The 10 Best Things to Do in Lakehurst, United States

December 29, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Lakehurst is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,654, reflecting an increase of 132 (+5.2%) from the 2,522 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 556 (-18.1%) from the 3,078 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Lakehurst

1. Six Flags Safari

Jackson, NJ +1 732-928-2000
Excellent
52%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 369 reviews

Six Flags Safari

Adjacent to Six Flags Great Adventure, this park features 350 acres that are filled with more than 1,200 animals from six continents.

Reviewed By rikosum - New York City, New York

We got to Great Adventure super early and were waiting in line for the park to open. The minute they opened the gates, we jetted off to the Safari ride. We wanted to be the first ones to get on the ride because the wait will become terrible later and they sometimes close early. It was the best decision as we were on the second truck and got the best seats, at the front. We got an awesome guide named Alex who has a deep voice that's just dreamy and sounds like he should voiceover those nature shows. His sense of humor throughout the ride was wonderful and made it so enjoyable. The animals were amazing, and I got to see so many up close! Sitting on the left side was best because a lot of animals seem to be on that side. The animals looked close enough to touch - rhinos, giraffes, elephants, ostriches, and much more. We didn't get to feed the giraffes but we didn't really mind. Loved it!

2. Popcorn Park Zoo

1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731-5800 +1 609-693-1900
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Popcorn Park Zoo

Reviewed By HowIseeit - Cranford

Have been going here for over 30 years. It is such a wonderful place/experience. The animals truly seem happy and it's so fun feeding some of them the popcorn. Where else could you see lions, tigers and bears in such a wonderful setting!!

3. Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center

311 Windeler Rd, Howell, NJ 07731-8783 +1 732-919-0996
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center

Reviewed By Muayyad A - Freehold, New Jersey

My go to place for solo runs that clear the mind. Wide soft trails -5 miles plus a little - in a serene-quite environment around a beautiful water reservoir. You get true nature connection and the trails are covered by tress, nice shade during the summer.

4. Jersey Shore Pirates

281 Princeton Ave, Pier 281 Marina, Brick, NJ 08724-4449
Excellent
95%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 338 reviews

Jersey Shore Pirates

We are New Jersey's premier venue for all things Pirate. Our facilities, Pirate Ship, and crew are unmatched. Set Sail on the Sea Gypsy II for a Pirate Adventure your family will be talking about for years to come.

Reviewed By Amy L - Brick, NJ

What a wonderful experience! We took our 5 and 2 year old girls, who had a blast! Arrive early so that you can enjoy the free kid tatoos and check out the area. The children are separated from the adults on the boat and engaged in an adventure then entire trip. The adults were able to sit back and relax for an hour, it was wonderful!! I would HIGHLY recommend taking the last trip for the day... so you can also enjoy the sunset :) And don't forget to wear your Pirate Gear!!

5. FirstEnergy Park

2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701-4536 +1 732-901-7000
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 126 reviews

FirstEnergy Park

The BlueClaws are the Jersey Shore's top stop for affordable, family entertainment. A Phillies affiliate, the BlueClaws play 70 home games across the summer at beautiful FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. There are fireworks after every Friday and select Saturday home games. Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays, with dollar beer and soda. Kids Eat Free every Sunday too!

Reviewed By Jason S - Minneapolis

Tyler, the group salesperson was a great help in planning our family event. We had 13 people - 9 adults and 4 kids. Tyler arranged for our name to be on the big screen when they welcomed groups. It made us feel very special! The park is clean, and the concessions are good. Lines weren't too long. The bouncy house area was a great activity for the little kids who couldn't sit through the whole game.

6. Ocean County Library

101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ 08753-7688 +1 732-349-6201
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Ocean County Library

Reviewed By Cyberpilot2014 - Bayville, New Jersey

I recently joined this library and l am amazed about their level of service. They offer something for everyone, children, seniors, students, music, movies and book lovers and it is free! I now can request electronic books so l visit them at least once a month.

County Route 547, Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Navy Lakehurst Heritage Center Tours

Reviewed By dinerdon - Bayville, New Jersey

Great museum on Blimps, the Hindenburg, and militaria. You can actually go into the replica Hindenburg gondola used for the movie. Several rooms of militaria, models, uniforms and history. Staff are fairly knowledgeable and willing to discuss the history of the items in the museum. Very enjoyable especially for military history buffs,,,,,

8. Manchester Family Golf Center

2156 Route 37, Manchester Township, NJ 08759-5647 +1 732-657-3227
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Manchester Family Golf Center is a family-oriented, full-service golf facility that provides golfers of all abilities a great environment in which to practice the game, receive professional instruction, or enjoy a round of 18 hole mini golf. We also have over 70 hitting bays, including 9 climate-controlled booths as well as a state-of-the-art indoor golf simulator for year round practice!

Reviewed By RoadtripCowboy - Burlington, CT

This is an OK place to play a round of mini golf like we did on summer vacation. It wasn’t too crowded and our group of four enjoyed the course and obstacles. It was a little strange, though, that the elderly man working there was often watching patrons like us while he smoked. For a good price we had fun here for a while.

9. Anvil Farms

2523 Anvil Rd, Lacey Township, NJ 08731-5702 +1 609-384-2299
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Anvil Farms

Reviewed By dinerdon - Bayville, New Jersey

This was a great find for us. As a Chef wannabe I try to use the best and freshest ingredients I can find. Anvil Farms is tucked away near Bamber Lake NJ. Its a small Mom and Pop operation but they have a nice selection of vegetables and some fruit. Its all seasonal so don't expect to find lettuce in the summer, or blueberries, but they are in the spring. Summer brings great corn and maters. We go every week. And their prices are incredible. You wont find them in any farmers market because they are busy 14hrs a day growing, picking and selling. Another great thing is they use old fashioned ways to control pests such as crop rotation, etc. and use minimal pesticide if any.
Its also a great experience for the kids to shop from the farm.

10. Jakes Branch County Park

1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood, NJ 08722-2448 +1 732-281-2750
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Jakes Branch County Park

Reviewed By gostartraveler - Forked River, New Jersey

A bit out of the way but that's good because the playground - which has two areas depending on age level - was not crowded. Adequate parking, and there's a series of trails that wind across the park. They have a nature center which has exhibits related to the Pinelands. There's an observation deck too, but be warned: when we went there was a sign saying that wasps frequent the deck (so back to the elevator we went.) Bathrooms accessible from outside next to nature center. Fields also for various sports.

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