Thousands of people flock to Asbury Park every year to see its wonderful attractions, such as the Asbury Park Boardwalk, which hosts parties and events throughout the year. More than 16,000 people live in the city, and the area is home to one of the best beaches in the state, according to a contest held by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Secure top accommodation for Asbury Park hotels at Orbitz.com.
Asbury Avenue is a long road that stretches across most of the city before ending at the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. A number of boutiques and stores sit along the road, as do nightclubs and restaurants. The downtown shopping district is also on Asbury Avenue, and the city recently renovated the area, filling it with a range of different shops and activities. While Asbury Park once had dozens of hotels along the road, only one remains. The Empress Hotel offers free parking for guests, which is a bonus given its proximity to the beach. Hotel guests can leave their car behind and get to the beach within 5 minutes. Every room in the hotel has a view of the swimming pool, beaches, or Wesley Lake. The hotel has its own upscale nightclub called Paradise, which locals claim to be one of the best dance clubs in the city. Those who want to unwind can go outside and spend time on one of the small tiki-hut-style buildings that surround the large swimming pool. Rooms at this hotel start at $105 per night.
Unlike Asbury Avenue, which runs east and west, Ocean Avenue runs north and south along the eastern part of the city. The road is only a few steps away from the beaches and is actually the last road before you reach the water. Most of the buildings along the road have amazing views of the ocean, and you can literally smell the sea air without leaving your room. The Berkley Oceanfront Hotel sits right in the middle of Ocean Avenue, and many rooms at the hotel have views of the water. Hotel rooms start at $109 per night and feature free access to a fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. A nearly 24,000-square-foot conference center is available for business travelers, and the historic building has large ballrooms available. The hotel welcomes pets, and the staff can handle special requests, such as a room with a refrigerator. The hotel offers high-speed Internet access for travelers, and the outside features small cabanas surrounding the pool. A massive renovation completed in 2007 updated the rooms and lobby, giving the historic building a modern feel.
Whether you want to visit the amazing nightclubs, take a dip in the water, or check out one of the historic structures downtown, you can do it all in Asbury Park. Visitors often visit the theater downtown and enjoy live entertainment at clubs like The Stone Pony. Save money on tickets to attractions and on affordable Asbury Park hotels at Orbitz.com.