Ocean Grove's next-door neighbor with nightlife
Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ!
Asbury Park has had several rebirths, but its latest incarnation is by far the most exciting and promising. This once-great vacation resort, also known as a rock and roll venue, home of the Stone Pony and Bruce Springsteen, was before that a popular boardwalk amusement park. More sedate than Coney Island, Asbury Park fell on hard times in the late sixties and little by little, its quaint rides, the Ferris wheel and merry go round were sold off.
Cut to the twenty-first century. A gender-bending nightclub opens; a four star restaurant relocates there; a decade in and you can eat at Toast in the morning and Fish at night, at steakhouses and oyster bars that line Cookman Ave. Asbury is filled with dramatic converted spaces for food and entertainment in handsome century-old buildings. Urban pioneers have restored old houses and/or moved into new condos with water views and Viola! Asbury Park reinvented itself for our own times.
Asbury Park's beach is very clean and the best value on the Jersey shore. Parking is easy. Better yet, there are no crowds. In fact, the beach is so peaceful, people have their heads buried in books. Children search for crabs on the jetties. And soda shops and eateries line the wide, wide boardwalk to quench the thirst and apetite of a whole new generation of Asbury Park beach goers.
Finding a newly renovated vacation rental in Asbury Park is no longer a fluke. Chances are you can find a very sophisticated space here to spend your summer vacation. Why not discover Asbury Park for yourself? Don't want to drive? Take the train from New York and get off in the Asbury Park Station. It's a walking distance beach town and nightlife!.