Publisher’s Picks: How to cool off, and look cool, in the heat of summer

From a boat ride to dining out, New Jersey’s waterways offer the ultimate Garden State experience. Whether it’s a day trip, weekend getaway or an adventurous expedition, there are endless opportunities to garner a new perspective at the Jersey Shore. Here are a few noteworthy, coastal favorites to check out while we are in the heat of the summer.

— Tom Hughes, publisher & chief revenue officer


Coastal Passage Raft

Throw me the lifeline. Four generations strong. Best in class — gets you to safety, quickly.

Switlik Life Rafts, Trenton

Price: $4,000.

Viking 58 C

Ahoy, mate. Luxury recognized around the world, and nearby off Exit 58 on the GSP. 

Viking Yachts, New Gretna

Price: On request.

Brielle River House

Waterview table, please. Time for a cocktail and appy on the deck … with the Manasquan River at your toes.

The River House, Brielle 

Price: $$ – $$$

Rolex Submariner

Set sail in style. Submariner on the wrist: the ultimate timekeeper for the open seas.

Hamilton Jewelers, Princeton

Price: $13,400.