Spring has certainly sprung here in Ocean County! With a spectacular weekend on the way weather-wise, here are my Best Bets for this weekend, April 18th and 19th:

Stroll The Boardwalk
This Saturday is going to feel almost like summer, with plentiful sunshine and temperatures well into the 70s. So why not get out to Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, or Point Pleasant before the Summer crowds move in? Get the family into the car, and enjoy a walk down one of the Ocean County boardwalks while you enjoy some ice cream or pizza, and maybe even wander onto the beach before you have to pay this Summer!

Check Out A Historic Park
This will be a perfect weekend to head either a little north or a little south for some Jersey shore history. Allaire Village has plenty of things to offer to the whole family - train rides, hiking trails, and historic tours and reenactments. Go a little south, and you have another interactive outdoor history lesson at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest.

Do Some Outdoor Shopping
While you're at Batsto, why not hop over to Historic Smithville? With everything from odd antiques to delicious baked goods and handmade one of a kind goodies, you could spend the whole day just walking around checking out the little shops. Want some more hardcore shopping? Both the Jackson Premium Outlets and Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls will let you get your shop on without being stuck inside a crowded, air conditioned mall.

With what's looking like the best weekend of the season so far, it would be a shame to spend the whole thing indoors, so get out and enjoy some of this weekend's Best Bets!