Fodor’s has revived its Fodor’s Travel GO List of Destinations to Visit in 2022 after taking a pause last year and Asbury Park made the list.
Asbury Park is one of just 49 total destinations — and one of only nine places in the Northeast — that make up this year’s Go List.
Fodor’s said the lively seaside city has a vibrant music scene with the Stone Pony, The Saint, and the Wonder Bar, which also features the dog-oriented Yappy Hour. It also noted its boardwalk coated with creative, colorful murals thanks to the Wooden Walls Project and a thriving gay community with many LGBTQIA+-owned businesses. The Paradise nightclub along Ocean Avenue features drag shows and dancing. If you’d rather be at the beach there are several to choose from
Fodors also said bands and vendors come together three times a year at the Punk Rock Flea Market.