Asbury Park named 2nd best beach in the United States

Posted: Updated:
ASBURY PARK -

A magazine has named Asbury Park as the second best place in the United States when it comes to going on a beach vacation.

Money Magazine’s June issue named the seven best spots around the country for a beach getaway. Asbury Park ranked No. 2.

The magazine named several reasons why Asbury Park was such a great place to vacation – namely the beach and boardwalk. There are old landmarks like Convention Hall and the Stone Pony, as well as new additions such as the Biergarten and the newly renovated Asbury Lanes.

"We have a music, art and food culture unlike all the other beach towns and it drives a lot of interest in visits,” says Asbury Park spokesperson Sonia Spina.

For those wondering why beaches like Malibu or Maui are not on the list, the reason is simple – Money Magazine took affordability into account.

They found that the average airfare to Asbury Park is only $293. Hotels cost about $185 a night, with a full week only costing about $2,600.

Many say that Asbury Park is also family-friendly, with staples like the Silver Ball Arcade and affordable housing for young families.

“It’s not expensive. We have new things opening up. High-rise apartments. A lot of beautiful things,” says local business owner Dainzie Costello.

Other locations on Money Magazine’s list include Sag Habor, New York; Long Beach, California; Glen Arbor, Michigan; the Outer Banks in North Carolina and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. The No. 1 location is Pompano Beach, Florida.

  • New Jersey SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Aftermath of bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

    Aftermath of bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

    A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.
    A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

    A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble.

    A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble.

  • Photos: Flooding around New Jersey

    Photos: Flooding around New Jersey

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:09 AM EDT2018-08-14 09:09:38 GMT
    Over 100 evacuated following flooding in Brick TownshipOver 100 evacuated following flooding in Brick Township

    Pictures of flooding around New Jersey

    Pictures of flooding around New Jersey

  • Guide: Where to find food trucks in New Jersey

    Guide: Where to find food trucks in New Jersey

    Food Truck Friday: Callahan'sFood Truck Friday: Callahan's

    Craving something savory or sweet? It doesn't really matter when it comes to food trucks, where you can have it all -- you just have to know where to find them! Here is a list of food trucks and where you could find them in New Jersey.

    Craving something savory or sweet? It doesn't really matter when it comes to food trucks, where you can have it all -- you just have to know where to find them! Here is a list of food trucks and where you could find them in New Jersey.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."