The Coolest Place To Shop In New Jersey, Convention Hall, Is A Marketplace In A Historic Seaside Building
New Jersey is totally a shopper’s state – we practically perfected the Mall, after all! While in-store shopping has changed in ways that none of us really predicted, there are some spots in the Garden State that seem to always stay the same. Asbury Park, the hip little city by the sea, is home to the coolest place to shop in New Jersey.
Asbury Park's enormous Convention Hall is one of the most recognizable buildings in New Jersey.
The Hall and Theater was built in the 1920s, and by the 1930s, it had become a famous spot to watch a show, attend an event, or gather with members of the community to celebrate all sorts of happenings.
Today, this beachside exhibition center is still a place of community, and in addition to hosting events, it's one of the coolest places to shop in the whole state.
While the whole building is referred to as "Convention Hall", most of what people see is actually the Grand Arcade area that connects the hall to the Paramount Theater.
Here, you'll find boutique shops that sell everything from souvenirs to clothing, to home decor and more.
You could spend hours browsing the boutiques, and all that shopping is
shore to work up an appetite!
Luckily, Asbury Park Oyster Bar is here to save the day. Stuff your face with fantastic seafood...
... and save room for dessert, because you're going to want some ice cream or an ice pop from Betty's Icebox!
And if you're looking for entertainment? You've got it! Convention Hall still hosts all sorts of events, from concerts to theatrical performances and, well, conventions, too!
Spend the day walking the Grand Arcade and browsing the shops and restaurants. You'll feel like you've been whisked away to a wonderland.
When you want to combine a day of shopping with a day on the beach, there's truly no better place to go!
Take a look at the shop and restaurant directory on the
Asbury Park Convention Hall website, and be sure to check out the event calendar, too!
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Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave N unit c-4, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA