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Asbury Park, New Jersey

Named as the 10th best tourist destination in the world, you won't want to miss a trip to Asbury Park in New Jersey. This little seaside community has also been ranked as having the 6th best beach in NJ in 2008. Book your vacation rental in Asbury Park with FlipKey.

About Asbury Park

Asbury Park is located on New Jersey's central coast and was first discovered as a residential resort in 1871 by James A. Bradley. Bradley developed the majority of the infrastructure within the area which led to the huge tourist industry. Such structures included the orchestra pavilion and the pier. In 1888, Ernest Schnitzler built the merry-go-round, which led to several other amusements.

The 1920s saw the construction of the Paramount Theater, the casino and the Carousel House. These days, the destination has been undergoing major developments for modernization.

Music and entertainment has always been a large cultural aspect of Asbury Park, with emphasis on rhythm and blues, rock and roll and doo-wop. Many concerts take place around the venues and clubs in the region with famous performers and musicians taking the stage.

When looking for a bite to eat in this little resort, you'll most likely find dishes with influences from Japan, the Mediterranean and Italy.

What to do

To make the most of these fabulous arts and entertainment activities, why not take a trip to the famous Paramount Theater? This 1600 seater venue holds a large variety of shows all year round, where you're guaranteed to see a show you'll love.

The Convention Hall located directly opposite the Paramount Theater is also a historic landmark, sure to wow any music-obsessed tourist. Here, the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones have performed, so make sure to get your phones out for a selfie!

It goes without saying that the ultimate place to visit in Asbury Park is the beach. With a mile of white sand, this resort is perfect for relaxation and its soft waves are popular with surfers and swimmers. As mentioned, the beach has been credited as one of the best in New Jersey, and is dotted with restaurants, waterparks and amusements.

Top Asbury Park travel tips

To have access to the beach, you'll need to pay $5 per day between Monday -Friday and $7 on weekends. If you plan for a long period of time, you may require purchasing a seasonal pass for $70.

To get around Asbury Park, you may need access to a car if you hope to explore the wider county. But if you plan on staying in the area, you can reach most attractions by foot.

There are also buses which can be caught from Asbury Park station, which transport to Newark, New York Penn station and Hoboken.

For an idyllic traditional seaside vacation, take a trip to Asbury Park this year. With a top-notch beach and plenty to keep you entertained, you're guaranteed to visit this small city year after year. Rent your Ashbury Park vacation rental with FlipKey.