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Summer Bucket List

Updated: Aug 21


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Check Off These 10 Things Before Labor Day


Are you bemoaning summer‘s exit even before it’s arrived? Many of us wish that this season could last for months to come. Sadly, this is not meant to be in the geographical slice of heaven that we call home (between Asbury Park & Bay Head). @theshorebook has committed to help you pack in the last of summer fun in these final few weeks with some great suggestions.!


Our Shore is brimming with activities so give up the couch and make a mental note of all those summer-centric things you've meant to do this year. And get out there and do them!

Whether it's a water sport, outdoor dining, biking along the boardwalk or catching an early sunrise with an expertly roasted cup of coffee, the time is NOW to work through the bucket list.


When fall makes its crisp arrival, you will be gratified reliving all the summer fun you've had. And you might even retain a hint of lasting summer glow from your end-of-summer activities that will carry you into the turn of the seasons. Save your regrets and let us help you by following our recommendations to maximize the end-of-summer fun with our TOP 10 MUST-DOs by Labor Day:


1) Splurge on a Banana Split or Piled High cone...yum!


Most agree that ice cream is nothing but one of the best things on earth. The best food, the best dessert, and the best pick-me-up there is. A must-indulge summer treat!


2) Enjoy a Lobster Roll, Soft Shell, or Crab Cake ...

One bite of any one of these delicacies will take you right to the sound of the ocean, warm, salty breezes, and the sand beneath your toes. Call it summer on a bun!


3) Start a Garden

Those in the know say that August is a fabulous month to plant an autumn vegetable garden. Clear out some of the early season flowers or veggies that have faded to make space for a fall harvest of new bounty!


4) Host a BBQ...

Ready to heat things up before the end of summer? There is no better way than with a backyard barbecue. They are meant for family gatherings, friend get-togethers and to share good food and create some memories. Go for it!


5) Enjoy a Summer Cocktail While Taking in One of Our Iconic Views.. .

Meet for your libation of choice overlooking our amazing waters. Enjoy an expertly mixed drink on an outdoor patio or balcony with a view of the ocean, bay or inlet. Lucky us...we have access to all three!


6)Enjoy an Outdoor Movie...

Warm August nights are perfect for socially distanced summer movies. Whether you are looking to get in that last bit of fun before the kids return to their studies, or take advantage of the great night-time weather, make your movie night under the stars a fun and memorable experience!


7)Attend an Outdoor Concert...

Grab your beach chairs and favorite libation for an evening of entertainment as some of the most talented musicians in NJ gather to perform your favorites. Stars under the stars!

8)Rent a Bike...

Consider all the various emotions associated with this, the basic of summer pleasures: joy, contentment, satisfaction, accomplishment, calm, peacefulness, confidence, power, excitement.

It’s not just a bike it’s a happiness machine!


9) Try Your Hand (and feet) at Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking or Canoeing ...

It’s not only easy, they say, but all are an excellent full-body workout. And you are on the water enjoying Mother Nature. What could be better?


10)Hit the Dog Beach...while enjoying a great cup of Joe.

And you do not have to be a canine owner! Checking out our four-legged friends romping in the surf will warm your heart all the while enjoying a cup of coffee from some of the finest rosters in the area. The perfect start of your day!


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10)Find a Farmer’s Market...we have been highlighting since May.

Rise and shine to some fresh fruit, vegetables, and treats brought to us by our local growers. Bring a bag and fill up on some delicious food all while supporting the farmers!


Be sure to check out our article page to read more on All Things Wonderful from Asbury Park to Bay Head.


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