About Asbury Park
Welcome to Asbury Park, a small hip city and resort town located on the ocean in central Monmouth County, New Jersey! If you grew up or vacationed here years ago you probably have wonderful memories. If you haven’t visited in a while you will be proud and amazed to rediscover the city that everyone falls in LOVE with today.
Anchored by Asbury Park Convention Hall and The Casino building, the Asbury Park Boardwalk is one of America’s original destinations to people watch. Today the AP Boardwalk offers boutique shopping, fun and food for kids of all ages as well as fine and casual dining with stunning views. A mile of beach and surf awaits you.
You can shop downtown at nationally renowned home decor shops, antique centers, and vintage clothing stores. Theatre, art galleries, movies, yoga and live music can be found and a wide array of culinary endeavors. Classic delis, hip tapas lounges, breakfast eateries and fine dining of every cuisine are here. The downtown district is a short walk from NJ TRANSIT and to the boardwalk & beach.
Main Street and the west side have long-featured ethnically diverse bakeries, markets and restaurants with international aromas from El Salvador to Sicily and beyond. Long-time favorite music venues are here as well as retail shops and resources for home renovations. You will find everything from rehabilitated bicycles to fine architectural millwork.
A Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Asbury Park?
Asbury Park is breaking records! The 2014 Asbury Park Oysterfest welcomed over 15,000 fans to our city the first weekend of September and Asbury Park is the two time Guinness World Record holder for “Largest Gathering of Zombies”. The New Jersey Zombie Walk, a family-friendly event held annually in October, in the Asbury Park Boardwalk and downtown
Springtime in our city
After the lull of winter passes, Asbury Park begins to bloom in early spring. The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off spring fever in March followed by the Restaurant Tour in April and Memorial Day weekend.