There’s no doubt the Jersey Shore has some amazing beaches and Thrillist recently named two of the Garden State’s finest stretches of sand among their “25 Best Beach Cities in America.”
Asbury Park and Cape May were singled out by the lifestyle site for being among the top spots in the US to enjoy the sun and surf.
The boardwalk-lined town of Asbury Park was viewed as a “pretty dilapidated and sad relic of a bygone era,” only a decade ago, but according to Thrillst is now “one of the cooler jaunts you can take down the Jersey Shore.”
Be sure to check out The Stone Pony — or more popularly known as the place where Bruce Springsteen met the love his life Patti Scialfa — or take in the mouth-watering culinary delights like mini-hoagies at Hoagitos and Korean tacos at MOGO.
If historical charm is more your scene, Cape May’s more than 600 colorful Victorian-era houses are sure to delight. As the only national historic landmark on the list, Cape May offers a quieter pace than most other points along the shore.
Don’t miss the nightly flag-lowering ceremony at Sunset Beach and be sure to tour the Cape May Point lighthouse on your trip to the Garden State’s southernmost beach town! Throw your bikini diet out the window with a stop at Hot Dog Tommy’s, which serves up some of the most creative frankfurters around — including one topped with mashed potatoes and Buffalo sauce!