This summer, ditch the Hamptons for something much cooler.
Long known as a destination for music history buffs or as a backdrop of crumbling architecture, Asbury Park has become an unlikely cultural hub on the Jersey Shore.
“Asbury Park isn’t just for us locals anymore,” Tina Kerekes, a local designer and manager at the Danny Clinch Transparent Gallery, told Travel + Leisure. “We’re attracting people from all over the world now.”
“It’s been happening in phases since the ‘90s, but within the last five years, it’s really just snowballed,” Jason Thomson, editor of the local newspaper triCityNews, said.