Find A Hidden Hippie Scene In Toms River, New Jersey

What do you think of when you think of Toms River? I think of retirement villages and the 1998 Little League World Series. I think of a large, safe city that’s probably a great place to live but not necessarily a travel destination. While I’ve been there before in passing, I never thought of going out of my way to visit…until now. The more I learn about Toms River, the more I like it. It’s a trendy town with some seriously chill, hippie vibes.

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Were you already familiar with 53 Main? Do you have a favorite shop in Toms River? To channel the hippie vibes, even more, you can commune with nature at Cattus Island County Park or visit one of the town’s terrific antique shops. Check out Yesterdays & Todays, Main Street Antique Center, or The Vintage Oasis.

If you need even more reasons to visit Toms River, they have one of the largest Halloween parades in the United States, a great brewery (Toms River Brewing), a unique bug museum (Insectropolis), and an incredible planetarium (the Robert J. Novins Planetarium).

Address: 53 Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753, USA