Destination: Asbury Park
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Step onto Asbury Park’s boardwalk and you discover a historic destination undergoing a grand revival. Right beside the traditional boardwalk offerings—corn, pizza, ice cream—newly-opened restaurants, boutiques, food trucks, and artisanal markets stand side by side. The Stone Pony, a historic ‘70s-era music club known for launching the careers of many notable American musicians, looms overhead.
As small businesses open up shop in the coastal city at a rapid rate, visitors from both across the state and New York City are flocking to the hip boardwalk boutiques and elegant restaurants on Cookman Avenue week in and week out.
The city is not only on the rise as a hub for new business—but also as a destination for Uber riders. In August alone, more than 11,000 trips ended or began in Asbury Park, a record high for the city.
More than 75% of these trips originated outside the city, with riders from across New Jersey increasingly being picked up or dropped off at Asbury Park’s local businesses.
In a city known for its open-minded community of artists and entrepreneurs, building a strong local economy is a priority for all residents. We’re proud to help support Asbury Park’s small businesses by offering a reliable transportation option. In August, the average wait time for an uberX pickup in Asbury Park was less than 3 minutes. This kind of reliability makes it easier than ever for people to visit the front doors of restaurants, bars, shops, and bakeries.
From the shops and restaurants on Cookman Avenue, to the markets on the boardwalk, here are our must-sees on a quick jaunt to Asbury Park.
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