"RED BANK, NEW JERSEY--A Happenin' Town!" Red Bank by VeronicaG

Red Bank Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 57 photos

Riverview Park, Red Bank

Red Bank has many things going for it, one is the river view from this town park. Each Thursday evening in the summer, free jazz concerts were presented. The concerts drew hundreds of people! A snack bar offered light refreshments, but many families enjoyed dinner from their picnic baskets while the children romped in the grass nearby.

The sunsets from this vantage point were glorious! The river breeze caressed the faces of those in the crowd and the evening gently fell to the music of jazz musicians.

Red Bank owes its name to the red color of the banks along the Navesink River.

Places of Worship and Contemplation

Red Bank, like any other town, has places of worship. First Presbyterian is a staid reminder that churches are an integral part of the community for many, many people. They provide a foundation for life!

The Beauty of Art

Art brings pleasure to life, beauty to one's surroundings and provides sustenance to the creative spirit!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Upscale shopping; lovely town area; art and antique districts
  • In a nutshell:A popular, hip town having reinvented itself successfully!
  • Last visit to Red Bank: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 20, 2006
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  • Apr 11, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    SKIP IT! The help were uniformed and rude. The restaurant is noisy and decorated like an ugly cafeteria. Most importantly the food was poorly executed, poorly prepared, unimaginative and pricey! I can't imagine anyone going back for such torture again!

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    Feb 7, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Whoops, just noticed I rated these pages before, well suppose can`t hurt. Red Bank looks like a happening place, with plenty to do and plenty to buy. Gr8 tips and pics of the place. Tim

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 4:06 AM

    Jazz and art: Red Bank looks very nice and interesting.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Hmmm, might have to investigate this one. Looks like a lot of interesting spots I would enjoy. Especially all the antiques. Never knew Count Basie was from Red Bank. Glad they're restoring the theater. thanks for some very good tips!

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Hi Veronica, Great page! Yes, Red Bank is a nice little town. Best regards from New Jersey, Bill

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2006 at 8:14 AM

    Great details and fascinating reading. Shopping, antiquities, murals and art make me ready to go there, well, someday for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2006 at 4:49 PM

    Nice page Veronica! I spent a lot of time in eatontown and didn't know anything so nice was close

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2006 at 8:39 PM

    Another spot where's I've spent some time. Joe

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 10:06 AM

    Such a lovely area, no wonder you enjoy returning time after time. Nice updates on your page.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2006 at 3:43 AM

    Hi Veronica - still returning to see these great locales. Put up new pages on Costa Smeralda/Porto Cervo you might like. Ciao bella, Carol

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