What happened?

Sunday, during the Belmar parade, it started warming up once the sun came out.  Then Monday, some places saw the mid-70s.

I actually, before coming into work, stopped at the beach.  Do you know what I noticed?  I could smell the sea air.  My nose wasn't freezing off of my face.

Kyle Anthony, Townsquare Media
Kyle Anthony, Townsquare Media
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Then, boom, here we are with cold temperatures, snowing on and off, and cold rain.

Bone-chilling again.

This is something we come to expect this time of year.

At least we didn't experience what North Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania did today.  Full-on snowstorm.  Nope, we are over that.

When it was 70 degrees on Monday I wasn’t able to sit still. It was one of those days when I walked up to lunch.  Then hopped in the car, windows down to grab a coffee.

Can't you tell?  I'm so excited for spring and summer to get here, to get back out on the beach, to get away from this piercing cold weather.   

I felt the same way a few weeks ago when we had warm temperatures.  

The number one thing I want to do when it gets warm out is it outdoors. I found a ton of places throughout Ocean County and it got me thinking, if Ocean County has some great locations, Monmouth County absolutely has places that you can enjoy during spring and summer.  

Where is the best outdoor dining in Monmouth County, New Jersey during the Spring and Summer?

I traveled up and down the Garden State Parkway and found some of the top restaurants that we all need to check out in Monmouth County when the warm weather hits us again.  

Top Monmouth County, NJ Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

Here are the top 5 Monmouth County, NJ Outdoor Dining Restaurants You Need to Try This Year

Top Ocean County, NJ Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

From Toms River, down to Manahawkin, and up to Point Pleasant, these restaurants are perfect to dine outside when it is warm out.

Look: These are 6 of Ocean County's Longest Running Restaurants

These Ocean County restaurants have good food and rich history.