Asbury Park, New Jersey: Seaside Entertainment Destination
Tourism has always been vital here. Ever since the late 1800s, visitors have flocked to Asbury Park to enjoy the seaside, music, and live entertainment; at its peak, in the mid-20th century, some 600,000 visitors strolled its beaches and boardwalk every summer. Today it's still a popular seasonal getaway, and its most famous native son, Bruce Springsteen, still plays at the Stone Pony, the bar off the boardwalk where he launched his career.
Shown: The revitalized downtown’s shops and restaurants extend their evening hours at the monthly First Saturday event.