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Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

Teaneck, NJ
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Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

My wife and I are thinking of going to Asbury Park arriving Sunday, Sep 8 for two nights. From my research it seems staying in Ocean Grove might have more accommodations to choose from.

1. If we stay in Ocean Grove how hard is it to park in Asbury Park?

2. Any hotel recommendations? No particularly interested in B&Bs though we would consider them and are looking at Airbnb too

Edited: 27 August 2018, 05:19
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1. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

Hi LivesInNewJersey!

I am pretty sure that you will have little to no trouble parking in Asbury Park in September.

Last year after one of our Cape May excursions in September, we decided to spend the afternoon in Asbury Park.

Found metered parking right at the boardwalk.

Walked the boardwalk, did photo ops (lol!) @the Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, Madame Marie's

It was mid week, very, very quiet. Some boardwalk shops open, but quite a few closed.

Loch Arbour, New...
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2. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

It's easy to find street parking in AP Just be aware that most of the streets in the tourist area have metered paid parking.There are paid parking lots near the beach area. But if you stay in OG where parking is free it is an easy walk along the boardwalk to AP.

Loch Arbour, New...
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3. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

As far as lodging....Ocean Grove is manly Inns and B&Bs. There are a number of chain hotels in Neptune, Tinton Falls,and other nearby areas. Asbury park has a new hotel, The Asbury which you should look into.

Teaneck, NJ
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4. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

Thanks everyone.. My only objection to B&Bs is that we like a king bed and good air conditioning and in my very limited experience with them, neither is a given

Loch Arbour, New...
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5. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

That is the weekend of the Oysterfest so parking might be an issue.

Teaneck, NJ
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6. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

I wish I liked Oysters!

Teaneck, NJ
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7. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

Just want to let you all know that we ended up staying in Ocean Grove (got back today) and that was an excellent suggestion as that is much more homey and quaint that Asbury Park. In spite of the truly lousy weather (rain constant, cold and windy) we had a very nice time. Ate at some good restaurants, heard some good music, saw a good movie. It was too rainy to walk to AP from OG but it all worked out well. No trouble parking anywhere

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8. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

Thanks for reporting back LivesInNewJersey.

Even though the weather didn't cooperate, glad you still were able to have a great time!

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9. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

LivesInNewJersey,

Great to let us know where you ended up staying... Major fan of Monmouth County & OG especially off season.

Kesh_grammy

Loch Arbour, New...
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10. Re: Lodging & parking in Asbury Park/Ocean Grove?

So glad that you had a good weekend even with the rain and wind. Ocean Grove is gem!

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