“The biggest surprise is that this place exists; that the ocean is so magnificent; that the boardwalk is so huge… that the architecture is so monumental. Everything is so big there.”
Creative Lead & Design Director, Asbury Ocean Club
“Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Go because…the traffic to Long Island is going to be miserable. And there are Korean tacos to die for.”
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
The boardwalk is lined with beach bars, food stalls hawking everything from Korean tacos to loaded crepes, and a slew of boutiques to grab a last-minute bathing suit. Be sure to head downtown, too: The vintage stores are famous for their music merch (hello, Bruce tour shirts), and there’s a delicious Mediterranean restaurant, Reyla, that will change what you thought you knew about couscous.
For nightlife, check out the Stone Pony’s summer lineup, and pay a visit to the newly opened Asbury Lanes, a live music venue/bowling alley/bar/art space hybrid.
Asbury Ocean Club
3 HOURS 20 MINUTES
3 HOURS 47 MINUTES
ASBURY PARK NOW
Once called the ‘Jewel of the Jersey Shore,’ Asbury Park has been re-discovered and re-invigorated. A sparkling mix of the city and the sand, this gem is enticing to both locals and city dwellers looking for new prospects now more than ever.