Evolving from bachelor to bridegroom is a significant life event. Celebrate this remarkable occasion in style with a bachelor party set in the scenic state of New Jersey. Whether you head to Belmar for the beach, Atlantic City for the casinos, or Red Bank for a craft beer brewery tour, good times await you and your best buddies. Book a stay at a New Jersey vacation rental for your upcoming bachelor party. That said, take a look at the most exciting cities and towns in New Jersey.

1. Belmar

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In Belmar, New Jersey, rent paddleboards at Endless SUP Company and head to the mile-long beach, or rent boats at the Belmar Marina for a day on the water. Check out Silverball Museum in nearby Asbury Park, play pinball and old-school video games, grab a quick bite, and take a stroll on the boardwalk. Back in Belmar, party with a wide selection of beers, drink specials, Buffalo Chicken Nachos with freshly made chips, and sweet Thai boneless wings in the fun atmosphere of Boathouse Bar and Grill. At night’s end, round up the crew, let your group’s designated driver take everyone to your Belmar vacation rental and sleep it off.

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2. Manasquan

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Get outdoors and enjoy the freedom of paddleboarding or kayaking in Manasquan, New Jersey. Rent everything you need at Paddle Out, and get a short free lesson before exploring the Manasquan River. When you return, head for the clean, sandy beach, enjoy surfing, fishing, or swimming, and then chill out at Leggett’s Sand Bar with wings and Buffalo pizza. In the evening, you can treat the groom-to-be to a dinner of custom-ground chargrilled burgers, potato skins, and beer at Frankie’s Bar and Grill in nearby Point Pleasant.

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3. Atlantic City

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World-famous for its casinos, beach, Boardwalk, and nightlife, Atlantic City makes bachelor party dreams come true. At Bally’s Wild Wild West Casino, enjoy live entertainment, ride the mechanical bull, play slots in Coyote Kate’s Slot Parlour, eat at Guy’s BBQ Joint, and drink your favorite beverage at Mountain Bar. Go to Steel Pier and relive childhood with old-fashioned amusements and rides, including the Ferris Wheel, the Rock-and-Roll, and the Drop. Atlantic City Beach features camel-colored sand, and it’s free, clean, and roomy. Whenever you get hungry, head to Ducktown Tavern and Liquors, a 24/7 sports bar popular with locals for breakfast, Buffalo wings, and cheesesteaks.

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4. Red Bank

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Red Bank, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, makes an excellent vacation destination for bachelor party getaways. Have your party at YESTERcades and play classic arcade games, pinball, and ping-pong, or video games on their large-screen TVs. With its pay-by-the-hour system of unlimited play, you don’t have to keep feeding quarters into machines. Schedule a tour of local craft breweries in the area with The Jersey Shore Craft Beer Tour, which accommodates groups of any size. Eat at JBJ Soul Kitchen where the menu always changes and might include pork chops, fried cod, macaroni and cheese, or banana cream pie.

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5. Somerset

summer golf course

Travel to Somerset, New Jersey, where you and your buddies can tour Flying Fish Brewing Company and sample products afterward. With at least 12 different beers on tap, a tasting room, and outdoor beer garden, it’s a good place to kick back and relax. The brewery offer kegs, bottles, and growlers to go, for responsible partying at your Somerset vacation rental. Book a tee time to play 18 holes at the county’s Green Knoll Golf Course, or play its 9-hole, par 27 Pitch and Putt course. To practice on a driving range, book at the Quail Brook or Spooky Brook courses. For great food, join locals who flock to Freddy’s Sports Bar and devour sandwiches, ribeye steaks and oven-roasted potatoes, or slow-cooked baby back ribs in house-made BBQ sauce, and French fries. While you wait for your order, shoot pool or watch your favorite team on one of the big-screen TVs.

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6. Parsippany

grapes vineyard

Parsippany is the perfect vacation destination if you and your friends want to spend the day touring a few wineries or relaxing on a private fishing tour with New Jersey Adventure Tours. Nearby at Anchor Golf Center in Whippany, or Essex Golf Driving Range in Roseland, play a round of mini-golf or practice your golf swing on the driving range. In Roseland, stop for a hearty lunch at Dough Artisan Pizzeria or China Pavilion. When you return to Parsippany, enjoy an evening of Cuban food, like Tostones rellenos de Ropa Vieja, cold drinks, and lively atmosphere at Cuba Mia.

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7. Princeton

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For a historic Ivy League university town, Princeton, New Jersey, is an excellent vacation destination for a farewell to single life. Tour Terhune Orchards and Winery and get cinnamon donuts and apple cider to go, for morning or late-night munching. At Springdale Golf Club, have drinks on the clubhouse porch before dinner and watch the sun set behind the university’s tower. There’s a lot to laugh about at Catch a Rising Star, a popular comedy club that showcases new talent. For strong drinks and craft beer, hearty dishes like venison stew, and fun bites like shrimp tacos, go to The Dinky Bar and Kitchen, a repurposed train station.

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