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In 1867, Reverend William B. Osborn, a Methodist Preacher, attended week long outdoor holiness camp meeting in Vineland, New Jersey. Osborn's enthusiasm knew no bounds and eventually he found an ideal camp meeting site, a secluded community on the North Jersey Coast, where spiritual and physical health could be renewed. On July 31,1869 a group of ministers and friends camped at what is now called Founders Park and after a candlelight prayer service dedicated themselves to establish a permanent Christian camp meeting community called Ocean Grove. From this simple beginning there would emerge a permanent town. In 1975, Ocean Grove received the designation as a State and National Historic District as an example of a 19th century planned urban community. The district contains the largest aggregate of Victorian and early 20th century structures in America. A Board of Architectural Review was established to create exterior design standards ensuring that the District would maintain its existing architectural heritage of Victorian seaside cottages.
From New York and points north
New Jersey Turnpike to exit 11 change to the Garden State Parkway South to exit 100B to Route 33 East follow straight to end of road crossing Main Street and following to Ocean. Turn left on Ocean Ave and follow for two blocks. You are now on Main Ave in Ocean Grove. The center and heart of town is one block west.
From the west
Route 18 South to Route 33 East. Follow straight into Ocean Grove
From Philadelphia and points south
New Jersey Turnpike to exit 7A change to 195 East to route 18 North. Exit at the route 33 exit staying in the left lane that will put you on route 33 East at the light on the bottom of the exit ramp. Stay on Route 33 East to the ocean. Turn left on Ocean Ave and follow for two blocks. You are now on Main Ave in Ocean Grove. The center of town is one block west.
By bus and train
All Buses and trains arrive at the Asbury Park Transportation Center located across the street from the Main Avenue entrance to Ocean Grove. Cab service is available.
Penn Station, New York
New Jersey Transit North Jersey Coast Line to Asbury Park Station  973-275-5555 Taxicabs available at station. service companies: Tops, Surf, Ocean and Super
Port Authority New York Academy Bus -Shore Points to Port Authority  Academy Bus Line drops off at various points in Ocean Grove including the heart of town. 732-291-1300
NJT Route 317 from Philadelphia[http://www.njtransit.com ] Greyhound Bus Terminal
Allaire Airport Farmingdale New Jersey, Newark & JFK Airport  Ground transportation available at all airports to get into Ocean Grove
Local Bus ServiceNew Jersey Transit Route:
830 Point Pleasant Beach - Asbury Park, 832 Red Bank - Asbury Park, 836 Freehold Raceway Mall -Asbury Park, 837 Long Branch - Asbury Park
The best way of getting around Ocean Grove is by walking in the square mile that the town covers. If you feel the need to leave there is 11 miles of uncommercial boardwalk [] stretching from Asbury Park to Sea Girt, New Jersey.
Through out the year Ocean Grove has events that include-
The Ocean Grove Business District has many stores and speciality shops that include:
Aaensen's Kitchen & Bath Showroom, The Auditorium Bookstore, The Beach House, Cheese On Main, Comfort Zone & Comfort Zone Books, Cottage Home, Favorite Things, Gifts By Tina, Gingerbreads Tea & Treasures, Gourmet Grove, Just Treats, Kitch & Kaboodle, The Loft, Main Avenue Galleria, Ocean grove Flowers & Gifts, Ocean Grove Hardware, Ocean Grove Trading Company, Patricia's Boutique, Refried Beans Antiques, Smugglers Cove and Tumblety Howell Art.
You'll find lots of great food in Ocean Grove with the many eateries and cafes. The Baker Boys, Barbaric Bean Coffee Roastery & Cafe, Bia(Located in the Majestic Hotel), Day's Ice Cream, Dorians on the Beach, Moonstruck Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, Nagles Apothecary & Cafe, Ocean Grove Bake Shoppe, Pathway Market, The Pizza Shoppe, The Raspberry Cafe, Sea Grass, The Starving Artist at Day's, Victorian Tea Room in the Lillagarrd, The Windmill, and Yvonne's Cafe.
Ocean Grove is a dry town. There are many bars and liquor stores in the towns outside of the Grove.
Room rates in Ocean grove range from $85 a night to $275 depending on the accommodation's you want. A complete listing of the web site links to the hotels, Inn and B&B's is available at the Ocean Grove Area Chamber of Commerce web site.
Albatross Hotel, Ashley House, The Bath Ave House, The Bellevue Stratford Inn, The Carriage House B&B, Central Ave House, Henry Richard Inn, House by the Sea, The In at Ocean Grove, Laingdon Hotel, Lillagaard B&B, Majestic Hotel, Manchester Inn B&B, The Melrose, Ocean Park Inn, Ocean Plaza Hotel, Ocean Pride, Ocean View Inn, Ocean Vista Hotel, Park View Inn, Quaker Inn, Sandpiper Guest House, The Sea Spray, 7 Ocean, The Shamrock and Shawmont Inn.
Gateway National Park, Allaire State Park, The Stone Pony, Six Flags, Freehold Raceway Mall, Monmouth Battlefield, Monmouth University, The Garfield House, Horse Park of New Jersey, Mt. Mitchell Over Look, National Guard of New Jersey Museum, Belmar Marina, Twin Light Lighthouse, Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Sea Girt light House