Destination guide

Make memories in Middletown

A charming township on the Jersey Shore, Middletown offers some of the state's best-loved recreation areas and a wide variety of attractions. Whether popping over on the Seastreak from Manhattan for a weekend break or traveling from further afield to enjoy a longer stay, Middletown vacation rentals place you in the heart of it all. From lazy days spent enjoying soft-sand beaches and lush green spaces to action-packed outings to the area's theme parks and speedways, you'll find there's no shortage of ways to make magical memories with family and friends.

Things to do

Enjoy family time in Middletown

Life in Middletown may well be centered on the beach but venture inland and you'll find attractions aplenty. The classic carousels and boardwalk fare at the Keansburg Amusement Park have been entertaining families for over a century, although if you fancy dialing up the pace, the Runaway Mine Train and Dare Devil Dive thrill rides at Six Flags Great Adventure will help you do exactly that. An evening spent at the PNC Bank Arts Center or the landmark Count Basie Theatre is a lovely way to round things off before heading back to your Middletown vacation rental.


Find the best beach days in Middletown

Jersey Shore boasts more than a few sun-soaked beaches and Middletown is no exception. While it can be tempting to simply settle back to appreciate the fine weather, there's a bit more to it. With surf casting from the pristine 7-mile Sandy Hook Beach and catching a glimpse of nesting birds along the Seabright beaches all on the menu, topping up your tan may just have to wait. And if you're keen to get out on the water, you'll find everything from sailing to fishing charters readily available from the lively Sandy Hook Marina.


Soak up the summer sun in Middletown

Middletown beaches are perhaps best enjoyed in the summer when temperatures during sunny days in July and August can easily top 80 degrees. Spring and fall also offer decent weather that's perfect for exploring Huber Woods Park or visiting hotspots such as the Sea Girt Lighthouse. Just mind that big-ticket attraction closures don't ruin your plans for a family day out. Snow is likely over the winter months and increased wind speeds blowing in across the bay means that seafront walks can be brisk and probably not all pleasant for the particularly faint of heart.

Natural features

Explore glorious green spaces in Middletown

Beach days will reign supreme during any stay in a Middletown vacation rental but be sure to check out some of the area's glorious green spaces too. With its bird-filled oak-hickory forests, activities centers, and hills that beg to be rolled down, Tatum Park is a great spot for family-friendly adventures. Meanwhile, on the Sandy Hook barrier spit, nearly 300 acres of pristine holly forest is waiting to be explored by nature enthusiasts, though before you get there, be sure to see if you can glimpse any harbor seals basking on Skeleton Hill Island.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Middletown

Fly into Belmar, NJ (BLM-Monmouth Executive), the closest airport, located 14.9 mi (23.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Linden, NJ (LDJ), which is 16.7 mi (26.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Middletown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 122 vacation rentals near Middletown. From 97 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Middletown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Middletown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Middletown:

  • Ocean Grove: 229 vacation rentals
  • Bergen/Lafayette: 148 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 285 vacation rentals
  • West Bergen: 52 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 118 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Middletown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Middletown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Deep Cut Gardens: 712 vacation rentals
  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk: 1,529 vacation rentals
  • Bay Head Beach: 1,512 vacation rentals
  • AMC Dine-In Theatres Menlo Park 12: 396 vacation rentals
  • New Jersey City University: 5,441 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Middletown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Middletown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 97 Houses in Middletown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Middletown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Cabins: 12 rentals available
  • Cottages: 12 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Middletown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Middletown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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