Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
815 Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
Phone: (732) 341-2400
Fax: (732) 341-6469
At Popcorn Park Zoo, there is always place for homeless animals. Owned by the Associated Humane Society, the zoo is one part of the large-scale shelter, that this non-profit organization provides. Established in 1977, the zoo is home to hundreds of abandoned and injured birds and animals. Visitors will get to see a wide range of animal species including lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, camels, pigs, goats and horses, among several others. A treat for animal lovers, this zoo is not just a public venue, but an institution with a noble cause.
A ball fan? Then all roads should lead to First Energy Park. Not only used to play baseball, this park is multi-dimensional with men attired in business suits busy in corporate meetings or birthday cakes being cut by five-year olds. This is a landmark in the history of the New Jersey and South Atlantic League. It's time to bring out the Champagne bottles as a milestone has been conquered.
As a seaside community, this borough features beaches and board walks that are lined with various clubs and bars making it a popular tourist destination. Some of the attractions include amusement piers and beach recreation. This scenic location was also the set of several films and television series.
The shores is the hub for all; water-sports lovers to visitors looking to spend quiet time at the beach to the family. It is the perfect starting point for a vacation filled with water sports. The coastline has innumerable beaches in the towns like Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach, and pristine and peaceful beaches of Ocean Grove and Spring Lake. Close by you will find activities sailing, boating, fishing and scuba diving, which will tempt you with some waterfront fun.
Spread over 3,003 acres (1,215 hectares) of land, the Island Beach State Park is mostly covered with the Island Beach. The park features several creeks, ponds and open water, etc. Approaching from the water front, one can view the small grass shrubs and plants grown on the sand, along with crabs and several aquatic birds. This place is the best for bird watching. Fishing and swimming are allowed at certain areas.
The Point Pleasant Beach stands as a monumental borough in the Ocean County region of the U.S. State of New Jersey. It is swanked by a population of 4,665 as per the census of 2010. It is primarily a jersey shore community that can be sited on the Barnegat Peninsula. It encompasses a total area cover of 1.744 square miles (4.516 square kilometers). The Swing Ride at the Jekinson's Broadway is a distinctive highlight of the region.
Kingda Ka is the name of the roller coaster ride at Six Flags Park 350805 in Jackson, NJ. A part of the Golden Kingdom section of the popular amusement park, the rollercoaster is noted to be one of the fastest ones of its kind in the world! Featuring a 418 feet (127 meters) drop as a part of its humongous U-shaped trail, Kingda Ka towers to about 456 feet (139 meters) in length at its highest, which is equivalent to almost 45 stories and runs to more than 3,115 feet (950 meters) in length - this entire ride is completed in a jiffy of just over 50 seconds! Needless to say, Kingda Ka, the record-making roller coaster, makes for an experience of a lifetime!
The monumental Sea Grit is a historical borough in New Jersey. It is precisely situated in the Monmouth County and is a splendid location to live, work, spend quality time and play. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature resulted into the formation of Sea grit borough. It swanks of a total population of 1,828 individuals as per the census of 2010. It has featured in the 2012 edition of the Forbes magazine at the 197th rank in the "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes" with a USD1,135,184 median price.
Ever wondered what would happen if Jurassic Park and Transformers come together? Visit Land of the Lost for its result. Get amazed at the towering dinosaurs made from automobile parts by skilled artisan Jim Gary which looks real and as good as a museum exhibit. A labor of love for 40 years, the life size dinos don't look like they were formed from Chryslers, metal washers and more. A single dinosaur took at least 10 vehicles to be created and the precision came from Jim's study of the creature's anatomy at museums. Visit this sculpture garden of these creatures of the past for an interesting day out.
Just a few minutes away from the Belmar Beach and the Shark River, Silver Lake Park is named after its namesake lake that it encloses. This scenic spot has many picnic areas and a gazebo. It is also home to the yearly New Jersey Seafood Festival. Take a stroll through this parkland and let the ocean breeze refresh you.
Belmar Beach is a popular surfing spot in town. This beautiful beach with its clean sands features volleyball nets, a surf camp, a boardwalk and restrooms. You have to pay to enter this beach and the rates are very affordable. For refreshments, you can drop in at nearby restaurants or cafes.