Winter is upon us, prompting many of us to look for a wintery escape. The good news is, the perfect getaway lies right outside the city: Asbury Park. At just a little over an hour’s journey out of the city, the boardwalk, cozy cocktail lounges, and an endless array of things to do are within reach.
The continuing evolution of Asbury Park has transformed the Boss’s old stomping grounds into a bustling boardwalk and the perfect destination for a fun and relaxing weekend at the Shore. And right now, you can win a chance to experience it for free. For 3 nights, you could win the chance to stay at the newly opened Asbury Park Hotel. Vibing “Asbury Park’s Victorian-era history, rock-n-roll present, and shiny future into a new kind of social hub”, the Hotel’s incredible Park Suite overlooks the ocean, with views of the whole Park – the ideal spot to watch an incredible sunset.
Walk along Cookman Avenue for brunch at Toast (the Nutella French toast is a must try), and browse the galleries, shops and antique stores nearby. For dinner, Talula’s is a local favorite, followed by drinks and live music at Festhalle & Biergarten. If music is your thing, you can’t beat a show at the iconic Stone Pony, where everyone from Springsteen to The Ramones have played.
Asbury Park Hotel hosts weekly parties and events, like Soundbooth; an open mic night where guests can sign up to play. Sunday night trivia is a perfect hang for dates or groups, awarding two lucky winners with a grand prize, and you can dance all night in your holiday worst at the Ugly Sweater Dance Party on December 17th. Photography lovers won’t want to miss Danny Clinch’s photography exhibit – featuring legendary images of Johnny Cash, BB King, and Tupac, to name a few.
Asbury Park is calling this winter. Enter here for your chance to win, and take Thunder Road to where the city meets the sand.