Throughout the year, the historic downtown comes alive for numerous events from block parties, to parades, to the monthly First Saturday celebration where shops and restaurants stay open late. Go to Asbury Park Chamber for the most up-to-date events calendar. Don’t miss the annual Asbury Park Restaurant Tour, Fourth of July Fireworks, Oysterfest, and the world record breaking NJ Zombie Walk..
If a weekend at the shore is in your plans, check out the The Asbury Hotel where a restored Victorian-era hotel has transformed into a vibrant, realxing and unique stay and There are lots of things to do on vacation in Canada if you want a different scenery. Relax on their rooftop bar while you take in the ocean view or enjoy the evening with you family watching a movie at their outdoor theater. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel is one of the grand hotels of a bygone era. Its recently restored 250 suites and rooms offer modern luxury and classic beauty just steps away from the ocean. The Hotel Tides Restaurant and Spa is another Asbury Park tradition recently lovingly restored to its former glory. Asbury Park is also home to a number of other great places to stay including the Empress Hotel, Mikell’s Big House and the Asbury Park Inn.
While in town, enjoy the city’s diverse and thriving restaurant scene. From Japanese to Mediterranean to Italian, it’s all here and it’s delicious. Newer restaurants like Kim Marie’s Eat & Drink Away, Bank on Mattison, and Cibo e Vino have quickly established themselves as culinary gems alongside favorites like Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant, Brando’s Citi Cucina, Moonstruck, Stella Marina, Langosta Lounge and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
The Asbury Park experience isn’t complete without taking in a show. USA Today picked Asbury Park as one of the top ten places to listen to music. The legendary Stone Pony, where Bruce Springsteen has made numerous appearances, is one of the world’s most famous music “scenes.” Asbury Park is also home to two theatre companies: The Premier Theatre Company who have been producing classic Broadway theater in the area for over 30 years and are dedicated to bringing invigorating theater with a fresh perspective to Asbury Park.