Asbury Park

December 10, 2021

Today’s spot of the day is Asbury Park, a New Jersey seaside town famous for spawning Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi.

Fun facts

  • James A. Bradbury named Asbury Park after Francis Asbury, one of the first Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States.
  • During the first half of the 20th Century, Asbury Park was a booming seaside resort known as the “Queen of the Jersey Shore,” averaging 600,000 visitors a year.
  • In 1943, The New York Yankees held spring training at Asbury Park instead of Florida because of war conservation efforts.

What To Do

  • Enjoy the shore – Asbury Park beaches remain highly rated, Money Magazine ranking Asbury Park #2 on its domestic beach list in 2018.
  • Experience the Boardwalk – If you’re a fan of iconic boardwalks, then Asbury Park’s is a must-visit. Known for its cool boutiques, family fun, vibrant nightlife, the Boardwalk has something for everyone.
  • The Stone Pony – Let’s face it, you can’t leave Asbury Park without visiting the Stone Pony. The incubator of so many world-class artists, visit at least once.
  • The Silverball Museum – Part of the Boardwalk experience but deserving of special mention. The Silverball is a pinball enthusiast nirvana, with loads of retro machines, air hockey, and 80s video games.

Asbury Park, great beaches, and Boardwalk intertwined with music history, come see.

7 Comments

  1. Helen Deaner

    Tks for the memories I grew up in little falls summer were spent my Aunt Gerry we went to the beach 🏖 Da͏i͏l͏y

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    • Town Of The Day

      Thank you for your comment Helen! I wish I grew up near a beach. I would love to learn how to surf!

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  2. Turd Ferguson

    Saw Ozzy Osborne at that music venue in 1982

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  3. nancy rush

    My Grandparents spent every summer at a wonderful hotel right off the beach. They always took me with them. WHAT A GREAT SUMMER EVERY YEAR. ASBURY PARK WAS MY FAVORITE PLACE. NEW JERSEY WAS MY HOME FOR MANY YEARS, BACK IN 41-46. We lived in South Orange and Rumson (in the summer}

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  4. nancy rush

    My Grandparents spent every summer at a wonderful hotel right off the beach. They always took me with them. WHAT A GREAT SUMMER EVERY YEAR. ASBURY PARK WAS MY FAVORITE PLACE. NEW JERSEY WAS MY HOME FOR MANY YEARS, BACK IN 41-46. We lived in South Orange and Rumson (in the summer}

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  5. Patricia vail

    Back in the ’40s and ’50s while summering in Manasquan, on the 4th of July we would lie on blankets on the sand of the “backyard” to watch the fireworks over Asbury Park. Oooo-aaaah!

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  6. Werner Lesar

    I remember Asbury Park well. Recognized the photo immediately. Actually worked “downtown” in late 70’s for the gas company (before they moved to a new building in Wall Township though I bought (my first) house in Middletown. My 3 kids were all born in Red Bank hospital. Loved the Jersey shore and belonged to a beach club in Sea Bright. Still have family in Middletown.

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