Get Chauffeured Around Comfortably in Toms River on a Charter Bus

Visit Museums, Unique Kid-Friendly Attractions and Amusement Parks in Toms River

Toms River, back in the 19th century was the region’s center for fishing, iron, lumber production, whaling and shipbuilding because of its location and its ability to access to rivers and beaches. While most of the city is on mainland, a large part of it sits on Barnegat Peninsula, which means that these parts is between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The city was also named by Morgan Quitno Press in 2006 as the 15th safest city to live in in the United States. It was ranked against 369 cities across the country. Some of its surrounding communities includes Berkeley, Brick, Island Heights, Jackson, Lakewood, Lavallette and many others. The residents of Toms River enjoy humid subtropical weather, which makes it a suitable a tourist destination all year round.

Toms River plays host to some of the region’s most looked-forward-to events and they are The New Jersey Chili and Salsa Cook-off, New Jersey Ice Cream Festival and Toms River Fest. These festivals attract more than 25,000 visitors and foreign tourists every year so, if your visit coincides with these events, join in on the fun! In the meantime, visitors will get to bring young kids and teenagers to fun amusement centers like Coin Castle, Casino Museum Arcade and the very unique Bugseum. For history lovers, don’t miss the chance to make a pit stop at both Ocean County Library and Ocean County Historical Museum to learn about the New Jersey city’s history and culture. Ocean County Mall provides locals with a great number of retail outlets under one roof; if mall-crawling is not what you are looking to do, try organizing a group trip to either Jump Street Skate Park or Cattus Island County Park for a fun outdoor experience.

US Coachways is one of the country’s leading charter bus rental companies and we provide our customers with modern, safe and reliable charter buses, mini buses, party buses, coaches, tour buses, school buses, limousines for weddings, proms and special evening outs and these vehicles can be used for events like wedding receptions, prom nights, birthday parties, bar crawls, corporate functions, exhibitions, business meetings, airport transfers and various other group functions.

Visiting Toms River - In A Nutshell

It is understandably confusing for first-timers to organize a group trip to some of the city’s most popular points of interest. Worry not. Our travel writers have compiled some of the favorite attractions in the city, to help save you time and money.


  • Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Garden City, for sure, boasts of an amazing number of kid and family-friendly points of interest for tourists to enjoy and you should make it a point to make a visit in your charter bus to Coin Castle, the very unique Bugseum and Casino Museum Arcade. Coin Castle is located at the Boardwalk on Seaside Heights and it features a fantastic array of amusements for visitors across all ages. Families can easily find themselves lost in tons of fun for the entire day at this attraction. Don’t forget to organize a church outing or a field trip to Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey. Strategically-located on Route 9 in downtown Toms River, it has the capability of attracting foreign tourists as well as holiday merrymakers from all around the region because of its uniqueness. This attraction which is both a nature center and museum features a wide variety of live insects, including tarantulas, bee hives, ant hills, scorpions and cockroaches, which will capture the fancy of young and old alike. Quite similar to Coin Castle, Casino Amusement Arcade features entertaining activities for visitors to enjoy during their visit. Just bring the rented charter bus to Sherman Avenue and you will get to try your hand at casino games like slot machines while fellow young travelers can have a go at video games, hop on the antique carousel or enjoy a game of skee ball. Looking for a romantic night out with your loved ones? Try catching the latest flick showing at Marquee Cinemas Orchard 10 or AMC Loews Seacourt 10 which offer modern theater facilities with wonderful sound systems. Marquee Cinemas is at Route 37 West while AMC is at Bay Avenue in downtown Toms River.
  • Art & Cultural — One of the fastest way to learn about a new city and its people is by looking up its cultural centers and libraries. Head over to Ocean County Library, a well-maintained public space on Washington Street. As tourists, you will get access to free internet, computer or materials to read up about all types of information in both print and digital formats. The library has a special corner dedicated to young children, complete with entertaining materials to keep them engaged. When you are done with the library, organize a tour around Ocean County Historical Museum on Hadley Avenue. Learn about the region’s early development days and the museum’s burst of renovations, redesigns and reconstructions over the years, since its inception in 1820. The most recent renovation was done in 1990 so, visitors can expect a clean, well-maintained and organized venue to tour around. It would also be fun to tour the city via the city’s waterways - this can be done with the help of River Lady, a 150-passenger reproduction of the original paddle wheel riverboat. You will get to experience touring the city via a 19th century stern-wheeler which offers sightseeing tours from Toms River into Barnegat Bay with lunch and dinner on board provided. The tours have been said to be both educational and fun at the same time.
  • Restaurant & Shopping — Without a doubt, your trip to Toms River is going to be filled with days of satisfying your palate and desire to shop around for best buys in the city. But before that, try organizing a trip to Rinn Duin Brewing on Route 37 West to try out some crafty and tasty Irish and German-style brews. The feedback about this attraction has been positive as visitors enjoy exploring new ways to brew their beer while learning about a family’s heritage in New Jersey at the same time. Head over to Ocean County Mall on Hooper Avenue if you are looking for bargain buys and wide variety of retail outlets. For specific and unique fashionable clothing, try checking out outlets like Zumiez, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Charlotte Russe in downtown Toms River. This diverse city offers a host of different options for fine dining and quick takeaways. Some popular options include Royal Grill 37 for Falafel and Middle Eastern delicacies, Shut Up and Eat on Main Street is known for their quick burgers, breakfast and brunch menus, The River Market offers a large variety of local American favorites, Ichiban Hibachi and Sushi Restaurant offers Asian fusion and Japanese dishes and of course, if you are hungry for something exotic, there is always Caneda’s with their Cuban cuisine.
  • Golf Courses & Sports Venues – There are also a wide number of recreational centers for health and fitness enthusiasts. Try bowling at Playdrome Lanes on Conifer Street in downtown Toms River. The bowling alley is a true hidden gem and has more entertainment value than what meets the eye. If bowling isn’t what’s up your alley, try a calming yoga class from Truce Yoga on Fisher Boulevard, try your hand at skateboarding, BMX bike riding or roller blading from Jump Street Skate Park on South Main Street. The skate park has trained professional advisory staff  watching over participants; they also host special activities, recreational events, youth activities, private lessons and birthday parties. Golf enthusiasts, in the meantime, can tee off at Bey Lea Golf Course on North Bay Avenue. The course consists of wide fairways and hilly terrains, making it challenging and suitable even for beginner golfers. Toms River Fitness and Aquatic Center is located in Route 37 East; it has a women’s, co-ed section and swimming pool.
  • Parks & Outdoor Activities —  Sometimes, touring around a new city, despite having a charter bus handy, can be tiring and when that happens, try organizing a trip out to a park or a green space to relax your mind. In Toms River, there is Cattus Island County Park. Some of the park’s facilities include hiking trails, a nice long stretch of beaches and an abundance of picnic spots. Here, visitors will fall in love with nature’s unspoiled beauty and the park’s managements have ensured that the park remains environmentally sensitive and friendly. So come enjoy the miles upon miles of untouched landscape in Garden City.

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