Asbury Park is the Best!
Great First Time Visit to Asbury Park ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Asbury Park is clearly on the rise. You can feel the energy in the air in this beach town that still has elements of its gritty past. This was my first visit to Asbury and everything about our family's visit was perfect. This house was more than perfect for the 6 of us (3 kids and 3 adults) and gave us each the privacy we needed. The house is in impeccable condition and tastefully decorated. The backyard was truly a pleasure. We were in walking distance to so much we didn't even get to everything. We missed the Wonder Bar (which has a happy hour for dogs) and movies on the rooftop of the new Asbury Hotel, both in walking distance. The food and atmosphere at Porta (a block away) was better than most similar places in New York City and the restaurants we ate in on the boardwalk (just a few blocks away) were far better than any beachfront restaurants I'd experienced before. The shops along the boardwalk were a cut above your standard beach junk and have a Brooklyn feel to them. Great shopping, great eats, and great drinks. We also ventured down to Point Pleasant (20 minutes away) and Seaside Heights (30 minutes away), both of which have amusement parks, which were awesome for kids under 15. Our visit to Seaside Heights included a tour of MTV's Jersey Shore beach house, which was an unexpected treat. It was the perfect kid-friendly vacation.
Two Blocks From The Beach