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Red Bank
Travel Guide

The hometown of jazz legend Count Basie is a picturesque New Jersey town with theaters and restaurants just minutes from the ocean and an hour from New York City.

Red Bank is a pretty town in Monmouth County, New Jersey, located minutes from the ocean and a 1-hour drive from New York City. Enjoy shopping, theaters and watersports along the Navesink River.

The city's quaint downtown streets are lined with restaurants, boutiques, cafés and designer clothing shops. Stroll down Broad Street, which offers some of the best shopping and dining options in town. During winter, Red Bank is known for its spectacular holiday decorations. In summer, thousands of visitors flock to the town for its annual KaBoomFest fireworks display.

The Count Basie Theatre is a must-see in Red Bank. This landmark theater hosts world-famous musicians, comedians and plays throughout the year. Opened as the Carlton Theater in 1926, it was renamed in 1984 to honor jazz legend and Red Bank native William “Count” Basie. Several of Basie’s famous songs reference the town where he began his musical career. Visit the bronze bust of Basie, which was placed in the plaza outside the Red Bank Train Station to mark what would have been his 100th birthday.

Take advantage of Red Bank’s location on the Navesink River. Rent a boat or bring your own to enjoy a day sailing, kayaking or motorboating, on the water. Test your luck crabbing along the shore. Buy some bait at one of the marinas in town and try to catch your own dinner.

Red Bank is just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Drive or catch the daily bus to the Sea Bright. This beach, a favorite among locals, is known for its clean shores and variety of amenities.

Red Bank’s central location makes it easy to get just about anywhere. New York City is just 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) away and Newark Airport is under a 1-hour drive by car. Amtrak and New Jersey Transit service the area. You can easily take the Coast Line to reach other towns and beaches along the Jersey Shore or head north to get to New York City.

The Oyster Point Hotel
The Oyster Point Hotel
3 out of 5
146 Bodman Pl, Red Bank, NJ
The price is £116 per night from 15 Apr to 16 Apr

Situated in Red Bank, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Two River Theater and Count Basie Theater. Parker Family Health Center and Riverview Medical Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (645 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly. Room and common areas were clean and nicely decorated. Beautiful view of the river!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2021

The Oyster Point Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Lincroft Red Bank
Courtyard by Marriott Lincroft Red Bank
3 out of 5
245 Half Mile Rd, Red Bank, NJ
The price is £99 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Two River Theater and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Count Basie Theater. Parker Family Health Center ...

4.2/5Excellent! (444 reviews)

"Loved the firepits and lounge areas outside in the courtyard"…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Lincroft Red Bank
Extended Stay America - Red Bank - Middletown
Extended Stay America - Red Bank - Middletown
2.5 out of 5
329 Newman Springs Rd, Red Bank, NJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £67 per night from 16 Apr to 17 Apr

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Parker Family Health Center and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Count Basie Theater. Two River Theater ...

3.2/5 (771 reviews)

"The hotel was very nice and clean. The price was great for suit hotel. The staff was exceptional. The staff called to check in and make sure our rooms were to our liking. They provided all of the amenities we needed to cook at the front desk so we knew everything was cleaned. The surroundings area ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2021

Extended Stay America - Red Bank - Middletown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
House on the River-2 Bedroom- 2 Bath
House on the River-2 Bedroom- 2 Bath
66 Shrewsbury Ave, Red Bank, NJ

This family-friendly Red Bank holiday home is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Two River Theater and Count Basie Theater. Parker Family ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Perfect for our home away from home!

"We had a great stay. The house had everything we needed and the view and location was terrific! Mary was responsive and her crew was terrific. So much snow in February!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2021

House on the River-2 Bedroom- 2 Bath
Huge Studio in Broad St for Remote Workers
Huge Studio in Broad St for Remote Workers
Red Bank, NJ

Situated in Red Bank, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Riverview Medical Center and Count Basie Theater. Marine Park and Two River Theater ...

Huge Studio in Broad St for Remote Workers
Updated Downtown Red Bank Home 5 Mi to Beach!
Updated Downtown Red Bank Home 5 Mi to Beach!
250 Mechanic Street, Red Bank, NJ

Situated in Red Bank, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riverview Medical Center and Count Basie Theater. Marine Park and Two River Theater are also ...

5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Exploring Redbank

"The property was very well situated near the town of Red bank, NJ. My family spent Christmas there and we we’re able to explore a few excellent restaurants in town. We were a group of ten and everyone had room to spread out in the very spacious house. The owner was also extremely helpful with recommendations ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2021

Updated Downtown Red Bank Home 5 Mi to Beach!
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