This historic shore town features one of the best beaches in the state. Along with endless sand, great surf and unlimited fun, you’ll find a revitalized Boardwalk that’s better than ever. Unique shops, eclectic restaurants with breathtaking views and the crown jewel—the restored Paramount Theater and Convention Hall.
And throughout the year, the historic downtown comes alive the first Saturday of every month, with First Saturday Asbury Park, which includes shops and restaurants open late, street entertainers and free parking. Go to www.asburyparkchamber.com for the most up-to-date events calendar. Don’t miss the annual Garden State Film Festival, Taste of Asbury Park, Memorial Day Fireworks Celebration, Fourth of July parade, festival and fireworks and Oysterfest every September.
If a weekend at the shore is in your plans, check out the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, one of the grand hotels of a bygone era. Its recently restored 250 suites and rooms offer modern luxury and classic beauty just steps away from the ocean. The Hotel Tides Restaurant and Spa is another Asbury Park tradition recently lovingly restored to its former glory. The Empress Hotel along with Mikell's Big House a great B&B.
While in town, enjoy the city’s diverse and thriving restaurant scene. From Japanese to Mediterranean to Italian, it’s all here and it’s delicious. Newer restaurants like Synaxis, Stella Marina, Langosta Lounge and Tim McLoone's Supper Club have quickly established themselves as culinary gems alongside favorites like Bistro Ole, Carmine’s and Moonstruck.
The Asbury Park experience isn't complete without taking in a show. USA Today picked Asbury Park as one of the top ten places to listen to music. The legendary Stone Pony, where Bruce Springsteen has made numerous appearances, is one of the world’s most famous music “scenes.” The ReVision Theatre is dedicated to producing invigorating theater with a fresh perspective.