Discover All of the Best Things to Do in Asbury Park

Asbury Park is one of the Jersey Shore’s best beaches. It’s also been a focal point of New Jersey culture and entertainment for nearly a century. Don’t take our word for it, though! Enjoy a show at one of the town’s famous music venues or stroll down the historic boardwalk and discover all of the amazing things to do in Asbury Park for yourself. To take the hassle out of planning your trip, use our free Vacation Guide! Our Travel Guide ensures you won’t leave any of Asbury’s best restaurants, shopping, or events out of your next getaway.  

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Our Favorite Things to Do in Asbury Park, NJ


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When you think of boardwalk food, what comes to mind? Perhaps a corndog or funnel cake? Believe it or not, Jersey Shore dining doesn’t have to be synonymous with boardwalk food or touristy, beachfront restaurants. Asbury Park has plenty of fantastic places to eat that will have you looking at New Jersey’s culinary scene in a new light. You can even take a Restaurant Tour to see them all! Here are just a few of the best choices for your next meal. 

Music Scene

Band playing at a small music venue in NJ

Enjoy live music and a cold beer at The House of Independents or experience rock ‘n roll history at The Stone Pony, a local venue that served as a launching point for Jersey legends such as Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. Asbury is also home to many music and arts festivals throughout the year. Check the tour dates; your favorite band might be stopping by these venues soon!

Local Attractions

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With sandy beaches, exciting nightlife, and a boardwalk full of shops and video games, AP has all of the ingredients for a perfect vacation. Entertaining the family and planning the perfect beach day has never been easier. We even have ideas for rainy-day activities! Read more about some of the top attractions in Asbury Park below.

Seasonal Events

Irish band at the Asbury Park St. Patrick's Day Parade

No matter what time of year you visit the Jersey Shore, there is always an event just around the corner. Stop by the Asbury Park Bazaar in the summertime or experience the beach in the winter and join in on Jersey Shore Christmas festivities. These festivals and seasonal events are definitely worth the trip!

Where to Stay

View of the King bed in the Bradley SuiteWhether it’s the gorgeous beaches or the boardwalk fun that brings you to Asbury Park, take your vacation to the next level by staying in Ocean Grove. Just minutes away, The Ocean Plaza Hotel and The Ocean View Inn both offer an unrivaled lodging experience.

If you’re traveling with a larger group, take a look at The Ocean Plaza’s Bradley Suite. This two-level, penthouse suite has a full-size kitchen, private master bedroom, JACUZZI® tub, and a balcony overlooking the ocean. Don’t settle for less than the best. Book your visit to Asbury Park today!

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