Red Bank has safely re-opened, and is now enjoying Summer dining alfresco in our Pedestrian Plaza and Streeteries; we welcome the Summer Season with new, socially distant protocols and health measures in place. We want to thank our visitors for their support for our local restaurants, shops, theaters, and businesses during these unprecedented times. Travel and tourism have weathered new challenges, and adaptability seems to be the way we think about spending our leisure, and special times in our favorite destinations.
If you are visiting Red Bank for the first time, or making a return trip, we can give you ideas of how to enjoy Red Bank.
Begin the day with a light bite, a cup of great coffee; or heartier fare, in one of our eateries, baked-goods shops, healthy juice bars, vegan cafes, fruit bowl to-go spots, and diners. For lunch, try some of our fantastic restaurants, bistros, and eateries. Check out the River Center’s restaurant directory. Take-out, curbside pick-up are also readily available.
The town of Red Bank has some of the best, world-class shopping, boutiques, artisan-craft shops, galleries, jewelry stores, salons, spas with personal care, health, and therapeutic services. We have unique stores selling specialty music records, cd’s, comic books, movie memorabilia, antiques, vintage clothing, furniture, home décor, and design businesses, all awaiting your visit. Visit the RiverCenter’s shopping directory for a full list of shops.
Red Bank is a historic town, with beautiful, architecturally interesting, and diverse buildings of stature. Most of our town is within walking distance, and some notable, not-to-miss, sites include: The Red Bank Train Station, The Basie Center, The Two River Theater, The Galleria, the Red Bank Public Library, The T. Thomas Fortune House, and many more to visit. The Basie Center, The Vogel Theater, The Basie Cinema are open and providing live entertainment and movies as permitted by the State of NJ. Learn more on Red Bank’s History, and Arts and Culture.
If you plan to stay for an overnight getaway; we have two, acclaimed, boutique-waterfront, hotels to choose from: The Molly Pitcher Inn, and The Oyster Point Hotel. Both, sister hotels, are open for guests and events. The friendly, hotel staff, and management will help make your stay a most memorable, and delightful respite.
The Navesink River, abuts our public, waterfront parks, they are beautifully situated, in the heart of town. Riverside Gardens Park, possesses open-space, gardens and breathtaking waterfront views to watch the rowers, kayakers, stand-up paddlers enjoying their sport. It is also relaxing to watch the sailboats, and yachts cruising the river during the Fall, Spring and Summer months. In Winter months, if the weather is cold enough, you watch the ice boats sail the river for a truly memorable event. In addition, Marine Park, also within steps for walkers, has a slightly different water view with a small pier. There are take-out, restaurants and cafes near both parks to satisfy your appetite and thirst. Sunrises and sunsets from either park are amazing.
For dinner dining, we have many diverse, and renowned cuisines to choose from. Individual shops, and boutiques offer their unique wares, fashions and jewelry. We appreciate our local retailers, and applaud our customers in supporting their efforts, during this global crisis, by shopping and dining in their establishments.
Top off your evening by enjoying a cappuccino, espresso, an after-dinner libation, a tasty ice cream cone; or delicious dessert at one of our cafes, restaurants or hotels. Take a brisk stroll along our scenic streets, remembering what a special day, and evening you had in Red Bank.
The Red Bank Visitors Center hopes you will visit and return many times. Please contact us with any questions you may have; we are here to help make your trip a very pleasant, and memorable experience.