Luke and I celebrated our first anniversary by taking a relaxing trip to the Jersey Shore. After seeking recommendations from friends and websites, we selected Asbury Park for our destination. Asbury Park has a famous musical history (every great band of the 60s played here, and Boss fans will appreciate his contributions in the 80s), along with a lovely beachfront. The entire area is connected by boardwalks and Victorian homes.
After a spicy dinner at Cubacán on Friday night, we woke up Saturday ready for a day of beach activities. The water was pretty chilly, but we still found ways to have fun at the ocean! Including:
After a great day in the sunshine, we returned to our bed and breakfast to find a lovely snack tray waiting for us!
The Asbury Ocean Beach Inn was just perfect for our getaway – close to the boardwalk, yummy food, comfy bed, and charming hosts. I highly recommend it if you are in the area.
That evening, full from our snacks and ready to curl up, we picnicked in our room on deli sandwiches, chips, and bubbles.
Sunday was lazily spent sleeping in, followed by an amazing goat cheese, herb, and onion frittata at the b’n’b. We slowly made our way home, meandering along the coastal towns and stopping to feel the sand between our toes a few more times before crossing the bridge back to the city.
New Jersey – you served as the perfect oasis for us. I like you, a lot.