James Brubaker in Travel, Hospitality and Tourism, Travel Agents Owner • Stunning Vacation Rental Homes Oct 29, 2020 · 2 min read · +300

Are You Looking for Things To Do in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA?

Are You Looking for Things To Do in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA?

Are you looking for things to do in Asbury Park? 

Well then this is the Asbury Park guide for you. We start with the Top 10 Things To Do in Asbury. Check off as many of these recommendations as you can squeeze into your visit. 

Our next list of suggestions is organized by neighborhood, so you can group together activities based on where you are or where you plan to be. 

We cover all the Asbury Park attractions including the fun things to do in Asbury Park and the cool things to do in Asbury Park. We give you Asbury Park: Things to do your way on your schedule. You can make it action packed or slow & relaxed. It's your call. Have fun, relax, enjoy and indulge. 


Here is a teaser of our Top 10 List:

What Are the Top 10 Things To Do in Asbury Park?

1. Take a Selfie with Tillie

1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Tillie is the most prominent hand-painted mural in Asbury Park. He is truly one of the major Asbury Park attractions.

The original Tillie in Asbury Park dates back to the 1950's and was featured on the outside of the Palace Amusements building in two locations. 

That building was demolished in 2004 but one of those two original Tillies was saved and is in storage waiting for a time when it will be restored.

Many replica Tillies are happily grinning on display throughout Asbury Park. The most prominent replica is on the outside of the Wonder Bar at 1213 Ocean Avenue. 

That's an ideal place to take a Selfie with Tillie. 

You will also find Tillie incorporated into many objects available for sale throughout this City by the Sea. 

Tillie posters, Tillie framed prints, Tillie T-shirts, Tillie buttons, Tillie cufflinks, Tillie clothing patches, Tillie stickers, Tillie earrings, Tillie coasters, etc. 

2. Enjoy the Bonfire on the Beach

Asbury Park Beachfront, May - September 

During the warmer months, Asbury Park gets its California on and permits bonfires on the beach. 

Or, more accurately, Asbury Park permits one professionally-managed, group bonfire per week. Sitting around this bonfire is one of the cool things to do in Asbury Park.

May & June bonfires on Fridays at 7PM. 

July & August bonfires on Wednesdays at 8PM. 

September bonfires on Fridays at 7PM. 

The staff in charge knows their stuff. They build a big fire that is impressive, cranks out the heat and draws a fun crowd. 

Bring beach chairs and beach blankets. 

The exact location on the beachfront shifts every week throughout the season. 

Show up on the right day at the right time and you will have no trouble spotting it. 

Go! This is great fun. 

3. Watch the Sunrise on the Beach

Beachfront in Asbury Park, Ocean Grove or Bradley Beach, Ten Minutes Before Sunrise

Being on the East Coast, the sun does not set over the ocean in Asbury Park. But, boy, oh boy, does the sun rise over the ocean in Asbury Park, Ocean Grove & Bradley Beach. It's spectacular.

A fun mix of tourists and locals gathers to welcome the sun, enjoy the spectacle of colors and feed the seagulls. Watching the Sunrise on the beach is one of the best things to do in Asbury Park today, tomorrow or any day the forecast looks good.

Wear layers, bring sun glasses and pack some food for the birds.

To see all of our fun & unauthorized recommendations of the Best Things To Do in Asbury Park, download our free Asbury Park Travel Guide: