, plenty of family fun attractions, pulsating nightlife and one of the best live music scenes in the world.
POINT PLEASENT BEACH AND BOARDWALK - 23 minutes
The Point Pleasant Beach and Boardwalk is a summertime tradition with arcades, wheels of chance, games of skill, food, rides and gift shops. You’ll also find Jenkinson's Aquarium, a funhouse, Martell's Tiki Bar and Jenkinson's Nightclub.
JERSEY SHORE PREMIUM OUTLETS - 11 MINUTES
The Tinton Falls Jersey Shore Premium Outlets are a haven for shopaholics, featuring 120 of the best brand name stores on the planet. They’re conveniently located in one large shopping pavilion.
Famed for its vast selection of brand names, the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets offer shoppers unparalleled savings. Stores include Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Nike, Sony, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger, Ugg and so much more.
MONMOUTH PARK RACETRACK - 8 MINUTES
The Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch hotel is a proud official sponsor of Monmouth Park Racetrack.
Get ready for the best racing in the Garden State! Monmouth Park Racetrack hosts a summertime boutique meet attracting top-class horsemen from around the country as well as locals and tourists from the New York/New Jersey area.
Monmouth Park has been a shore tradition since 1870. Don't miss a chance to bring your family to see the classic beauty of the Monmouth Park Racetrack and to be a part of history.
PIER VILLAGE - 15 minutes
Considered one of the most luxurious oceanfront shopping and dining destinations in New Jersey, Victorian-style Pier Village offers over 30 upscale shops and restaurants, the family-friendly Boardwalk Fun ‘N Games arcade, live concerts and more.
Experience New Jersey’s most luxurious oceanfront and dining destination. Situated on the iconic Jersey Shore town of Long Branch, New Jersey, Pier Village is an award-winning, mixed-use beachfront, Victorian-inspired community with over 30 esteemed restaurants, shops and services at your doorstep.
PNC BANK ARTS CENTER - 17 minutes
This outdoor amphitheatre includes 7,000 seats and a lawn area that can hold about 10,500 people. From May to September, this venue hosts contemporary and classic rock concerts as well as dance and opera performances.
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE- 34 minutes
If you’re a thrill seeker, why not make a day trip (or two) to Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor, located just 30 miles away? A fun trip for the whole family, Six Flags Great Adventure boasts thrilling roller coasters, theme rides, kid-friendly rides and a wide variety of shows!
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