As the sun comes out to play and pandemic restrictions ease, many of us are ready to dig out those sandals and flip-flops and head into the great outdoors.
Those of us lucky enough to live here know that summer is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Forget all those jokes about New Jersey. Forget “The Sopranos” and the cast of “Jersey Shore.” We know better.
Here in Monmouth County, we have a front row seat, enjoying views unlucky inlanders have to travel to find. In fact, many of them will soon be headed our way. All the more reason to get a jump on the season and head toward the water now for some wining, dining and relaxing. Local restaurants are adding staff, tiki bars are planting palm trees and musicians are tuning up in preparation for sun and fun. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money or get dressed up, if you’d rather not. While elegant dining is always an option, summer is the season for casual.
On the Atlantic Ocean, David Burke’s Drifthouse is open to the public at Driftwood Cabana Club, offering “elegant-beach casual” dining with a coastal Mediterranean theme and views of the ocean blue.
With the summer just beginning, now is the time to dig out your sandals and sun hat and head outside to enjoy the delights of summer in New Jersey – it has been a long, long time.