The World’s Best Beach Town Can Be Found Right Here In New Jersey

New Jersey is home to one of the best beach towns in the entire world. That’s a bold statement and, I’m sure, one that many will disagree with. But it’s not just myself who has deemed Asbury Park an international travel destination. Travel & Leisure Magazine ranked the hip hamlet on its list of the 50 Best Places To Travel in 2016. It came in at #10, beating out big cities like Denver (#23), Rio de Janeiro (#30) and Sicily (#35).

The same publication also listed The Asbury as one of the world’s best new hotels for 2017. Another incredible accolade? Asbury Park was named this year’s coolest small town in America by Budget Travel. Last, but not least, one of its beach bars was recently named among the best in the US. What makes this town so travel-worthy? Read on to find out.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

I can’t get enough of this quirky city; a vibrant shore staple once again. It faced tough times but revitalization efforts are seeing some success. There’s always something new and exciting popping up…like this oceanfront food truck park.