|Keansburg is in Monmouth county in New Jersey, one of the United States of America. It has been a popular tourist spot from around the beginning of the 20th century, through to the 60's, when a terrible hurricane wiped out much of the park. Weary NYC residents would ferry over and spend the weekend, or summer vacation. The park, and town enjoyed its popularity for many years and is now part of American culture. |
The 100+ year old amusement park is still there, and offers an inexpensive alternative to places like Seaside or Wildwood. Many renovations have been made to the park since the storm that wiped it out in years past, but there is still a lot of history in the park, including the "Spook House" which is one of the oldest amusement rides still running in the United States, possibly the world.
The town now also features a waterpark "Runaway Rapids" which is very popular amongst tourist groups. Get there early though, because it fills up quick.
There aren't too many choices for food in Keansburg. Most of what you will find worth eating will be at the boardwalk area. A few worth mentioning include:
• Barb's Big Burrito which offers great Mexican food, the burrito is tough to beat.
• Anthony's Pizza Villa, located by the rollercoaster. Has quite possibly one of the best slices of pizza on the east coast outside of NYC. You'll love it!
Keansburg has many pubs and taverns. You will find several along the boardwalk area, including :
• TJK Stadium.
• The Pavillion (on the boardwalk).
• Miami Club.
Other places in town tend to be local hangouts, are a bit on the seedy side, and fights are known to break out at several of them.
Unfortunately there are no major hotels to speak of in Keansburg, itself, so you should check out the nearby area including:
• Holiday Inn in Hazlet.
• The Howard Johnson's in Middletown.
• Wellsley Inn in Holmdel.
Walking around away from the boardwalk area is not advised. Away from the boardwalk, some of the old bungalows and hotels have become the haunts of criminals, such as drug dealers. If you're not careful, you may get shot at