There's plenty beyond Highlands but still nearby. Here are some of our favorites. Whole Foods is in the next town over, Middletown. We also love Trader Joe's in Shrewsbury. Sea Bright is just south of Highlands and has an abundance of restaurants such as Tommy's Tavern + tap and Woody's Ocean Grille. Also be sure to try Eventide Grille at Navesink Marina. Finally, don't miss Red Bank and Asbury Park which are gems of the northern Jersey Shore.