Red Bank is about 215 miles from Washington. Take the Beltway to Interstate 95 north to the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7A to I-195 east. Exit to the Garden State Parkway north. Take Exit 109 to County Road 520, which is Main Street, and turn left onto Broad Street to get to the main shopping street in town.
Molly Pitcher Inn
88 Riverside Ave.
National landmark on the waterfront, built in 1928. Rooms from $119.
Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Pl.
This modern hotel with picture-window views of the Navesink River sustained some damage during Hurricane Sandy but is to reopen Jan. 5. Rooms from $159.
Basil T’s Brewery and Italian Grill
183 Riverside Ave.
When in New Jersey, Italian food is the way to go. Pastas $10-$18 at lunch and up to $26 at dinner. Try one of the six handcrafted beers.
45 Monmouth St.
The immense menu offers blue-plate specials of Yankee pot roast or meatloaf as well as panini, seafood and Italian specialties, wraps and burgers. Breakfast served 24 hours. Prices start at $4.04 for a fried egg sandwich.
80 Broad St.
Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $8.75 an hour, one-hour minimum. Additional charges in 15-minute increments, rounded down, so an hour and 40 minutes is charged as an hour and a half. Daily passes $25.
65 Mechanic St.
Opens to the public Saturday nights from 7 to at least 10 p.m., but call ahead to confirm.
Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Co.
19 Monmouth St.
Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.