Take a Tour Around Lakewood Comfortably in a Modern Charter Bus
Sports Arena, Shopping Mall and Kid-Friendly Destinations - They are All Here in Lakewood
Being home to one of the largest yeshivas in the world would definitely have contributed to the layers of culture and diversity that the city has to present visitors with. Lakewood, NJ, is also proud to have a prominent Single-A minor league baseball team, the Lakewood BlueClaws which are associated with Major League players, Philadelphia Phillies. So, if there is a game playing in the team’s home stadium, First Energy Park, grab yourself a ticket and catch the game. Every game has the capacity to attract more than 6,000 fans to the sports arena. A part of the city is also a part of the Urban Enterprise Zone which, for visitors, means they get reduced sales tax rate at eligible retail outlets.
Lakewood visitors should make some time to check out some historical sites like the First Energy Park, Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum on the Georgian Court University campus and The Strand, a historically-rich theater which was designed and constructed by Thomas W. Lamb in 1922. Other activities that you can partake in during your visit is to take the kids to popular kid-friendly attractions like the New Jersey Shore Pirates and the Robert J. Novins Planetarium for an educational experience. For shopping, there are countless quaint retail outlets located around the city center or get the charter bus to take you shopping at Ocean Mall and Swietzer. Visitors can also play a round of gold at The Woodlake Country Club or simply hang around with family and friends at Traders Cove Marina and Park.
Lakewood, New Jersey, is a great destination, regardless of whether you are visiting alone, in a group or having an event. The city has many facilities that are suitable for wedding receptions, birthday bashes, bachelor or bachelorette parties, group tours, exhibitions, corporate functions, business meetings, family vacations, school field trips, church outings and other types of events and festivals. Give US Coachways a call to find out more about renting a charter bus, coach charter, mini bus, school bus, party bus, limousine or other types of ground transportation for these events.
Things You Need to Know about Lakewood Attractions
Get in the know about what the best points of interest in the city of Lakewood are, in an effort to save time and money. Here, we have shortlisted some of the city’s best landmark locations and family-friendly attractions.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — One of the best attractions for kids in and around Lakewood, New Jersey is Jersey Shore Pirates on Princeton Avenue in downtown Brick. This attraction has been keeping families and their kids entertained for decades. Let your kids get down and dirty after they are transformed into little young pirates as they go on a boating adventure down Metedeconk River. If the children do not like dress-up games, they can opt for a pirate-like tattoo instead. During school holidays and especially during summer months, schools, colleges and other educational organizations have suggested the Robert J. Novins Planetarium, which doubles up as a museum, as a possible destination. Located on Ocean County College Campus, the planetarium was recently renovated and is ready to spellbind some kids with their elaborate laser shows. The shows are regularly held but give their website a check before heading over, just to be sure. For the adults, in the meantime, you can have a romantic day out by catching the latest films at Marquee Cinemas Orchard 10 on Route 37 West. This theater is located in Toms River, a short drive away from downtown Lakewood. Be sure to take advantage of special rates offered to children and seniors on special, dedicated nights.
- Art & Cultural — After visiting some galleries, we are sure some may have caught the art bug. Get high quality art materials and tools from Madison Art Shop at Engleberg Terrace in downtown Lakewood. The Newark Arts Council is a big supporter of some of the major art projects and outreach programs in and around New Jersey’s neighborhoods. It features popular galleries and projects like Aljira, City Without Walls, Firestation Arts Center and Gateway Projects which encourages pop art efforts at New Jersey's Gateway II office center, near Newark Penn Station. The Newark Art Council is located in Academy Building in Newark, New Jersey. The Ocean County Artists Guild in Island Heights, NJ, features some of Jim Ralph’s work as a photojournalist. His interest revolves around many different topics but his focus encompasses travel, New York City and his efforts in captivating nature at its best. Alfa Art Gallery is located in New Brunswick, and it is the place to go to for inspiring artworks from inspiring local talents. If you have a group event in New Jersey, its gallery can be turned into a private, stylish and unique event venue.
- Restaurant & Shopping — One can never run out of shopping options when visiting a vibrant city like Lakewood. You can bring the charter bus around to Ocean Mall on Hooper Avenue for bargain buys for branded items, check out Target Stores or Costco for daily essentials, or discover a world of unique gifts at Sweitzer on Cedar Bridge Avenue for specialty candies and chocolates to bring home with you. If you have kids with you, organizing a trip to Parkflyers RC on Park Avenue S in downtown Lakewood; the visit is going to bring out the child in you. This toy store features an amazing array of toys and specialty hobby products for you to browse through and buy. For more specialty items, gifts and unique accessories, bring the charter bus around to The White Butterfly, a short drive away in Jackson, New Jersey. For clothing and accessories, Ladida in Lakewood’s downtown city center has a huge selection of stylish choices for adults and kids, bags and accessories for you to choose from. And when you are done with shopping, head over to Tiberias Spa and Salon for a quick pampering session and downtime.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues – Fans of baseball is going to love catching a game by the minor league team, the Lakewood BlueClaws in First Energy Park. If the game happens on a Friday night, visitors are encouraged to stay on till the end to catch the post-game fireworks. Lakewood BlueClaws is affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team. Worry not, if there isn’t a game on, the 6,588-seater stadium sometimes hosts outdoor concerts. The stadium has grass seating areas on either side of the field, 20 luxury suites, party decks, 3 picnic areas and a high definition scoreboard. The Woodlake Country Club in New Hampshire Avenue is a golf course and club that is open to both members and visitors. Featuring a splendid view overlooking the course, there is also a pro shop, driving range, practice greens, a reputable restaurant that caters to wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate meetings and many other types of group gatherings. Fancy a few rounds of bowling instead? You can get the charter bus to bring your group to Ocean Lakes where it features ten pin bowling and glow in the dark bowling events.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Need a relaxing outdoor destination for kid’s outing in Lakewood? There are countless options in and around the city and they are Lakewood Pine Park on American Way, Traders Cove Marina and Park, Barrow Beach and Allaire State Park. Lakewood Pine Park features some 150 acres of land with many campgrounds, fields, basketball courts, children’s playground and handball courts. Traders Cove Marina and Park on Matoloking Road is situated on Barnegat Bay and is the place to quench the local’s thirst for water-related adventures. Amongst the things visitors can do are hiking, jogging, rafting, kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and having some fun at the children’s playground. Alternatively, you can make use of Allaire State Park’s similar facilities except that Allaire State Park features scenic railroads and has many different historic sites to learn up about the city of Lakewood.
- Other Points of Interest — One of the things that our charter bus rental customers love to do during the holidays is to get our charter bus to bring them for a fishing trip provided by Queen Mary Fishing. There are professionals who will share their expert tips of how best to catch some bluefish, striped bass, tuna, Atlantic bonito, fluke or black sea bass from New Jersey’s Point Pleasant.
Rent a Charter Bus in Lakewood, New Jersey from a Professional Bus Charter Company
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