Toms River Travel Guide

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Toms River Things to Do

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    by JoiseyGirl Written May 31, 2007

    We're only minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean.
    We also have Trails to walk at Cattus Island Park to view Nature
    at the Bay. or visit Island Beach State Park for Nature Tours
    and find out what animals live in the park and in the Ocean.

    Seaside Heights & Lavalette, Ortley Beach or Point Pleasant.
    Either one you choose you will find the Beautiful Blue Atlantic Ocean where you can swim, fish, surf or boogie board in. Fun for Everyone. Seaside Heights & Point Pleasant both offer a Boardwalk with Amusements, Rides and Great Food & Goodies...

    A Day at the Beach in Seaside Hgts Toms River, Waterfront
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Toms River Restaurants

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    by JoiseyGirl Updated May 31, 2007

    We have Seafood, Japanese Habachi, Sushi, Bed & Breakfasts, etc

    There's ShoGun, TGIF, APPLEBEES, Olive Garden, Caballo's,
    Daves Famous Rib house, IHOP, Perkins, Denny's,
    and Numerous Diners,
    as well as McDonalds, Burger King, TacoBell, White Castle, etc.

    Favorite Dish: The BEST Please to eat is on the Seaside Boardwalk,
    Get one of their Famous Sausage or Cheese Steaks Sandwhiches
    with an Ice Cold Homemade Lemonade to wash it down,

    Thats where its at!!!

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    by KarenandCory Updated Jul 25, 2006

    This was my first time in a White Castle. If it's good enough for the Beastie Boys and Harold & Kumar, it's good enough for me.
    By 'good' I mean edible. As in if you are starving and/or nothing else is open, White Castle is great.

    Favorite Dish: Slyders because I crave them.

    The Chicken ring sandwich was oddly not that bad.

    I've been wanting to come here since 1986 after listening to the Beastie Boys. 6 songs on their Licensed to Ill album mentioned White Castle.
    White Castle fries only come in one size

    My 1st White Castle experience Chicken Ring Sandwich: Stangely yummy birds waiting to be fed at White Castle Karen & Cory go to White Castle
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    by KarenandCory Written Jul 25, 2006

    Rivolis is a local Italian restaurant. It has friendly service and great ambiance.
    HUGE portions!! The plate was like over a foot wide.

    Favorite Dish: Broiled Seafood Combo
    lobster tail, flounder, shrimp, scallops and
    stuffed mussels oreganato, broiled in butter, then
    served with steamed brocolli and carrots with a
    side of linguine.

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Toms River Transportation

  • by matt1168 Written May 27, 2005

    The Toms River Bus Station, about 1/2 mile southwest of downtown on Highland Parkway South, serves both express and local buses operated by NJ Transit and Academy to many destinations. The routes serving the Toms River Bus Station are as follows:

    NJ Transit:

    67: Rt. 549/Rt. 9 Local to Newark via Lakewood/Freehold/Old Bridge

    67X: Garden State Parkway Express to Newark/Jersey City

    67B: Brick Local/Garden State Parkway Express to Newark/Jersey City/Weehawken

    137/319: New York City Express

    137 Local: New York City Local via Brick

    319: Atlantic City Express

    559: Atlantic City/Lakewood Local via US-9

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  • by matt1168 Written May 27, 2005

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    Toms River is easily accesible from many majour northeast cities.

    From Newark/New York: Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 81 for Toms River.

    From Philadelphia/Trenton: Take the Atlantic City Expressway or I-195 to the Garden State Parkway to Exit 81 for Toms River

    From Baltimore/Washington/Points Far South: Take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to US-9 North to the Garden State Parway North to Exit 81 for Toms River.

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Toms River Warnings and Dangers

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    by SheDragon Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you have seen my New Jersey page, then you know that this is the entire reason for even including New Jersey in my travels. When I was in Toms River, I discovered a new type of traffic pattern called the 'jug handle.' This picture is my own awful attempt at drawing the nasty thing. Not having been able to see these things from the air, I can't guarantee that my rendering is completely correct, but it should give you enough of an idea so that you don't get into any traffic accidents. The entire point of these jug handles is to make sure no one gets into an accident while trying to make a left turn on a major roadway. Instead, you can have wonderful fun getting into accidents while trying to change lanes to get onto or off of a jug handle. The side roads don't have these (thank heavens) so if you find you have serious trouble getting used to them, you can try to re-map your route through smaller streets. I have heard that jug handles are all over New Jersey, but not having driven too much throughout New Jersey (except to get through it or out of it), I can't testify to this. The red arrows are where the cars are going, the black arrows are actually the markings on the road.

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